March 7, 2013 RSS feed / Politics

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Environmental love-in as anti-fracking law approved

Aims to stop waste product from entering county

It was an environmental love-fest Wednesday night as the Putnam Legislature approved a countywide hydrofracking law that prohibits fracking waste from being accepted into any of the county’s 45 waste-water facilities, whether publicly or privately ow More...

Freshman Congressman Visits Odell

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney arrived an hour late but the first term representative’s meeting with County Executive MaryEllen Odell was fruitful as a variety of topics were discussed. More...

Prosecutor to Sheriff? Race Gets More Crowded

York could challenge Smith, too

What was once a quiet race for Putnam County sheriff is rapidly becoming crowded as Christopher York, a career prosecutor, is weighing a run as a Republican. More...

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