Civics and Politics

Legislators Set Salaries for 2019

Putnam legislators set a variety of salaries for elected and appointed officials during the final regular legislative meeting of the year last week. Before a small audience at the historic Putnam Courthouse in Carmel, the ninemember governing body un… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember Me   […]

Despite Losing Putnam County, Serino Squeaks To Victory


It’s now official: State Senator Sue Serino has been reelected to office. The New York State Board of Elections confirmed the narrow victory last Monday, following the counting of absentee and affidavit ballots. The Republican Serino defeated her Dem… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Serino Blasts State Legislator Salary Hikes


Putnam County State Senator Sue Serino has criticized a state compensation committee proposal to increase the salaries of state legislators by 64 percent over a three-year period. Serino who was narrowly re-elected last month, represents constituents… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Legislators Reappoint Elections Commissioners

Elections Commissioners Cathy Croft and Anthony Scannapieco have received the backing of the Putnam Legislature, which reappointed them both to four-year terms. The unanimous vote at last week’s regular meeting of the legislature took place before a … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Officials to Take Their Oaths of Office on New Year’s Eve


Putnam’s annual swearingin ceremony takes place on New Year’s Eve at the historic County Courthouse in downtown Carmel. Officials on the state and county level who were victorious on Election Day will take their oaths of office surrounded by family a… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Health Chair Calls on Gov. Cuomo to Delay Legalizing Marijuana

Putnam Legislator Barbara Scuccimarra, chairwoman of the legislature’s Health Committee in addition to the “One Army in the War on Addiction Task Force,” called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo Friday to “thoroughly analyze the potential negative impacts legaliz… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Legislators Urge State To Ban Synthetic Drugs


County Executive Mary- Ellen Odell’s signature on a local law prohibiting the sale and possession of synthetic drugs anywhere in Putnam has prompted county legislators to urge New York State lawmakers to follow suit. At last week’s regular monthly me… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney Recuperating From Bacterial Infection


Putnam County Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney was discharged from New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan Friday and is continuing to fight a nasty bacterial infection at his home in Cold Spring. Maloney, 52, who was recently reelected to his f… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

4-1 Vote On Carmel Town Budget


By a 4-1 vote, the Carmel Town Board has adopted its 2019 budget, which calls for a 1.5 percent tax hike for residents in the greater Carmel- Mahopac-Mahopac Falls area. The lone dissenting vote was cast by Deputy Supervisor and Councilwoman Suzi McD… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Legislators Discuss Carmel’s Request For Two SPOs


Sheriff’s Dept. Captain Harry Tompkins discusses the SPO request with Legislator Paul Jonke and Legislator Neal Sullivan. Photo By Eric GrossCarmel town officials are concerned about security at Carmel Town Hall in Mahopac and have asked the county t… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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