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Levy to Host Drug Forum in Cold Spring on Wednesday

COLD SPRING, N.Y. - Putnam County District Attorney Adam Levy will host a drug education forum from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at Haldane High School. “There is no denying the extent of the heroin crisis in our community, and people are clamoring for information,” Levy said. “Our goals for this evening are to provide accurate information to the members of our community about the current crisis, provi ...

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Carmel Police Want Help with Hit-and-Run Accident

CARMEL, N.Y. - Carmel police are looking for witnesses or anyone with information about a pedestrian accident that occurred on the evening of Monday, Feb. 4. According to the police, Officer Michael Sheil responded to a pedestrian vs. motor vehicle accident on Old Route 6, across from New York Sports Club, in Carmel at about 6 p.m. Witnesses at the scene told responding police officers that an unknown plow ...

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Putnam’s First County Executive David Bruen Dies at 84

PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. - Putnam County is mourning the loss of its first county executive as it was announced that David Bruen, the only Democrat to hold the office, died on Saturday, Feb. 1 at the age of 84. Bruen served as county executive from 1979 – 1986 and as the county treasurer for a decade before that. Prior to Bruen being elected as county executive, the county was run by a County Board of Supervisor ...

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Chef Vuli Opens Fino in Croton

CROTON, N.Y. - Retirement cannot hold back passion. After closing the acclaimed Italian restaurant Fino in Manhattan after a quarter of a century, Paul Vuli thought he was done handling the day-to-day operations of a restaurant. After 41 years as a chef and being a partner in over 20 eateries throughout the tri-state area he was ready to catch up on his golf game. Fate had another thing in store for Vuli, w ...

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Tomas Tapas and Bar to Host Pet Social in Wappinger

WAPPINGER, N.Y. - Pet lovers would all agree that their furry companions are more than mere friends, they are family. Tomas and Lynn Monosi, the owners of Tomas Tapas Bar and Restaurant, of Wappinger learned first-hand the support fellow pet lovers give when your furry family member gets loose and runs away.  As a thank you to the their new-found friends, the couple is hosting the first Pet Social at their ...

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Mahopac’s Terrace Club Unveils New Chef, Menu and Look

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Inspired by the picturesque views of Lake Mahopac, Amie Cunningham and her partners opened the Terrace Club as the go-to place for fine dining along the Westchester/Putnam border. Now that the restaurant is coming up on its fifth anniversary, the lake has once again acted as a muse in the establishment’s recent metamorphosis. “While the Terrace Club has been successful, in the past five year ...

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Putnam Sheriff’s Office: Mahopac Man Accused of Assaulting Woman with a Cane

PUTNAM VALLEY, N.Y.  -  Putnam County Sheriff's Office reported the arrest of a Mahopac resident on felony assault charges stemming from his alleged involvement in attacking a 45 year-old woman with a metal cane. Sheriff’s investigators received the complaint from the victim who identified Joseph S. Strawn, 57, of Mahopac as the individual who struck her several times with the metal cane causing severe brui ...

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No Strike for Indian Point Workers; Entergy and Union Reach Contract Agreement

RYE, N.Y. – An agreement between Entergy and the Utility Workers Union of America Local 1-2 will keep Indian Point Energy Center employees from walking off the job. Entergy and the union reached an agreement early Saturday morning on a contract for the union’s approximately 395 workers at the Indian Point. “The agreement reached today allows all our employees to focus on their continuing mission to safely p ...

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Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Hospital Get New Technology

LAGRANGEVILLE, N.Y. –  Hospitals in Putnam and Dutchess counties are now able to offer minimally invasive techniques to investigate lung conditions. Health Quest, the Hudson Valley’s largest integrated family of hospitals and health care providers, has announced its recent investment into the superDimension i·Logic™ System using Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy® (ENB)™ technology, a lung navigation s ...

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Judge Refuses to Dismiss Smith/Levy Defamation Case

CARMEL, N.Y. - The $5 million lawsuit that Adam Levy, Putnam County district attorney, brought against Sheriff Donald Smith for defamation of character will continue. State Supreme Court Justice Lewis J. Lubell denied Smith’s motion to dismiss the case. Levy, who is the son of television star Judge Judy Sheindlin, filed the lawsuit in August (see lawsuit below), claiming that Smith maliciously issued statem ...

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