August 14, 2014 RSS feed / General Stories

Veterans Park Road to be Renamed for Jimmy See

Jimmy See was a gentle giant of a man who in the words of Sheriff Don Smith “served in two of the noblest professions.” More...

Livestock Returns to Tilly Foster

Livestock has returned to the Tilly Foster Farm in Southeast. Two dozen adorable chicks with their fluffy down coats and sprouting true feathers were welcomed to the historic 199 acre farm with great fanfare last Saturday. More...

Taconic Speed Enforcement Reaps Dividends

A speed enforcement detail on the Taconic State Parkway in Putnam Valley will cost dozens of motorists in the pocketbook and wallet. Troopers were out in force last Wednesday and during a three-hour period nabbed 71 drivers for breaking the law. More...

Former Mahopac Woman Killed in Taconic Parkway Crash

A 1981 graduate of Mahopac High School, who recently relocated from Putnam County to Pleasant Valley, was killed last week in a single car crash on the Taconic State Parkway in Columbia County. State Police identified the victim as Lynette Juul, 51. More...

Road Construction Project Causing Headaches

It’s been a year-long headache for the motoring public. More...

Morningthorp Bridge to Undergo Extensive Repairs

The 100-year-old Morningthorp Bridge, closed to vehicles and pedestrian traffic since 2007, will soon be undergoing a facelift and rehabilitation. More...

Annual Doggy Wash Benefits the Putnam Humane Society

Even the most stubborn pooch didn't mind a cool bath on a hot summer's day! More...

Keeping Putnam Campers Safe

Thousands of young people throughout the county are enjoying the final weeks of their summer camping experience—a time to have fun in the out-of-doors under the supervision of a well trained and dedicated staff. More...

Free Amateur Radio Classes

Interested in becoming a licensed amateur radio operator? PEARL (Putnam Emergency Amateur Radio League) will be offering free classes later this month for general level licensing. More...

Maloney Offers Guidance for Area Vets

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney visited Mahopac last week to connect veterans and their families with information, resources and assistance dealing with veterans compensation claims. More...

Advanced Notification Sought for Gas Line Blow Downs

Putnam County legislators, who previously charged that the construction of the Algonquin gas transmission line was an accident waiting to happen, are now demanding that advanced notification of all pipeline planned blow downs be provided to residents More...

Faulty Clothes Dryer Causes Scare

A Mahopac Falls family escaped their smoke filled home uninjured late Saturday when a clothing dryer ignited, sending noxious fumes throughout the one-story wood frame dwelling. More...

Did Cops Use Excessive Force in Subduing Suspect in Custody?

Did two veteran members of the Putnam Sheriff’s Department use excessive force when subduing a man they had in custody? More...

County Legislators Fund Visitors’ Bureau

The Putnam Legislature has designated the not-forprofit Putnam Visitors Bureau as the county’s tourist promotion agency and also joined the state’s “I Love New York” program. More...

Nominate Your Neighbors for Their Community Service

The Putnam Community Service Network (PCSN) will once again be recognizing individuals and groups who go that extra mile to make Putnam County a special place to live, work and raise a family. More...

Putnam Hospital Briefed on Ebola Scare

Unless you plan to travel this summer to Nigeria, Sierra Leone in West Africa or Liberia, you are unlikely to be infected with the Ebola outbreak. And by the way, Dr. More...

DWI Crash Leads To Serious Personal Injury

A 21-year-old North Salem man is in trouble with the law for allegedly driving his speeding brand new Honda Civic through a traffic light near Putnam Hospital Center while drunk and colliding broadside with a Mercedes, resulting in serious injury to More...

Birders: The Forest’s Scientific Foot Soldiers

For “birders,” the vibrant Hudson Valley forests are not full of mystery, but rather, knowledge. Above their heads, flying from limb to limb, are dozens of intellectual trivia questions waiting to be solved through identification. More...

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