Brewster Founders Day Celebrated



Above: Members of the Brewster-Carmel Garden Club enjoy their hobby. Ladies pictures include (l-r) Rosaleen Byllardt, Jane Cypher, Mary Carolyn Bryde and Dimmy Lotrecchiano. Right: Drs. Bruce Shaffer and Deborah Gerson, both of Brewster, do stretchin… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Son of 9/11 Firefighter Hero Saves Life



“The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,” is how New York City Fire Department Captain Patrick Tracy described Ryan Blackwell. The 25-year-old son of 9-11 hero Christopher Blackwell of Putnam Lake saved the life of a Bronx woman … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

DRUGSTORE CIGARETTES: Putnam Moves Closer to Ban



Commissioner of Health Dr. Allen Beals makes a point at last week’s meeting of the legislature’s Health Committee as committee members Sam Oliverio and Barbara Scuccimarra listen. Cigarette smokers may soon find themselves without having … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Mach Speed Leads to DWI Arrest on I-84



A radar detail on Route 684 in Southeast got State Police more than they bargained for early Saturday when a vehicle “flew by” at nearly double the posted 55 mph speed limit. Sgt. Donald Pavelock of the East Fishkill barracks said the ti… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Jane Sandbank—Brewster’s Respected Superintendent—to Retire



Jane Sandbank The 2013-2014 school year has begun on a sad note the Brewster School District now that Superintendent Jane Sandbank has announced her retirement effective January 2. She is the fourth superintendent in Putnam to this year. The surpri… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Half Moon Re-Creates Hudson’s Sailing History



The Half Moon on the Hudson Friday, preparing to sail. At noon Thursday, the Half Moon will dock in Albany, much like it docked there in 1609, when Henry Hudson explored this great river. This Half Moon is a working replica of Hudson’s sailing … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

Brewster Helps Celebrate Grand Central’s 100th



  Railroading has been a part of Brewster for generations. As a result, the Hub of the Harlem Valley has become an integral part of this year’s 100th anniversary celebration of Grand Central Station and on Sunday during Founders Day, the commemo… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Tractors of Yesteryear at Tilly Foster



A variety of brightly colored farm tractors are on display along with an old rusted piece of equipment (second left) at the weekend event. Photos by Eric Gross Jeff Hyatt remembered growing up in Holmes and how old-time artisans told him it took almo… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Reservoir Classic Road Race is Sunday



Putnam Hospital Center’s 26th annual Reservoir Classic kicks off Sunday morning at 9 a.m. with a two mile fun run/walk followed by a five mile race 45 minutes later. The race, sponsored by the Carmel-Kent Rotary and sanctioned by the Westchester Roa… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Friday’s Movie: ‘Contagion,’ to Spur Preparedness



“Contagion” is coming to the big screen at the Putnam Bureau of Emergency Services Operations and Training Center Friday night and the public is invited to attend. In addition to watching the medical thriller disaster film starring Matt … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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