Leibell Reports to Prison Camp

Will He Drag Others With Him in Club Putnam Scandal?

Vincent Leibell, above left in happier days. He was known for handing out pork barrel ‘member items’ from Albany, and in fact member items helped fuel his corruption at a non-profit foundation he started. Above right, at after his sentenc… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember Me […]

Mayhem in Mahopac

Bizarre Crash at Post Office, but No Injury

A Subaru sedan sustained heavy front-end damage as the result of a freak crash in Mahopac Falls last week. A Mahopac woman escaped injury but her car was heavily damaged along with a building housing the Mahopac Falls Post Office after a freak crash … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

Smith Vindicated; Detractor Apologizes



Sheriff Don Smith Sheriff Donald Smith has been vindicated. Putnam’s chief lawman, a retired brigadier general and former deputy county executive, ended a defamation lawsuit last week after a Republican political consultant from Westchester, Mi… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Arrests at Parade, Carnival



Despite a heavy police presence at last Thursday’s Mahopac FD Parade and the opening of the fire department’s fund raising carnival, police made several arrests. Moments before the parade was about to step off, a two car rear-end crash o… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Geese Rounded Up on Lake Mahopac



Fifty Canada geese were rounded up on Lake Mahopac last week. The big birds were taken to a slaughterhouse and their meat processed to feed the poor at soup kitchens in the New York metropolitan area. Carmel Supervisor Kenneth Schmitt said the bird … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Hines Takes Silver in Tennis Tourney



(Left) America’s wheelchair tennis champion Mike Sullivan from Philadelphia and Brewster’s Tanya Hines pose for a gold and silver medal session following the tourney in Queens. Tanya Hines serves as an inspiration to those who meet her! T… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Marketing the Town of Kent for Business Development




  Shovel ready development sites and simplified regulations are important tools for enticing firms to open shop in a particular town, and Putnam County often struggles to identify available development locations and package them successfully to … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Anatomy of a Critical EMS Incident



The chopper lands and EMTs and firefighters transfer the victim to the air ambulance. The Putnam 911 Dispatch Center broadcast a “Delta level” emergency call— “stabbing in Lake Carmel.” Last Thursday’s alarm at 10:… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Motorcyclists Raise Thousands of Dollars for the Community



The 75-mile Putnam Motorcycle Run raised money for the Putnam Community Action Program. Above the cyclists proceed on their route in Kent. … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Teaming Up to Avert Tragedy on Lake Carmel



Lake Carmel and Kent FD personnel rush to the scene in special boats. Thirty lifeguards teamed up with emergency responders from the Lake Carmel and Kent Fire Departments Sunday to avert a calamity. The lifeguards and EMS providers conducted a drill … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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