Fatal Crash on Taconic State Parkway


A Dutchess County man was killed last week in a two car crash on the Taconic State Parkway at the Putnam-Dutchess County line. State Police identified the victim as Daniel O’Brien, 50, of Lagrange. Troop K Public Information Officer Trooper A.J. Hick… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password […]

CUNNINGHAM’S CORNER

FREE Nineteen Years & the Bending of Time

I attended an Eagle Scout Court of Honor on Saturday. It was outside, masked, socially distant. I’ve been to a number of them over the years, though none in COVID time. One thing the Scouting organization does: It builds leaders. There are reasons why only 6 percent of Scouts earn their Eagle award (historically, if you average the entire past […]

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

BEDFORD GIRLS CAUGHT

 Escaped Reformatory Inmates Arrested at Danbury, Conn. Danbury, Saturday, —–Drenched and mud-spattered, Ruth Englehard and Fannie Tetulski, each aged twenty, hailed an automobile near Brewster just before dawn yesterday and asked for a “lif… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Fighting for Putnam County Small Businesses


Putnam County’s small businesses drive our local economy and make our communities stronger. As the coronavirus pandemic hit in March, many small business owners had to quickly close their doors in order to keep folks safe and stop the spread of CO… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

A Pandemic Plan Checkup – How are you?


Let’s chat about the last six months. Yes, we’ve been in the pandemic for six months. It’s been a roller coaster of emotions and losses for most of us. It may look and feel different for each of us, but collectively we are all feeling intense emotion… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to […]

Monument for Putnam’s Survival Tree Arrives in Time for 9-11 Memorial


Upper right, Richard Othmer and his son, Alex, assist Charles Minetta in positioning the monument. An offspring of a severely damaged tree discovered at Ground Zero, with snapped roots and burned and broken branches after the attacks of Sept. 11, … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

On Racism & Bigotry

NOTE: This letter is in reaction to Cunningham’s Corner, issues of Sept. 8 (Courier) and Sept. 9 (PCNR). To the Editor, Thank you so much for writing this! I spent the first 30 years of my life in Putnam Valley … my grandparents had a summer home… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to […]

Opposed to NYSEG Hike

NOTE: This letter was sent to the NYS Public Service Commission by the Carmel Town Supervisor. RE: New York State Electric and Gas Rate Increase Request On behalf of the residents and business owners of the Town of Carmel, Putnam County, New York, … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Eugene ‘Gene’ Richard Blau

March 7, 1940 - September 1, 2020

Eugene “Gene” Richard Blau, age 80, of Crossville, TN passed away September 1, 2020, after a long illness. He was born March 7, 1940, in Brooklyn, NY, the son of David and Mollie (Schlefstein) Blau. He was a graduate of Carmel Central School and received his Pharmacy degree from Fordham University. He was the long-time owner/operator of Lake Carmel Pharmacy […]

DOT Crews Pave the Way

DOT crews were out in force last week patching blacktop along Route 6 between Mahopacand the county seat. Photo by Eric Gross. It’s that time of the year as New York State DOT crews could be seen patching blacktop and resurfacing roads in preparat… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.