Christopher York to Run for Sheriff



Christopher York will run for Putnam Sheriff this fall. Putnam Chief Assistant District Attorney Christopher York has made it official. He plans to challenge threeterm Sheriff Donald Smith in November as a Republican. York, 54, sat down with the Cour… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember Me […]

Putnam Leadership Collaborates To Help Local Businesses Thrive



From The Chamber A few weeks ago this column dealt with concerns over so-called “item pricing” and the effects a proposed new law would have on retailers struggling to either comply or face steep waiver fees. Thankfully, our legislators … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Tamagna Steps Down from Political Post



Vinny Tamagna As first reported in the Courier April 4, Vincent Tamagna has now as chairman of the Philipstown Republicans. Tamagna, a deputy Putnam County planner, is a former Philipstown legislator. He said earlier that he was leaving the post to a… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Locals at Marathon Safe, by Minutes



Two residents of Putnam County crossed the finish line Monday Boston Marathon minutes before violent explosions turned the Day classic into chaos resulting death and widespread carnage. Luke Maher, 22, of Patterson, crossed the finish line one min… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Tilly Foster Operation Vindicated in Suit



George Whipple with one of the animals at Tilly Foster last year. In a move that amounts to complete vindication for George and Meredith Whipple and their operation of Tilly Foster Farm, Judge Francis A. Nicolai has dismissed a complaint that alleged… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Local Security Upgraded After Boston Bombings



Security has been upgraded this week throughout Putnam County in the wake of the bombings at the Boston Marathon. A police presence is noticeable at Metro North Railroad stations on both sides of the county with MTA Police on patrol at the Brewster,… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Brewster Schools to Save $1 Million with Contract Settlements



The Brewster Board of Education made it official Tuesday by a unanimous vote when approving a memorandum of agreement between the Brewster Teachers Association and Brewster Administrators Association that will save district residents more than $1 mi… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Old Glory Presented to Legislators



Karl Rohde joins Legislators Carl Albano and Roger Gross along with the legislative staff last week for the flag presentation. Old Glory was retired at the office of the Putnam Legislature. When members of the county’s Joint Veterans Council re… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Odell Nixes Indian Point Bill

Evacuation zone at issue; Oliverio furious

Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell has vetoed a request approved by the Putnam Legislature that called on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to expand the emergency evacuation zone around Indian Point from 10 miles to 50 miles. She said more inp… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

No Permit for Gun Used in Youth Suicide



The father of a Brewster boy who took his own life in January has been charged with illegally possessing the gun that fired the fatal shot. Brewster State Police reported the arrest Wednesday of Douglas Graham, 54 on charges of criminal possession o… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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