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Putnam Unemployment Rate Second Lowest in NY

Putnam County continues to experience one of the lowest rates of unemployment in all of New York State.  More...

Man Nabbed in Air and Ground Search

Calls flooded police headquarters as well as the Putnam News Bureau when helicopters, canine patrols and heavily armed police officers scoured the BrewsterCarmel area last week in search of an armed man wanted in connection with a domestic dispute.&n More...

Smith to Command State Sheriffs’ Group

Putnam Sheriff Don Smith has a new title this week—President of the New York State Sheriffs’ Association.  More...

New Substation in Western Putnam for Deputies

A sub-station in Philipstown is in the offing for the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department.  Sheriff Don Smith told the Courier last week that the second floor of the former Nelsonville Fire Department headquarters on Route 301 was being ref More...

DWI Arrests Continue to Mount

DWI arrests in Putnam County continue to increase.  State Police arrested a number of motorists in recent days.  Richard Rooney, 53, of Brewster, was charged with felony DWI and aggravated DWI since he had been previously convicted of drunk More...

Family Feud, Heirloom Theft Lead To Arrests

A 16-year-old Mahopac youth who apparently was feuding with his mother and sister is accused of burglarizing the family’s home and taking several pieces of jewelry belonging to the pair.  Carmel Police reported the arrest last week of the More...

Sales Tax Revenue Tops Projection by $2 Million

Cash registers are ringing again across Putnam County.  Members of the Putnam Legislature’s Audit and Administration Committee received the good news Monday evening that sales tax receipts totaled $49.5 million for the year gone by—m More...

Fire Commissioners Meeting Schedule

The Brewster-Southeast Joint Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners 2012 Meeting Schedule is as follows: February 8; March 14; April 11; May 9; June 13; July 11; August 8; September 12; October 10; November 14; December 12. More...

Trucker Loses Two Vehicles in One Day

A New York City man learned the hard way that police in Putnam County mean business.  Carmel Police Chief Michael Johnson reported the arrest last Friday of Feiheng Shao, 40, of Manhattan after Officer Richard Rosario stopped a truck on Route 6 More...

Katz Targets Voter Fraud in Putnam

Assemblyman Steve Katz wants every voter in New York State to carry a photo identification card.  Katz’s request came last Friday at the Putnam County Office Building in Carmel,  More...

Redistricting on Minds of Lawmakers

While much focus has been placed on redrawing district lines for state and federal lawmakers, Putnam legislators are also redistricting with much less fanfare and acrimony.Week of 11/  The Putnam Legislature’s Rules Committee approved a pr More...

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‘Where Jesus is now the star divine, Brighter and brighter he will shine, Oh beautiful star of Bethlehem, shine on.’ ~R. Fisher Boyce