March 14, 2017 RSS feed / General Stories

BHS Juniors Compete This Weekend In US Eastern Ski Championships

Christopher McCarthy and Keegan O’Connor, two juniors at Brewster High School, have been skiing since early childhood. More...

Sea Of Blue Remembers Mark Gilmore

The Putnam County seat resembled a sea of blue Tuesday when hundreds of officers from throughout the region paid their respects to the family of Sheriff’s Department Senior Investigator Mark Gilmore.  More...

Cold Spring To Benefit From $875,000 State Loans

Cold Spring has been granted loans totaling $875,000 to finance costs associated with the planning, design and construction that will result in the rehabilitation and upgrade of the village’s sewer collection system in the Fair and Market Stree More...

Hungarian Ambassador George Pataki?

President Trump is being encouraged by a group of Hungarian Americans to name Putnam resident and former Governor George Pataki as ambassador to their homeland.  According to the Hungarian newspapers, Daily News Hungary and HMO, a lobby group in More...

Donkey Cart Still Missing

It’s been two months since a sentimental concrete donkey and cart planter were stolen from a yard off Fair Street in Carmel.  Gloria Maloney continues to hope that whoever stole the 300 pound statue valued at $1,000 will have second though More...

Putnam Valley And Garrison Residents Win Spirit Awards

Three residents of Putnam Valley and Garrison are among eight recipients of 2017 Spirit Awards that will be presented next month at a gala in Mahopac.  The awards are presented annually by the non-for-profit group Support Connection that offers More...

Larceny At Home Depot Leads To Arrest

A Patterson woman faces charges of larceny for allegedly stealing merchandise from the Home Depot store in Southeast. More...

Brewster-Carmel Garden Club Offers Scholarships

Members of the Brewster- Carmel Garden Club desire to encourage the next generation to carry on the care and stewardship of Mother Earth.  The organization will again be offering this spring two $750 scholarships for seniors attending Brewster a More...

BHS Graduate Named as Truman Scholar Finalist

Congratulations Nick Santamaria.  The 2014 graduate of Brewster High School currently in his junior year at the University of South Carolina has been named as a Truman Scholar Finalist.  More...

Legislature Confirms Appointments To Three Boards

By unanimous votes, the Putnam Legislature last week confirmed appointments to three boards serving residents of the county in a variety of ways.  Appointed to the Putnam County Electrical Examiners Board were Carmine Ricci of Philipstown, John More...

Putnam Arts Council Distributes $11,000 In Grants

A variety of organizations from Brewster to Cold Spring have been awarded $11,000 in Putnam Arts Fund grants through New York State following a rigorous process coordinated by the Putnam Arts Council.  The Putnam Legislature last week approved t More...

Hawaiian Purim Fiesta Celebrated In Carmel

The Jewish holiday of Purim was celebrated in a most unusual fashion in Carmel Sunday when Christians and Jews gathered at Putnam Chabad for the region’s first Hawaiian Purim Fiesta.  More...

Carmel Cops Get New Contract

A new contract has been negotiated by members of the Carmel Town Board and Carmel Police Benevolent Association.  Officers, sergeants and detectives had been working without a contract leading to an arbitration hearing which resulted in the rati More...

Putnam DMV On Mind Of County Legislature

Putnam County Clerk Michael Bartolotti wants the public to know that the Putnam DMV office is “open for business.”  Recent changes to registration and license renewal notifications have resulted in confusion for many customers.  More...

Drug Treatment Court Violator Sent To Prison For 12 Years

A New York City man has learned the hard way: Violate the terms and conditions of Putnam Drug Treatment Court and wind up in state prison.  Tiquan Lewis, 31, was sentenced to 12 years in a maximum security penitentiary by Putnam County Judge las More...

A Steeple 70 Years in the Making

Steeped in a rich history, the Drew United Methodist Church, located at 28 Gleneida Avenue in Carmel, continues not only its mission of community outreach, but also in the upkeep of its beautiful stone building, which has been part of the Lake Glenei More...

Big Rig Hits TSP Overpass

An out-of-state trucker apparently unaware that ‘big rigs’ are not permitted to drive along the Taconic State Parkway caused delays for southbound drivers early Friday when his International Harvester struck an overpass carrying the TSP o More...

Consul General of Guatemala visits Brewster

Dozens of Putnam’s newest residents converged on the Iglesia Fuente de Gracia Church in Brewster Saturday evening to learn about their rights under the law in the wake of President Trump’s threats to deport millions of undocumented person More...

CFD Auxiliary - 68 Years Old And Going Strong

The Carmel Fire Department Auxiliary is comprised of a dedicated group of women who since 1949 have stood by their men.  Now celebrating their 68th year of service, the auxiliary continues to provide firefighters with both physical and moral sup More...

A Chilly Day For The Wearing Of The Green At St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Everyone was a “little bit Irish” in Mahopac Sunday for Putnam County’s 41st annual St. More...

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