2022-11-16 E-Edition


The Haldane boys’ soccer team after their victory Sunday to capture the state title. The team returned to Philipstown to a rousing celebration. Full coverage, B6. Photo provided.


Harckham, Slater, Rolison and Levenberg Victorious

A pair of Democrats and two Republicans will represent Putnam County in the New York State Legislature starting January 1. Democratic 40th District State Senator Peter Harckham defeated Gina Arena of Somers in a spirited race with the incumbent receiving more than 51,000 votes or 60 percent of the tally in Westchester and losing in Putnam by 8,000 votes. Harckham […]

Lawler Defeats Maloney

For the first time in a decade, Putnam’s congressman is no longer a resident of the county. Republican Mike Lawler, an assemblyman from Rockland County, defeated Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney of Cold Spring on Election Day by 2,639 votes district-wide with Putnam’s tally of 23,730 for Lawler and 16,466 for the incumbent helping to seal the deal. Maloney, chairman of […]

GOP Sweeps Putnam

Ellner Wins for Legislature

Despite voter registration in recent years swinging towards the Democratic Party – latest enrollment indicates 24,643 Republicans vs. 23,441 Democrats, a 1,200 vote difference – Putnam remained a GOP stronghold on Election Day, with not a single Democrat winning last Tuesday on the county or town level. As a matter of fact, there was no Democratic opposition on Election Day […]

Legislators Set Salaries for County Officials

The Putnam Legislature’s Personnel Committee has approved a local law establishing the salaries of certain elected and appointed officials for 2023, forwarding the measure to the full legislature for its approval next month. Meeting last Wednesday evening, committee members Paul Jonke, Ginny Nacerino and Toni Addonizio authorized the measure before a number of county employees in attendance and a reporter. […]

Talk of our Towns

What a weekend. It began somberly, with Veterans Day marked at 11 am in both Putnam Valley and Cold Spring; Putnam Valley continued with two more ceremonies throughout the town. The commemorations here of the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month were among gatherings all across Putnam County to honor and remember our veterans. And then, […]

County Employees Receive Contract Extensions

Three unions representing county employees will be granted contract extensions for 2023 allowing the new Kevin Byrne administration to negotiate new bargaining agreements next year. The Putnam Legislature’s Personnel Committee heard from County Attorney Jennifer Bumgarner and Personnel Director Paul Eldridge last Wednesday evening, who advised that members of the Putnam Civil Service Employees Association representing 335 employees; the Putnam […]

New Auto Dealership Coming to Putnam, Near Restaurant Depot

Two years ago this month State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins joined State Senator Peter Harckham in the backdrop of a construction site off Route 6 in Southeast to announce a game changer for Putnam County. The duo revealed a state grant totaling $1,085,000 that has enabled roadway improvements for an exciting project on Route 6 less than a half […]

James Francis Hopper

September 7, 1928 – October 30, 2022

Our beloved father, James Francis Hopper, age 94, passed away and entered into eternal life with the Lord on October 30, 2022, with his children and their husbands by his side. Jim was born in Orange, New Jersey on September 7, 1928. He was the son of Irish immigrants, the late James J Hopper of County Sligo and Lillian McGrath, […]