2020-04-14 E-Edition

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Grim Coronavirus Toll Now at 32 Dead; Beloved 3rd-Generation Former Fire Chief & Dispatcher Among the Victims

FREE Putnam 9-1-1 Dispatcher ‘Robbie’ Shannon Dies Suddenly

UPDATE AS OF THURSDAY, 3 PM: The death toll in Putnam County now stands at 32, with 29 of those occurring within Putnam County and 3 outside it. The case count is at 688. This story on the dedicated dispatcher and first responder Robert Shannon was published Tuesday: Robert ‘Robbie’ Shannon’s life centered in and around the emergency services profession. […]

Countywide COVID-19 Testing


Above, nurses and technicians prepare the tests. Right, a nurse wearing protective gear administers a COVID-19 test to a local resident. Photos by Eric Gross. One hundred residents of both eastern and western Putnam traveled to the county’s Health… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

A Birthday to Remember


Deputy Chris Tompkins and ‘Satch’ wish Aoife Feighery a Happy Birthday. Photo by Eric Gross. Nine year old Aoife Feighery of Carmel will always remember her ninth birthday. The young girl was surprised last Wednesday afternoon when friends and … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

COVID-19 Forces Closure of Putnam CAP


The Putnam Community Action Program (CAP) serving hundreds of families year-round has been forced to temporarily shut its doors in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. CAP Executive Director Judy Callahan reported Friday her organization’s decisi… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

COVID-19 Forces Carmel Town Board to Halt Planned Meetings

The Coronavirus pandemic and call for social distancing has resulted in schedule changes for the Carmel Town Board. Last Thursday’s work session has been moved to April 22 while that public session originally scheduled for the Carmel FD headquarters … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Kent Library Continues to Provide Tech Support for Patrons


Don Fitzmahan is providing online tech support at the Kent Library on Saturdays. Photo courtesy Carol Donick.The Kent Library continues to serve the public while the building is shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Library director Carol Donick re… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Metro-North Slashes Schedule


The Coronavirus pandemic has forced Metro-North to drastically reduce its schedule on both the Harlem and Hudson Divisions. Effective Monday (April 13), trains are running into and out of Grand Central to Putnam County on an hourly schedule on both w… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

An Evening of Proclamations


April’s regular monthly meeting of the Putnam Legislature, conducted under unusual circumstances in the wake of the COVID19 pandemic, prevented lawmakers from meeting and greeting constituents who were to have received recognitions for their yearroun… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Adoptions on the Rise at Putnam Humane Society


Lynda Pockter adopted her forever buddy, “Charlie” at the Putnam Humane Society last week. Photo by Michele Dugan.The coronavirus pandemic may have halted commerce and industry throughout the region, but with families now spending more time at home, … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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