James J. Durkin

Visitation Tuesday in Brewster, Mass on Wednesday

James J. Durkin age 82, of Carmel, also of Hurley, NY, passed away on January 28, 2012, peacefully with his family by his side. Mr. Durkin was born October 2, 1929 to the late Andrew J. and Mary (O’Brien) Durkin. James was a 1947graduate of Brewster High School. He attended Fordham University and received a Bachelor’s degree in 1954 and […]

Brewster-Based Group Hopes To Rebuild Haiti



Putnam resident Joe Iannucci volunteers his time in November to help construct a home in Mexico through the One Small House organization. One Small House, a Brewster-based organization, wants to do its part in rebuilding earthquake ravaged Haiti and … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember Me […]

Celebrating Putnam’s Bicentennial Year in 2012

From The Chamber

Daniel Stockfield Two hundred years ago, a swath of land in the lower Hudson Valley was separated from Dutchess County and given its own name, Putnam, in honor of one of the valiant generals who helped the fledgling United States win its independence… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Architects of Diplomacy



Elizabeth Ailes, owner and publisher of The Putnam County Courier, visited with friends John Bolton, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and Dr. Henry Kissinger, former Secretary of State, in New York recently. Dr. Kissinger was interviewed… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Home Is Where The Help Is



Within the next five years, Putnam County will experience a 70 percent growth rate of residents over the age of 60 with one out of every four county residents being eligible for Social Security. Office for the Aging officials reported last week the … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Four Cop Cruisers Smashed on 84



A snow plow in the Carmel area during Saturdays storm. Putnam’s first substantial snowfall of 2012 was disastrous for the New York State Police. Last Saturday, four troop cars sustained varying amounts of damage and one trooper wound up in the … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Cuomo Road Show is Light on Details



Carmel Supervisor Kenneth Schmitt questions DOT Commissioner Joan McDonald following last Friday’s state budget review. A visit by New York State DOT Commissioner Joan McDonald sponsored by the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce was tabbed as an… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Odell Taps New Highway Chief



Commissioner of Highways and Facilities Fred Pena thanks members of the Putnam Legislature for confirming his appointment by County Executive MaryEllen Odell, at a news conference Monday evening in Carmel. Fred Pena is the new keeper of the 117 miles… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Whipple Foundation Gets Important New Backing



George Whipple Preserving the history and greenways of Putnam County is getting some new, high-powered backing with the formation of a new board to expand the efforts of the Whipple Foundation. The new Board of Trustees will help guide the Whipple Fo… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Bicentennial Celebration Kicks Off



Libby Pataki was keynote speaker at the Putnam Ball. If Putnam’s Bicentennial Ball was any indication, the remainder of 2012 will be truly special across Putnam County. More than 300 people crowded into the Villa Barone in Mahopac Saturday even… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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