October 6, 2010 RSS feed / Civics and Politics

Census: Putnam’s Taxes Among Nation’s Highest

What do political candidates plan to do?

Putnam County has the 12th highest property taxes out of the more than 3,100 counties in the United States, according to new data from the Census Bureau’s 2009 American Community Survey. More...

Leibell: Asking Questions is My Job

Sheriff Smith defends overtime within his department

Last month, State Senator Vincent Leibell, the Republican candidate for county executive, triggered a swift reaction from Sheriff Don Smith after suggesting that pensions in the Sheriff’s Department were being inflated. More...

GOP Committeemen Seek Scannapieco Inquiry

Two members of the Putnam County Republican Committee, Robert Buckley and John Hufnagel, have filed a formal request with the Board of Elections for an investigation into alleged “tampering of signed Republican Designating Petitions in Distric More...

Insults Fly Between Kaplowitz and Ball

In a packed meeting room at the Mahopac Public Library, the Concerned Residents of Carmel and Mahopac hosted a candidate forum. More...

Weekly Poll

Considering the recent rash of vandalism at Butterfield, are you in favor of fencing the property until demolition begins?
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