2020-05-19 E-Edition

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Single COVID-19 Death In Putnam Reported During Past Week


Putnam County has recorded only a single COVID-19 related death during the past week. Fifty-nine residents of the county have now perished from coronavirus-related symptoms since the pandemic surfaced. The New York State Health Department repor… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Legislators Receive COVID-19 Update


Putnam Commissioner of Emergency Services Ken Clair and the county’s Commissioner of Health Dr. Michael Nesheiwat detailed Putnam’s response measures to COVID-19 for members of the county Legislature at last week’s Health, Social, Educational and Env… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Sales Tax Revenue Plummets


Sales tax revenues have plummeted throughout the Hudson Valley and Putnam County is seeing a similar impact from the COVID-19 pandemic. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli released monthly tax sales revenues for the first four months of 2020 last we… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Brewster Man Dies in Fall from Mt. Nimham Fire Tower


A 41-year-old Brewster man was killed last week in a fall from the 82-foot-tall Nimham Mountain Fire Tower in Kent. Kent Police identified the victim as Michael Nicolaysen. Chief Kevin Owens said that at 9:45 am Wednesday, the Putnam 9-1-1 Disp… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Countywide Food Drive Successful:

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‘Survival Tree’ Seedling to Become Part of Putnam 9/11 Memorial


Putnam’s 9-11 Memorial service, held each year since the terrorist attacks in 2001, is one of the county’s most solemn and memorable occasions. This year an offspring from the Survival Tree will be dedicated at the event. Photo by Eric Gross.Nineteen… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

‘Parades of Seniors’ Planned for Carmel and Mahopac


Graduating upperclassmen from both Carmel and Mahopac High Schools will be honored next month during a pair of ‘Parades for Seniors.’ Carmel Supervisor Ken Schmitt announced the recognitions last week indicating the Mahopac parade was scheduled for J… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Flagman Critically Injured When Struck by Vehicle


A crushed traffic marker sits in the right hand lane of I-684 in Southeast as emergency responders assist a DOT worker struck by a truck last week. Photo courtesy A.J. Hicks.A flagman working at a construction site on I-684 in Southeast was criticall… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

New ‘Excelsior’ License Plates Recalled Due to Manufacturing Flaw


Don’t expect to see any of the state’s new ‘Excelsior’ license plates on the roads anytime soon. They have been recalled due to a manufacturing flaw. DMV spokesperson Lisa Koumjian said state officials discovered some of the new tags had been manufac… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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