October 17, 2013 RSS feed / General Stories

Trio Charged with Reign of Terror Along Bike Trail

Three young men are facing 16 charges of criminal mischief for allegedly causing a reign of terror along the Putnam Bike Trail in Mahopac. More...

Arrests Follow Mahopac Brawl

Two young men from Mahopac face a variety of charges when appearing in Carmel Town Court next month after reportedly attacking a couple walking through the Mahopac Village Shopping Plaza. More...

Candlelight Vigil to Remember Victims of Domestic Violence

Anger is a feeling, but violence is a choice. The People Against Domestic Violence has scheduled its annual candlelight vigil for this evening (Thursday) in Carmel. The proceedings begin at 6 p.m. More...

Junior Vet Program Planned

Nine through 14-year-olds interested in pursuing a career in veterinary medicine will have an exciting opportunity this month by enrolling in a six-week course of study partnered by Cornell Cooperative Extension and the South Putnam Animal Hospital i More...

Carmel Man Faces State Prison Following Kent Arrest

A 19-year-old Carmel man is facing a lengthy state prison term following his arrest for burglary in the Town of Kent. More...

Walk in My Shoes Simulates Living in Poverty, Despair

Participants experienced frustration and hopelessness while spurring a call to action during last week’s anti-poverty event, sponsored by the Putnam Community Action Program. More...

Odell Angered at MTA Payroll Tax Defeat

Describing the MTA payroll tax as a “very unfair piece of legislation that increases the burden on small business, schools and village, town and county governments,” County Executive MaryEllen Odell has criticized the New York State Court More...

Southeast Man Burned in Early Blaze

A Southeast man was burned but his wife, two children and eight cats escaped their Arbor Lane home unscathed early Tuesday when fire broke out in the basement of the dwelling. More...

Stink Bugs Have Arrived in Putnam

They are creepy looking and cause quite a stink when disturbed. The Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs have arrived in Putnam County and are causing quite a stench. More...

Patterson Fire Officials Propose Implementation of Sprinkler Systems

Patterson Fire Chief Matt Szpindor wants his town to be the safest in Putnam County. More...

Hundreds On Hand For Brewster FD Open House

Sunday was picture perfect for any type of outdoor activity including a visit to the local neighborhood firehouse. More...

Fire Safety Taught in Patterson

Patterson firefighters opened their fire station Saturday and taught children and adults the do’s and don’ts of fire safety in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week. More...

Five Injured in Three-Car Patterson Crash

A three-vehicle crash on Route 22 in Patterson Tuesday that injured five people closed the busy thoroughfare for several hours. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department said the crash took place at 8:45 a.m. More...

Emergency responders ask for public’s help

Next time you are driving along the road and observe a vehicle behind you with a flashing blue or green light— pull over. More...

No Dental? County OKs DenteMax

Putnam residents who do not have dental insurance coverage because they have been laid off from work, those employed by small businesses or retirees who are no longer eligible for dental insurance now have a new option thanks to DenteMax. More...

Disability Day at County Offices

Tina Cornish-Lauria, executive director of CAREERS for People with Disabilities, recalled as a child having an opportunity to work in her father's drug store in downtown Carmel for an initial work experience. More...

Maureen Fleming Gives Voters Of Kent A Choice

Maureen Fleming wants to give Kent voters a choice at the polls next month and is running for supervisor against incumbent Kathy Doherty. More...

5 Charged with Probation Violations

Five Putnam residents are facing incarceration for allegedly violating the terms and conditions of their court ordered probation. More...

Southeast Woman Accused Of Being ‘Super Drunk’

Concern by customers at a local business establishment in Brewster led to the arrest last week of a Southeast woman on charges of aggravated DWI. More...

Mahopac Tiger Attack Victim Pleads Guilty to Trespass

A man with a seeming death wish, who miraculously survived an attack by a 400-pound Siberian tiger inside the Bronx Zoo last year, pleaded guilty Tuesday to trespass charges in Bronx Criminal Court. More...

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"I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air." ~Nathaniel Hawthorne