July 16, 2015 RSS feed / General Stories

Leah Cecchini Benefits From Guglielmo Golf Outing

Leah Cecchini is the bravest seven-year-old you would ever want to meet. In October 2013, just after starting kindergarten at the Matthew Paterson Elementary School, Leah was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. More...

Tax Certioraris To Cost Carmel Taxpayers

Taxpayers in the Town of Carmel will be forced to come up with more than $1 million to settle 10 lawsuits involving the re-assessment of commercial property in the greater Carmel-Mahopac area.  The litigation, called tax certiorari, is common th More...

More Photos From The Mahopac Fire Department Parade

Top Left: The Mahopac Falls FD is represented by its 1930s’ vintage Mack truck. Top Right: The Mahopac FD leads the parade. Bottom Left: The sounds of music reverberate along Route 6. More...

Maloney Praises Legislation

Putnam County Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney commended his colleagues on both sides of the aisle Monday for approving legislation to fight Lyme Disease.  The Cold Spring Democrat joined Republican Congressman Chris Gibson of Ulster County at a More...

Keep Fido Home In The Extreme Heat

The president of the Putnam Humane Society, Michele Dugan, has a simple message to pet owners this time of the year: “Do your pet and yourself a favor: ‘Keep him home when the mercury begins to climb.’”   More...

Pastor Will Recognized By Legislature

On July 7, 1952, the Rev. Willett Porter met the love of his life, Shirley, at the former Drew Seminary for Girls in Carmel.  More...

Three Generations of Sabellico Family Grow & Harvest American Dream

Sabellico Greenhouses and Florist is an American dream grown from seed. More...

Counting Butterflies

The first of its kind in Putnam County!  Citizen scientists will be up early on Saturday to join members of the Kent Conservation Advisory Committee by counting butterflies.  The activity is being coordinated by the Kent Conservation Adviso More...

Second Brewster Woman Accosted in Danbury

For the second time in less than a month a Brewster woman received the fright of her life behind the wheel while driving in Danbury.  More...

4-H Fair Week Designated in Putnam County

Putnam’s 4-H Fair is right around the corner and the Putnam Legislature has designated the week of July 20 through July 26 as Putnam County 4-H Week throughout the county’s six towns and three villages.  The unanimous vote came at la More...

Legislature Renews Lease at Tilly Foster

Teresa Delahanty wears two hats while employed by Putnam County.  She serves as secretary to Commissioner of Highways and Facilities Fred Pena as well as a veterinary technician with the qualifications and expertise to provide care for animals h More...

Cops Run Ragged Investigating Crashes

Friday was one of ‘those’ days in Putnam County.  Despite clear skies, glorious sunshine and dry road conditions, police were run ragged answering a number of crashes from Carmel to Cold Spring.  A motorcyclist was injured in Ph More...

Putnam Valley Library Seeks Public Budget Vote

Feeling underrepresented by the town and unable to properly perform its role in the community, the Putnam Valley Library is looking to place its budget in the hands of the people this November. More...

Friends of Karen Kicks Off Back to School

Summer may be in full swing but at Friends of Karen, ‘Back to School’ is on the minds of administration and staff.  More...

Lost Regents Exams at North Salem High

A dozen and a half Earth Science Regents exams taken by 8th graders at the North Salem Middle-Senior High School in June are missing.  Principal Patricia Cyganovich said school officials turned the building upside down and searched from top to b More...

Fire Department Recognizes 185 Years of Service

Charles Fowler, Ed O’Hara, Ken Clair, Phil McMurray and Christopher Milano are Putnam’s unsung ‘heroes.’  The five men have served a combined 185 years of dedication to the Brewster Fire Department by answering the sound More...

Suspect in Stormville Larcenies Arrested

An East Fishkill man believed responsible for a rash of burglaries in the StormvillePecksville area near the Kent Town line has been arrested by law enforcement in Dutchess County.  More...

Brewster Fire Parade is Wednesday

Firefighters will be sprucing up their apparatus this weekend while bands will be rehearsing in preparation for Wednesday’s Brewster Fire Department inspection parade.  The July 22 extravaganza steps off at 7 p.m. More...

Man Charged with Felony Rape

A Brewster man faces felony charges of first degree rape for allegedly sexually accosting a minor in Southeast.  The Sheriff’s Department arrested Hugo Velasquez, 19, last week following an investigation conducted by members of the Sheriff More...

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