Civics and Politics

Harckham Closing In On Astorino In Tight State Senate Race


Top, State Senator Peter Harckham after a discussion with the Courier’s editor Douglas Cunningham at George’s Place in 2019. Photo/ Doug Cunningham. Right, Rob Astorino discusses issues with an attendee at a campaign get-together in Brewster in July … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember Me   […]

Sales Tax Revenue Declines in October


Following an infusion of sales tax revenue received by Putnam County in September totaling $9.1 million, the most ever for a single month in the county’s history, reality returned last month when $4.9 million in sales tax dollars were received, a dec… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Legislature Committee Sets Salaries for 2021


By a split vote, the Putnam Legislature’s Personnel Committee approved a local law establishing the 2021 salaries of elected and appointed officials serving for fixed terms. The action came at last Tuesday evening’s meeting conducted remotely due to … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Sheriff Robert Langley Urges Residents to Use Judgment on Thanksgiving


Putnam County Sheriff’s Department personnel will not be knocking on your door Thanksgiving checking on the number of guests visiting for the holiday despite an order issued by Governor Andrew Cuomo limiting private gatherings to quell the spread of … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam 9-1-1 Dispatchers Recognized by National Association


Above, with a portrait of the late Commissioner of Emergency Services Robert McMahon under whose tenure the 9-1-1 Center was founded (far left) Dispatchers Cindy Jacobsen, Pat Strang, Heather Fox, Chris Langley and Brian Burdick (right) receive congr… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Case Adjourned

The New York State Court system has halted proceedings that require in-person appearances following the surge of coronavirus cases reported throughout the region. Starting yesterday (Monday, Nov. 16), the state Office of Court Administration will not… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Cuomo Signs Harckham Bill to Save Lives of Drug Addicts

Stephen’s Law requires certified drug treatment programs to notify patients of their rights by identifying trusted individuals who should be contacted in case of emergency. The legislation that was signed into law last Thursday by Governor Andrew Cuo… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Poll Worker at Putnam Valley High Tests Positive

An Election Day poll worker at Putnam Valley High School has tested positive for coronavirus. Putnam Commissioner of Health Dr. Michael Nesheiwat made the announcement last week indicating “since the positive individual was following all safety measu… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Sheriff’s Department to Undergo Internal Administrative Review


The Putnam Legislature’s Protective Services Committee has given the initial go-ahead for county government to hire a private certified public accountant to perform an analysis of the Sheriff’s Department’s administrative functions pertaining to sche… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

A Statement From Sheriff Robert L. Langley Jr.

In a Press Release dated October 29, 2020, Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell alleges, “there have been false and erroneous statements circulating regarding law enforcement and the 2021 county budget.”She claims that allegations that she “def… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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