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Health Department Schedules Three Flu Clinics; First Set for September 22

Health Department Schedules Three Flu Clinics; First Set for September 22

Skilled and experienced nurses at the Putnam County Department of Health are ready to administer countless flu vaccinations this season at three fall flu clinics. Getting vaccinated as early as possible has advantages since it takes about two weeks for antibodies to develop and provide protection. The first flu vaccination clinic is Monday, September 22 […]

Town of Kent Felt ‘Besieged’ by County Health Dept. Over Summer

Town of Kent Felt ‘Besieged’ by County Health Dept. Over Summer

Summer might be over and kids might be in school rather than at the beach, but that doesn’t mean some Town of Kent public officials and residents aren’t still fuming over actions taken by Putnam County’s Department of Health. Over the month of August, Supervisor Maureen Fleming expressed frustration and exasperation in an interview, citing […]

Repub. Candidate for Lt. Gov. Visits Putnam as Fight Against Cuomo Heightens

Repub. Candidate for Lt. Gov. Visits Putnam as Fight Against Cuomo Heightens

Addressing everything from repealing the SAFE Act and improving a weak economic climate in New York, to a primary night that exposed sitting Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo, Republican candidate for Lt. Governor Christopher Moss had a straightforward conversation with roughly 50 attendees Wednesday night at the Paladin Center in Carmel. Fresh off of a New […]

Thirteen Suspects Nabbed by Sheriff’s Office During Compliance Check

Thirteen Suspects Nabbed by Sheriff’s Office During Compliance Check

Every year, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department conducts a sweeping alcoholic beverage sales compliance check that carries on for several weeks over the summer. With Putnam County Communities that Care Coalition aiding in the funding for the initiative, the sheriff’s narcotics enforcement unit nabbed 13 individuals arrested and accused of selling alcoholic beverages to underage […]

Putnam Primary Election Night Coverage Keys in on Two Leg. Races

Putnam Primary Election Night Coverage Keys in on Two Leg. Races

Primary night in Putnam County saw newcomer Toni Addonizio emerge victorious in dominating fashion over incumbent Lou Tartaro and a race between incumbent Dini LoBue and challenger Amy Sayegh that still has plenty of script left to be written. In the Legislative 3 race, Addonizio pulled away from Tartaro and won with ease in the […]

Board of Election Could Take Over Cold Spring’s Polling

Board of Election Could Take Over Cold Spring’s Polling

The Village of Cold Spring may not be running its own election next year. During a work session Tuesday night, while far from concrete, village trustees discussed having the Putnam County Board of Elections (BOE) run Cold Spring’s elections, rather than the municipality handling it by itself. Mayor Ralph Falloon said looking for ways to […]

Breast Cancer Symposium at Putnam Hospital Center

Breast Cancer Symposium at Putnam Hospital Center

After the initial shock of a breast cancer diagnosis, where do you turn? Patients who have a complete understanding of their disease and treatment plan can have improved outcomes. Unfortunately, many do not know about the “patient specific” approach used in formulating the best treatment plan. Putnam Hospital Center is looking to change that. A […]

Butterfield Project Moves Forward in Cold Spring

Butterfield Project Moves Forward in Cold Spring

By Neal Rentz The site of a former hospital in Cold Spring that has remained dormant for 25 years may be moving closer toward being developed. Representatives of the Butterfield Project appeared before the Cold Spring Planning Board at the Sept. 3 work session. Butterfield Realty is proposing a mixed use project on the 5.7 […]

Calls for Senior Center at Butterfield Loud, But Not Unanimous

Calls for Senior Center at Butterfield Loud, But Not Unanimous

Although she died a couple of years ago, Gloria Larese can still recall a Philipstown resident and senior citizen by the name of Nancy, who for all her life was hoping for a new senior center to frequent on the western side of Putnam County. But as time dragged on, Nancy began to wonder if […]

Mahopac High and Middle School Out of Lockdown

Mahopac High and Middle School Out of Lockdown

The Mahopac School District held its first day of school Thursday, but that doesn’t necessarily mean things carried on without a hitch. Both Mahopac High and Middle school were on lockdown after a fleeing suspect was thought to be in the area. The two schools are currently back to normal, according to Mahopac School District’s […]

