Cunningham’s Corner

It’s Christmas, But Not All Bells & Gaiety

Douglas Cunningham is editor-in-chief of the Courier. Reach him at 845-265- 2468, or doug@pcnr.com. Letters to the editor, on this or other topics, are always welcome. Please limit to 500 words and send to editor@pcnr.com by noon Mondays. It seems a … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password […]

Morningthorpe Bridge to Undergo Extensive Repairs



The 100-year-old Morningthorpe Bridge that has been closed to vehicles and pedestrian traffic since 2007 will soon be undergoing a facelift and rehabilitation. The Putnam Legislature’s Physical Services Committee was briefed by Commissioner of… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam Valley Residents OK Special Referendum



Residents in the Putnam Valley School District approved a special referendum Tuesday by a 44-vote margin. The tally was 257-213 which now allows the district to establish a Buildings and Facilities Improvement Reserve Fund. Superintendent Frances Wi… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Lawmakers Make Appointments



Putnam legislators made seven appointments to two boards at its meeting last week. The county’s Home Improvement Board now consists of Paul Harnish from Carmel; Christopher Diaz, also from Carmel; Christopher Cusanelli of Southeast, Charles Hu… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

TIMELY TOPICS

  South America is suffering from grasshoppers. The valley of the Cauca, one of the most fertile and populous sections of the republic of Colombia, has been ravaged by them. All growing crops have been ruined, and the people are threatened with … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Senator Serino Under Attack After Shutting Down Videotaping



State Senator Sue Serino has come under fire for reportedly failing to allow a videographer from Dutchess County to record a session in Putnam Valley tabbed as an “Informal Meeting with Senator Serino.” The freshman lawmaker from Hyde P… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Remembering Pearl Harbor with Prayer, Reflection, and Tales From the Sea



Veterans salute and remember comrades lost on Pearl Harbor Day 74 years ago. Young and old alike gathered at the Carmel Veterans Hall Monday evening to remember a day 74 years ago that changed the world forever. Pearl Harbor Day was celebrated with … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

In Wake of Terror, Student Trips Assessed



For years the Brewster School District has been regarded as a global school community with international exchange programs and travel commonplace. However, with the recent chain of horrific events in both Paris and California, school officials decid… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Kids Get Training to Help Animals



At Right: Junior veterinarians prepare for a procedure during their class. Above: Teens gather with one of the horses at the Northfork Stables in Putnam Valley. The South Putnam Animal Hospital in Mahopac joined forces with Cornell Cooperative Extens… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Mom Shares Kevin Blackman’s Story; New Treatment Underway for Boy



Kevin Blackman gets a kiss last week from his mom Kelly at St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Two-year-old Kevin Blackman, diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, continues to fight. The little boy whose mom, Kelly, and godmother Barbar… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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