Landscaping for Bees Program Saturday





Learn how to help amp up the bee population, which has been significantly declining in recent years, at the Taconic Outdoor Education Center on Saturday. Putnam Highlands Audubon Society invites you to an eye opening program on “Landscaping for… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember Me   […]

Congress Passes Bill Making Tax Incentive for Land Conservation Permanent



To the Editor: At a time when our representatives in Washington seem to agree on very little, I am pleased to report recent bipartisan votes in the House and Senate that make permanent a federal tax incentive supporting land conservation. The Hudson… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Appeal Filed in Putnam Valley School Vote



To the Editor, I have this week filed an Appeal with the NY State Commissioner of Education, MaryEllen Elia, to challenge the $10 million dollar referendum that was held last December 8th by the Putnam Valley Central School District to establish a C… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Oaths Administered to County Leaders



Top: Tendy takes his oath of office while his children hold the family Bible. Above: Putnam’s three legislators sworn into office include Joseph Castellano, Ginny Nacerino and Barbara Scuccimarra. There was standing room only at the historic Pu… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

State Assemblyman Steve Katz To End His Political Career



  State Assemblyman Steve Katz, who has represented constituents in Putnam and Westchester counties for the past five years, announced Tuesday that he will not be seeking reelection to his fourth term in November. Katz, a veterinarian, called hi… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

The Old Home Paper

  It’s printed old-fashioned and homely, bearing name of a small country town; With an unfeigned sneer at its wrapper queer, The postman, in scorn, throws it down. But I scan every line that it offers, Each item brings something to view, T… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Word of the Week



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Changing of the Guard in Patterson



Former Patterson Supervisor Mike Griffin on his last day in office. Mike Griffin walked out of Patterson Town Hall for the final time on New Year’s Eve as supervisor with memories that will last a lifetime. After 22 years, Griffin decided the t… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

From the Chamber

Minimum Wage Increases And Other Regs Pressing On Small Business

To tackle a difficult subject, I enlisted the opinions and help of a friend, past CEO of the Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce and present President/CEO, the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County, Pete Bardunias. From time to time we have teamed up … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Cyclist Killed in Mahopac Falls



A 26 year old motorcyclist from Mahopac was killed in a head-on crash with a BMW in the final hours of 2015. Carmel Police identified the fatal victim as Zachary Zappala. Chief Michael Cazzari said Zappala’s Yamaha crossed into the oncoming la… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.