Playing Fair

To the Editor: In 2012 Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat, won a U.S. Senate seat in North Dakota, a very red state. Her victory was attributed to the large turnout of Native Americans who always vote and vote Democratic. After this election, the GOPrun stat… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. […]

Link Is Informed, Independent

To the Editor: I was proud to be a Kent resident at the Firehouse Forum last Thursday when Kent Town Board candidates Gary Link and Christopher Ruthven set a tone of civility that lasted most of the evening. Since they agreed on key issues – Kent nee… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to […]

Montanaro is the One for Southeast

To the Editor, I met Melinda Montanaro last year as she canvassed door-to-door while running for a seat on the Town Council. She was specifically motivated because of a proposal before the Zoning Board by Morrow Construction to erect a 100+ ft. perma… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Odell Deserves Another Term

Dear Editor: I am writing this letter in response to recent comments made by Maureen Fleming about working for MaryEllen Odell. Prior to working for Ms. Odell, I was very involved in community service. During that time, I worked alongside and with Ma… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Odell a ‘Pillar’

Dear Editor, This coming election is huge. The direction of our nation and our communities lies in the outcome. On Nov. 6th we have a chance to re-elect MaryEllen Odell as our county executive. MaryEllen has done all she promised by keeping our taxes… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Carmel Schools Doing Good Things

To the Editor, As parents, we always hope that our children will be successful, find a career they love, and be happy and kind people. As a district, this is how we feel about our students. For parents and grandparents alike, we see the huge differen… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access […]

Discontented Over Fleming & Signs

To the Editor, I am a longtime Kent resident and I am outraged by Maureen Fleming’s recent behavior. I put two signs supporting MaryEllen Odell for County Executive on my personal property, at Route 52 and Nelson Court. Without my permission, Fleming… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Former Kent Supervisor Chimes in on Condition of Town

To the Editor, Maureen Fleming has said that she inherited the mismanagement and overspending of the prior administration in the Town of Kent. There is no basis for that. In fact, her kick-the-can-down-theroad mentality will cost the Kent taxpayers m… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Hallowed Ground for Traveling Wall

Dear Editor, A young man and his wife walked up to me on Saturday, Oct. 6, at to ask me a question about the Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial that graced Putnam County for the fourth time. Well, actually the young man was a bit aloof and his wife … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County […]

Sacrifice, Honor & Thanks

FREE Sacrifice, Honor & Thanks

I come into this story at the point Lisa Piccolino emailed me. Her son plays on the Carmel Rams varsity football team, Gianluca Piccolino. He’s No. 72. They’re having a pretty hot season, though that’s not why she sent me a note. You see, Lisa’s good friend Carmen Ludizaca also had a son on the team, Jaime. He played for […]


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