Ball says he will not run for county exec

Other plans still unclear

State Senator Greg Ball, who has been mentioned for months as a potential candidate for county executive, will not be seeking Putnam’s top elected post this fall.Ball told the Courier Tuesday: “I am pleased with the response from the public and do h… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username […]

Amazing Results in Trooper Crackdown on Unsafe Driving



State Police conducted a statewide aggressive driving enforcement in late April and the results released last week indicate that speed and unsafe motor vehicle operations is commonplace throughout the region. More than 24,500 tickets were written by… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Patterson Ninjas Are Spelling Bee Champs



Spelling bee champs—the Patterson Ninjas and their cheerleaders. The Patterson Ninjas are this year’s champs at the 5th annual Adult Spelling Bee presented by Putnam Family and Community Services. More than 150 were on hand at the Starr R… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

National Day of Prayer Celebrated in Carmel



People pray in Carmel during the National Day of Prayer. Putnam County was one of 35,000 communities across the U.S. to celebrate the National Day of Prayer. Last week’s observance at the Whipple Foundation’s Spain Cornerstone Park in Carmel at… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Healing Between Mahopac and Mt. Vernon



The healing has begun between Mahopac and Mt. Vernon High Schools. On Friday, two dozen students from the two schools met behind closed doors on the Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES campus in Yorktown to begin the process, which resulted from raci… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Ball Set to Announce, But Details Unclear




Greg Ball State Senator Greg Ball, often mentioned as a nearcertain GOP challenger to incumbent Republican County Executive Mary Ellen Odell this fall, will be announcing plans for his political future at a news conference in Mount Pleasant next Frid… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Military to ‘Invade’ Carmel



Attention residents of the greater Carmel area: DO NOT be alarmed when observing military and state police helicopters, fighter jets and other fixed winged aircraft flying in and around the county seat. The U.S. Army will be conducting aviation urba… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

New Superintendent Picked for Mahopac District

Replaces Manko

  Welcome John Kopicki! Kopicki was appointed superintendent of the Mahopac School District last week to succeed Thomas Manko, who will be leaving Putnam County on June 30 after serving as the district’s chief administrator since 2009. Kopicki, … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam Cycling Classic to take place next Sunday, May 18

Updated with new info

The on again—off again—on again Putnam Cycling Classic will be held next Sunday, May 18.This weekend’s event that was expected to draw upwards of 1,000 cyclists to Brewster was canceled due to anticipated inclement weather.New York’s former First La… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Ban Goes Up in Smoke



  It’s still no cigar when it comes to banning cigarette sales in pharmacies countywide. By the slimmest of 5-4 margins, the Putnam Legislature Tuesday evening failed to approve the resolution when Chairman Carl Albano cast the deciding vote. L… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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