Brewster Fall Festival Draws Thousands


A clown creating balloon characters kept children happy. Photo by Eric Gross An autumn chill was in the air Sunday with temperatures flirting with the 60-degree mark, yet thousands filled Brewster’s Main Street for the community’s first Fall Festi… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember Me   […]

Community Mourns Brewster Student

Youth drowns days before school term in Southeast

Oscar Gonzalez, who drowned last week, was mourned by hundreds of students and friends. Hundreds gathered at the Electrozone Field in Brewster Wednesday evening to pay tribute to Oscar Gonzalez, a “great kid” who died tragically on Labor Day. G… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Legislators Table Tobacco 21 Legislation


Legislator Barbara Scuccimarra expressed frustration when chatting with supporters of the Tobacco 21 legislation at Tuesday’s meeting. Photo by Eric Gross The Putnam Legislature tabled the enactment of the Tobacco 21 Act by a 6-3 vote last Tuesday… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Odell, Maloney and Harckham winners in Putnam on Primary Day

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County Executive Mary Ellen Odell was victorious in a Conservative Party Primary Thursday by tallying 292 votes. Her opponent in the November general election, Kent Supervisor Maureen Fleming challenged the incumbent with a write-in campaign. Although no write-ins were tabulated on Primary Day evening at the Board of Elections office, 71 write-in votes were cast. Fleming was victorious in her […]

Tractors of Yesteryear on Display


Lucy Fallman, 7, and her 3-year-old brother, Dean, sit in the driver’s seat of a 60-year old tractor. The children reside in Mahopac. Photo by Eric GrossJeff Hyatt remembered growing up in Putnam County and how old-time artisans told him it took almo… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Opposed to Carmel School Bond

Dear Editor, As a senior citizen and longtime Town of Kent resident, I am strongly opposed to the Carmel Schools capital project and the crushing tax increase that goes along with it. The project, which asks the taxpayers for $25.4 million dollars in… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

On McCain and a Moral Code

Dear Editor: I watched the final tributes to Senator John McCain and I wept. As I reflect upon it I questioned what I was crying about. Was it the emotional tributes to a great man? Was it a remembrance of how I felt when I lost my father, or was it … Please login below or purchase a subscription to […]

Election Day & a New Year Ahead

Election Day & a New Year Ahead

I wrote last week about a phone scam involving the IRS. I can report that apparently, no government agents were “standing by” to arrest me unless I immediately loaded up a pre-paid debit card and called the number to fork over loads of cash. Not even… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access […]

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

BIGGEST CROP IN HISTORY

 Prediction of President of New York Central Who Has Visited the West. New York, Sept, 10th—President W.C. Brown of the New York Central Railroad, who is an expert crop observer and estimator, predicts the greatest crop of all kinds ever produc… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Word of the Week

lugubrious | loo-GOO-bree-us ADJ: mournful; especially : exaggeratedly or affectedly mournful … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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