2021-08-03 E-Edition

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Patterson Fire Dept. Shines on Its 100th Anniversary

Community Joins Firefighters Across Region to Mark Milestone

Above, the host Patterson FD was well represented. Below, the joint NY State Police and Putnam Sheriff’s Color Guard. Saturday dawned a pictureperfect day for the Patterson Fire Department to celebrate its 100th anniversary, as hundreds of communi… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

COVID-19 Positivity Rate Rising Fast


Masks and facial coverings are back. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released alarming statistics late Sunday that indicated 21 of New York’s 62 counties met the coronavirus spread threshold where Uncle Sam recommends people sh… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Marijuana Cases to Be Prosecuted in Putnam


While Westchester County will be dismissing all marijuana cases involving felony and misdemeanor charges of marijuana sale or possession, those arrested in Putnam will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. District Attorney Robert Tendy las… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Probe of Crash Involving Sheriff’s Investigator Finished


Above, Fire and EMS personnel assisted Investigator William Quick who was pinned inside his demolished cruiser on Route 301 near Fahnestock State Park May 17. Photo by Eric Gross.State Police have completed an investigation stemming from a serious tw… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Where does Santa Go on Vacation?

Ma-ho-ho-hopac Falls, of course.

Above and below, Santa visited Mahopac Falls last weekend courtesy of the Mahopac Falls FD. Appreciative groups of families and kids were waiting, and the youngsters posed in front of a fire truck with Santa. Photos by Ellen Nistico. Santa Claus a… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Wayne C. Karns

March 9, 1944 – June 27, 2021

Wayne C. Karns, of Brewster, NY, died peacefully at home with his family by his side on June 27, 2021. He was 77 years old. Born on March 9, 1944, in New Castle, PA, son of the late James G. and Louise I. (Duckworth) Karns. Wayne received his bachelor’s in computer science from the University of Arlington, Arlington, TX. On […]

Jon Eric Olsen

March 3, 1968 – July 23, 2021

Jon Olsen passed away peacefully at his home in Pawling on July 23rd, 2021, at the age of 53. Jon was an inspiration to many through his strong faith, positive attitude, and joy of life. Born to Richard and Sharon Olsen on March 3, 1968, Jon grew up in Patterson, NY and attended Carmel High School. Jon then earned degrees […]

Dr. Patrick Delamere, Founder of Putnam Prayer Breakfast, Dies


Above, on St. Patrick’s Day Dr. Delamere (center) turned the St. Patty’s Day Line of March Committee chair sash over to his daughter on the steps of the historic Putnam Courthouse. Photo by Eric Gross. Dr. Patrick Delamere always believed that “Go… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam’s Unemployment Rate Lowest in Hudson Valley


Unemployment ticked upward in the Hudson Valley in June with Putnam’s rate of joblessness up by only one half of one percent from May’s figure. The NYS Labor Department reported last week that Putnam’s rate of unemployment at 4.7 percent in June. Put… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.