May 30, 2013 RSS feed / General Stories

Kent Police Canine ‘Justice’ Passes Away

Kent Police Chief Alex DiVernieri remembered “Justice” Tuesday as an “incredible” canine. The German Shepherd who became a member of the Kent PD assigned to Officer Thomas Carroll in 2002 died on Memorial Day at the age of 13. More...

Four Injured in Patterson Crash

Four people were injured over the long holiday weekend in a head-on crash along Route 22 in Patterson. More...

Five Seniors Receive Awards from Police

Five seniors who will be graduating next month from Brewster and Carmel High Schools have received Community Service Awards courtesy of the Fraternal Order of Police. More...

Man Arrested For Abandoning Dog

A Kent man who adopted a year old pit bull from a couple in Ulster County and then abandoned the dog two days later along Route 301 in Kent Cliffs faces charges of abandoning an animal when appearing next month in Kent Town Court. More...

Soup Kitchen Volunteers Needed By CAP

Putnam Community Action Program (CAP) that assists thousands of local residents each year is now asking the public for its help. More...

Senior Citizens Prom Saturday

Music, dancing and delicious food will highlight Saturday’s Senior Citizens Prom in Southeast. The event planned for the Lakeview Manor from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Brewster Scouts Make Friends at Guiding Eyes

Cub Scouts assigned to Tiger Den 1, Pack One in Brewster have made friends at Guiding Eyes for the Blind while assisting the organization with a newspaper collection drive. More...

Musicians from Mahopac Earn State Honors

Four young women from Mahopac High School have earned top scores at the New York State School Music Association’s annual All-State audition. More...

Legislature Overrides Odell’s Veto on Nuke Plant Evacuation Plan

By a vote of 8-1, the Putnam Legislature has overridden County Executive Mary Ellen Odell’s veto of legislation that called on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to expand the emergency evacuation zone around Indian Point from 10 miles to 50 mil More...

Teens Join ‘World No Tobacco Day’

Groups of teenagers will be heading to the Galleria Mall in Poughkeepsie Friday—not to shop—but to participate in “World No Smoking Day” by distributing eye-opening information about tobacco marketing tactics and urging people More...

Transportation Task Force to Release Report

Putnam’s Transportation Task Force has been working for the past six months by exploring all facets of the county’s expensive public transportation network in order to improve efficiencies while leveraging resources and saving money. More...

Larceny from Mahopac Storage Shed Leads to Arrest

A northern Westchester man faces charges of grand larceny following a weekend arrest in Mahopac. More...

Fishermen Rescued from Disabled Boat in Lake Mahopac

Two men out for an afternoon fishing expedition in Lake Mahopac had quite a scare last week when their boat’s engine began smoking and the vessel began taking on water. More...

Sales Tax and Jail Revenue Climbs While Ponies Stall in The Stretch

Putnam’s sales tax revenue continues its upward climb along with revenue generated from so-called boardins at the county’s correctional facility. More...

Mahopac Man to Appear on People’s Court

Cliff Ferraro is at it again. The 46-year-old Mahopac resident who is employed by Putnam County will be appearing on the People’s Court next month in a nationally televised program. More...

Noelle Scannapieco Earns Master’s Degree

Noelle Scannapieco of Mahopac has earned her Master’s Degree in Criminal Forensic Studies from Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Fla. Noelle, 26, a 2005 graduate of Mahopac High School, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Patterson Library Lends More Than Books

Officials at the Patterson Library are promoting healthy living to a new level by initiating a garden tool lending program. More...

Motorcyclists to Ride for Ty Campbell Foundation

When Ty Louis Campbell lost his valiant fight against cancer last fall the Pawling boy’s story moved people of all ages and from all walks of life to take action against the dreaded disease. More...

4-H Fishing Clinic Takes Place on Saturday

New York State is home to 7,500 lakes and reservoirs along with 50,000 miles of rivers and streams and hundreds of miles of coastline. Any wonder why New Yorkers love to fish! 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