December 1, 2011 RSS feed / General Stories

Motorist Accused of Driving at 105 mph with 6 Year Old

A Danbury man has a lot of explaining to do when appearing in Southeast Town Court later this month after being arrested for operating his vehicle at what police described as “Mach speed” with his 6-year-old son in the car.  The Putn More...

Sales Tax Revenue Continues to Rise

Putnam’s sales tax revenue continues its upward climb.  Commissioner of Finance William Carlin told Monday’s meeting of the Legislature’s Audit and Administration Committee in October shoppers generated $3,644,412 in sales tax More...

Local Officer Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel

A highly decorated member of the U.S. More...

Putnam's Teen Alcohol, Drug Use Down

Apparently teenagers really do listen, at least that’s what the latest Putnam County Communities that Care Coalition statistics seem to be showing. More...

DWI Holiday Bonanza for State Police on Local Roadways

Troop K Major Michael Kopy called it a holiday bonanza when State Police from Brewster, Somers, East Fishkill, Stormville, and Cortlandt arrested 12 intoxicated motorists in Putnam over Thanksgiving weekend.  More...

Putnam Records Low Unemployment

Putnam County has one of the lowest rates of unemployment in New York State.  The New York State Labor Department reported Monday Putnam’s rate of unemployment for October at 6.1 percent, or the fourth lowest rate statewide The scale was t More...

Woman Arrested in Kohl’s Jewelry Theft

A Dutchess County woman faces a state prison term for allegedly stealing jewelry from the Kohl’s Store in Southeast and pawning stolen gems in Carmel.  The Putnam Sheriff’s Department arrested Kelly Untied, 24, of East Fishkill on Th More...

Mahopac Falls Man Charged with Burglary

A Mahopac Falls man is facing a felony charge of burglary as well as criminal mischief for allegedly breaking into an acquaintance’s Yorktown home and cutting copper pipes before stealing them.  Yorktown Police arrested Norberto Ortega, 48 More...

Troopers Get Tough on Driving

Ninety percent of all motor vehicle fatalities across New York State this year involved occupants of passenger vehicles when a truck was involved.  In an attempt to reduce the carnage, State Police last week kicked off a year-long initiative to More...

Humane Society to Be Fully Funded, Legislature Says

Rumors running rampant throughout Putnam County that members of the county legislature had removed funding from the Putnam Humane Society for 2012 were termed “vicious and untrue” by lawmakers.  Michele Dugan, president of the Humane More...

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‘God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.’ James M. Barrie