Sheriff Sues Broadcaster



Sheriff Donald Smith ran a successful bid for reelection in 2009, but there appears to be some unfinished business from the campaign trail. Smith has filed a lawsuit in Putnam County Supreme Court against political analyst Michael Edelman, News 12 W… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember […]

Winter of Our Discontent



Central Hudson Gas and Electric Company crews are kept busy along East Mountain Road in Philipstown repairing damaged utility wires caused by the torrential rains and strong winds. A powerful storm that deluged the area with a month’s supply of… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

High Court Orders New Murder Trial



The 1994 murder and rape of a 12-year-old eighth grader from Carmel was one of Putnam’s most heinous crimes. The skeletal remains of Josette Wright were found by a hunter along Fields Lane in Patterson—a narrow and winding shortcut conne… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Interim Executive: ‘Crisis Breeds Opportunity’



During his State of the County address Wednesday evening, County Executive Paul Eldridge focused on the positive. Before a standing-room-only crowd at the Putnam Bureau of Emergency Services auditorium in Carmel, Eldridge and members of his cabinet … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Ready for Abduction

Local business brings first alien sculptures to UFO collectors

Artist and founder of Close Encounters Studios, Roger Phillips, designs extraterrestrial sculptures for the collector and everyday enthusiast Many people would rather be abducted by aliens than lose their jobs (this is not an official statistic), but… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Accountability and Communication Between Government and Business

From The Chamber

  As mentioned last week, the Putnam County Chambers of Commerce (PCC) have invited elected officials to review and sign a pledge (summarized below this article) containing statements on taxes, regulation, potential conflicts of interest and eli… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Elections Commissioners Dismayed Over Charter Amendment



Putnam’s two Elections Commissioners, Robert Bennett and Anthony Scannapieco, have been serving in that capacity for a combined total of more than 55 years. Bennett, a resident of Kent, who is the Democratic Commissioner, and Scannapieco of Ma… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Legislature Approves Eldridge Appointments



The Putnam Legislature has made a number of appointments and confirmations. During its monthly meeting last week at the historic Putnam Courthouse, by unanimous votes the lawmakers confirmed County Executive Paul Eldridge’s appointments of Wil… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Carmel Town Board Names Two to New Positions



The Carmel Town Board voted to add two new employees to the town at its meeting last Wednesday night at Carmel Town Hall. Gregory P. O’Neill was appointed to the position of Town of Carmel Park Maintenance Supervisor while Michelle Tennafranc… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Legislature Recognizes Women Of Excellence



Legislator Dini LoBue (left) and Jamie Imperati, Professional Women of Putnam president (second left) congratulate Rebecca Bertoldi and Donna Massaro at the meeting. Three women were recognized by the Putnam Legislature for being named Women of Excel… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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