A Primer on Absentee Voting

To the Editor, Voting by absentee ballot is a great option for those who are unable to get to their polling sites on Election Day. Whether you are away at college, living with a disability, or traveling on Election Day, voting absentee is a good cho… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access […]

See Candidates Firsthand

To the Editor, The League of Women Voters of Putnam County is preparing for the upcoming Primary and General elections. Candidates (Democrat) for the NYS Senate District 40, will participate in a Primary Candidates’ Forum scheduled for August 28, 6:3… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Electricity Supply Imperiled by Trees, Not by Indian Point Closure

Dear Editor, The reason for the power outages Senator Murphy cites have nothing to do with a power shortage and everything to do with improper line maintenance. Trees falling on power lines, basically. No amount of excess power will fix this problem… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

From the Headquarters …. Cunningham’s Corner

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It felt like fall this morning. And, last week – I hesitate to even mention this – I saw a leaf that had turned, lying there on the sidewalk. Again, so fleeting. The kids are leaving for college, this week and next. Kids, right? They’re adults now, of course. And we are much older. One of those college students, Mary- […]

Richard Gere Not Running For Congress


Actor Richard Gere, who is often seen at the Chuang Yen Monastery in Kent and is a regular visitor to Green Chimney’s annual Birds of Prey Day, will not run for the House of Representatives in the upcoming election. Democratic leaders in the Hudson … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

A New Telephone Company

 L.J. Secord is in Carmel with a gang of eighteen men putting up a line of telephone poles for the State Line Telephone Company from Pawling to Peekskill. The company has Poughkeepsie and Pawling and the intervening towns connected. The line is… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Word of the Week

Croesus KREE-sus NOUN: a very rich man … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Tobacco 21 Act Headed to County Legislature


Mahopac Supt. Anthony DiCarlo called the committee’s decision “right for our youth.” Photo by Eric GrossLegislator Barbara Scuccimarra’s quest to keep tobacco away from youth has taken a step forward. The Garrison lawmaker’s Health, Educational and E… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Kent Police Busy Rounding Up Alleged Drug Abusers


It was a busy week for members of the Kent Police Department as officers made five arrests for drug related offenses. Joshua Carey of Cortland was arrested by Officer Corey Ashe after being stopped on Route 52 in Lake Carmel for a traffic violation. … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

Putnam Valley Man Arrested Following Crash


A Putnam Valley man is due in Yorktown Town Court Thursday to answer drug charges following a property damage crash on East Main Street in Jefferson Valley. Yorktown Police arrested Jeremy Levine, 30, last week after police were dispatched to the mis… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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