Old-fashioned Christmas Celebrated at Putnam Veterans Home



Korean War veteran Vernon Nix, 80 (center) gathers with members of the Nix family of Kent Cliffs, inside the decorated Veterans Home on the day after Christmas. Guests came from near and far to help a dozen veterans residing at the Vincent Leibell Ve… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. […]

Festival of Lights Celebrated



With Judge John Sweeny in the background, Justine and Joelle Wald light their Chanukah candles with their dad, Joseph. The family resides in Brewster. Hanukkah or the Festival of Lights is being celebrated countywide this week. Menorah lightings were… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

County Seeks to Keep Sales Tax at 8.38 %



  Buying goods in Putnam is unlikely to become any cheaper from the vantage point of sales taxes. Putnam lawmakers have requested that their counterparts in the NYS Legislature authorize the renewal of the county’s expiring 1 percent count… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Santa’s Elves Deliver the Christmas Cookie Run



Carmel Girl Scout Troop 1100 acted as Santa’s elves on Christmas-eve. Santa’s elves were up early on Christmas-eve and despite a chilly rain delivered dozens of cookies to emergency services providers throughout the county. The project kn… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Sheriff Smith Visits Inmates Behind Bars on Christmas Day



Sheriff Don Smith makes the rounds on Christmas day wishing inmates a happy holiday. Sheriff Donald Smith spent a portion of his Christmas behind bars at the Putnam Correctional Facility greeting inmates and wishing staff a happy holiday. The annual … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

High School Art at Gallery 66





Francisco Colon – “Timeless” Newburgh High School. Gallery 66 is ushering in the New Year by celebrating our youth and their hopes, talents and promise with an exhibit of their best artworks. The Gallery recently sent out an open call to all the high… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Mahopac Library Announces Extended Friday Hours





We know that you’re busy and it’s hard to get to the Library by 5:00 pm on a Friday to pick up a movie or reading material for the weekend. So, beginning in January 2017, Mahopac Public Library is extending its Friday hours and will rema… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access […]

Cunningham’s Corner

Reflections on a Year Past, and a Wild 2017

Douglas Cunningham It struck me the other night as I walked through the foyer, in a way that, for some reason, it hadn’t before. The row of hooks was full, every single one with a winter coat or hat, some with two. The kids were home for Christmas. … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County […]

Putnam Unemployment Lowest In Region



The NYS Department of Labor reported last week that for the month of November, Putnam’s rate of unemployment was the lowest in the Hudson Valley and fourth lowest in all of New York State only behind Columbia, Tompkins and Saratoga counties. In 1998… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Legislators Make Appointments For 2017



Eighteen individuals have been appointed to boards and agencies by members of the Putnam Legislature. The action came at last week’s Year End meeting when by unanimous votes of the legislators present appointments were made to the Putnam Indu… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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