2020-12-29 E-Edition

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Fire Destroys Mahopac Falls Home


Firefighters from four departments battled the fire on Mexico Lane last Wednesday morning. Photo by Jack Casey. Mahopac Falls firefighters were greeted by a fully engulfed house fire last Wednesday morning (Dec. 23) when arriving on the scene at 3… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Lights! Camera! Action!


The Putnam County Economic Development Corporation has begun working with the Hudson Valley Film Commission to bring film production into the area. Kathleen Abels, President of the Putnam EDC, called Putnam “ideal for film crews. We are only 50 mi… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Initial Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine Administered in Putnam


Dr. Jesus Del Val receives the first COVID-19 vaccination at Putnam Hospital Center. Photo by Marcela Rojas. Dr. Jesus Del Val rolled up his sleeve Wednesday afternoon (Dec. 23) and received the first COVID-19 vaccination at Putnam Hospital Cen… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Renovations Continue at County Office Building


Workers rehabilitated the Putnam Office Building’s multistory fire escape ladder last week in conjunction with the building’s rehabilitation. Photo by Eric Gross.Despite the cold weather and a major snowstorm earlier this month, workers continue to s… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam County’s Unemployment Remains Lowest in Hudson Valley

The NYS Labor Department reported last week Putnam’s rate of unemployment was 4.8 percent in November, a decline from 5.7 percent in October resulting in Putnam having the distinction of the lowest unemployment in the seven-county lower Hudson Valley… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Serino and Byrne Take on New Leadership Roles in Albany


State Senator Sue Serino and Assemblyman Kevin Byrne will have new leadership roles in their respective houses of the NYS Legislature when the 2021-22 Session gets underway on January 6. Serino, who represents constituents in Kent, Philipstown and Pu… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Dr. Frank Thatcher Bumpus

Dr. Frank Thatcher Bumpus died peacefully at home on December 18, 2020, surrounded by loving friends, Vinny Tamagna, Joseph Cook, and Glonise Dutton, due to complications with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. He is the beloved uncle of six nieces, Suzie Reed (Michael), Christina Wilson (Reed), Priscilla Tanase (Ted), Kathy Urquhart, Jane Nielsen, and Marie Mentor. Frank was a compassionate loving partner […]

Carol Forschner

Jan. 4, 1946 – Dec. 18, 2020

Carol Forschner, of Pawling, NY died,Friday December 18, 2020. Carol was born on January 4, 1946, to parents Oscar Francis Miller and Alice Mae Pardee. She attended Brewster schools. Carol married the love of her life Martin Thomas Forschner, on March 12, 1962. She gave birth to five sons and one daughter. After her children grew she worked for 26 […]

Ernest Mendel

March 1, 1930 – Dec. 22, 2020

Ernest Mendel, born March 1, 1930, in Mainz, Germany, died peacefully in his sleep on December 22, 2020, at home in The Villages, Florida. Ernest was predeceased by his parents, Albert and Flora Vogel Mendel, brother, Werner Mendel, grandson, Robert Mendel, and first wife of 46 years, Helen Tischler Mendel. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Carolyn […]