Perspectives

2021 Is the Year for Mental Health Goals


We all wanted to start the month of January on a positive start. Messages on losing weight, starting an easy exercise routine from home, and maybe trying a new hobby all seemed so easy on January 1st. However, as the month has rolled along and the ki… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to […]

Business Perspective: New Year, New Laws


It is a New Year and of course new laws will be going into place. One thing we have learned during the unfolding of events is that life does go on These two new laws potentially will hurt the already struggling employers and business owners, though … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to […]

What Happens If the Winter HS Season is Delayed Further?


It would be the most nightmarish of nightmare scenarios. Already, Section 1 and the New York State Public High School Athletic Association have tried to compress the sports seasons due to the coronavirus pandemic. The fall season did not start not… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

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The dog is barking, everyone is sleeping in late, and now the family is having problems logging into their remote classes. Your husband is asking why there is no milk for his coffee and your hair is standing in a million different directions for the video conference call you have with a client in 20 minutes. With a morning like […]

The Business Viewpoint: Rethinking Regulations Could Spur Organic Growth in Putnam County

This devastating pandemic has resulted in so many lives lost, others negatively impacted, and businesses have taken a wallop. Landlords are struggling to fill spaces being left empty by businesses closing their doors. Each day yet another business an… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

The Business Viewpoint: Ideas for Addressing a Long-term Problem and Serving a Profitable Market

Innovative entrepreneurs have responded to the changing, COVID-19 induced economy have either completely shifted their business so as to profit or scrapped one approach to start another. Some local businesses have succeeded in such adaptation, and th… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

The Business Viewpoint: Paying It Forward

For seven consecutive Small Business Saturdays, County Executive MaryEllen Odell and I visited 5-6 businesses countywide to shop and promote Putnam County retail in one day. Normally we would take pics and post, doing our best to get the word out. Th… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Reflections On the Thanksgiving Holiday


For me, Thanksgiving is that holiday where there is one host for Thanksgiving and the guests bring a dish. My aunt always served as host. Her dining room was beautifully decorated and when you stepped into her home, you were immediately embraced by t… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

The Business Viewpoint: ‘Tis the Season


Despite the spike in Covid-19 infection rates and brisk temperatures, I cannot help but notice the number of locals who are genuinely looking forward to the holidays. We are, too! The Putnam County Business Council (PCBC) is starting to celebrate ea… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Back to the Basics: Safety and Price at the MTA


The presidential election is in the rearview mirror. With my expectation that civility and a commitment to forward-progress is returning to the White House, I hope there will be era of bipartisan work to address the future of this country as we confr… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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