Murphy Touts Fiscal, Conservative Issues in State Senate Run

Murphy Touts Fiscal, Conservative Issues in State Senate Run

When weighing a run for the 40th state Senate District seat, Terrence Murphy and his wife, Caroline, discussed the possibility of moving south where the cost of living would be more affordable or staying and getting involved in their community and state. It’s a conversation the couple also had when Murphy ran for Yorktown Town […]

Castelli Looks at Experience, Record as Keys in GOP Primary Bid

Castelli Looks at Experience, Record as Keys in GOP Primary Bid

Robert Castelli finds himself in a bit of an unusual position for next Tuesday’s Republican primary in the 40th state Senate District against Terrence Murphy. For the first time in his political career, which has included four years on the Lewisboro Town Board and nearly three years in the Assembly, Castelli isn’t the choice of […]

Water and Sewer Bill in Dispute and Under Review

Water and Sewer Bill in Dispute and Under Review

A $24,000 water and sewer bill, in which the Village of Brewster imposed retroactively on two long time residents, is now in dispute as Thomas and Anna Almond came face to face with the village board last Wednesday—and brought an attorney with them. The Almonds, who were charged a sewer bill of $12,176.49 and a […]

Republicans Castelli and Murphy to Debate Wednesday

Republicans Castelli and Murphy to Debate Wednesday

By Elena Castriota – As the Sep. 9th primary date approaches rapidly, Yorktown Councilman Terrence Murphy and former state Assemblyman Bob Castelli are preparing to show the public why they’re the right choice for the Republican spot in the 40th senate district this Wednesday during a Tea Party hosted debate. Murphy and Castelli might share some […]

Putnam DA Charges Zaimi’s Lawyer with Witness Tampering, Bribery

Putnam DA Charges Zaimi’s Lawyer with Witness Tampering, Bribery

By Janine Bowen Westchester County attorney George Galgano was indicted Thursday afternoon on several charges including bribing a witness and tampering with a witness. Galgano, 40, pled not guilty to the two felony charges, as well as misdemeanor charges of conspiracy. The witness involved was the victim of a sexual assault case that Mahopac restaurant […]

Wagner: I Will be Putnam County’s Senator

Wagner: I Will be Putnam County’s Senator

Flanked by several of his union supporters, Justin Wagner, the Democratic candidate in the 40th state senate district, called for infrastructure improvements during an Aug. 13 press conference in his recently opened Putnam County campaign office in Brewster. Wagner said improving the infrastructure of the region would create jobs. Better Internet service is one area […]

Putnam’s IDA to Move Forward Without CEO

Putnam’s IDA to Move Forward Without CEO

After months of scrutiny from legislators, the Putnam County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) is moving forward, and doing so without its chief executive officer. Mahopac resident Neal Sullivan, who has served as the CEO for the IDA for less than a year, was relieved of his duties by IDA board chairman Richard Ruchala a few […]

Under Fire Again, Levy Sued by Zaimi for $130 million

Under Fire Again, Levy Sued by Zaimi for $130 million

The lawsuit carousel involving Putnam County’s top two law enforcement officials continues to go round and round with no end in sight with a new suit recently filed. While he’s still in the middle of defending a rape charge against him, Mahopac restaurateur Lani “Ariano” Zaimi filed a $130 million lawsuit against embattled sitting District […]

Retroactive Bill for 24K Sent to Brewster Senior Citizen

Retroactive Bill for 24K Sent to Brewster Senior Citizen

One Brewster resident is set to receive a colossal bill from the village that left trustees raising their eyebrows. The village board passed a resolution unanimously (with trustee Terry Stockburger not present) last Wednesday that put in motion a retroactive water bill and sewer bill that totaled more than $24,000 to be sent to Thomas […]

FBI Probes Actions Surrounding Suspect’s Attempted Escape from Custody

FBI Probes Actions Surrounding Suspect’s Attempted Escape from Custody

The events surrounding an incident at Carmel Town Hall involving a suspected bank robber and two Putnam County sheriff’s supervisors is now under investigation by the FBI, the county sheriff’s department confirmed last week. Sheriff Don Smith requested federal authorities look into the actions of the two sheriff supervisors after the alleged bank robber, 29-year-old […]

