July 11, 2013 RSS feed / General Stories

Three Burned at Southeast Fireworks Display

The Fourth of July fireworks display took on a frightening scene Thursday night when debris from the pyrotechnics began falling onto the large crowd gathered at the Highlands Shopping Center in Southeast. More...

Legislature Proclaims 4-H Fair Week in Putnam

Preparation for Putnam’s 42nd annual 4-H Fair is in full swing and last week at its regular monthly meeting, the county Legislature proclaimed the week of July 22-28 as Putnam County 4-H Fair Week.  More...

Reaching New Heights by Riding

It may be one of Putnam’s best kept secrets.  High on top of a hill surrounded by farm fields, gardens and woodlands sits the Therapeutic Equestrian Center of Putnam County.  More...

Home Sales on the Rebound in Putnam County

Home sales are on the rebound throughout Putnam County, increasing by just under 15 percent for the second quarter of the year.  More...

Mahopac Man Faces Life Imprisonment

Carmel Police worked overtime over the holidays and have apprehended a 23-year-old Mahopac man described by Chief Michael Johnson as a “major drug dealer in Putnam County.”  The arrest of Thomas Scovotti on Independence Day culminate More...

Medication Take-Back Coming to Cold Spring

Residents of western Putnam will have an opportunity this fall to discard their unwanted medications in a safe and secure manner.  The Putnam Legislature agreed in principle Tuesday to conduct a Medication Take Back Day in Cold Spring similar to More...

Carmel Police Bike Trail Vehicle in Service

The Independence Day holiday was celebrated in a variety of ways throughout the county with parties, fireworks and community and family get-togethers.  Those who use the Putnam Bike Trail as it traverses through the greater CarmelMahopac area ar More...

Speeding Cyclist Arrested in Mahopac Falls

A Mahopac man faces a variety of charges when appearing in Carmel Town Court next month following a high speed motorcycle pursuit in Mahopac and Mahopac Falls.  Carmel Police arrested John De- Gaetano, 25, Sunday following the 3 p.m. More...

Lake Peekskill Man Facing Felony Charges in Patterson

A Lake Peekskill man accused of sending an inappropriate photo of himself to a 16-year-old Patterson girl is facing felony charges.  Brewster State Police reported the arrest last Thursday of Francis Wheeler, 25, in connection with the alleged i More...

Author Writes of UN Figure

Author Roger Lipsey has penned a fascinating biography titled, Hammarskjöld a Life. Dag Hammarskjöld was the second Secretary-General of the United Nations. More...

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Massive Drug Crackdown Continuing

When it comes to illegal drug trafficking in Putnam County, police are taking a zero tolerance view.  Cops on the state, county, town and village levels have rounded up 56 individuals during the past two months in an effort to eradicate the cont More...

Raising Awareness of Gas Poisoning

Carbon monoxide is odorless, colorless and tasteless—yet the gas produced by engines of vehicles kill scores of people each year across the U.S.  Stefani Diana-Dicembrino of Mahopac knows the heartache of such a loss.  More...

New Roadblocks for Drivers

It seems that the road closure situation in parts of Putnam is becoming more tangled by the day.  More...

Sant Warns on Deed Scam

Putnam County Clerk Dennis Sant is urging all Putnam County residents to be on the lookout for a company called “New York Retrieval, Inc.”   More...

Reunion Planned for Brewster Classes of 1959-1963

Members of the Brewster High School classes of 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962 and 1963 were the first generation to say something was “cool” without referring to the weather.  Classmates were in their teens when music really started to rock More...

Speeding Car Leads to Large Marijuana Bust in Brewster

A car stopped for traveling at 90 mph in a 65 mph zone along I-684 in Southeast Friday led to the arrest of a New Fairfield man on a variety of drug charges when a large cache of marijuana was allegedly found inside the vehicle.  More...

Attack in Front Of 6-Year-Old Results in Arrest

A Lake Carmel man accused of attacking another resident in front of his six-year-old son is facing several charges when appearing next week in Kent Town Court.  Kent Police reported the arrest last Wednesday of 42-year-old Anthony Toledo.  More...

Larceny Charges Lodged In Kent in Two Incidents

Residents of Stormville and Carmel are scheduled to appear in Kent Town Court today (Thursday) following their arrests by Kent Police for larceny related charges.  Anthony Rivera, 26 of Stormville and Daniel Stellwagen, 49, of Carmel were arrest More...

Brewster Couple Beaten in Unprovoked Attack

A couple from Brewster is nursing bumps, bruises and lacerations this week following an unprovoked attack in the parking lot of the Towne Center Shopping Center in Southeast.  The couple, not identified, was allegedly assaulted by a 24-year-old More...

Trooper Makes Pair of Felony DWI Arrests

Trooper John Lombardi was at the right place at the right time not once but twice last Sunday and as a result two highly intoxicated motorists were taken off the roads in greater Southeast.  More...

Burglary Arrests in Cold Spring and Garrison

Residents of Fishkill and Peekskill are facing felony charges following their arrests by the Putnam Sheriff’s Department for separate burglaries in Cold Spring and Garrison.  On June 21, Cold Spring Police investigated a burglary during wh More...

A Dream Comes True for Sgt. William Meyer

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Independence Day Marked by Patriotic Hymns, Prayers

The Independence Day celebration in Putnam County began in the small Mekeel’s Corners Chapel at Routes 301 and 9, in Philipstown.  More...

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‘God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.’ James M. Barrie