Civics and Politics

It’s a Drive-up Drive-thru

Voter Registration Drive!

A drive-up voter registration drive-thru is taking place this week at the Ryder Farm in Southeast. Emily Blanquera, SPACE on Ryder Farm Voter Registration Drive Coordinator, explained residents will be able to “remain in their vehicle as they work wi… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember Me […]

James Reitz Memorial Bench Dedicated


Above, the James Reitz Memorial Bench was dedicated Thursday outside the Putnam County Courthouse. Below, Barbara Reitz recalls her late husband as a kind and considerate gentleman. Photos by Eric Gross.From the banks of the Hudson in Cold Spring to … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES Harkman’s Heroes

Trio Awarded National Sheriff’s Association Medal of Valor

Putnam Sheriff Robert Langley (left) thanks Senator Peter Harckham (right) for recognizing the men of his department including Deputy Kevin Osika, Investigator Ryan McMahon and Deputy Benjamin Levine. Photo by Tom Staudter. Putnam County Deputy Sh… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Tax Foreclosure Auction is Virtual Event


Putnam’s annual Tax Foreclosure Auction is going ‘virtual’ as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Commissioner of Finance William Carlin called the decision the “safest method for the county to proceed with its auction process while remaining in co… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Southeast Town Board to Enact Peddling and Soliciting Law


Peddling and soliciting often impacts the quality of life in a community while unregulated peddling presents a significant disadvantage to established businesses within a town or village which pay taxes, rent and a variety of fees. The Southeast Town… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Mining Moratorium Extended for Six Months in Kent


By a unanimous vote, the Kent Town Board has extended a mining moratorium until March 2021. Meeting in regular session last Tuesday evening, the board extended the temporary prohibition on the issuance of permits for six months. The issue arose last … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Trucks Parked on Residential Properties Concern Brewster Officials


The Brewster Village Board has scheduled a public hearing for Sept. 16 to hear comments from local residents regarding the parking of commercial vehicles on residential properties. Meeting remotely last Wednesday evening due to the pandemic, Mayor Ja… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Maloney Backs Postal Workers


Putnam County Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney has blasted the Trump Administration and newly appointed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who has instituted cuts and changes to postal service standards while banning overtime pay and restructuring execu… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Sales Tax Revenue Down by 2.2 Million


Commissioner of Finance William Carlin briefed county lawmakers last week regarding Putnam’s financial condition during a meeting of the Legislature’s Audit Committee. Carlin advised committee members Joseph Castellano, William Gouldman and Any Sayeg… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Another Tax Scam Reported Locally


Residents across Putnam have been receiving phony letters demanding immediate payment for supposed outstanding tax debt. The NYS Department of Taxation and Finance issued an alert last week regarding fake letters that list a return address of the “Ta… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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