March 10, 2011 RSS feed / General Stories

Oppenheimer to Run For Supervisor

Just nine months before the November election, residents are still coming out of the hills and valleys to run for Carmel town government. More...

Carmel Meetings

Thurs, March 10Town Board, 7:30pmWed, March 16Public Hearing, 7pm More...

Residents Warned About Police Fund Scam

Law enforcement authorities have warned the public to beware of scam artists trying to cash in on last month’s shooting of Carmel native and Poughkeepsie Police Detective John Falcone. More...

Putnam Settles Nelson Case For $125,000

A dog breeder from Kent has settled a lawsuit against the county for $125,000. More...

Kent Meetings

NO Planning Board Meeting for March More...

Gambling Service Cuts Worry Officials

Problem gamblers in need of help may soon have nowhere to turn if Governor Cuomo’s executive budget is enacted next month. More...

DWI Arrests Continue To Escalate

Putnam County’s DWI incidence continued to escalate in recent days, with a new round of drunks removed from area highways by state, county, and town police. More...

Elections Commissioners Dismayed Over Charter Amendment

Putnam’s two Elections Commissioners, Robert Bennett and Anthony Scannapieco, have been serving in that capacity for a combined total of more than 55 years. More...

Legislature Approves Eldridge Appointments

The Putnam Legislature has made a number of appointments and confirmations. More...

Carmel Town Board Names Two to New Positions

The Carmel Town Board voted to add two new employees to the town at its meeting last Wednesday night at Carmel Town Hall. Gregory P. More...

Weight Loss Surgery Seminar

Have you tried all kinds of diets only to have each one fail? If so, weight loss surgery may be the best option for you. More...

Lighter Fluid Spill Leads to Mahopac Falls House Fire

A man’s need for a nicotine fix at 5 in the morning had catastrophic results when the 20-year-old accidentally spilled some lighter fluid on his mattress and ignited it when he tested the cigarette lighter moments later. More...

Local Man Jailed for Contempt

A Kent man is facing a four-year state prison term following his arrest on felony charges of contempt of court. Yorktown Police arrested Nicholas DiMargo, 21, last Thursday after he voluntarily appeared at police headquarters. More...

Smokeless Tobacco Use by Teens Rises

Putnam teens are smoking less but their use of chewing tobacco or snuff is a growing concern for county officials. More...

Legislature in Deadlock Over Highway Commissioner’s Qualifications

The $64,000 question being asked in county governmental circles these days centers around the qualifications of a new commissioner of highways and facilities: Should the individual be a professional engineer? More...

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