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Brewster Man Dies in Southeast Crash

An elderly Brewster man died late Monday at Danbury Hospital from injuries received several hours earlier when his car was broadsided by a vehicle driven by an 18-year-old Brewster teenager who was cited by police for failing to yield the right of wa More...

Rare Bobcat Sighting in Brewster

Bill Wuchter has seen it all during his 25 years of residing in the wilds of Brewster – or so he thought!  The 70-year-old resident of Paddock Farm Road was peering out his front window last week when he saw an animal laying down in the gr More...

Cop in Trouble With The Law

A veteran member of the Westchester County Police Department who resides in Mahopac is in trouble with the law.  Karl Thimm, 37, was arrested by the NYPD for menacing after he allegedly pointed a gun at a group of people in mid-town Manhattan sh More...

Lake Carmel Man Facing Felony Burglary Charges

A Lake Carmel man is facing a lengthy state prison term for allegedly breaking into a Kent residence and stealing jewelry and cash.  Kent Police reported the arrest last Friday of Thomas Falcone, 28, in connection with the reported heist.  More...

Four Teens from Brewster Charged in Stormville Burglary

Four young people from Brewster are facing felony charges for allegedly breaking into a residence in Stormville and removing copper pipes.  State Police reported the arrests Monday of 19 year olds Dana Sheehan, Michael Mendola and Steven Johnson More...

DWI Arrest Follows Lake Carmel Crash

A Lake Carmel woman was charged with DWI late Sunday following a single car crash on Putnam Drive in Lake Carmel.  Kent Police arrested Barbara Kastle, 53, after she lost control of her vehicle at 11:40 p.m., struck an embankment and overturned More...

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Older Pedestrians at Risk

Older Putnam pedestrians are more at risk of being hit by vehicles than their younger counterparts.  The revelation was made last week in a report issued by the Tri-State Transportation Committee, a non-for-profit organization that is working to More...

Three Times the Legal Limit for Kent Cliffs Man in DWI

A Kent Cliffs man arrested Friday on charges of felony DWI was sent to the Putnam Correctional Facility after his blood alcohol threshold measured 0.23 percent or nearly three times the legal limit for intoxication in New York State.  More...

Aquatic Invasive Species Concern Putnam Lawmakers

Aquatic invasive species pose a threat to the biological diversity of Putnam’s many lakes, streams and ponds.  The county legislature’s Health Committee last week unanimously endorsed a resolution urging the state to adopt laws suppo More...

Convicted Drug Felon Nabbed in Mahopac

A convicted drug felon from Peekskill with six prior felony convictions is now facing life behind bars following his arrest in Mahopac for multiple counts of criminal sale and possession of controlled substances.  More...

Brewster Man Back in Jail Following Arrest

Christopher Villalobos apparently enjoys the confines of the Putnam Correctional Facility.  One week following his release from the county jail after serving time for larceny, the 35 year old Brewster man is back behind bars for allegedly burgla More...

Inmate Charged With Falsely Reporting Sexual Assault

A Dutchess County woman serving time in Putnam County now finds herself in more trouble with the law for falsely reporting being the victim of a sexual assault while in jail.  More...

Former Putnam History Museum President John Calabro Dies

The Putnam History Museum reports with profound sadness the passing of a former president, Col. John Calabro, who died unexpectedly while in Florida with his wife Angela.  More...

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“Sherwood Hill Stream” by Kevin Heffernan

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