2021-03-09 E-Edition

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Large Residence Burns in Mahopac Falls


Above, firefighters from several departments fought a stubborn blaze in a large home converted from a barn in Mahopac Falls last week. Photo by Ellen Nistico. A large two-story barn converted into a home suffered heavy damage last week when a faul… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Legislature to Continue Airing Meetings on Webinar


“Regulars” tuning into Putnam Legislature meetings during the past year have often been frustrated by poor audio transmission, muffled voices, un-muted telephones and even an occasional barking dog. Since last March, all legislative meetings have … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam Area Rapid Transit Hit Hard by COVID


Putnam County’s municipally operated bus system, Putnam Area Rapid Transit or PART, is making a slow comeback as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. During a visit to PART headquarters last week located at the Putnam County Planning Department o… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

No Luck of the Irish – Putnam St. Patrick’s Day Parade Cancelled


On Sunday, thousands of people would normally jam Route 6 in Mahopac for the county’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Of course, there is no parade this year. The pandemic. It was just a year ago Sunday when magnificent spring weather greeted scores… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Lake Carmel FD Contract Approved by Kent Town Board


Above, Lake Carmel FD headquarters. Photo by Eric Gross.By a unanimous vote, the Kent Town Board has approved a fire protection contract with the Lake Carmel Fire Department. Meeting last Tuesday evening (March 2) with a dozen residents in attendance… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Odell’s State of the County Again Postponed


Each March, Putnam’s County Executive delivers a State of the County address before members of the county Legislature. For years, former County Executive Robert Bondi delivered remarks at the historic Putnam Courthouse and more recently under the Mar… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Mining Moratorium Extended for Six Months in Kent


The Kent Town Board has extended a mining moratorium until September 2021. The vote was unanimous. Meeting in regular session last Tuesday evening at Town Hall, the board extended the temporary prohibition on the issuance of permits for six months. A… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Ronald Aldrich Vycital

Ronald Aldrich Vycital passed away suddenly. He was born in Yonkers, NY, on Dec. 11, 1947. He served in the Army in Vietnam, 1967. He lived in Yonkers. Due to the pandemic, services were private last July.

Robert E. Pearlman Advertising Exec. With Passion for Exploring

September 16, 1939 - February 11, 2021

Bob Pearlman, an award-winning designer and explorer, died on February 11 at his home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico at the age of 81. Bob combined creativity, exploration, and diverse interests in art, technology, science, nature, music and history. He worked with the Maasai people of Kenya, including on an oral histories project with Maasai elders. Bob was born […]