February 20, 2014 RSS feed / General Stories

Kevin Sheil Becomes President of Putnam Fraternal Order of Police

One of New York State’s largest chapters of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) has a new leader as Kevin Sheil of Brewster took his oath of office to lead the nearly 900 member organization. More...

KI Distribution Available

County officials remind the public that distribution of KI or potassium iodide gets underway this week in Cold Spring with two additional dates scheduled for later in the month. More...

Students Asked to Design Transit Logo

Putnam school children have a homework assignment this week despite five of the county’s six districts being on vacation. More...

Marshall’s Aids Putnam Humane Society

Loose change adds up! More...

Kent Fire Department Installs Officers for 2014

The Kent Volunteer Fire Department welcomed more than 125 guests at the department’s annual installation dinner. Justin Byrne was sworn in as chief at the affair earlier this month while James Piekarski was installed as assistant chief. More...

Snow Causes Roof Collapses in Kent and Purdys

The weight of snow has caused the collapses of the Kent Highway Department salt shed off Ludingtonville Road in Kent as well as a horse barn at the historic Purdy Homestead on Route 116 in the Purdys section of North Salem temporarily trapping nine h More...

Patterson Woman Overcome By Smoke, Then Revived

A 51-year-old Patterson woman has a lot to be thankful for after becoming ill and passing out on the floor of her kitchen while a pot was cooking on the stove. More...

Mountains of Snow Removed From Carmel

A platoon of Putnam County Highway Department employees spent early Saturday removing hundreds of tons of snow left behind by the Valentine’s Day storm that dumped up to a foot and a half of the white stuff on the county seat. More...

Former Putnam Trash Hauler Accuses Uncle Sam of Reneging Deal

James Galante, who controlled trash removal throughout eastern Putnam County for years before being sentenced to federal prison for price fixing, is now charging that Uncle Sam violated his plea agreement by failing to reimburse him more than $3 mill More...

Black Ice Causes Crash in Mahopac Falls

A combination of black ice and excessive speed resulted in a single car crash on Route 6N in Mahopac Falls last week. The vehicle slid off the road around 7:30 p.m. More...

Colonial Fair Allows Children To Be In Touch With Their Past

Creativity, hard work, teachers’ collaboration and funding from the Brewster Education Foundation resulted in another successful Colonial Fair at the C.V. Starr Intermediate School in Brewster. More...

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Weekly Quotation

“Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.” ~Erma Bombeck