Letters

County Legislator Urges Careful, Slow Path by State on Legal Pot

To the Editor, Whether you are for or against the legalization of recreational marijuana, there are many things the state government should look at before enacting such a major policy change. Research from throughout the United States shows signifi… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember Me   […]

Legalizing Pot Amounts to Increasing Risk

To the Editor, Thank you for your editorial stand against the legalization of marijuana as put forth in last week’s Courier. You state the case briefly and well (Cunningham’s Corner, Dec. 18). I have heard people make the argument it is no worse th… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

A Disconnect on Legalizing Pot

To the Editor, What I cannot comprehend in regard to Cuomo’s marijuana legalization push is this: At Cuomo’s behest, the state runs advertisements, paid for by my tax dollars, that not only discourage but more or less criminalize the smoking of toba… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Bullies At the School Board?

Dear Editor, On Oct. 2, 2018, the Carmel School Board was handed its second defeat in its proposal for an excessive spending bond referendum. In the last ten months the voters have spoken twice, advising the school board that they are opposed to thes… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Dignity, Civility? Long Gone

To the Editor, What’s happened to the Republican Party? It used to stand for dignity and civility; think of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan. No longer! What would Republicans think if the Putnam County Democratic Committee publ… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Prayers, Solidarity Between Jews & Christians

Editor’s Note: We thought this correspondence between a local rabbi and local pastor deserved reprinting. The writers are Pastor Raymond J. Mellett Sr. of Grace Community Church and Rabbi Avi Korer of Chabad of Putnam County. November 9, 2018 Dear R… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Supporting Fleming & ‘Amazing Skills’

Dear Editor, I have known Maureen Fleming since I moved up to Putnam nearly 20 years ago. In that period of time, I have been so impressed with her character. She has amazing skills: she is intelligent, a mother, an attorney, and a skilled Supervisor… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

Why Do You Vote Republican?

Dear Editor: As a relatively new transplant to Brewster/ Putnam County, can you and/or your readers kindly explain to me how and why they vote Republican? I’m admittedly a Democrat due primarily to the party’s views on LGBT and women’s rights, immigr… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Signs of the Times, Missing

To the Editor, I write in reference to the repeated vandalization and/or removal of approximately 100 campaign signs for four Democratic candidates, Sandy Galef, Karen Smythe, Maureen Fleming, and Gary Link, from the roads of western Kent this past w… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

On Doherty’s Reign & How It Ended

Dear Editor, In reference to the letter published on Oct. 23 from Kathy Doherty, I feel obliged to respond to the claims cited for her terms as Supervisor of the Town of Kent. Kathy was voted out by a large margin of voters of all parties because (1)… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier […]


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