Tee Up for a Summer of Golf Outings



Centennial Golf Course, one of many courses across Putnam seeing outings this summer. Grab your golf bag and lace up your spikes: golf season is here. Late spring and early summer bring with them many opportunities to play golf—and a good numbe… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password […]

The Sales Tax Conundrum – A Cost-Benefit Analysis



From The Chamber With the Putnam County Legislature’s recent vote to send a “home rule” request to the State of New York, it appears that the 8.375% total sales tax charged on purchases will remain through 2015. Putnam’s levy … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Legislators Request Extension of Local Sales Tax Hike



Putnam lawmakers have called on the State Legislature to give the county some latitude when it comes to generating sales tax dollars by extending its current rate for the next two years. State law allows counties to charge up to 3 percent in sales t… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

Lt. Col. Bensburg Home in Time for Memorial Day



Lt. Robert Bensburg gets a hug from his wife and eldest daughter in Mahopac on Memorial Day. Lt. Col. Robert Bensburg, Putnam’s American hero, made it home in time for Memorial Day. The Mahopac resident bid his family farewell in March 2012 for the f… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

Smith Wins Backing at GOP Convention



Sheriff Don Smith Sheriff Don Smith received the backing of the Putnam County Republican Committee Tuesday evening at its nominating convention held in Carmel. The three-term incumbent defeated Kevin McConville of Cold Spring by a tally of 121-80. A … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Plans Finalized for Mahopac’s Relay for Life



Relay for Life is one of Putnam’s most emotional and well attended events of the year. On Saturday, thousands of men, women and children will join cancer survivors and their caregivers on the Mahopac High School athletic field for the 24-hour relay … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Husband & Wife Saved by Barking Dog



A Southeast couple has a lot to be thankful for after their lives were saved by the family dog, which awakened them early Sunday when their home caught fire. Kathleen and Walter Nazarenko were fast asleep inside their one-story wood frame home on St… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Legislature Overrides Odell’s Veto on Nuke Plant Evacuation Plan



By a vote of 8-1, the Putnam Legislature has overridden County Executive Mary Ellen Odell’s veto of legislation that called on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to expand the emergency evacuation zone around Indian Point from 10 miles to 50 mi… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Teens Join ‘World No Tobacco Day’



Members of Putnam Reality Check make final plans Tuesday for Friday’s antismoking demonstration in Dutchess County. Groups of teenagers will be heading to the Galleria Mall in Poughkeepsie Friday—not to shop—but to participate in &l… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Conservatives Endorse Wright for Legislature



Former Putnam District Attorney Kevin Wright has received a second endorsement from a major party in his comeback attempt to wrestle the District No. 9 legislative seat away from incumbent Anthony DiCarlo. Earlier this month the Carmel Republican To… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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