Civics and Politics

Businesswoman Hailed by State Senate Advises to ‘Own Your Day’


Above, Sabrina Cruz works on a vehicle in her detailing shop in Lake Carmel. Photo/Eric Gross. Sabrina Cruz, a New York State Senate Woman of Distinction, has a simple philosophy of life: “No matter what your path might be, no matter what struggle… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username […]

Lillian Jones Honored for a Lifetime of Service


Lillian Jones is congratulated by State Sen. Peter Harckham during last week’s testimonial. Photos by Eric Gross.A woman who has devoted most of her life to public service was honored last week at a gala in Mahopac. Lillian Jones, who relocated from … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Phony Cops Attempting to Victimize Putnam Residents

Scammers are at it again. The newest scheme to defraud being perpetuated locally involves callers claiming to be members of the Putnam Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff Robert Langley reported last week that criminals have been calling residents countywi… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Bear Mountain Bridge Going Cashless

The Bear Mountain Bridge, which opened in 1924 with a single toll booth charging motorists 5 cents to cross, is finally entering the 21st century with cashless tolls starting early next month. The NYS Bridge Authority announced earlier this month tha… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam Experiences Lowest Growth of Employment in Hudson Valley

While Putnam County has the lowest rate of unemployment in the Hudson Valley, it has also experienced the smallest rate of job growth during the past year. The New York State Labor Department reported last week Putnam gained only 2 percent in private… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam’s 9-1-1 Dispatchers Are Now ‘First Responders’


Putnam County’s 9-1-1 dedicated staff of dispatchers are thrilled that Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation officially defining publicsafety dispatchers, emergency responders, emergency operators, emergency complaint operators and emergency servi… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Harckham Secures Funding for Brewster Library

Above, State Senator Peter Harckham was given a tour of the new Brewster Library last week. Photo by Tito Davila.State Senator Peter Harckham has secured $8,100 in funding for the refurbished Brewster Public Library—monies to be used for audio visual… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

NYSEG Warns Residents of Phone Scams

A number of area residents have received calls in the past week from individuals purporting to be representatives of NYSEG reporting overcharges on their utility bill and offering credit if additional personal information was received. NYSEG official… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Legislature Issues In-Person Proclamations for First Time since Pandemic


Above, Legislator Ginny Nacerino of Patterson reads the proclamation to Karl Rohde and John Bourges. Below, Commissioner of Mental Health Mike Piazza discusses mental health disorders in the wake of COVID as Legislator Amy Sayegh of Mahopac listens. … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam Youth Court Honors 20th Anniversary of 9/11

Members of the county’s emergency services profession were joined by Putnam’s youth at the exact moment 20 years ago when the attack began in NYC. Photo by Eric GrossPutnam’s highly successful Youth Court, selected as one of only 25 youth and peer co… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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