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Christmastime Is Near – Huge Crowd for Holiday on the Lake


Top and left: Colorful lighted floats received cheers and applause from bystanders. Above: Mr. and Mrs. Claus led the Santa Stroll along Gleneida Avenue that benefited the American Cancer Society. Photos by Eric GrossDespite rain in the forecast, eno… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember Me   […]

Daring Daytime Heist At Mahopac Video Store


A daring daytime robbery of the Video Game Plus store located at the intersection of Route 6 and Clark Place in downtown Mahopac is being investigated by Carmel Police. Saturday’s heist took place around 1:15 pm when, according to Chief Michael Cazza… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Lake Carmel Bicyclist Killed by Alleged DWI Motorist


A Lake Carmel man out for a late night bike ride was struck and killed on Route 52 near Palmer Trail in Lake Carmel by a man whom authorities allege was intoxicated at the time. The Sheriff’s Department arrested Filvio Tenesaca, 49, of Kent on charge… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access […]

Hit and Runs Vex County

Carmel Woman Seriously Injured In Hit And Run

A Carmel woman attempting to cross Route 52 in Carmel in front of T&J Auto Service just south of the ShopRite Plaza was run down by a vehicle Thursday night that sped away and fled the scene. The victim, identified only as a 69-year-old resident … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access […]

12-Year Billing Scam by Bottini Fuel Diverted $1.76M from Customer Accounts, State Says


In a long-running and brazen scheme, Bottini Fuel routinely swept credit balances and overpayments from customer accounts, diverting the ill-gotten money to pay for the heating bills of the owners, friends and family, and businesses in which the owne… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Lake Carmel bicyclist killed by alleged DWI motorist


A Lake Carmel man out for a late night bike ride was struck and killed on Route 52 near Palmer Trail in Lake Carmel by a man who authorities allege was intoxicated at the time. The Sheriff’s Department arrested Filvio Tenesaca, 49, of Kent on char… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access […]

George’s Thanksgiving Tradition Continues


Gus Pourakis (left) holds a photo of his dad, the late George Pourakis, while his wife, Karen, intended daughter-in-law and the three Pourakis sons, George, 28, Nick, 27 and C.J., 24, carve one of the many turkeys at George’s Place on Thanksgiving Da… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Kent Cop’s EMT Training Pays Dividends For I-84 Crash Victim


Kent Police Officer Ryan Pierkarski pulled up to the scene of a crash on I-84 near Exit 18 in Lake Carmel and observed a grim sight. A man was seated behind a vehicle bleeding profusely from a severely crushed and mangled right leg. Realizing that… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

St. Andrew’s Church In Brewster To Close Next Year


St. Andrew’s Church in Brewster will be closing its doors next year. Photo by Eric GrossA century-old tradition for Episcopalians in the greater Brewster area will come to an end early next year when St. Andrew’s Church located on Prospect Street in … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Machete-Wielding Man Causes Mayhem

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Motorists trapped in heavy traffic on Route 684 resulting from an 11-car pile-up saw a man brandish a machete at an oil truck driver after his car struck the stopped delivery rig. Police said the man was reportedly enraged at the delay. The bizarre … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]


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