Carmel Officials Take Their Oaths



Top: Carmel Supervisor Kenneth Schmitt is administered his oath of office by Putnam County Judge James Reitz as two of the supervisor’s three sons, Brett and Brad, hold a family Bible. Bottom: Rabbi Eytan Hammerman of Temple Beth Shalom in Maho… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember […]

Road Rage Incident Leads to DWI Arrest



An alleged incident of road rage has led to the arrest of a Carmel man on numerous charges. Carmel Police arrested Kurt Olsen, 47, last Thursday night when, according to Chief Michael Johnson, Sgt. Michael Nagel was patrolling in the vicinity of the… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam Residents Help Relieve Holiday Blood Shortage



Top: Andrew Weise receives moral support from Kevin Sheil, vice president of the FOP, at last week’s blood drive in Carmel. One hundred thirteen Putnam residents continued with the tradition of giving blood for the holidays, which helped the Gr… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

This Beacon Factory Manufactures Musicians



Beacon musician Stephen Clair There’s a new face on the cultural scene: The Beacon Music Factory. Although Stephen Clair, the man in charge, has been around for a while, performing and holding “boot camps” for budding rock ‘n&… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Worship Services



Send information regarding worship services to courier@pcnr.com. Please put “WORSHIP” in the subject line. CHUANG YEN MONASTERY 2020 Rte 301, Carmel 845-228-4283/4288 baus.org bauscym@aol.com Sunday programs: 9-10am – Chanting and Medita… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Honoring a Native American Saint



The Statue of Kateri at Our Lady of Loretto. One afternoon just before Christmas, Fr. Brian McSweeney, Pastor of Our Lady of Loretto Church in Cold Spring, hosted an impromptu celebration in the rectory garden by the statue of Blessed Kateri Tekawith… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Nonprofits Benefit From Art Grants



Fifteen non-for-profit organizations will be providing a myriad of cultural activities this year thanks in part to the Putnam Arts Council. At its final meeting of 2011 last week, the Putnam Legislature approved the recommendations for the distribut… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

MICHELE ELIZABETH ‘SHELLIE’ HUGHES-SINGLETON



Shellie Hughes-Singleton, 57, of the town of Kent, passed away peacefully at Bethel Hospice in Ossining, on December 3, 2011 after a courageous battle with metastatic breast cancer. Shellie was born in Flushing, Queens on December 19, 1953, and grew up in Westbury, Long Island. She was the daughter of Richard J. Hughes, who predeceased her, and Joan Howlett Hughes […]

MARILYN E. D’ALESSANDRO



Marilyn E. D’Alessandro 76, of Carmel, passed away on December 27, 2011, at Putnam Hospital Center. Mrs. D’Alessandro was born on September 4, 1935, in the Bronx, to Estelle (Rafleson) Schnitter. On June 28, 1958, she married George D’Alessandro in Mt. Vernon, NY. She is survived by her devoted husband of 53 years, George D’Alessandro, Sr., her two beloved children; […]

JOHN B. KEANE, SR.



John B. (Jack) Keane Sr., a former 50-year resident of Brewster, passed away at home in Glendale, Az. on December 18, 2011. He was 85 yrs old. He was predeceased by his wife Eileen of 57 years, in November of 2003. Before her death, Jack and Eileen traveled to all the lower 48 states and made several trips to Ireland. […]


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