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CUNNINGHAM’S CORNER

FREE Election Day Is Nov. 3, 2020

Are you registered to vote? If you are not, Oct. 9 is the registration cutoff for the Nov. 3 election. You can find more info at the county Board of Elections website, putnamboe.com/. I’ll tell you this: By God, if it’s the last thing I do, I’ll be standing in line to vote on Nov. 3. Vote! See that your […]

Peaceful Protesters? Far From It

To the Editor, This is a response to your one-sided view of federal agents being deployed in major cities. First, these agents are in full camo uniforms with visible insignia and they are not just picking up lawful protesters and throwing them in unm… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. […]

gardening GUSTO

GUSTO Cool Food for Hot Weather Plus Lots of Pickling
(with Salad Nicoise)

Illustration by Peter Gergely Yes, it is hot, but it’s also garden bounty time. Gusto’s August series is devoted to cool food for hot weather (dinner salads, cold soups) and lots of Lazy Girl’s pickling (Fake Capers, Crispy Dills, Memaw’s Bread an… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

CUNNINGHAM’S CORNER

Reflections, Second Thoughts

  School reopening plans are due to the state by the end of this week. I have written before and will reiterate: We are mighty fortunate that education decisions, regulation and financing are, by and large, local and state decisions. And this is t… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

If We Get Slack, Covid-19 Will Rage Back

To the Editor, Putnam County, and New York State residents more generally, have done well to stem the spread of COVID19 over the past few months, after a terrible start. Unfortunately, I have noticed in the past few weeks that some customers in lo… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Odell on Preventive Care

To the editor: For months, we all stayed home to keep Putnam County safe and healthy during the coronavirus pandemic. Our efforts worked, we helped contain the spread of the virus. Now that the infection rate is low, it’s a good time to schedul… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

gardening GUSTO

Cheap as Dirt #4: More Organic Living
(Cheesecake Bakeoff #2:
Old-fashioned Philly Cheesecake)

Illustration by Peter Gergely We have devoted the month of July’s series “Cheap as Dirt” to teaching readers how to organically fertilize, protect, and defend their gardens. The weekly installments include tried and true recipes for making your ow… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

The Business Viewpoint: Is Your Welcome Mat Out?

Scenes like this give visitors the impression we are hostile not only to differing views, but to visitors in general. This photo was taken on Route 6 in Carmel. Photo provided. I came across an article recently that noted a concerning statistic. A… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

CUNNINGHAM’S CORNER

FREE Hot Enough for You?

That was one of my father’s favorite summer expressions, and one of my least favorite. I’d usually just come in from the field, an afternoon cultivating corn or something like that, usually in 90-plus degrees. I think my father bought two brandnew tractors while I was alive, and both purchases came when I was a child. None of our tractors […]

The Opportunities in Putnam County


I would like to thank Neal Zuckerman for his insightful “Perspective” article published in the Courier on June 30, 2020. The Age of COVID-19 has taken a devasting toll on our national and our local economy. In particular, small Main Street busines… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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