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Can Eco Tourism Boost Putnam County’s Economy?

We have only a handful of hotel rooms.  Our commerce districts are relatively small and often overlooked.   But Putnam County has a vast ecological, historical and cultural resource within commutation distance of New York City, potentially making us an ideal […]

Fireball Run Recap – Bringing More Films To Putnam

Fireball Run has come and gone but its effects on our County’s future are just beginning.   It was nice to not only see so many people come out to cheer the contestants but also to see Putnam featured in so […]

Fireball Run – A Call To Action For Putnam

Fireball Run is coming to Putnam County September 30/Oct 1, and this is our chance to mobilize as a community to make a difference for our area’s future and let the world know that we are much more than a […]

Calling Adventure Seekers – We Need A Hometown Team For Fireball Run!

Calling Adventure Seekers – We Need A Hometown Team For Fireball Run!

We are currently looking for two people to embark on the 2,000 mile epic journey to commemorate the Fireball Run’s 10th Anniversary. The 8 day adventure begins in Western New York, winds through Pennsylvania, Maryland, and back into New York […]

Don’t Miss These Great Upcoming Events!

As September approaches, the fall season of events and festivals is just around the corner, so please mark your calendars for the following: Kent Community Day will take place on Saturday, September 10, 2016, at the Edward Ryan Memorial Park […]

Preserving And Promoting Putnam County’s Small Business Background

Putnam’s small businesses, aside from being the backbone of our economy, provide the amenities, services and jobs that make our local community the place that two thirds of our well- educated and talented workforce are happy to come home to […]

45th Annual Putnam County 4-H Fair Introduces Agriculture to Young and Old Alike

There’s a farming revival and a “farm-to-table” movement going on in Putnam County. From young novices to older second-career enthusiasts, more and more people are becoming involved and growing the fruits, herbs and vegetables now found in our local Farmers’ […]

Helping Kids Make Better Changes Stops Drug Abuse, Helps Business

There is a theory that when young people make good choices in their spare time (studying, doing chores, learning a skill, serving the community, getting an internship, working at a job) it reduces the chances of their making bad choices […]

Will Tax Free Back-to-School Shopping Become A Reality Again This Summer?

Legislation to eliminate the county portion of sales tax in Putnam during 10 days in August, requested by Putnam County government, has been approved by the state Senate. This would mean shoppers enjoy an almost 50 percent sales tax reduction, […]

Assessing The Business Value Of Divided Government

When (if ever) is it acceptable for business community leaders to weigh in on the political makeup of the state Legislature? According to a recent article by POLITICO New York’s Jimmy Veilkind, Heather Briccetti thinks the time is now. The […]