2021-12-21 E-Edition

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DocGo, Putnam’s New ALS Provider, Is the Result of Merger with ‘Blank Check Company’


Chris Tobin of North Highlands addressed the meeting. Photo, Eric Gross Ambulance corps members from across Putnam last week (Dec. 15) blasted a new contract with a company called Ambulnz to provide advanced life support services for the coming ye… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

MONEY OVER LIVES?

Putnam EMS Community Slams Move by County

The familiar EM STAR paramedics seen responding to emergency calls daily countywide are being replaced on New Year’s Day by Ambulnz – a dedicated 911 system which last week signed a contract with Putnam County. Ambulnz is a subsidiary of DocGo, whose… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Rescuers of Woman in Car Fire Hailed


Senator Harckham, Deputy William Verrastro, Anthony Catalanotto , Sheriff Langley. Photo, Eric Gross.Putnam County Deputy Sheriff William Verrastro was patrolling along Route 9 on the morning of last August 3 near Boscobel in Philipstown around 10:10… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Ken Schmitt Retires after 49 Years in Public Service


Above, Carmel Supervisor Kenneth Schmitt. Below, Supervisor Schmitt served on the Carmel PD in 1988. Photos by Eric Gross. Carmel Town Supervisor Kenneth Schmitt will be leaving office next week, after serving as Putnam’s largest municipality’s ch… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Lawrence John Branca

September 14, 1953 – December 11, 2021

Lawrence John Branca, of Lake Alfred FL, passed away Saturday, December 11 after a long illness. He was 68. Larry was born September 14, 1953, in Peekskill, N.Y. to S. Leo and Mary L. Branca. He was born the fourth of eight children. He attended Hillcrest Elementary School and Our Lady of Assumption Elementary School in Peekskill, N.Y.; and F.G. […]

Lawrence (Larry) Cennamo

1944 – 2021

Lawrence (Larry) Cennamo of New Fairfield, CT, previously of Mahopac, NY, passed away at Putnam Ridge Nursing Home, peacefully, with his family at his side Sunday December 5, 2021, at the age of 77. He was born in 1944, in Brooklyn, NY, son of the late Lawrence J. and Zelda Cennamo. He graduated from Hauppauge High School, Long Island, NY, […]

Gail Schloemer, Robert Tendy Wed

 Gail Schloemer and Robert Tendy exchanged wedding vows on November 6 at St. Elizabeth Ann Church in Shrub Oak, NY. A reception followed at the Tilly Foster Farm. The groom is the Putnam County District Attorney. The bride works at CareMount Med… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam Legislature Says No to Vaccine Mandates


The Putnam Legislature is expected to pass a resolution at its year-end meeting Wednesday (December 22) opposing COVID 19 mandates by any local, state or federal government that affects citizens’ rights to make their own health care choices. Last Mon… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

CUNNINGHAM’S CORNER

FREE Institutional Knowledge & Another Year

Four of our town supervisors are leaving office at year-end: Sam Oliverio in Putnam Valley, Ken Schmitt in Carmel, Richard Shea in Philipstown, and Maureen Fleming in Kent. Each has been in office for multiple terms. Most are leaving of their own volition; Schmitt was defeated in the Republican primary, which was basically the race in Carmel this year. In […]