Perspectives

With COVID And Climate Change, What Is Next For Putnam County’s Commuters?


Last Wednesday (Sept. 8), after the mess of Hurricane Ida, I went to my office in Manhattan, thrilled that the MTA was able to re-open up the Hudson Line within only a few days. Having seen the wreckage of Ida in several spots on the Hudson River, it… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier […]

Rich Thomaselli Commentary: Let’s Hope That Smell of Practice Stays All Year

You stink. No, really, you reek. All of you. I’m looking at you, high school athletes. Boys. Girls. Freshmen, seniors, juniors, sophs … even you eighth-graders. It really happens mostly in the fall, mostly in football, but you can get it in … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

5 WAYS to Help end the Summer Positively


For most of us, we felt a great sense of joy knowing that we were vaccinated and that things were going to return to a new normal this summer and fall. Now, with a more dangerous variant which has changed many of our hopes to returning to a normal ro… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam […]

The Business Viewpoint: Predicting & Adapting to the Markets of the Moment


Shutdowns, civil unrest, fears of war and terrorism, inflation, eviction moratoriums, supply chain breakdowns, workforce problems. These troubles are on the mind of most of the world today, especially business owners and property investors. It’s near… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Carmel has a Leadership Problem


The word politics has gotten a bad rap lately because of bad politicians. Good policy is good politics. The Greeks define politics: “ … activities that are associated with making decisions in groups … ” In a word – Democracy. I joined The Carmel-M… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Reing Takes Putnam Politics to a New Low



I sent the memorandum below as the Putnam County Legislature’s Rules Committee Chairman and Charter Review Commission Chairman, in response to a June 30, 2021, memorandum from Putnam County Sheriff Robert Langley to the Putnam County Legislature, whi… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Recovery from Addiction Is a Lifelong Process


For some, it is possible to overlook the fact that in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, deaths by overdose have continued to devastate our nation. For others, living with loss of losing a loved one to fatal overdose, looking the other way is not… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

Sheriff Langley Should Stop Attacking the Legislature


Last fall, the Putnam County Legislature and County Executive MaryEllen Odell went through the county’s spending plan with a fine-toothed comb, funded the services that our residents rely upon and cut where we saw redundancies. To look out for our ta… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Sheriff on Marine Division Spat: Responds to ‘Disturbing’ Comments by Lawmakers


On June 3, 2021, Legislator Ginny Nacerino, Chairwoman of the Protective Services Committee, sent a memo to (me) asking (me) to “participate by audio webinar in the meeting of the Protective Services Committee on June 17, 2021, to discuss the matter”… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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