2021-11-16 E-Edition

WWII Veteran Edward Knickerbocker Dead at 100, Passes Just Before Veterans Day


Putnam mourns the passing of Edward Knickebocker, part of the greatest generation. The longtime resident who served in the Navy during World War II, died November 1, twenty days after celebrating his 100th birthday. His son, Chris, remembered his father on Veteran’s Day as a “loving, caring, giving and patriotic man whose life influenced those he came into contact with.” […]

The Race Is On!

Who will be our next County Exec.?

With Election Day 2022 now less than a year away, two GOP candidates have announced their intentions to run for Putnam’s top elected position next year — the County Executive’s race. County Executive Mary- Ellen Odell cannot seek reelection due to term limits. On Veteran’s Day, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne in an interview with the Courier said that he would be […]

Marine Vet Rides Again


CARMEL – Enter: Marine Corps. Private Anthony Bochicchio. This time the hero’s white steed is a trusty VW Jetta. Bochicchio, who served in Okinawa, the Philippines and Japan, became the first Putnam County resident ever to receive a refurbished vehicle through the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides Program. Bochicchio, a resident of Carmel, traveled to Patterson Auto Body on […]

Mahopac Police Officer Recognized by Putnam FOP along with men who aided him, in moving reunion ceremony


It was an emotional reunion for Dobbs Ferry PD Sergeant Richard Zatkovich and one of the men who came to his assistance last May 21 when a crazed man stabbed and slashed the Mahopac resident in the face and head during an unprovoked attack in the Westchester community. The Putnam County Stephen Driscoll Chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police […]

SPCA on the Prowl for Cat Killer

The Putnam County SPCA has asked the public’s assistance in finding those responsible for killing a male two year old cat found along Nimham Road in Kent Cliffs last Tuesday with an arrow through its neck. SPCA Police Chief Ken Ross said the cat was a known stray fed daily by residents of Nimham Road. The domestic short-haired gray and […]

Putnam Legislative Forum Returns

A legislative forum providing an opportunity for local residents and service providers to chat with federal, state and local officials will take place Thursday during a town hall meeting in Carmel. Putnam Commissioner of Social Services and Mental Health Michael Piazza said officials attending will also have an opportunity to address issues of concern in the areas of intellectual, physical […]

Pawling Man Charged Following ‘Wild West’ Caper In Mahopac

A 20-year-old Pawling man attempting to escape police following a traffic stop in Mahopac lost control of his car and slammed into a tree before being taken into custody. The caper unfolded last Tuesday morning around 10:50 am when, according to Carmel Police Chief Anthony Hoffmann, the unidentified Dutchess County resident was stopped on Route 6 after an alert officer […]

Barbara Ann Baxter

December 9, 1932 – November 8, 2021

It is with heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Barbara Ann Baxter, a longtime Town of Kent resident, on Monday, November 8, 2021, after a long battle with cancer. She was 89 years old. Barbara (nicknamed Dolly), was born December 9, 1932, in Bronxville, NY to George and Lillias (Hunter) Koepper. She grew up in Mt. Vernon, NY. […]

Carol E. Macomber

October 27, 1927 – November 7, 2021

Carol E. Macomber, age 94, a lifelong resident of Brewster, NY passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 7, 2021, at Putnam Ridge Nursing Home in Brewster, NY. Carol was born on October 27, 1927, in Brewster, NY to Carl O. and Edna (O’Hara) Ekstrom. She graduated from Brewster High School in 1945. One year later, on August 17, 1946, Carol […]