Perspectives

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.

The Business Viewpoint: We Must Do What We Can

If ever my least favorite saying “it is what it is” was applicable, it’s now. There is so much happening in our world and our country that we cannot control or even fathom yet we need to come to a level of acceptance in order to persevere. We hopeful… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County […]

The Business Viewpoint: Election 2020: Finding Balance & Acceptance

Marred by doubt, disruption, and obstruction, the Presidential election has been like a death by a thousand cuts. Most of us are in a state of confusion, disbelief, and fear. Yet, this morning, after reading through a ton of articles by economic expe… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Will We Even Have Winter High School Sports?

I live by that old adage of hoping for the best and preparing for the worst. For the sake of our great student-athletes, I am hoping the winter sports season gets off the ground as scheduled on Nov. 30 and is sustained through the winter. But as the … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County […]

Law Enforcement and the 2021 Budget


Recently, there have been false and erroneous statements circulating regarding law enforcement and the 2021 county budget, and I appreciate the opportunity to correct the record. In public meetings, some people have characterized this budget as “defu… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Let’s Talk Anxiety Levels

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Anxiety is in the air … We feel it everywhere we go. Anxiety intrudes our houses as we turn on the news, or try to figure out why our wifi is crashing for the second time again on a video work call. It is within our families as our relatives talk politics, or how we navigate how we will have […]

Business Viewpoint: Lessons from Our Travels

Zoning Out: It’s Time to Get Creative I recently paid a visit to some friends in the Poconos. During our little sightseeing jaunt, we visited The Shops at Hawley Silk Mill, a jawdropping venue where our friends held their wedding reception. A for… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Let’s Talk COVID Anger

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You are not alone with feeling that you are experiencing anger now more than before. Maybe you never thought you were the type to get angry at the little stuff and now everything is setting you off. Someone not having their mask over their nose or a family member having a different view regarding how to safely get together is […]


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