Disaster: Thousands Without Power Since Friday

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11-year-old Dies When Tree Falls on Home Local leaders fault NYSEG for slow, ineffective storm response Mother Nature unleashed her fury on Putnam County Friday with deadly gale force winds, resulting in widespread damage to property, the tragic death of an 11-year-old Putnam Valley boy, massive power outages and charges that the New York State Electric and Gas Company was […]

Mr. Brewster Contest Raises $60,000 For CF Research


Mr. Brewster, Nick Buonodonna, and his court pose for a team photo last week at Brewster High School. Photo By Eric GrossMike Buonodonna is wearing the distinction of Mr. Brewster these days around the Brewster High School campus – but the real winne… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username […]

Anthony DiCarlo Assumes Reins Of Mahopac Schools


Anthony DiCarlo beams on his first day on the job. Photo By Eric Gross Anthony DiCarlo was like a kid in a candy shop last Thursday. The career educator and former member of the Putnam County Legislature assumed the reins March 1 as Mahopac’s n… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

Stephen Driscoll Memorial Pipe Has Become A Putnam Tradition


Members of the pipe band rehearse for Sunday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Mahopac. Photo by Eric GrossThe Stephen Driscoll Memorial Pipe Band, named in memory of September 11 hero Stephen Driscoll who perished in the World Trade Center attacks, has … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Disappointed in Murphy

To the Editor: I am writing to express my deep disappointment with my state senator, Terrence Murphy. As a resident of Mahopac, NY, I am one of his constituents and I am appalled by the fact that Senator Murphy refuses to hold town hall meetings wit… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access […]

Galef on Library Support

To the Editor: Ever since the first library opened its door in the colonial period, libraries have been centers of community and learning. The library stands as a great equalizer, sharing information regardless of ability to pay. A lot has changed s… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Response to Storm a Failure of Leadership


As I sit and ponder that we have been without electricity for nearly three days with no end in sight, I can’t help but notice a glaring similarity to what is happening in Putnam County vis a vis the Nor’easter and the tragic Parkland shootings in Flo… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to […]

The Storm of Contradictions & Prevarications

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Storm question: What decent cocktails can be made, without ice or refrigeration, from what’s on hand in the liquor cabinet? The use of a shaker is allowed. Asking for a friend. ** My wife and I both grew up on the western Plains, Kansas for her, Minnesota for me. We were accustomed to blizzards, even those that knocked out power […]

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

 The grand and trial jurors of the Supreme Court have petitioned the board of supervisors for an allowance of $3 per day instead of $2. We feel that the future jurors should not be called to serve the county for less than the expense of its ses… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to […]

County Employee Can’t Afford Tilly’s Table

Dear Sirs, I recently attended a Legislative committee meeting at the Putnam County Office Building. One of the items on the agenda was the progress made at the Tilly Foster Farm and at Tilly’s Table. I was impressed with the presentation of the BOCE… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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