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Domestic Violence Complaints Soar in Carmel-Mahopac Area


Being confined to one’s home can be challenging in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Kids are home from school. Parents are either being forced to work from the residence or in many cases are now unemployed. Tempers flare as the mortgage, bills and … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

Brewster Residents Get an Extension on their Garbage Bill


Residents and merchants of the half-square mile Village of Brewster will have until April 15 to pay their trash hauling bills following action taken by the Brewster Village Board. Meeting in regular session last Wednesday evening, trustees unanimousl… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam’s Sales Tax Collection Revenue about to Dive


For the first two months of 2020, Putnam’s sales tax receipts continued their upward climb with almost $1 million over budget received. The story is about to change as a result of the coronavirus pandemic that has shuttered businesses from Carmel to … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

George D’Alessandro Passes Away at age 91


George D’Alessandro’s love for children was evident last fall when he visited St. James School and was presented with an American flag during a ceremony that honored veterans. Photo by Eric Gross.George D’Alessandro always looked at the positive side… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

COVID-19 Shutters Chuang Yen Monastery


The Chuang Yen Monastery was teeming with people only eight weeks ago during Chinese New Years and Interfaith observances. Today the monastery is shuttered as a result of the worldwide pandemic. Photos by Eric Gross.Officials at the Chuang Yen Monast… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Preaching from a Pick-up Truck


Father Richard Gill preaches from the back of a pickup truck during the Holy season since churches are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photos by Sally Silvestro.The ‘new normal’ resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of us in a… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

5,000 Pounds of Food Given Away by United Way


A small army of masked volunteers distributed food last week through the efforts of the United Way. Photos by Faith Butcher.Vehicles were lined up early in the parking lot at the Putnam Governmental Campus off Old Route 6 in Carmel last Thursday. Wit… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Legislature Committee Approves Sheriff’s Dept. PBA Contract


The Putnam Legislature’s Personnel Committee by unanimous vote has approved the Putnam Sheriff’s Department’s PBA contract. Meeting last Monday evening via a telephone hook-up due to the coronavirus pandemic with committee members Ginny Nacerino, Pau… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Bridge Authority Merger Proposal Defeated


The Bear Mountain Bridge and Hamilton Fish Newburgh-Beacon Bridge will remain under the auspices of the New York State Bridge Authority after Hudson Valley lawmakers banded together to block the merger of the Bridge Authority with the NYS Thruway Aut… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Business Viewpoint:

Continuing An Unprecedented Business Journey

Jennifer Maher reads to her 6-week-old granddaughter, through the window because of the coronavirus. Photo provided.Five weeks ago, I shut down our real estate and law offices to traffic, and we began working from home a week later. Courts have been … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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