2020-06-16 E-Edition

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Early Morning Inferno Destroys Putnam Lake Home


An early morning inferno destroyed a home in Putnam Lake last week despite the efforts of firefighters from Putnam, Westchester and Fairfield counties. Photo by Dan O’Connell. Flames were visible for miles last Thursday morning when firefighters f… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Ballot Counting Begins this Evening; Huge Vote Tallies Reported


It’s been a bizarre school election season. Postponed by Governor Andrew Cuomo from May 15 to June 9 due to the coronavirus pandemic, school elections took a more bizarre twist when the governor ruled that all voting would take place by absentee ball… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Early Voting for June 23 Primary is Underway


Early voting for the June 23 Primary got underway Saturday. Registered voters in political parties conducting a primary have until June 21 to cast an early ballot at the Board of Elections office located at 25 Old Route 6 in Carmel if they prefer not… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

Coronavirus Postpones Independence Day / 4th of July Fireworks


Lovers of pyrotechnics will have to wait until late August before viewing the annual 4th of July fireworks display at the Highland Shopping Center in Southeast. Legislator Joseph Castellano reported at last Tuesday’s meeting of the Putnam Legislat… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Accelerated EMT Courses Offered by Bureau of Emergency Services


The Putnam Bureau of Emergency Services is offering two accelerated EMT courses this summer. The EMT Original course consisting of 180 hours of Emergency Medical Technician training that exceeds the National Standard curriculum prepares entry-level h… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Crackdown on Putnam’s Own Autobahn

As the region slowly returns to normal from the lockdown of COVID-19, more and more vehicles are being observed on area highways and bi-ways. State Police were out in force Friday conducting a targeted Speed Enforcement Detail along Route 684 near th… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Childcare Available for Moms and Dads Returning to Work

Many Putnam residents are returning to work now that the COVID-19 pandemic is winding down. While providing bread on the table is of paramount concern for families, hundreds of moms and dads remain apprehensive about childcare for their offspring. Co… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

CUNNINGHAM’S CORNER

FREE Who Should Educate ‘Leaders of Tomorrow’?

Appropriate, I suppose, that it’s school budget season as a full-blown conflagration threatens to consume discourse in the Brewster School District. The match to this fiasco was struck by school Trustee Krista Berardi who, in social media posts on Facebook, suggested that protesters should face bodily harm for protesting on and shutting down Interstate 84. She wrote on June 3, […]

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

 June 18, 1920 100 years ago … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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