William R. Orford Sr.



Bill Orford Sr. of Winston Salem, North Carolina passed away on December 26, 2014 at the age of 96.   He was born in Hempstead, Long Island on September 26, 1918.  While studying music at the Crane School of Music from 1937-1941, Bill met Florence Moses, also a music major, and they were married in December, 1943.   Bill served […]

MaryLisa McKay Mangan



1962-2014   MaryLisa McKay Mangan, 52, beloved mother of Willow and Leif Mangan, passed away on December 17, 2014; in the comfort of her own home, surrounded by her loving family.   Lisa was born in Putnam Valley, NY on Feb. 27, 1962, daughter of Gertrude (Tierney) McKay and the late William McKay.  She had been a resident of Putnam […]

New Year’s Eve swearing-in ceremony attracts crowd

New officials for Putnam and NY take oaths

County Executive Mary Ellen Odell takes her oath of office in a private ceremony with her mom, Muriel Hicks, dad, Ron Hicks and daughter, Hope, looking on during the New Year’s Eve gathering. Photo/Eric Gross There was standing room only at the histo… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username […]

Jeffrey Anderson is Putnam’s first baby of 2015



Corey Anderson cradles his newborn son, Jeffrey, hours after Putnam’s first baby of the new year was born on Jan. 1 at Putnam Hospital Center. Photo/Eric Gross A first baby of the year hadn’t been born on New Year’s Day at Putnam Hospital Center for … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access […]

Remembering Mario Cuomo and Putnam Announcement



Mario Cuomo meets with Bob Bennett (left) and Joe Priore of Putnam Valley during his visit to Southeast in 1982. Photo provided Here’s a little known fact most people are unaware of. Former Governor Mario Cuomo, who passed away on New Year’s Day at t… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

It’s an epidemic, as cases of flu in NY double in week



Cases of the flu in New York State have almost doubled in just a week. It’s a national epidemic and the worst part of the season has yet to arrive. The Centers for Disease Control Friday declared it a plague nationwide. “It’s running rampant,” said … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access […]

Metro-North service restored on Harlem Line

UPDATED, new info

Dozens of Putnam residents and others returning home following the long holiday weekend by taking a Metro-North train into Manhattan were delayed in reaching their destination Sunday morning when a fire broke out at a Con Ed substation in Hawth… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Gas leak forces evacuation of sports club

Updated, New Info

  A gas leak Tuesday caused the evacuation of the New York Sports Club at the Putnam Plaza Shopping Center in Carmel.Carmel Police, Putnam County Sheriff’s Department personnel, members of the Carmel Fire Department, Carmel Volunteer Ambulance C… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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