2021-09-14 E-Edition

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Candlelight Vigil Remembers Those Lost On Sept. 11, 2001; Somber Gathering Marks the 20th Anniversary

Names read aloud, including latest deaths in Afghanistan

Candles were lit by all inside Cornerstone Park as darkness fell Saturday evening. Photo by Douglas Cunningham Saturday evening, hundreds of residents joined by scores of emergency services providers gathered at Cornerstone Park in Carmel to remem… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

PHC Employees Dead Last for COVID Vaccinations


Employees at Putnam Hospital Center have the dubious distinction of being the least vaccinated against the deadly COVID-19 virus of any medical facility in the entire state of New York. The New York State Health Department last week released its Hos… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Schools Open to Find Putnam County Teens Lag Behind in Vaccinations

NYS Health Dept. Fears Additional Coronavirus Outbreaks Ahead.

Schools have now reopened countywide yet COVID vaccination rates among adolescents aged 12 to 15 are lagging behind older Putnam residents which NYS Health Department officials said last week could result in a risk of coronavirus outbreaks. According… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

NYC Man Killed in Putnam Valley Crash

A 55 year old New York City man was killed over the long Labor Day weekend when his pickup drove off the Taconic State Parkway just south of the Route 301 intersection near the Kent-Putnam Valley town line and struck a tree. State Police Troop K Publ… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to […]

Legislature Issues In-Person Proclamations for First Time since Pandemic


Above, Legislator Ginny Nacerino of Patterson reads the proclamation to Karl Rohde and John Bourges. Below, Commissioner of Mental Health Mike Piazza discusses mental health disorders in the wake of COVID as Legislator Amy Sayegh of Mahopac listens. … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

James Robert Houskeeper

July 27, 1930 - August 16, 2021

James Robert (Bob) Houskeeper, 91, died peacefully on August 16, 2021, at his home in Hudson, Florida, after a long illness. He was born July 27, 1930, in Montclair, New Jersey, the son of the late Peter and Margot (Young) Houskeeper. His family moved to Peekskill, New York, where he attended grade school and high school before attending Columbia University […]

Bruce Kreimeier

August 30, 2021

Bruce Kreimeier, 55, of Debary, Florida passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 30, 2021. Bruce was born and grew up in Carmel, New York. He later moved to Orlando, Florida finally settling in Debary. He is survived by his beloved children Liana and Brock, girlfriend Joy Edwards, sisters Denise Kreimeier and Debra Kreimeier, niece Lexi, and nephews Jeremy (Mika), Justin […]

Brewster Community Remembers Zachary Schwartz He loved the beach & the Yankees


Marc and Joelle Schwartz (center) thanked organizers of the event as a participant of the tourney (back to camera) displayed the ZACC Attacks tee-shirt worn by the players. Zachary Schwartz was a fighter but the ravages of cancer were too great an… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

CUNNINGHAM’S CORNER

FREE On Unity, 20 Years Later

I wonder sometimes what our adversaries think of us: One of the most scientifically advanced nations in the world, perhaps the most advanced period, and we essentially chose to let a pandemic build steam and mutate, rather than take serious measures to stop it. Paging Michael Crichton. Alas, he died in 2008, but I think even he would have been […]