Civics and Politics

Legislators Urge State To Ban Synthetic Drugs


County Executive Mary- Ellen Odell’s signature on a local law prohibiting the sale and possession of synthetic drugs anywhere in Putnam has prompted county legislators to urge New York State lawmakers to follow suit. At last week’s regular monthly me… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember Me […]

Legislators Set Salaries for 2019

Putnam legislators set a variety of salaries for elected and appointed officials during the final regular legislative meeting of the year last week. Before a small audience at the historic Putnam Courthouse in Carmel, the ninemember governing body un… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney Recuperating From Bacterial Infection


Putnam County Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney was discharged from New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan Friday and is continuing to fight a nasty bacterial infection at his home in Cold Spring. Maloney, 52, who was recently reelected to his f… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

4-1 Vote On Carmel Town Budget


By a 4-1 vote, the Carmel Town Board has adopted its 2019 budget, which calls for a 1.5 percent tax hike for residents in the greater Carmel- Mahopac-Mahopac Falls area. The lone dissenting vote was cast by Deputy Supervisor and Councilwoman Suzi McD… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Legislators Discuss Carmel’s Request For Two SPOs


Sheriff’s Dept. Captain Harry Tompkins discusses the SPO request with Legislator Paul Jonke and Legislator Neal Sullivan. Photo By Eric GrossCarmel town officials are concerned about security at Carmel Town Hall in Mahopac and have asked the county t… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Sheriff’s Department Requests Highlight Legislative Meeting


The Putnam Legislature’s Protective Services Committee held a lengthy meeting last week where 23 items were discussed by committee members Paul Jonke, Neal Sullivan and Bill Gouldman. The majority of the 90 minute session centered on matters related … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Legislators Concerned Over Sheriff’s Dept. Vehicle Usage


First Sgt. Bill Meyer is grilled by members of the Putnam Legislature. Photo By Eric GrossIt takes a large fleet of vehicles to patrol Putnam County by members of the Sheriff’s Department. At last week’s meeting of the county Legislature’s Protective… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Elections Commissioners Reappointed


Elections Commissioners Cathy Croft and Anthony Scannapieco received the backing of the Putnam Legislature’s Rules, Enactments and Intergovernmental Relations Committee last week and are expected to be reappointed to four-year terms at the legislatur… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Proposed Inter-Municipal Agreement With Orange County Comes Under Fire


Orange County officials have proposed an inter-municipal licensing agreement with Putnam County allowing for reciprocal Master Electrician licensing between the two municipalities. Putnam Attorney Jennifer Bumgarner told members of the county Legi… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Absentee Ballots Counted – No Changes In Election Results


The historically heavy voter turnout on Election Day throughout Putnam County kept Board of Elections employees up late again last Tuesday, when more than 2,200 ballots were counted. More than 37,000 ballots were cast on Election Day throughout th… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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