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Legislature Rejects Sheriff’s Request for Road Patrol Overtime


Legislators Carl Albano, Joseph Castellano and Paul Jonke were adamant in criticizing the sheriff for transferring funds to pay for overtime. Photo/Eric Gross By a vote of 7-1 with Legislator Nancy Montgomery casting the lone affirmative vote, the… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     […]

Lake Carmel Family Escapes Inferno


Firefighters battle the elements and fire last week during an early morning blaze in Lake Carmel that destroyed a one-family home. Photos by Tim CourtSmoke detectors awakened a Lake Carmel family last Tuesday morning allowing the five occupants and f… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Huge Crowds Attend Carmel’s Holiday on the Lake

Mom, dad and the three kids loved the parade, which followed a full day of activities. Photos by Eric GrossIt was a perfect night for a holiday gathering in Putnam County. Clear and cold weather greeted enormous crowds which filled downtown Carmel Sa… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Santa Visits Putnam County

Above, Rich Paul and Christina Agnew greeted Santa Claus at Carmel FD headquarters along with their children, 6 year old Brandon and one year old Eve. Below, Jake Zhang, 2, and his big sister, 6-year-old Adelina, enjoyed meeting Santa who gave the ch… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Head-on Crash Shutters Baldwin Place Road in Mahopac

Emergency responders assist the victims of a head-on crash in Mahopac Falls Saturday. Photo by Jack Casey A 77-year-old man from Putnam Valley and a 19-year-old from Mahopac were injured Saturday in a head-on crash on Baldwin Place directly in fro… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Legislature Critical of Langley’s Spending Requests

‘Runaway Train’ of Purchasing?

Putnam lawmakers were dismayed last week during a meeting of the legislature’s Audit Committee when they reviewed requests from Sheriff Robert Langley for transfers of funds to purchase equipment. A total of 10 resolutions seeking transfer of fund… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

St. Lawrence Thanksgiving Tradition to Help Those in Need Continues


Cathy Quaranta and Peg Smith have been two mainstays of the Thanksgiving program at St. Lawrence for decades. Two hundred-twenty-two shut-ins enjoyed a delicious Thanksgiving dinner thanks to a small army of volunteers who organized, cooked and de… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Lake Carmel Holidays Begin on Sunday

Lake Carmel’s annual holiday tree and menorah lighting takes place Sunday at dusk on the shores of Lake Carmel at Champlain Road off Route 311. Music, light refreshments and games for children will be provided while waiting for Santa to arrive, escor… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

For Recovering Judge Sweeny, A Lot To Be Thankful For This Thanksgiving


John and Alana Sweeny are grateful this holiday season as they reflect in front of their Thanksgiving tree. Photo by Eric GrossPutnam County’s Senior Judge, Senior Associate Justice of the Appellate Division of State Supreme Court John Sweeny, has mu… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Standoff in Mahopac Ends Peacefully After 7 Hours

But Police Deluged by Calls & Messages Spurred by Social Media, Leaving Ordinary Citizens Unable to Reach Local Authorities

A Mahopac man described by police as being emotionally unstable and suffering from PTSD kept heavily armed police at bay Saturday for more than seven hours barricaded inside his residence adjacent to the Lakeview Elementary School. While the incident… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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