The Holidays, A Year On – Cunningham’s Corner

FREE The Holidays, A Year On

It’s just two weeks shy of a year when we started this adventure, and I bought the Courier and PCNR. Dec. 15 is the exact day. What a year! Thanks for reading and advertising and even complaining, because it usually means you’re reading. A virtuous circle right there. If we are not stocked at your favorite deli or gas station, […]

Mary Becker

Mary was born in Amityville, Long Island on May 7, 1929, to Della Joyce Carroll and John J. Carroll. She grew up in Woodlawn in the Bronx and attended St. Barnabas High School and Fordham University. Mary graduated from Fordham with a Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching and became an Elementary School Teacher at PS 24. In 1954, at the age […]

Asleep at the Wheel Leads to Felony Gun Arrest


A Connecticut man found unconscious behind the wheel of his car at the entrance to a service station in Brewster is facing a variety of charges after police reportedly found a loaded firearm and amount of cocaine in his possession. State Police charg… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username […]

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

 In Dresden there is said to be an iron egg, the history of which is something like this: A young Prince sent this iron egg to a lady to whom he was betrothed. She received it in her and looked at it with disdain. In her indignation that ho wou… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam […]

Word of the Week

chary /CHAIR-ee/ adj : hesitant and vigilant about dangers and risks … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

FROM THE CHAMBER

To Survive, Local Retailers Must Make The Shift To Online Sales

On Small Business Saturday, County Executive MaryEllen Odell and I conducted our 5th annual tour of Putnam County small businesses. Stores were filled with great selections, beaming with community pride and the kind of service only small town retail … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Five From Putnam Inducted Into Veterans Hall of Fame


The vets inducted into the Hall of Fame including the five from Putnam County pose with State Senator Terrence Murphy. Photo By Michael JeffersonFive residents of Putnam were among 17 former enlisted men ranging from World War II heroes in their 90s … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Man Wrongly Jailed For Intimidation


A Philipstown man accused of intimidating a young woman after being ordered by a judge to refrain from having any contact with her has been exonerated since the alleged victim reportedly fabricated the entire story. State Police last Wednesday announ… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

New Sheriff Langley Makes First Appointment

Soon, It Will Be Undersheriff Corrigan

Above, Sheriff-elect Robert Langley. Below, newly named undersheriff Michael Corrigan. Photo by Chris LaytonA 34-year law enforcement professional who served with the Putnam Sheriff’s Department, the Cold Spring Police and New York City Dept. of Envi… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Free HIV Testing Provided on World AIDS Day


More than one million people are living with HIV in the United States with one in seven unaware that they have contracted the disease. The Putnam County Health Department wants to do its part in reducing the number and has scheduled free rapid HIV te… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]


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