November 15, 2012 RSS feed / General Stories

Republican Success in Putnam Attributed to Known Candidates

Putnam County Republicans swept to victory on Election Day despite an increasing number of registered Democrats.  The Board of Elections reported last week that 21,670 residents were registered as Republicans while 17,752 were enrolled as Democr More...

Motorist Charged with DWI After Fleeing Scene of Crash

A Mahopac man is facing a host of charges after allegedly fleeing the scene of a one car crash in Mahopac Falls.  Carmel Police reported the arrest last Thursday of Luke Rathschmidt, 26, in connection with the incident.  More...

106 Carmel Students Honored for Language Expertise

The Casey Hall at Carmel High School was filled to capacity last Thursday when 106 students were inducted into three honor societies stressing excellence in the study of foreign language.  In order to be considered for acceptance, students need More...

Veterans Welcomed to C.V. Starr Intermediate School

Students at the C.V. Starr Intermediate School in Brewster now have a better understanding of Veterans Day and the role veterans have played in American history thanks to a special program that took place at the school last Friday.   More...

Richard Saunders to be Honored

The Putnam History Museum will hold its 54th Annual Candlelight Thanksgiving Service at 5 p.m. this Sunday at the Chapel of Our Lady Restoration. The service is open to the public.  Putnam History Museum   More...

Veterans Day Ceremonies Salute America’s Heroes

America is the greatest country on earth and Americans are free for six basic reasons: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and the Merchant Marines.  Former New York State VFW Commander Karl Rohde, who currently serves as Putnam’s More...

‘Medication Take Back Day’ is Saturday

Medication Take Back Day has been rescheduled for Saturday.  The event that is sponsored annually by the Communities that Care Coalition in conjunction with the Putnam Health Department and Sheriff’s Department had been postponed following More...

Rabies Vaccination Clinic Takes Place on Saturday

Time to get Fido and Tabby vaccinated against the deadly rabies virus.  On Saturday, the Putnam Health Department is sponsoring a free rabies vaccination clinic at the Brook Farm Veterinary Center in Patterson.  More...

Two Kent Residents Facing DWI Charges

Two Kent residents convicted of driving while intoxicated last year now face felony DWI charges following their recent arrests by Kent Police.  Chief Alex DiVernieri reported the arrests last week of Sharon Flichko, 43, and Robert Fulling, 23 af More...

Vehicle Larcenies Plague Mahopac

Carmel Police are investigating a large number of larcenies from vehicles during the night time hours in the greater Mahopac area.  Police Chief Michael Johnson reported last Friday that thieves were targeting residential neighborhoods and were More...

Sheriff’s Dept., Mike DiMattina Recognized

Putnam Family and Community Services’ 15th anniversary gala was truly special.  More than 200 guests attended the event at The Garrison Friday evening when members of the Sheriff’s Department and Mike DiMattina, a man who has recover More...

Mahopac Students Mentored by County Employees

Students enrolled in the Mahopac High School New Directions Program got a day off from school in order to report for work.  The young men and women learned about a variety of jobs and the skills needed to be a success in the workforce from a gro More...

Mahopac Vets Travel to Missouri for Veterans Day

A year ago when a tornado ravaged Missouri, members of the Mahopac American Legion sprang into action and collected a truck load of supplies and cash that was driven to Joplin.  The Putnam residents were treated like heroes and the Missouri-Maho More...

Pawling Man Arrested for Kent Cliffs Burglary

A Pawling man is facing a lengthy state prison term for allegedly breaking into a Kent Cliffs residence and stealing a variety of items belonging to the homeowner.  Kent Police reported the arrest last week of Colin Clokey, 22, in connection wit More...

Preparation for Holiday on the Lake Underway

With Thanksgiving one week away, plans for Carmel’s annual Holiday on the Lake celebration are taking shape.  The event is sponsored each year by the Hamlet of Carmel Civic Association, and group president Frank Chianca forecast this year& More...

Brewster High School Salutes Veterans

The Brewster High School Performing Arts Center was a site to behold when the school family joined community members by saluting America’s veterans.  A Salute to Veterans attracted more than 750 men, women and children to the school’ More...

Brewster High Band on Today Show

Add another notch on the belts of members of the Brewster High School Marching Band.  The green and white has participated in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Philadelphia St. More...

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