January 16, 2014 RSS feed / General Stories

‘Winterfest’ Goes On, Even Without Snow

Although last week’s snow had been washed away by the rain, participants in the Taconic Outdoor Education Center’s annual Winterfest were not deterred. More...

DA Calls For Improvements in Putnam Diversion Program for Drug Cases

District Attorney Adam Levy Monday called for improvements in Putnam County’s judicial diversion program. More...

Carmel Town Board Organizes for 2014

The Carmel Town Board has organized for the new year. Before a handful of residents at Town Hall in Mahopac last Wednesday evening, Supervisor Kenneth Schmitt appointed Councilman Frank Lombardi as his deputy supervisor for 2014. More...

Phrase of the Year: ‘Common Core’

If you want to get a rise out of a group of parents in New York, just utter the phrase, “Common Core.” The Common Core standards are goals set at the federal level to be adopted (or not) by states as part of their participation in the fed More...

Energy Drink Warning Issued

Officials have issued a warning this week to both young people and their parents alike—non-alcohol energy drinks with names like Red Bull, Venom, Monster and Adrenaline Rush—pack a big punch resulting in potential serious health issues. More...

Putnam County Shines at Stardust Café

Putnam County was well represented at the worldrenowned Stardust Café on Broadway in Manhattan Saturday. The restaurant, always crowded, features singing wait staff who yearn for a starring role in a Great White Way production. More...

Lake Carmel Fire Dept. Installs Officers

The Lake Carmel Fire Department installed officers for 2014 Saturday evening at a gala affair in Dutchess County. William Walters took his oath of office as chief while assistant chiefs Jack Keher and Dave Churchill were also installed. More...

Golden Anniversary Quilt on Display at Kent Library

The Kent Library’s 50th anniversary celebration received a boost last week when a magnificent handmade, collector quality quilt was unveiled. More...

Plans for Children’s Expo & Safety Fair Underway

Putnam’s 9th annual Children’s Expo and Public Safety Day takes place on April 26 in Carmel. More...

POLICE BLOTTER

Man Charged With Damaging Trinity-Pawling School A 19-year-old Brewster man has a lot of explaining to do when appearing next week in Pawling Town Court following his arrest for allegedly damaging Trinity Pawling School. More...

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"Having somewhere to go is HOME,having someone to love is FAMILY, having both is a BLESSING." ~ Anonymous