September 19, 2013 RSS feed / General Stories

Tractors of Yesteryear at Tilly Foster

Jeff Hyatt remembered growing up in Holmes and how old-time artisans told him it took almost a year to drill a well with a water-well drilling machine. More...

Putnam Firefighter of the Year Is Named

Cold Spring Mayor J. Ralph Falloon wears a number of hats these days and one of them has garnered him the recognition as Putnam’s Firefighter of the Year. More...

Tick-Borne Illnesses: Danger Ahead

Lyme disease Stunningly, recent research reports suggests than only about one in ten Lyme disease cases are being reported. More...

PEEKSKILL HOLLOW RD.: Residents Score Victory

The elimination of oversized commercial vehicles on Peekskill Hollow Road as it traverses from Putnam Valley to Kent will soon come to fruition once signs are installed on the dangerous and winding road. More...

Patterson Firefighters Assist in Battling Pawling Blaze

Firefighters were greeted by a raging inferno when arriving on the scene of a massive house fire on Old Quaker Hill Road less than a mile from the Putnam- Dutchess line last Thursday. The blaze was reported at 2:15 a.m. More...

Brewster Businesswoman Charged with Stealing from Customers

A Brewster businesswoman is facing federal charges of access device fraud as well as bank fraud when appearing Sept. 26 in U.S. Federal Court White Plains for allegedly stealing more than $17,000 from her customers. More...

Brewster Firm Named Village Counsel in Cold Spring

At a special Village Board meeting last Wednesday evening, the Board of Trustees named a new law firm, Hogan and Rossi of Brewster, to replace current village counsel Steve Gaba. Gaba is with Drake, Loeb, Heller, Kennedy, Gogerty, Gaba & Rodd. More...

Learn How Forests and Wetlands Reduce Flood Risks

Flooding has become more frequent in the last ten years, and scientists predict more, and heavier, storms in the future. What can you and your community do to help prevent and mitigate the impacts of post-storm flooding? More...

Brewster Helps Celebrate Grand Central’s 100th

Railroading has been a part of Brewster for generations. More...

Fire Damages Condo in Carmel

Firefighters averted a calamity Monday when a pot accidentally left burning on a stove caused a kitchen fire at the Kings Grant condominium development off Fair Street in Carmel. More...

Judge Sweeny Recognized for Community Service

Putnam County Senior Judge John Sweeny was recognized last Friday night for a lifetime of service to residents of Putnam County and New York State. More...

Arts Coalition Offers Classes for Newcomers to United States

Southeast’s Cultural Arts Coalition hopes to unify the greater Brewster area by presenting the Community Connection—a series of classes for non-native speakers. More...

Firehouse Referendum Planned for Croton Falls

Property owners in sections of Carmel and Southeast will experience a slight increase in their town tax bills if residents approve the construction of a new $4.5 firehouse for the Croton Falls FD. A referendum is planned for October 15. More...

Brewster Man Captured in Danbury Manslaughter Case

A Brewster man wanted in connection with a Danbury manslaughter case that involved the sale of narcotics in 2010 was captured in Putnam County by members of the Sheriff’s Department. Jason James Hoffman, 27, was arrested Friday around 6 p.m. More...

Putnam Remembers its Fallen 9/11 Heroes

The names of Putnam’s eight heroes lost on September 11, 2001, were read last Wednesday night at the Carmel Cornerstone Park during the county’s annual 9-11 candlelight vigil. More...

Ann & Joe Yedowitz to Celebrate Golden Anniversary Saturday

Ann and Joe Yedowitz left their mark on Putnam County and this weekend family and friends will gather to celebrate the couple’s 50th wedding anniversary. More...

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