2020-06-09 E-Edition

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Daily Protests Across Putnam County Call for Justice as Nation Wrestles with Policing and Racial Inequality

350 attend Peaceful Vigil at Historic Putnam Courthouse

Above, the front of the courthouse was filled with demonstrators. Below, attendees at the rally display banners and placards, at one of several protests. Photos by Eric Gross. Wall-to-wall people lined Gleneida Avenue in Carmel last Wednesday (Jun… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Graduation Plans Finalized


Commencement exercises will be totally different this month in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Members of the Class of 2020 will not be walking across the stage receiving handshakes and pats on the back from school administrators. A number of c… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

INSIDE THIS WEEK:

Cunningham on the militarization of our Whiteside with another cocktail recipe! Stories & Photos of peaceful protests across county, pages 6, 7 and 8 … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Carlin Predicts Grim Revenue Shortfalls for County Coffers


The news is not promising for county taxpayers. Commissioner of Finance William Carlin presented a report to Putnam lawmakers last Tuesday evening concerning projected revenue shortfalls during a special meeting of the Legislature’s Budget and Fin… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Governor urges Vigil Attendees to get a COVID-19 Test

Governor Andrew Cuomo has urged anyone attending a Black Lives Matter rally in recent days to get tested for coronavirus. Cuomo’s remarks came last Thursday at his daily press briefing warning of a potential increase in COVID-19 cases if protestors u… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Carmel Cops to Take Early Retirement Incentive


Four veteran members of the Carmel Police Department have decided to accept an early retirement incentive and leave the force no later than September 30. As a matter of fact, Supervisor Kenneth Schmitt reported Thursday that Chief Michael Cazzari … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

In Memory of Tracker


State Assemblyman Kevin Byrne, his wife Briana and son Braedon, donated supplies and hand sanitizer to the Putnam Humane Society last week in memory of the family’s dog, Tracker, who lost its battle with cancer. Photo by Lauren LaPointe.State Assembl… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

CUNNINGHAM’S CORNER

FREE ‘Dominate the Battlespace’? WTH

What the hell is that, anyway? I know, yes, what the words and the strategy they imply mean. But why are we talking about American cities as ‘battlespace,’ as Defense Secretary Mike did last Monday (June 1) on a conference call with President Trump and the nation’s governors? Friends, I have thought for some time that our police forces have […]

Triple Challenge: Crossword, Jumble & Sudoku

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