PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- Here's a look at last week's top stories from around Putnam County.
- A dozen local businesses have been caught selling alcohol to underage people, according to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office.
- Health officials and police departments across Westchester and the Hudson Valley say it is only a matter of time before a deadly grade of heroin laced with elephant tranquilizer makes its way to the area.
- A 50-year-man who was killed in a house fire early Wednesday in Southeast has been identified.
- Kent police recently made several arrests including charging four for driving while intoxicated, one person for choking a woman in front of a child, and two for possession of drugs.
- Las Mananitas, on Route 22 in Brewster, won Daily Voice's DVlicious "Best Outdoor Dining in Putnam County" contest with 57 percent of the vote.
- Part of the Gap clothing distribution warehouse destroyed by fire this week was demolished on Wednesday because it was at risk of collapsing, according to state police.
- Ali Boak, one of the Democratic challengers for the 40th Senate District, said people are tired of the culture of corruption in state government.
- New York state Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul took a trip to New Rochelle this week to speak out against sexual assaults on college campuses.
- A popular former local priest, who is now considered a level three sex offender, is living in Southeast, according to Putnam Sheriff Donald B. Smith.
- A man wanted by Kent police on identity theft charges was recently nabbed by Ardsley Police when he tried to get a temporary debit card using a fake driver's license at a local bank.
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