Paul Boscia named as Putnam’s new Undersheriff

   A career member of the Putnam Sheriff’s Department -- who retired only three weeks ago -- will soon be back on the job but this time as U Full Story

Snow squalls ice roads, resulting in dozens of mishaps  Free Access 

   Snow accumulations were small across Putnam late Saturday afternoon and early evening but the precipitation falling on icy cold road surf   Full Story

O’Keefe case adjourned by Philipstown magistrate until March

   The case against a retired Carmel police officer, former Carmel town councilman and previous member of the Mahopac Board of Education is nearing completion, according to District Attorney Robert Tendy. Full Story

The Cold Spring firehouse roof is leaking, and the AC needs replacing. What should the village do?


   Icy road conditions are reported on several area roads this morning with Route 301 in Kent, Putnam Valley and Philipstown especially dangerous. Several crashes were reported at 6:30 am in the vicinity of the Taconic State Parkway due to the blac Full Story

Impending storm forces cancellation of after school activities  Free Access 

   The winter of 2016-17 is making up for the ‘lack of winter’ of 2015-16!Another storm forecast for late this afternoon and evening has forced most area schools to cancel all after school activities.Only the Brewster District is also dismissing classes Full Story

NYPD van overturns on Taconic

   A New York City Corrections Department van overturned on the Taconic State Parkway near Pudding Street in Putnam Valley early Monday, necessitating an emergency response from the Putnam Valley Fire Department and New York State Police.   Full Story

Another ice box of a morning  Free Access 

   Frigid temps again Monday AM to start the week; even colder than Sunday morning. Full Story

The parking meter at the lot on Fair Street brought in more money than expected. Does Cold Spring still have parking problems?

Fisticuffs on Taconic in Putnam Valley

   The Putnam 9-1-1 Dispatch Center switchboard lit up like a Christmas tree when caller after caller reported a “man with a knife attacking another individual” on the Taconic State Full Story

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Do you have any vacations planned for this winter?

First 48 hours of 2017 hectic for emergency responders across county  Free Access 

   It was a busy New Year’s weekend for Putnam’s emergency responders with police, fire and EMS personnel answering dozens of calls from Carmel to Cold Spring.    Full Story

Search suspended for man who jumped from Bear Mountain Bridge

Updated with new info

   The search for a man who jumped from the Bear Mountain Bridge Friday has been suspended. Full Story

Do you have any New Year's Resolutions?

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Christmas behind bars; sheriff again visits every inmate  Free Access 

   Sheriff Donald Smith spent a portion of his Christmas behind bars at the Putnam Correctional Facility greeting inmates and wishing staff a happy holiday. Full Story

Hectic Christmas-eve for emergency responders across Putnam  Free Access 

   A rapid drop in temperature resulting in icy conditions and a house fire in Carmel kept Putnam’s emergency responders busy on Christmas-eve.    Full Story

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Baby, it’s cold outside!

Single digits across the county Tuesday

   Putnam residents awakened to bone-chilling cold temperatures Tuesday.    Full Story

The dig is underway from season’s first big snow  Free Access 

Updated with new info

   The big dig has begun as residents clear walks, driveways and paths from the season’s first notable snowfall. As much as six inches of snow fell on Putnam—with greater accumulations in the Patterson, North Highlands, Putnam Valley areas. Full Story

What's the status of your Christmas shopping?

Dad illegally shoots deer for his son

   State Police are continuing their crackdown on intoxicated motorists throughout the region and during the latest DWI enforcement effort last weekend, troopers nabbed 24 motorists, eleven of whom were either residents of Putnam County or arrests were Full Story

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PCNR, Courier Under New Ownership  Free Access 

   Elizabeth Ailes, the owner and publisher of the Putnam County News & Recorder and the Putnam County Courier, announced that she has sold both historic newspapers of record.The sale, to editor-in-chief and associate publisher Douglas Cunningham, w Full Story

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas this year?


2-hour delay for Garrison, Haldane, Putnam Valley

   For the second Monday in succession, residents are awakening to a coating of ice and snow on area roads necessitating officials of area schools to err on the side of caution and d Full Story

Candy cane runs enjoyed by young and old

   The sounds of screaming sirens and blasting air horns permeated the Putnam countryside Saturday when firefighters and EMS providers conducted their annual tradition — the Can   Full Story

Mae Cunniff, 102-year-old grandmother of County Executive MaryEllen Odell, passes away

   One of Putnam’s most senior of its seasoned citizens has passed away. Full Story

What are your Christmas Tree plans?

Wild morning for fire and EMS

   It’s been a wild Monday morning for fire, police and emergency services providers throughout the county.Overnight and early morning snow that delayed the opening of all public schools in Putnam and the closing of the Pawling School District resulted Full Story

First school delays this winter as snow hits  Free Access 

Haldane, Garrison & PV affected

   Residents awakened to a coating of snow on area roads and grassy surfaces this morning necessitating officials of area schools to err on the side of caution and delay openings for   Full Story

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The Cold Spring firehouse roof is leaking, and the AC needs replacing. What should the village do?