October 3, 2013 RSS feed / General Stories

Town of Kent Open House Welcomes Large Crowd

Gorgeous autumn weather allowed the Town of Kent to display its services in style last Saturday when the municipality conducted its first open house.  More...

Brewster Dad Charged in Son’s Death Takes Plea

The father of a 13-year-old Brewster boy who took his own life in January, and was later charged with illegally possessing the gun that fired the fatal shot, has pleaded guilty to a single charge of criminal possession of a weapon in Putnam County Co More...

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is Saturday

The improper storage or disposal of hazardous waste poses a health risk to man and pets alike. More...

Western Town Says ‘No Way’ to Fracking Waste

The Town of Philipstown held a brisk series of six public hearings last Wednesday night, followed by a Town Board workshop. More...

Condo Fire Displaces Six Families in Carmel

Six families residing in the Wood Land Trails condominium development in Carmel were displaced by fire late Thursday night but quick action on the part of firefighters from six area departments averted a major conflagration.  More...

Three clerks charged with selling alcohol to minors

An underage drinking enforcement operation in eastern Putnam County has resulted in the arrests of three clerks employed at delis and convenience stores in the greater Brewster area.  State Police conducted the detail that utilized an 18-yearold More...

Police Blotter

Driving With No Tires Leads to Felony DWI Arrest

Carmel Police Sergeant John Dearman took a double take after locating a vehicle on Drewville Road about a mile from Putnam Hospital Center last week.  More...

Stormville Man Killed in Dutchess County Crash

A Stormville man who authorities said was employed as an auto mechanic in Putnam County was killed last Friday in a single car crash in Unionvale (Dutchess County.)  State Police identified the victim as Alex Penzetta, 23.  More...

Kitchen Closes at Putnam Valley Senior Center

The preparation of hot meals at the Putnam Valley Senior Center is thing of the past.  County lawmakers learned last week that a cook employed at the center off Oscawana Lake Road had retired as of Sept. More...

Putnam’s Unemployment Remains Low

Putnam again boasts the lowest rate of unemployment in the entire Hudson Valley.  The State Labor Department last week reported Putnam’s rate of unemployment for August is 5.8 percent, a decline of 1 percent from August 2012.  More...

Sales Tax Revenue Climbs While Ponies Stall in the Stretch

Putnam’s sales tax revenue continues to climb.  Commissioner of Finance William Carlin reported $3,946,087 collected in sales tax for August, a $438,200 increase over the same period last year. More...

Gold Star Mothers Remembered

Putnam's Gold Star Mothers statue, the first of its kind in the United States, was the centerpiece for a ceremony Sunday as America celebrated Gold Star Mother’s Day.  A small gathering attended the observance at the Putnam Veterans Memori More...

Community Connection Well Received in Brewster

Dozens of Putnam’s newest residents are learning life skills thanks to the Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition. More...

35 Emergency Providers Involved in Dramatic Rescue on I-84

It took 35 emergency services providers from several agencies to extricate and treat the victim of a single car crash on I-84 in Kent last weekend in one of Putnam’s most lengthy and dramatic rescues.  More...

Putnam Trio Among 30 DEP Police Academy Grads

Three residents of Putnam County are among 30 new police officers hired by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection to protect the 2,000-squaremile watershed and infrastructure across nine counties in the Hudson Valley.  The offi More...

Police Blotter

Out-of-county crashes result in arrests of Putnam motorists

Two residents of Putnam County face a variety of charges when appearing in Cortlandt and Pawling Town Courts next week following their arrests by State Police resulting from auto crashes in the two jurisdictions.  More...

Kent Police make four drug-related arrests

Four area residents have been ordered to appear in Kent Town Court Oct. More...

Patterson man charged in debit card theft

A Patterson man was charged with grand larceny last week for allegedly fraudulently obtaining and unlawfully using a debit card.  The Putnam Sheriff’s Department reported the arrest of Edward Hussey, 23, in connection with the incident.&nb More...

Putnam Lake woman accused of stabbing family member

A 21-year-old Putnam Lake woman is facing a lengthy state prison term for allegedly stabbing a family member in the stomach with a knife following a domestic violence incident.  The Putnam Sheriff’s Department reported the incident last we More...

Trinity Lutheran Church Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Pastor Henry Maertens returns to preach

The Rev. More...

Shoppers’ Generosity ‘Fills The Truck’ to Feed the Hungry

Scores of shoppers stopped at the Rotary-Shop-Rite collection table last weekend outside the supermarket in Carmel and assisted those having a difficult time in providing food for their families.  More...

Seniors Spend a Day at Green Chimneys

Dozens of “seasoned” citizens from across Putnam County spent a day to remember at the Green Chimneys Farm.  Hayrides, dancing, tai chi as well as meeting with students enrolled at the special needs school and petting many of the ani More...

Drug Crisis in Our Backyard Forum Planned

The death of a child from a narcotics overdose is something that every parent fears.  Two local families who experienced such heartache and grief when their sons fatally overdosed on heroin earlier this year want others in the community to refra More...

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‘Where Jesus is now the star divine, Brighter and brighter he will shine, Oh beautiful star of Bethlehem, shine on.’ ~R. Fisher Boyce