Perspectives

The Putnam County Economy After COVID: What Next?


Putnam County has the 2nd-highest household median income in New York State (just behind Nassau). That substantial economic advantage comes, in part, from the fact that ~5000 or so Putnam County residents (or 10% of our working population) commute da… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember Me […]

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 […]

Mourning the Death of Senior Year


At Carmel High School, senior students reflect on losing the last few months of their senior year and anxiously look forward to attending college in person this fall. The spring semester of senior year. The last few months of senior year that ever… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Business Viewpoint Staying Informed Is The Only Vaccine For Business

The past month has been a rollercoaster ride without amusement for small businesses. With punctuations of hope and expectation driven by the CARES Act and the promise of financial relief, many businesses still have not been able to access the cash ne… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Reflections in This Difficult Season


This is a strange time. As we enter the Spring holiday season, everything seems turned upside down. My family and I are preparing for Passover, but it will be a Passover like none other. Passover is observed in the home with a special festival meal c… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access […]


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