2021-06-22 E-Edition

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House Destroyed by Illegal Fireworks


Above, fire caused by the use of illegal fireworks destroyed a home in Mahopac Falls last Wednesday night. Photo by Elle Nistico. A 3,000-square-foot home was destroyed by fire last week as the result of someone using illegal pyrotechnics. Call… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Parade and Cheers Highlight Brewster High School Commencement

Above, three honor students took a bow. Below, these high school buddies promised to keep in touch with each other. Photos / Eric Gross The Highlands Shopping Center in Southeast was a sea of green and white Friday evening when 245 members of the … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

Second Budget Defeat in Carmel School District

‘No’ Votes Increase from First Go-Round; One of Only Two Districts In State To Lose Twice

The Carmel Central School District has the dubious distinction of being one of only two districts among the more than 700 across New York State to lose budget votes twice this spring. Residents of the county’s largest school system went to the pol… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Accidental Gunshot Wound Claims Life of Kent Cliffs Man

A resident of western Kent who accidentally shot himself with a .22 caliber rifle died at the Westchester Medical Center Friday after being airlifted to the trauma center. Kent Police were summoned to the residence on East Boyds Road in Kent Cliffs a… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Francis and Mae Hengel Reunited in Heaven


Francis and Mae Hengel were inseparable for their 69 years of marriage and, days after the 92-year-old Francis passed away on June 9, his 91-year-old wife joined him in heaven on June 17. The Hengels were 62-year residents of Carmel and had six child… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Firefighter Ambulance Legislation Stalled in Albany


New York State will remain as the only state in the Union that does not allow fire departments to bill for ambulance calls now that the 2020-21 Legislature has adjourned for the year. After more than 20 years of lobbying Albany lawmakers to enact leg… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

Kent Town Board to Vote on Banning Retail Selling of Pot


The Kent Town Board is expected to vote next month on banning the creation of retail marijuana dispensaries in the greater Lake CarmelKent Cliffs-Kent area following last week’s public hearing. Four residents of the town addressed the board Tuesday e… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Eagle Scout Project Pays Tribute to First Responders


Below, the flag pole is blessed by a priest from the church. Top, Liam is congratulated by Fred Compton, Vice Chairman of the Eagle Scout Program for the Greater Hudson Valley Council. At right, Old Glory is raised for the initial time atop the flag … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access […]

Fair Street Resembles Erector Set


 Motorists driving along Fair Street from Simpson Road to Gleneida Avenue in the county seat became deluged in massive traffic jams earlier this month as tree trimming crews removed tons of timber from large trees abutting utility lines. At one … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.