Skating on Thin Ice



A group of ice skaters on thin ice in Lake Carmel Saturday. Winter sports enthusiasts are taking to the ice which officials have called unwise, dangerous and potentially deadly. Last Saturday, groups of young people were observed ice skating in Lake … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password […]

Othmer to Lead Legislature in 2013



“Lean, mean in 2013,” is how Richard Othmer predicted Putnam County government will operate in the New Year. Othmer’s comments came Tuesday evening after the Kent lawmaker was selected to chair the nine member county legislature at… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Copeland on ‘How to Be a New Yorker’

Putnam’s Own Writes, Stars in Sketch-Comedy

Copeland, on Main Street in Cold Spring, is behind a dinner theater hit. Were you planning on staying upriver this winter because there’s nothing that interesting happening in New York City? Well, fuhgeddaboudit! Head to Sofia’s Downstairs Theatre, i… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

County Looks to Legal Fight Over Gun Permit Records

Officials refuse to release names, addresses to Gannett newspaper

County Executive MaryEllen Odell and Clerk Dennis Sant speak Thursday about Putnam County’s refusal to hand over gun permit records for 11,000 residents to an out-of-county newspaper. Photo/Eric Gross Putnam County’s moment in the sun, or perhaps in … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Flu Rampant Across County; Get Flu Shot!



Putnam Commissioner of Health Dr. Allen Beals reports cases of influenza are widespread across Putnam County with 98 confirmed cases of flu and more than four hospitalizations resulting in the past few days. “The State Health Department has co… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam’s Matriarch Passes Away at 107



Mae Collins Mae Collins served as an inspiration to family and friends alike. The grand dame who celebrated her 107th birthday on St. Patrick’s Day died Monday in her sleep. Last March during an interview with the Courier, Collins who was born … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam to Redesign Public Transportation



One of Putnam’s top priorities for county government in 2013 is to provide reliable and affordable public transportation. On Monday, members of the Putnam County Transportation Advisory Board met for the initial time to begin the process. The … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

And the Judges Meet the Nominees!



From The Chamber We’re getting closer to the big event. As the January 25 “40 under 40” awards night draws near, excitement is spreading through the local business community. Social media is abuzz with talk of how our next generatio… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Will Legislature Commit to Butterfield Project in Western Putnam?



Recent approval to allow a Dunkin’ Donuts to be built in what is now the Elmesco gas station and another to allow demolition of the former Butterfield hospital has opponents of development seeking to stymie progress. The Courier has learned that a … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Police Release Details in Recent Drug Deaths



State Police have released details surrounding a recent spate of deaths caused by drug overdoses involving young people from Putnam County. In December, four residents died from drug overdoses while a fifth survived. State Police Senior Investigator… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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