Commentary

CUNNINGHAM’S CORNER: On Veterans Day

FREE Veterans Day in 2019

Monday was Veterans Day. Cold, but not bitterly so, as the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month was marked across the county. As veterans gathered for the Pledge, brief remarks and prayers here in Cold Spring and around the county, I thought of my own father, an Army veteran. He was in training in the South […]

Letter to the Editor

People Need To Take Ownership

To the Editor, Regarding NYSEG’s storm response: No Doubt NYSEG could have done better last weather event and each one previous. But more importantly, property owners need to step up to the plate. The property owner is the first at fault. Had they si… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. […]

gardening GUSTO

Holiday Organizing. Meanwhile, In the Garden
(and Easy, Juicy Roasted Turkey)

Illustration by Peter GergelyHelpful Holiday Organizing Calendar: Week #3: To recap, Week #1: order your fresh turkey now. Week #2: Savory food gifts to make ahead. This Week (November 12 and 13): A. Finalize your T’day headcount. B. Review the recip… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

CUNNINGHAM’S CORNER

FREE Spooky Times & A Year Zips By

I met Carmel Councilman Mike Barile at last week’s Trailblazer awards, at the Villa Barone on Oct. 29. The gathering celebrated economic and business leadership in the county. He was cordial. I told him I’d be happy to hear his views on this sewer situation in Mahopac. But, no Checkers-like speech yet. Monday will be another Veterans Day, the 11th […]

Gardening GUSTO

Savory Food Gifts to Make Now
(with Green Tomato Piccalilli and Easy Quince Chutney)

Illustration by Peter Gergely Week #2: Helpful Holiday Organizing Calendar: Have you gotten with the program? Last week was a reminder to order your Thanksgiving turkey. This week is make-ahead savory food gifts. This Week (November 5 and 6): Y… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

CUNNINGHAM’S CORNER

FREE Election Day Ahead: Vote!

I am not normally given to exclamation points. I attended a fairly aggressive journalism school, with a print newspaper focus, and exclamation points were, shall we say, frowned upon. We could even say ridiculed. Nonetheless, I am writing a column, with somewhat greater freedom. And: I think we are at an important time in America. Maybe even an inflection point. […]

Eckardt a ‘Tremendous Asset’

To the Editor, As the Town of Southeast election nears on November 5th, I hope everyone is paying attention and realizes what a tremendous asset incumbent Councilwoman Lynne Eckardt is as a member of The Town Board, and that the election outcome show… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Supporting Spofford

To the Editor, I am asking voters to come out on November 5, 2019, and vote for Judge Joseph Spofford for Putnam County Court Judge, because experience does matter. Joe Spofford has been a Judge in Carmel for the last 20 years and presides over Carm… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access […]

Important Judge Election; Spofford Best

Dear Editor, Due to the tragic passing of Judge Reitz earlier this year, there is an important election in November for County Court Judge. We were fortunate in Putnam County to have a Judge of the highest moral character, intellect, and compassion… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Concerned by Kreps

Dear Editor, As a current resident of the Carmel School District, former longtime Kent resident, homeowner and taxpayer in the Town of Kent, I believe it is necessary to speak to and about the candidates for supervisor of the Town of Kent. In partic… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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