Devastation as Killer Storm Thrashes Putnam

UPDATED with Friday AM Assessment

A tree and wires on a residence on Gleneida Ridge Road in Carmel were typical of Sandy’s damage, top. Bottom, the scene along Stoneleigh Avenue in Carmel, the road that passes the Putnam Hospital Center. The road was closed to regular traffic f… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username […]

Sandy Turns Deadly



Three fatalities are being attributed to Hurricane Sandy in the Putnam region. A Kent man was pronounced dead at Putnam Hospital Center late Tuesday night after being struck by a car on Route 52 in Kent. Kent Police Lt. James Oster identified the vi… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Carjacking at Putnam Hospital



A Brooklyn man is held at the Putnam Correctional Facility in lieu of $250,000 bail following a dramatic carjacking in Carmel early Wednesday. Police arrested Charles Barnes, 49, less than half an hour after be allegedly accosted a nurse arriving fo… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

‘Dirtman’ Pleads Guilty for Illegal Landfill



A Mahopac man has pleaded guilty to operating an illegal construction and demolition debris landfill within the New York City watershed in Mahopac. Anthony Adinolfi, 52, of Mahopac, known as the “Dirtman” copped his plea last Thursday in… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

60,000 Eligible to Vote in Putnam



For the first time in Putnam’s history, more than 60 percent of the county’s population is registered to vote on Election Day. Officials at the Board of Elections reported last Friday a total of 60,264 voters will have the opportunity to… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Making Choices in Government



From The Chamber When the 2% tax cap was signed into law in 2011, it was hailed as “a game changer” which would “change the trajectory of New York State” by its chief architect, Governor Cuomo, as quoted in news reports. But … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Cuomo Advises County, Towns: Spend Only What You Take In



State Senator Greg Ball and County Executive MaryEllen Odell address a Carmel news conference last week. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has offered little sympathy for county, town and village governments who find themselves being strangled by a property tax cap … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam Demands MTA Forensic Audit



Putnam lawmakers are fed up with perceived overcharging by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and have called on the state to conduct a forensic audit of the agency that operates railroad service into Putnam County. Legislator Vincent Tamagna… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam’s Unemployment Fourth Lowest in the State



Putnam County finds itself with the lowest rate of unemployment in the entire Hudson Valley and the fourth lowest in all of New York State. The State Labor Department last week reported Putnam’s rate of unemployment for September at 6.7 percen… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Legislature Adopts $140.1 Million Budget



The Putnam Legislature adopted its 2013 budget Thursday evening following three and one half weeks of discussion and debate. The fiscal spending plan totaling $140,122,860 is 1.76 percent higher than the current budget and one quarter of one percent… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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