Kenneth L. Dress

July 20, 1949 – February 6, 2021

Kenneth L. Dress, of North Salem, NY, died on Saturday, February 6, 2021, at Putnam Hospital Center. He was 71 years old. Born on July 20, 1949, in Manhattan, NY son of Teresa (Ranagan) Dress of Brewster, NY and the late Frederick G. Dress. He was a graduate of Mineola High School and received his bachelors from C.W. Post in […]

New COVID Cases Decline for Third Week in Succession


For the third consecutive week, Putnam’s daily coronavirus numbers have declined, providing a glimmer of hope. The NYS Health Department on Sunday reported 225 new COVID-19 cases during the past week, a far cry from the 700 new infections confirme… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember Me […]

CUNNINGHAM’S CORNER

FREE The Nursing Home Fiasco Is Scandalous & It’s Cuomo’s

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has, really since the beginning of his governorship, operated with absolute certainty that he was right. Remember when the governor and his people wanted us to bring our older license plates to the DMV, so they could be “inspected” to see if they were “legible” and in “good operating condition”? As I wrote at the time in […]

from the Archives

Carmel, Saturday, Feb. 27, 1875 Ghastly Solution of a Mystery.

 A week or ten days ago Mr. William Barnes, a well-known resident of Glenwood, Westchester county, left home in a mysterious manner, and nothing could be learned of his whereabouts although search for him was made far and near. His whereabouts w… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

More on Vaccine Troubles

To the Editor: I read Anita Dall’s letter of 1/25/21 with interest since my elderly parents had a similar experience with Rite Aid in Carmel. They and their friends put their names on a COVID-19 vaccine waiting list, but only their friends were call… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Time for the US Senate to Act

Dear Editor, Donald Trump must be convicted and disqualified from running for office ever again. The House impeached Trump for his incitement of an armed insurrection against the U.S. government to throw out the results of the presidential election…. Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Support the Public Accountability Committee and Have Your Say on Putnam Police Reform February 17

On June 12, 2020, Governor Cuomo issued an Executive Order requiring a “Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative” for all police jurisdictions in New York state. The stated purpose of the Order is to “address racial bias and disproportionate polic… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Jean Hopper Assails Carmel Town Board over Barile Investigation


An unsuccessful candidate for a seat on the Carmel Town Board in 2019 blasted members of the town council at the conclusion of last week’s meeting held before a small audience at Carmel Town Hall. Jean Hopper, who placed third in a three-person race,… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Gratitude for a Putnam County Hero

Officer John Falcone
May We Never Forget His Sacrifice

John Falcone Sr. at the Tri-Duathlon in memory of his son in the summer of 2014. It was ten years ago this Thursday when downtown Carmel resembled a sea of blue. Ten thousand police officers from across the U.S. converged on the Putnam County s… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

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Create a Winter Beauty Spot (and Baked Buffalo Wings)

Illustration by Peter Gergely This Week in Your Putnam County Garden: Snow. More snow. Beautiful snow. See below. Winter Beauty Spot: Does your garden have one? When you wake up in the morning, is there a window that beckons you to look out and… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.