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CUNNINGHAM’S ORNER

A Christmas Present in Carmel

 It is, I realize, easy to be boosterish about hometown endeavors, particularly those involving the schools. Our students are brighter, our musicians are more accomplished, are athletic teams are better. Carmel and Kent and Patterson were nearly… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot […]

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Praise for Health Department Nurses & Others

To the Editor, A big thank you to the Putnam County Department of Health nurses and employees for their tireless efforts since the beginning of the year to make the COVID vaccine available through their clinics. They are doing a wonderful job. And a… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Cullen on Fire Vote

To the Editor, I would like to express my dismay that I will not be able to vote in the annual fire district commissioner election this year, due to work obligations. As our country and state are looking to expand voting rights, Brewster-Southeast … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

We Might Never See Another Section 1 Team as Dominant


The Carmel Rams about to receive their NYSPHSAA Class AA championship medals after defeating the Bennett Tigers 42 -12 at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York, December 4, 2021 (Todd McDonough/Putnam County Courier)SYRACUSE – When you look back at … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

CUNNINGHAM’S CORNER

FREE Christmas Is Coming, and I Am Worried

I am encouraged by how many people, on both sides of Putnam County, engaged in efforts to feed the hungry, the needy or just those without companionship on Thanksgiving. These were genuine, serious and needed efforts amidst the pandemic. At a time when so many other things are fraught, it was refreshing. ~ One of my father’s mostused, go-to expressions […]

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Cayea Doesn’t Feel Redemption – Just Satisfaction


Todd Cayea interrupted the question with the answer. He knew what was coming. It was a question that could have been asked after Labor Day weekend, when the head coach of the Carmel High School football team led his team to an opening night win. Or m… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to […]

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FREE Thanksgiving & the Holidays, Here in Pandemic Time, Year 2

The high school I attended as a youth has since been demolished. It was outdated, and too difficult to upgrade. The heating system never worked properly. Three floors, not an elevator in the place. It was here in a room on the second floor where I took the gun safety course at 11 or 12. Yes, back then, these courses […]


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