Civics and Politics

Hundreds of Putnam Renters Seek Financial Assistance

In Putnam County, where per capita income ranks among the highest in the entire state, people are hurting financially due to the effects of COVID-19. Commissioner of Social Services and Mental Health Mike Piazza reported last week that his office had… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember […]

Patterson Fire Department Is Celebrating 100 Years

The Patterson Fire Department will celebrate its 100th anniversary on Saturday, July 31, with a blow-out community day, on the fire department grounds at 13 Burdick Road (at Route 311). The festivities start at noon with a traditional firefighters pa… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Sales Tax Revenue Continues Upward

The easing of the pandemic has resulted in increased business throughout Putnam County. The Putnam Legislature received its monthly sales tax report from Commissioner of Finance William Carlin last week that indicated $5.3 million collected in sales… 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

Unemployment remains on a downward trend throughout the Hudson Valley. The NYS Labor Department reported Putnam’s rate of unemployment was 4.2 percent in May, a decrease of one percent from April resulting in Putnam having the distinction of the lowe… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

GOP Primary Results Now Official


Above, Stephen Baronowski wishes Erin Lee Crowley well after being declared one of two GOP candidate’s for a council position in November’s General Election. Photos by Eric Gross.Results from Primary Day are now official following the tabulation of a… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Carmel’s Newest Cop Comes from a Long History of Law Enforcement

Father Was a Cop & So Is Her Brother

Retired Officer Ron Yeager pins a badge on his daughter, Officer Michelle Yeager, during the ceremony. Photo / Eric Gross. Law enforcement maybe in Michelle Yeager’s DNA. The 25-year-old became Putnam County’s newest member of the law enforceme… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Public Input Sought For Mahopac Revitalization


Below, new crosswalks are planned for the project in downtown Mahopac. Photo / Eric Gross.Downtown Mahopac will soon be taking on a completely new aura and residents of the Town of Carmel will have input as to how the hamlet will eventually shape up…. Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Primary Day Shocker: Mike Cazzari ousts Supervisor Ken Schmitt


Primary Day 2021 will be remembered in the greater Carmel-Mahopac area for years to come. Seven-term incumbent Supervisor Kenneth Schmitt was defeated by former Carmel Police Chief Michael Cazzari by almost a 2-1 margin and with no Democrat seekin… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Second Budget Defeat in Carmel School District

‘No’ Votes Increase from First Go-Round; One of Only Two Districts In State To Lose Twice

The Carmel Central School District has the dubious distinction of being one of only two districts among the more than 700 across New York State to lose budget votes twice this spring. Residents of the county’s largest school system went to the pol… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Firefighter Ambulance Legislation Stalled in Albany


New York State will remain as the only state in the Union that does not allow fire departments to bill for ambulance calls now that the 2020-21 Legislature has adjourned for the year. After more than 20 years of lobbying Albany lawmakers to enact leg… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]


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