February 27, 2014 RSS feed / General Stories

Forum Stresses Homeland Security

Calling first responders the “backbone of our communities,” State Senator Greg Ball Tuesday hosted a forum in Carmel attended by some 75 representatives of emergency services agencies where training and funding issues were discussed at th More...

Potholes Called Worst in Years

Pothole season has arrived in a big way! Roads throughout the county contain craters, dips and divots that have resulted in damage to tires and alignments on many vehicles. More...

Man Charged With Stealing From Unlocked Vehicles

The Putnam Sheriff’s Department and Carmel Police have been plagued in recent months with reports of unlocked vehicles being entered overnight with items taken from them. More...

Sales Tax Revenue Declines For Second Month in Row

Putnam lawmakers are hoping that a sales tax revenue decline for the second month in succession is only weather related and not the beginning of a new trend. More...

Plans KO’d to Expand Jail

Any talk about expanding the Putnam Correctional Facility in Carmel was quashed last week when members of the Putnam Legislature’s Protective Services Committee heard from the warden of the jail. More...

Imagination Station 2 Fundraiser Takes Place Friday

Organizers of the Imagination Station 2 that will be constructed in April at the Kent Schools Complex are hoping for a large turnout tomorrow (Friday) at a Super Bingo Night fundraiser at the Kent Elementary School. More...

Mahopac Man Nabbed at JV Mall on Warrant

A Mahopac man wanted by State Police on an outstanding warrant was captured at the Jefferson Valley Mall last week by an alert member of the Yorktown PD. More...

Methodists Hear Young Adults in Mission Program at Lake Mahopac

On Sunday, February 9, five young ladies from the Global Mission Fellow Program joined the gathering at Lake Mahopac United Methodist Church. More...

Better Late Than Never! Valentines for Vets

For patients at the Castle Point Veterans Hospital in Dutchess County and the FDR Veterans Hospital in Montrose, Valentine’s Day came Tuesday but those who served America in both war and peace time weren’t complaining in the least. More...

Foreclosure Actions Down For First Month Of New Year

Has the alarming rate of foreclosure actions subsided? Last year Putnam initiated 551 foreclosures—the most ever—nearly doubling the 331 foreclosures recorded in 2012. More...

Mahopac Man Held on $500G Bond

A Mahopac man is held on $500,000 bond after attempting to flee police, who were about to arrest him for defrauding several area businesses. More...

Already in Jail, Man Faces New Felony Charges

A Carmel man already incarcerated at the Putnam Correctional Facility is facing new felony charges for allegedly tampering with physical evidence at the Putnam Probation Department. More...

Brewster Man Charged with Shooting Out Car Windows

A Brewster man faces felony charges of criminal mischief for allegedly shooting out the windows of vehicles parked in Putnam Lake. The Sheriff’s Department announced the arrest last week of Sal Uliano, 36, in connection with the incidents. More...

Get Your Bicycle Ready

Tired of all the ice, snow and cold weather! Are you yearning to get out-of-doors and enjoy Putnam’s beautiful scenery? More...

Snow-Plow Bus Does The Trick

What do you with an 18 year old school bus that failed to pass inspection and has 180,000 miles on its odometer? Many districts may junk the vehicle and sell it for scrap or wholesale it to a camp or farm for their use. More...

Family Therapist Imprisoned for Sexually Abusing Patients

A well-known family therapist practicing in both Putnam and Westchester will be calling the New York State Department of Corrections home for the next five years after being sentenced for sexually abusing two of his patients. More...

Garrison Stand-Off Leads to Charges of Abuse Of Power

It all began innocently enough when a frustrated Garrison resident caring for his terminally ill wife became agitated with his insurance company and asked a hospice clerk for assistance in an off-color manner. More...

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