Pete Seeger Dead at 94; Had Strong Putnam Ties

Folk Singer, Activist

Pete Seeger at the Cold Spring waterfront just 5 months ago, with Storm King in the background. The Hudson Valley and most of the wide world beyond were rocked this week by the news that Pete Seeger – the iconic folk singer, activist, and environment… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

Huge Crowd Kicks Off ‘Year of Senior’



County Executive MaryEllen Odell is joined by Marie Zarcone of Putnam Valley in congratulating Mae Cunniff, who soon will be celebrating her 100th birthday. So much for snow birds! More than 350 “seasoned” citizens crowded into the Putnam… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

School Aid Falls Short in Putnam



Putnam County’s six school districts are seeing mixed results from Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed increased school aid as outlined in his 2014 state budget message last week. The current state budget contains a 4.9 percent increase in education ai… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Tilly Foster’s Sad & Final Scenes



Fields once filled with farm animals and guests are barren on a cold and dreary morning. A chilly wind blew across the barren fields and empty barns at Tilly Foster Farm Saturday as Meredith Whipple directed a moving company crew to move personal pos… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Decorated Mahopac Falls Cop Charged with Possessing Child Porn



A highly decorated police officer from Mahopac Falls is facing charges of possessing child pornography. Mt. Pleasant Police Chief Brian Fanelli, 54, was arrested last week after federal agents raided his home and seized computers alleged to contain … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Dad Gets Probation in Son’s Death



After a 13-year-old Brewster boy took his own life last January, the father was later charged with illegally possessing the gun that fired the fatal shot. A judge has now determined he will not be serving time in state prison. Douglas Graham, 55, wa… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

High School Athletes Learn Character Development



  High school athletes from throughout the Putnam-Northern Westchester region are learning much more than to improve their ability on the playing field thanks to a dedicated staff at the Performax Fitness and Sports Performance Training Center i… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Brewster Educational Exchange with China Continues to Blossom



Students from China enjoy looking through a copy of the BHS 2013 Yearbook. The Brewster-China connection is still growing. On Monday, 17 students from Jian Ping High School in Shanghai visited the Brewster School District campus for a day of exchangi… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Area Events in Brief



Scrapbooking! A no frills crop will take place on Feb 15th from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Lake Carmel Community Center. Kick off special of $30 for ALL day scrapbooking. Lunch, Dinner, Snacks and Beverages included. Call Francesca Dunne at 845-225… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Organizations to Benefit from Community Basketball Shoot-out



Members of the Rotary Basketball Shootout steering committee met last week to finalize plans for this year’s event. Those pictured include: Sal Gambino, Robert Gentile, Tom Theilmann, Carolyne Maulen who is legally blind yet participated and be… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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