Commentary

On the Library Proposition

To the Editor: The Board of Directors of the Kent Public Library is asking the voters of the town of Kent to vote on the Library Budget Proposition in the General Election on November 5th. (Early voting begins on October 26th at the Putnam County Boa… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access […]

Urges Support for Alvarez

To the Editor, I enthusiastically support the reelection of Councilman Edwin Alvarez to the Southeast Town Board. I have known Councilman Alvarez for more than a decade. His integrity, professionalism and genuine dedication to the community has been … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

CUNNINGHAM’S CORNER: Mechanism for the Manhattan!

FREE A ‘Mechanism’ for the Manhattan

I promised a few weeks ago a new “mechanism” for my favorite cocktail, the Manhattan. The term comes from our own state DMV and the Cuomo administration, who thought we needed a “mechanism” to inspect license plates to see if they were readable. Maybe we could all bring our plus-10 plates into the DMV personally, for said inspection, they said. […]

gardening GUSTO

It’s Getting Chili (with Mock Mole: Chicken in Chocolate Milk)

Illustration by Peter Gergely Chilly: Last Wednesday it was 90 degrees: hot, humid, and horrible. It was too awful to garden. Two days later, the National Weather Service issued a frost warning for Putnam County. That sent gardeners scrambling to … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

CUNNINGHAM’S CORNER

Community, More Than Ever

 Sometimes, don’t you think things are going off the rails? I do, now and then, beset by national or world news of this disaster and that scandal. Good to be realistic, I think. But also, as the Mahopac Street Festival approaches this weekend, … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Goldens Bridge

 On Friday evening of next week, October 2, will held the Charge Society at the Parsonage. A good supper, also ice cream and homemade candy, will be furnished together with speaking, character sketches, music, ect. If stormy it will be held Satu… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

WORD of the WEEK

Higgledy-Piggledy hig-ul-dee-PIG-ul-dee in a confused, disordered, or random manner … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Support for Eckardt

Dear Editor, These two may not seem linked: a New York State $200,000 grant to renovate the historic Old Town Hall theater that was announced last month, and a New York State $100,000 grant to support the Peaceable Hill Water District that was announ… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Spot Zoning: Arbitrary, Discriminatory, Unreasonable

To the Editor, A call to arms was sounded at the September 24th Kent Town Board Meeting by a standing room only Town Hall audience in the fight against a forthcoming petition for a zoning amendment to change Kent’s zoning law. 150 concerned and outr… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

Perspective


I typically enter autumn with a sense of excitement and possibility. I love the fresh starts that come with a new school year and new Jewish year (Rosh Hashanah, which occurred on 9/30 and 10/1 celebrates the Jewish New Year). I love the crisp weathe… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]


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