Perspectives

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. Username […]

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 […]

The Business Viewpoint $2 Trillion Dollars In Relief funds … Where Is It Going?

$560 billion (est) to individuals $500 billion (est) to Large Corporations $377 billion (est) to small businesses $339.8 billion (est) to State and Local Governments $153.5 billion (est) to Public Health The Senate and House passed rou… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

V, U, or L: How the Recovery Turns

Fellow Putnam County residents,

Since I wrote two weeks ago, it is obvious we have had significant changes to our lives. From the MTA perspective, the ridership is down 95% on Metro-North, which allowed the Railroad to massively reduce service while still getting “essential personn… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

View from the Road: Food Supply Chain & Workers Critical to Nation

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Editor’s Note: I worked with Chet, an accomplished journalist and photographer, for several years at the Times Herald-Record in Middletown. He’s now a longhaul commercial truck driver, and wrote this in mid- March. Since then, things have only gotten grimmer. I’m an OTR (Over the Road or long haul) commercial truck driver and here’s why the Coronavirus terrifies me … […]

Riding the Rails: Metro-North & COVID-19


How a week changes perspective. Typically, when I write this periodic article about the MTA, it first appears in the western end of the county in the PCNR, and then appears the following week in the Putnam Courier. The piece that appeared in last we… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]


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