The award-winning Putnam Traveler newspaper was developed in 2004 to promote tourism, business & community events throughout northeastern Connecticut. Since then, the paper has doubled in size and has gained recognition by readers from as far away as Texas! The paper has also been recognized by the Northeastern Economic Developers Association (NEDA) and achieved ‘excellence’ in their Annual Publications Award Competition.
The Putnam Traveler features the local businesses, events, and people who make this area so unique. Our goal is to inform visitors and residents of the opportunities northeastern Connecticut offers for shopping, dining, recreational activities, and community events. Area businesses have been very supportive by continuously advertising in the Putnam Traveler and for this we are very thankful. We give back to advertisers and the community by providing articles that feature them and community events on our calendar page. We invite all businesses, artists, real estate agents and others to help us promote northeastern Connecticut as a great place to live work and visit!
The Putnam Traveler is published by Jim & Kelly Tourtellotte, owners of GDPublishing, LLC (a graphic design and publishing agency) located in Putnam. As lifelong residents of northeastern Connecticut, we are proud to work with local vendors and writers. The paper is printed by 101 Business Solutions of Brooklyn and distributed by the Laser Letter Shop of Pomfret. Our writers (shown below)–Cris Cadiz of Pomfret and Nancy Weiss of Pomfret–are long time residents of northeastern Connecticut, each with a unique perspective of the area. Jennifer Heller moved to Pomfret from Alaska to be close to her husband's parents and to raise her family.
The Putnam Traveler is distributed quarterly to 10K households in Woodstock, Putnam and Pomfret. It is also delivered to businesses throughout northeastern Connecticut, and into Massachusetts and Rhode Island. It is also available to online readers for additional exposure.
The Putnam Traveler is a labor of love. We appreciate the support we receive each issue and we hope to continue the tradition for years to come!