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. Putnam Federal Credit Union is participating in the recovery by making private partnerships wit… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     […]

Legend Among Regional Educational Circles to Retire



Dr. Renee Gargano Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES Deputy Superintendent Dr. Renee Gargano is being remembered this week as an “institution within an institution.” Dr. Gargano has announced her intention of retiring from the prestigio… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

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. State Senator Vincent Leibell, along with local police office… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

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. The o… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

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. In a past article, I wrote about one of these places, Laurel Ledges, with its inte… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

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

A tea party on a Hudson River island

Margaret O’Sullivan Bannerman’s Castle on the Hudson, near Cold Spring. * With thanks to Robert Burns, from whose “Castle Gordon” we took the headline. You may have caught a glimpse from the train or from your car of a structure in the Hudson River…. Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Manor Mess Settled

Town of Kent reaches settlement with Kent Acres after decades of dispute

The Town of Kent reached a settlement in its decades-long dispute with Kent Acres, the property development company that hoped to build hundreds of new homes in Putnam, before it became entangled in legal problems. The settlement avoids an impend… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam’s Wappinger Past

9th Annual Nimham Intertribal Pow Wow

  The 9th Annual Daniel Nimham Intertribal Pow Wow beat its way through Kent last weekend. Gil “Cryinghawk” Tarbox organized the event at Veterans Memorial Park. A member of the Nimham Mountain Singers, who promote Native American… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Indecent Exposure

Prominent Lake Carmel man faces felony charges for sexually explicit contact with minor

A man described by police as a “prominent member of the community involved in area youth groups and sports organizations” is facing felony charges for allegedly having sexually explicit on-line conversations with a 14-year-old Carmel gi… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Brewster School Upgrades Will Face Taxpayer Scrutiny this Fall



Residents in the Brewster School District will be going to the polls October 9 to decide the fate of two propositions— a $25.6 million modernization project that addresses the health, safety, and educational concerns of students at the Henry … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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