Putnam County Loses Two Giants, in Days

Beloved Dr. Farquhar Dies; Was Pioneer in Eye Surgery

Beloved Dr. Hal Farquhar passed away on Easter Sunday. Dr. Hal Farquhar, affectionately known as the dean of Putnam’s medical community, has died three days shy of his 76th birthday. Dr. Farquhar took his final breath with his wife of nearly 40… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password […]

Skeletal Remains Found; Could Be of Patterson Man Missing Since 2010



Skeletal remains found in a wooded area off Maple Avenue in Patterson last weekend are thought to be of a missing Patterson man. The remnants, in an advanced state of decomposition, were discovered on Saturday by several local residents who were cle… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Texting Casualty: One Fire Hydrant



A fire hydrant and wrecked car are observed on Gleneida Avenue in Carmel last Saturday afternoon following a hit and run crash. A bizarre scene was observed in downtown Carmel Saturday afternoon when a fire hydrant was uprooted by a speeding car that… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam Historian Castelli Dies at 67; Was Veterans’ Advocate



Denis Castelli was well-known for his photographs. Putnam County Historian Denis Castelli is being remembered this week as a man who tried his best in making Putnam County a great place to live, work and raise a family. Castelli died Saturday at Putn… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Foreclosure Actions Continue to Rise



Despite a rebound in the real estate market throughout the region, people are still losing their homes in alarming numbers. Foreclosure actions across Putnam County for the first quarter of the year total 140, an increase from 111 foreclosures repo… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

School Board Candidates Jump Into Races; Schools Set Budgets for Votes



Residents in Putnam’s three largest school districts will be going to the polls May 20 to decide the fate of fiscal spending plans adopted Tuesday night by Boards of Education in the Brewster, Carmel and Mahopac Districts. In Brewster, the bud… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Legislators Balk at Fining Volunteers For Failing to File Disclosure Forms



Putnam County is often referred to by Executive Mary Ellen Odell as a county of volunteers—men and women who give of their time to assist the county in a variety of venues without remuneration. A bone of contention for a number of these volunt… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Former Drug Addicts Complete Treatment to Save Their Lives



Top: Melanie receives parting words from Judge Reitz: “You have come a long way. Live a productive life. We have given you a fighting chance. Keep up with your persistent and demanding work.” Bottom: Graduate Mark thanks the team for &ldq… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Hot Cakes and Bacon Benefit for Putnam’s Row of Honor



County Executive Mary Ellen Odell dons her chef’s persona last Saturday to serve guests at the Row of Honor Kick-off Pancake Breakfast. The appetizing aroma of bacon filled the air inside the Carmel Veterans Hall Saturday as dozens of people at… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam Gardens Sought for PARC’s Secret Garden Tour



Partners with PARC will host its annual Putnam County Secret Garden Tour on Saturday, June 7, and gardens are needed for this year’s fundraiser. This annual garden tour, which supports programs and services for children and adults with autism,… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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