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Flaming Motorcycle Crash Sends Two to Hospital

A head-on motorcycle crash on Route 301 in Carmel a week ago Sunday sent two men to Danbury Hospital with serious injuries. Carmel Police said that upon impact, one of the cycles skidded off the road and burst into flames. According to police, a cycl… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

Opposition Mounts Against Mahopac ‘Supportive’ Housing Complex

Opposition continues to escalate against a proposed 72-unit supportive and affordable housing project planned for a 16.5-acre tract of land along Baldwin Place Road in southern Mahopac. Fairhaven at Baldwin Place is being proposed by Search for Chang… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Massive Fire Destroys Home In Mahopac

Fire destroyed a 2,600-square-foot home valued at more than $500,000 atop a hill on Anton Drive in Mahopac early Saturday, despite the efforts of firefighters from departments throughout Putnam and northern Westchester. Calls were received by the Put… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Unemployment Insurance Fraud Rampant

The Westchester-Putnam Workforce Development Board is warning local residents to be on the alert after dozens of people have reported falling victim to unemployment insurance fraud during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thomas Kleiner, Executive Director of t… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

COMCAST Says ‘No’ to Locating Office in Carmel

COMCAST Cable, which provides television and internet service to thousands of area residents, has refused to locate a facility in Putnam County, resulting in local customers being forced to travel to Danbury for equipment needs. The news was reported… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Passover 2021: Still Apart, But Also Joyous

Jews throughout the world are celebrating Passover this week, a holiday that marks the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt leading the path from slavery to freedom. Normally, families and members of synagogues gather in large numbers to conduct a tradition… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Behavioral Health Agencies Assist Those Troubled by COVID-19

It’s been one year since coronavirus turned the world upside down. While social distancing has promoted safety by keeping people separated, social distancing has required isolation. Putnam Commissioner of Mental Health Michael Piazza noted “self isol… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Back to Drawing Board for Revised Putnam Valley Noise Ordinance


The Putnam Valley Town Board will be conducting a third public hearing next month regarding a townwide noise ordinance after residents earlier this month charged an updated local law was unenforceable. Supervisor Sam Oliverio last Friday explained th… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

280,000 Meals and Counting


Above, Brewster school personnel assist at the district’s remote meal program outside St. Lawrence O’Toole School last week. Photo by Jennifer Garry.It’s been an important year for the Brewster School District’s Child Nutrition Services Department. F… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Highly Intoxicated Driver Arrested in Philipstown

A Highland Falls man driving erratically on Route 9D in Garrison was arrested by Sheriff’s Department personnel and found to be operating his vehicle with a blood alcohol threshold of 0.18 percent, more than twice the legal limit for DWI in New York … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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