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CUNNINGHAM’S CORNER

FREE Thank a Politician. Really.

The fall political season – the final sprint into October and thence to an early Election Day on Nov. 2 – is upon us. I have said this before, but I think it’s important: We should be grateful to all of the candidates who are running, of either party. Running for office, even a local, maybe a small-time office, is […]

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CUNNINGHAM’S CORNER

FREE On Unity, 20 Years Later

I wonder sometimes what our adversaries think of us: One of the most scientifically advanced nations in the world, perhaps the most advanced period, and we essentially chose to let a pandemic build steam and mutate, rather than take serious measures to stop it. Paging Michael Crichton. Alas, he died in 2008, but I think even he would have been […]

Cunningham Off Base on Ivermectin

Dear Editor, In an otherwise good column on the need for more widespread vaccination and other precautions, Douglas Cunningham presented a picture of the medication Ivermectin which doesn’t match with how this medication is described in the medica… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

With COVID And Climate Change, What Is Next For Putnam County’s Commuters?


Last Wednesday (Sept. 8), after the mess of Hurricane Ida, I went to my office in Manhattan, thrilled that the MTA was able to re-open up the Hudson Line within only a few days. Having seen the wreckage of Ida in several spots on the Hudson River, it… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier […]

gardening GUSTO

Seize the Day: Order Bulbs (and Risotto alla Milanese)

  This Week in Your Putnam County Garden: Now that cool weather approaches and cricket chirps are getting increasingly louder, here’s a repeat from a mid-August Gusto: Count the number of cricket chirps that occur in 15 seconds. Add 39 to that and… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN

You’ll love these sweet and savory roasted carrots a whole bunch!

This is an easy weeknight side dish. Photo by Christie MorrisonCooking whole carrots requires only a tiny bit of prep (just peel and go!), but they take longer to cook through than smaller chopped carrots, especially on their thicker ends. If you roa… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

CUNNINGHAM’S CORNER

FREE 20 Years On, and Yet Blue-Sky Clear

I am thinking this week about 9/11, as I expect many of you are. We have extensive coverage and recollections of that phenomenal time, and its impact on our local first responders, on pages 6 and 7. It’s striking sometimes what sticks with you. Remember all the posters and flyers on fences and utility poles, flyers of the missing? Hundreds […]

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