Civics and Politics

Another Putnam Summer Highlight KO’d by Virus: Explorer Weekend Cancelled


Young firefighters received training on ladder rescues last summer. With smoke billowing from a burn building, the teenagers donned breathing apparatus during the 2019 weekend. Photos by Eric Gross.For the past 19 years, hundreds of future members of… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     […]

The Business Viewpoint: Revelations on Division Over Facemasks

What divides us? Many things: Politics, opinion, race, religion, culture, education, wealth, status, and even beauty. Nineteen years ago, after the devastating 9/11 attacks on our country and our state, citizens and communities rose above difference…. Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Odell Names Interim Deputy Executive


Tommy Feighery assumed the role of Interim Deputy County Executive Monday. Photo by eric Gross. Effective June 1, Thomas Feighery, the county’s current Project Manager in the Putnam Highway Department, will have added responsibility in his new rol… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam’s Sales Tax Collection Revenue Dives


For the first three months of 2020, Putnam’s sales tax receipts continued their upward climb, with $1 million over budget received. The story has changed dramatically as a result of the coronavirus pandemic that has shuttered businesses from Carmel t… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Mortgage Tax Receipts Increase


Mortgage tax receipts have increased during the past six months by just under $200,000. The Putnam Legislature learned the news last week when the county’s semiannual mortgage tax report was issued to members of the Audit and Administration Committee… 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 is expected to approve a new seven-year pact next Tuesday, June 2, for the 70 members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Employee’s Association following approval by the legislature’s Personnel and Audit Committees last week. The a… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Small Business Advisory Committee Started in Putnam


While the numbers of COVID-19 cases continues on a downward trend, the next major hurdle facing Putnam County and vicinity is the reopening of businesses shuttered for nearly three months. In an effort to assist the county’s small business recover fr… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam Valley Supervisor Sam Oliverio Blasts Governor Cuomo


Putnam Valley Supervisor Sam Oliverio was blunt and to the point: “Governor Cuomo is making me nuts.” The chief elected official was outraged by the governor’s announcement Friday regarding a multi-state agreement with New Jersey, Connecticut and Del… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

The Business Viewpoint: Reopen Putnam Safely Task Force Gets to Work with County, Towns, Villages, Businesses & Elected Officials

On Friday, May 8th, the Putnam County Business Council launched a “Reopen Putnam County Safely” Task Force, which gathered together a cohort of Town, Village, and business stakeholders forstakeholdersrfor an initial meeting to discuss the reopening o… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Lake Carmel FD Contract Approved by Kent Town Board


Lake Carmel FD headquarters. Photo by Eric Gross.By a unanimous vote, the Kent Town Board has approved a fire protection contract with the Lake Carmel Fire Department. Meeting in regular session last Tuesday evening via a remote Zoom hookup, the boar… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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