Pandemic Takes Its Toll on Hudson River Bridges


Above, The Bear Mountain Bridge experienced a tremendous loss of traffic and revenue last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo by Eric Gross.Motorists are driving less as COVID-19 continues to impact our daily lives. The NYS Bridge Authority c… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember Me […]

CUNNINGHAM’S CORNER

FREE Cold Weather & Texas Exceptionalism

Of all the stories of heartbreak and desperation, the one of the 11-year-old dying from hypothermia in a trailer home in Conroe, Texas, just north of Houston last week (Feb. 16) is the one that really upsets me. In the United States, in a state as wealthy as Texas, a boy dies in a mobile home while his family huddles […]

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DEMOCRATS GAIN, REPUBLICANS LOSE IN ENROLLMENT

February 28, 1930 Former Increase 28 for Year 1930 While Latter Drop 63 From 1929 Totals. According to Tabulations Made Public This Week, Socialists Also Increase From 4 to 15 A gain of 28 Democrats and a loss of 63 Republicans for 1930 from 1929 … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access […]

Phil Norman Named as Chairman of the Board at Camp Herrlich


A British born businessman, who came to the U.S. in 1988 and landed a job at Camp Herrlich in Patterson, has been elected as chairman of the board of the non-profit that offers programs supporting the local community in addition to offering retreats … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

A Local Lazarus Project:

From College to Collage

Above, Charles Lazarus is this month’s Kent Library Virtual Artist. Below, Collages of Time Magazine covers are on display this month at the Kent Library. Photos courtesy Carol Donick.It all began in the early 1970s when Charles Lazarus, a doctoral g… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Sales Tax Revenue Dives in January


Commissioner of Finance William Carlin hopes January’s sales tax revenue is a blip on the radar screen for 2021. After expressing exuberance last month when receiving final sales tax revenue numbers for 2020 that totaled $66.7 million, despite the pa… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Physical Services Committee Meets to Review Security Upgrades for County Buildings


Putnam lawmakers were given an update from Thomas Lannon, Putnam’s Director of Information Technology, at last week’s meeting of the Legislature’s Physical Services Committee. Lannon informed Legislators Carl Albano, Joseph Castellano and Bill Gouldm… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Name Park After Sybil Ludington

Dear Editor: In today‘s issue of the Courier, I read the article “Days of Trump State Park Might Be Numbered””. As reported in this article, Queens Assemblywoman Nily Rozic who introduced the legislation to change the park‘s name said, “parklan… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Mahopac for Racial Justice Members Recognized


Top, Mahopac for Racial Justice organized last summer’s rally in Mahopac. Photo by Eric Gross. Directly above, participants from Mahopac joined State Senator Peter Harckham Saturday during the ceremony conducted virtually. Photo by Tom Staudter. F… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Polar Plunge Raises Dollars For Special Olympics


Right, Erin Scott (right) participated in Saturday’s Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics. Photo courtesy Erin Scott.Erin Scott admitted never feeling so cold. The young Lake Carmel woman, who teaches special education children in Dutchess County… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.