Putnam Valley Launches Solarize Putnam Campaign


Putnam Valley Supervisor Sam Oliverio admitted “it’s almost too good to be true” when referring to his township becoming the first in the county to launch its own Solarize Putnam campaign, a community solar project enabling residents to opt-in with a… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember […]

Hen-Pecked Hawk Rescued

There Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens

Above, an unidentified DEC officer rescued a hawk being attacked by a flock of chickens after the raptor’s role became reversed. Photo courtesy NYS DEC.A flock of hens successfully defended their coop last week from a wild hawk, who thought they were… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

CUNNINHAM’S CORNER

FREE Grim Numbers, Grim Fall

The number of deaths per day from COVID19 was 1,008 as of Sunday, according to the New York Times tracker. That’s up 95 percent in two weeks. Put another way, using those fancy laws of mathematics, that number is almost doubling every 14 days. Which would very soon have the United States losing 2,000 people per day. And so on, […]

Political Cartoon

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Kent PD Canine Maverick Back on Patrol


Above, Maverick posed with members of the Kent PD and Guardian Revival last week outside Kent PD headquarters after undergoing major surgery. Photo (l-r) Sgt. Alex Vanderwoude, Lt. Tara Flynn, Alex Othmer, Sgt. Corey Ashe, Ken Murphy and Chief Kevin … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

From the Archives, Friday October, 1892

BREWSTER FIRE DEPT. MEETS

There was a large attendance at the monthly meeting of the Brester fire department on Tuesday evening. The new badges presented to the department by S. M. Church were distributed. (sic) They are very handsome and are made in the shape of a shield wit… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

Disappointed in Montgomery; Lawmaker Should Stop with ‘Partisan Politics’ & Focus on the Job

Dear Editor: I am writing in response to the Economic Development Meeting on August 10, 2021. Listening to the meeting I could hear the hard work that goes into promoting the Hudson Valley, in particular Putnam County. It was encouraging until the e… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

On Sales Tax, Angell Is Right; Towns Should Be Getting Piece of Revenue from County

Dear Editor, I recently read a comment about Jason Angell’s effort at urging Putnam County to share sales tax revenue with the communities that generate it. The letter didn’t make sense and appeared to be an attempt to muddy the water; a common tact… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Odell and Montgomery Endorse Shakespeare Festival Grant

Both hail jobs & cultural impact

It’s rare when County Executive Mary Ellen Odell and Putnam Legislator Nancy Montgomery agree on anything, yet the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival has united the two officials, who have requested funding for a state grant from the NYS Regional Eco… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Henri Pummels Putnam with Rain


Above, Emergency responders were summoned to the Center for Physical Therapy Sunday when a tree fell onto the building’s roof. Photo by Eric Gross. Dire forecasts of strong winds and massive flooding resulting from Tropical Storm Henri thankfully … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.