April 11, 2013 RSS feed / General Stories

Road Rage Leads to Felony Assault

An alleged case of road rage has led to the arrest of a Putnam Valley man on felony charges of assault. The Sheriff’s Department reported the arrest last week of Carl Anderson, 51 of Hollowbrook Road in connection with the reported incident. More...

‘Families Growing Together’ Kicks Off This Weekend

Interested in providing healthier food for your family while fighting childhood obesity? More...

Qing-Ming Celebrated at Chuang Yen Monastery

Hundreds of people from throughout the Northeast traveled to Kent Cliffs Sunday to celebrate memories of loved ones while offering forgiveness to one’s enemies in conjunction with the celebration of spring. More...

Putnam Becomes New York’s First Purple Heart County

The interior of the Putnam Courthouse resembled a sea of purple last week when dozens attending a meeting of the county Legislature donned purple attire to commemorate Putnam becoming New York State’s first Purple Heart county. More...

Brewster Students Raise Funds for Children’s Hospital

The tradition continued last weekend at Brewster High School. For the fifth consecutive year members of the school’s Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society worked with third graders from the John F. Kennedy Elementary School to raise money for St. More...

Kent Family Displaced by Fire

A Kent woman and her three teenaged sons were displaced Saturday night from their Gipsy Trail Road home by a smoky fire caused while attempting to extinguish a grease fire with a pot of water. More...

Lake Carmel Firefighter Killed in Dutchess Crash

A Lake Carmel firefighter died early Sunday in a single vehicle crash in Beekman--Dutchess County. State Police identified the victim as Marcus Sorbellini, 39, a former lieutenant with the fire service. More...

Environmental Nightmare Avoided

Quick action on the part of emergency responders averted an environmental nightmare in Putnam Lake Monday. More...

Patterson Woman Charged with Cashing Forged Check

A 21-year old Patterson woman is facing up to seven years in state prison if found guilty of grand larceny and criminal possession of a forged instrument for allegedly cashing a forged check and obtaining $1,000 in cash. More...

April is Proclamation Month in Putnam County

Spring is a busy time of the year for members of the Putnam Legislature. More...

Margaret Thatcher, the former British Prime Minister, recalled

Margaret Thatcher, the former British Prime Minister, died this week. She’s shown here with Roger Ailes of Garrison, husband of Courier Publisher Elizabeth Ailes. Baroness Thatcher’s husband, Sir Denis, is at right. More...

PACE Gives Kids with Special Needs an Added Bonus

Sixteen students with special needs enrolled at Carmel High School are excelling both in and out of the classroom thanks to a program known as PACE Transitions. More...

Sheriffs Catch Burglary Suspect Two Years Later

It took two years but cops finally got their man. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department reported the arrest last week of Justin Gombert, 23, of Carmel in connection with a burglary that occurred in April 2011. More...

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