Putnam’s Paramedic Legend Has Retired


Tracy was moved to tears at her surprise farewell. Photo by Eric Gross Tracy Lombardo has seen it all during her 32 years of serving residents of Putnam County with excellence and dedication in the EMS field. The Mahopac resident has retired an… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username […]

Team Rubicon Assists Tornado-Ravaged Homeowners Inside Putnam County


Volunteers of Team Rubicon work along Woodland Drive in Lake Carmel. Photo by Eric Gross Two dozen volunteers who give their time and energy to Team Rubicon converged on Putnam County last week to assist homeowners whose homes and property were da… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

276 Receive Diplomas At Brewster Commencement


Students sing the BHS alma mater. Photo by Eric Gross Two -hundred-seventy-six young women and men have closed a chapter in their lives and opened a new one following their graduation from Brewster High School. The O’Neill Center on the Western… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Andrew J. ‘Drew’ Durkin

Andrew J. “Drew” Durkin, a lifelong resident of Brewster, died peacefully with his entire family by his side at Putnam Hospital Center on Monday, June 11, 2018. He was 89 years old. Durkin was born on July 29, 1928, at Mount Kisco Hospital in Mount Kisco, New York, son of Andrew J. and Mary (O’Brien) Durkin. He attended St. Lawrence […]

Harry W. Vrabel

Harry W. Vrabel, of Brewster, NY, died peacefully at home with his family by his side on Thursday, June 14, 2018. He was 91 years old. Born on November 28, 1926, in Yonkers, NY, son of Harry H. and Helen (Kraynak) Vrabel. Mr. Vrabel attended Saunders High School and honorably served in the United States Navy. On August 21, 1949, […]

Flag Day Celebrated With Enthusiasm In Putnam County


A sea of red, white and blue! Photo by Eric GrossOld Glory never looked more glorious than it did last Thursday when Putnam County observed its inaugural Flag Day celebration. The shores of Lake Gleneida in downtown Carmel were adorned with 400 Ameri… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Gary Pietropaolo, Just 29, Remembered and Mourned


Officers from throughout the state salute as the coffin is carried into the church. Photos by Eric Gross Gary Pietropaolo may have been only 29, but the love and respect received Tuesday at his funeral Mass in Carmel was an indicator of the kind o… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

Honoring Gary Pietropaolo


Fallen Carmel Police Officer Gary Pietropaolo will always be a part of the Carmel Police Department. The Carmel Town Board at its meeting last week approved a request made by Police Chief Michael Cazzari that the road leading into the police station … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

FROM THE CHAMBER

‘Women In Leadership’ Showcases Success

The 2018 “Trailblazers Women in Leadership,” held last Tuesday June 12, was a huge success, honoring 36 outstanding area women. The event was extremely positive and everyone was beaming with pride at being honored. Recipients ranged from the young up… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Things to Do

Befriend Neighbors With Pools

March-June- Paws for Reading Program at Kent Lib. More info: kentlibrary.org, 845-225-8585 April-June- Spring Storytime Programs at Reed Lib, Carmel. More info: 225-2439 June 5-26 (Tuesdays) 10am- 12pm Healing Through Soul Painting at Reed Lib. More … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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