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Ball Calls for Assembly to Act on Sex Offenders

The Senate has passed legislation to keep sex offenders from living next to schools and day care centers, Sen. Greg Ball said Thursday, as he called for the Assembly and the Governor to act on the measure. The Assembly did not vote on it.  More...

Sales Tax Revenue Up by $900,000 for the First Half of 2013, County Says

The news was rosy at Tuesday evening’s meeting of the Putnam Legislature’s Audit Committee. Sales tax revenue for the first six months of 2013 totaled $25.9 million, up by nearly $900,000 over the same period last year. More...

Six Weeks Out, McConville & Smith Ratchet Up Attacks

On the fight card that is Putnam County politics, the marquee attraction is without question the race for Putnam County Sheriff. More...

Odell Signs Precious Metals and Gems Law

County Executive MaryEllen Odell signed an amendment to Putnam’s Precious Metals and Gems law last Thursday less than 24 hours after two hearings attracted little comment from the public. More...

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