2020-08-04 E-Edition

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A Silver Lining: Makeover for DMV


Above, clerks assist customers at the DMV office who made appointments on line. Below, County Clerk Michael Bartolotti and Deputy County Clerk Christine Woolley display a new NYS license plate. The Putnam County DMV office has taken on a new aura … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Trump’s Proposed Election Day Delay Met with Local Skepticism


President Donald Trump’s suggestion to delay the November 3 General Election, charging that mail-in voting due to the coronavirus would result in fraud, has been met with great cynicism and disbelief locally. The date of the presidential election … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

PHC Names New President

Left, Dr. Mark Hirko has been named as President of Putnam Hospital Center. Right, Peter Kelly (left) congratulated Dr. Carl Calica for being named “Physician of the Year’ at last fall’s PHC Ball. Photo courtesy John Nelson. Putnam Hospital Center… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Maloney and Odell Criticize Senate’s Coronavirus Relief Bill


Charging that COVID-19 “doesn’t hit only red or blue counties,” Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney has criticized his Republican colleagues in the U.S. Senate for “abandoning state and local workers including teachers, first responders and healthcare w… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Lucky Ducks Released into the Wild, Thanks to Green Chimneys


 Green Chimneys Wildlife Center is often contacted regarding injured or abandoned animals in need of care even during the pandemic. The center’s staff was contacted recently by a woman who had found baby ducks in the parking lot at the Danbury F… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Two Putnam Residents Appointed to NYS Bridge Authority Board


The Bear Mountain Bridge will now be controlled by a new board that includes two residents of Putnam County. Photo by Eric Gross.The NYS Bridge Authority Board, which oversees the operation of the Bear Mountain Bridge, Hamilton Fish Newburgh Beacon B… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Carlin Briefs Lawmakers on County Finances


Commissioner of Finance William Carlin briefed county lawmakers last Monday evening (July 27) regarding Putnam’s financial condition during a meeting of the Legislature’s Audit Committee. The session was conducted remotely due to the pandemic and onc… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam Golf Course Operates in the Black Despite COVID-19


The Putnam County Golf Course is operating in the black despite the coronaviris pandemic. Mike McCall, the course’s general manager, delivered his second quarter report to members of the county Legislature’s Audit Committee last Monday evening and… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Good Samaritan Law Expanded


Good Samaritans who administer opioid overdose drugs such as Narcan or Naloxone in stores, restaurants, hotels and other public places of assembly may now do so without fear of legal liability thanks to legislation introduced by State Senator Peter H… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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