Harckham vs. Astorino in 40th District State Senate Race


Left, Rob Astorino (second left) addressed the 25th annual Putnam County Leadership Prayer Breakfast in Mahopac several years ago. County executives past and present from Putnam, Dutchess and Orange counties were also in attendance. Right, State Sena… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot […]

Tested Positive for COVID-19 Stay At Home or Face Stiff Fines


Putnam Commissioner of Health Dr. Michael Nesheiwat has been a physician for the past 33 years, 28 years in private practice and five years in the Health Department. As he declared a “Commissioner’s Standing Isolation Order” for mandatory isolation r… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Domestic Violence Complaints Soar in Carmel-Mahopac Area


Being confined to one’s home can be challenging in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Kids are home from school. Parents are either being forced to work from the residence or in many cases are now unemployed. Tempers flare as the mortgage, bills and … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

Opening Golf Course Is Unwise

To the Editor, I was out of the country when news of Coronavirus began coming through my BBC newsfeed. Weeks before coming back to the states it was clear this virus was spreading across the globe, it was already in the state of Washington in the … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to […]

EMS and 911 Dispatch Indeed Vital

To Our Friends in the First Responder Community, Since Gov. Cuomo has announced the 100 percent workforce reduction of all non-essential businesses, I’ve heard many of you expressing your concern and dismay about EMS and 911 dispatch not being liste… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Brewster Residents Get an Extension on their Garbage Bill


Residents and merchants of the half-square mile Village of Brewster will have until April 15 to pay their trash hauling bills following action taken by the Brewster Village Board. Meeting in regular session last Wednesday evening, trustees unanimousl… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam’s Sales Tax Collection Revenue about to Dive


For the first two months of 2020, Putnam’s sales tax receipts continued their upward climb with almost $1 million over budget received. The story is about to change as a result of the coronavirus pandemic that has shuttered businesses from Carmel to … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

George D’Alessandro Passes Away at age 91


George D’Alessandro’s love for children was evident last fall when he visited St. James School and was presented with an American flag during a ceremony that honored veterans. Photo by Eric Gross.George D’Alessandro always looked at the positive side… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

COVID-19 Shutters Chuang Yen Monastery


The Chuang Yen Monastery was teeming with people only eight weeks ago during Chinese New Years and Interfaith observances. Today the monastery is shuttered as a result of the worldwide pandemic. Photos by Eric Gross.Officials at the Chuang Yen Monast… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Preaching from a Pick-up Truck


Father Richard Gill preaches from the back of a pickup truck during the Holy season since churches are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photos by Sally Silvestro.The ‘new normal’ resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of us in a… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.