Bomb Blasts Rattle Putnam



Above: Police and EMS providers gather in the belly of the quarry for the live lesson. Right: A huge explosion rocks the quarry. The explosions were deafening. The power of the FBI triggered IED’s (improvised explosive devices) resonated throug… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember Me   […]

Mahopac Grad Shot Dead by Police



A 1991 graduate of Mahopac High School was shot to death by police early Tuesday and authorities are attempting to determine why he pointed a loaded gun at a trooper when told to drop his weapon. John Terzani, 40, of East Fishkill, was pronounced de… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

Brewster Teen Killed in Michigan



A 19-year-old Brewster youth was killed early Tuesday in a two-car crash while in Zeeland, Michigan, helping a friend move into college. Authorities identified the victim as Steven D’Ottavio. Police in the rural community of 5,000 said D&rsquo… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Constitution Island’s History At Stake

$750K State Grant Draws Flak at Hearing in Carmel; Pataki & Odell Oppose Location of Visitors’ Center

Above: CIA Director Richard de Koster explains why the Association should open an education center using state Economic Development money. Right: Cold Spring Historic Board member Carolyn Bachan articulates why the Island Association should be denied… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Nanny State on Cigarette Sales Here?



Maureen Kenny of Power Against Tobacco makes a point during last week’s meeting. Is Putnam County sliding toward a nanny state by considering a prohibition on cigarette sales at area drug stores? The county Legislature last week began studying … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Birthday Gifts for CAP



Karry, Emma and Katie Durante deliver their gift to CAP last week. Emma and Catie Durante may be six and four years old, respectively, yet the girls’ concern for others exceeds their young ages. Both children, who reside in Brewster, recently celebra… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Hospital Medical Staff Assaulted by Patient



Three members of the Putnam Hospital Center medical staff are nursing bumps and bruises this week while a Dutchess County man is facing felony charges of assault following a brawl at the medical facility in Carmel. The Putnam Sheriff’s Departm… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam’s Daniel Nimham Pow Wow Attracts People from Across America




–Seeing double? Sisters Penny Painted Pony and Wendy Walk Soft both reside in Kent. Native Americans as well as those interested in learning about local history filled the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park in Kent last weekend for the county’s 13t… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Oh, Deer…



A mother deer and her fawn say “cheese” while grazing on summer greens along Route 301 in Carmel last week. Deer have been observed in large numbers throughout the county this summer due to the lush vegetation resulting from the wetter th… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Renaissance Faire: Centuries Away, Still Close to Home



This year marks the 36th Anniversary Celebration of the New York Renaissance Faire, located in Tuxedo, New York. The Faire is a rollicking romp through Elizabethan England, set within the Majestic Groves of the Sterling Forest. Travel back in time a… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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