Heat hammers region

No relief on tap for Wednesday

High temps are scorching Putnam County, and there’s little relief in sight for Wednesday.Oppressive heat and humidity, accompanied by high degrees of ozone in the atmosphere, have prompted officials on the state and county level to issue an ozone he… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember Me […]

Hayworth Hosts Academy Students



Congresswoman Nan Hayworth congratulates young men from the 19th Congressional District she recommended for acceptance to the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. All were welcomed at a reception at the congresswoman’s Fi… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Assessing Possibilities for Attracting Business to Putnam



From The Chamber Various ideas have been presented of late as to what the future industries of our County might look like. Suggestions have included medical business support, media services, tourism/arts/ culture, recreation, food processing/ distrib… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Mekeel’s Corners Service Honors Patriots and the Birth of a Nation




It was standing room only at Mekeel’s Corners Chapel on the annual 4th of July celebration in honor of the birth of our great nation. Nelsonville resident Ed Cleary led the simple ceremony as he welcomed the packed church. He then led the assembled … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

Drunk Dad Crashes with 3-year-old



A 24-year-old Kent man has a lot of explaining to do when appearing in Kent Town Court next week following his arrest for felony DWI, after crashing the family car while his 3-year-old son was riding in the rear seat. Kent Police Chief Alex DiVernie… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

Arts on the Lake: Hidden Gem in Putnam



Sarah Goldfarb and Stacey Rivera playing cover songs on the piano at Arts on the Lake. The Arts on the Lake venue was hidden for the past four to five years, behind the drooping trees, and a still common idea that the building remained a firehouse. I… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to […]

Will Re-enactors, Muskets Scare Tilly Foster Animals?



Tilly Foster In a case of history meeting modern concerns, cannon and black powder musket firings planned for Saturday at the Tilly Foster Farm in Southeast have raised the ire of animal rights activists throughout the county. The event is tabbed as … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Sales Tax Revenue Back On Track



Putnam sales tax revenue failed to exceed the previous year’s tally in April; but the ship righted itself when Commissioner of Finance William Carlin reported Monday that May sales tax receipts came in at $5,377,866, an increase of nearly $250… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Video Justice on Tap



Putnam County has begun streamlining the justice process by allowing defendants to appear in court for routine appearances via video technology. On Tuesday evening, District Attorney Adam Levy explained the process to a number of prisoners and their… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

All-American Fourth

Bicentennial Celebrated with Gala, Fireworks

Photos by Eric Gross & Fritz Claessens The fireworks over West Point. Putnam’s proud history came to life Sunday at a Bicentennial bash on Constitution Island, across from West Point. Sunday’s event, the main Bicentennial celebration … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.