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Putnam Valley to Review Dog Ordinances After Death

Pit bull terrier attack on neighbor's dogs

The unprovoked attack and death of Rosie, a pet dog belonging to members of the Scott Rosenblitt family, has prompted Putnam Valley officials to begin studying local ordinances relating to dog control. More...

Foreclosure Actions Continue to Increase in Tough Economy

Putnam’s alarming rate of foreclosure actions continues to rise.  First Deputy County Clerk Michael Bartolotti reported last Friday 121 foreclosures had been initiated for the first quarter of 2013—a 100 percent increase from the 60 More...

Needs of Poor Soar in Putnam

Putnam Community Action Program’s services have reached new heights.  More...

BOCES Students to Receive Scholarship Awards

Fifteen high school students enrolled in programs at the Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES will be receiving special recognition later this month when the Putnam County Retired Teachers Association honors them with scholarship awards.  Students More...

Carmel PD Canine Team is Number One

Carmel Police Officer Thomas Raffaele and his canine Cache are “strutting their stuff” this week after taking top honors in the U.S. More...

Feral Cats Under Control Thanks to Task Force

A public-private partnership involving Putnam County and the Putnam Valley based Putnam Felines has resulted in the capture and neutering of some seven dozen feral cats since last August.  More...

Mahopac Crashes Lead To DWI Arrests

Two early morning crashes in Mahopac have led to the arrest of two local residents on charges of driving while intoxicated.  The first occurred last week at 12:15 a.m. Thursday when Sgt. More...

Putnam Land Trust Honors Two

Two long time residents of the county who have dedicated themselves to the preservation of land and nature were honored Saturday evening by the Putnam Land Trust at the group’s annual dinner.  More...

Local Security Upgraded After Boston Bombings

Security has been upgraded this week throughout Putnam County in the wake of the bombings at the Boston Marathon.  A police presence is noticeable at Metro North Railroad stations on both sides of the county with MTA Police on patrol at the Brew More...

$20,000 Worth of Food Collected by Rotarians

The generosity of shoppers at the Shop-Rite Plaza in Carmel was evident last weekend when more than $20,000 in non-perishable food products was collected for distribution to four area food pantries.  Members of the Carmel Rotary spent both Satur More...

Immigration Rally Undeterred by Storm

A strong thunder storm accompanied by torrential rains failed to dampen the spirits of dozens of participants last Wednesday evening who gathered on the steps of the historic Putnam Courthouse to join rallies nationwide calling for immigration reform More...

Breanne McCarthy Honored, Accepted to Fashion Institute

Mahopac High School senior Breanne McCarthy’s future looks bright.  More...

House Not Affected By Mail Scare

A spokeswoman for Rep. More...

Scuccimarra: Medication Take Back Not Enough

Putnam’s Spring Medication Take Back Day takes place next Saturday at Putnam Hospital Center when residents can safely dispose of their unwanted prescription and over the counter medications in a secure fashion.  The event is sponsored by More...

Speeding Vehicles Lead to Felony Charges

State Police got more then they bargained for when stopping two speeding vehicles on I-84 in Southeast and Kent last week.  The back-to-back arrests were made by troopers from the East Fishkill barracks who patrol I-84 from the Putnam-Danbury li More...

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