January 3, 2013 RSS feed / General Stories

Gasoline Prices in New York Among Highest in the Nation

New Yorkers paid the fourth highest price per gallon of gasoline in 2012. More...

Appointments Made at Legislature Year-end Meeting

Putnam legislators had their work cut out for them when making a variety of appointments at the body’s year-end meeting. More...

Putnam Arts Council Awards Grants for 2013

A dozen festivals, foundations and organizations promoting arts and culture throughout the county will be receiving grants courtesy of the Putnam Arts Fund Registrant program managed by the Putnam Arts Council. More...

Restaurant Fire Not on Menu in Carmel

A Chinese wok at the New Pagoda Restaurant at the A&P Shopping Center in Carmel was quickly extinguished Sunday evening when the restaurant’s automatic fire suppression system became activated. Carmel FD personnel were summoned at 10 p.m. More...

Simple Step to Stem Childhood Obesity: Eliminate One Sugar Source

Today’s younger generation may be the first in decades whose lifespan is shorter than their parents. The culprit is obesity and its accompanying health risks, including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. More...

97 Pints Donated in Carmel

Putnam’s semi-annual holiday blood drive was a great success when 97 pints of blood were donated to the Greater New York Blood Bank. More...

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Foreclosures Rise, but with Few Jobs, Unemployment Low at 6.2 %

Here’s a statistic Putnam isn’t proud of: New York State’s second (only to Rockland County) smallest county in geography is ranked among the top statewide by the New York State Association of Realtors when it comes to foreclosure ac More...

Salaries Established for County Officials

The Putnam Legislature established salaries for county officials at its yearend meeting last week. County Executive Mary Ellen Odell will earn $148,635 in 2013 while her deputy county executive Bruce Walker will be paid $114,812. More...

‘Kevin Bailey Day’ Proclaimed in Putnam

Members of the Putnam Legislature, upset over County Executive MaryEllen Odell’s criticism of the recently retired president of the non-for-profit Putnam County Economic Development Corporation, have proclaimed July 6, 2013, Kevin Bailey Day in More...

Sales Tax Revenue Continues to Climb

Putnam County will meet its sales tax projection for the year gone by. Through the first 11 months of 2012, county coffers received nearly $45.5 million in sales tax receipts with December still to be tallied. More...

CORRECTION:

Due to a reporting error, it was erroneously stated Dec. 20 that Mary Johnson was one of the adult victims of the Newtown, Conn., school tragedy. Mrs. Johnson is principal of the Pequenakonck Elementary School in the North Salem School District. More...

Putnam Jail Revenue Continues to Climb

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

Blue-Ribbon Health Panel Forms

John Neubauer is deeply concerned about anticipated dramatic changes in America’s health care delivery. More...

Off Track Betting Tanks in Putnam County

A decade ago Off-Track Betting revenue generated at Putnam’s two betting parlors generated more than $1.5 million annually. More...

‘Photovoice’ Comes to Putnam

Teenagers aged 13 to 18 are being encouraged this week to join the “photovoice” movement. More...

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