World War II Stories, Told by Those Who Lived Them


Ed Centofante has been an active volunteer in the Patterson Fire Department for over forty years. Wearing a U.S. Navy hat, Centofante stands next to a fire police truck that he fixed up himself.Patriotism. Hope. Heroism. As the bloody fight against t… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password […]

Marine Patrol Keeps Putnam Waterways Safe for Summer


Sgt. Michael Szabo pilots the newly acquired Boston Whaler around Lake Mahopac. Photo by Eric GrossIn order to keep boaters safe on the water, 12 deputies from the Sheriff’s Marine Division patrol Lake Oscawana, the Hudson River and Lake Mahopac on w… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

New Tech In Brewster Schools


James Treloar (left) and Bob Valdez are the one-two technology gurus in the Brewster School District this coming school year. Photo by Eric GrossThe buzzword around the Brewster School District this summer is versatility when it comes to technology. … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

A Well-Kept Secret: Camp And Conference Center In Kent Talks Faith, Ecology


Campers gather around one of the two camp mascots–1,000 pound pig sisters Cassie and Blu. Photo by Eric Gross Nestled in a remote area in northern Kent sits a treasure where dozens of children from the immediate area as the well as New York City s… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

Regarding Noise and Air Pollution and Northeast Interstate Logistics

To the Editor, According to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement, the project is “not anticipated to significantly affect air quality conditions” and the future build in 2023 will result in noise levels that are “2 decibels” or less and at “6 tri… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Cell Tower Follies

To the Editor, At the town board meeting in Patterson (last) Wednesday night, (County Legislator) Ginny Nacerino said she was there for the people. That is BS; she was there for herself. If the MTA puts the cell tower on their own property on Route … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access […]

Kudos for Murphy

To the Editor: I wanted to give credit where it’s due, even if it’s a little late. They say all politics is local, and when it comes to my family’s quality of life, nothing could be truer. Very few public servants have had a positive impact on life i… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County […]

Summertime Follies

FREE Summertime Follies

I have no old movies to recommend this week. So let’s look at some of our current follies. To wit, first this: I am told I may have been unclear last week regarding Indian Point – I think the case for closing it is compelling. It is an aging plant, on the shores of the Hudson River, a few dozen […]

Training Facility to be Built with 135-Acre Donation


The county Legislature voted last week to enter into a public-private partnership with an unidentified individual to develop a training facility for first responders. Legislator Carl Albano described the facility as a “highquality, cost-efficient edu… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Odell Responds On Conservative Endorsement: Fleming Is Entitled To Her Own Opinion, But Not Her Own Facts


Editor’s Note: The Courier last week published an extensive commentary by Maureen Fleming, who is running as a Democrat for the County Executive’s job. Here is the response by County Executive MaryEllen Odell, who is seeking reelection; she is a Repu… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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