November 22, 2012 RSS feed / General Stories

Legislature Lauds Revitalization Group

Members of the Carmel-Mahopac Revitalization-Restoration group, a nonprofit organization credited for creating a public-private partnership resulting in a variety of infrastructure improvements in both downtown Mahopac and Carmel, were lauded by the More...

Bicyclist Found Dead on Putnam Bike Trail

A Bronx man was found dead on the Putnam Bike Trail in Carmel late Saturday afternoon, and foul play was initially suspected. More...

Kent Library Provides Warm Haven for Powerless Putnamites

The Kent Library proved to be a warm haven for dozens of Putnam residents affected by the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy when power was interrupted for thousands. More...

Tempers Flare Over Generator Usage

Tempers reached the boiling point following the ravages of Hurricane Sandy when a Mahopac man allegedly entered an apartment without the tenant’s permission, demanding strict use of a portable generator. More...

Sebastian Savino Returns Home for His Directorial Debut

Lights--cameras--action! Sebastian Savino, a graduate of Carmel High School, will be returning to his hometown in early December with a crew of 20, to film a motion picture in conjunction with his college studies. More...

Senior Citizens Enjoy Turkey Dinner

Dozens of senior citizens enjoyed a delicious home cooked turkey dinner last Thursday courtesy of the Carmel School District. More...

Medication Take Back Day is Great Success

Thousands of unwanted medications have been safely disposed of thanks to the efforts of a small army of volunteers who participated in Saturday’s Medication Take Back Day at Putnam Hospital Center. More...

New England Christmas Celebration Planned for Mahopac

The Union Valley Cemetery Association’s New England Christmas celebration will turn back the clock this year when Renee Ganong Nelsen, a direct descendant of our founding fathers, will make an appearance. More...

Mortgage Tax Receipts Climb

Mortgage tax receipts continue their slow upward climb. The receipts are an indicator of economic activity and following a dismal report issued last fall, Putnam’s mortgage tax revenue increased slightly during the past six months. More...

Troopers Save Putnam Man from Bridge Jump

Three state troopers are being credited with saving the life of a Putnam County man who attempted to jump from the Tappan Zee Bridge early Tuesday. More...

Car Backs into Home, Bursts into Flames

A Mahopac couple had the fright of their lives Friday night when an SUV rolled down an incline and backed into their home before bursting into flames. More...

CAP Benefits from JFK Family’s Generosity

Dozens of families will be enjoying a traditional Thanksgiving dinner Thursday thanks to the generosity of students and staff at the John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Brewster. More...

Drew Church in Carmel is Disaster Relief Collection Site

Putnam residents who want to assist the victims of Hurricane Sandy have a place to drop off needed items thanks to the Drew United Methodist Church in Carmel. More...

Generator Theft Leads to Mahopac Man’s Arrest

Felony charges have been lodged against a Mahopac man for his alleged theft of a generator in the days following Hurricane Sandy that knocked out cable television, internet and phone service to hundreds of Comcast customers in the Mahopac area. More...

Visiting Nurse Services Called Unsung Heroes

When the chips were down earlier this month following the devastation and destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy and a freak October snowstorm resulting in blocked roads and inaccessible highways, staff of the Visiting Nurse Services of Putnam-Westche More...

New Legislators Celebrate Restaurant Week

Putnam Director of Tourism Libby Pataki has encouraged residents to get out and patronize their local restaurants. More...

Mahopac High School Vocalist, Harpist Earn All-State Status

Jessica Cerasoli and Elizabeth Ojeda will be traveling to Rochester next weekend where the two Mahopac High School students will perform with the crème de la crème of musicians from around the state at the New York Music Association’s annual fe More...

Kids Raise $500 for Childhood Cancer Research

When Ty Louis Campbell lost his valiant fight against cancer last month the Pawling boy’s story moved people of all ages and from all walks of life to take action against the dreaded disease. More...

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