2021-07-20 E-Edition

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Mahopac Falls Fire Destroys Home, Car


A home and car were destroyed by fire in Mahopac Falls last Thursday evening. Shown, firefighters Johnson & Eaton extinguish flames. Photo by Ellen Nistico. Firefighters responding to a house fire on Geymer Drive in Mahopac Falls Thursday even… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Pickup And Wires Smashed by 75-ft Tree; Barn Burns

As crews attacked the barn fire, other firefighters assessed the damage to a pickup truck that was destroyed when a 75-foot-tall tree toppled over, crushing the vehicle and snapping utility lines. Below, firefighters venture around the barn to attack… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Carmel Not Going to Pot; Bans Retail Sales of Marijuana

Comparisons to Berkshires Made, but Town Board Unswayed

Despite objections from a number of local residents, the Carmel Town Board has voted 3-1 to ban the creation of retail marijuana dispensaries in the greater Carmel-Mahopac-Mahopac Falls area. A public hearing held last Wednesday evening (July 14) … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Rabies Alert Issued for Putnam


While Putnam Health Department officials have issued a rabies alert countywide, Marianne Burdick, Associate Public Health Sanitarian who supervises the rabies control program for the county, reported last week “our office has had numerous bat samples… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam Job Growth Lowest in Hudson Valley

While private sector jobs in the Hudson Valley rose over the year by more than 72,000 or by 10.6 percent to 754,000 in June 2021, job gains in the PutnamDutchess region increased by only 7.6 percent, marking the lowest increase in the Hudson Valley. … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

Maloney Reappointed to West Point Board of Visitors

Putnam Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney has been reappointed to serve on the United States Military Academy Board of Visitors. The Cold Spring lawmaker, whose district encompasses sections of Dutchess and Westchester in addition to all of Putnam and … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Families in Need of Food can Visit Kent Library

Families in need of food this summer are encouraged to visit the Kent Library which is serving as a distribution point for the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley. Library Director Carol Donick said the free food consists of nutritious items including fre… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

A Community’s Gratitude for Vets Continues


Above, Banners are lined up outside the courthouse. Photo by Eric Gross.More than 120 banners recognizing Putnam’s veterans past and present are adorning light poles throughout the hamlet of Carmel through the Town of Kent. Last year, Olivia Conlin o… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Drew Allan Outhouse

Sept. 14, 1947 – July 11, 2021

Drew Allan Outhouse, a lifelong resident of Croton Falls, NY, died peacefully on July 11, 2021, at Northern Westchester Hospital with his family by his side. He was 73 years old. Born on September 14, 1947, in Mt. Kisco, NY, son of the late A. Purdy and Ada (Petersen) Outhouse. Drew was a graduate of North Salem High School. On […]