2020-11-10 E-Edition

Putnam Remains GOP Stronghold

Despite major party enrollment numbers tightening in Putnam County, results from Tuesday’s General Election indicate the county remains a strong Republican stronghold. Prior to the election, a sparse 2,000 vote difference in Republican versus Democratic enrollment numbers was reported by the Board of Elections yet GOP candidates swept the county when residents went to the polls last week. On the […]

Putnam Golf Course Operates in the Black Despite COVID-19

The Putnam County Golf Course is operating in the black despite the coronaviris pandemic. Mike McCall, the course’s general manager, told a recent meeting of the county legislature’s Audit Committee more than 33,000 rounds of golf were played this year generating revenue of some $1.5 million despite the state-mandated closure of the course in March and April. McCall attributed good […]

Christmas Comes a Bit Early Thanks to Patterson Sanitation Workers

Pat Olivieri visited the Patterson Highway Garage last week to personally thank two town employees for their kindness and caring by returning $200 found in an envelope that fell from a bookcase being discarded during a recent bulk removal. Olivieri received a call from the department’s secretary Margaux Miller inquiring if she had left a tip for the two workers. […]

COVID Numbers Soar Across Putnam

The numbers of new coronavirus cases continue to increase at an alarming rate in Putnam County. Last Friday, the Putnam Health Department noted 65 new cases confirmed countywide with two COVID-19 patients hospitalized at Putnam Hospital Center. That marks 238 new cases in Putnam within the past month. Since the pandemic erupted in March 2,067 residents of the county contracted […]

Dozens of Residents Take Advantage of Rabies Vaccination Clinic

Dogs and cats by the dozen lined up with their owners Saturday at the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park in Kent and within minutes the animals were vaccinated against the deadly rabies virus. Putnam County Health Department Sanitarian and rabies coordinator Marianne Burdick thanked the public for participating in the free event. Burdick said 49 dogs and 53 cats were vaccinated […]

Alice M. Dokken

August 26, 1935 -- November 5, 2020

Alice M. Dokken, of Brewster, NY, died at Putnam Ridge on November 5, 2020. She was 85 years old. Born on August 26, 1935, in Faribault, MN, daughter of the late George and Ida (Schmidt) Alexander. Alice graduated from Faribault High School, MN and earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN. As a widow, Alice married Roger […]

James J. Durkin Sr.

Aug. 2, 1935 - Oct. 31, 2020

James J. Durkin Sr. of Dover Plains, NY, passed away unexpectedly Saturday October 31, 2020, at home at the age of 85. He was born August 2, 1935, in Mt. Kisco, NY son of the late William and Elizabeth (Vassak) Durkin. He graduated from Brewster High School in 1951. He joined the Marines and served in the Korean War. Jim […]

David M. Sweeney

Aug. 26, 1942 - Oct. 27, 2020

David M. Sweeney, of Patterson, NY, formerly of Croton Falls, died Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at home with his family by his side. He was 78 years old. Dave was born August 26, 1942 in Purdys, NY, son of the late Raymond and Marjorie (Vassak) Sweeney. Dave graduated from St. Francis High School in Buffalo, NY, where he began his […]

COVID Exposure Reported at Three Area Businesses

Putnam County Health Department officials have issued another coronavirus alert. Commissioner of Health Dr. Michael Nesheiwat advised the public Friday of potential coronavirus exposures at the Acme Market in Southeast and ShopRite of Carmel and on Monday reported another popular venue – Tractor Supply Company, located at 1253 Route 311 in Patterson. Dr. Nesheiwat said that if anyone visited the […]