2021-08-17 E-Edition

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As Cuomo Prepares to Leave in Disgrace, NY’s Next Governor Is Respected In Putnam County; Hochul Has Visited Twice in Two Years


Above, last year the lieutenant governor visited Pegasus in Southeast, shown here with Putnam’s Deputy Coordinator of the Veteran’s Services Agency Art Hanley, to see the equine based therapy program. Photo by Eric Gross. One week from today, Lt. … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam Law Enforcement Plays Large Role in Shooting Response, as Danbury Mall Gunfire Frightens Putnam Parents


Monica Morris’ heart skipped a beat when learning that a teenager had been shot at the Danbury Fair Mall. The Carmel mother of five teenagers learned the news last Wednesday evening on her social media account: “Two of my girls were at the mall the e… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access […]

Lake Carmel Woman Badly Beaten

A 27-year-old Lake Carmel woman was viciously assaulted by her male companion, who now faces felony charges of assault. Kent Police arrested Guillermo DeJesus, 38, at a residence on Route 52 in the vicinity of Towners Road last Wednesday afternoon (A… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Kent FD Installs Officers for 2021-22

Above, Kent firefighters trained last week during a pump operations exercise with members of the East Fishkill and Stormville Fire Departments. Photo courtesy Kent FD.The Kent Volunteer Fire Department has installed officers for the 2021-22 fiscal ye… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Brewster FD Parade Is Saturday

Parade and celebration canceled last year due to pandemic

Above, Brewster FD personnel marched earlier this month in the Patterson FD 100th anniversary parade. Photo by Eric Gross.Hundreds of emergency services providers accompanied by dozens of marching bands will be converging on Brewster Saturday as the … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Tax Department and Computer Scams Reported Across Putnam

Fake phone IDs in use; iTune and debit cards being sought

A number of Putnam residents have received calls in the past week from con artists purporting to be representatives of the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance, the Internal Revenue Service or the “computer refund department.” The Sheriff’s Departm… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

COVID Numbers Continue To Increase Across Putnam; Also, 1 More Fatality


Above, a sign posted outside the door of the Carmel Flower Shop asks customers to wear a mask while shopping. Photo by Eric Gross. The Delta variant is surging across the U.S. and in Putnam County, too. In fact, local infections of the virus are r… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access […]

Lake Carmel Summer Festival Enjoyed By Young And Old Alike

Right, a family enjoyed each other’s company in the cool waters of Lake Carmel. Below, twoyear old Brendan entertained himself splashing in the water. Below right, Oliver Chow paddled around the lake during the festival. Bottom right, three girls jum… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Michael Vaughn Whelan

Aug. 27, 1941 – Aug. 6, 2021

Michael Vaughn Whelan of Carmel, NY died on August 6, 2021, at the age of 79. He lived in Carmel since 1949 and elsewhere for 11 years. He had a lifelong liking for cars and for driving the various cars he had owned at different times. He liked to cook and he learned from his mother and grandmother, they also […]