2021-05-18 E-Edition

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Old Glory Waves Over Putnam County


Above right, Volunteers raise Old Glory along the Gleneida lakeshore under brilliant blue skies. A small army of volunteers converged on the county seat early Saturday morning and within three hours, posted 588 American flags along the Gleneida la… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Peter Intervallo, Detective Credited With Solving Son Of Sam Case, Dies


Above, Peter Intervallo has died at the age of 69. Photo courtesy Joseph Smith. A highly decorated Yonkers Police Department detective credited with solving the Son of Sam case in the late 1970s has passed away. Peter Intervallo Sr., a 44-year … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

‘If You Give A Cop A Cookie …’

Troop 1799 Stops at Sheriff's Office

Top:Sheriff Robert Langley gives members of the Brownie troop Sheriff’s Department mini-badges. Below: Sheriff Langley is presented with several large boxes of cookies for his department’s staff. Photos by John MatricianMembers of Brownie Troop 1799 … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

UP: Gas Prices Soar Across the Region Due to Pipeline Closure, But No Shortages

Gas prices have exceeded $3 a gallon across Putnam County with some filling stations charging more than $4 per gallon for premium grades of fuel. While panic buying and long lines at service stations are common at gas pumps along the Southeast coast,… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

DOWN: COVID Infections Fall Again

Vaccinations are on the Rise

New York State Health Department officials Sunday reported only 25 new COVID infections in Putnam during the past week, the lowest weekly infection rate since March of last year. Since March 2020, 10,541 residents of Putnam’s six towns have been infe… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

CUNNINGHAM’S CORNER

FREE A ‘Normal’ Summer at Hand?

I’m pretty upbeat that a close-to-normal summer is at hand. The CDC has loosened its mask guidelines, at last. Having practiced public relations in three of my past posts, I agree with the commentators who said it was the right decision, poorly communicated. The rule change Thursday said that in most cases, vaccinated people do not need a mask, indoors […]

Odell Calls On Cuomo To Follow Updated Protocols & Ditch Masks

County Executive MaryEllen Odell has joined five other chief county officials on both sides of the aisle calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to update the state’s COVID-19 protocols in accord with new federal guidelines that ease rules for fully vaccinated … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

From the Archives est. way back in Friday May 26, 1890

NEWS FROM THE WESTEND

The Town of Philipstown and Its Villages COLD SPRING BRIEFS The Country orchestra practiced Friday evening. Hose Company, No. 1, held a regular meeting Friday night. The Steamer Grand Republic inaugurated the excursion last Sunday. The Clyde Freig… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

One Man’s Treasure…

Tag Sale Season Begins; Can Summer be far behind?

Kent Community Tag Sale will offer something for everyone. Tag sale organizer Beth Makaj reported 84 individuals and businesses have registered for the event that begins at the Kent Lakes Commons located at 533 Route 52, where maps will be available…. Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.