September 15, 2016 RSS feed / General Stories

Keeping Putnam’s Waterways Pristine

With Lake Mahopac as a backdrop, State Senator Terrence Murphy last Thursday promised communities within his district access to a new funding stream that will assist Putnam officials in making improvements regarding watershed concerns.  More...

Hochul Visits for Economic Development

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul visited Cold Spring on Monday in an effort to highlight the economy and tourism, and generally show the flag for the governor’s office. More...

Ariano Sentenced to Jail for Forcible Touching

Lani Zaimi Ariano, the former Carmel-Mahopac restaurateur, was sentenced to jail for 60 days last week by Putnam County Judge James Rooney, after being found guilty last year of forcible touching a female waitress at his place of business in January More...

New Pastor Joins St. Andrew’s Church in Brewster

Welcome Rev. Jose Martinez!   Effective today, Thursday, the minister has joined St. More...

Tilly Foster Mine Discussed at Southeast Museum

The history of the Tilly Foster Mine was on the minds of those attending Saturday’s Cultural Arts Series at the Southeast Museum.  Museum executive director Amy Campanaro and instructor Norma Pereira, who is presenting the workshops, discu More...

Putnam Parents Return to School

From Brewster to Haldane, Carmel to Garrison and Mahopac to Putnam Valley, parents are returning to the classroom by participating in a series of curriculum explanation nights this month.  More...

Weird Crime of the week

Mom Charges Son With Larceny

A 23-year-old Carmel man is facing grand larceny charges after being turned into police by his mother.  The Sheriff’s Department arrested Ryan McKeown last Wednesday after the woman notified authorities that her son had stolen her credit c More...

Anthony DiPippo Retrial Delayed

Anthony DiPippo, twice convicted of killing12-yearold Josette Wright twentytwo years ago, will be back in the courtroom today (Thursday) as opening statements will be heard in his re-trial.  More...

Rotarians Celebrate ‘Toast Of The Month’

A beautiful evening at the Centennial Golf Club in Carmel greeted some three dozen Rotarians and their guests last Wednesday evening when the Carmel Rotary sponsored its ‘Toast of the Month’ get-together.  More...

Horse Rescue Brings Back Memories For Fire Official

The Labor Day rescue of “Nicholas,” a 30-year-old horse owned by a Patterson woman, brought back memories for Patterson Fire Department’s Assistant Chief Joe Nickisher.  If you recall, Nicholas’ life was saved thanks to t More...

150 Years of Service Celebrated at Sheriff’s Dept. Retirement Party

The main ballroom at the Putnam County Golf Course was filled to capacity Friday night when six members of the Putnam Sheriff’s Department were recognized on the occasion of their retirements.  More...

Legislature Fails To Appoint ‘Non-Planner’ Commissioner

The vote was 5-4, but since a super majority of six affirmative votes was needed to approve a charter change, the Putnam Legislature last week rejected a request to amend a section of the county charter allowing for a non-planner to serve as Commissi More...

Brewster Village Board Strengthens Taxicab Law

The Village of Brewster is Putnam’s only municipality with a taxicab ordinance on the books.  Members of the Village Board strengthened the legislation last week by requiring that taxicab license numbered lettering be provided by the villa More...

Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli Receives Warm Putnam Welcome

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli received a warm Putnam welcome last Thursday evening at an event in Mahopac.  More...

Brendan Hynes Passes Away at Age 82

Brendan Hynes epitomized Putnam’s Irish- American community.  Hynes, Carmel’s former Highway Superintendent, founder of the Putnam- Westchester Gaels Football Club, Putnam’s Emerald of the Year in 1990 and Grand Marshal of the More...

Evening Mail Delivery In Putnam?

Scores of residences in greater Carmel didn’t receive their mail Monday until after 7:30 p.m. More...

CAP’s Back to School Drive a Success

Children throughout the county are now back in class as the 2016-17 school year is in full swing.  Thanks to the generosity of scores of Putnam residents who donated to the Community Action Program (CAP), 300 boys and girls – who otherwise More...

Crash Ejects Engine From Car

A New York City pediatrician is lucky to be alive after her Audi coupe drove off Route 301 in Carmel Friday afternoon, careened down an embankment, struck several trees and a large rock before coming to rest less than 20 yards from the West Branch Re More...

Felony Drug Charges Lodged Against Putnam Valley Woman

A Putnam Valley woman already on probation for possessing controlled substances finds herself in deep trouble with the law after police found her to be in the possession of a quantity of cocaine during a home check.  The Sheriff’s Departme More...

Carmel Man Charged With Burglary

A Carmel man accused of burglarizing a popular Mahopac hair salon and stealing money from a cash register and workstation cubby is facing a lengthy state prison term if found guilty of the charges. More...

Bicyclist Critically Injured In Crash

A 73-year-old bicyclist from Stormville was critically injured Tuesday when struck by a pick-up truck while peddling along Route 301 in Kent Cliffs less than a mile from the Putnam Valley town line.  More...

Felony Charges Lodged On Taconic

A speeding vehicle on the Taconic State Parkway in Putnam Valley last Wednesday led to the arrest of a Brooklyn man on numerous felony charges.  State Police charged Brian Morgan, 41, with DWI and 1st degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a More...

Firefighters to ‘Play Ball’ For Charity

It’s been a busier week than normal for a group of Putnam firefighters and EMS providers.  Members of the Mahopac, Mahopac Falls, Kent, Lake Carmel and Putnam Lake Fire Departments have been honing their baseball skills in preparation for More...

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