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Ridesharing Is Not Just For Millennials

According to a study by the University of Michigan’s Brandon Schoettle, a researcher, only 69 percent of 19-year-olds had a driver’s license in 2014, compared with almost 90 percent in 1983. The number of 20-somethings with driver’s licenses has also… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember Me […]

Cunningham’s Corner

FREE Incremental Progress

In the terrible scourge of heroin overdoses and deaths, small forward steps are hard to come by. Thus, all the more encouraging to see genuine progress. Notably, these two steps are not coming from the bureaucracy, either state or federal. The first is that Arms Acres Outpatient Substance Abuse Clinic Services has begun an opiate treatment program that includes methadone. […]

Plans Finalized For Putnam Explorer Weekend


Future members of emergency services units are chomping at the bit in anticipation of attending this weekend’s 16th annual Putnam County Explorer Training and Campout event. Explorers are a division of the Boy Scouts comprised of boys and girls aged … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Sales Tax Revenue on Target Despite June Swoon


Sales tax revenue generated throughout Putnam County is right on target for the first six months of the year despite a nearly $700,000 June swoon. Commissioner of Finance William Carlin reported last week the county had budgeted $28,135,000 in sales … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Student Loan Repayment Workshop Thursday


Drowning in student loan debt? Area residents struggling to make payments on their student loans will have an opportunity Thursday to better understand options available to them in meeting their needs. The NYS Department of Financial Services will b… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Word of the Week

tatterdemalion / tatt-er-dih-MAIL-yun / adj : ragged or disreputable in appearance … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

THE LAWTON BLACKBERRY

  We are obliged to Henry A. Gahn, Esq, of Carmel, for a sample of blackberries, of the Lawton variety. They are the finest and largest we have yet seen, their flavor being not the least of their attractions. We see no reason why our farmers ge… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to […]

Patterson Businessman Raises Money For Teen In Need of a Heart


Joe Petrucelli and Joshua Brennan are hoping for a large turnout next month as Tri-County Sporting Goods hosts ‘Firemen for Joshua Day.’ Photo by Dave Paul Joe Petrucelli believes in his fellow man. The proprietor of Tri-County Sporting Goods on Rout… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Car’s Here: Uber, Lyft Arrive


Jennifer Maher makes a point during the discussion while Vincent Tamagna listens. Photo by Eric Gross A top priority for county government is to offer reliable and affordable public transportation. Last week, members of the Putnam County Transportati… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Sheriff’s Motorcycle Dedicated To Memory Of Mark Gilmore


Photo by William McNamara A new motorcycle purchased by the Sheriff’s Department bears the name of a veteran Putnam County employee who suffered a fatal heart attack in March. The two-wheeler was dedicated in memory of Sheriff’s Senior Investigator M… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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