Wake up Putnam County



Dear Editor: This is the most important town and county election we’ve had in years. The County and most of the Towns have been managed by a single party for decades. There is no system of checks and balances to protect Putnam citizens fro… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. […]

Voters Will be Well Served by Steinberg



Dear Editor: I write to urge the local readers to vote for my cousin, Hyde Park Town Judge David Steinberg, in his quest to serve as New York Supreme Court Justice in the Ninth Judicial District in the upcoming election. Unlike others letters … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Steinberg is a “Judge’s Judge”



Dear Editor: As a former prosecutor and criminal defense lawyer for over 30 years, I support Judge David Steinberg for Supreme Court. He has served with great distinction as Hyde Park Town Justice and was recently honored by his fellow judges as… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Economics 101 for Kent



Dear Editor: As a candidate for Kent Town Councilman, I am totally focused on the needs of our taxpayers during these extremely difficult economic times. At a time when our 401(K)s have become ‘201(K)s’, and our IRAs have gone &lsquo… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

New Leaders Will Beat Old Machine



Dear Editor: To beat Carmel’s old political machine, you need new strong leaders. We finally have some good people to stand up and fight against the old guard; Dave Wilson candidate for Carmel Town Supervisor and Marc Pekowsky and Suzie Mc… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Carmel Dems Offer Change



Dear Editor: I’ve lived in Mahopac for 42 years and I have never seen a town government so disinterested in its citizens as the government is now in the Town of Carmel. Local town officials cannot do enough to help powerful developers even… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

In Support of Judge Connolly



Dear Editor: On Election Day, we will find many candidates on the ballot including judges. If you are like me, you find it very difficult to decide who to vote for in a judicial position. The candidates for these offices are limited in speaking … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

Cell Phone Abuse No Small Thing



Dear Editor: It may seem like a small thing to use our tax dollars to pay for the personal use of the Town’s cell phone. But isn’t that where things start to go awry? I’m reminded of this, “If you are faithful in little t… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

Is Putnam Safest County?



Dear Editor: In a recent letter, a defender of the current sheriff included the phrase, “Just the Facts.” It would be factual if the sheriff of the last eight years would stop using 2001 as a base year for crime statistics. In case h… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Harold J. Cargain



Harold J. Cargain, Sr., 55, suddenly died on October 5, 2009. Harold was born in Mahopac on May 2, 1954 to Caroline and Emerson Cargain Sr. He is survived by his sons; Harold Jr. and Eric, granddaughters Hailey and Samantha, his brothers; Glenn Sr., Emerson Jr., Jay, Jack and Garrett. He is predeceased by his parents and a brother Louis. […]


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