Signs of Love: Happy Valentine’s Day!



Carmel Flower Shop staff have been kept busy arranging flowers for the big day. Siobhan Pratt, Diane Farrell and Chris Hora take a break to admire their hard work. Tens of thousands of flowers will be adorning homes and businesses this week throughou… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username […]

Single Family Houses Equal Tax Disaster for Butterfield Project



Developer Paul Guillaro’s decision to set aside efforts to obtain a zoning change for the Butterfield property in western Putnam, and instead build 17- 18 single-family houses there, could have disastrous budget consequences for local governments, e… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Wrong Way Driver on Parkway

Multiple Vehicles Forced off Taconic

Phone lines lit up like Christmas trees at the Putnam 9-1-1 Dispatch Center in Carmel Monday afternoon when caller after caller reported a wrong-way driver on the Taconic State Parkway in Putnam Valley. State Police from Stormville dispatched patrol… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

New Bus for Vets, Seniors Arrives



Pat Sheehy gets behind the wheel of the new bus last week while Karl Rohde acts as co-pilot. A brand new 12-passenger Ford bus will soon be taking veterans and disabled senior citizens in need of medical treatment to physician’s offices thanks … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Pope’s Resignation Hits Home

Local Catholics Ponder Future

Fr. McSweeney of Our Lady of Loretto in Cold Spring, right, met Benedict XVI, the former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, in 1988 at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers. At the time, McSweeney was a permanent deacon, just before his ordination as a prie… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Incredible: Local Man Threatened to Kill Mom



A Putnam Valley man accused of threatening to harm his mother is facing charges of menacing that could send him to the county jail for a year’s incarceration. The Sheriff’s Department reported the arrest Monday of Patrick Vasi in connection with the… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Legislators Aim Blast at New Gun Law



After many days in which they praised the new privacy protections in New York’s tough new gun-control law, Putnam County lawmakers have gone on record as opposing the law itself, charging it compels unfunded mandates while threatening the rights of … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Mobility – A Key Ingredient For Prosperity



From The Chamber A very important facet of any modern society is the ease at which its citizenry can move from place to place. Mobility (or the lack thereof) has been one of the deciding factors in many of the wars of the past century and the shaping… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier […]

Putnam Shifts Funds for Tourism Office

But LoBue Questions ‘Communications’ Help for Exec


Putnam lawmakers have voted to fully fund the county’s Tourism Bureau by transferring $23,000 from a contingency fund. But the transfer didn’t come without some controversy, as Legislator Dini LoBue questioned whether the transfer was actually being… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Help Urged for Children of Alcoholics



The county legislature has proclaimed this week as Children of Alcoholics Week, hoping to encourage help for the estimated 6,000 children countywide whose parents are alcoholics and substance abusers. During its regular monthly meeting last Wednesda… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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