Othmer Steps Down as Legislative Chair



Richard Othmer sounds the gavel for the final time Friday as chairman of the Putnam Legislature. The big, bold and sometimes brassy chairman of the Putnam Legislature stepped down Friday night with nary a whimper. Richard Othmer chaired the year-end … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember […]

Perspective

Conservation Easements: ‘Deduct’ This Needless Loophole

Growing up in the Dakotas, I learned firsthand about the value and many uses of land — from family farms and real estate development to the spectacular protected wilderness of our national parks. Responsible land development is foundational to… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

BIG RUSH FOR 1929 LICENSES EXPECTED

  No Days of Grace Will Be Allowed This Year for Drivers after January 1st In the week between Christmas and New Year’s more than 40 per cent of the motorists of the State apply for license plates, although the distributing agencies of th… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

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FROM THE CHAMBER

Economic Development Awards Bring Putnam Optimism But Also A Challenge

The annual round of state economic development awards are in and the Mid-Hudson Region received $59.6 million for 87 projects. That is far behind some regions but still a hefty amount of economic development support. Thanks to some hard work, spearh… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Woman Accused of Stealing Dead Mother-In-Law’s Identity



A New Fairfield woman is facing felony charges of forgery for allegedly using her dead mother-in-law’s identity by forging a check and using it to pay for a prescription at a Brewster pharmacy. State Police reported the arrest last Wednesday o… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Brewster-Cornell Tradition Continues

Students learn from top scientists

Bethany Cherubins types her own DNA at Cornell University. Forty-eight Brewster High School students had a onceina-lifetime experience when they attended Cornell University earlier this month to learn from some of the most brilliant scientists in the… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Search On for New Brewster Super



Now that Jane Sandbank has left the Brewster School District following her retirement after 37 years in public education, the Brewster Board of Education must find a permanent replacement. Earlier this month, trustees named Tim Conway, the district’… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Crashes Snarl Traffic in Patterson



A car catches fire following a Friday afternoon mishap on Route 22 in Patterson. No injuries were reported. Two crashes—one involving a car that burst into flames— snarled Friday afternoon traffic on Route 22 in Patterson. The back-to-bac… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Discount Prescription Card Saves $600K



Putnam’s participation in the ProAct Prescription Discount Card Program has reaped tremendous benefits for local residents this year. Since the county joined the initiative last February, Putnam residents have filled more than 10,000 prescript… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.