2021-01-26 E-Edition

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Vaccine Shortage Throughout Putnam


Above, County Health Commissioner Dr. Michael Nesheiwat talks to Carmel School District employee Lisa Ferraro, who received the vaccine, and Felicia Saunders, RN, who administered the vaccine. Photo by Brian Austin. “Where’s the vaccine?” That’… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Sales Tax Revenue Surprise for Putnam


Commissioner of Finance William Carlin expressed exuberance last Thursday after receiving final sales tax revenue numbers for 2020. Despite the pandemic and a lackluster local economy, Putnam’s sales tax revenue climbed to $66.7 million for the ye… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

COVID Numbers Continue to Soar: Four New Deaths Tallied


Putnam’s daily coronavirus numbers are escalating at a frightening rate. The NYS Health Department Sunday reported 626 new COVID-19 cases during the past week with more than 6,900 cases of coronavirus in Putnam since the pandemic began 10 months a… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Grim COVID Statistics for Putnam County


New York State Health Department officials Friday classified Putnam County at an “extremely high risk level” for COVID-19. The report indicated “cases are extremely high and have stayed at the same level over the past two weeks while the number of… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Winter Dive Interrupted by Fire in Mahopac Falls


Members of the dive team consisting of divers and their tenders practice along Lake Mahopac. Photo by Jack Casey.Mahopac Falls FD divers had just arrived along the shores of Lake Mahopac for a practice dive when the county’s 9-1-1 Dispatch Center not… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam Land Trust Accepts 31-Acre Donation in Southeast


A 31-acre parcel of land along Joe’s Hill Road in a remote section of Southeast has been donated to the Putnam County Land Trust. Land Trust President Judy Terlizzi said the property was 90 percent woodland and consisted of mature maple beech and oak… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Gene Gunn, 70-Year Member of Mahopac Falls FD, Dies at 92


Gene Gunn, a 70-year lifetime member of the Mahopac Falls Fire Department, has died at the age of 92. Gunn passed away January 16 at the Alpine Rehabilitation Center in upstate Little Falls. Gunn, who was raised and educated in Mahopac and served in … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

Legislative Committee Assignments Set for 2021


Putnam Legislature Chairman Toni Addonizio has announced committee assignments for the New Year. Legislator Joseph Castellano of Southeast was appointed to head the Audit and Administration Committee while Legislator Bill Gouldman of Putnam Valley an… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Mark Earle to Lead Carmel FD in 2021


Assemblyman Kevin Byrne administers the oath of office to members of the Carmel FD at fire department headquarters. Photo by Scott Efferen.Chief Mark Earle will again lead the Carmel Fire Department in the New Year. Earle was administered his oath o… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.