FEMA Opens in Putnam



A FEMA disaster recovery center opened at 8 a.m. Tuesday in Philipstown, the hardest-hit town in Putnam County when Hurrican Irene’s rain and winds swept through the region last month. The center then shifts to Mahopac this weekend. The Federa… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember Me […]

Money Greased Putnam Scandal

A Courier Special Report

Raymond Maguire, left, listens as his lawyer, Richard D. Willstatter, said that Maguire acted out of misplaced loyalty to Leibell. Sentencing is set for December. When Raymond Maguire pleaded guilty last Thursday in U.S. District Court to engaging in… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Tamagna: From Maverick to Veteran in Legislature



These books show how county government proceedings have expanded over the years, from 1994, at left, to the two volumes for 2009, right, the most recent available. Two books in his Carmel office outline the changes Vincent Tamagna has seen in the Put… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Croton Lawyer to Challenge Greg Ball Next November



Former Governor George Pataki of Garrison applauds MaryEllen Odell’s victory on Primary Day at a gala last weekend in Mahopac. Assemblyman Steve Katz is also pictured. Stories on page 2. Democrat Justin Wagner realizes he faces an uphill battle… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Mahopac’s Unintentional Confectioner



Michele Kim displays a tray of her toffee in the kitchen of her Mahopac home. Each morning Michele Kim mixes butter, sugar, molasses, a pinch of salt and plenty of water topped with dark chocolate and freshly crushed pecans and creates some of the mo… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

Odell Feted at Victory Party



One of Putnam’s most scenic treasures was the backdrop Saturday for MaryEllen Odell’s victory celebration. Odell defeated Democrat Alan Schneider by a wide margin on Primary Day to keep the Conservative line in her political war chest. … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Pataki Blasts President Obama



Former Governor George Pataki is not at all enamored of President Obama. In fact, the three-term chief elected official and resident of Garrison who served New Yorkers from 1995 through 2006 called the President a “disaster” last weekend… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

The Tax Cap Challenge – Examining Reality With Pattern For Progress




Daniel Stockfield “In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But in practice, there is…” Yogi Berra Governor Cuomo’s property tax cap legislation had the blessings of virtually every major business organi… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Fire Forces Evacuation of Carmel Senior Center



Seniors bask in the warm sunshine outside the senior center waiting to return inside to enjoy their lunch. A report of a fire at the Putnam Senior Center in Carmel Monday forced the evacuation of 100 seniors but thanks to the quick response of emerge… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

Cops Make Huge Pot Bust in Mahopac After Package Delivery



It’s being called Putnam’s largest marijuana bust ever: Carmel Police arrested a California woman Friday and seized 60 pounds of marijuana with a street value of $250,000. Lt. Brian Karst said members of the department’s Special Co… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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