Seeks Support in Carmel School Race

Dear Editor, My name is Dennis Illuminate and I am a candidate for Trustee on the Carmel School Board. I am humbly asking for your support and your vote on Tuesday, May 15. Polling locations are Kent Elementary School, Carmel High School, and Matthew… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. […]

Career Day Thoughts; Overparenting?

To the editor, I read with surprise Richard Othmer’s letter “Infuriated by Career Day Opt-Out In Carmel” in the May 1, 2018, Courier and the editor’s sidebar about the topic. In my thirty-two years as a counselor at Carmel High School (and too many a… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

These Candidates Have Knowledge, Commitment

To The Editor, I have lived in the Brewster community for thirty-five years as a parent, volunteer, educator and Board of Education member; I care very deeply about our school district and its students. I urge those who are likeminded to vote for Bo… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

CUNNINGHAM’S CORNER

Dangerous Thinking

I’ll just say it: This measles thing has made me a little cranky. In 1998, a paper written by Andrew Wakefield and others was published in The Lancet, the British medical journal, that claimed the MMR vaccine (measles, mumps and rubella) was linked t… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Blaze A Trail For Senior Citizens

More than 25 percent of Putnam’s population is composed of senior citizens. At last week’s regular monthly meeting of the Putnam Legislature, Legislator Barbara Scuccimarra told her colleagues and an audience gathered at the Historic Putnam Courthou… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Will MTA Meet Positive Control Deadline?


When U.S. Senator Charles Schumer visited Putnam County last November, he took the MTA and Metro-North to task for dragging their heels by failing to install Positive Train Control (PTC), which the senator said would have averted several catastrophic… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Trestle at Crafts on Fire

 Thursday morning, the north bound freight set Crafts trestle on fire and it was not discovered until half an hour later, when it was blazing. The people residing in the vicinity, with some difficulty, succeeded in extinguishing the fire, but n… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Word of the Week

cadre | KAD-ray NOUN: a nucleus or core group especially of trained personnel able to assume control and to train others; … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

A Veteran, on Carmel’s Career Day Fiasco


Karl Rohde speaks at a Memorial Day observance in Carmel in 2017. Photo by Chris LaytonA host of thoughts careened inside my skull upon reading the letter from the Carmel Central School Administration regarding the ability of parents to opt out of ha… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Mission First, Safety Always


 Editor’s Note: Neal Zuckerman of Garrison is Putnam County’s representative to the board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. This is the second installment in an occasional column by Zuckerman that will delve into key transit issues a… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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