November 7, 2013 RSS feed / General Stories

Jamaica Royale Highlights Hospital Center’s Gala Ball

Saturday evening’s Putnam Hospital Center annual gala tabbed Jamaica Royale resembled a Who’s Who of Putnam County when more than 400 guests traveled to the Hyatt Regency in Old Greenwich, Ct. for the fund raiser. More...

Gala Concert To Recognize PAC’s 50th

The Putnam Arts Council—the voice of arts throughout the county’s six towns and three villages— which maintains a leadership role in promoting, fostering and perpetuating the visual, performing and literary arts, is celebrating its More...

Walt Swarm—Putnam’s Dean of Firefighting—Passes Away

Walt Swarm will be answering fire calls from heaven. The 86-year-old life-long Mahopac Falls resident lost his battle to cancer Friday leaving a legacy in the volunteer firefighting profession that will never be equaled. More...

Christopher York to Step Down as Putnam Chief ADA

Thirty years of prosecuting crimes in Putnam and Westchester will soon come to an end for Putnam’s Chief Assistant District Attorney Christopher York, who this week announced his retirement on December 31. More...

Tilly Foster Lease Being Returned to County

Making formal what had been expected, the non-profit Society for the Preservation of Putnam County Antiquities and Greenways, known as Preserve Putnam, is returning the lease for Tilly Foster Farm in Southeast to the county. More...

Needs of County’s Elderly Discussed at Hearing

What are the needs of Putnam’s growing elderly population? How can they be met? More...

County Spending Comes in at Tax Cap

The Putnam County budget process ended on a mixed note last week when county legislators approved the $142,953,000 fiscal spending plan after vociferously debating several key components for more than two hours. More...

Powassan Virus Confirmed in Putnam

Putnam County has the dubious distinction of leading New York State in relation to confirmed cases of Powassan Virus (POW). More...

22 Years Later, NYC Homicide Solved Thanks to Carmel Man

Carmel funeral director Michael Muenz and his wife were on vacation in New Hampshire when the couple received the news. More...

Partnering Initiative Promised During Bipartisan Business Tour

Officials on the federal, state, county and town levels converged on downtown Mahopac last Friday for a tour of the hamlet’s main thoroughfare and informal meetings with local business leaders. More...

Medication Take Back Day is Great Success

Thousands of unwanted medications have been safely disposed of thanks to the efforts of a small army of volunteers who participated in Saturday’s Medication Take Back Day at Putnam Hospital Center. More...

Row of Honor Remembers Veterans

One hundred American flags grace the Gleneida shoreline in downtown Carmel thanks in part to the county’s Joint Veterans Council and Putnam County Government. More...

Trial Date Set for Businessman Accused of Raping Employee

Putnam County Judge James Rooney will preside over the Lani Zaimi Ariano rape case on January 30, 2014. The justice set the date for jury selection in County Court last week. More...

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“The first day of spring is one thing,and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.” Henry Van Dyke