August 8, 2013 RSS feed / General Stories

High Speed Pursuit Leads to Capture of Ct. Motorist

Motorists traveling along the Taconic State Parkway in Kent, Carmel and Putnam Valley thought they were witnessing a cops and robbers thriller when police began chasing a vehicle at speeds of 90 mph. More...

Youth Writing Camp Called a Great Success

A dozen middle and high school students from the Putnam area concluded camp last Friday—not the traditional outofdoors setting involving swimming and hiking—but a writing camp that honed the teens’ skills thanks to the efforts of tw More...

Coroner to Receive Additional Stipend

Putnam’s three coroners are on call 24 hours a day seven days a week. Dr. More...

Speeding Car Leads to Felony Weapons Arrest

A speeding minivan on Route 84 in Southeast has led to the arrest of a Bronx man on felony charges of weapons possession. More...

Southeast Man Charged with Identity Theft

A 23-year-old Southeast man has been charged with identity theft. The Putnam Sheriff’s Department reported the arrest last Thursday of Edward Hussey in connection with the alleged incident. More...

Fire in Air Conditioning Unit Sounds General Alarm

The peace and serenity of Lindy Drive in Carmel was shattered Friday night when a blaze broke out in a central air conditioning compressor outside the Rivera residence. More...

Sentencing Delayed for Sex Offender

A convicted sex offender who relocated from Jefferson Valley to Mahopac and is now facing a lengthy prison term after pleading guilty to two counts of 3rd degree criminal sexual act had his sentencing adjourned in Putnam County Court Wednesday, until More...

Mandate Relief Topic of Advisory Council

To combat unfunded mandates imposed on schools and local governments by the state, Senator Greg Ball of Patterson has developed a Mandate Relief Advisory Council. More...

Cicadas—A Bust in Eastern Putnam

Creepy insects did cause widespread attention on western side of county

Twelve weeks ago last week, the headline in the Putnam Courier read: “The cicadas are coming! More...

All Roads Lead to Putnam for Wine Lovers!

Wine flowed like water last weekend at Putnam County’s 3rd annual International Wine and Food Fest. More...

Junior Firefighters Learn the Ropes

Erin Scott looked around the Putnam Fire Training Center in Kent last weekend and beamed with pride. More...

Consul General of Guatemala Visits Brewster

An exciting initiative will be taking place in Brewster next month on Founders Day. More...

Future of Garden Street School Uncertain

The Garden Street School, vacated a year ago when the Brewster School District consolidated its elementaryage population to the JFK Elementary School and the CV Starr Intermediate School, holds the key to the future of the Village of Brewster. More...

Peer-to-Peer Counseling to Help Putnam Vets

Veterans of the military are a proud lot, many of whom are reluctant to seek professional help for emotional or psychiatric problems resulting from post traumatic stress disorder. More...

Sheriff’s Department Hopes to Add Second Canine Unit

The Putnam Sheriff’s Department hopes to add its second canine unit and through the efforts of grants writer Sgt. William Meyer, has applied for a $60,000 state grant to offset the costs. More...

Kent Man Charged in Lake Carmel Burglary

A 23-year-old Kent man is facing a lengthy state prison term for allegedly breaking into a Lake Carmel home and stealing two weapons. Kent Police reported the arrest last week of Joseph Woodall in connection with the heist. More...

Patterson Woman Accused of Stealing from Her Employer

A Patterson woman is facing felony charges of grand larceny for allegedly stealing from her employer. Yorktown Police reported the arrest last week of Christina Mahoney, 32 in connection with the incident. More...

Call Him Captain Vincent Martin

A quarter century veteran of the Putnam Sheriff’s Department has been elevated to the rank of captain. Vincent Martin received the promotion last week during a ceremony presided over by Sheriff Don Smith. More...

Potluck Barbecue Supports NY Gun Law

Supporters of gun control gathered along the banks of the Hudson River in Cold Spring last week for an old fashioned barbecue. More...

Lunkers on the Lake Attracts Crowd to Lake Carmel

Fishing enthusiasts of all ages converged on Lake Carmel last week for the community’s first ever bass fishing tournament. More...

Journal News Makes More Cuts to News Staff

The Journal News Media Group, under siege from both brutal economic conditions and sometimes highly unpopular content, has reduced its staff by 26 positions this week. More...

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