2020-02-04 E-Edition

Once Addicted to Drugs, Grads of Drug Court Tell of Second Chances & New Beginnings

Nine residents of Putnam County drew cheers and applause for accomplishing what some believed was the impossible – completion of the rigorous two-year Putnam Drug Treatment Court Program. Before family and friends who packed the historic Putnam Courthouse last Thursday afternoon, the graduates – David B., Kyla G., Danielle G., Robert K., Armaan O., Sean P., John P., Jeremy P., […]

Human Skull Found in Patterson

Tied to Case of Missing Danbury Woman

A human skull believed to be that of a 53-year-old woman was found Saturday behind the Putnam Diner on Route 22 in Patterson by a hunter who contacted police. Sheriff Robert Langley said investigators and uniformed personnel responded and processed the human remains. On October 20, 2017, Lealcria DeLima of Danbury was last seen by family after leaving her home. […]

Cops Hunt for Possible Child Molester

Separate Cases of Trying to Lure Young Children

This story has been updated:  Carmel Police Chief Michael Cazzari late Tuesday afternoon issued an update to the “Cops Hunt for Possible Child Molester Story.” “Detectives with the Town of Carmel Police Department interviewed the Good Samaritan who was in fact the driver of the pickup truck observed in a neighbor’s surveillance video. It was learned the driver did stop […]

Lawmakers Blast Cuomo Over Proposed Changes In STAR

Putnam’s two Democratic state lawmakers have sharply criticized Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo for his proposal that would remove upfront savings in property owners’ school tax bills if the homeowner earns more than $200,000 a year. Currently, New York’s popular STAR program provides tax breaks to some three million New Yorkers on their primary residence, averaging in Putnam around $1,200, to […]

Maloney Calls for ‘Truth’ in Impeachment Trial

Lively Town Hall Meeting Covers Gamut of Topics

By Douglas Cunningham   PUTNAM VALLEY – U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, who sits on the House Intelligence Committee and who questioned some of the witnesses during the House impeachment, said the House should not revisit the impeachment question even if the Senate acquits President Trump this week, as it is expected to do today (Feb. 5). At this point, […]

Dangers of Gaming Apps Revealed with Arrest in Southeast

The dangers of online gaming have been showcased by a recent case in Putnam County. The Sheriff’s Department reported the arrest Friday of a New Hampshire man who traveled to Putnam in order to meet a Southeast woman – after hacking into her account and allegedly exhibiting a jealous rage towards her. Deputy Jonathan Irwin responded to the woman’s residence […]

Remembering the Four Chaplains From USAT Dorchester in WWII

Veterans from across the county gathered at the Brewster American Legion Post Saturday to recall the Saga of the Four Chaplains who stood on the deck of the sinking USAT Dorchester in World War II and led men in prayer as the boat sank into the frigid waters of the North Atlantic. The date was February 3, 1943, when an […]

Things to Do

Cupid is on the Way!

2020-Drug Crisis in our Backyard Spotlight Family Support Group. More info: drugcrisisinourbackyard.org, ssal@drugcrisisinourbackyard.com, 845-842- 1212. Open to the public. No registration required. Jan 3-Feb 7(Fridays) 2pm “Move Every Day” class at Reed Lib, Carmel. More info/ reg: carmellibrary.org Jan 6-Feb 24 Chair Yoga at Reed Lib, Carmel. More info/reg: carmellibrary.org Feb 1-23 United for the Troops Comfort Items Collection at […]

Drivers Obey the Law on Super Bowl Sunday

Police were out in force on Super Bowl Sunday evening checking for intoxicated motorists and others disobeying the state’s vehicle and traffic laws. In Putnam County, not a single DWI arrest was made. Sheriff’s deputies, Carmel, Kent, Brewster Village and Cold Spring Police along with State Police added patrols but not a single driving while under the influence of alcohol […]