July 2, 2009 RSS feed / Editorials

Developing an Ethic of Independence

We call our nation's birthday Independence Day for good reason. The American form of liberty has always had the competent, rough and ready quality of independence. A free man can still be a lost man. More...

A Soil Debate: Should Putnam's Government Regulate Fertilizer?

Eliminating One Chemical is Not Enough for Our Safety or Health

I agree with Supervisor Robert Tendy's premise that regulation is needed. Writing from an organic farmer's perspective, I would like to tweak his recommendations just a bit. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time from the Courier Archives

140 Years Ago 2 July 3, 1869 Celebrate Independence Day We issue our paper this week on the eve of the "ever memorable Fourth" and can but regret that no public observance thereof is contemplated by our people How can we justify ourselves is not More...

A Soil Debate: Should Putnam's Government Regulate Fertilizer?

Let's Ban Phosphorous Fertilizer

Across the United States and Canada, local governments are passing laws banning the use of fertilizers that contain phosphorus. Recently, the Westchester County legislature banned the use of such fertilizers. More...

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Weekly Quotation

‘No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.’ ~Hal Borland