Kent Police Welcome New, but Familiar, Officer to Chief’s Job



Kent’s new Police Chief Alex DiVernieri, who is a 25-year member of the Kent PD. Call him Kent Police Chief Alex Di- Vernieri. The 25-year veteran of law enforcement, who began his career with the Kent Police Department in 1987 as a patrolman a… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. […]

Big Response to Donation Challenge for Family Agency



When Kristin Burke and Suzanne Willis challenged residents of Putnam County to get involved with Putnam Family and Community Services, they never dreamed that so many people would get on board. The two Garrison women pledged $5,000 to the non-profit… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Carmel businessman pleads guilty to defrauding bank

$2 million said to be involved

A Carmel business executive is facing a 20-year federal prison term for defrauding a bank out of more than $2 million by submitting duplicate invoices. Michael Abreu, 43, pled guilty in Manhattan Federal Court Wednesday for his role in the scheme to… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Katz challenge to Ball folds

Health issues cited by Katz

In a striking turn, Assemblyman Steve Katz has decided to seek reelection and has withdrawn from challenging State Senator Greg Ball for his seat in the New York State Legislature. Katz’ decision Thursday was based on what he described as "nume… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Hell’s Angel from Putnam Sentenced in Firearms Case

Lengthy record contributed to prison time

An admitted member of the Hell’s Angels motorcycle club will be calling a federal penitentiary home for the next 15 years after being found in the possession of a firearm. Christian Rufino, 42, was arrested in December 2009 in Cranston, Rhode Island… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Sybil Ludington rides again

Historic ride is reenacted for Bicentennial

The entourage concludes its travels on Route 52 at the Putnam-Dutchess County line, with Mark-Lyn Sullivan leading the way as Sybil Ludington.  Sybil Ludington rode again last Saturday along the same route the heroine of the American Revolutiona… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam Valley man dies from injuries in fire

Was carrying ashes outside

 An elderly Putnam Valley man was pronounced dead Saturday at Hudson Valley Hospital Center after suffering serious burns outside his Peekskill Hollow Road residence. State Police identified the victim as Harold Wilson, 84, who a family member … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Four Killed In Carmel Fire

Updated 11 a.m. Tuesday

PHOTO BY ERIC GROSS: Investigators attempt to determine the cause of Tuesday’s tragic fire in Carmel. An inferno has claimed the lives of four members of a Carmel family. Flames engulfed the Thomas Sullivan residence on Wyndham Lane within minutes e… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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