Two DWIs in 30 Minutes



Two DWI arrests within a half hour of each other less than a mile apart were made by Carmel Police. Last week’s collars came at 11:30 pm and at 11:55 pm on Route 6 and along Fair Street, both in the hamlet of Carmel. Chief Michael Johnson sai… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier […]

No Smoking: Town Board Bans Outdoor Wood Furnaces



Wood burning furnaces have been banned in the greater Carmel-Mahopac area. The Carmel Town Board last week approved a resolution banning new outdoor wood burning devices while establishing regulations for existing wood burning furnaces. Supervisor K… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Local Man Pleads Guilty in Arson, Maintains Innocence



A 45-year-old Kent man who formerly owned a Lake Carmel liquor store destroyed by fire in 2008 has pleaded guilty to arson and insurance fraud while maintaining his innocence. Frank Ricca copped the “Alford” plea last week in Putnam Coun… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Broccoli, Beets and Baseball at the Library



Gardening For a Second Season Crop Second-season vegetables like cabbage, kohlrabi, broccoli, kale and collards are packed with the nutrition that you need in the fall and winter. Root crops, such as carrots and beets, are great because they store… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Preparing for Patterson Day



Day 2011 will be held on Sunday June 5, at Patterson Baptist Church. It is a day of fun, food and games, designed to celebrate the Town of Patterson. This is 16th consecutive Patterson Day celebration. It is for people who live, work, shop, attend s… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access […]

Courier Clarification



Geri Munnick, the special educa- tion teacher at Carmel High School, created her poem The Shield after receiving a New York State Shields card from the group’s president Dan Kaplan of Carmel. The poem is as follows: The Shield—by Geri Mu… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Griffin to Seek Reelection as Supervisor

Capasso now exploring a GOP primary fight

Patterson Supervisor Michael Griffin, Putnam’s senior chief elected official on the town level will be seeking another four-year term in November. However, the 17-year veteran may be facing opposition in a September GOP Primary from a current … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Carmel Seeks to Make Changes to Route 6



The Carmel Town Board voted at its meeting last week in favor of making a recommendation to the state’s Department of Transportation to make changes to Route 6 that would help to relieve traffic in downtown Mahopac and help the local businesse… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Seatbelt Enforcement Now a Top Priority in Putnam



Day and night seatbelt enforcement initiative is underway State Police this week kicked off a “Click it or Ticket” campaign by cracking down on motorists who fail to wear seatbelts day or night. Troop K Major Michael Kopy told the Courie… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam’s Great Trout Release



A cooler containing the trout is carried to the stream bed at Camp Herrlich. The excitement reached a fevered pitch last Thursday when some three dozen 7th graders enrolled at the Henry Wells Middle School in Brewster released 200 finger-sized brown … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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