Catholic System Pulls Out of Day Kimball Hospital Merger
A Catholic-run health care system has withdrawn its application to affiliate with Day Kimball Healthcare, an independent, financially struggling hospital and health care system in northeastern Connecticut. Covenant Health’s decision to terminate its agreement with Day Kimball in Putnam comes weeks before the state’s Office of Health Strategy was scheduled to hold a public hearing on the planned merger....
YMCA in Putnam Reopens After Acid Spill
The Hale YMCA Youth and Family Center was evacuated Wednesday night after some hydrochloric acid spilled inside and it was deemed safe to reopen at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, according to a Facebook post. “The Hale YMCA Youth and Family Center in Putnam has re-opened as of 9:30 AM today. The Emergency Management Director and Fire Marshal for the Town of…
Mandatory Water Ban in Putnam Going Into Effect on Thursday: Water Dept.
A mandatory water ban is going into effect in Putnam starting on Thursday, according to the water sewer department. According to officials, rainfall recently has not been enough to keep the Little River at a level that allows the town to produce water in accordance with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s regulations. The water level has...
New DMV Office Coming to Putnam
A new DMV office is coming to Putnam. The customer service office will replace a previous location in town that closed back in 2020.
Police Look For Driver Who Fled Scene of Crash in Putnam
Police are looking for a person involved in a hit-and-run crash in Putnam Saturday afternoon. Officials said the crash happened at approximately 12:30 p.m. in the area of Laconia Avenue and Davis Street. Responding officers said a blue pickup truck crashed into a utility pole, snapping it in half and bringing down wires. Authorities determined that a full-size pickup truck…
Northeastern Connecticut Community Helping Ukraine
With the help of a mother and daughter from Ukraine, communities in northeastern Connecticut are coming together to help the war-torn country.
NE CT Community Working to Support Ukraine
Julie Creme has lived in the United States since the 1990s, but she said that a huge piece of her heart is still in Ukraine. Creme, who lives in Putnam now, grew up in Kyiv and still has many friends and family there. “It is devastating. Every time I write to my friends, and they respond, I just have a…
New DMV Location Coming to Putnam
The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will soon open a new customer service location in Putnam, located at 62 Providence Pike. The new office is scheduled to open within the next 90 days and will replace the DMV’s previous location in Putnam, which has been closed since 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are very excited to bring DMV…