Civics and Politics

State GOP Hones in on Mental Health Message & Derides Other Fixes


Above, Rob Astorino met with County Executive MaryEllen Odell and Sheriff Kevin McConville at the Putnam National Golf Course. Photos by Eric Gross. Moments after Gov. Kathy Hochul signed gun reform bills into law last Monday (June 6), GOP guberna… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember Me […]

Mahopac Voters Back to Polls

Residents in the Mahopac School District return to the polls next Tuesday, June 21, to ballot on a revised budget for the 2022-23 school year that has scaled back spending as a result of last month’s fiscal spending plan rejection by only eight votes… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

State Funding for Day Care


The sounds of playing toddlers punctuated a news conference last week in Brewster when State Senator Peter Harckham visited the Over the Rainbow Learning Center to announce the state will be investing $7 billion over the next four years since as Harc… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Philipstown & Putnam Valley

State Senate Seat to See Spirited Race

In the 1970s and 1980s, the late Jay Rolison represented Putnam County in the New York State Senate. Now his son, Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison, will be the Republican candidate for the newly created 39th State Senate seat that includes Philipstown … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam’s Sales Tax Revenue Continues Upward Climb

For the first third of 2022, Putnam sales tax revenue has increased, and is now more than $4 million over last year. Commissioner of Finance William Carlin presented the county’s monthly sales tax report to members of the Putnam Legislature’s Audit C… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Unemployment Remains Low

Unemployment continued its downward trend in the Hudson Valley last month with April’s unemployment rate of 2.9 percent the lowest April rate dating back to 1990. The NYS Department of Labor reported last week, April’s unemployment rate was down from… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Mortgage Tax Receipts Soar


The dramatic increase in home sales throughout Putnam County brought on by the pandemic has resulted in unexpected windfalls for local town and village governments. County Clerk Michael Bartolotti released his semi-annual mortgage tax report last wee… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Route 84 Resurfacing to Get Underway


A $17.5 million project to resurface an 11.5-mile section of Interstate 84 from the Bowen Road overpass in the Town of Kent to the Connecticut State line has gotten underway. Governor Kathy Hochul told an Albany news conference last week: “We are com… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Deer Kills Decline in Putnam County


The number of deer taken in Putnam County last year declined dramatically. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation reported last week hunters registered the killing of 501 deer last year countywide, down from 697 in 2020 but much … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Agency Seeks to Provide Crisis Stabilization Center


Above, Commissioner of Social Services and Mental Health Mike Piazza and his Deputy Commissioner Sara Servadio at meeting with Legislators including Amy Sayegh and Toni Addonizio. Photo by Eric Gross.The United States is facing a behavioral health cr… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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