2020-11-03 E-Edition

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Legislature Adopts $164 Million Budget in 8-1 Vote; Spending Plan Includes 2.4 % Pay Hike for Lawmakers


Putnam County lawmakers have approved a $164 million budget for 2021, including raises for lawmakers and elected officials. Photo/Douglas Cunningham By a vote of 8-1, the Putnam Legislature has adopted a 2021 county budget totaling $164 million th… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Veterinarian Services Costs Soar at Tilly Foster Farm


Left, Tilly Foster’s alpacas include Raphael, Isabella and Honey. Sinbad was camera shy when the photo was taken. Photo by Eric Gross. Several unforeseen occurrences at the Tilly Foster Farm have resulted in higher than budgeted veterinary bills. … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Ralph Behringer Passes Away

Former Radio Technician for WCBS Radio in New York City

Ralph Behringer enjoyed appraising coins and paper money with the Croton River Numismatic Society. Photo by Eric Gross. A memorial service is planned for Friday at the Cargain Funeral Home in Carmel to recall the life of Ralph Behringer. Behrin… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

County Receives Federal Grant

$35K to Address Food Insecurity

Four local agencies will be addressing solutions to food insecurity, thanks to a federal grant received from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The $35,000 stipend will be shared by the Putnam Health Department, Putnam Community Action program, SPAC… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Expansion at 9-1-1 Center Leads to Merger


Electricians wire a new 9-1-1 console earlier this year as Dispatch Center Supervisor Cindy Jacobsen chats with an electrical engineer overseeing the job. File photo by Eric GrossThree new consoles have been added to the Putnam 9-1-1 Dispatch Center … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

News Briefs

Sheriff’s Deputy Is One of Two from Mahopac Killed in County Line Crash An off-duty Putnam County Sheriff’s Deputy was killed last Sunday evening, Oct. 25, along with a 56 year old Mahopac woman in a two vehicle crash on Route 6N south of Archer R… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access […]

CUNNINGHAM’S CORNER

FREE Election Day, At Last

Almost without let up, hordes of people waited in lines in Carmel, in Fishkill, in New York City and across the entire country to vote in ‘early voting.’ This happened beginning the weekend before last (Oct. 24 and 25) and continued throughout last week, and again this past weekend. We are headed for a historic election turnout, with millions more […]

from the Archives

EARLY MAILING FOR CHRISTMAS URGED

Friday Afternoon November 14, 1924 Christmas, with its attendant mailing troubles, is fast coming and the Post Office department is commencing its efforts toward early mailing. It has been announced that packages intended for delivery on rural route… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

September Sales Tax Revenue Soars


Sales tax revenue received by Putnam County in September totaled $9.1 million, the most ever for a single month in the county’s history. Despite the infusion of funds, Putnam sales tax coffers remain at just under $1 million less than last year’s tal… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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