Foreclosures Climbing Across Putnam

Economy still difficult

Here’s a statistic Putnam isn’t proud of: New York State’s second smallest county in geography—larger only than Rockland County—is ranked among the top statewide when it comes to foreclosure actions. According to the New York State Association of Realtors, for the first seven months of this year, 182 foreclosure actions have been initiated, as compared to 130 for the same […]

Time-Capsule Ideas Needed as Putnam’s 200th Closes



Time-capsule suggestions are being sought from the public for the capsule that will be buried on Veterans Day this year. Suggestions can be forwarded to the Bicentennial Committee, Putnam Office Building, 40 Gleneida Ave., Carmel, NY 10512 or emailed to Libby. Pataki@putnamcountyny.gov. The year of 2012 has been a year of Bicentennial celebrations across Putnam County. From the Bicentennial Ball […]

Legislators Breeze Through Monthly Meeting



Tuesday’s regular monthly meeting of the Putnam Legislature was the shortest on record. The meeting started promptly at 7 p.m. and despite a 14-minute presentation by Thomas Conklin, executive director of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley, the session ended at 7:29 p.m. Lawmakers breezed through a 16 item agenda with virtually no discussion or debate, approving each of […]

Girl, 12, Gives Humane Society a Lift



Kelly O’Toole’s efforts have given the Putnam Humane Society a needed lift. The twelve-year-old resident of Southeast presented a check for $631 to the society’s president Michelle Dugan Tuesday afternoon as proceeds from a Labor Day festival at the Vail’s Grove Pavilion. Kelly explained that a 50/50 raised $400 and the remainder came from donations collected from guests at the […]

Mahopac School To Treat Sewage



A project that began 15 years ago on the Mahopac School District campus in Mahopac Falls is nearing completion that will allow the district to treat its own sewage. During a visit to the site adjacent to the Mahopac School’s Transportation Depot last week, Superintendent Thomas Manko recalled how in 1997 former Assistant Superintendent Dave Chapman applied for a permit […]

Another School Year, Another First Day

Students across region return to class

Putnam Primary Day Is Sept. 13



Next Thursday, Sept. 13, is Putnam’s third Primary Day of 2012. The liveliest race is almost certainly that involving state Senator Stephen Saland, whose 41st District for the first time will be representing constituents in Putnam County on January 1, 2013. He faces a GOP challenge from Neil Di Carlo of Brewster. Essentially, Di Carlo is attacking from Saland’s right […]

Ground Broken for Biz Park



The name Hartshorn has been synonymous with paving in Putnam County for more than 50 years and now George Hartshorn Jr. has broken ground for Hartshorn Professional Park on Ludingtonville Road off I-84 in the Holmes section of the Town of Kent. With county and town officials in attendance last week, a ribbon was cut and work began on the […]

Putnam Prepares for 9/11 Ceremonies



Final plans are being made this week for the 11th anniversary of the day that changed the world forever—September 11, 2001. Remembrances begin on Sunday evening in Mahopac outside Carmel Town Hall when a ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the dedication of the town’s September 11 memorial. On Tuesday, a Patriot Day celebration is planned at 8:30 […]

Hayworth Impressed by Camp Herrlich



The summer camp season has ended for another year, now that children have returned to the classroom this week. More than 750 boys and girls took advantage of a variety of programs offered at Camp Herrlich in Patterson throughout the summer. Last week, as the final days of the camp activities were winding down, Congresswoman Nan Hayworth visited the sprawling […]