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CUNNINGHAM’S CORNER

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Q. I’m thinking about lately. The letter, not the conspiracy. My partner and I played Scrabble one afternoon last week. It was a rousing game, which in Scrabble is one that’s evenly played. There’s only one Q in it. And given that most Q words require a U to make anything, that’s tricky. It’s 10 points, so you want to […]

Real News, Failed Leader

To the Editor, I am a Vietnam Veteran and proud Democrat. I love my Flag, but most of all, I LOVE MY COUNTRY, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Four years ago, we as a country fell into an abyss with the election of Donald Trump. T… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier […]

A Republican Supporting Harckham

To the Editor, Why I am voting for Senator Harckham as a Republican Committee Member I am writing to you as a concerned citizen and a town of Carmel Republican Committee member in support of Democrat and Independence Party candidate, Pete Harckham. … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

On Safety & the Sheriff’s Dept.

To the editor: I would like to pose a question to the residents of Putnam County: Do you feel safe in your homes? Do you feel safe on the roads when you are traveling? Do you feel safe for your children when they are attending county schools? If the … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam […]

Praise for Addonizio

To the Editor, My name is Beth Makaj and I am writing today to endorse Toni Addonizio to be re-elected as Legislator. I had the pleasure of meeting Toni several years ago when she was going door to door introducing herself as one of the candidates. … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to […]

Honesty Should Matter – Vote Byrne.

Dear Editor, The Putnam County News and Recorder, PCNR, Oct. 14th’s paper (and Courier, Oct. 13) had a very alarming story followed by some very bizarre and seemingly dishonest letters to the editor from Ms. Laura Zagarelli of Putnam Valley and Marsh… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

On Serino & Veterans

To the Editor, Many of us believe that the subject of Veterans’ health needs to be apolitical at all times. All political parties must work together for the common goal of ensuring the health and quality of life of the Veteran and their family. This … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access […]

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Witches in the Garden
(and Caramel Apple Upside-Down Cake)

Illustration by Peter Gergely Halloween: Boo? Or Boo-hoo? For years we have enjoyed all the little ghosties and goblins who made the hike up through the garden to trick or treat on the hilltop front porch. And this year was going to be the best! A… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access […]

Business Viewpoint: Lessons from Our Travels

Zoning Out: It’s Time to Get Creative I recently paid a visit to some friends in the Poconos. During our little sightseeing jaunt, we visited The Shops at Hawley Silk Mill, a jawdropping venue where our friends held their wedding reception. A for… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

CUNNINGHAM’S CORNER

FREE Family Gatherings Right Now, 2020 Style

Our eldest daughter and her husband were up to visit Saturday. It was wonderful to see them; it had been two months. Normally, this wouldn’t have been a big deal. Joyful, yes, a great chance to catch up on how they’re doing, assess the results of their latest house projects, hear what’s new with their sibs, and so on. But […]


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