2021-08-24 E-Edition

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The Unremarkable Beginning for U.S. Women’s Chess Champion Lisa Hickey

Or, How this Putnam County Woman went from the chess board to the cover of Sports Illustrated

Above, Lisa Hickey sits by her chess board at a home she and her husband share in western Kent. Below, Hickey’s notoriety was featured with a front page of Sports Illustrated. Photos by Eric Gross. Lisa Hickey remembers as though it was yesterday…. Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

New Police Launch Coming to Lake Mahopac


The Carmel Town Board has approved the purchase of a new police launch in addition to replacing a motor on the Carmel Police Department’s current 17-year-old police boat in order to patrol Lake Mahopac. By unanimous votes at last Wednesday’s meeti… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

COVID Numbers Continue To Increase Across Putnam

The Delta variant continues to surge across the U.S. and Putnam County is not immune as local infections of the virus continue to increase. The NYS Health Department reported Sunday that Putnam’s six towns and three villages posted a 4.2 percent posi… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Patient Visitation Again Interrupted at PHC Due to COVID


Patient visitation at Putnam Hospital Center has again been halted due to the increasing numbers of regional COVID19 infections. The hold on visitation which went into effect last Thursday, applies to inpatient hospital units, emergency departments, … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Spotted Lanternfly Threatens to Invade Region


Above, residents are being asked to be on the lookout for the Spotted Lanternfly. Photo courtesy Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County.The NYS Agricultural Department confirmed last week that Spotted Lanternfly, an invasive pest from Asia, h… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Mining Moratorium

Extended for Six Months in Kent and will now go through March 2022.

Above, in October 2019, a SRO audience jammed a meeting of the Kent Town Board when the issue of mining initially focused. Photo by Eric Gross.The Kent Town Board has extended the town’s mining moratorium for six months until March, 2022. Meeting in … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Statewide Reforms at Boards of Election Met with Mixed Reviews in Putnam


State Senator Pete Harckham is pressing for reforms statewide at boards of elections with two new bills that will increase structural efficiencies while requiring local officials to comply with the state’s code of ethics for public employees. Harckha… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Blood Drive Today (Tuesday) in Patterson


A joint blood drive takes place today (Tuesday) in Patterson that is being coordinated by the American Red Cross, Patterson Parks and Recreation Department and State Assemblyman Kevin Byrne. The blood drive will be taking place from 12-noon to 5 pm a… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Town of Carmel Settles Contract with CSEA Workers


For the second time this month, the Town of Carmel has settled a long term contract with its municipal employees. Meeting in regular session last Wednesday evening, the Town Board approved the five year pact that grants salary hikes of 14.5 percent f… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.