May 31, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Sales Tax Revenue Falters in Putnam

Sign of slowing economy?

For the first time in a year, Putnam sales tax revenue has failed to exceed the previous year’s tally, a potentially troubling sign of a grim economy. More...

Cops: Deadly Fire Not Suspicious

But exact cause still being studied

Police and fire officials are continuing their investigation into the May 1 blaze in Carmel that killed four members of the Sullivan family. More...

Cause of Mother’s Day Food Poisoning ID’d

Lab results released by the Putnam Health Department show that staphylococcus food poisoning was the cause of the Mother’s Day nightmare at the Chuang Yen Monastery in Kent Cliffs. More...

Putnam Unemployment Second Lowest

Unemployment numbers in Putnam County remain low. More...

Politics

Conk’d Out for Putnam Lawmaker

Legislative Chairwoman Won't Run

In a striking developing for the chairwoman of the county Legislature, Legislator Mary Conklin’s six-year tenure will end on December 31. The Patterson Republican Town Committee endorsed Councilwoman Ginny Nacerino for the District No. More...

Around the County

John Falcone Honored for Courage

Carmel News

John Falcone Sr. couldn’t believe his eyes when President Barack Obama appeared on a large screen at the Putnam Bureau of Emergency Services Training and Operations Center and called his son a hero. More...

Combined Groups Sponsor Historical Presentation

Carmel News

The Carmel Rotary Club, the Town of Carmel Historical Society, and Carmel Town Historian Brian Vangor, in cooperation with Putnam Hospital Center, are sponsoring a presentation by Greg Amato on Monday, June 4th, at 7 p.m. More...

Outstanding Teacher of American History Announced

Carmel News

The Enoch Crosby and Chancellor Livingston Chapters of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution are pleased to announce Gary Petagine, a teacher at Carmel High School, as their candidate for the 2012-2013 DAR Outstanding Teacher of A More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

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CHUANG YEN MONASTERY 2020 Rte 301, Carmel 845-228-4283/4288 baus.org bauscym@aol.com christ episcopal Church Route 311 at Maple Ave., Patterson jangled@aol.com More...

Birth Announcements

New Arrival at Putnam Hospital Birthing Center

Baby Girl Dacey Lynn Tharas was born on May 16, 2012, weighing 6 lbs. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Jerome J. Iorizzo

Jerome J. Iorizzo, 94, a resident of Ludingtonville for 52 years and formerly of Mt. Vernon, died peacefully on May 16, 2012. More...

Marie Teresa (Nuzzi) Meola

Marie Teresa (Nuzzi) Meola, of Brewster, was called to be with the Lord on Saturday May 26, 2012, in Danbury, Ct., at the age of 78. More...

Breaking News - 6/2/2012 8:54 PM

Woman slips in gap between train, platform  Free Access 

Injured, but lucky to be alive

A Mahopac woman is lucky to be alive after slipping through a space between a railroad platform and a moving train at the Southeast Metro North station. The bizarre incident occurred Friday evening before dozens of horrified commuters. Railroad spo More...

Breaking News - 6/6/2012 5:29 PM

Daring escape from Sheriff's Office in Carmel  Free Access 

Two manhunts in one day for Putnam authorities

 A break-in, a manhunt, a capture, an interrogation, an escape, and a second manhunt -- Friday was a day to remember for law enforcement personnel in Putnam County. More...

Memorial Day Observances Draw Big Crowds

Increase in patriotism cited by some

Memorial Day observances drew large crowds this week when young and old alike gathered at monuments, parks and veterans halls to remember those who made the supreme sacrifice. More...

High Finance in Putnam History

Early bank notes helped commerce

Reggie White’s interest in money goes back decades, beginning with coin collecting. More...

Railroad Seeks 500 New Parking Spaces in Southeast

Opposition is mounting to Metro- North’s plan calling for the construction of 500 new parking spaces adjacent to the Southeast railroad station. More...

BOCES Best of the Best

Eight-four young men and women who can bake, weld, build, design, draw, teach, engineer, cook, pave and even analyze pollutants have been inducted into the National Technical Honor Society on the Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES campus in Yorktown. More...

General Stories

Firefighters and EMS Providers Honored for Courage

Dozens of emergency responders from throughout Putnam County were presented with Congressional commendations for their sacrifices, contributions and dedication to public service at the region’s first Initial Responders Recognition ceremony in C More...

Jailed DWI Murder Defendant Gets Reprieve to See Newborn

A Stormville man accused of killing a Bronx woman on Route 22 in a Southeast crash nearly 18 months ago will be permitted to leave the Putnam Correctional Facility for six days after his second child is born. More...

Bear killed in Patterson

A bear cub was struck and killed by a car on Route 22 in Patterson on Memorial Day. The Putnam 9-1-1 Dispatch Center received several calls reporting a bear lying in the middle of the road around 9:30 p.m. Sunday. More...

Enterprise

Can Taxes Be Lowered In Putnam County?

Enterprise, from the Chambers

In any event, someone will always complain about high taxes. But saying something negative about taxes is one thing. Doing something positive to affect taxes is another. What are the factors influencing sales and property tax rates in this county? More...

Sports

Bears Grab First Win Over ‘Town, But Fall to Foxes in OT, 11-9

BREWSTER—This is where the Brewster High girls lacrosse team wanted to be – in the sectional championship game, for the first time ever. More...

Rams Stay Hot with Upset of Defending Baseball Champ RCK

Carmel just one win from AA final

CARMEL—The Carmel High baseball team came into the Class AA tournament on a roll, and the Rams have continued their hot play in the first two rounds of the playoffs – beating No. More...

‘Pac Comes Out on Fire, Takes Down Top Seed Rebels, 8-6 Indians set to defend Class A title

MAHOPAC—After struggling down the stretch of what was a tough regularseason schedule, the Mahopac High boys lacrosse team came out of the gate on fire in last Thursday’s Section 1 Class A semifinal, putting top-seeded Lakeland/ Panas in a More...

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