September 12, 2013 RSS feed / General Stories

Ground Broken for Kent Sewer District

County Executive MaryEllen Odell told a groundbreaking ceremony in Lake Carmel Monday: “Sewers are not a sexy topic but sewers lead to commercial development.” The creation of a new sewer district in the Town of Kent is expected to expand More...

Popcorn and Emergency Prep

“Contagion” is coming to the big screen at the Putnam Bureau of Emergency Services Operations and Training Center next Friday night, Sept. 20 and the public has been invited to attend. More...

Disaster Prep Workshops Offered by SCORE

Putnam’s chapter of SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) wants to make sure that small businesses and non-for-profits are prepared in the event of a calamity and starting next week will present a series of free workshops on disaster reco More...

Get That Flu Shot!

Flu season is right around the corner and the Putnam Health Department has encouraged the public to receive their annual flu shots. Commissioner of Health Dr. More...

Shofar Blown During Jewish High Holy Days

The blowing of the shofar during the Jewish High Holy Days calls for good health, happiness and long life. More...

Domestic Accused of Stealing $15,000 in Jewelry

A Mahopac woman employed as a domestic is facing felony charges of grand larceny for allegedly stealing $15,000 worth of jewelry from the residence where she was employed. More...

Putnam Valley Survey in the Offing

Do residents of Putnam Valley desire public transportation to get them to area railroad stations? That’s the question to be posed this fall by county transportation officials. More...

Theft of Antique Restaurant Sign Leads to Arrest

The theft of an antique sign that hung from the front door of the former Texas Taco Restaurant on Route 22 in Patterson for decades has resulted in the arrest of a Purdys man on charges of larceny. More...

Mount College Prez, After Attack, Says Safety & Security Are Vital to School

The safety and security of everyone at Mount Saint Mary College remains top priority at the school, the college president said Wednesday in a letter to the college community. More...

DWI Charge for Area Man

A Brewster man involved in a property damage crash last Friday was charged with aggravated DWI after police allege his blood alcohol threshold was more than two times the legal limit. State Police at Brewster arrested Shawn P. More...

Voice-over Phones Causing Concern at 911 Center

Modern technology is defeating modern technology! More...

Community Days in Kent and Patterson Are Family Affairs

Magnificent late summer weather greeted large crowds in both Lake Carmel and Patterson last Saturday as both communities celebrated community days. More...

Women of Distinction Recognized

There was standing room only in the auditorium of the Putnam Bureau of Emergency Services Operation Center in Carmel Sunday when the second class of women of distinction from towns and villages throughout the Putnam, northern Westchester and southern More...

Red White & Blue Training at Memorial Park

New Approach to Treating Vets With PTSD

The Putnam Veterans Memorial Park was a hopping place early Saturday when groups of veterans and supporters of vets returning home from war gathered to work up a sweat in conjunction with the Team Red White and Blue training program. More...

Driver Maimed in Chaotic I-84 Crash

A Danbury man suffered massive trauma to his left arm following a horrific crash on Interstate 84 in Southeast Wednesday night that closed the interstate for hours resulting in massive traffic tie-ups into Dutchess County. More...

Mediators Needed at Dispute Resolution Center

The Dispute Resolution Center—a program that assists the courts by resolving issues at no cost—is in need of volunteer mediators. More...

Hit-and-Run Crash Leads to Arrest of Putnam Valley Man

A midnight crash on Secor Road in the Mahopac Falls section of Carmel has resulted in the arrest of a Putnam Valley man on numerous charges. Carmel Police reported the arrest last week of Peter Wagner, 43, in connection with the Labor Day incident. More...

Crash KO’s Water Supply in Carmel

Water service was interrupted to a wide section of the Hamlet of Carmel Sunday evening when a car traveling along Gleneida Ridge Road at 8:05 p.m. went out of control and crashed into a fire hydrant. More...

Carmel’s Andrew McArdle Race is Sunday

It’s been a decade since Andrew McArdle was killed in a tragic crash. Each year since his death, Eileen and Phil McArdle, Andrew’s parents, present five scholarships to graduating Carmel High School seniors totaling $5,000. More...

New Charges in Putnam Valley Dog Stabbing Case

An Eastchester man found guilty of animal cruelty for attacking his mother’s 15-yearold Labrador retriever with a knife five years ago in Putnam Valley is in trouble with the law again for allegedly failing to make court ordered restitution. More...

‘Quacking’ in Mahopac on Sunday

Duck racing returns to Mahopac Sunday thanks to the Lake Mahopac Rotary Club. The annual fund raiser takes place at Sycamore Park off Long Pond Road from 12-noon to 2:30 p.m. with the actual races getting underway at 12:30. More...

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