August 20, 2009 RSS feed / General Stories

Putnam’s Local Banks Weather Economic Storms

The banks and financial institutions of Putnam County are running smoothly, even in the wake of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. More...

Lake Carmel Fire Department Parade

The Putnam County Courier had the privilege of participating in this year’s Lake Carmel Fire Department Parade. Pictured above and below are the Jeeps used to distribute the Courier. More...

Exploring Patterson’s Sterling Farm Preserve

Three roads in Patterson—Route 164, Couch Road and Cornwall Hill Road—outline a wobbly triangle of land that is chock full of places to explore. More...

Tour de Putnam Takes Off Aug. 30

Bicycle enthusiasts across the Northeast are gearing up in preparation for the 12th Annual Tour de Putnam Cycling Festival, the race designed by cyclists for cyclists. More...

Grants for Nonprofits Available

The Community Foundation of Dutchess County is now accepting applications from tax-exempt organizations serving residents of Putnam County for the Fall 2009 Grant Cycle. More...

Legend Among Regional Educational Circles to Retire

Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES Deputy Superintendent Dr. Renee Gargano is being remembered this week as an “institution within an institution.” Dr. More...

A Menacing Party

On Lakeview Drive, Andrew P. Natell’s party got out of hand. While patrolling, Deputy Sheriff Thomas Lee observed something fishy happening around a parked vehicle. There he found Natell, 23, of Lakeview drive, waving a BB gun at a car. More...

‘The Stream that Sweetly Laves the Banks by Castle Bannerman’

A tea party on a Hudson River island

You may have caught a glimpse from the train or from your car of a structure in the Hudson River. More...

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"Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost." ~ John Quincy Adams