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CUNNINHAM’S CORNER

FREE The Subtleties of Power

Sen. Charles Schumer makes something of a production of visiting every county in New York at least once every year. He has been doing it for years now. Friday afternoon, he was in Garrison on the grounds of Boscobel House and Gardens, a few hundred feet west of the mansion, just up from the Hudson River and Constitution Marsh. He […]

Hyer Is Realistic on Policing, Not Racist

To the Editor, Recently I came across a few comments made by residents of Putnam County in our local newspapers. One of the comments had a YouTube link that caught my attention. I took it upon myself to watch the hour-long video of what everyone was… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access […]

Coordinated Smear Campaign?

To the Editor, The front-page story “$50M Police Brutality Lawsuit Filed Against Putnam County” (April 6 and 7) is an amateurish and irresponsible piece of journalism. The article does little more than repeat the plaintiff’s claims. It provides no i… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Leadership and Experience Matter

To the Editor, I would like to express my support for Kevin McConville for Putnam County Sheriff. Kevin McConville has a lifetime of professional law enforcement leadership experience to bring to our great county. His resume is very impressive. I am… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

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Your Mid- April Garden
(with Early Herb Pasta)

Illustration by Peter Gergely This Week in Putnam County Gardens: Peter’s daffodil displays are stunning. There are hundreds of big golden trumpets forming brass marching bands across a big, steep bank. The early tulips have joined in like e… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Navigating Our New Normal


There are so many choices and changes in our life right now as we adjust to life with the vaccine being available. Many of us have spent countless hours anxiously awaiting the approval to get vaccinated and have furiously tried to get an appointment … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

CUNNINGHAM’S CORNER

FREE Spring, Coming on Fast

I went to a high school football game Saturday. It’s springtime, it doesn’t make sense, right? But such are the times we live in that high school football in New York state is being played in a ‘Fall II’ season between the end of winter sports and the beginning of spring sports. Anyway, it was a good game. In fact, […]

More on Police Video with McConville

Dear Editor, I was disturbed and angered recently when I watched a YouTube video called Police: Off the Cuff. It was an interview with a candidate for Kent Town Council, Robert Hyer, and the Republican candidate for Putnam County sheriff, Kevin McCo… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Byrne Concerned About Guardrails for Recreational Pot



Throughout my time in the Assembly, I have consistently embraced opportunities to lift burdensome restrictions on medicinal marijuana, but have also contended it should remain a controlled substance. We know there can be medicinal benefits from canna… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

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The Tenderness of Spring
(with Quick and Easy Leftover Lamb Ragu)

Illustration by Peter Gergely The winter of 2020-2021 was tough. It wasn’t just the weather. It was mostly the whether or not. Would the pandemic carry on indefinitely, crippling and killing, whether or not we stayed as isolated and as careful as … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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