February 14, 2017 RSS feed / General Stories

Putnam County’s DMV Provides Service With A Smile

Putnam County’s Department of Motor Vehicle’s office in Southeast is heralded around the state as one of the finest.  The reason is simple: Impeccable service performed by an incredibly supportive customer friendly staff.  More...

Legislature to Pay $49 an Hour For Interim Counsel Services

The Putnam Legislature voted unanimously Tuesday to pay deputy county attorneys $49 per hour who attend legislative committee meetings for legal advice until a successor to Clement Van Ross can be found.  More...

Carmel Highway Dept. to Restock Fleet of Trucks

The Town of Carmel will soon be replenishing its fleet of small vehicles at a cost not to exceed $300,000.  The Town Board last week authorized the floating of a bond to pay for the vehicles which include two Ford lowboys equipped with sanders a More...

Thousands Without Power Across Putnam

Thousands of Putnam residents found themselves in the dark Monday due to a series of massive power outages caused by trees falling onto utility lines as the result of high winds. More...

Van Carrying Handicapped Clients Overturns

Two handicapped women were injured Friday afternoon when a van in which they were riding drove off the right shoulder of the road and overturned down a steep embankment.  The mishap occurred on Farm-to-Market Road in Patterson when the driver lo More...

WEIRD CRIME OF THE WEEK

Patterson Man Arrested in Gun Club Theft

Felony charges were lodged against a Patterson man last week following his alleged theft of a shotgun and reported burglary of a popular northern Westchester gun club.  Brian Windover was arrested by New Castle Police Wednesday after he allegedl More...

Kent Volunteer Fire Department Installs Officers For The Year

Justin Byrne and Steven Gasparrini will lead the Kent Volunteer Fire Department for 2017.  Byrne took his oath as Chief and Gasparrini as Assistant Chief at the department’s annual installation dinner Saturday evening before more than 125 More...

Rapid Response Averts Calamity In Putnam Valley

A rapid response by firefighters from several departments early Monday averted a calamity for a Putnam Valley family when their home caught fire.  Fire horns sounded at 6 a.m. More...

Putnam Volunteers Create Pinwheels For Prevention

Thousands of pinwheels will be on display throughout Putnam County in the next month thanks to the Pinwheel Campaign, in conjunction with April being declared as Child Abuse Awareness Month.  The Child Advocacy Center working with county governm More...

Careless Drivers: Every Parent’s Worry

Local officials are reminding the public that school bus safety is of paramount concern with thousands of boys and girls waiting at bus stops from Brewster to Cold Spring and from Patterson to Garrison each school day.  More...

Local Religious Leaders Sign Declaration of Concern

Religious leaders from throughout Putnam and northern Westchester have signed a ‘declaration of concern’ in support of local residents who feel targeted by government actions due to their nationality, religion or immigration status.  More...

Southeast Democrats Seek Candidates For November Elections

Democrats in the greater Brewster-Southeast area are seeking candidates to run in the November general election.  Democratic chairwoman Cathy Croft has asked: “Are you ready to make a difference? More...

CAREERS Support Solutions: New Name, Same Mission

CAREERS for People with Disabilities has a new name, yet the non-profit now called CAREERS Support Solutions continues to provide job training and placement, in addition to ongoing support for individuals with disabilities, just as it has for the pas More...

Weekend Traffic Nightmare In Kent

Motorists attempting to traverse roads in and around the Lake Carmel-Kent area Saturday found themselves in a quagmire due to a tractor trailer mishap eight miles away in Stormville.  A big rig struck the rear of another 18-wheeler at 3:30 am on More...

Patterson Boy Scouts Conduct Super Bowl Food Drive

Patterson Boy Scout Troop 440 spent a portion of its Super Bowl weekend outside the new Acme Market in Patterson collecting food products and personal items for the less fortunate.  Thirty-six cases of assorted food and personal care items were More...

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