October 10, 2013 RSS feed / General Stories

Driver Inexperience Cited in Serious Mahopac Crash

Carmel Police Chief Michael Johnson said driver inexperience was part of the cause of a serious crash in Mahopac Sunday afternoon, sending four young people to area hospitals.  The mishap took place on Long Pond Road near Curry Road when, at 2 p More...

Levy Pitches Female Latino Investigator

Putnam has never employed a Hispanic woman fluent in Spanish to handle child sexual abuse cases.  That will soon change, after an impassioned plea by District Attorney Adam Levy Monday evening before a budget meeting of the County Legislature&rs More...

Legislators Proclaim Fire Prevention Week

National Fire Prevention Week has been proclaimed in Putnam County this week.  Members of the county legislature welcomed Commissioner of Emergency Services Adam Stiebeling and representatives of Putnam’s all-volunteer firefighting force t More...

Putnam Budget Review Process Underway

Putnam County legislators continue to review County Executive Mary Ellen Odell’s $142.9 million budget tonight (Thursday) in committee.  More...

CTA Serves as Stewards of Their Community

Members of the Carmel Teachers Association care about their community.  Last weekend the educators collected dozens of bags of unsightly trash and debris removed from Routes 6 and 52 as well as Gleneida Avenue and the Putnam Bike Trail.  More...

Chimney Cleaning, Inspecting Time

Shorter days, autumn foliage and chilly nights serve as reminders that winter is right around the corner.  Fire officials are reminding the public this week that now is the time to have chimneys cleaned and inspected and home heating appliances More...

Heavy Trucks to be Banned from Peekskill Hollow Road

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...

Side-by-Side Fires to be Set by Patterson Fire Dept. No. 1

Exercise to show risks

Side-by-side fires in Patterson – but only a drill – will help demonstrate how fast danger can spread.  “Sometimes people just need to see it to believe it,” says Patterson Fire Dept. Chief of Department Matt Szpindor. More...

13 Retirees and 157 Employees Honored at Putnam Hospital

Putnam Hospital Center remains as the county’s largest employer and hospital officials last week recognized 157 of these dedicated men and women for their years of service to the medical facility.  Thirteen retires were also lauded for the More...

National Drug Council Awards $125,000 to Putnam

Despite the doom and gloom centered around Washington, D.C. in recent days, Putnam County received some good news last week from the Office of the National Drug Control Policy.  More...

Win a Flight on a WW II Plane

Imagine flying over Putnam County in a World War II era B-17 Flying Fortress or a B-24 Liberator!  A special fundraising raffle got underway this week for both the adventurous as well as serious airplane buffs when the American Veterans Historic More...

Worker Badly Injured in Fall from Scaffold

A construction worker from the Bronx suffered massive head trauma when falling 25 feet to the ground from a scaffold attached to the rear of a residence in Kent.  Kent Police were summoned to the residence on Whangtown Road last week and officer More...

Former Mahopac Teen Charged with Vandalizing Shopping Center

A 19 year old who recently moved from Mahopac to the Bronx is facing felony charges of criminal mischief for allegedly causing more than $3,000 in damages to the Somers Town Shopping Center in Baldwin Place.  State Police at Somers arrested Thom More...

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