2020-12-15 E-Edition

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15 Putnam Residents Become Americans


Above, Abraham Jokonya of Lake Peekskill became a U.S. citizen along with his wife Dorothy, daughter, Nyarai and son Jason. Below, County Clerk Michael Bartolotti and Deputy County Clerk James McConnell oversaw the filing of paperwork for the new cit… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam COVID Numbers Soar


The numbers remain grim: More than 600 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Putnam County during the past week. On Saturday, the Putnam Health Department noted 507 new infections while the state reported an additional 135 new cases as o… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

The Story of a Beagle’s Heartbreak


Above, this adult female beagle was dumped from a Jeep on Route 301 in Carmel last week and SPCA Police are attempting to find the perpetrator. Photo by Ken Ross SPCA Police are on the hunt for a heartless individual who pushed an adult beagle out… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access […]

Pearl Harbor Day Recalled in Mahopac


Above, a wreath is placed on a pier overlooking Lake Mahopac. Below, Jim Dipelesi (right) remembers the 2,403 U.S. personnel killed at Pearl Harbor as Mahopac VFW Commander Chris Long addresses Monday’s ceremony. Photos by Eric Gross. December 7, … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Bull and Barrel to Close


The Bull and Barrel in Brewster has closed due to the pandemic’s impact on the local economy. Photo by Eric Gross.The coronavirus pandemic has registered another casualty on the business and food scene: The popular Bull and Barrel restaurant and brew… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Festival Of Lights Celebrated With Special Prayers


Top, Rabbi Avi Korer and his daughter Leah sing “The Dreidel Song.”. Bottom, Rabbi Avi Korer and Carmel Supervisor Kenneth Schmitt welcomed the small group to the menorah lighting. Photo by Eric Gross.Chanukah or the Festival of Lights was celebrated… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Irate Porch Pirate

Hooked by Troopers Near Putnam Lake Border

One week after police reminded the public that “porch pirates” were on the prowl, a Stormville man was arrested in nearby New Fairfield for allegedly taking packages left by deliverymen. Connecticut State Police identified the suspect as Justin DeLuc… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

County Chooses Safe

Socially Distant Swearing-in Ceremony for New Year

For decades, the historic Putnam County Courthouse was home to a festive swearingin ceremony on New Year’s Eve, when dozens of people crammed into the 200-year-old landmark in Carmel and applauded as state and county officials took their oaths of off… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

CUNNINGHAM’S CORNER

FREE A State of Disbelief

My father used to be driven to considerable agitation by stupidity in business or the top levels of government. “I can’t believe it. I just can’t believe it,” he would say to the latest national security fiasco or economic screwup. Sometimes, he would add an “even” in there for good measure, at thunderous volume: “I can’t even believe it! How […]