Civics and Politics

Battle over Personnel Records of Sheriff’s Employees


The Putnam Legislature’s Protective Services Committee battled with Sheriff Robert Langley last week regarding the sharing of disciplinary records. Committee Chairman Paul Jonke of Southeast initiated the hour long discussion via a remote hook-up due… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

DEC Officer Saves Lives of Two Fawns


Right, Officer Kevin Wamsley rescued two fawns from Route 312 in Southeast after their mother was struck and killed by a passing car. Photo courtesy NYS DEC.A 9-1-1 call reporting a deer struck and killed by a vehicle on Route 312 in Southeast sent N… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

Maloney Blasts Trump Administration For Placing LGBTQ People At Risk

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney has blasted the Trump Administration for finalizing a rule that would remove a provision of the Affordable Care Act prohibiting health care providers from discriminating against patients based on sex and gender identi… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Sheriff’s Employee’s Association Earns New Seven-Year Pact


The Putnam Legislature approved a new seven year pact last week for the 70 members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Employee’s Association following approval by the legislature’s Personnel and Audit Committees. The agreement will result in 11.75 percen… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Montgomery Battles With Putnam Legislature’s GOP Majority

Hiring of Deputy County Executive At Issue

It was a 15-round championship fight with the only thing missing being a pair of boxing gloves. Putnam Legislator Nancy Montgomery, the lone Democrat on the nine-member governing body, battled with her colleagues for over an hour last-Tuesday even… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Montgomery Criticizes Odell’s Naming Interim Deputy County Executive


Former Putnam Legislator Barbara Scuccimarra joined (l-r) Tom Feighery, Bill Bujarski and Fred Pena when checking out one of the many skylights in the new Cold Spring Senior Center in the summer of 2018 prior to its opening that December. Photo by Er… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Serve America Movement Party Endorses Trio In Putnam Elections

The SAM (Serve America Movement Party) of New York has nominated three candidates seeking office in the November general election to represent Putnam County. Thirty-eight candidates across the state were nominated Saturday at the party’s convention i… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Joseph Dwyer Vet-2-Vet Program Receives State Funding


Funding for the Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Peer-to-Peer Support Program known as Vet-2-Vet has received funding from New York State. The program plays a critical role by ensuring that local vets struggling with PTSD or other mental health challenges ha… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Deputy Forced to Taser Unruly Man Outside PHC


What began as an emergency call reporting two highly intoxicated men in a Southeast motel room turned into something more serious when a Putnam County Sheriff’s deputy was forced to taser one of the individuals when he allegedly lunged at the officer… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Duckling Rescue in Southeast


Deputy Michael Neuner (left) and Deputy Thomas Curran are heroes in the eyes of a brood of baby ducks for rescuing the animals from a storm drain in Southeast. Photos courtesy Putnam Sheriff’s Department.Two members of the Putnam Sheriff’s Department… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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