May 23, 2017 RSS feed / General Stories

Family & Close Friends Gather in Florida for Funeral of Roger Ailes  Free Access 

Roger Ailes, the former CEO of Fox News and a giant in media and politics, was mourned Saturday morning during a service at St. Edward Church in Palm Beach. More...

Kati Mac Loves Senior Shelter Dogs

Kati Mac is truly an inspiration.  The Carmel woman’s love for senior shelter dogs and their often most unfortunate plight prompted her to pen a book “The Secret Adventures of Scruffy McMuffin”–a collage of short stories More...

EMS Call Unveils Terrible Case of Animal Hoarding

Putnam SPCA Chief Ken Ross described the discovery of a case of animal hoarding in Kent as being “totally deplorable.”  Kent Police were summoned to a small cottage at 14 Kent Acres Court off Gipsy Trail Road last Wednesday for a rep More...

Community Rallies for Declan McGrath

A gray morning turned into a brilliant sunny afternoon for dozens of friends, family and community members attending a fund raiser at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Carmel for Declan McGrath.  More...

Shared Services Initiative To Get Underway Across The County

A shared services initiative promoting both social as well as fiscal responsibility is underway across the county.  Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell kicked off the planning efforts last Thursday at a 90 minute long forum in Carmel attende More...

Troopers Recognized For Saving Drowning Man

A 40-year-old developmentally disabled man is alive today thanks to the quick and heroic actions on the part of two members of the New York State Police.  More...

Putnam Songwriter Makes It To The Big Time

Luck was on Dennis Mayes’ side recently when his son, Michael, met a SONY executive while talking shop about cars.  Mayes, a 1972 graduate of Carmel High School, has been composing country, folk and pop genre songs for years.  The mus More...

Clean Sweep for School Budgets

Cheers rang out at tabulation centers in each of Putnam’s six school districts Tuesday night when results of 2017-18 school budgets were announced.  For the second consecutive year, voters approved fiscal spending plans by large margins in More...

STEAM Enrichment Class Leads To Community Projects

In an effort to keep schools current in a rapidly changing world, a new educational emphasis has emerged that focuses science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics–disciplines which educators believe are most critical for students&rsqu More...

Camp Herrlich’s After School Programs Named Best In Region

Staff members at Camp Herrlich’s after school programs at Kent Elementary, Kent Primary, Matthew Paterson, George Fischer Middle and Pawling Elementary Schools have reason to celebrate this week after being named School Age Program of the Year More...

Beware! Ticks are Out in Force  Free Access 

Tick season has arrived with a vengeance. The mild winter and a large population of mice last year have experts believing there will be an increased number of ticks and the diseases they carry this summer. More...

Children’s Expo & Safety Fair Rescheduled for Sept.

The weatherman might have played scrooge earlier this month forcing the postponement of Putnam’s 12th annual Children’s Expo and Public Safety Day but organizers are determined that the show will go on and have rescheduled the event for S More...

FOP Presents Scholarships to Seniors

Five young women were presented Community Service scholarships last week for their outstanding neighborhood involvement by assisting others throughout Putnam County.  The recognition was made by the Putnam Chapter of the Fraternal Order of Polic More...

Memorial Day Observances Begin Friday

The unofficial beginning of summer—Memorial Day—is days away and officials on the state, county, town and village levels are encouraging residents to take time this weekend and attend a Memorial Day observance.  More...

Flag that Flew Over Capitol Presented to Wife of Putnam FOP Founder

Kathy O’Neill expressed great pride when an American flag that flew over the Capitol was presented to her last week during Police Memorial Day in memory of her late husband, Putnam FOP founder James O’Neill.  O’Neill passed awa More...

Jessi-Ann Bettcher Scholarship Remembers A Wonderful Young Woman

Jessi-Ann Bettcher never took life for granted but gave it her all. More...

Six Local Residents Graduate From NYS Police Academy

Six local residents were among the 192 graduates of the 205th Basic School for the New York State Police.  The six include: Ray Nakelski and Fred Wright from Mahopac; Rafael Bou from Carmel; Jamie Kasper from Holmes and Chris Colins and Mauro Pa More...

Carmel Resembled Cops and Robbers Thriller; Defendant Sent To Prison

Route Six near the entrance to the Palladin Center in Carmel resembled a cops and robbers thriller on the night of April 14, 2016, when as many as a dozen police cars with sirens blaring and emergency lights flashing converged on the normally quiet i More...

Super Summer In Store Thanks To YMCA-Brewster School Partnership

Dozens of children who otherwise might have spent a summer vacation around the house are eagerly looking forward to their recess next month. Why? More...

Breakfast Kicks Off Putnam’s Row of Honor

The appetizing aroma of bacon and pancakes filled the Carmel Veterans Hall Saturday as dozens of people attended a fund raising breakfast to kick off Putnam’s Row of Honor celebration.  More...

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