County Housing Market Improves in Past Year



New data show that the Putnam County housing market is holding its own compared to our neighbors. This is certainly a good sign going into 2014. Compared to 2012, Putnam saw a 22% percentage increase in closed transactions this year, a 5.0% median s… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. […]

Gipson Talks With Lawmakers on Mandates



State Senator Terry Gipson brought encouraging news to last week’s meeting of the Putnam Legislature. The 41st District Democrat, who represents constituents in Putnam Valley, Kent and Philipstown as well as a section of Dutchess County, has s… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Carmel Police Chief Mike Johnson Hangs Up His Badge



Carmel Police Chief Mike Johnson has retired from Putnam’s largest town police force. Carmel Police Chief Mike Johnson has answered his final call. The 36-year career officer worked his way through the ranks—starting his career in Mt. Ver… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Businessman Gives Back; Helps Clean Coats for Those in Need



Steve Choi inventories coats waiting to be cleaned that have been donated to the Putnam Community Action Program. Carmel businessman Steve Choi realizes that times are tough for many residents of Putnam County with the topsyturvy economy. The Brewste… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

WORD of the WEEK



hi·ber·na·cu·lum a shelter occupied during the winter by a dormant animal … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

WINTER.

  He comes! The tardy Winter comes! I hear his footsteps ‘through the nights! I hear his vanguard from the heights March through the pines with muffled drums! His naked feet are on the mead; The grass blades stiffen in his path No tear fo… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

A Report on Tilly Foster, from a Longtime Worker



This letter was sent to Putnam County legislators. Dear Legislators: My name is Anthony De- Noia, and I have been a resident of Tilly Foster farm for seventeen (17) years and was employed by the Benedict Family, who owned the farm for many years, a… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

A Norman Rockwell Moment



To the Editor: A Norman Rockwell moment occurred in Carmel, Putnam County, New York on Thanksgiving Day, November 28th, 2013, at noontime. Our community is thankful for all its blessings on this day and especially for the owners and staff at George… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Reed Library District Established The



The vote was miniscule yet by a 98-8 tally residents in the Hamlet of Carmel have established the Reed Memorial Library District. The referendum approved Monday at Carmel FD headquarters authorizes the Town of Carmel to raise $227,800 by annual levy… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

2200 Children Vaccinated Against Flu in Schools



Putnam Health Commissioner Dr. Allen Beals is thrilled this week that more than 2200 children received vaccine as part of the county’s school-based flu initiative. “We’re ready,” said Dr. Beals, who added: “Children ser… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.