Smith & McConville Jab One Another



  The race for Putnam sheriff is rapidly turning into something akin to moonshine: Harsh, potent and with an aggressive kick. Sheriff Don Smith and his challenger Kevin McConville have already started firing accusations at one another this week…. Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember Me   […]

Five Primaries This Fall, Including Sheriff’s Race



The race for Putnam sheriff will be a two-man affair in November now that petitions have been filed with the Board of Elections. Deputy Elections Commissioner Nancy Quis reported Friday afternoon that incumbent Sheriff Don Smith and his challenger K… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Firefighter Heroes Rescue Motorist



Firefighters and EMS workers use an old-fashioned method of ropes and pulleys to bring the injured man to the surface. Call these firefighter heroes! A dozen members of the Brewster and Carmel Fire Departments risked their own safety Friday morning w… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Gas Prices Spike Due to Unrest Half a World Away



Gasoline prices are on the rise again. During the past week the price of a gallon of regular octane fuel has increased anywhere from six cents to 20 cents a gallon at area filling stations. The price rose from $3.75 a gallon to $3.81 a gallon at a p… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County […]

Drop of Blood Leads to Arrest of Alleged Burglar



Convict David Andino was nabbed by a drop of blood left behind at the scene of a house burglary. A drop of blood on a glove left behind by an alleged burglar has led to the arrest of a Dutchess County man with a long criminal history in connection wi… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam […]

Baby, It’s HOT! Sizzling Summer of 2013



Elizabeth Volvitelli, 6 and her sister, 4-year-old Alexandra, enjoy some cool ice cream Wednesday afternoon at Scoops Ice Cream stand in Carmel. The girls reside in Stormville. High heat and humidity has made life miserable for man and beast alike th… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Brewster Man Dies in Southeast Crash



An elderly Brewster man died late Monday at Danbury Hospital from injuries received several hours earlier when his car was broadsided by a vehicle driven by an 18-year-old Brewster teenager who was cited by police for failing to yield the right of w… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Grossman, Sweeny Extra Busy This Summer



  Putnam County Senior Judge John Sweeny and Carmel attorney Victor Grossman are both running hard for New York State Supreme Court from the 9th Judicial District—appearing in parades, before civic groups, and at events far and wide. The judicia… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Rare Bobcat Sighting in Brewster



This large bobcat was seen outside a Brewster residence last week by sportsman Bill Wuchter. Bill Wuchter has seen it all during his 25 years of residing in the wilds of Brewster – or so he thought! The 70-year-old resident of Paddock Farm Road… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

A Coalition of Concerns Over Unfunded Mandates



From The Chamber For decades, the State of New York has imposed requirements on local municipalities to provide certain services or enforce regulations — but has not provided a source of dollars to ensure such services are performed without overtaxi… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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