August 2, 2012 RSS feed / General Stories

Storms Rumble in Putnam

Mother Nature rumbled through Putnam County with a vengeance Thursday evening turning day to night in a matter of minutes.  Cloud to ground lightning, torrential rains and gale force winds uprooted trees in Carmel, Mahopac, Kent, Southeast and P More...

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97 Years Ago August 6, 1915

CARMEL HOME DAY CELEBRATION   Village Improvement Society to Have Charge of Big Carnival  Here on Labor Day. Two Ball Games, Athletic Events, Civic and   More...

Morningthorp Bridge to Gain New Life

The Morningthorp Bridge—a wooden span connecting Route 22 to Railroad Avenue in Southeast has been closed since 2008 due to structural flaws.  Estimates for repair and replacement have exceeded $4 million.  The bridge and the area aro More...

Nurse Linda Baker Named Case Manager of the Year

Nurse Linda Baker has been caring for high-risk mothers for years.  The 30-year career practitioner who resides in Patterson was recognized recently as the Hudson Valley’s 2012 Case Manager of the Year by the Case Management Society of Ame More...

Hustises and Dugans to be Honored at Putnam History Museum Gala

The Putnam History Museum has announced its selections for two prestigious annual awards to be presented on Saturday, October 13th, at the Museum’s annual Gala Dinner honoring families and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to More...

Mahopac crash leads to felony DWI arrest

A single car crash on Croton Falls Road in Mahopac early Friday led to the arrest of a Patterson man on felony charges of drunken driving.  Carmel Police arrested Ian Daniel, 23, following the 2 a.m. More...

Putnam Enjoys Low Unemployment Rate

County Exec Stresses Economic Development & Jobs

Putnam County has done it again by recording the lowest rate of unemployment in all of New York State.  The New York State Labor Department reported last week Putnam’s rate of unemployment for June was 7 percent, up from 6.8 percent in May More...

Putnam Lake Family Displaced by Basement Fire

An accidental flick of a switch on an electric stove resulted in a fire last week that displaced a Putnam Lake family until repairs on their home can be made.  More...

Scores Flock to Brewster FD Parade

What a parade!  Fire companies and marching bands from throughout Putnam, Westchester, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Nassau and Fairfield counties converged on Brewster last Wednesday night for the Brewster Fire Department’s annual inspectio More...

Putnam Hospital Center’s Medical Staff Adds Two

The Board of Directors of Putnam Hospital Center recently approved the appointment of two new members to the Carmel hospital’s medical staff—gastroenterologist Georgia Close, MD, and emergency medicine physician assistant Michael Schajer, More...

Weight Loss Surgery Seminars Are Set for August

In August, free informational weight loss seminars will be held at Putnam Hospital Center in the Michael T. Weber Conference Rooms on Tuesday, August 14 and 28 at 4:30 pm.   These free seminars are moderated by weight loss surgeons Dr. More...

Carmel Burglary Leads to Arrests

Two men face felony charges of burglary for allegedly breaking into a friend’s apartment in downtown Carmel and stealing a laptop computer and X-Box game systems.  Carmel Police reported the arrests last week of Anthony Ortiz, 22, of Carme More...

Defensive Driving Course Offered in Mahopac

The Defensive Driving Insurance Reduction Program is a six-hour course consisting of a series of films and discussions about driving attitudes and behaviors. More...

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