2021-04-27 E-Edition

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Rotary Challenge Big Success

Photo by Eric Gross.Above, four generations of the Lotrecchiano family attended the annual event and raised thousands of dollars for a wide variety of organizations. See additional photos and story on Page 6. … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Lawmakers Fret Over Legalized Pot


Putnam County legislators spent a good portion of their Health Committee meeting last week discussing the pitfalls that may occur now that Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation legalizing recreational pot across the state. Committee members Am… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Carmel Man Charged In Washington Insurrection as Dating App ‘Bumble ’ Ends Up Stinging Him


Below, Robert Chapman was observed on body camera footage inside the Capitol on January 6. Photo courtesy Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department. A Carmel man is the latest to be arrested in connection with his involvement in the attack on … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Legislators Herald Home- Delivered Meals Program


Above, Mike Cunningham joined Marie Vigada recently when loading meals into temperature controlled hot boxes allowing for containers of food to arrive at senior citizen’s homes piping hot. Photo by Eric Gross.Putnam’s Office for Senior Resources Cent… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

New COVID Infections Continue Downward


New York State Health Department officials Sunday reported 113 new COVID infections in Putnam during the past week, the lowest weekly infection rate since last November. Since March 2020, 10,344 residents of Putnam’s six towns have been infected w… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Robert S. Grillo

July 20, 1963 - February 12, 2021

Robert S. Grillo, of Patterson, NY, died on February 12, 2021, at White Plains Hospital. He was 57 years old. Born on July 20, 1963, in New York City, NY son of the late Robert C. and Rita Ann (Mendum) Grillo. Robert was a graduate of Fox Lane High School. Mr. Grillo was a selfemployed handyman after 25+ years at […]

Plant Purchases In-person or On-line


Putnam’s annual rite of spring is underway with the Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners Volunteer Plant Sale providing purchases this year on-line as well as a live sale. Stefanie Hubert, executive director of Cornell Cooperative Extension… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Charles Henry Velardi

Charles Henry Velardi died peacefully at home in his sleep, in the wee hours of the morning of March 16, 2021. His wife, Joan Antoinette Ruger Velardi preceded him almost one year ago on March 26, 2020. Charlie’s Cause of Death: heart failure and chronic kidney disease. He was 92 years old. Charlie was an attorney in Brewster, New York. […]

CUNNINGHAM’S CORNER

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I have been struck by those who brag about taking part in the insurrection on various dating apps on their smartphones. I wonder, is that really an attractive thing? Obviously, they think it is. Manly, virile, to beat on police with flag poles, and talk about executing Nancy Pelosi by hanging. Right? And then the penny drops, as we come […]