Commentary

CUNNINGHAM’S CORNER

A Disaster, Confirmed

 Well, thanks to the Public Service Commission and its investigators, we now know that almost all of the state’s major utilities fell down on the job during last winter’s brutal March storms. Surely you remember, right? The ones that left some h… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password […]

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Earth Day Is Older Than You Think
(with Rhubarb Plus Two Crisp)

  Many may recall the first Earth Day declared on April 22, 1970, by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson. This year, the celebration of Earth Day was marked in 192 countries, with over one billion people marching for clean air, lobbying for environme… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

The Richard Kreps’ Slap Heard ‘Round The Town Of Kent

To the Editor, We have recently learned that Richard Kreps is running for Supervisor of the Town of Kent. Let’s review the record. Mr. Kreps knows that when he was elected to the Carmel School Board, his priority is to REPRESENT his constituents who … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

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‘It Can’t Get Any Worse’

 My father, gone now 21 years, used to say that “it can’t get any worse.” Depending, this varied from a muttered statement to a fullbore exclamation. The state of world affairs. The deficit. The inability of Congress to do even a few constructiv… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

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The Multi-Colored Cat Rock Egg Farm


Illustration by Peter Gergely.Most folks know that, whether your family observes Easter, Passover, Lailat al Bara’ah, or, simply, the Feast of the Jelly Beans, colored eggs originated in the pagan springtime celebration of Eostre. But did you know th… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

CUNNINGHAM’S STARS

On Journalism and the Spend-O-Meter

Publisher Douglas Cunningham with Michelle K. Rea, executive director of the New York Press Association, at last weekend’s conference.From the Manhattan files: You’ll recall I’m fond of a good Manhattan. A reader chimed in with her renewal, with her… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Gardening GUSTO

Warm? Maybe. Gardening? Definitely.
(and Sorrel Sauce for Fish)

Illustration by Peter Gergely.So far, it is a kind of spring-ish spring. Cold temperatures are lingering, but gardeners want to be outside to clean up, clear out, compost, prune, plant, and, enthusiastically jump into the glorious garden season to co… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Measles: A Major, Re-Emerging Concern

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Once considered eliminated in the United States, measles is back. Last week’s declaration of a public health emergency by Rockland County officials could not send a clearer message: With a lapse in vaccine protection, serious childhood diseases can come roaring back. This is not meant to scare people, but a warning should be sounded. “Pockets” of unvaccinated individuals increase the […]

CUNNINGHAM’S CORNER

FREE Trouble Comes Calling

Rockland County, virtual steps across the Bear Mountain Bridge and south of us, last week declared a state of emergency for measles – and authorities banned unvaccinated minors from all public places to try to stop the spread of the disease. How could we even get to this point? Where are the adults in the room? One hundred and fifty-plus […]

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Game of Thorns: Roses, What to Do Now
(and A Longhaul Farmer’s Packed Lunch)

Illustration by Peter Gergely. Warm weather is slowly, but surely, arriving. I heard peepers on March 26th calling out from the marshy field north of the Desmond- Fish Library. Now it really feels like spring! If you haven’t heard peepers yet, lis… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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