2020-12-22 E-Edition

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Anthony Hoffman Appointed As Chief of the Carmel PD


Top, with his wife Ann holding the family Bible, Carmel’s new Chief of Police Anthony Hoffman takes his oath of office from Supervisor Kenneth Schmitt at last week’s Town Board meeting. Above right, Ann Hoffman pins a chief’s badge on her husband’s j… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Settlement Reached for Illegal Sewer Hook-up


Councilman Mike Barile spoke at a Carmel Town Board meeting last year. Photo by Eric Gross. The Carmel Town Board has approved a settlement of liability with Michael Barile and the estate of his late partner Thomas Boniello for $105,000 in connect… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Harold Gary Dies At 92


Putnam County’s longest-serving public servant, Harold Gary is being remembered this week as a kind gentleman who treated everyone fairly and with respect. Gary, who served as a member of the Carmel Zoning Board and Carmel Planning Board fo… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam County Earns Perfect Score On Indian Point Drill


A volunteer monitoring the “radioactive leak” at Indian Point during the exercise reported to Commissioner of Emergency Services Ken Clair, Assistant Commissioner Robert Lipton and Deputy County Executive Tom Feighery inside the Emergency Operations … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Postal Service Package Volume Up by 19 Percent


The U.S. Postal Service is benefiting from the COVID19 pandemic on package volume, but letter volume is declining. George Flood, spokesman for the postal service Northeast Region, told this publication last week that “package volume has grown by m… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Taconic and Pudding Street Bridge Open to Motoring Public

Opening Is Months Ahead of Schedule

Contractors moving at warp speed have completed work on the newly constructed Pudding Street Bridge over the Taconic State Parkway in Putnam Valley, allowing the span to open during the winter. The opening of the bridge along with four interchange ra… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Harold J. Gary Jr.

Sept. 6, 1928 – Dec. 17, 2020

Harold J. Gary Jr. “a true gentleman”, 70-year resident of Carmel, NY, died peacefully holding his daughter’s hand at the home he built with his late wife on December 17, 2020. He was 92 years old. Harold was born on September 6, 1928, in Cumberland, Virginia son of Harold J. and Esther (Williams) Gary. Harold honorably served in the U.S […]

Gloria Ann Picardi Coppola

July, 21 1927 – Dec. 15, 2020

Gloria Ann Picardi Coppola, age 93, passed away peacefully at home with family by her side on December 15, 2020. Gloria was born on July 21, 1927 in Brooklyn, NY to Elizabeth and Frank Picardi. In 1948 she married her loving husband Salvatore Coppola, who predeceased her in 2005, and whom she met on a blind date that was the […]

Linda Johnson

Nov. 26, 1944 – Dec. 12, 2020

Beloved mother and grandmother Linda F. Johnson, 76, of Cortlandt Manor passed away quietly in her sleep on December 12th, 2020, after bravely battling a long illness. Born on November 26, 1944, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, to Evelyn and Robert J. Brazee, in May of 1968 she married Walter L. Johnson, who preceded her in death in 2001. Linda’s beloved son, […]