Election Day Shocker for Sheriff!

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Updated story with full results: It was a shocker on Election Day as Putnam Sheriff Donald Smith was outpolled by newcomer Robert Langley by 335 votes. The Putnam Board of Elections has yet to count as many as 1,590 absentee ballots next Tuesday that will determine the winner. The tally announced late Tuesday night at the Board of Elections office in […]

Cold Spring Embraces Outdoor, Rolling Sculpture

FREE Italian artist Pistoletto brings Newspaper Sphere to Hudson River waterfront

One of the art world’s most iconic sculptures, a rolling ball of newspaper pages by the Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto, came to Cold Spring’s waterfront Saturday afternoon. Hundreds, at least 400 people, perhaps more, joyously greeted the artist as he arrived in a red, 1961 Fiat, the Sfera di Giornali, or Newspaper Sphere, tied to the back above the trunk. […]

Nature’s wonder abounds across Putnam


Magnificent views were in the offing last week across Putnam as nature’s beauty abounded in glorious color. Photo by Eric GrossAutumn leaf color is a phenomenon that affects green leaves of many trees and shrubs which take on various shades of red, y… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username […]

Brewster ROTC Instructor, 41, Charged With Having Sex With 16-yr-old Student


 A highly regarded member of the Brewster High School faculty is facing felony charges for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old female student at the school. Christopher Vlangas, 41, of Sherman, Conn., was arrested last wee… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Anger & Frustration As District Reels


School Board President Stephen Jambor answers a question posed at the meeting while Superintendent Valerie Henning-Piedmonte listens. Photo by Eric GrossIt was a grim week in the Brewster School District. First, an educator associated with the Brewst… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

High School To Offer A Salute To Veterans With Concert


Korean War veteran Lou Gasparini remembered Brewster High School’s first Salute to Veterans concert in 2011: “I cried. It was the most astonishing and wonderful tribute to our armed forces that I ever encountered.” Tomorrow (Wednesday), the school w… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

STOP THE BLEED–Save a Life


NYPD Sgt. Alex Rapp places a tourniquet on the arm of Felix Carcano during last week’s STOP THE BLEED seminar in Carmel. Photo by Eric Gross Two minutes is all it takes for a victim of violence or an accident to bleed to death. Now, thanks to t… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier […]

Mahopac Falls Fire Department Celebrates 80 Years Of Service


The Mahopac Falls Fire Department has been serving residents of western Mahopac for the past 80 years and last weekend celebrated its gala anniversary at an installation dinner in Mahopac. The main ballroom at the Villa Barone was filled to ca… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Carmel Woman Injured In Two Vehicle Crash on Route 301


Fire and EMS personnel assist the victims of last Wednesday’s personal injury crash on Route 301 near the Carmel-Kent line. Photo by Eric GrossSlippery roads resulted in a head-on crash along Route 301 at the Carmel- Kent line last Wednesday that sen… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

2017 Had Quietest Halloween in Years for Putnam County


Credit it to a school night but area police reported one of the quietest Halloween celebrations across Putnam County in years. Added patrols were on the ready to respond for mischief makers’ however, police on the village, town, county and state leve… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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