2020-05-05 E-Edition

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Putnam Provides 15,000 Face Masks For ShopRite Employees


Shop-Rite employees thank county officials for the masks. Photo by Eric Gross. ShopRite of Carmel is known for frequently donating merchandise to organizations in time of need. Last Wednesday afternoon the tables were turned on the supermarket’… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

School Buildings to Be Closed Through Year-End, Distance Learning to Continue; County Death Toll at 47; 1,057 Have Recovered

FREE Class Dismissed: School’s Out for Summer

Schools across New York State will remain closed until the end of June culminating a school year unlike any other experienced in modern times. Governor Andrew Cuomo issued the executive order last Friday during one of his Albany briefings, noting insufficient time existed for school districts to devise proper social distancing plans needed to keep students and staff safe. Each […]

47 Putnam residents now dead; many others recovered from COVID-19


Forty-seven residents of Putnam County have perished from COVID-19 related symptoms since the pandemic surfaced seven weeks ago. The New York State Health Department reported the latest numbers Monday. However, the grim statistic will surely incre… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam Leads Census Response in Hudson Valley


More than half of Putnam County’s 99,000-plus residents have returned their 2020 census forms to Uncle Sam, allowing Putnam to have the distinction of the largest response throughout the nine-county Hudson Valley region. Residents of Putnam County… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam’s Three Relays for Life Suspended Due to COVID-19


Cancer survivors participated in last year’s Relays for Life in Putnam County. Photo by Eric Gross.Putnam’s Relays for Life that benefit the American Cancer Society are three of the most well-attended events countywide each year with thousands partic… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Carmel VFW Remembers Putnam’s Front Line Responders


First Sgt. William Meyer and Sheriff Robert Langley accept lunch for members of the Sheriff’s Dept. from VFW members Karl Rohde and Brennan Mahoney last Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Eric Gross.Members of the Carmel Veterans of Foreign War Post have … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

CUNNINGHAM’S CORNER

FREE Circular Reasoning, Right Down the Rabbit Hole

New York State finally closed many hiking trails in our region, including all trails leading to Breakneck Ridge, on April 21. The trails had become akin to speakeasies during Prohibition, with hundreds and hundreds of people from out of state gathering in relatively small areas to hike. And I have heard the usual complaints: It’s outside. They shouldn’t be closed […]

Democratic Primary Canceled – Putnam Primary to Go On for Local Races

While New York State has canceled its Democratic presidential primary amid concern over the coronavirus pandemic, three local primaries will be held next month in Putnam County. Elections Commissioner Anthony Scannapieco reported last week that two m… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Triple Challenge: Crossword, Jumble & Sudoku

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