2021-02-23 E-Edition

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A Nightmare of Fire and Ice


Above, Flames shoot from the rear of a large home in Mahopac last week. Left, Firefighters were forced to carry heavy reels of hose up a steep driveway due to extremely icy conditions. Photos by Jack Casey. Firefighters arriving on the scene of a … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

New COVID Cases Continue Decline; Two New Deaths Reported


For the fourth consecutive week, Putnam’s daily coronavirus numbers have declined. The NYS Health Department Sunday reported 166 new COVID-19 cases during the past week, a far cry from the 700 new infections confirmed during a seven-day period in … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Cost of EMS Training Riles Local Departments


Putnam legislators heard from Commissioner of Emergency Services Ken Clair and the county’s EMS Director Casey Quake last week during a meeting of the Legislature’s Protective Services Committee, conducted remotely due to the pandemic, regarding a me… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

From Shelter to Service


Above, Nancy Teague checks out plans for her organization’s proposed service dog center. Photo by Eric Gross. Below, Service dog Bailey. Photo by Nancy Teague.Thanks to Putnam Service Dogs, four special, rare and highly trained rescue dogs are changi… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Harckham Proposes Early Retirement for Public Employees


Legislation calling for retirement incentives for public employees, resulting in savings to the state and local governments while allowing those who are 55 years old with 10 years of service with the state or employees with 25 years of service to ret… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Joan S. Donley

December 30, 1930 - February 19, 2021

Joan S. Donley, a lifelong resident of Brewster, NY, died peacefully on February 19, 2021. She was 90 years old. Joan was born on December 30, 1930, in Brooklyn, NY the daughter of the late George B. and Mae (Weininger) Seibold. Joan married her high school sweetheart Bob Donley on April 7, 1951, after graduating from Brewster High School and […]

Edward Thomas Schneider

July 22, 1932 - February 7, 2021

Edward Thomas Schneider, a lifelong resident of Brewster, NY, died on February 7, 2021 due to complications from COVID-19. He was born on July 22, 1932, in Brewster, NY, son of the late Lillian (Nelson) and Edwin Schneider. He was a graduate of Brewster. Ed was a driver for Lakeland, Merit, Armstrong in Brewster, retiring after 32 years. He was […]

Edward J. Enright

June 1, 1934 - February 17, 2021

Edward J. Enright, of Carmel, NY, died peacefully at his home with his wife by his side on February 17, 2021. He was 86 years old. Born on June 1, 1934, in Bronx, NY son of the late Edward and Mabel (Smith) Enright. He graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School and attended Westchester Community College. Edward honorably served in the […]

Carole Sue Allen Hobbs

May 21, 1950 - February 18, 2021

Carole Sue Allen Hobbs, born May 21, 1950, passed peacefully with her soul mate by her side February 18, 2021, at Regional Hospice. Carole is survived by her adoring husband Paul, three daughters; Kimberly (spouse Frank), Sarah (spouse Gerard) and Emily (spouse Bobby) and her grand-children Tyler, Thomas, Scarlett, Sam, and William Harry and her two fur babies Willow and […]