October 31, 2013 RSS feed / General Stories

Dozens Walk in Carmel Parade

The orange man, a mom and son firefighting combo, a popcorn baby, several devils, a hobo, two princesses, a cop on the beat and even a newspaper reporter were among the dozens of costumes worn by children of all ages Sunday for the Hamlet of Carmel C More...

Mahopac Boy Finds Needle in Slice of Bread

Police on the local and state levels are investigating an incident of consumer product tampering after a 15 year old Mahopac boy Friday found a hypodermic needle in a slice of white bread.  More...

Calibrating Scales in Putnam

Putnam’s Inspector of Weights and Measures John Lee is a busy man these days.  More...

Blowing Leaves Into Road Will Cost You

Homeowners might not think that blowing leaves into the road is littering but according to NYS Department of Motor Vehicle law it is and if a cop catches you, prepare to get a summons.  With leaves piling up everywhere, police are advising the p More...

Hiring of Female Latino Investigator Approved

After dispute between Levy, Smith

Putnam County has never employed a Hispanic woman fluent in Spanish to handle child sexual abuse cases—until now.  The Putnam Legislature last Thursday evening, meeting as a Budget and Finance Committee, agreed to fund the $60,000 position More...

Family Services Organization Receives Bronze Key Award

Putnam Family and Community Services has become the first organization in Putnam County to receive the Bronze Key Award.  The recognition is made each October by the National Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies and normally is pres More...

DWI Crash Sends Woman to Hospital

An early morning crash on Terry Hill Road in Lake Carmel sent a woman later arrested for DWI to Danbury Hospital with head and arm injuries.  Kent Police and Lake Carmel FD personnel were summoned to the 1:45 a.m. More...

Patterson Dentist Charged with Tax Fraud

A Patterson dentist is facing charges of tax fraud and repeated failure to file personal income tax returns following his arrest by the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance.  Harrison Boldt, 56, of Somerset Drive, was arrested last Friday for More...

Mahopac Woman Charged With Being ‘Super’ Drunk

A Mahopac woman faces charges of aggravated DWI when appearing in Cortlandt Town Court today (Thursday) following her arrest by State Police.  Troopers nabbed Lisa Camaj, 27, last week on Route 6 in Cortlandt after her vehicle was observed trave More...

Woman Charged with Stealing Benefits

A Mahopac woman who owns a $2 million rental property and a bank account containing $270,000 has been charged with eight felony counts of offering a false instrument for filing for allegedly defrauding New York State of more than $29,000 in Medicaid More...

Two Promoted Within Ranks of the Putnam Sheriff’s Department

Congratulations Senior Investigator Glen Jackson and Sgt. Scott Lombardo!  The two veterans of the Putnam Sheriff’s Department have been promoted to their new roles by Sheriff Don Smith.  More...

Putnam Cops on Alert Following Westchester Heroin Ring Bust

Last week’s arrest of a dozen drug dealers allegedly operating a heroin distribution ring in northern Westchester has been lauded by law enforcement in Putnam County.  More...

Putnam’s Senior Citizens Enjoy Halloween as Much as Kids

Putnam’s “seasoned citizen” population is a lively bunch.  Last Friday at the refurbished Putnam County Golf Club, more than 350 seniors crowded into the facility’s main ballroom for a Halloween party.  Elvis serenad More...

O’Rourke Named As Distinguished Attorney

Richard O’Rourke has been named as a “super” attorney in the areas of land development and zoning by the Reuters news agency.  The Southeast resident is one of only five percent of all lawyers across America to be so recognized More...

Four Escape Burning Lake Peekskill Residence

Four residents of a home on Argyle Street in the Lake Peekskill section of Putnam Valley escaped their burning home Thursday night without injury.  The Putnam 9-1-1 Dispatch Center in Carmel received several calls reporting the blaze at 8:30 p.m More...

Steve Miccio to be Honored in Garrison

An internationally recognized mental health advocate who has organized and serves as Executive Director of PEOPLE (Project to Empower and Organize the Psychiatrically Labeled) will be honored next Friday evening (Nov. More...

$50,000 to Help Combat Domestic Violence in Putnam

State Senator Greg Ball signed a huge facsimile check for $50,000 last Thursday to the delight of staff and volunteers at the Putnam Women’s Center in Mahopac.  The senator told center Executive Director Ann Ellsworth: “You and your More...

Arrest Follows Putnam Valley Home Entry

A Lake Peekskill man is facing charges for illegally entering a Putnam Valley residence in broad daylight.  State Police reported the arrest last Thursday of Robert Cegielski, 50, in connection with the alleged incident that occurred 24 hours ea More...

Democrats Rally, Predict Wins in Putnam County on Nov. 5

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney told a gathering on the steps of the historic Putnam Courthouse Saturday: “A Democrat can win in Putnam County because people are fed up with the statusquo.”  More...

Author Jeff Nichols Writes a Whale of a Book

As a child, author Jeff Nichols of Kent struggled with learning disabilities. The dyslexic young man, who was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder, has become one of America’s budding young authors. More...

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