November 29, 2012 RSS feed / General Stories

TheBrewster Standard Covering Southeast & Brewster

New Health Care Center to Open

It’s taken more than 20 years but Putnam County’s first medical center providing quality primary health care and human services at affordable prices for the under-insured and uninsured will be opening before the end of the year in Brewste More...

30 Years of Serving Turkey to Those in Need

The tradition continued—for the 30th consecutive year, George’s Place, a popular restaurant in downtown Carmel opened its doors to provide a homecooked Thanksgiving dinner for 75 area residents who had no place to go for the holidays. More...

Jail Revenue on the Increase in Putnam

A shift in Putnam’s jail population has resulted in an unexpected increase in revenue for county coffers. More...

Operation Christmas Drop-off Underway at Mission Church

The Mission Church in Holmes has been designated as a drop-off center this year for Operation Christmas Child. The project delivers shoe boxes filled with gifts to children in desperate circumstances around the globe. More...

26 Reports of Price Gouging Under Investigation by AG

Twenty-six individual cases of alleged price gouging in Putnam County following Hurricane Sandy are being investigated by the New York State Attorney General’s office. More...

Church Parishioners Aid Sandy Victims on Long Island

In the spirit of the holidays, worshipers at the Mission Church in Holmes traveled to Long Island last weekend and assisted Hurricane Sandy storm ravaged residents with clean-up efforts. More...

Michael Tocidlowski is World Lego Champ

As far back as he can remember, Michael Tocidlowski loved to create objects with Legos. More...

Imagination Station 2 Coming to Kent Schools

Brittany Hyatt remembers the time when Imagination Station was constructed at the Kent Schools Complex in 1990. More...

Mahopac-Carmel Chamber Recognized

The Greater Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce has been recognized for its dedication and support to the town park’s 10th anniversary celebration. More...

News from Mahopac

Rockin’ One Way Raises Funds for Hurricane Sandy Victims

Five young people from Mahopac put on quite a performance and the result was an infusion of needed funds for victims of Hurricane Sandy. More...

Trio Charged with Drug Possession in Mahopac

Three Westchester residents are facing a host of drug related charges following their arrests in Mahopac last week. Carmel Police Officer Stephen Kunze made the arrests while patrolling the Mahopac Village Shopping Center at 2 a.m. More...

Carmel H.S. Dancer Stars in the Nutcracker as Sugar Plum

Jamie Hengel has been dancing since a small child and her maturity and professionalism has landed the Carmel High School sophomore the leading role in the Christmas classic “The Nutcracker” that will be performed this weekend in Dutchess More...

St. James School Children Recreate Turkey Day Parade

The internationally acclaimed Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has taken on new meaning for children enrolled at St. James School in Carmel. More...

Outrage Over Thanksgiving-Eve Auto Zone Construction

A new business under construction in Carmel received a black eye on Thanksgivingeve when contractors decided to install an entrance way necessitating the closing of one lane of Route 6 across from the Putnam Plaza Shopping Center. More...

Lifestyle Change Has Been Positive for Lesley Kyle

Lesley Kyle became tired of traveling on business three weeks each month— many times out of the country—so she decided to do something about it. More...

Yale Vocalists Visit Brewster

One of America’s premier a capella groups will be performing in Brewster Friday evening to raise money for the Brewster High School Marching Band’s trip to Ireland next year. More...

Zumba Party Aids Schools and Waistlines

Seeking to lose a few pounds packed on by delicious Thanksgiving calories while at the same time raising money for public education? More...

Flu Vaccine Clinic Scheduled for Friday

Putnam County’s free flu clinic originally scheduled for Election Day but cancelled due to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy takes place on Friday at Brewster High School. More...

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