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A Challenging First 6 Months for PHC President Dr. Mark Hirko


PHC President Dr. Mark Hirko. Putnam Hospital Center’s new president Dr. Mark Hirko rolled up his sleeves when arriving in Putnam County last August 1 and since that time not only have his sleeves remained in the working position but his hair has … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. […]

Vaccine Shortage Throughout Putnam


Above, County Health Commissioner Dr. Michael Nesheiwat talks to Carmel School District employee Lisa Ferraro, who received the vaccine, and Felicia Saunders, RN, who administered the vaccine. Photo by Brian Austin. “Where’s the vaccine?” That’… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Sales Tax Revenue Surprise for Putnam


Commissioner of Finance William Carlin expressed exuberance last Thursday after receiving final sales tax revenue numbers for 2020. Despite the pandemic and a lackluster local economy, Putnam’s sales tax revenue climbed to $66.7 million for the ye… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

COVID Numbers Continue to Soar: Four New Deaths Tallied


Putnam’s daily coronavirus numbers are escalating at a frightening rate. The NYS Health Department Sunday reported 626 new COVID-19 cases during the past week with more than 6,900 cases of coronavirus in Putnam since the pandemic began 10 months a… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Grim COVID Statistics for Putnam County


New York State Health Department officials Friday classified Putnam County at an “extremely high risk level” for COVID-19. The report indicated “cases are extremely high and have stayed at the same level over the past two weeks while the number of… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Finally: COVID Vaccinations Slowly Making Way Into Putnam County


Keith Ryan, a volunteer firefighter from Mahopac Falls, received his COVID vaccine from his son, Kevin, also a member of the Mahopac Falls FD, at the Philipstown Recreation Center in Cold Spring last week. Photo by Shanna Siegel Nine hundred-eight… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Lucy Is the ‘Queen Bee’


James Pratt took Lucy home last week from the Putnam Humane Society after adopting the 10-year-old which had been a resident of the animal shelter since 2014. Photo by Eric Gross. After residing for seven years at the Putnam Humane Society shelter… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Area Residents React to Trump Impeachment


President Donald Trump’s impeachment by the House of Representatives last week for a second time did not shock a number of Putnam residents. The House voted 232-197 to impeach Mr. Trump of a charge of “incitement of insurrection.” Congressman S… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Brewster MTA Worker Who Stormed Capitol Freed on Bail


An MTA employee assigned to Metro-North Railroad’s Brewster yard, who has been accused of storming the Capitol earlier this month and causing mayhem, has been freed on $10,000 bail after being charged with entering a restricted building, disorderly c… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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