County Employee Tab: $68 M

Benefits, pensions drive up costs, even as number of workers falls

  The cost of salaries and benefits for Putnam County employees has risen by 14.5 percent from 2008 to this year, even as the number of employees has dropped from 759 to 657 this year. In other words, the number of employees has dropped by 13.4 … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to […]

UFOs Over Putnam?



A family remembrance celebrating the life of a Mahopac man who died a year ago after a Connecticut car crash set off a UFO scare last weekend in Putnam. Carmel Police Chief Mike Johnson said dispatchers received “dozens of calls” around … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Brewster Mission: Banish Blight

Improvements already made to infrastructure, leaders now turn to blight

The Cameo Theater on Main Street in Brewster has been classified as a blighted area in the village’s new study. Brewster’s late Mayor John Cesar always talked about the “renaissance and rebirth of the Village of Brewster.” Whi… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Sex Offender Moved After Furor

Proximity to nursery school, day care at issue

State Senator Greg Ball calls for revisions in state law relating to the housing of convicted sex offenders at a Friday news conference in Mahopac. Joining the senator are Carmel Police Chief Mike Johnson, Carmel Supervisor Ken Schmitt and Carmel Cou… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Remembering a Sloop Captain and the Freight He Carried



Gordon Lyons stands in front of the replica Parrott gun next to the Hudson River in Cold Spring. His great-grandfather David Lyons captained the Victorine, a freighter sloop for the West Point Foundry. Gordon Lyons stood next to the replica of a Parr… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Maguire Sent to Brooklyn Prison

Was top aide to Vincent Leibell

Raymond Maguire Jr., the former top aide to now disgraced state senator Vincent Leibell, reported Friday to the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn to serve four months in prison. He is now going through an orientation program and being placed… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Bringing Business and Government Together With A Collaborative Spirit



Daniel Stockfield That “c” word – collaboration – is very much on the minds of business leaders throughout the Hudson Valley and indeed throughout New York State, so it’s natural that Putnam’s leaders would strive … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Countywide Discount Prescription Plan Underway



Erison Rodriguez explains the Pro-Act plan at last week’s meeting of the Putnam Legislature’s Health Committee. Legislators Sam Oliverio and Richard Othmer listen with interest. Many residents of Putnam County will soon be eligible to rec… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

2011 Safest Year in N.Y. Hunting History



John Bodor treats every firearm as it were loaded. The retired educator and big game hunter from Patterson expressed delight last week after the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation reported that 2011 was the safest year on record… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Tears of Joy for Humane Society Leadership



Ken Volz and his mom, Barbara, hand a set of keys belonging to a work van to Michele Dugan and her staff last week while managers of Meadowland of Carmel look on with pride. Michele Dugan, president of the Putnam County Humane Society, broke down and… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access […]


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