September 26, 2013 RSS feed / General Stories

County: Preparation Is Critical for Emergencies

While the motion picture “Contagion” kept 200 movie viewers on the edges of their seats Friday night at the Putnam Bureau of Emergency Services Operations and Training Center, theater goers learned how to prepare in the event of an emerge More...

Refurbished Putnam Golf Course to Officially Open Friday

Much hoopla is planned at the refurbished Putnam County Golf Course tomorrow (Friday) afternoon when a ribbon is cut and the new facility on Hill Street in Mahopac officially opens. More...

New Highway Plows for County

The Farmer’s Almanac may be forecasting an extremely cold and snowy winter in the Northeast but Putnam’s Commissioner of Highways and Facilities Fred Pena says: “Bring on the snow!” The commissioner accepted four new highway p More...

Putnam to Celebrate National Day of Prayer

Many of Putnam’s movers and shakers will be up early October 8 to attend the county’s Leadership Prayer Breakfast at Putnam National Golf Club in Mahopac. More...

Carmel Rotary and Supermarket ‘Fill the Truck’ to Feed the Hungry in Putnam

Members of the Carmel Rotary and Shoprite Supermarket of Carmel are joining forces this weekend to assist those having a difficult time in providing food for their families. More...

POLICE BLOTTER

Level III Sex Offender Moves into Lake Carmel

Kent Police have notified the public and Carmel School District that a Level III sex offender has moved into an apartment at 435 Route 52 in Lake Carmel. More...

Putnam Community Service Network Hails Movers and Shakers at Fete

Two dozen of Putnam’s movers and shakers were honored last week when the Putnam Community Service Network hosted its 28th annual Awards Breakfast. More...

Jacob Sweet Is Named to All-National Concert Band

Jacob Sweet has quite a future. More...

Refurbished Putnam Golf Club Set to Open Friday

Much hoopla is planned for 5 p.m. Friday when a ribbon is cut and the new Putnam Golf Club on Hill Street in Mahopac officially opens. More...

Croquet at Sedgewood

The McCourt Cup Croquet tournament visited the Sedgewood Club in Kent last week where 50 players competed for the prized trophy that honored Pulitzer Prize winning author Frank McCourt. More...

Ideal Weather During the Reservoir Classic

The weatherman was watching over Putnam County Sunday. More...

Golden Anniversary Bash At Putnam Arts Council

Happy Birthday Putnam Arts Council! Dozens of people stopped by the Belle Levine Arts Center on Kennicut Hill Road in Mahopac Sunday to partake in a 50th anniversary celebration. More...

Rolison to Seek State Senate Seat

Dutchess County Legislature Chairman Robert Rolison hopes to change his title on January 1, 2015, to State Senator Robert Rolison, representing constituents in the 41st District that encompasses Kent, Putnam Valley and Philipstown as well as sections More...

Brewster’s Garden Street School Listed for $3.5 Million

Interested in a piece of prime Putnam County real estate with a price tag of $3.5 million? More...

Pull Over ‘Texting Zones’ Created Along I-84 and 684

Texting while driving became illegal in New York State last summer but despite the dangerous and sometimes fatal practice, State Police issued 21,580 summons around the state for motorists caught texting behind the wheel. More...

Walk in My Shoes Program Will Simulate Poverty Experience

Temple Beth Shalom in Mahopac will be the place next Friday, October 4, for a unique event. The Putnam Community Action Program (CAP) has planned an interactive awareness event relating to poverty. More...

No Alcohol in Teen’s Death

Steven D’Ottavio, 19, a 2012 graduate of Brewster H.S. killed in August while visiting a college friend in Michigan, was sober at the time. More...

Troopers Make Back-toback to-back DWI Arrests

State Police are asking themselves: “Was it the full moon?” Troopers from the Brewster barracks made back-tobackto-back DWI arrests last Wednesday night and early Thursday when the full moon shone over Putnam County. More...

TYathlon Raises Thousands for Ty Campbell Foundation

More than 200 participants in Putnam’s first annual TYathlon to raise money and awareness in support of childhood cancer research were up before dawn last Saturday, and at 7:30 a.m. More...

Veterans Travel to Washington, DC

Dozens of World War II veterans traveled to our nation’s capital last week for a day’s experience that will be remembered for years to come. More...

Concerns Over Club Drug ‘Molly’

“Molly” is killing people! The powder or crystal form of MDMA, the chemical used in Ecstasy, serves as a stimulant and has become very popular in recent months among young adults attending musical venues. More...

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