Alan Howard Stein Dies at 75


Family and friends are mourning the passing of Alan Howard Stein who passed away earlier this month from complications arising from surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer in Manhattan. Stein, who originally resided in Garrison before relocating to Carmel, was 75 years old. As the first-born grandchild, Alan enjoyed a special relationship with his grandfather, Charles Sewell, a tailor who loved […]

Thomas Russell (Russ) Lavan

Aug. 21, 1936 – Dec. 18, 2020

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Thomas Russell (Russ) Lavan, age 84, of Carmel, NY on December 18, 2020. Russ was born on August 21, 1936, in The Bronx, NY to Thomas and Margaret (Lehanka) Lavan. Russ grew up in Highbridge, attended Sacred Heart Grammar School and Cardinal Hayes High School. Russ served in the […]

Josephine Bednarchak

Oct. 26, 1924 – Dec. 20, 2020

Josephine Bednarchak of Brewster, NY, passed away Sunday December 20, 2020, in Carmel, NY at the age of 96. She was born October 26, 1924, in New York, NY, daughter of the Late Frank and Stella Pisaniello. On September 10, 1949, she married Frank Bednarchak in Bronx, NY. They moved to Brewster in 1960. Josephine was predeceased by her husband […]

Call for World Peace at Buddhist Monastery New Year’s Service

There is nothing more peaceful and spiritual than spending New Year’s morning at the Chuang Yen Monastery in western Kent. Despite the pandemic, the Buddhist Association of the U.S. will continue its holiday tradition by sponsoring an Interfaith Pray… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember Me   […]

CUNNINGHAM’S CORNER

FREE 2020: It Can’t End Soon Enough

And on Christmas Eve, the wind roared like a freight train outside. That sleigh must have taken a fierce buffeting; it’s a small miracle any gifts got delivered at all considering the gale force winds and driving rain that seemed horizontal at times. How do I know about the driving rain? I’ll tell you: Hazel thought she wanted to go […]

Christmas in the Dark Across County


On Saturday morning the clean-up began as crews remove a 45-foot ash tree uprooted by the gale force winds on Christmas Day. Photo by Eric GrossThousands of Putnam families spent Christmas without electricity when gale force winds tore through the re… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

from the Archives

FRIDAY AFTERNOON JANUARY 4, 1901

 WEEKLY FASHION HINTS. FOR OUT OF DOORS. Bicycle Costumes in France and Here – Winter Jackets. In Paris greater frivolity is allowed in the costume of a bicyclist than is considered in the best taste here. Elaborate shirt waists, fanciful boler… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Friends of the Great Swamp Nabs State Grant

A $100,000 Stewardship and Resource Management grant has been awarded to the Friends of the Great Swamp enabling volunteers to work with a contractor to restore an acre of bog turtle habitat by removing invasive plants and treating the land to preven… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

A Twist on the Traditional

Three Kings Day Epiphany 2021

Scenes from last year’s Three Kings Day held in Carmel. This year the festival will be held remotely due to the pandemic. Photo by Eric Gross The Hudson Valley Regional Community Health Centers is organizing an event on January 6 that will welcome… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

My First Nutcracker

A First for Arts on the Lake

Barbara Zinn Krieger of the NYC Children’s Theater will be collaborating with Arts on the Lake in Lake Carmel. Photo courtesy Gabrielle BohrmanHoliday traditions have been turned topsy-turvy this year due to the pandemic yet thanks to a partnership w… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.