Lakes Around Putnam Closed Due to Algae

Lakes Around Putnam Closed Due to Algae

Green algae in bodies of water around Putnam County have put a damper on the final stretch of summer for residents, with closures at multiple beaches. The county’s Department of health confirmed Tonetta Lake is closed and all three Lake Peekskill beaches are closed until further notice because of green algae. The closings have been […]

Overtime Costs Hit Putnam Hard Over Summer Months

Overtime Costs Hit Putnam Hard Over Summer Months

Recent special events within Putnam County, some private, some public, have resulted in hefty overtime costs during the summer months this year, as discussed at a July 28 Audit Committee meeting. The most controversial one, the Tilly Foster Country Fair, initiated by the county executive office resulted in an overtime cost of close to $12,000 […]

Wagner Releases Final Portion of Tax Plan

Wagner Releases Final Portion of Tax Plan

Cutting taxes and making the Lower Hudson Valley affordable have become talking points of this year’s campaign cycle for candidates vying for state office. Justin Wagner certainly isn’t the exception to that rule. Wagner, a Democrat running for the 40th district senate seat, released the final part of his proposed three point tax plan last […]

Putnam County Clerk’s Office Warns Residents of Telephone Scam

Putnam County Clerk’s Office Warns Residents of Telephone Scam

First Deputy County Clerk Michael C. Bartolotti has warned Putnam County residents of a telephone scam which claims the phone call recipient will have a warrant for their arrest if they fail to dial an out-of-state phone number by 5 p.m. that same day and make payment. In this current scam, the caller ID appears as […]

Coming up Short in Polls, Astorino Keeps Plugging Along

Coming up Short in Polls, Astorino Keeps Plugging Along

Down in the polls, at a severe fundraising disadvantage and campaigning in a state where many voters still don’t know who he is hasn’t seemed to curb Rob Astorino’s confidence and enthusiasm as he battles incumbent Andrew Cuomo for the office of New York State Governor this November. On July 28, Astorino, the Westchester County […]

Women’s Resource Center Holds Restaurant Raffle

Women’s Resource Center Holds Restaurant Raffle

Enjoy dining out and supporting a good cause? Well, here is a chance to do both. The Putnam/Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center (WRC) is holding their annual “Restaurant Raffle” where lucky winners will have the opportunity to win a gift certificate to some of the finest restaurants in the Hudson Valley, while supporting the efforts […]

Falk Attacks Katz Over Campaign Finances Not Yet Submitted

Falk Attacks Katz Over Campaign Finances Not Yet Submitted

Democratic challenger Andrew Falk came out swinging against Republic incumbent and Assemblyman Steve Katz for not disclosing his post campaign-finance reports by deadline, which was July 15. Katz had not filed his financial disclosure forms with the New York State Board of Elections as of Monday afternoon before press time. In a press release issued […]

Leg. Looks Into Greater Transparency Concerning County Costs

Leg. Looks Into Greater Transparency Concerning County Costs

Taking the idea from other local or county governments in New York State, Putnam County legislators discussed a push for greater transparency surrounding county spending at a recent Rules Committee meeting. During the July 14 committee meeting, the idea of posting the expense of any county purchase, payment or renovation when a certain dollar amount […]

Odell Endorses Murphy in 40th District Senate Race

Odell Endorses Murphy in 40th District Senate Race

Already favored and with plenty of momentum heading into a September primary, Yorktown councilman and candidate for the 40th district senate seat Terrence Murphy received the endorsement of Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell last Thursday. Calling the race “crucial for the future of the 40th district” Odell threw her support behind Murphy, who is looking […]

Board of Elections Need Citizen Involvement to Keep Records Updated

Board of Elections Need Citizen Involvement to Keep Records Updated

By Janine Bowen Residents in Putnam County may be receiving a postcard in the mail this week that the Putnam Board of Elections is urging people to pay attention to. Each year, the Putnam County Board of Elections is required by law to send out a mail check card to all registered voters, to ensure […]