Easter Preparations!



Above: Brianna Melanson, 7, of Kent and Owen Lane, 7, of Carmel were two of the lucky ones to find an egg. Right: A few of the youngsters who participated in the Easter Parade at St. Lawrence O’Toole in Brewster. Find more photos of the Easter … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to […]

School Aid Hiked for Putnam



It’s been an agonizing spring for school district administrators throughout Putnam County with reductions in state aid and the 2 percent budget tax cap resulting in threatened cuts to staff and programs countywide for the 2013-2014 school year. Late… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

As County Reels, Odell Says Objectivity Lost in Case

Sheriff Dismisses Call to Step Aside as Political Interference


Alexandru Hossu, at the center of a politically charged rape case, outside court in Southeast on Tuesday. In a fast-moving case that has thrown Putnam County politics into turmoil, County Executive MaryEllen Odell on Tuesday called for Sheriff Donald… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Collegiate Gem Close to Home



Dutchess Community College students explore the campus. For those of us currently putting children through college, there are always worries attached: How will my child fare away from home? Will she be safe? Will he be able to find a career? But, wi… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

York Tied to Poll in Sheriff’s Race



Potential Sheriff candidate Christopher York was involved with the poll done in the race the weekend of March 16, York said Monday evening. York, senior assistant Putnam County district attorney, says he is seriously considering a run as a Republica… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Creating a Business Friendly Putnam



Elected officials on the federal, state, county and town levels spent part of their Sunday afternoon talking with business leaders in deciding how to make Putnam County a better place in which to live and work. Sponsored by the Putnam County Chamber… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Restaurant Week & Elected Officials Business Forum



  As Restaurant Week concluded, I made it to 6 out of the 8 participating local eateries and I regret not getting to all! My culinary travels took me on some exotic and delicious adventures! Starting off, I met some friends at Arturo’s and… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

State Aid Reductions Force PARC to Close Pre-School in Mahopac



PARC—Exceptional Opportunities for People with Disabilities—will be closing its preschool program in Mahopac later this year. Susan Limongello, PARC executive director, made the announcement last Friday telling the Courier “this is a very sad time f… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Help Wanted: Skilled Workers

Odell, Schumer at Patterson machinery manufacturer

Larry Fryer, County Executive MaryEllen Odell and Sen. Charles Schumer. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer began his week Monday with a visit to Fryer Machine Systems in Patterson, where New York’s senior senator announced an initiative ensuring that local… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Public Health, By the Numbers and From A to Z



Dr. Allen Beals Some may wonder exactly what public health involves. Frankly, a better question might be what is it that public health doesn’t do. The Putnam County Department of Health has restaurant inspectors, public health nurses, an epide… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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