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Somber & Grim Memorial Day

 Memorial Day, as holidays go, is pretty somber in any year. Particularly so this year, I think. It honors those who died in military service to the nation, and the holiday’s origins trace back to just after the Civil War, which saw death on a n… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access […]

PERSPECTIVE

The Economy: From The Big Picture To The Individual View

What does the stock market know that the rest of us don’t? In March 2020, before COVID-19 fully affected the economy, the U.S. unemployment rate was 4.4% (Putnam was at 4.2%). In April, across the U.S., the rate rose to 14.7%. This is the largest one… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access […]

gardening GUSTO

Grow your Own Flavor Enhancers
(and Pickled Ramps)

Illustration by Peter GergelyBeginner gardeners: Here we are at almost-June and you should be almostready to plant your first-ever food garden. If you’ve been following this Gusto column during May, each week you have learned how to organically grow… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Biz Viewpoint:

Are Your Ducks In A Row To Re-Open Safely?

We recently shared NYS’ Phase 1 Reopening Industry Guidelines, (forward.ny.gov/industries-reopeningphase) as well as the new Safety Plan Template. On our recent Town Hall meeting (putnamcountybusinesscouncil.com/town-hall-biz-feedback… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

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FREE Survival in 2020

A couple of weeks ago, one of Putnam’s World War II veterans turned 102. The Fire Department, EMS crews and friends and drove by to wave, shout and say Hi. Car after car after car, homemade signs at the ready. And Joe Etta took it all in, calm and happy, from his front porch in Cold Spring. Think of it: […]

On the Carmel School Board

To the Editor, Matt Morello is the best choice for Carmel School Board The Carmel School Board elections are coming up on June 9, and I’m sending in my vote for Matthew Morello. The global pandemic has wreaked havoc on so many lives, particularly o… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

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Cucumbers to Grow, Eat, and Preserve
(with Cucumber-Avocado Soup, and Lazy Girl’s Dill Pickles)

Illustration by Peter Gergely First: A slight error occurred in last week’s Gusto when I referred to the current moon phases: The full moon was May 7th and is currently waning (getting smaller) until the New Moon on May 22nd (not April 22nd.) A… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

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FREE On the Economy, in These Deeply Unusual Times

How often can one think of these times as surreal? We’re probably past that, right? But then, every week, even odder things happen. I’ve been reflecting a lot on the economy the past few weeks, and its many sometimes disparate parts. Partly, of course, because we’re a business, and we will in ways large and small be affected by how […]

Political Cartoon

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Your Victory Garden, Week #2: Beans to Grow, Eat, and Preserve

Illustration by Peter Gergely (Chilly Dilly Beans) This is Your Victory Garden, Week #2, part of a series for the month of May. The aim is to help new gardeners grow a few popular vegetables to eat fresh and to preserve for winter. We’re keepin… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]


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