George’s Thanksgiving Tradition Continues


Gus Pourakis (left) holds a photo of his dad, the late George Pourakis, while his wife, Karen, intended daughter-in-law and the three Pourakis sons, George, 28, Nick, 27 and C.J., 24, carve one of the many turkeys at George’s Place on Thanksgiving Da… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username […]

Kent Cop’s EMT Training Pays Dividends For I-84 Crash Victim


Kent Police Officer Ryan Pierkarski pulled up to the scene of a crash on I-84 near Exit 18 in Lake Carmel and observed a grim sight. A man was seated behind a vehicle bleeding profusely from a severely crushed and mangled right leg. Realizing that… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

St. Andrew’s Church In Brewster To Close Next Year


St. Andrew’s Church in Brewster will be closing its doors next year. Photo by Eric GrossA century-old tradition for Episcopalians in the greater Brewster area will come to an end early next year when St. Andrew’s Church located on Prospect Street in … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Machete-Wielding Man Causes Mayhem

weird crime of the week

Motorists trapped in heavy traffic on Route 684 resulting from an 11-car pile-up saw a man brandish a machete at an oil truck driver after his car struck the stopped delivery rig. Police said the man was reportedly enraged at the delay. The bizarre … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

Water Main Break KO’s Thanksgiving- Eve Supply


Thanksgiving Day preparation was interrupted Wednesday evening for scores of Mahopac Falls families when a contractor digging a trench at the Town of Carmel’s Airport Park accidentally severed an eight inch water main while removing a large stump res… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Trees Decorated For Holiday On The Lake in Carmel


A small army of volunteers was up early last Saturday and under cloudy skies decorated 75-holiday trees that arrived earlier from Canada, which gave the Putnam County seat a holiday aura. On Saturday thanks in part to the Hamlet of Carmel Civic As… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Santa Debuts In Putnam County


Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive atop a Mahopac FD engine before greeting scores of children gathered at the Chamber of Commerce Park in downtown Mahopac. Photo by Eric GrossSanta arrived in Putnam County a little early this year courtesy of the Mahopac a… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Still More Holiday Events

Tuesday, Nov. 27 Open house at Emmanuel House office, 8 Towners Rd, Lake Carmel, on GivingTuesday when the non-profit’s Annual Year End Appeal takes place. Saturday, Dec.1 Drew United Methodist Church Annual Bazaar 9 am to 3 pm at the church in Carme… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Things to Do

So. Much. Leftovers

Oct-Nov (Wed) Drawing Texture: Smooth To Rough With Keith Mueller At Kent Library. More Info/Reg: 225- 8585, Kentlibrary.Org Nov- Nancy Faulds photographs of Mystic Seaport at Kent Lib Nov- stories & songs with Miss Charlotte at Kent Lib. More in… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Festival of Lights to be Celebrated Countywide


Putnam County Senior Judge John Sweeny assists children in the lighting of candles at the 2017 Chanukah celebration at the county seat. Photo by Eric GrossChanukah or the Festival of Lights will again be celebrated countywide this year thanks to Chab… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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