Perspectives

PERSPECTIVE


I read with great sadness that an anti-Semitic incident occurred in Putnam County, where swastikas and messages of hate were spraypainted onto a Jewish home in Nelsonville. There can be no tolerance for such behavior in our community. A swastika is a… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password […]

‘A Soldier Died Today’


Karl Rohde is director of the Putnam County Veterans Service Agency. He has long been an advocate for veterans.This plaintive declaration at the conclusion of A. Lawrence Vaincourt’s 1987 poem Just a Common Soldier speaks volumes. “Our country is in … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

No Place for Hate


I took the opportunity yesterday afternoon to go to the remembrance observance at Congregation Kol Ami in White Plains. There were over 1000 people jammed in the sanctuary and it was truly a place of peace, comfort, healing, and frustration. We need… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Riding the Rails: Politics, not Necessarily Economics


  For those who have read this occasional column before, you are familiar with the MTA’s financial straits. Over the past several days, though, from articles covering a new report from State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, to a 60 Minutes piece one rece… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Heartbreaking Events; Respect, Civility Needed


The terrorist attack on a synagogue this weekend, the worst such attack in our nation’s history, reminds us that hate speech has a consequence and that there is danger to our most vulnerable institutions, our places of worship as well as our schools…. Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Social Media and Civility


I’m not very good at the social media thing. I’ve had moments in my old business (investment management) when I’d been told to embrace it and “build a personal brand.” More recently, as a teacher, writer and speaker, I’ve had others urge me to “get m… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access […]


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