Putnam County’s Population on the



  While population throughout the lower Hudson Valley increased during the past five years, Putnam’s population declined by just under 1 percent. The Empire State reported last week that 99,042 residents call Putnam home, down by 668 peop… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     […]

Conviction Tossed in Brutal Rape & Murder



The brutal rape and murder of 12-year-old Josette Wright, now 22 years ago, was one of Putnam’s most heinous crimes. It resulted in the conviction, twice, of Anthony DiPippo. On Tuesday, New York state’s highest court tossed the murder convict… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Deja Vu on the Taconic



Another week – and another serious crash on the Taconic State Parkway at Pudding Street in Putnam Valley. Friday’s mishap occurred at 4 a.m. when a northbound car was collided with another vehicle at the dangerous intersection. State Police said inj… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Legislators Postpone Discussion of County Visitor’s Bureau



Frank Smith addresses members of the Putnam Legislature’s Economic Development Committee last week. Putnam’s acting director of tourism called on county lawmakers to postpone discussion relating to the operations of the agency until next … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

More than 200 ‘Degraded’ Bolts Found in Indian Point Reactor Liner



Indian Point Nuclear Facility has been the topic of significant debate lately, something sure to increase with the revelation that more than 200 bolts need replacing. Following what Entergy Corp.called “comprehensive inspections completed durin… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Smoke Detectors Save The Day!



It’s been a busy past few days for members of the Brewster Fire Department, with emergency responders answering three alarms for house fires. In each case, tragedy was averted when smoke detectors alerted residents that fire was brewing in their hom… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Mexican Purim Fiesta Celebrated



Above Right: Rabbi Avi Korer reads the megillah at the fiesta. The Jewish holiday of Purim was celebrated in a most unusual fashion in Carmel last week when Christians and Jews gathered at Putnam Chabad for the region’s first Mexican Purim Fies… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

‘Casey at the Bat’ To Be Performed By Putnam Chorale



Major League Baseball kicks off its 2016 season Sunday and in conjunction with America’s favorite pastime, the Putnam Chorale has decided to set aside its classical and religious music and instead serve up peanuts and hotdogs by performing its… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Fix Issues, But Continue Tourism Spending



To the Editor: Regarding the March 22 meeting of the Legislature’s Economic Development Committee, the sad saga of the Visitors’ Bureau continues to unwind after Libby Pataki’s resignation. Prior to the meeting, a memo was sent by Legis… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Sales Tax Revenue Starts New Year On An Upward Note



If the first two months of the year are any indication, sales tax receipts for Putnam County will be positive for 2016 following last year’s $2 million decline. Commissioner of Finance William Carlin presented his sales tax report for Februar… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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