March 7, 2013 RSS feed / General Stories

No Charges Against Police in Brewster Man’s Death

No charges will be lodged against members of the Putnam Sheriff’s Department and Brewster State Police in connection with last summer’s death of a Brewster man described by authorities as being emotionally disturbed. More...

Western Putnam Disconnect

Village of Cold Spring could lose its Post Office

In western Putnam County, the proposed development of the aging Butterfield Hospital site, in Cold Spring, has been a bone of community contention for months. Now, the village’s Post Office is endangered by the community gridlock. More...

Ice is No Longer Safe

Monday’s rescue of three New York City men from a reservoir in nearby Somers, who fell through the ice while fishing, has served as a wake-up call for area residents that ice on bodies of water in and around Putnam County is no longer safe. More...

Rear-End Crash Snarls Traffic Near Carmel High

A Carmel woman received neck and back injuries in a two-vehicle crash on Fair Street in Carmel last Thursday that snarled afternoon traffic throughout the county seat. More...

200 Sign Up for Cordovano Bone Marrow Drive

People came in droves to the Knights of Columbus Hall Sunday in the hopes of keeping a young Carmel woman alive. More...

Cheers for Vets Entered into Hall of Fame

Men and women who served in the military while others who continue to serve by helping to shape America were recognized Saturday evening when inducted into the Veterans’ Hall of Fame. More...

Tax Free Holiday Coming to Putnam

Putnam shoppers will be getting a break this fall on back to school clothing and footwear thanks to county government. The Putnam Legislature’s Audit and Administration Committee approved a resolution last week declaring the period of Aug. More...

Sales Tax Revenue Continues Upward Climb

When it comes to sales tax revenue Putnam County has started the new year where it left off in 2012—on an upward trend. More...

Mahopac Seniors Receive BOCES Recognition

Two seniors at Mahopac High School have been recognized as Students of Distinction for their outstanding work, excellent attitudes and dedication by staff at the Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES. More...

Brewster Olympian Praises Local Competition

Two-time Olympian gold medalist McLain Ward of Brewster was ecstatic at an announcement made last week that this year’s World of International Show Jumping competition will be held less than a mile from the Putnam border. More...

4-H Brings ‘The Bee Man’ to Schools

From Cold Spring to Kent, second graders at elementary schools around the county will be visited this month by 4-H Youth Development volunteers to celebrate Agricultural Literacy Week by reading to the seven-year-olds. More...

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