PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- The following is a roundup of the top stories of the week in Putnam County.
- A Patterson man has been arrested after allegedly making threats to shoot Latinos after getting irate over hearing a grocery store employee speaking in Spanish during a trip last Tuesday, according to a release from the Putnam County Sheriff's Office.
- One Putnam school district and one from Dutchess were among 33 Hudson Valley districts ranked among the Top 100 in New York State, according to brand-new 2017 rankings just released by the education website Niche.
- A New York Department of Environmental Conservation officer is in stable condition at a local hospital after he was shot by a hunter who mistook him for a deer in Pine Plains on Tuesday while new details have emerged regarding the incident.
- Megan Denaut is the first to admit that if her mom hadn't passed away three years ago, she may not be where she is today : Co-Owner of Reverie Caffe in Patterson.
- Commuters should be prepared for lane closures and slow downs on Interstate 684 southbound on Monday, Dec. 5 and Tuesday, Dec. 6, for road maintenance, according to the New York Department of Transportation.
- Five people, including one from White Plains and one from Yonkers, have been indicted in a $33 million mortgage fraud conspiracy in Westchester and Putnam counties, according to Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
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