County Bicentennial Closing

November 11 Marks End of Year-Long Celebrations

Putnam’s new time capsule will be entombed next Sunday in Carmel. It’s been a year of celebrating Putnam’s 200th birthday. Festivities end next Sunday when at 2 p.m. a time capsule to be opened 50 years from now will be closed and e… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username […]

Brewster to Celebrate Grand Central’s 100th Anniversary



Railroading has been a part of Brewster for generations. Metro North realizes that fact and last week announced that Brewster would become an integral part of next year’s 100th anniversary celebration of Grand Central Station. One stop on each of th… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Brewster Receives $7,500 Greenway Grant for Main Street Study



The Village of Brewster is on the move. Village officials learned last week that the Hudson River Greenway Council awarded Brewster with a $7,500 grant–one of only five in the entire state–to develop a Main Street study. Mayor James Schoenig said … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Bonjour Carmel, French Exchange Students Return Home



A group of students from Marseilles return to their homeland Friday after spending the past two weeks in Carmel. A dozen high school students from Marseilles return to France Friday following a two week long educational experience in Carmel. The 16 a… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Police News



  Vehicle vandalism in Southeast- Brewster area under investigation Brewster State Police and the Putnam Sheriff’s Department are investigating numerous cases of vehicle vandalism in the greater Brewster-Southeast area. Cars, SUVs and pick-up t… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

87 Years Ago Oct.30, 1925

West Haven People Taken From Auto By One-Armed World War Veteran Imprisoned inside their car by the side curtains, when it plunged into Tilly Foster reservoir, on the BrewsterCarmel road, Tuesday afternoon, four West Haven residents were rescued fr… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Word of the Week



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Howard ‘John’ Churchil



Howard “John” Churchill, 61, of 66 Noyes Road, died at his Tilton, New Hampshire, home on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. Mr. Churchill was born December 18, 1950, in Yonkers, the son of Howard and Rose (Lynch) Churchill. Mr. Churchill served in the U. S. Navy. He had been a mechanical engineer for thirty years and had been employed at Mercury […]

Jac k Baumler



Jack Baumler, son of Eric and Valerie Baumler of North Salem NY, Brother to William departed this world on October 29, 2012. He was 11 years old. Jack was a sixth grader at North Salem Middle School; he was an avid allstar baseball player and loved by all who were blessed to know him. He pitched for the North Salem […]

Daniel V. Faneli



Daniel V. Fanelli, a lifelong resident of Putnam Lake, passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at home. He was 29. Daniel was born February 28, 1983, in White Plains, New York, the son of Vincent F. and Catherine (King) Fanelli. He graduated from Brewster High School in 2002. Daniel worked at the A&P grocery store in Brewster as a […]


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