Kids Return To Class Today

Kent Police Chief Alex DiVernieri joins Sgt. Alex Vanderwoude when installing Schools Open Drive Safely signage throughout the Lake Carmel-Kent area last week. Photo By Eric Gross Children throughout Putnam County return to class today (Tuesday) f… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot […]

Hardly A True Putnam Welcome!

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Jamie and Alex Milligan’s dream house along a deserted section of Nichols Street in Kent has turned into a nightmare for the young couple and their 9-month-old daughter. Weeks after moving into the “home of our dreams” from a crime-infested neighborhood of Brooklyn, Jamie and Alex decided to take a break from renovations and spent two nights at the Jersey […]

‘Maverick’ Joins Kent PD Ranks

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The newest member of the Kent Police Department is canine ‘Maverick,’ a beautiful 17-month-old German shepherd. What makes Maverick’s arrival so unique is that the dog was donated by a philanthropic Kent resident marking the third time Lorraine Roma has made such a generous gift since 1993. Police Chief Alex DiVernieri recalled when ‘Justice’ became a member of the force […]

Welcome to the Class of 2031


Top: Kindergartners exit their buses and enter school for the first time last week. Middle: Aiden waves as she arrives at school while her classmate, Sophie, appears to be a bit apprehensive. Above: Inside their classroom, Adrianna and Hannah, comple… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

2017-09-05 E-Edition

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Candidate Pledges to Take No Salary, Health Benefits

Dear Editor, Thank you for your profile on my candidacy for Carmel Town Councilman. I wish to confirm that should the voters elect me that I will not accept any salary nor health benefits. To clarify, the approximate $48,000 would be donated to our … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

Cunningham’s Corner

FREE Changing Seasons, In Politics & Classrooms

The primary election is next week. Vote! And if there’s a primary in your party and town, and you don’t vote, then shut up. There are some lively races, too, especially in Carmel and Kent. We shall see how things shake out for the general election. And the main event, the Sheriff’s race, is finally ready for the starter’s pistol. […]

Ken Clair To Lead Putnam Emergency Services Providers


Ken Clair will lead the Putnam Emergency services as Acting Commissioner. Photo by Eric Gross A lifelong Brewster resident and emergency services provider for more than a quarter century assumes the role today (Tuesday) as Acting Commissioner of E… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Our Lakes

 It is hoped that the present drought will not continue much longer, not only on account of agricultural interests, but also for the reason that, necessity may compel the authorities of New York city to make another draft upon our beautiful lake… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Narcan Is Saving Lives


Heroin and opioid related emergency calls continue to plague police and emergency responders across the region yet the New York State Health Department reported last week that the numbers of overdose victims succumbing to the effects of the illegal d… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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