2020-03-10 E-Edition

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Parade Draws 5,000 to Mahopac for Putnam’s Best Block Party

  Above and at top, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and all manner of floats, pipe bands and civic groups drew enthusiastic receptions from parade attendees. All told, the route stretched more than a mile for the parade, the third largest in New York stat… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

33 Putnam Residents Being Monitored For Coronavirus

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Updated as of 4 pm Friday: Thirty three residents of Putnam County who either returned from mainland China recently or came into contact with a person testing positive for coronavirus are currently being monitored by the Putnam County Health Department. Commissioner of Health Dr. Michael Nesheiwat reported Monday: “All of those being monitored are so far asymptomatic.” In addition, some […]

Vagrant Causes Fire at Abandoned Brewster House


Brewster firefighters extinguish a blaze on Main Street in the village last Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Julianna Todd A man described by police as being homeless who fell asleep on the porch of a residence currently abandoned caused a fire last … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Weird Crime of the Week:

Excavator Thieves Strike Again

This excavator was in the process of being stolen from Westchester Tractors in Southeast when thieves were interrupted by State Police. Photo by Eric Peters. Andrew Prusinowski, proprietor of Westchester Tractors located on International Blvd. in … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

‘Sweat for Vets’ raises $3,592 to Combat Veteran’s Suicides


Megan Castellano and John Bourges thanked Peter Pastore and Keith Cebollero, proprietors of CrossFit-Carmel Thursday for hosting last month’s Sweat for Vets that raised $3,592 for the Vets2Vets program in Putnam. Photo by Eric Gross.Organizers of Put… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Legislature Makes Six Appointments

Three members of the Putnam County Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board and a trio currently serving on the county’s Emergency Services Safety Advisory Board (ESSAB) received the unanimous backing of the Putnam Legislature at its regular monthly… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

CUNNINGHAM’S CORNER

FREE On Putnam County’s Greatest, Best Block Party

In Mahopac on Sunday, what is surely the county’s biggest block party kicked off up and down Route 6 in Mahopac. It is easy these days, too easy, sometimes, to talk about a loss of community, how we don’t know our neighbors, are connected to whatever extent we are via our smartphones, and don’t really get what goes into building […]

On the Virus And Our Sense of Community

The fear of the current pandemic of coronavirus, or COVID19, is escalating. When going to the supermarket, I see the shelves depleting. Hand sanitizer, soap, toilet paper and medicine are being grabbed off the shelves. People feel they need to hoard … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Sen. Schumer: A Shell of His Past Self

There can be no other reaction to Senator Chuck Schumer’s verbal attack on Supreme Court Justices Kavanaugh and Gorsuch as both threatening and borderline criminal with his tirade “YOU HAVE RELEASED THE WHIRLWIND. YOU WON’T KNOW WHAT HIT YOU, YOU WIL… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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