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7 hrs ago | Patch.com

Sheriff: Motorists Face Midemeanor Charges

Putnam County Sheriff's Office reports several recent arrests of motorists. On April 7, 2014 at 7:51 a.m., while patrolling Route 9 in the Town of Philipstown, Deputy Sheriff Peter Vigillio received a license plate reader alert indicating a suspended registration on a vehicle in traffic.

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Related Topix: Cold Spring, NY, Wappingers Falls, NY, Putnam Valley, NY, Carmel, NY, Lake Peekskill, NY

11 hrs ago | News12.com

Neglected and abandoned dog rescued in Putnam Valley

Putnam County SPCA investigators are trying to figure out who dumped the white mixed-breed dog Camp Combe on Peekskill Hollow Road.

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Related Topix: Putnam Valley, NY

Sat Apr 12, 2014

The North Salem Daily Voice

Letter: North Salem School District Must Cut Costs Or Face Loss Of Students

North Salem is the fourth most expensive on the basis of cost per student of all school districts in Westchester and Putnam County as compiled by the independent study performed annually by BOCES.

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Related Topix: North Salem, NY, Education Etc., Katonah, NY, Scarsdale, NY, Chappaqua, NY, Opinion

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Newsday

Air quality tests conducted at Lawrence High School

More air quality tests were done Tuesday at Lawrence High School, ordered by district officials after teachers repeated concerns over mold and other building conditions stemming from superstorm Sandy's floodwaters.

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Related Topix: Garrison, NY

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Patch.com

Blue-Ribbon Effort Against Child Abuse Kicks off in Putnam County

Child abuse is a national tragedy. One in seven girls and one in 25 boys will be sexually abused by the age of 18. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Children & Families, in 2011 alone, an estimated 1,570 children died from abuse and neglect, and in 2013, over 17,000 children were served at a Child ... (more)

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Carmel, NY

Sun Apr 06, 2014

Poughkeepsie Journal

Mid-Hudson briefs: House fire probe, 2 theft cases

No one was injured in the blaze, which was reported at 3:38 a.m. Saturday. A husband and wife were staying with family members following the fire, which could be seen from the Mid-Hudson Bridge, said Mark Johnson, City of Poughkeepsie fire chief.

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Related Topix: Poughkeepsie, NY, Fishkill, NY

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Patch.com

Southeast Women Face Felony Charges Over Jewelry Theft

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of two Southeast residents on felony charges stemming from their alleged involvement in the theft of jewelry from a Brewster residence.

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Related Topix: Brewster, NY

Poughkeepsie Journal

Volunteers sought to help fix hero's aging house

Volunteers and donations are needed to help a Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient from Pawling rehabilitate his 100-year-old home.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Pawling, NY, Patterson, NY

Thu Apr 03, 2014

The Star Press

Trainer acquitted in NY child-rape case

Alexandru Hossu is escorted by Putnam County Sherriffs into Southeast, N.Y. town court on June 18. He pleaded not guilty July 2 to charges in the rape of a 13-year-old girl in October 2010.

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Related Topix: Brewster, NY

ABC News

Friend of Judge Judy's Son Acquitted of Rape in NY

A close friend of a district attorney who is the son of TV's Judge Judy has been acquitted of child rape.

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Related Topix: Judge Judy, Reality TV, Entertainment, Television

USA Today

Trainer acquitted in NY child-rape case

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Related Topix: Brewster, NY

Patch.com

Help Putnam County with 'Operation Smooth Streets'

Local and county officials have started cooperatively tackling the huge pothole problem in Putnam.

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Related Topix: Representative Sean Patrick, US Politics, US News, Democrat

DNAInfo.com

Queens Church Pumps Up Congregation With Gym and Tanning Equipment

The more than 150-year-old United Presbyterian Church has found a new way to give its flock some flex - lifting the changing neighborhood and congregation's spirits by adding a storefront gym with a tanning booth in a bid to stay connected to the community.

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Related Topix: Queens, NY, New York, NY

Tue Apr 01, 2014

USA Today

Trainer rape jury seeks 'reasonable doubt' definition

Jurors weighing child rape charges against a former live-in trainer for the Putnam County, N.Y., district attorney ended Tuesday by asking the judge for the definition of "reasonable doubt."

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Related Topix: Carmel, NY, Brewster, NY, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Mon Mar 31, 2014

Patch.com

Public Session Brainstormed Ideas for Tilly Foster Farm

From the County Executive's Office: The next phase of Tilly Foster Farm in Brewster was discussed during the second public meeting that was held on Thursday, March 27 at the TOPS building in Carmel.

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Related Topix: Brewster, NY, Carmel, NY, Agriculture, Science

Sun Mar 23, 2014

Poughkeepsie Journal

Environment column: Way to go, Pleasant Valley

This past week, I drove to interview some residents in the Town of Dover. My ride took me through Verbank, then along the Union Vale-Dover town line before crossing into Dover.

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Related Topix: Pleasant Valley, NY, Verbank, NY, Dutchess County, NY

Thu Mar 20, 2014

Patch.com

Help Task Force Figure Out Tilly Foster Farm's Future March 27

Members of the Tilly Foster Task Force Core Team helping to restructure the future of the 199-acre county-owned farm will hold their second public workshop at 3 p.m. March 27. At the first workshop Feb. 26, members of the public suggested a dozen working committees tackle everything from agriculture to water issues on the property on Route 312 in ... (more)

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The Yorktown Daily Voice

Shrub Oak Business Owner Wins Trailblazer Award

The fourth annual award ceremony honored 35 Putnam County business professionals "who have been effective and inventive in business and the community," representatives said.

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Related Topix: Shrub Oak, NY, Putnam Valley, NY, Peekskill, NY

Tue Mar 18, 2014

USA Today

Accuser in rape trial: Trainer 'snapped' and raped me

The teen who accused her mother's ex-boyfriend of raping her in 2010 in her bedroom at her New York home, recalled Tuesday how Alexandru Hossu "snapped" and tossed her math homework.

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Related Topix: Carmel, NY, Brewster, NY

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