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Fourth Of July Classic Attracts 350 Runners

Three hundred fifty hundred runners from throughout the region were up early on Independence Day and participated in the Taconic Road Runner’s 45th annual Putnam County Classic.  The eight-mile race began and ended at Mahopac High School.& More...

Mother, Daughter and Kitten Escape Early Morning Fire

Quick action on the part of first responders averted a calamity in Lake Carmel Friday for a woman, her teenaged daughter and the family’s pet kitten when an early morning fire broke out in a basement apartment contained in a building housing Pe More...

Christmas in July Thanks to Patterson Rotary

Christmas has come early for 19 charities and local organizations thanks to members of the Patterson Rotary.  The Rotarians invited members of the non-forprofits to their early morning breakfast meeting last week and presented checks in conjunct More...

Two Children Rescued on Lake Mahopac Thanks to Coast Guard Auxiliary

Members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary were at the right place at the right time and the result was a dramatic rescue of two children who encountered trouble while attempting to swim back to their boat in the middle of Lake Mahopac.  More...

Second Mahopac Teacher Dies Suddenly Within A Month

More sadness reported in the Mahopac School District following the sudden death of a second school teacher within the past few weeks.  Whitney “Chip” Hopkins, 49, died suddenly June 30. More...

Putnam Blood Drive Helps With Summer Demand

A steady stream of donors during Putnam’s semi-annual blood drive on the eve of the Fourth of July weekend sponsored by the Driscoll Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police in conjunction with the Putnam Bureau of Emergency Services, the Carmel More...

Ace Endico Is One Of Putnam’s Greatest Secrets

High on a hill off International Blvd. in Southeast, in a 100,000 square foot warehouse with an additional 60,000 square feet of space under construction, sits one of Putnam’s greatest secrets.  More...

Teens Accused of Pummeling and Robbing Pedestrian

An 18-year-old Brewster man walking with his girlfriend on Oak Street in Brewster was robbed and pummeled in broad daylight by two Brewster teens.  More...

Sheriff’s PBA Contract Memorandum Rejected

By a unanimous vote, the Putnam Legislature has rejected a memorandum of agreement hammered out by negotiators of the 80 member Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Cyclists Take to the Streets as Putnam Cycling Classic Rekindled

The weatherman was on the bicyclists’ side Sunday when a glorious morning greeted dozens of riding enthusiasts who participated in Putnam’s rekindled Tour de Putnam.  More...

Legislature Expands County’s Agricultural District

The Putnam Legislature Wednesday expanded the county’s Agricultural District to include parcels on both the eastern and western sides of the county.  More...

Three Dollar Robbery and Stabbing Leads to Arrests

A Brewster man is recovering from a stab wound while two young toughs are cooling their heels at the Putnam Correctional Facility facing felony charges following an early morning assault and robbery in downtown Brewster.  State Police reported t More...

Four Appointed to Agriculture Board

Residents of both eastern and western Putnam have been appointed to the county’s Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board.  More...

Brewster Schools Hosting Summer Free Meal Program

Brewster school officials realize the value and importance of a wholesome breakfast and lunch for all children.  Working in conjunction with the NYS Education Department and the U.S. More...

4-H Fair Week Designated in Putnam

Putnam’s 4-H Fair is right around the corner and the Putnam Legislature has designated the week of July 24 through July 30 as Putnam County 4-H Week throughout the county’s six towns and three villages.  The unanimous vote came at la More...

Putnam Celebrates Independence Day With Pyrotechnics Across County

Fireworks illuminated the skies over Putnam throughout the holiday weekend with celebrations and pyrotechnics displays countywide.  Thousands crowded into the Highlands Shopping Center off Route 312 in Southeast for the county’s largest di More...

Hanging Rope In Reservoir Causes Concern

A pre-Fourth of July discovery in the Middle Branch Reservoir in Southeast sent out the troops in massive fashion when emergency responders on the town, county and state level all rushed to the scene.  A pedestrian along the Putnam Bike Trail ob More...

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