Kent M. Negersmith



Kent M. Negersmith, 74, of Kent Lakes, NY passed away on July 16, 2016, at Sharon Health Care Center, in Sharon, CT. Mr. Negersmith was born on December 12, 1941, to Edward and Dorothy (Gallaher) Negersmith in Mt. Vernon, NY. On March 29, 1986, he married the love of his life, Colleen Barker in Hopewell Junction, NY. Before he retired, […]

‘Big Latch On’ Event Set for August in Putnam County



On Friday, August 5, breastfeeding moms in Putnam County and the surrounding area will join thousands of others from around the world for the 2016 BIG LATCH ON. Last year more than 14,000 women and their children came together and breastfed simulta… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password […]

DWI Arrest Follows Crash



A Lake Carmel woman is facing charges of drunken driving following a rear-end crash on Route 52 at Towners Road in Lake Carmel. Kent Police arrested Avery McCrae last Wednesday afternoon following the mishap. Chief Alex DiVernieri said investigating… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam Housing Applies for Grant



The Putnam Housing Corporation has applied for a $200,000 state grant to assist low income local homeowners in making necessary improvements to their residences in order to bring them into compliance with town and village codes. Connie Fagan, co-exe… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Canine Falco Joins Ranks of Brewster Police



Sgt. Paul Italiano and his canine partner Falco outside Brewster Police headquarters. Putnam County’s newest canine police officer has joined the ranks of the Brewster Village Police Department. K-9 Falco and his handler, Sgt. Paul Italiano, a retire… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Word of the Week



litotes LYE-tuh-teez noun : understatement in which an affirmative is expressed by the negative of the contrary … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Investments in Farming

  No farmer who is constantly making his land more productive can fail in securing a profitable result provided he uses his money with any degree of discretion. There is not a farm in western New York where $100 or $1,000 could not be used in wa… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to […]

Music Abounds at Wells Park



Two long time residents of Brewster, Edith Hyatt and Margaret Prado, dance to the sounds of the Latin beat. Putnam’s Cultural Music Series at Wells Park attracted dozens of local residents Sunday to Brewster’s newest venue. Eliot Rivera o… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

County Makes Application for $18.5 Million in Grants



Realizing that economic development is key to the county’s future, the Putnam Legislature has applied for $18.5 million in competitive funding opportunities being offered by the New York Empire State Development Council. Applications were subm… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam Welcomes Its Newest Citizens



The smiles say it all-Oliver McCoy beams while holding Old Glory while his sons Jack and Sean are so proud of their dad. The McCoys reside in Putnam Valley. Thirty-seven of America’s newest citizens recited their oath of allegiance to the Unite… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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