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CUNNINGHAM’S CORNER

FREE The Grim Costs of Folly

What I’m watching: We just finished season 3 of Ozark. Wow. It’s the Netflix series on a family that launders money for a drug cartel, and the many related machinations surrounding said laundering, including a casino business in the Ozarks and a funeral home. The series has always had strong female characters, especially this season. We enjoyed it a lot. […]

Opening Golf Course Is Unwise

To the Editor, I was out of the country when news of Coronavirus began coming through my BBC newsfeed. Weeks before coming back to the states it was clear this virus was spreading across the globe, it was already in the state of Washington in the … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to […]

EMS and 911 Dispatch Indeed Vital

To Our Friends in the First Responder Community, Since Gov. Cuomo has announced the 100 percent workforce reduction of all non-essential businesses, I’ve heard many of you expressing your concern and dismay about EMS and 911 dispatch not being liste… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

gardening GUSTO

Look for the Greening
(with Chicken and Dumplings)

Illustration by Peter Gergely Dear Readers: It is a very tough time. I wish it wasn’t true, but this is the worst time many have ever known. And, it is going to stay tough for quite a while. It’s damn hard to keep spirits up but I trust that each … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the […]

Reflections in This Difficult Season


This is a strange time. As we enter the Spring holiday season, everything seems turned upside down. My family and I are preparing for Passover, but it will be a Passover like none other. Passover is observed in the home with a special festival meal c… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access […]

CUNNINHGHAM’S CORNER

FREE Maybe 200,000 Dead Before This Ends & Right Now, We Can’t Even Have a Wake

Diving right in: The latest estimate from Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and one of those who can be trusted to tell it straight, is this: “Looking at what we are seeing now, I would say between 100 and 200,000” deaths from coronavirus, Fauci said on CNN’s “State of the Union” […]

Where Is the County Response?

Editor’s Note: This was written to the Health Commissioner, County Executive and Chair of the County Legislature. Commissioner Nesheiwat, Executive Odell and Chair Addonizio, Last night, I listened live to the Legislature’s first meeting since the e… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

The Business Viewpoint $2 Trillion Dollars In Relief funds … Where Is It Going?

$560 billion (est) to individuals $500 billion (est) to Large Corporations $377 billion (est) to small businesses $339.8 billion (est) to State and Local Governments $153.5 billion (est) to Public Health The Senate and House passed rou… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

V, U, or L: How the Recovery Turns

Fellow Putnam County residents,

Since I wrote two weeks ago, it is obvious we have had significant changes to our lives. From the MTA perspective, the ridership is down 95% on Metro-North, which allowed the Railroad to massively reduce service while still getting “essential personn… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

View from the Road: Food Supply Chain & Workers Critical to Nation

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Editor’s Note: I worked with Chet, an accomplished journalist and photographer, for several years at the Times Herald-Record in Middletown. He’s now a longhaul commercial truck driver, and wrote this in mid- March. Since then, things have only gotten grimmer. I’m an OTR (Over the Road or long haul) commercial truck driver and here’s why the Coronavirus terrifies me … […]


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