May 19, 2011 RSS feed / General Stories

Men Charged in Lakeland High School Damage

Two young men from Mahopac are facing charges of criminal mischief for allegedly causing more than $2,500 in damages by driving a 20 year old Volvo onto the athletic fields at Lakeland High School in Shrub Oak. More...

State Cuts Will Hit County Youth Programs Hard

The news was not good: Commissioner of Social Services and Mental Health Michael Piazza joined Putnam’s Youth Director Joseph DeMarzo and the county’s Director of Probation Gene Funicelli last week at a meeting of the Putnam Legislature&r More...

Reaction to Leibell’s Sentencing is Mix of Sadness and Justice Served

Putnam residents reacted with sadness, not joy, over former state senator Vincent Leibell’s 21-month sentence last Friday in U.S. District Court. More...

Town Board, Residents Discuss Clean Water Mandate

The Carmel Town Board and residents expressed their concerns at a recent public hearing on a mandate by the state to require that local towns report septic issues to the Putnam County Health Department, which would enforce penalties on the homeowners More...

Williams Sentenced to Time Served and 5 Years Probation

Former Patterson Highway Superintendent Charles Williams accepted responsibility for his actions last Friday in Putnam County Court and was sentenced to time served plus five years probation by Acting State Supreme Court Justice Albert Lorenzo of the More...

Battle Brewing Over Assessments in Southeast

A battle is brewing in greater Brewster between Southeast Supervisor Michael Rights and the town’s assessor, Laurie Bell. More...

Lead Poisoning is a Danger to Every Baby and Child

More than 4,000 children in New York State are diagnosed with lead poisoning each year. Eleven cases have been identified in Putnam County this year as compared to 41 cases in 2010. More...

Ball, Bloomberg Stand Together on National Security

‘Cuts will gut core programs, burden local agencies’

State Senator Greg Ball has introduced several pieces of critically important legislation to protect the state’s vulnerability from terrorism. More...

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