About the Putnam Traveler

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)–Caroline Sloat, Nancy Weiss, and Cris Cadiz are long time residents of northeastern Connecticut, each with a unique perspective of the area.

Writer Nancy WeissWriter Cris Cadiz

The Putnam Traveler is distributed FREE to businesses and visitor centers                throughout northeastern Connecticut and south central Massachusetts. It is also available to online readers for additional exposure.

You can pick up a FREE print copy of the Putnam Traveler at the following locations:

Pomfret Spirit Shop
Martha's Herbery
Vanilla Bean Café
Rectory School
Baker's Dozen
Gwyn Careg Inn 
Lapsley Orchards (seasonally)

Sprucedale Gardens
Garden Gate Florist
Coco's Cottage
Scranton Shops
Inn at Woodstock Hill
Mansion at Bald Hill
Woodstock Town Hall
Woodstock Apple Orchard (seasonally)
Taylor Brooke Winery 
Sweet Evelina's
Java Jive

Town Hall and Library
Quaddick Country Store

Brooklyn Town Hall
Danielson Town Hall
Best Value Inn
Harts (seasonally)
Baker’s Dozen
Sweet Peas
Key Bank


Day Kimball Hospital
Archambault Insurance
Putnam Economic Development
Montogomery Ward Building
Putnam Library
Bank of America
Citizens Bank
Main Street Grille
Henry's Diner
The Complex Perf Arts Center
Main Street Grille
Antique Marketplace
Jeremiah's Antiques
Putnam Savings Bank
Mezzanine near 85 Main
Victorias Station
85 Main
Marika's Restaurant
CVS Pharmacy

Cafe Mantic 
Taco's Larosa
Not Only Juice
Jamaican Me Crazy
Taquitos Mexican Grill
The Fermented Crepe
Willimantic Coffee House
The Hoot
The Farmer's Cow Calfe


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!

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