PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- Here's a look at last week's top stories from around Putnam County.
- State Department of Environmental Conservation officials issued a warning late Monday to anyone trying to approach, chase or capture the moose that has been on the loose and was last sighted Sunday, July 10, near the Putnam border.
- The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department has charged a 35-year-old resident of Kent with criminal contempt, according to authorities.
- Putnam BBQ lovers flock to Carmel's Northern Smoke, which has earned the reputation of being one of the best BBQ joints in the area.
- Mosquito Control Day was conducted Tuesday in Putnam County and officials discussed the Zika virus and the importance of getting rid of standing water.
- A 43-year-old man was killed Wednesday in the crash that led to the hours-long closure of a stretch of I-84 in Orange County, state police said.
- Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith is warning residents to be on guard against identity thieves who are exploiting the call-forwarding feature on victims’ phones and accessing their email accounts to conceal their thefts.
- A Kent woman is facing charges of driving while intoxicated after she was involved in an accident on Route 52 Tuesday, police said.
- A man was found dead while emergency responders were battling an overnight house fire in Mahopac Falls last Sunday, according to multiple reports.
- Putnam Hospital Center has appointed Eilish Hourihan as its new vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer.
- A Carmel man has been accused by police of stealing antiques from a Southeast woman and then trying to sell at a local thrift shop.
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