PERSpECTIVES

Mr. Dawson, A Legend in Our Time

Joe Dawson passed away this week at 93 years young. He lead a life that was extraordinarily wonderful. He touched many thousands of people often times without them even knowing it. He was and is an inspiration to us all. He is a model to emulate and… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to […]

Let’s Play a Game . . .

Where in the County is The Courier?

If you can identify this location in Putnam County and be the first caller to 845.225.3633 on Monday, May 24, at 10am (according to the clock at the COURIER office), you will win a special surprise! LAST WEEK’S WINNER: Carol Nowakowski of Ken… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Ann Marie Baisley is Putnam’s Senior of the Year



ERIC GROSS Ann Marie Baisley was at a loss for words. The former Kent Supervisor, Carmel Board of Education member, and current volunteer was named as Putnam County’s Senior Citizen of the Year last Friday at the 37th annual RSVP (Retired Seni… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Thousands Attend Kids’ Day at PHC



Twirlers entertain the larger crowd. The weather couldn’t have been more spectacular as thousands of moms and dads, grandmas and grandpas, aunts and uncles accompanied the county’s next generation to Putnam Hospital Center for Kids&rsquo… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Public Health Safety Day is a Great Success



Deputy Vincent Dalo and his canine, Dunkin’, are welcomed by Jennifer Mentzer, 7, of Cold Spring, who visits the fair with her grandmother. Putnam County’s first annual Public Health Safety Day was termed a great success. The Bureau of… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Give Your Kids Something to Do This Weekend



Gail Bryan and Gail Keene with the water chestnut, Norway rat, and rock pigeon puppets Let’s make this simple. You want your child’s playtime to have some educational value, they just want to play. It’s like asking your kid to have… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

The ARTS Agenda

Local Artist Paints Himself a Different Story

Michael Garland’s “Fall Morning”   Just when you thought you knew a guy. For those who recognize artist Michael Garland as the widely prolific author and illustrator of bestselling children’s books like Miss Smith and t… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Why Hide the Numbers?



Last week, people were buzzing with talk of the salaries of local teachers, which the Courier printed in its May 13 edition. Some readers thanked us for shedding light on teacher compensation, although they asked that we not disclose their names. An… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

What’s Behind the Threat of a Contigency Budget?



  Under New York state law, if both the first and second proposed budgets are voted down, then the affected school district is required to implement a state-mandated contingency budget. Our research shows contingency budgets have been used to s… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Controlling New York State Spending



Nearly two months after the budget deadline, Governor Paterson and the Legislature still can’t agree on how to close a $9.2 billion deficit in the $136 billion budget. Instead, they continue to blame each other and desperately look for ways to… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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