MaryEllen Odell Takes Oath



Former Gov. George Pataki administers the oath of office as Odell’s proud family looks on. Former Governor George Pataki was up early on Veteran’s Day and after crossing the county from his home in Garrison administered the oath of office… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember Me […]

Christmas Eve Murderer Gets Life



Paul Amay weeps as defense counsel Tim Curtiss bows his head when Judge James Reitz sentences the convicted murderer to life in prison Tuesday. Paul Amay, the 25-year-old illegal immigrant convicted of the brutal Christmas Eve murder of his wife in h… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Veterans Thanksgiving Dinner Draws 1,000 for Turkey and Thank You



Charles Johanson and his military buddy Dave Lewis of Kent toast each other. Both men served during World War II. It takes a lot to surprise State Senator Greg Ball but the Putnam-Dutchess- Westchester lawmaker was not only astounded but completely f… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Overturned Car Snarls Traffic in Carmel



Firefighters cut a hole in the sunroof of the Subaru as the victim is removed and treated on the pavement by EMS personnel before being taken to Danbury Hospital. An early afternoon crash in downtown Carmel Tuesday snarled traffic in the county seat … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Four Youths Arrested in I-84 Rock Throwing



Working around the clock following up leads, State Police at Brewster and East Fishkill in conjunction with the Putnam Sheriff’s Department arrested four Brewster youths last week on felony charges for allegedly throwing a rock from a cliff ad… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

County Faces Suit on Legals

Circulation of one paper, Press/Times, vastly overstated

The Putnam County Courier on Tuesday filed suit against Putnam County, alleging the county relied on fraudulent information in deciding which newspapers could publish legal notices. The Courier’s sister paper, the Putnam County News & Reco… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

The Town Of Carmel – An Economic Pickle!

From The Chamber

Daniel Stockfield On Tuesday, November 15, the Carmel Town Board agreed to override the state-mandated 2 percent property tax cap. The vote on what the property tax increase will be is still to take place as of the moment I am writing this. It could… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

Bruce Walker, Putnam Native, Named County’s Number Two



Deputy County Executive Bruce Walker answers calls Monday in shirtsleeves soon after taking office. Bruce Walker is a firm believer that Putnam County has a great future. The Putnam native, 42, who resides with his wife and three children in Pawling … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

My Most Joyful Year

Eldridge reflects on past year running the county

Paul Eldridge For the first time, former Putnam County Executive Paul Eldridge admitted Monday that he is sorry to see his temporary position come to an end. Since last January 1, Eldridge has served as county executive following the Vincent Leibell … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Home for the Holidays



Sirrus resembles a statue when Humane Society volunteer Katie McGunnigle offers him a treat. Seven “senior” long-term residents of the Putnam Humane Society are in need of good homes. Last weekend the society conducted its Home for the Ho… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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