February 16, 2012 RSS feed / General Stories

New home being found for sex offender  Free Access 

Carmel location near schoolchildren had town in uproar

A Level 3 sex offender who relocated to Carmel a week ago is on his way to a new residence after a furor was created due to the proximity of the convict’s location to a nursery school and day care center. More...

Mohegan Lake Man Charged in Fraud at Businesses

A man who police say has an extensive criminal record is facing felony charges of scheming to defraud businesses in the Lake Carmel area.  Kent Police arrested Scott Day, 43, of Mohegan Lake last Thursday after police received numerous calls in More...

Level 3 Sex Offender Moves to Carmel

A Level 3 sex offender has relocated to Carmel, and community opposition has mobilized.  Carmel Police reported last Friday that Lance Smith, 45, had moved into an apartment on 25 Seminary Hill Road in the vicinity of Church Street, two blocks f More...

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Woman Jailed for Identity Theft   More...

Illnesses Plague Eastern Putnam

Cases of influenza may be down this winter, however, a variety of other ailments are causing concern and consternation among health officials and area schools.  Increases of a stomach and intestinal illness that Putnam health officials say appea More...

Hill-Agor Farm Road Causes Dissention

The Hill-Agor Farm in Mahopac Falls connects Putnam’s proud history to the 21st century, but a safe roadway to provide easy access to ballfields consumed a legislative discussion Monday evening.  The farm, originally 245 acres, was purchas More...

The Case of the Too-Tight Handcuffs

It’s unusual for inmates being transported from the Putnam Correctional Facility for court appearances to be handcuffed by corrections officers.  More...

Jury’s Out On Proposed Minimum Wage Hike

A call to increase New York State’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.50 an hour is getting mixed reviews this week in Putnam County.  State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and State Senator Adriano Espaillat have proposed the additional $1.25 More...

Legislature Approves County Redistricting

While much focus has been placed on redrawing district lines for state and federal lawmakers, Putnam legislators have redistricted with much less fanfare.  More...

Sleep-Inducing Brownies Pose Health Concern

Putnam health officials are worried about the sale of so-called “relaxation brownies” laced with the sleep aid melatonin.  More...

Pegasus Registration Underway

With alcohol and substance abuse cases on the increase throughout the region, Putnam officials have called on the public to avail themselves of the county’s free Pegasus Program to learn coping techniques.  Pegasus provides education and s More...

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