Civics and Politics

Bill to Remove Trump’s Name From Park Approved


A bill to remove former President Donald Trump’s name from a park in Putnam Valley was approved last week in the State Senate Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee. The State Assembly had previously advanced a bill to rename th… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember […]

Mahopac FD Installs Officers


George Jones was presented with a plaque and ‘thank you’ from members of the Mahopac FD for his 14 years of service as a fire commissioner. The plaque was presented by Adam Savino, chairman of the board.Mahopac Fire Department installation dinners ar… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

State Senator Sue Serino Has COVID-19

Putnam County State Senator Sue Serino has been diagnosed with COVID-19. The lawmaker, who represents constituents in Kent, Philipstown and Putnam Valley said she tested positive after experiencing symptoms of the virus that resembled the flu. “Fe… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Harckham Legislation Helps Track Lyme Disease


Lyme disease continues to plague residents of the region and Putnam County State Senator Peter Harckham’s legislation to track the prevalence and spread of the debilitating illness was approved last week by the State Senate. The legislation requires … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Philipstown Town Board Workshop Interrupted by Pornographic Film, Racial Insults

It was to be a relatively quiet Town Board workshop between Philipstown leaders and the Philipstown Trails Committee, designed to cover what has been a vexing issue: Can a trail be created between the Village of Cold Spring and Boscobel, so that pede… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Odell Opposes Marijuana Legalization


The New York State Department of Health began accepting applications last week from businesses seeking to operate as cannabinoid hemp processors, retailers or distributors now that state lawmakers are considering legalizing the cannabinoid industry. … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Legislature Approves Highway Infrastructure Improvements Project


A section of Route 6 in Southeast parallel to Interstate 84 that carries traffic to the Connecticut state line has been one of Putnam’s most underserved corridors for years. Acres and acres of undeveloped land exist along the three-mile stretch of… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Revised Putnam Valley Noise Ordinance to be Discussed


The Putnam Valley Town Board will be discussing its revised noise ordinance Wednesday (March 3) with a public hearing planned for later in the month and its adoption scheduled for April. After receiving numerous complaints from local residents last s… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Supervisor Ken Schmitt To Seek Reelection


 Carmel Town Supervisor Kenneth Schmitt is seeking re-election in November. The seven-term chief executive of Putnam’s largest municipality received the endorsement of the Carmel Town Republican Committee last week. Schmitt called it an “honor a… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

$19 Million Set for Putnam County from Relief Bill


The House of Representatives passing a $1.9 trillion COVID relief package early last Saturday morning will result in a $19 million windfall for Putnam County if the legislation is ultimately approved. The bill passed 219-212 on a nearly party line vo… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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