Odell Commends Mahopac’s Tom Manko



County Executive Mary Ellen Odell wishes Tom Manko the best of luck in his new post upstate. Tom Manko has returned to his upstate roots. The former Mahopac Superintendent of Schools packed his bags last week after accepting a new position in New Yor… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. […]

Body of Man Who Jumped from Bear Mountain Bridge Recovered



The body of an elderly Somers man who jumped from the Bear Mountain Bridge was found last week in the Hudson River by a police launch. State Police identified the victim as Emmanuel Valsamakis, 81, who resided in the Granite Springs section of Some… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Businesses Train to Combat Alcohol Abuse



Restaurant and tavern owners are better trained this summer related to problem behaviors and the challenges associated with underage drinking and drunken driving thanks to a combined effort of the Communities that Care Coalition and the Putnam Sheri… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Woman Charged with Felony Burglary



A 21-year-old Lake Carmel woman is facing a 15-yearstate prison term for allegedly burglarizing a home in Southeast. Sara Dorritie was arrested by troopers from the Brewster barracks last Thursday, who were assisted by police officers from the Kent … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Magical History Tour July 12



Join the Highlands Historic Preservation on Saturday, July 12th (rain date July 19), at 11:00 am, for the “Magical History Tour & Nature Hike.” They will be commemorating Independence Day and honoring some of our local patriots who served in th… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Second ‘Super Drunk’ Arrest in as Many Weeks



For the second time is as many weeks, a Putnam woman has been arrested for being “super drunk.” East Fishkill State Police charged Margarita Bjorkander, 28, last week with aggravated DWI after her car was allegedly observed weaving in an… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Brewster’s Joe Wegwerth Selected by Florida Panthers in NHL Draft



Joe Wegwerth, Brewster native, was drafted by the Florida Panthers. BREWSTER – Joe Wegwerth is only 18 years old but is already 6-foot-3, 230-pounds. It’s that kind of physicalness that the Florida Panthers were obviously looking for las… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

No Developments on Mahopac Basketball Coaching Hire



Mahopac High School is still without a boys’ basketball coach heading into summer ball, and while that doesn’t exactly hurt the Indians – assistants and jayvee coaches can run the program – the school will likely need a coach in pl… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

USA Out of World Cup, But Soccer on Everybody’s Minds



The United States is out of the World Cup after losing to Belgium, 2-1, on Tuesday in the round of 16. But the team is not out of people’s minds. “The thing that impressed me with the USA advancing to the knockout round was how many peop… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to […]

Cold Spring Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Carmel Crash Sunday



Ronald Mogg of Cold Spring writhes in pain while being examined by EMT’s. A Cold Spring motorcyclist was seriously injured Sunday when his BMW failed to negotiate a curve on Route 301 neat the Carmel-Kent line and drove off the road ejecting th… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.