2021-10-19 E-Edition

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Exceptional Valor and Courage in the face of Great Danger


Above, in the summer of 2019, Senator Peter Harckham created the First Responder of the Month Award and Deputy Osika received the very first honor. The soft-spoken Osika (left) said he was “proud to have been able to help another person in need. I am… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

Brewster High School Musicians Score!

Nine Students to All-State - An Impressive Show for the Music Dept.

Above, Brewster High School’s All-State musicians take a bow. Photo by Jennifer Gary. Word was released last week that nine Brewster High School students were chosen as New York State School Music Association Area All-State musicians, thanks to hi… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam COVID Numbers on the Rise

The Delta variant continues to surge throughout Putnam County. The NYS Health Department reported Monday Putnam’s six towns and three villages posted a 4.2 percent positivity rate during the past three weeks with a whopping 425 new infections, increa… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Mahopac Man Charged with Contempt of Court After Yelling, Screaming, Banging on Door


A Mahopac man face charges of criminal contempt of court and harassment after he allegedly caused a domestic disturbance at a residence in Yorktown Heights. Yorktown Police arrested Robert Altero, 61, on Bryant Pond Road at the Putnam Valley-Carmel t… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

New Brewster Library Open for Business


Right, the newly expanded and renovated Brewster Library is now open for business. Photo by Eric Gross. After 16 months of COVIDrelated construction delays, the Brewster Public Library’s $2.9 million addition and renovations are completed. The … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Five Proposals on NYS Ballot


When residents of Putnam County go to the polls on Election Day in addition to casting ballots for state, county, town and village races, voters will be asked to decide the fate of five propositions that could potentially change the state’s Constitut… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

COVID Postpones Little Black Dress Fundraiser


The highly successful Community that Cares sponsored “Little Black Dress Party” planned for this week in Mahopac has been postponed until next spring. Cares founder Amy Sayegh noted: “After much thought and careful consideration we have decided to re… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Judy M. Benjamin

October 19, 1958 – October 8, 2021

Judy M. Benjamin of Patterson, NY, formerly of Queens, NY, died peacefully on Friday, October 8, 2021, at Putnam Hospital Center. She was 62 years old. Born in Trinidad on October 19, 1958, daughter to Salima (Ali) Ramsundar and the late Hamlyn Ramsundar. Judy was married to the love of her life, Kelvin Benjamin before his passing on July 3, […]

Charles J. Gallagher

September 19, 1933 – October 8, 2021

Charles J. Gallagher of Wingdale, NY, formerly of Dover Plains, died peacefully at his home with his son by his side on October 8, 2021. He was 88 years old. Born at home on Zimmer Rd, Brewster on September 19, 1933, he was the son of the late John E. and Mary A. Gallagher. Charles attended the 1-room schoolhouse on […]