Civics and Politics

Legislators Confirm County Executive Appointments

Putnam legislators confirmed the recent appointments made by County Executive Mary Ellen Odell at the first meeting of the Legislature’s Personnel Committee last Wednesday evening. Legislator Ginny Nacerino, who chairs the committee, and Legislator P… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

It’s Court of Appeals Judge John Sweeny


Court of Appeals Judge John Sweeny made history this month when he was tapped to sit on the state Court of Appeals for several cases where existing jurists had conflicts. Photo By Eric GrossFor the first time in county history, a member of the Putnam… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

Carmel Ratifies Contracts

The Carmel Town Board has ratified contracts for 2019 with five emergency services organizations, two non- profits dealing with animal care and two libraries serving the township. At its meeting last week, the board approved a contract with the Mahop… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Safety Advisory Board Looks Back Over 10 Years


Putnam County’s Emergency Services Safety Advisory Board (ESSAB) is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and at its first meeting of 2019, welcomed Legislator Paul Jonke to the gathering. Jonke chairs the legislature’s Protective Services Commi… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Legislature Approves Office Space For State Senator Harckham


State Senator Peter Harckham has opened a new constituent office in the Putnam County Office Building thanks to County Executive MaryEllen Odell and members of the county Legislature. At its regular monthly meeting last Tuesday evening held before a … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Southeast Democrats Interviewing Candidates


Southeast Democrats are seeking experienced community minded people to run for town and county offices in November. Six seats are up for election this year in the greater Brewster area including Southeast Supervisor, Southeast Town Clerk, two members… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Former State Senator Terrence Murphy Back On The State Payroll


Former Republican State Senator Terrence Murphy, who lost his reelection bid to newcomer Peter Harckham in November, is back on the state payroll. Murphy has been chosen for a $40,000 a year parttime job as the NYS Senate Republican Regional Director… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

New Election Laws Mean Changes For Voters This Year


The New York State Legislature’s adoption of new election laws will result in changes for voters in 2019. Primary Day has been moved to June 25 rather than the usual primary day voting in September. Next year, if needed, a Presidential Primary will t… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

High Price Of Gasoline Irks Putnam County Lawmakers


Why does a gallon of fuel cost an average of $2.75 a gallon across Putnam County yet 20 miles to the north or in affluent Scarsdale, 35 miles to the south, the price of a gallon of regular unleaded fuel sells for $2.42 a gallon? Members of the Put… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County […]

Pete Harckham Strives To Be The ‘People’s Senator’


State Senator Pete Harckham chats with Meghan Castellano, Executive Director of the Mental Health Association of Putnam County, regarding needs for veterans at Saturday’s gathering in Patterson. Photo By Eric Gross Putnam’s recently elected State … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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