Civics and Politics

No Primary in June in County

Putnam County Election Commissioners Anthony G. Scannapieco, Jr. and Catherine P. Croft would like to notify the public that there will be no June 25, 2019 Primary Election in Putnam County. … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Putnam Board Of Elections Named In Memory Of Bob Bennett


Photo by Eric Gross Helene Bennett and her children listen as Legislator Carl Albano praises the late Robert Bennett before the Putnam Legislature unanimously renames the Board of Elections the Robert J. Bennett Board of Elections at last Tuesday’s m… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Elections Office To Be Renamed In Memory Of Bob Bennett


In stature, Bob Bennett stood only 5 feet, 9 inches tall, but in life, the Kent Cliffs resident and former Putnam Elections Commissioner was a giant of a man. Bennett, who retired in 2012 after serving his constituency for 36 years as commissioner, d… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

From the Business Council:

Thoughts on The Future of Putnam County Economic Efforts

I recently presented to the Legislative Economic Development Committee. The Putnam County Economic Development Corporation Chairman, Richard Weiss, gave an update on the organization’s future. Since the resignation of former President Jill Varricchio… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

School Budgets OK’d Countywide


While voter apathy was prevalent across Putnam last Tuesday during New York State School Election Day, each of the county’s six school districts approved fiscal spending plans for the 2019-2020 school year. Brewster residents said ‘yes’ by a vote of … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Ryan Lepore and Art Hanley Inducted into Vets Hall of Fame


Assemblyman Kevin Byrne congratulates Art Hanley of Brewster and Ryan Lepore on the floor of the NYS Assembly last week while family members and fellow lawmakers witness the occasion. Photo courtesy Kevin ByrneRyan Lepore and Art Hanley have joined s… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Bill to Relieve Mahopac Schools of Financial Blunder Passes First Hurdle


A bill introduced by State Senator Peter Harckham to provide the Mahopac School District with state aid resulting from an administrative error during the Thomas Manko administration during the 2011-2012 school year passed its first hurdle when member… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Three Veteran Cops Promoted on Carmel Police Force


Sgt. Michael Russo is administered his oath by Supervisor Kenneth Schmitt while Russo’s children, Alexa and Justin, hold the family Bible. Photos by Eric GrossThree veteran members of the Carmel Police Department are sporting news titles this week fo… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Odd Scene At Putnam Legislature Meeting


Photo by Eric Gross Members of OfdonNY Handmaids, a Hudson Valley women’s health rights activist group, sit peacefully at last Tuesday’s meeting of the Putnam Legislature.It was an eerie scene at Tuesday’s full meeting of the Putnam Legislature when … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Vacancies Exist on Carmel Planning Board

Carmel town officials are seeking what Supervisor Kenneth Schmitt describes as “interested and qualified” individuals to fill a pair of vacancies that exist on the Carmel Planning Board. Those interested are asked to forward a letter of interest as w… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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