2021-09-07 E-Edition

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School Bells Ring for New Term


JFK Elementary School Assistant Principal John Conroy leads students off the bus and into school. Photo by Jennifer Garry. Below, children arrive at the George Fischer Middle School in Carmel for the first day of class last week. Photo courtesy Carme… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Ida Pummels Putnam County; Harlem Line Recovering, but Hudson Line Still Out


The remnants of Hurricane Ida dumped historic rain over Putnam County last week but thankfully, unlike its neighbors to the south, north, east and west where people drowned due to flooding and roads and bridges were washed away, Putnam escaped relati… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam COVID Numbers Grimmer: 4.8% Positivity Rate, and One More Death


The Delta variant continues to surge throughout Putnam County. The NYS Health Department reported Sunday that Putnam’s six towns and three villages posted a 4.8 percent positivity rate during the past seven days, with 27 new infections confirmed S… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Five-Vehicle Crash Snarls Traffic on Route 52


Above, the scene of a multi-car crash on Route 52 in Lake Carmel last Thursday morning resembled a demolition derby. Here, one of the injured is tended to by first responders. Photo by Eric Gross. Traffic was backed up for miles Thursday resulting… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

John Bourges Recognized For His Support Of Veterans


 Putnam County’s Dwyer Vet- 2Vet Coordinator John Bourges has retired and on Saturday, under glorious, sun-filled skies, 75 men and women gathered at the county’s Veteran’s Home in Carmel to pay tribute to the man whose entire life has centered … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Father and 3-year-old Daughter Found Safe After Night on the Mountain


A father from Fishkill took his 3-year-old daughter for a hike along the Appalachian Trail in Philipstown early last Sunday evening and when darkness fell, the man decided to camp out in the heavily wooded area unbeknown to his wife waiting at home. … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Mahopac Man Injured While Hiking Upstate in Greene County


A 45-year-old Mahopac man suffered a nasty gash to his leg while hiking along a trail in the Greene County town of Hunter. NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Department Forest Rangers were summoned last Tuesday around noon-time for a report… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam Observes International Drug Overdose Awareness Day


Above, Olivia Mainey of Stormville signed a message board at the vigil. Those lost to drug overdoses were memorialized last Tuesday evening (Aug. 31) when Putnam County participated in International Overdose Awareness Day. One hundred people ga… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Lillian Jones To Be Honored Next Tuesday in Mahopac


Lillian Jones will be feted at a gathering Sept. 14 in Mahopac. Photo courtesy Jennifer ColamonicoA woman who has devoted most of her life to public service will be honored next Tuesday, Sept. 14, at a gala in Mahopac. Lillian Jones, who relocated f… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.