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. 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 this content. Username […]

Shakeup at Emergency Services

Odell Declines to Reappoint Stiebeling

Adam Stiebeling Putnam Commissioner of Emergency Services Adam Stiebeling is out of a job. Stiebeling was appointed commissioner in September 2012 following the retirement of Commissioner Robert Mc- Mahon, who lost a battle with cancer the following … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Large Crowds Welcome Officials Sworn In on New Year’s Eve



County Executive MaryEllen Odell takes her oath of office in a private ceremony with her mom, Muriel Hicks, dad, Ron Hicks, and daughter, Hope, looking on. There was standing room only at the historic Putnam County Courthouse on New Year’s Eve when o… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Paintings by Cara Gilroy at Mahopac Public Library



  Cara Gilroy’s paintings are imaginative, surreal, and mysterious. She uses acrylic paint to create abstract landscapes that invite interpretation and discovery. Visitors to Mahopac Public Library can view thirty of Cara’s recent pa… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam Valley Library Reopens After Repairs



It’s been a painstaking process but after being closed for over a year, the Putnam Valley Library has reopened. The library was shuttered after cracks in a second floor wall were discovered and officials feared for the safety of library staff … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Winter at Belle Levine Art Center



Affordable winter ART classes begin the end of January with many new offerings and ongoing favorites including pottery, painting, drawing, and photography. New adult offerings include – Drawing: Preparing the Sketchbook with Joann Zwolski and Driven… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Issues with Brewster School Bond



Congratulations to the property owners of the Brewster School District on becoming $38 million deeper in debt. Thanks to 635 of your fellow citizens, a bond issue in that amount was approved in a vote conducted on December 9, 2014. 525 people oppose… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Unfunded Mandate Reform



To the Editor, When the state legislature returns to Albany this year, one of the first pieces of business they should work on is Unfunded Mandates. Unfunded mandates come from bills passed by the state legislature which place requirements on local… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Canopus Truck Traffic



I am writing you in regards to tractor-trailer traffic on our town’s small back roads. In particular, I am most familiar with problems on Canopus Hill Road, which is in both Philipstown and Putnam Valley. These trucks are regularly getting stu… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Questions for Serino



To the Editor, I was interested to read about Sue Serino’s recent swearing ceremony. However, I was more than a little disappointed that she’s started off her term in office by ignoring the very real problems of her new colleague, Senato… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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