Deputy Spent Lifetime Serving; Hundreds Turn Out As He Seeks Match for Bone Marrow

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Deputy Sheriff Michael Schmidt remains hopeful that a perfect match can be found in order for him to receive a life-saving bone marrow transplant. On Friday evening, hundreds of Schmidt’s friends, colleagues in the field of law enforcement and emergency services as well as total strangers packed into Fiddler’s Green Pub in Carmel to pick up a swab kit which […]

Driver Escapes From Submerged Vehicle


Emergency responders assist a tow truck operator lift a submerged vehicle from a pond in Southeast early Friday. The driver of the Subaru managed to free himself from the vehicle before EMS personnel arrived. Photos Courtesy Brewster FD A Connecti… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember Me […]

Flu Season Worst In Nearly A Decade


Six hundred confirmed flu cases have been reported in Putnam County this winter. Commissioner of Health Dr. Michael Nesheiwat brought the alarming news to members of the Putnam chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police at the group’s meeting last Tues… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Kent FD Retreats On Raffle of AR-15 Rifle


The commissioners listen to the debate. Photo by Eric Gross. Less than 24 hours after coming under attack for sponsoring a fund-raising raffle in which the winner would receive an AR-15 rifle, the Kent Volunteer Fire Department, one of Putnam’s sm… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Tommy O’Rourke is a ‘Snow Warrior’


Tommy O’Rourke is Putnam’s Snow Warrior. Photo By Thomas O’rourke It all began when Carmel High School junior Thomas O’Rourke was given an assignment for an Advanced Placement English class that aligned with the school district’s focus on developi… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Kevin Byrne To Seek Reelection To State Assembly


Kevin Byrne reviews his remarks with his number one fan–his wife Briana–prior to delivering his reelection announcement Saturday. Photo by Eric Gross“It takes a team to cross the finish line,” were the words of State Assemblyman Kevin Byrne Saturday … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

DWI Round Up Continues; One Man Nabbed Twice


Another week and more DWI arrests. State Police have removed 26 alleged intoxicated motorists from area roads in recent days, ten of which involved Putnam residents or occurred within the county’s six townships. Alfred Dajanaj, 32, of Brewster was ar… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Things to Do

It’s Spring! Nope,
It’s Winter!
What?

Thru March (Tues)-1-3pm Knitting and Crafting Meet Up at the Kent Public Lib. More info/reg: 845-225-8585, kentlibrary.org March (Fri)-11-11:45am Lend Me Your Ears- Music with Marlana adults at Kent Lib. More info/reg: kentlibrary.org, 845-225-8585 M… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Kent GOP Hosts St. Patrick’s Day Gathering on March 9th


The Kent Republican Committee will host its annual fundraising event to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Friday, March 9, at 6pm at McCarthy’s Family Restaurant, 374 Route 52, in Kent. There will be Irish music to enjoy, including a special bagpipe pre… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Democratic Elections Commissioners Endorse Early Voting Statewide


Members of the Legislature’s Rules Committee listen as elections commissioner Cathy Croft discusses early voting at a recent meeting. Photo by Douglas CunninghamPutnam County’s Democratic Elections Commissioner Cathy Croft has joined her colleagues a… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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