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FREE A Conclusion or A Beginning?

Of the many columns I’ve written, some of the most striking feedback has come to those about one of my favorite cocktails, the Manhattan. Rye (usually rye, though some use bourbon), a good sweet vermouth, a few dashes of bitters. Hard to beat. I discovered some months ago that lawyer Joseph Tock was a fan of Manhattans. His father had […]

On Legislators, Constituents & the Sheriff’s Office

To the Editor, I read with attention about local politicians taking their oaths of office in the new year. Hopefully, these individuals, the Putnam County Legislature in particular, reflect on their oaths, which is to represent the constituents who e… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember Me […]

Patronage in Putnam County

To the Editor: At the Putnam County Legislature’s reorganizational meeting on January 9th, the Legislature voted to award a $15,000 stipend to the Planning Department’s current full-time Transportation Program Manager, who already earns upward of $80… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

gardening GUSTO

Hygge? What the Heck?
(with Resplendent Ramen)

Illustration by Peter Gergely “I don’t measure a thing when I cook … I just sprinkle and add stuff until I hear the spirit of my ancestors whisper, ‘That’s enough, child.’ ” It’s not clear who uttered this valuable kitchen guidance, but I’m put… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

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FREE Are We Thinking Three Moves Out?

Years ago, decades now, in every season, I helped my father on the farm. Chores, feeding the cattle, replacing the straw for their bedding, planting, cultivating, harvesting. The gamut of all that goes into 320 acres and running 200 or so cattle, sometimes 300. Two hundred head of cattle take a lot of bedding. We spent countless hours repairing this […]

The Real Collusion

To The Editor, It is obvious to most observers that for nearly three and a half years, the Democrats and a few but vocal “never Trumpers” establishment Republicans have shown their unwillingness to accept the results of the 2016 election. As we have… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

On Life, and Death

To the Editor: There is a bill presently pending called “Medical Aid-in-Dying Act (A.2694/S.3947), which if signed by Governor Cuomo will legally permit physicians to write prescriptions for suicide drugs. There are many conditions of this law that a… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

gardening GUSTO

PSA and A February Floral Fiesta
(with Vegetarian Smokey Bourbon
Butternut Soup)

Illustration by Peter Gergely PSA I was an internationally published writer and author for thirty years. Then I left the glossy magazine and book world to hang around my local community. But I couldn’t stop scratching the writing itch. Later… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

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Landmines & Trouble Ahead?

  It is damned disturbing to end the year with a dramatic upswing in anti-Semitic incidents. A large number of these, such as the terrible knife/machete attack at a Hanukkah party in Monsey on Saturday evening, involve outright violence. Simply… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

A Thank You Message to the Community

To the Editor, They say that the holidays are magical. Perfect? Not by a long shot, but magical yes, in the most unusual and unexpected ways you could possibly imagine. It began with the hundreds of people who shopped for gifts for strangers. Then i… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]


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