House Burns In Putnam Lake For Second Time



Putnam Lake Fire Chief James Gagliardo couldn’t believe his eyes when arriving on the scene of a house fire Sunday afternoon. The same home on Ottawa Road had burned 20 years ago. Gagliardo sounded a general alarm for his department while sum… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password […]

Book Barn Donates 781 Books to Soldiers



The Friends of the Mahopac Public Library are donating 781 paperbacks to “Books to Soldiers” following the special President’s Week sales event at The Book Barn, the group’s used book store. Mary Ellen DiRaffaele (left), Presi… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Sheriff: Keep Funding School Resource Officers



Sheriff Don Smith Sheriff Donald Smith has called on area school officials to continue funding school resource officers (SROs) in their 2012-13 budgets that are currently being created. Schools are finding the budget process extremely difficult this … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Passport Day Coming to Putnam County



Planning a trip this summer out of the United States? If so, you’ll need a passport, and the Putnam County Clerk’s office has scheduled a Passport Day next Saturday in Carmel. County Clerk Dennis Sant, his 1st Deputy County Clerk Michael… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Kumon of Carmel Holds Literacy Open House



Kumon, the world’s largest afterschool enrichment program, is partnering this month with Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation’s largest children’s literacy organization dedicated to providing books and literacy resources to und… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Carmel Recreation Offers Spring Registration



Carmel’s Recreation and Parks Department will be offering spring 2012 class registration beginning Monday, March 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sycamore Park, 790 Long Pond Road, Mahopac. Exciting spring classes include Middle Eastern Belly Danc… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Angry at the Girl Scouts



Dear Editor: As a single parent of a 21-year-old autistic young man, I was stunned and very upset after reading Dr. Jodlowski’s letter about all of the Carmel Girl Scout troop’s refusing membership to the young autistic girl that her age… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

The Girl Scouts Respond



Dear Editor: We were dismayed to read Sheila Jodlowski’s comments to the editor on February 23 where she stated that a young girl with special needs was denied access to a local Girl Scout troop. Nothing could be further from the truth. A troo… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

County Employees Are More than a Salary



Dear Editor: I found Douglas Cunningham’s article on County Employees Tab: 68M, In the Putnam County Courier, to be interesting. Interesting in the fact that it was printed on the same day that contract negotiations began. Unfortunately I also… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Village Gearing Up For St. Patrick’s Day Parade



Next Sunday everyone in greater Mahopac will be a “little bit Irish” as Putnam County’s 36th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps off on Route 6 at 2 p.m. The parade is New York State’s third largest following only New… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.