November 14, 2013 RSS feed / General Stories

Diamonds, Denim and Dancing

Fundraiser Benefits Arts Coalition

The affair was tabbed “Diamonds, Denim and Dancing” and for more than three hours Saturday evening, some 150 party-goers raised dollars for the Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition at the event.  The Vista on the Hill in Southeast was a More...

PAC Congratulated on its 50th Anniversary

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...

Land Use Workshops Set for Decision Makers

Hudsonia biologists will lead a one-day workshop on Biodiversity Assessment on Saturday, November 16 at the Glynwood Center in Putnam County, for land-use decision makers in the Hudson River Valley region. More...

Felony Charges Lodged Following Patterson Crash

A Lake Carmel man with a lengthy history of driving while intoxicated offenses is now facing state prison following his latest arrest in Patterson.  The Sheriff’s Department reported the arrest last Friday of Daniel Dietric, 52, of Lottie More...

Early Bird Bar Patron Accused of Larceny

A Carmel man who arrived early at a Mahopac Falls pub has been charged with larceny for allegedly stealing from the tavern’s cash register while the barmaid left the business unattended for a few moments to go next door and purchase a cup of co More...

Brewster Farmer’s Market Wrapping Up Another Season

Tee-shirts, flip-flops and shorts have been replaced with sweats, jackets and mittens, yet the expanded Brewster Farmer’s Market, which opened for its 19th season last summer, is still going strong.  More...

Putnam Leads Region in STAR Registration

When it comes to saving tax dollars Putnam residents head the pack.  New York State Commissioner of Taxation and Finance Thomas Mattox reported this week that 61 percent of the county’s 22,525 Basic Star recipients had reapplied for the in More...

Mortgage Tax Receipts Climb Slightly

Mortgage tax receipts continue to climb.  The receipts are an indicator of economic activity and following a dismal report issued in 2011 and for the first half of 2012, Putnam’s mortgage tax revenue increased slightly during the past six More...

Odell Celebrates 2nd Anniversary in Office

County Executive MaryEllen Odell awakened on Veterans Day and recalled her anniversary.  “It was two years ago today—Nov. More...

Putnam Foreclosure Actions Continue to Increase

The economy might be on an uptick but in Putnam County the alarming rate of foreclosure actions continues to rise at a disturbing pace.  First Deputy County Clerk Michael Bartolotti reported last week 465 foreclosures had been initiated for the More...

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