Allison McCarthy ‘Wows’ The Astronomy Community


2016 Brewster High School graduate Allison McCarthy is wowing the astronomy community these days. Photo Courtesy Allison MccarthyIt’s been just shy of three years since Allison McCarthy graduated from Brewster High School and the young woman is alrea… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     […]

Near Tragedy In Putnam Valley


A Putnam Valley man narrowly escaped death when his four-wheeled all-terrain vehicle fell through the ice on Lake Oscawana off Dunderberg Road in Putnam Valley last Wednesday evening. The Putnam 9-1-1 Dispatch Center became deluged with calls around… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Joyful Time For Former Addicts


Six residents of Putnam County drew cheers and applause for accomplishing what some had believed was the impossible – completion of the rigorous two-year Putnam Drug Treatment Court Program. Before family and friends who packed the historic Putnam… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

‘Admiral’ Tommy Desires To Serve His Country


CHS senior Thomas O’Rourke plans to attend a service academy this fall upon his graduation from Carmel High. Photo By Eric GrossCarmel High School senior Thomas O’Rourke is sporting a new title these days around the school’s campus – Admiral Tommy. T… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Andrew Krivak To Have Another Day In Court


One of the major stories of 2016 was the acquittal of Anthony DiPippo, twice convicted of murder, who had spent more than two decades in a maximum security penitentiary for the brutal rape and murder of a 12-year-old Carmel girl. His co-defendant in … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

14-Year-Old Son Of Fire Chief Saves The Day

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Firefighting and quick thinking are clearly in the veins of 14-year-old Joseph Nikisher. Which isn’t surprising, considering he’s the son of Mahopac Fire Department Chief Bill Nikisher. The youth is being heralded for extinguishing a series of fires that suddenly broke out inside his family’s residence earlier this month. He was home alone, and his quick thinking likely saved the […]

Peter Madden Becomes CFD Honorary Chief

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Peter Madden is now an honorary chief of the Carmel Fire Department. The 47-year member of the volunteer fire service received his special recognition at the department’s installation dinner in Danbury last weekend. Madden recalled joining the fire department in 1972, after his late brother-in-law, Don Pearlman, another honorary chief, urged him to become a member. “Don held weekend family […]

Carmel Fire Department Installs Officers; DiRienzo Is Chief


A festive atmosphere greeted some 125 guests last weekend when the Carmel Fire Department installed officers for 2019. Chief Dave DiRienzo will lead the fire service in the new year along with his assistant chiefs Matt Lubera and Scott Efferen. Capta… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Firefighters From Two States Battle Fire


Firefighters from Putnam and Fairfield counties battled a house fire Sunday that damaged a one-story residence located just east of the New York-Connecticut state line. Members of the Fox family escaped the inferno at 34 Hudson Drive but not before … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

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2019-On Select Tues.-6:45- 8pm Drug Crisis in our Backyard Spotlight Family Support Group at Mahopac Library. More info: MahopacLibrary.org Jan 8-Feb 28 (Tues/Thurs) 12:30-1:30pm ‘Freedom from Smoking’ smoking cessation program at Putnam County Depar… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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