Civics and Politics

Maloney Hails Passage of Ban On New Anchorages for Oil Barges on Hudson


Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney on Aug. 1, as he spoke about his successful effort to ban any new oil barge anchorages on the Hudson. The gathering was in New Windsor at the Kowawese Unique Area at Plum Point, just across the Hudson. Photo by Mary-Margaret… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

Putnam Sheriff’s Department Assigns Safety Officers For 2019-2020 School Year; Officers Receive Lengthy Training


The Class of 2019-2020 SROs and SPOs lines up following training. Photo courtesy Michael CorriganHard to believe, but school bells for the new school term will ring three weeks from today! Keeping children safe and secure is on everyone’s minds these… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Door-To-Door Peddling Banned In Carmel-Mahopac

Exemptions allow school kids, civic groups, politicians to continue to solicit

The Carmel Town Board has adopted a peddling and soliciting law effective January 1, 2020, after conducting a public hearing Wednesday evening which no one attended. The law prohibits “any person, corporation, partnership, company, unincorporated … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

East vs. West in Judgeship Race


Camille Linson (left) and Joseph Spofford (right) will face off in an East-West challenge for county judgeship in Nov.It’s Linson vs Spofford for Putnam County Judge Considerable attention is likely to focus on the judge’s race this year. Two town j… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam County WIC Is No More


Legislator Nancy Montgomery expresses anger over her colleagues’ decision regarding WIC as Legislature Chairman Joseph Castellano listens. Photo – Eric GrossThe Putnam WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program that has been providing guidance and nut… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Carmel Justice Joseph Spofford To Seek County Judgeship; to Face Philipstown’s Linson


Joseph Spofford announces his candidacy to seek the Putnam judgeship vacated last month by the death of James Reitz. Photo by Eric GrossCarmel Town Justice Joseph Spofford will be seeking the Putnam judgeship vacated last month by the tragic death of… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Congressman’s Forum Covers Immigration, Train Prices


Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney discussed a myriad of issues Sunday at a town hall forum in Carmel attended by some 75 residents of the Putnam, Westchester, Dutchess and Orange county region. Maloney told the gathering at the Putnam Bureau of Emerge… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

WIC De-Funded as of Sept. 30

Assistance Program Moves To Open Door

Photo by Eric Gross Legislator Nancy Montgomery (left) expresses anger over the committee’s decision, as Personnel Director Paul Eldridge and committee chair Ginny Nacerino listenThe Putnam WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program has been providing… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Lt. Tara Flynn Fulfills Her Life’s Dream


Lt. Tara Flynn has assumed her new position on the Kent PD. Photo by Eric Gross Tara Flynn always wanted to be a police officer. The lifelong Putnam resident and 1994 graduate of Carmel High School joined the Kent Police Department 20 years ago… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Summer Reading Challenge underway

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne recognizes the importance of reading, especially during the summer when children are out of school and are less likely to be academically stimulated. Many children opt for video games and other recreational activities instead … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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