April 12, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

New Putnam Tourism site unveiled  Free Access 

Aims to boost info and value to visitors

Putnam's new Director of Tourism Libby Pataki believes that "Putnam County deserves the best." Then she said, "Let's make it happen!" to an audience of some 50 national, state, county and town officials Wednesday at the county's E More...

Police: Drug Overdose in Student’s Death?

Students, family mourn Carmel junior

Family and friends are mourning the passing of Michael Kastle of Lake Carmel this week, who died Sunday from a suspected drug overdose. More...

Easter Egg Hunt Enjoyed By All Ages

Children of all ages enjoyed an Easter egg hunt in Patterson last Saturday at the Patterson Baptist Church. First through fourth graders were joined by toddlers accompanied by their parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles for the traditional event. More...

County Landfill Capping Underway

It’s taken nearly 40 years but capping of Putnam’s former county landfill is underway. More...

Politics

State Could Seize Money If Senior Housing Not Built

Odell: Close Down Community Foundation

The state Dormitory Authority, administrator of $1.85 million in grant money to the Putnam Community Foundation, may demand the money’s return. More...

Odell, Others Press Hayworth

Congresswoman meets with local leaders

The economy, jobs, governmental mandates and regulations were on the minds of some two dozen elected officials from Putnam and Northern Westchester last week during a conference with Congresswoman Nan Hayworth. More...

Around the County

Help Feed Your Neighbors

Carmel News

Members of the Carmel Rotary and Shop-Rite of Carmel are asking the public to help fill the truck this weekend. On Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Professional Women of Putnam Honored for Contributions

Carmel News

Women giving of themselves in making Putnam a better place in which to live, work and raise a family, received kudos and recognition from members of the county Legislature. More...

‘Spring into Learning’ Conference Set for May

Carmel News

The Putnam Early Education Partnership, a collaborative group made up of representatives from Putnam County human service agencies and schools, will hosts its first “Spring into Learning” conference on Saturday, May 5, 2012. More...

Sports

Indians Top Wappingers 12-3, After Slow Start

MAHOPAC—Playing in the middle of spring break, it took the Mahopac High boys lacrosse team a full quarter to get going in Wednesday’s game against Wappingers High, but once the second quarter began the Indians (3-0, 1-0) pulled away to pi More...

‘Pac Sweeps Home and Home Series Against North Salem

MAHOPAC—In a season opening home-and-home series against North Salem, the Mahopac High baseball team scored a combined 17 runs in two games. But as good as the offense was, the pitching was even better. More...

Senior-Strong Rams Open Season with Wild Win Over Somers

Mordecai’s two-run double caps 14-13 victory

CARMEL—After a .500 season that ended with a loss to top-seeded Mamaroneck in the sectional playoffs, the Carmel High baseball team is hoping its seniors can lead the way to another league championship, and more than last year’s 11-11 rec More...

Breaking News - 4/17/2012 4:23 PM

Massive manhunt after child thought kidnapped  Free Access 

Woman pushed from car; man flees

 What began as a domestic dispute between a Carmel man and his wife turned ugly Tuesday when Jeffrey Hanlon was accused of pushing his wife out of the family's vehicle as it traveled along Route 202 at Route 100 in Croton Falls. More...

Breaking News - 4/16/2012 5:16 PM

Brewster man recovering after stabbing upstate  Free Access 

Attacked in Herkimer

 A 20-year-old Brewster man is recovering from an 8-inch stab wound to the back after being attacked Sunday night in the upstate city of Herkimer. More...

Two dead, many injured -- ONLY A DRILL  Free Access 

Emergency exercise brings home no-drinking message at prom

 Screaming “victims” of a head-on crash calling for help; the wails of police, fire and ambulance sirens; a medivac helicopter hovering over the surreal scene. More...

Coins, Pins to Commemorate 200th

Odell pins one on Hayworth in unveiling

Newly minted Challenge coins and lapel pins are now available for purchase, allowing all residents of the county to celebrate Putnam’s Bicentennial. More...

Firefighters Avert Disaster in Southeast

Quick response by firefighters Monday afternoon to the Highlands Shopping Plaza in Southeast averted a calamity when a pile of mulch, apparently ignited by a tossed cigarette, started a blaze between DeCicco’s Market and Kohl’s Department More...

Ovation for ‘God Bless America’

Kristen Huttunen put on quite a performance. More...

General Stories

Colleagues Hail Legislature’s Clerk

All good things must come to an end. Chris Marrone, clerk of the Putnam Legislature for the past 17 years, retires Friday after serving county government with years of distinction. More...

Vangor – HatcH

Brian and Cathy Vangor are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Marie Vangor to Travis Martin Hatch, son of Scooter and Jane Hatch, all of Mahopac. More...

Patterson Boy Scouts Tour Gettysburg Battlefield

Members of Patterson Boy Scout Troop 440 enjoyed their week off from school in a special way: By touring Gettysburg. More...

Enterprise

Leaders and Accountability

Putnam Chamber column

When leaders are leading, succeeding, and being perfect role models, all is fine, but what happens when they make mistakes? Are they still leaders? More...

Economic Forum in Carmel to Pitch Grants

Set for April 18

Many of the region’s movers and shakers will be up early next Wednesday by attending a forum at Putnam Hospital Center related to the second round of economic development grants and tax credits available under Governor Andrew Cuomo’s econ More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Geneva F. Gren

Geneva F. Green, age 83, of Danbury, died Saturday, April 7, 2012, at the Danbury Healthcare Center. Mrs. Green was born in Danbury on March 3, 1929, to Ernest and Mabel (McDonald) Erickson. More...

Leon Podkaminer

Leon Podkaminer, 89, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 1, 2012, with his family by his side. He was born in White Plains on November 9, 1922, to Sam and Jennie Podkaminer. More...

David M. Sceri

David M. Scerri, age 53, of Brewster, died April 2, 2012, at his home. Dave was born on May 27, 1958, in New York City to Samuel Scerri and the late Rosemarie (Bezzina) Scerri. More...

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