April 18, 2017 RSS feed / General Stories

Putnam Rotarians Welcome District Governor to Mahopac

Rotarians representing chapters from Carmel to Cold Spring welcomed District Governor Louis Turpin with open arms last week at a joint Rotary luncheon in Mahopac. More...

34 Are Proud To Be Americans

Putnam’s first naturalization ceremony of the year resulted in 34 new citizens from 22 countries taking their oaths of office.  The ceremony was held last Wednesday at the historic Putnam Courthouse before family and friends.  More...

Legislature Calls on State to Approve Video Conferencing

In the summer of 2014, newspaper headlines forecast that Putnam would begin streamlining the justice process by allowing defendants to appear in court for routine appearances via video technology.  Now three years later the initiative has gone n More...

Generosity Abounds on Easter at Monastery

Generosity abounded on Easter Sunday morning at the Chuang Yen Monastery in western Kent when the Buddhist Association of the United States presented a check for $5,000 to members of the Kent Volunteer Fire Department for its new ambulance slated to More...

Super Spring Break for Dozens of Area Kids

Summer arrived two months early at Camp Wilbur Herrlich in Patterson last week when dozens of area children enjoyed their spring break by participating in summertime activities at the sprawling campgrounds.  More...

9-1-1 Dispatchers Are A Special Breed

Putnam County’s 9-1-1 dispatchers are the first to people the rest of us call in the event of crisis or emergency.   More...

Military Collectible Show Takes Place On Saturday in Patterson

Putnam’s annual Military Collectible Show is expected to attract people of all ages to the Patterson Recreation Center Saturday for a look back in time.   More...

Weird Crime of the week

Driver Accused of Eating Marijuana to Conceal it From Police

State troopers did a double take after stopping a vehicle on Brewster’s Main Street last Wednesday night.  Inside the car, troopers found Alex Orsher, 25, of Wilton, Ct. More...

Spelling Bee to Raise Money for Mental Health

Officials at Putnam Family and Community Services are encouraging the public to “make your reservation today!”  Next Thursday, April 27, the non-profit that provides recovery-based mental health, chemical dependency treatment and pre More...

Free Coin and Stamp Appraisals This Weekend

The annual Croton River Coin Club’s free appraisals of U.S. and foreign coins and paper money as well as stamps, medals and tokens is expected to attract large crowds to Carmel FD headquarters this weekend.  More...

Putnam’s Family Fishing Day is Next Saturday

Moms, dads and kids of all ages will be converging on Lake Gleneida in Carmel next Saturday, April 29, for what has become a Putnam County tradition – the 5th Annual Family Fishing Day.  More...

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‘No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.’ ~Hal Borland