Measles: A Major, Re-Emerging Concern

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Once considered eliminated in the United States, measles is back. Last week’s declaration of a public health emergency by Rockland County officials could not send a clearer message: With a lapse in vaccine protection, serious childhood diseases can come roaring back. This is not meant to scare people, but a warning should be sounded. “Pockets” of unvaccinated individuals increase the […]

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FREE Trouble Comes Calling

Rockland County, virtual steps across the Bear Mountain Bridge and south of us, last week declared a state of emergency for measles – and authorities banned unvaccinated minors from all public places to try to stop the spread of the disease. How could we even get to this point? Where are the adults in the room? One hundred and fifty-plus […]

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Again a Mad Dog

 Peekskill Hollow Again Visited By Animal With Rabies Tompkins Corners, April 2- Still we are visited by mad dogs. One resembling a hound passed through this vicinity, biting dogs as it went along all the way to Peekskill. It came back and was … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. […]

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Rapporteur

a person who gives reports (as at a meeting of a learned society) … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Firemen’s Association Remembers Fallen Brothers And Sisters


At top right, Bagpiper Donald Hicks of the Celtic Cross Pipes and Drums leads the audience with “Amazing Grace.” Photos By Eric GrossFirefighters battling blazes years ago and now in spirit were remembered last Monday when the Putnam County Volunteer… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Preparing A Healthy Dinner For Putnam’s Homeless


A delicious meal is prepared by BESP volunteers Olga, Chris and Pura at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church in Brewster. PHOTO CATHY QUARANTAThe Brewster Emergency Shelter Partnership provides a warm place to sleep and a meal during winter and early spring f… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Dale And Dolores Bettcher Are Champions For Children


A Brewster couple who have opened their hearts and home to more than 60 foster children since 1987 will be recognized tomorrow (Wednesday) as the county’s third annual Champion for Children at an awards ceremony sponsored by the Child Advocacy Center… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Brush Burning Ban Issued Across Putnam

The warmer weather has finally arrived, and with spring-like conditions comes the chance for wildfires and troublesome brush blazes. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued a brush burning prohibition through May 14 sta… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Eileen D’Anna Is Thankful For Hope Lodge


Eileen D’Anna (far right) and her friends Mary Devine, Marge O’Brien and Randi Rios-Castro raised $17,500 for the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge. Photo Courtesy Eilee n D’annaEileen D’Anna is grateful to not only her oncologist and other medica… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

High Achievers

Molly Ross of Patterson has been named to the Dean’s List at John Carroll University for the Fall 2018 semester. Saint Anselm College senior Abigail Nolan, of Mahopac, co-led a volunteer trip to Winston-Salem, N.C., during her winter break through t… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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