Christmas Tree Collection Set in Carmel


Now that Christmas is a fond memory and holiday wrappings and decorations will soon be packed away for next year, Carmel officials have announced dates when holiday trees will be collected in the greater Mahopac Falls, Carmel and Mahopac area. Superv… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember […]

Jimmy O’Neill Beefsteak Dinner Planned for Saturday, Jan. 12

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Jimmy O’Neill, founder of the Putnam Chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police, who died suddenly in 2016, was a man who loved giving back to his community. Six months before his untimely death, O’Neill initiated a beefsteak dinner, where members could congregate and enjoy company and fine fare while watching sporting events on large televisions. Proceeds from that initial […]

Freedom from Smoking Classes

The Putnam County Department of Health will be offering Freedom from Smoking, an evidence-based smoking cessation program, to individuals who live or work in Putnam County. Classes will be held at the Putnam County Department of Health at 1 Geneva Ro… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Gail Carson Levine’s ‘Ogre Enchanted’ Author Talk and Signing

Gail Carson LevineJoin the Cultural Arts Coalition for a very special author talk and signing of Gail Carson Levine’s “Ogre Enchanted” on Sunday, Jan. 20th, at 1 pm at The Studio Around the Corner, 67 Main Street in Brewster. (Snow date February 3rd)… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Brewster Man Convicted of Rape Kills Himself in State Prison


Christian Salazar-Miguel, 20, who was convicted in August 2017 of the rape of two underage girls, took his own life on Dec. 25 inside the Wende Correctional Facility in western New York. Salazar-Miguel had been sentenced to four years behind bars for… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Legislators Make Appointments At Year-End Meeting


Three members of the Putnam Electrical Examiners Board and four others serving on the county’s Home Improvement Board have been appointed to voluntary positions by the Putnam Legislature. At its year-end meeting, the lawmakers appointed Robert Counih… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Reefer Madness, Part II

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By the time you read this, Christmas and New Year’s Day will be in the mirror, with all of 2019 ahead. Wow. Could 2019 be even wackier than 2018? Maybe. I’m starting to think so, in fact. The early reaction I gathered to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to legalize recreational pot use was pretty much universal in saying we ought […]

Legalizing Pot Amounts to Increasing Risk

To the Editor, Thank you for your editorial stand against the legalization of marijuana as put forth in last week’s Courier. You state the case briefly and well (Cunningham’s Corner, Dec. 18). I have heard people make the argument it is no worse th… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

A Disconnect on Legalizing Pot

To the Editor, What I cannot comprehend in regard to Cuomo’s marijuana legalization push is this: At Cuomo’s behest, the state runs advertisements, paid for by my tax dollars, that not only discourage but more or less criminalize the smoking of toba… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Personal Mention

 The gift of a rare portrait of DeWitt Clinton, painted by Ingham and presented by Nelson Robinson to the Now York Historical Society, was announced at the annual meeting of that organization, held Tuesday evening. Nelson Robinson, who was forme… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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