Robert (Bob) Forrest

January 17, 1953 - October 3, 2021

Robert Forrest, a life-long resident of Carmel, New York passed away unexpectedly on October 3, 2021. Bob will be remembered as a craftsman, a hunter, a gardener, a cook, a loving husband and most importantly … a good man. He enjoyed watching football every Sunday, as well as spending time outdoors. Bob also found leisure in Cape Cod, where he […]

CUNNINGHAM’S CORNER

FREE Election Day at Last

Finally, we are at Election Day. A tip of the hat to all, yes, I mean all, of the candidates and their volunteers and staff for taking part in our democracy. But still, I am glad October is over and Election Day is here. I think this election will tell us a good deal across Putnam. First, whether the Republican […]

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From the Archives Friday Afternoon, November 7, 1930

Mrs. Dean Wins Welfare Commissionership and Majorities are Cut in the County

In the sweeping victory for Gov. Roosevelt in the State, Putnam County just missed giving him a majority by 137 votes. It was one of fourteen counties to give Tuttle a majority. Roosevelt’s majority is in the vicinity of 725,000. Of this he obtained … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

Neighbors Question Erection of Jumbo-Sized House in Kent

How much is too much? How big is too big? 9,000sq. ft for Husband, Wife & Young Child. Randall Stuart, Chris Hill & Dr. Renee Richards address planning board.

This graphic depicts comparable sizes. Illustration courtesy of Chris Hill. A Kent family’s desire to replace a two-bedroom, 1,042-square-foot home with a nearly 9,000-squarefoot, six-bedroom structure that includes a pool and garage has raised th… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Stormville Auto Thievery on the Rise


Following the thefts of vehicles parked in private driveways overnight, State Police are once again reminding the public to secure their vehicles at all times. Troopers are investigating the theft of four vehicles which had been left unsecured in the… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Byrne’s ‘Best in Business’ winners


State Assemblyman Kevin Byrne has recognized his ‘Best in Business’ winners who served their community during the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The contest was conducted in collaboration with various chambers of commerce and business … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Single Speaker Addresses Lawmakers at Legislature Budget Hearing


Putnam County’s annual Budget Hearing lasted for a mere seven minutes. It would have been shorter had Southeast resident Lynne Eckardt not addressed the nine member governing body. Last Tuesday’s hearing at the historic Putnam Courthouse allowed resi… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam County’s Unemployment remains Lowest in Hudson Valley

Unemployment declined in the Hudson Valley in September with Putnam’s rate of joblessness decreasing by one percent from August’s figure. The NYS Labor Department reported last week Putnam’s rate of unemployment at 3.9 percent in September. Putnam co… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.