2021-04-20 E-Edition

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IN PERSON CLASSES RESUME

Above, students returned to the George Fischer Middle School last week with back packs and in masks. Below, these two students hold hands while entering Kent Elementary School last week. Photos courtesy Mary-Margaret Zehr. School buses are rolling… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Anger Over Layoffs at Putnam Hospital Center


Putnam Hospital Center and its parent organization Nuvance Health are coming under fire this week for issuing pink slips to a number of employees in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the hospital would not reveal the exact number of staff … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

State Budget Aid Up for Local Schools


Putnam’s six school districts fared well in state aid contained in the 2021- 22 New York State budget approved in Albany and signed into law earlier this month. The Brewster School District hit a home run by receiving $23.7 million in state aid, n… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Colin Schmitt Kicks Off His Campaign for Congress in Carmel


Above, Colin Schmitt stands with his wife Nikki before some two dozen supporters on the steps of the historic Putnam Courthouse last Monday (April 12). Photo by Eric Gross.Orange County Republican State Assemblyman Colin Schmitt, who is challenging C… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Legislation Proposed to Assist Veterans Exposed to Toxins in Battle


During operations in the Global War on Terror and the Gulf War, the military employed open-air burn pits in order to burn garbage, medical waste, plastics, and other waste from military installations. More than 250 of these pits were utilized in I… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam Arts Council to Distribute $13,000 in Grants

A variety of organizations from Brewster to Cold Spring have been awarded $13,000 in Putnam Arts Fund grants through New York State, following a rigorous process coordinated by the Putnam Arts Council. The Putnam Legislature’s Rules Committee approve… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Patterson Book Sale Is Back


The Annual Patterson Book Sale is returning this year thanks to the Patterson Volunteer Fire Department. Their past sales were great successes due to the amazing number of donations and enthusiastic support from the community. The Fire Department hop… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Cunningham’s Corner

FREE The State Budget: Everything Old is New Again

Recall I have written before that one of the hazards of legalizing recreational pot and expecting a financial windfall for government operations is the very high likelihood that the government maw in New York state will just soak up the money. And that none of it, or very little of it, will get to the intended place. We learn Saturday […]

From the Archives est. way back in FRIDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 19, 1901

COURTS TO DECIDE IT.

MR. ARMSTRONG TAKES THE FIRST LEGAL STEP IN THE COMING FIGHT BOTH SIDES IN THE CONTEST ARE SURE OF GAINING THE DECISION The contest for the supervisorship of Putnam Valley is interesting the whole community. The only question involved in the dispute… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.