July 14, 2011 RSS feed / General Stories

Reservoir Capacity Near 100 Percent

Most of us wish to forget the winter of 2010-11, when snowstorm after snowstorm blanketed the region. The unusually stormy winter was followed by an unusually wet spring and early summer. More...

Triploid Carp Approved For Teakettle Spout Lake

Dozens of triploid carp will be calling Teakettle Spout Lake in Mahopac home later this year. The sterile fish that eat their weight in vegetation each day will be used to ease the algae blooms and vegetation growth that is slowly choking the lake. More...

Pair of Motorcycle Crashes Result in Two Men Hospitalized

Two residents of Brewster are hospitalized following motorcycle mishaps in Southeast and Danbury. More...

Vehicle Arson in Southeast Leads to Arrest

A Dutchess County man is facing a 15-year state prison term for allegedly torching his car on Pugsley Road in a secluded section of Southeast after the 2007 Nissan Altima had been reported stolen in New York City. More...

Seminar Focuses on Liquor Sales and DWI

Putnam’s incidence of drunken driving is on the decline. Monday, District Attorney Adam Levy brought the blockbusting news to a merchant education seminar with three dozen people from businesses with active liquor licenses. More...

Teaming Up to Avert Tragedy on Lake Carmel

Thirty lifeguards teamed up with emergency responders from the Lake Carmel and Kent Fire Departments Sunday to avert a calamity. The lifeguards and EMS providers conducted a drill on Lake Carmel that involved the rescue of a missing swimmer. More...

Putnam Moves to Cap County Landfill

Putnam County officials have taken a major step that will lead to the capping of its former landfill in Carmel. More...

Neighborly Dispute Leads to Arrest

Carmel Police Chief Michael Johnson described a fracas as a “neighborly dispute” that escalated with the arrest of the complainant. Last Thursday at 12 midnight, police were summoned to Lake Secor for a report of a domestic disturbance. More...

Two Injured, One Seriously, as Car, Truck Collide in Southeast

An 18-year-old Brewster woman was seriously injured when her car collided with a dump truck on Route 6 in Southeast less than a half-mile from the Connecticut state line. More...

Troopers Crack Down on Speed and Seatbelts

State Police are keeping their promise. Later this month local justice courts will be jammed with motorists cited for speeding and failing to wear seatbelts. More...

Probation Month Proclaimed in Putnam

For many years across Putnam County probation officers have been providing structured guidance and supervision by assisting convicted criminals in maintaining a law-abiding lifestyle. More...

Legislature Approves New Signage Policy

A new countywide signage policy approved unanimously by the Putnam Legislature last week outlines rules and regulations on how long political signs can be displayed on county roads. More...

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Weekly Quotation

“Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.” ~Erma Bombeck