January 2, 2014 RSS feed / General Stories

‘Too Much’ Christmas Eve Partying Leads to DWI Arrests

A Carmel man and a Patterson woman face DWI charges following their arrests for what authorities described as “too much holiday partying.” Brewster State Police charged James Sorrell, 29, of Carmel on Christmas-eve when at 11:30 p.m. More...

Christmas Grinches Arrested in Putnam

A father and son are accused of being the Grinches who stole Christmas and as a result spent the holiday behind bars. More...

Supreme Court Justice Grossman Takes Oath

State Supreme Court Justice Victor Grossman has become the region’s first public official to take his oath of office. More...

Judge Thomas: The Other Scuccimarra

Garrison resident the Hon. Thomas H. Scuccimarra presides over the New York State Court of Claims in White Plains. Scuccimarra is the son of a Peekskill doctor, as was his father before him. During W.W. More...

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Carmel Assistant Fire Chief Dave DiRienzo (left) receives congratulations from County Executive Mary Ellen Odell after taking his oath of office last January at the CFD Installation Dinner. More...

2013: Year in Review

Drug Deaths Soar Drug use and abuse among today’s young people became rampant across Putnam County in 2013. Five young men with Putnam roots died during the year gone by, with dozens of others overdosing on heroin. More...

Patterson Man Charged Twice with Domestic Violence in Same Day

A Patterson man accused of kicking and pulling the hair out of his domestic partner’s head in a dispute at the couple’s home faces multiple charges when appearing in court after the first of the new year for allegedly attacking the woman More...

Late fall and Early Winter Storms Cost Big Bucks

Municipalities on the county, town and village levels expended substantial dollars late last year for salt and manpower resulting from a series of late fall and early winter storms. More...

Prescription Medication Safety Grant Headed to Putnam

The American Medical Association has awarded the Putnam Communities that Care Coalition, in conjunction with the National Council on Alcoholism—Putnam, a grant to educate the county’s young people about prescription medication safety. More...

Firefighters up Early on Christmas Eve

Carmel firefighters were aroused early on Christmas Eve morning when smoke filled a residence on Route 6 housing the Happy Day Kennels. Crews responded to the 5:45 a.m. alarm and found smoke in the two-story residence. More...

Man Jailed in Craigslist Sex Case

A 37-year-old Wappingers Falls man will be spending the next eight years in a state penitentiary for sexually assaulting a young woman in a car outside a Cold Spring motel in August 2012. More...

Legislators Make 7 Appointments at Year-end Session

Appointments to the Traffic Safety Board and Board of Electrical Examiners were on the minds of county lawmakers last week when at the Putnam Legislature’s year-end meeting residents of Carmel, Kent, Putnam Valley, Philipstown and Patterson wer More...

Man Hits Pedestrian, Charged with DWI

A 47-year-old Cold Spring resident is facing charges of DWI after his vehicle ran down a pedestrian in the Bronx. The NYPD identified the Putnam man as Freddie Rodriquez. A police spokesman said Rodriquez was driving his BMW sedan at 7:45 p.m. Dec. More...

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Weekly Quotation

“What is written is written and the finger of time having writ moves on.” ~The Cold Spring Recorder, Dec. 10, 1937