LEGAL NOTICES for December 15, 2011

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN BY THE TOWN OF PATTERSON BOARD OF APPEALS of a public hearing to be held on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Patterson Town Hall, 1142 Route 311, Patterson, Putnam County, New York to consider the following applications:   1)        Patricia Tanzi Case #03-11 – Special Use Permit – Held over from […]

Eldridge Hailed for Service

Paul Eldridge is back at his desk this week as the county’s Personnel Director. Members of the Putnam Legislature paused in their deliberations at the December monthly meeting of the board by issuing a proclamation commending and thanking Eldridge for serving as the county’s first appointed County Executive from January 1 through Nov.11. Eldridge took over the reins of county […]

A New Class Of Leaders

A new class of leaders has graduated from Youth Court. Forty-eight young men and women received kudos and congratulations from elected officials and members of the judiciary last Wednesday evening during the 24th annual Youth Court commencement before a SRO audience at the historic Putnam Courthouse in Carmel. The NYS Office of Children and Family Services and Putnam County fund […]

Projects to Get State Aid

Putnam is slated to receive more than $8 million from New York State to kickstart projects designed to stimulate the county’s economy. The strong showing in the state’s economic development sweepstakes was announced Monday by County Executive MaryEllen Odell at a noon-time news conference in her refurbished office on the third floor of the County Office Building in Carmel. Odell […]

Court Date Set on Legal Ads

A court date has been set in January for Supreme Court to hear the Putnam County Courier’s challenge of county lawmakers’ decision to use a largely free newspaper to publish legal notices, passing over the Courier and its large, verified subscription base. The latest date, agreed to by lawyers for the Putnam County Legislature, the Courier and the Putnam County […]

Guilty Plea for Sales Tax Thief

A Mahopac man is facing a seven year state prison term after pleading guilty to felony charges of grand larceny for stealing more than $1 million in state and local sales tax from his businesses in Kent and Mahopac. William Dring, 54. copped the guilty plea last week in Putnam County Court as part of a plea bargain agreement. Dring […]

Man Gets 12 Years For Assaulting 80-Year Old

Sheriff Don Smith called the sexual assault of an 80-year-old Southeast woman while she slept in her home “one of the county’s most heinous crimes.” Now the man convicted of that horrendous act will be spending the next 12 years in state prison. Putnam County Judge James Rooney sentenced Maurizio Magnotta, 48, of Brewster to the period of incarceration last […]

New Script for Putnam Catholics

Deeper Meaning from Revised Missal?

As the Fourth Sunday of Advent approaches, Catholics across the county have had several Sundays to get used to the New Roman Missal, an updated English translation of the prayers of the Mass. As the latest English translation of the communal prayers of the Church, the document fundamentally influences all Catholic worship. Pope John Paul II called for this new […]

Disaster Exercise at Indian Point

It was only a drill but for eight hours last Wednesday more than 150 volunteers and employees of Putnam County participated in a disaster exercise relating to an emergency response at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan. Putnam joined its neighbors in Westchester, Orange and Rockland counties for the drill that was monitored by both officials from the […]

Finally – Some Really Good News For Suburban Small Businesses on MTA

From The Chamber

The independent business community of Putnam County gained two huge victories in the past week, with the passage of MTA Tax reform and the awarding of some $67 million for the Mid Hudson region. These developments should have an immediate impact on the economic climate of our region. The MTA Tax has been a burden on our business community since […]