Stay Local for County’s Sake



The ribbon is cut and the 2009 Shop Putnam Business Expo opens Wednesday where for 8 hours 135 companies displayed their wares while seminars provided the business community and the public with new and exciting business strategies. One of America’s … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember […]

Putnam Joins National Day of Prayer



In 1952, Congress, in a resolution signed by President Harry S. Truman, proclaimed the National Day of Prayer. Every year since, federal, state, and local governments have marked the occassion with public ceremonies recognizing the religious herita… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Historic Patterson Baptist Church a Fitting Site for Patriotic Prayer



Michael Brendan Dougherty Patterson Baptist Church The historic Patterson Baptist Church will open its doors to the public all day Thursday, May 7, for the National Day of Prayer. The pastor, Dr. Larry Maxwell says, “It is important to pray for our … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Female Felons Fill Jailhouse to Capacity



Veteran Corrections Officer Kia Blanchard checks on a female inmate. Putnam County is running out of jail space and officials at the Putnam Correctional Facility believe the time is right for the county to begin thinking about jail expansion. The d… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

County Coffers Need Boost, Say Legislators



A one quarter of one percent mortgage tax would have generated more than $1 million for county coffers during the past six months during a downturn in home sales. Legislator Mary Ellen Odell told her colleagues and an audience of some two dozen ga… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Amid Challengers, Sheriff Seeks Third Term



Sherrif Donald Smith Sheriff Donald Smith calls himself a “uniter, not a divider.” The West Point graduate and retired brigadier general who is completing his second fouryear term as Putnam’s chief lawman announced his intention to seek reelection l… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

It’s Official: Greg Ball Versus John Hall in 2010



State Assemblyman Greg Ball has let the cat out of the bag to a group of students attending the John F. Kennedy High School in Somers. The 99th District lawmaker who represents constituents in Carmel, Southeast and Patterson along with Pawling, No… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Courier Reporter Wins Journalism Fellowship



Michael Brendan Dougherty Courier journalist Michael Brendan Dougherty has received the prestigious Phillips Journalism Fellowship, and will be honored at a dinner along seven other winners Tuesday, May 12, at the National Press Club in Washington, … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Water Relief Coming to Southeast’s Springhouse Estates



Southeast Supervisor Michael Rights (left) and Levon Bedrosian marvel at the water flow emanating from a test well installed on property adjacent to the Springhouse Estates subdivision in Southeast. A partnering effort spearheaded by State Senator V… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

It’s All About Healthy Babies



(Left) Rebecca Simmons and her husband, Todd, of Putnam Valley walk with their 8-month old daughter Savannah, who was born one month prematurely. Tears of joy were evident in Carmel Sunday when dozens of participants walked the Carmel High School tr… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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