Civics and Politics

Harckham Lauds State Budget— Serino Critical of Spending


Putnam County’s two State Senators Peter Harckham and Sue Serino have differing points of view when it comes to New York’s 2021-22 fiscal spending plan. The $212 billion budget is being touted by the State Legislature’s Democratic majority as investm… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember Me […]

County’s COVID Public Relations Gets $20,000 Boost

But Lawmakers Spar Over Best Approach: Health Dept. or Exec’s Office?

By a vote of 8-1 with Legislator Nancy Montgomery casting the lone dissenting vote, the Putnam Legislature last week approved a proposal from County Executive Mary Ellen Odell to increase payments of $20,000 to a Brewster firm for publicizing the cou… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Sheriff Gives Out Plaques and T-shirts to Local Heroes

Above, residents who went ‘above and beyond’ were recognized with t-shirts and plaques by the Putnam County Sheriff‘s Dept.Seventeen individuals and businesses from across the county were recognized for going ‘above’ and beyond’ during the COVID 19 p… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Granite Mountain Conservation Area Agreement Approved


A memorandum of agreement between Putnam County and the Hudson Highlands Land Trust related to the Granite Mountain Conservation Area in Putnam Valley was approved last week when the Putnam Legislature convened its regular monthly meeting. Lauri Tayl… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Two CHS Graduates Named Officers of the Year in Connecticut


Above, Louis Burdi (left) and David O’Meara (right). Photo courtesy Stamford PD. Two Carmel High School graduates have been named as Officers of the Year for 2020 in Connecticut. David O’Meara, a member of the Class of 1994 and Louis Burdi, who… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Orange County Assemblyman to Challenge Sean Patrick Maloney

Colin Schmitt who represents the 99th Assembly District in Albany filed his notice of candidacy

A Republican State Assemblyman from Orange County will be challenging Putnam County Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney in November. Colin Schmitt, who represents the 99th Assembly District in Albany, filed his notice of candidacy with the Federal El… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Sheriff’s Department Presence to Remain Stationed in Nelsonville

A strong police presence will remain on the western side of the county for years to come following the Putnam Legislature’s approval of a lease renewal authorization with the Village of Nelsonville, allowing for the Sheriff’s Department to continue u… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

A voice is missing


Putnam’s 9-1-1 Dispatchers were recognized by County Executive MaryEllen Odell last week. – Eric Gross.One of the saddest moments for the 9-1-1 Center came a year ago this week when Dispatcher Robert Shannon lost his battle with COVID-19. The 1989 gr… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR FIRST RESPONDERS.


9-1-1 Dispatcher Heather Fox, awaited a call last week. Fox was recognized as Dispatcher of the Year by the Association of Public Safety Communication Officials (APCO) in 2019. These people are strangers to you. They are the strangers you call whe… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam County’s Unemployment Remains Lowest in Hudson Valley


The economy continues to make steady improvements. The NYS Labor Department reported last week Putnam’s rate of unemployment was 6.1 percent in February, an increase of two-tenths of one percent from January 2021 resulting in Putnam having the dis… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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