2021-11-30 E-Edition

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Two More Putnam Men Arrested By The FBI:

Former Carmel School Board Candidate Is One of Three Men Charged in Connection with Jan. 6 Insurrection at the Capitol; Bragged About a Rebellion

One of the initial Wanted posters circulated by the FBI. Gregory Purdy is at bottom center. Several people in Putnam recognized him as being from Kent and alerted authorities. Three men, two of whom reside in Kent, are the latest to be arrested by… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Checking in with Dr. Mark Hirko

The Pandemic, The Supply Chain, and What’s up with the Frog Costume?

Dr. Hirko dressed in frog costume this month to thank his staff for achieving a score of A on the national Leapfrog performance ratings during the pandemic. Photo courtesy Mark Hirko Putnam Hospital Center’s new president Dr. Mark Hirko arrived in… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Chanukah was celebrated Sunday evening in Carmel with the lighting of the county’s grand menorah

Photo by Eric Gross Chanukah was celebrated Sunday evening in Carmel with the lighting of the county’s grand menorah. Rabbi Avi Korer of Putnam Chabad officiated over the ceremony reminding, some 75 people gathered along the Gleneida lakeshore: “I… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Truck Tragedy in the Making?


 Carmel Town officials fear a tragedy is waiting to happen unless the New York State DOT decreases the number of heavy trucks traversing Route 6N by adding weight limit restrictions. At its voting meeting this month by a unanimous decision, the … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

NEWS BRIEFS

Putnam to Settle Suit Over Arrest By Eric Gross The Putnam Legislature is expected to approve an agreement to pay $125,000 to settle a $10 million lawsuit brought by a Dutchess County man against the Putnam Sheriff’s Department, resulting from an in… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Howie’s Bench Dedicated in Mahopac, Remembering a Beloved Member of the Community


Above, Muriel Schill and Ilene Dillon were the first to sit on the bench. Photos by Eric Gross. For 20 years, Howie Beyersky, a client at Putnam Associated Resource Centers and later Putnam ARC, an organization providing advocacy, individually tai… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Stanley Kahn

January 12, 1950 - November 24, 2021

Stanley Kahn, age 71, of Brewster, NY, passed away on November 24, 2021. He was born on January 12, 1950 in New York City to Bernie and Gertrude (Mendel) Kahn. Stan Graduated from Brewster High School in 1968 where he played baseball, basketball and soccer. He was the only soccer goalie for the first two years. He graduated from Franklin […]

CUNNINGHAM’S CORNER

FREE Christmas Is Coming, and I Am Worried

I am encouraged by how many people, on both sides of Putnam County, engaged in efforts to feed the hungry, the needy or just those without companionship on Thanksgiving. These were genuine, serious and needed efforts amidst the pandemic. At a time when so many other things are fraught, it was refreshing. ~ One of my father’s mostused, go-to expressions […]

Political Cartoon

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