Cunningham’s Corner

Small Business & Focus

My wife and I went to the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival Sunday, a hop and a skip to the north in Rhinebeck. Thousands upon thousands of knitters, farmers and craft artisans attended; it is probably the premier such event in the Northeast. … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access […]

Backing Hudak & Cullen

To the Editor: As a life-long resident of the Town of Southeast, I write to express my concern regarding the upcoming local election. Living in Southeast for 92 years I’ve seen many changes; some good some bad. During the past four years, however, I… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Smith a Defender of Constitution

To the Editor: We are writing to express our support for the reelection of Sheriff Donald Smith. Putnam County has the distinction of being the safest county in New York State under the leadership of Sheriff Smith. He is a staunch defender of the co… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

A Son’s Testimony

To the Editor: Citizens of Putnam County, on Nov 7th you will vote to select who will serve you in important elected positions in Putnam County including the office of Sheriff. Since 2002, my father, Sheriff Don Smith, has provided outstanding leade… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Questions on Smith

To the Editor: I’ll admit that I haven’t followed every bit of news regarding Sheriff Smith and the legal disputes that he’s been embroiled in, but as election day approaches, I think that we all could use some clarity. I’d like to appeal to your pu… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access […]

No Need to Go Backward

To the Editor: Robert Langley, candidate for Putnam County Sheriff, who is opposing incumbent Sheriff Donald Smith stated that it is time to restore integrity to the office of our county sheriff. Beside reminding voters that Langley served most of h… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Montanaro for a Better Town

To the Editor: I’m writing this letter to endorse Melinda Montanaro for Southeast Town Council. No great surprise, since she’s my wife. But I also happen to strongly believe that she is someone who will work competently to create a better Southeast … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

McConville Supports Sheriff Smith

To the Editor: I’m writing to support Putnam County Sheriff Don Smith for re-election. Sheriff Smith has done an excellent job in our community during his past four terms. Sheriff Smith and his entire staff have worked hard to make the Putnam County… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Papas for Kent

To the Editor: I write to encourage Kent residents to vote for Town Board Candidate Stephen Papas. I have had the pleasure to work with Stephen on the Kent Lakes Committee. I know him to be eager and sincere. He brings skills and experience that w… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access […]

Motorcyclist Critically Injured In Downtown Carmel


Emergency responders aid of a Stormville man critically injured in a crash Sunday evening in downtown Carmel that forced the closing of the county seat’s main thoroughfare for hours. Photo by Eric GrossA terrible crash involving a motorcycle and seda… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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