2020-12-01 E-Edition

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Putnam County Gives Thanks

Amidst Pandemic; George’s Thankgiving Tradition Continues

Above, Karen Pourakis holds a platter of turkey about to be carved. Joining the Carmel businesswoman is her husband, Gus; sons, Nick and George and Samantha Emery. Below, Elaine Kruger beams as she is presented her turkey dinner by Carmel Rotarian Al… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

With Absentee Votes Counted, Harckham Victorious in Re-Election Bid


Absentee ballots turned the tide in the tight 40th District State Senate race, with incumbent State Senator Peter Harckham defeating his opponent Rob Astorino by just under 6,000 votes. On Election Day, Astorino was ahead of the senator by what hi… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Chuck Schumer Keeps his Promise for 22nd Consecutive Year


U.S. Senator Charles Schumer bumped elbows with Putnam Hospital Center staff during a visit to the medical center last summer. Photos by Eric Gross.One thing can be said for New York State’s senior U.S. Senator Charles Schumer: When it comes to keepi… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Naturalization Ceremony Planned for Next Wednesday


Putnam’s last Naturalization ceremony was held in March allowing Evelina Rodriguez to celebrate her first Thanksgiving as a citizen with her children Matilde and Oliver Doran. Evelina, who emigrated from Argentina, resides with her family in Mahopac…. Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

CUNNINGHAM’S CORNER

FREE December: Cold, Windy & Deadly

Thanksgiving has come and gone. Here’s what I was struck by across Putnam County. Yes, the entirety of the county: A phenomenal spirit of trying to help one another. Delivering meals. Checking in on neighbors. Businesses donating time, money, food, or sometimes all three. Citizens driving food to those shut-in, or to the needy. This occurred from Carmel to Cold […]

from the Archives

Raccoon Dinner at Maplewold Lodge Several Friends Entertained By Harold Sprague on Thanksgiving Evening.

December 6 1929 Maplewold Lodge, which is rapidly becoming one of the most popular resorts in southern Dutchess County, was the scene on the evening of Thanksgiving day of an exceedingly pleasant and profitable party, when a number of the invited gu… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Time to Give Scrutiny to Congress

To the Editor, Perhaps with Trump gone, the media can now shine some sorely needed light on our “representatives” in Congress. How much legislation have these people actually passed in recent administrations? “Deadlocked”by each other’s intransige… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Miracle of Multiplication

To the Editor, I’ve just witnessed a miracle – “The Multiplication of the Ballots.” (No fish…. But a truly fishy odor!) Mary T. Kipp Carmel … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Linda J. Latham

Sept. 11, 1940 - Sept. 17, 2020

Linda J. Latham of Brewster, NY, died at Putnam Hospital Center on September 17, 2020. She was 80 years old. Born on September 11, 1940, in New York City, NY, daughter of the late Frank B. and Lucille (Smith) Latham. Linda was an active parishioner at St. James the Apostle Church in Carmel, where she was also a CCD teacher. […]