Children’s Expo and Safety Fair Rescheduled for Sept. 22


Summer officially begins June 21 but plans are already in the works for the county’s 13th annual Children’s Expo and Safety Fair. The event is planned for September 22 at the Putnam Bureau of Emergency Services complex in Carmel. It was to be slightl… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. […]

Corporate Welfare & Everyone Else

To the Editor, We thank Southeast Town Board members Lynne Eckardt and John Lord for putting taxpayers’ and property owners’ interests first by voting no on the tax breaks for the developer of the planned Best Western Hotel in Southeast. We welcome a… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Murphy Needs to Go

To the Editor, State Senate District 40 is mostly in Putnam and Westchester Counties. There are only two towns in Dutchess that are part of this Senate District—Beekman and Pawling. Terrence Murphy has been State Senator in 40 for two terms. He is u… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

CUNNINGHAM’S CORNER

Our Throw-away Society

It’s summertime! We know this because the dehumidifier needs emptying. Which I did, and the machine continued to indicate the tank was full. It obviously couldn’t be; I had just emptied it on the blueberry bush. I turned it off and on, then removed … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

Gridlock on Putnam Roads!

Traffic throughout eastern Putnam County was in a state of gridlock for most of the day Friday following a pair of back-to-back crashes on I-84 in Southeast. The first mishap took place at 10 am when, according to State Police, a five-car chain react… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

FROM THE CHAMBER

Stages of Networking

Networking … it can either be the most powerful part of building your business or it can be your biggest time waster. Becoming more purposeful in one’s networking efforts is crucial. Here is a useful system to try. Prior to even stepping into any eve… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

I-684 Speeding Crackdown

Traveling along Route 684 from Southeast into Westchester can be expensive to your pocketbook if you exceed the 55 mph and 65 mph speed limits. State Police Friday kicked off the statewide “Speed Week” campaign by setting up radar traps along the … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

PERSONAL MENTION CONCERNING PEOPLE WHOM WE KNOW OR SHOULD KNOW.

 Thomas J. Torpy, one of Peekskill’s most popular citizens, and who has hosts of friends in this county, met with a serious accident. He was driving his horse homewards, when the horse look fright and ran away. He collided with a telephone pole,… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Word of the Week

thimblerig | THIM-bul-rig VERB: to cheat by trickery … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Brewster Schools Receive Unexpected Gift


Paul Reiske and Superintendent Valerie Henning-Piedmonte admire the painting of the late Henry Wells. Photo by Eric Gross An original oil painting of the late Henry Wells now adorns the Henry Wells Middle School in Brewster thanks to the generosit… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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