2020-07-07 E-Edition

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Independence Day Black Lives Matter Rally Attracts 100

Above, the latest in a series of peaceful vigils took place Saturday in Carmel. The most recent demonstration was sponsored by the Hudson Valley Patriots for Immigration Reform. Left, Scott Rhodes of Brewster addressed the gathering. Below, demonstra… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Second Brewster School Trustee Resigns By Eric Gross

A second member of the Brewster Board of Education has resigned. Trustee Daniel Heintz submitted his letter of resignation June 29 effective immediately, citing his “demanding work schedule” as the primary reason for his decision. School Board … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Proud to Be Americans: Brewster Welcomes New Citizens


Tashi Serpa and his sister Soram wave Old Glory to celebrate their citizenship. Photo by Eric Gross. Tashi Sherpa and his sister, Soram, waved Old Glory with pride on Independence Day. After all, the 16-year-old junior at Brewster High School and … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

News Briefs

Sales Tax Numbers Decline Putnam County coffers have begun feeling the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic with sales tax dollars taking a huge hit due to the state ordered closure of businesses countywide. Commissioner of Finance William Carlin re… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Hudson Valley Regional Farmer’s Market Offers Sunday Shopping


Above, fresh produce is available each Sunday from farms in Putnam and southern Dutchess counties. Below, Melissa Kamin (left) explains how locally grown farm fresh herbs can be incorporated into a delicious meal. Photos by Eric Gross.Putnam County’s… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Food Drives Net 30,000 Pounds of Non-Perishables


Above, State Senator Peter Harckham is assisted by volunteers at a food drive outside Southeast Town Hall. Photos by Eric Gross.State Senator Peter Harckham is sporting a new nickname these days: King of the Food Drive.” Thanks to the generosity of t… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

CUNNINGHAM’S CORNER

FREE Surely It’s Time to Buckle Down

It’s time to buckle down and wear masks, so we can be together at Christmas, he said cheerily. Or, Let’s conquer the invisible enemy so we can see our (children, grandchildren, siblings), she said hopefully. Let’s social distance now so we can be done with this. And so on. Alas, I fear these expressions of shared solidarity are becoming quaint. […]

A Good Time to Support Mass Transit

To the Editor, July 2019 marks the 56th Anniversary of federal support for public transportation. The success of public transportation can be traced back to one of the late President Lyndon Johnson’s greatest accomplishments which continues benefitin… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Mahopac Mascot Should Be Changed; Disappointed in School Board

To the Editor, As a Mahopac resident for more than 25 years, I am writing to express my profound disappointment in the Mahopac School Board’s unwillingness to enter into any meaningful conversation on the issue of racism in our schools, despite week… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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