Mother Nature’s Fury

Lightning Strike Sparks Devastation

A violent storm and lightning strike sparked a blaze Thursday that destroyed a row of buildings on Route 311 in Patterson. Day turned to night in a matter of minutes as a violent storm swept through sections of Putnam County last Thursday. Cloud to g… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

Odell Challenger Surfaces At Last



Alan Schneider announces his candidacy for county executive in front of the statue of Sybil Ludington last Friday in Carmel. Putnam will have a county executive’s race after all! Alan Schneider, a retired Westchester County Sheriff’s Depa… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Ball Pivotal in Gay Marriage Vote



State Senator Greg Ball and NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg discussing homeland security several weeks ago. Ball has become a key swing vote in the gay marriage debate; Bloomberg supports it. In late developments Wednesday, State Sen. Greg Ball is emergi… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Hayworth Talks Jobs in Putnam



Ned Sullivan, president of Scenic Hudson, Andy Bicking, director of public policy for Scenic Hudson, and Rep. Nan Hayworth listen as Rita Shaheen, director of parks for Scenic Hudson, explains the layout of the original West Point Foundry. Rep. Nan H… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Southeast Faulted on Trash Contract Award



Pat Cartalemi of AAA Carting feels vindicated by the state’s highest court’s ruling. The Court of Appeals decided last week that Southeast officials acted improperly in 2009 by awarding a trash contract to the second highest bidder and n… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Mahopac Voters Return to the Polls Tuesday



Mahopac voters will be returning to the polls next Tuesday to vote on a revised school budget reduced by $1,856,000 following last month’s defeated 2011-2012 fiscal spending plan. Superintendent of Schools Thomas Manko said the difference betw… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Can Longtime Barriers To Putnam Commerce Be Overcome?




Daniel Stockfield Ask enough people in Putnam County and you’ll be convinced that no one ever crosses the Taconic to shop on the other side, and all the good stores are in another county or in Connecticut. In a recent informal online survey, pe… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Substance Abuse Funding Cuts Called Catastrophic



Underage drinking continues to plague Putnam County and two representatives of the National Council on Alcoholism and the Communities that Care Coalition traveled to Albany last week urging state officials to reconsider plans to reduce substance abu… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Students Collect Eye Glasses



FBLA members with the glasses that they collected. Back row (l to r) – Alexei Gaizo, Billy Schneider, and Justin Licastrino. Front row (l to r) – Skyla Vecchia-Love, Victoria Nolletti, Gianna Pavone, Raven Molloy, and Samantha Spano, Carmel High Scho… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Chabad Jewish Center to Open



Rabbi Avi Korer (right) assists workers last week inside the new Chabad Jewish Center of Putnam County that will be opening in Carmel on June 26. Putnam County’s first complete center for Jewish life is opening in Carmel. Rabbi Avi Korer, who e… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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