May 16, 2017 RSS feed / General Stories

Special Mother’s Day Celebration At Buddhist Monastery

Mother’s Day was celebrated in special fashion at the Chuang Yen Monastery in Kent Cliffs Sunday when hundreds of people attended the annual garden party and Bathing Buddha celebration.  More...

IRS Scammers Hit Putnam County

DO NOT CALL 206-823- 3351!  That’s the message from law enforcement officials in the wake of an apparent IRS scam being perpetuated on Putnam residents.  Authorities reported six queries being received in the past few days from local More...

Trio Pleads Guilty In Trash Scam

A father and son residing in Brewster in addition to a resident of Florida have pleaded guilty to charges of inflating the tonnage of trash hauled from commercial businesses in Westchester during the past two years.  More...

Kids’ Day Returns

Dr. Bear has come out of hibernation, which means good news for Putnam Hospital Center. More...

More Bad News For Erin Meagher

Erin Meagher, a highly recognized fixture in Putnam’s business community who was arrested in March for allegedly using Chamber of Commerce money like a “personal slush fund,” received some additional bad news last week when the 26-y More...

Today is School Election Day in Putnam

Today (Tuesday) is school election day across Putnam County when residents of each school district will decide the fate of school budgets for the 2017-18 school year in addition to electing trustees to boards of education. More...

Middle School Kids Bring Cheer To Nursing And Rehabilitation Center

The faces of dozens of senior citizens calling the Putnam Nursing and Rehabilitation Center home lit up like holiday trees last Wednesday when students from the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter at the George Fischer Middle School in More...

CHS Seeks Partnerships With Businesses

Officials at Carmel High School are seeking assistance from local businesses for its Student Work Experience Program. More...

Carmel Police Join Relay For Life In Special Way

The Carmel Police Department has joined the Relay for Life initiative this spring in a special way.  Officials have affixed special relay decals on all police cruisers that will remain through the duration of the county’s walks.  Rela More...

Brewster Man Wanted For Murder In Guatemala Is Deported

A Brewster man wanted in his native Guatemala for murder has been deported by U.S. More...

Three New Battalions Appointed

Putnam Commissioner of Emergency Services Tony Sutton has appointed three new battalion commanders to assist local fire and EMS providers countywide.  The trio includes James Gagliardo, George Wahlers and Shawn Keeler.  Gagliardo, Battalion More...

Dangerous Dog Ordinance Under Review By Putnam Legislators

Putnam County lawmakers have begun reviewing a dangerous dog ordinance that, if enacted, will put teeth into the law against those who harbor canines deemed perilous by a court of law.  Ken Ross, Chief of the SPCA, met with members of the Legisl More...

Mental Health Association Recognizes Pillars Of Improving Treatment, Recovery

“Everyone can be an ambassador for good mental health.”  Those were the words of Megan Castellano, executive director of the Mental Health Association of Putnam County, at its annual recognition breakfast last week in Mahopac.   More...

Peer Mediation Assists Students To Resolve Conflicts

Peer mediation is at the forefront at Putnam Valley High School.  School officials reported recently that 90 percent of all mediation sessions result in an agreement that satisfies not only the parties but teachers, administrators and parents as More...

State Troopers Save Drowning Man In Brewster

A 40-year-old developmentally disabled man is alive today thanks to the quick and heroic actions on the part of two members of the New York State Police.  More...

Connecticut Man Charged In I-684 Road Rage Incident

A Connecticut man has some explaining to do when appearing next week in North Salem Town Court after allegedly pointing a BB gun at a passing motorist during what police have called an incident of road rage.  State Police Wednesday arrested Alis More...

Carmel Middle School Kids Read One Million Pages

Fifth graders at the George Fischer Middle School in Carmel are reading champions.  Working together, students achieved their goal last week by reading 1,032,314 pages for the current school year. More...

Putnam’s Crème de la Crème Young People Recognized

High school students from across the county graduating next month have been lauded for their efforts by members of the Putnam Legislature.  The young men and women were recognized for their contributions through volunteer service while serving w More...

Retired Teachers Association Names 2017 Scholarship Recipients

The Putnam County Retired Teachers’ Association has named 10 scholarship winners for the current school year.  Each June, the organization presents the scholarships to deserving high school graduates at Board of Education meetings countywi More...

Foreclosures Continue To Decline

Both foreclosure actions in addition and docketed foreclosure judgments – where people actually lose their homes ¬– continue to decline across the county.  More...

Putnam County Chosen As Pilot For Resilient Children Initiative

Putnam County has been selected as one of two pilot communities nationwide to assess and improve capacities in meeting the needs of children during crisis and emergency situations.   More...

Mahopac Student Wins Art Competition

Congratulations Alana Green!   The Mahopac High School student has taken top honors in this year’s Congressional art competition for her original work tabbed “Angel.”  More...

Volunteers Spruce Up Reservoir Shoreline

Volunteers were up early Saturday and within a couple of hours cleaned unsightly debris from the eastern shoreline of the West Branch Reservoir in Carmel.  Members of the OASIS Sportsman’s Club worked in conjunction with the New York City More...

Sacred Heart Church Celebrates Good Shepherd Sunday

Good Shepherd Sunday was celebrated in special fashion for parishioners at Sacred Heart Church in Putnam Lake.  A procession of lambs followed Deacon Mark Shkreli outside the church to the statue of the Blessed Mother–a parade that include More...

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