December 27, 2012 RSS feed / General Stories

Putnam Girls Spearhead BOCES Fundraiser for Sandy Hook

Two Putnam students enrolled at the Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES in Yorktown helped raise in excess of $1,500 for charities aiding the families of the 26 victims of the Newtown school massacre. More...

4 Teens Arrested in Southeast Blaze

“It was one of the most difficult fires we fought all year,” was how Brewster Fire Chief David O’Hara described last week’s inferno that leveled a 19th century abandoned house near the Brewster Ice Arena off Fields Lane in Sou More...

Kent Man Charged with Gun Possession

A Kent man has some explaining to do when appearing in Kent Town Court tonight (Thursday) following his arrest for allegedly possessing two loaded handguns. More...

Putnam Sheriff: Focus on School Safety

The horrific massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, has brought a renewed attention to and emphasis upon school safety. More...

Carmel-Mahopac Senior Citizens Drop-in Group Celebrates 45 Years

It all began in 1967 when a dozen residents of Mahopac formed a senior citizen club to provide fellowship and social activities for a graying population. More...

2012: The Year in Review

Tragedy marked 2012 in Putnam County with the deaths of four members of a Carmel family in an early morning blaze in April; three fatalities resulting from the ravages of Hurricane Sandy in October; and nine fatal traffic crashes throughout the year. More...

Driver of Speeding Vehicle Nabbed in Mahopac

A Mahopac man has a lot of explaining to do when appearing in Carmel Town Court next month following his arrest in Mahopac for reckless driving and other charges. More...

Putnam’s Holiday Blood Drive Takes Place Friday

Putnam’s semi-annual holiday blood drive has taken on special meaning this year due to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and the tragedy in western Connecticut. More...

Shooting Hits Holiday Hostess

A Florida man was arrested early Friday following a shooting in Brewster that sent a local woman to Danbury Hospital with a gunshot wound. More...

Putnam Man Killed in Pawling Crash

Funeral services are being held today (Thursday) for a 23-year old Putnam man killed in a two vehicle crash on Route 22 in Pawling. More...

Ball: Newspaper ‘Asinine’ on Gun Story

Senator Greg Ball on Wednesday blasted the Journal News newspaper of White Plains, saying the paper’s map of gun permit holders amounts to targeting those gun owners for theft and burglary, and he said the map should be removed immediately. More...

Parking Deck Opens with Great Fanfare

Putnam County’s refurbished parking deck located behind the Putnam Office complex in downtown Carmel has opened with great fanfare. More...

Brewster District to Add School Resource Officer

A new face will be joining the John F. Kennedy Elementary School family in Brewster when children return to class next week following the holiday recess. More...

Combative DWI on Stoneleigh Avenue

Last week, Carmel Police were summoned to a 4:45 p.m. traffic mishap near Putnam Hospital Center and Officer Michael Bodo reportedly found a woman behind the wheel of her vehicle in what appeared to be an intoxicated condition. More...

Mary Conklin Departs Legislature, Causes Chaos

In one last blast at western Putnam County, outgoing Legislator Mary Conklin of Patterson wrote to the Cold Spring Village Board about the Butterfield project, injecting herself into the Butterfield discussions and sowing tension between Trustee Matt More...

Fraternal Order of Police Assists Victims of Hurricane Sandy

More than 100 members of the Putnam Stephen Driscoll Chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) were congratulated for their efforts in assisting families in New York City, Long Island and New Jersey devastated by the ravages of Hurricane Sandy. More...

Kent Man Aids Humane Society

Bobby Palazzo’s love for animals was evident last Thursday when the 23-year-old Kent man delivered a van load of pet supplies to the Putnam Humane Society in Carmel just in time for Christmas. More...

Brewster Board of Ed OKs Improvements to Track

The track at Brewster High School will finally be getting its long-needed repairs early next year. By a 6-1 vote last week, the Brewster Board of Education approved the project. More...

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“What is written is written and the finger of time having writ moves on.” ~The Cold Spring Recorder, Dec. 10, 1937