CUNNINGHAM’S CORNER

FREE Our Precarious Food Supply Chain

We published on March 31 some reflections from a truck driver and former journalist colleague of mine, Chet Gordon. He wrote, in words that are prescient today: “It seems that no one is willing to acknowledge the very real potential mass chaos if the perishable and grocery supply chain network is disrupted in this country. Imagine for a few moments […]

Praise for Departed Sister

To the Editor, Sr. Marie Murphy a/k/a Sr. DeChantal, has passed away. Sister was a pillar of St. Lawrence O’Toole Church in Brewster, teaching for many years math in the upper grades. She was disciplined, focused and well received from those she tau… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username […]

High Praise for Kobacker’s Market & Its Dedication

To the Editor, My name is Laura Nielsen and I am a proud resident of Brewster, NY. My family recently learned that my son tested positive for COVID-19. In an instant, we transitioned from our cautious social distancing to total quarantine mode. It… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Disappointed, Stunned by Philipstown Supervisor

To the Editor, Before the first coronavirus case even appeared in Putnam County, residents and community leaders embraced the opportunity to set politics aside and work together for the common good, putting health and safety first. That’s the kind o… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Carmel Woman Charged With Animal Cruelty


Three severely emaciated pit bulls found in Putnam Valley last month are on the road to recovery and the woman who allegedly abandoned the dogs has been arrested. Photo by Ken Ross.A Carmel woman is facing a myriad of charges in connection with three… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Mask Makers Guild Mobilizes to Fills Gaps in PPE Supplies, Draws 600 Volunteers in Massive Effort



 The Putnam County Mask Makers Guild formed in mid- March. A group of neighbors read about shortages of personal protective gear for first responders and, communicating on Facebook, decided they could help. This county is full of talented people… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Mahopac Firefighter Garners 4,000 Surgical Masks For First Responders

Members of the Mahopac FD accept the masks last week at MFD headquarters. Pictured (l-r) Asst. Chief Gabe Rivera, Wolfgang Lawton, EMS Lt. Niko Conde, Paramedic Mike Revenson, Chief Jim Stasiak, Past Chief Bill Nikisher and EMT Elena Nikisher. Photo … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Geraldine (Geri) Marchesano

Geraldine (Geri) Marchesano (née Smallridge), 76 of Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey, died Monday, April 13, 2020, of complications from corticobasal degeneration peacefully in her sleep at home. Born May 15, 1943, in Queens, New York to Mary Butler and James Hayhurst, Geri was an infant foster child to Julia and Harry Houser, the only parents she ever knew. She […]

Joanne Hill

Joanne Hill, of Dover Plains, NY, died on April 10, 2020, due to COVID-19 at Westchester Medical Center. She was 56 years old. Born on August 22, 1963 at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Tarrytown, NY she was the daughter of Joseph and Joan (Kelly) Garcia. On August 17,1987 she married George H. Hill in Wingdale, NY. For the last 32 […]

Margaret A. Romano

Margaret A. Romano, known by many as Peggy, died at Danbury Hospital Center on April 10, 2020. She was 91 years old. Peggy was a lovely gentle woman who was kind to everyone. She will be missed, and we can all hold fabulous memories close. Born on November 11, 1928, in Brooklyn, NY, daughter of Cornelius and Judith Emma (Pineau) […]


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