February 23, 2012 RSS feed / General Stories

Deputy hauls man from burning car in nick of time  Free Access 

4 a.m. accident could have been deadly

Deputy Sheriff Keith Blessing turned out to be a blessing for a Southeast man early Sunday when the intoxicated motorist became trapped in his burning car after it overturned on Milltown Road in Southeast. More...

2011 Safest Year in N.Y. Hunting History

John Bodor treats every firearm as it were loaded.  The retired educator and big game hunter from Patterson expressed delight last week after the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation reported that 2011 was the safest year on r More...

Gun Wielding Road Rage Incident Leads To Arrest

A Carmel man involved in a road rage incident in Southeast is facing charges of menacing for allegedly threatening another motorist with a handgun.  The bizarre case took place last Thursday evening around 8:45 p.m. More...

Mom Charged With Leaving Tot, 2, in Car While Shopping

A Brewster woman is facing multiple charges for allegedly leaving her 2-year-old daughter locked in the family car while she and her girlfriend went shopping for President’s Day bargains.  More...

Young Driver Rolls Car, Lucky To Survive

An 18-year-old Mahopac youth is lucky to be alive, police said, following a single-car rollover crash on Washington Road in Mahopac.  More...

Businessman Victimized By Internet Hacking

Thierry Danvin received the first phone call around 8 a.m.  More...

Putnam Lake blaze causes heavy damage to home  Free Access 

Chief: Second fire in 20 years at same site

Putnam Lake Fire Chief James Gagliardo couldn't believe his eyes when arriving on the scene of a house fire Sunday afternoon. The same home on Ottawa Road had burned 20 years ago. More...

Countywide Discount Prescription Plan Underway

Many residents of Putnam County will soon be eligible to receive discount prescriptions thanks to the Pro-Act Discount Prescription Drug Card Program.  Last Thursday, the Putnam Legislature’s Health Committee heard from Erison Rodriguez, d More...

Calamity Averted at Vista on the Lake

Carmel’s new Assistant Fire Chief Dave DiRienzo pulled up to the scene of an alarm last week at Vista-on-the-Lake and observed smoke.  The chief requested an immediate response from his department and summoned mutual aid from the Croton Fa More...

Connecticut Woman Dies Following Southeast Crash

A 70-year-old Connecticut woman has died from injuries received in a twovehicle crash in Southeast.  The Putnam Sheriff’s Department identified the victim last Friday evening as Kathleen Dugan of New Milford.  More...

Bank Assists with Rebuilding Haiti

One Small House, a Brewster-based organization that will be doing its part in rebuilding earthquake-ravaged Haiti next month, has received the shotinthe-arm it needed.  The Chase Bank donated $25,000 to the organization last week at the bank&rsq More...

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