Civics and Politics

Transit Column: With A Little Help From My (Elected) Friends


Last month, on September 25th, the board of the MTA voted unanimously to approve a historic five-year capital plan. This 2020-2024 Capital Plan will spend $52 billion over the course of those five years. The plan will change the way riders experience… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password […]

BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE

Elected Officials Have Responsibility To Interact With Business, and Vice Versa

It is time for the business community to take a stand when it comes to elected officials. Elected officials play a crucial role in economic development and the overall business climate. The regulatory environment or approval process directly impacts … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Legislature Approves Spending $2,915 for New Tourism Office


Putnam’s recently hired Director of Tourism Tracey Walsh needs tools to operate her agency and at last Tuesday’s regular monthly meeting of the County Legislature, lawmakers voted 7-1 with Legislator Nancy Montgomery casting the lone negative vote an… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Legislators Make Declarations on Domestic Abuse, Fire Safety, And Lead Poisoning

Ann Ellsworth addresses the Putnam Legislature last week regarding domestic violence. Legislator Amy Sayegh of Mahopac listens. Photos by Eric GrossLawmakers Urge Domestic-Violence Awareness Domestic violence continues to plague Putnam County. Count… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam Prayer Leadership Breakfast Takes a Sabbatical

Putnam’s annual Prayer Leadership Breakfast is one of the county’s most well attended events each year. Since 1992, people of all faiths have gathered at 7:30 am on a weekday morning to break bread together and pray. For nearly three decades, leaders… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Karen Smythe To Challenge Sen. Sue Serino in 2020


Karen Smythe met with Putnam Democrats including Legislator Nancy Montgomery at a caucus in Kent in June 2018. Photo by Eric GrossDemocratic businesswoman Karen Smythe will will challenge Republican State Senator Sue Serino for the second time in as … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam County Receives A $99,911 Grant To Strengthen 9-1-1 Center


Putnam has received a grant totaling $99,911 to strengthen the county’s emergency response operations center in Carmel. Commissioner of Emergency Services Ken Clair said the funding that is being administered by the Division of Homeland Security and … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Tax Bill Fallout: Legislature Rescinds Resolution Confirming Reappointment of Lisa Johnson


Legislator Ginny Nacerino with Legislator Nancy Montgomery. Photo/Eric GrossThe fallout resulting from incorrect school-tax bills sent to some 45,000 property owners earlier this month has resulted in the Putnam Legislature last week rescinding a res… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Sales-Tax Collections Continue to Rise


Sales tax revenue for the first eight months of 2019 has surpassed last year’s record numbers by nearly $3 million. Twenty eighteen was the best ever for sales tax collections in Putnam County with more than $63 million ringing up at cash registers. … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Lieutenant Gov. Hochul, Sen. Harckham Visit for ‘Pep Talk’ with Putnam Democrats


Right: State Senator Peter Harckham gives Putnam Democrats a pep talk at Thursday’s gathering. Left: Putnam Democratic Chairman Scott Reing thanks Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul for taking the time to visit Putnam. Photos by Eric GrossNew York State Lieut… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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