The Putnam County Courthouse, shuttered for nearly two weeks following damage to its sprinkler system, could reopen as early as today. The Highways and Facilities department says the fire suppression system is being recharged and tested.
Court business is currently being conducted in alternate sites including the VFW hall, Knights of Columbus building and the County Office Building.
The Journal News reports that the courthouse has had weather-related problems since the beginning of the year. A heating coil burst on January 4th, causing water damage on the first and second floors. Several days later, the sprinkler heads burst, knocking out the fire suppression system.