August 21, 2014 RSS feed / General Stories

Large Crowds Enjoy First Annual Car Show-Street Fair

People came from near and far Saturday to Mahopac High School for the community’s 1st annual Car Show-Street Fair.  Vehicles dating back to the 1930s and 1940s were on display along with hot rods of today.  Local businesses displayed More...

Green Chimneys Receives Grant for Autism Study

Green Chimneys School has been awarded a $24,000 grant to document the effects of animals on human health through scientific research.  The Human Animal Bond Research Initiative selected Green Chimneys for the study due to its long history of in More...

Mahopac Welcomes New Business Chief

The new “money-man” in the Mahopac School District is Ron Clamser.  Clamser was appointed as Assistant Superintendent for Business by the Board of Education.  Clamser called his appointment a “dream come true. More...

Foreclosure Actions Again Decline While Judgments Increase

The adverse effect of scores of foreclosures throughout Putnam County last year continues to hit home for dozens of local property owners. More...

Free and Reduced Lunch Available for Area School Kids

With school bells ringing in the 2014-15 school year in two weeks, many area lower middle class families will be finding it difficult to make ends meet with the added expense of purchasing back to school clothing and supplies.  More...

Community Action Program Seeks Advisory Board Members

Putnam CAP, or Community Action Program, has been assisting families in need for years and is now asking the public for is support.  More...

Connecticut Man Pleads Guilty to Brewster Robbery

A Connecticut man with a lengthy criminal history has pleaded guilty to eight robberies between April 2013 and last January including the December 23, 2013, heist of the People’s United Bank branch in Brewster.   More...

Oliver’s Orphan Oasis Teaches Kindness to Animals

Carolyn Steers-Albers’ mission in life is to give hope to the hopeless.  The Putnam Valley woman has founded Oliver’s Orphan Oasis, a non-profit that focuses on animals which are least likely to receive a second chance due to physica More...

Putnam Cautious on Styrofoam Ban

The Putnam Legislature continued its discussion Monday relating to the banning of polystyrene foam disposable food service containers used in Putnam County.  More...

Body Found Off Bike Trail Identified

The body of a 53-year-old homeless man, found in a ravine last week off the Putnam Bike Trail in Carmel, has been identified as that of Mark Conroy, Sheriff Don Smith said.  Smith said Conroy was known to police and had been living in the &ldquo More...

Girl Scout Wraps Up Silver Award Project at Cemetery

There are many old cemeteries near Mahopac. For my Silver Award Project, I took photos of the gravestones in the Cole Family Plot in Carmel. More...

Light Turnout Expected at Primaries

Registered members of the Republican, Democratic, Conservative, Independence and Green parties will be going to the polls next month to ballot for candidates who will represent their respective parties in November. More...

$24,000 Water Bill from Village of Brewster

Anna Almond nearly passed out when receiving a tax bill this month from the Village of Brewster.  She and her husband, Thomas, owed the municipality $12,176 for water consumption and $11,870 for sewer use.  More...

Retired Cop From Brewster Gets Probation

A retired NYPD officer residing in Brewster, who was found guilty of menacing for scuffling with a quadriplegic man while brandishing a handgun over loud music being played in his car, was sentenced to probation last week in Southeast Town Court.&nbs More...

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‘God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.’ James M. Barrie