Perspectives

The Business Viewpoint: Is Your Welcome Mat Out?

Scenes like this give visitors the impression we are hostile not only to differing views, but to visitors in general. This photo was taken on Route 6 in Carmel. Photo provided. I came across an article recently that noted a concerning statistic. A… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username […]

The Opportunities in Putnam County


I would like to thank Neal Zuckerman for his insightful “Perspective” article published in the Courier on June 30, 2020. The Age of COVID-19 has taken a devasting toll on our national and our local economy. In particular, small Main Street busines… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Reevaluating Honor: The Road to Retiring Race-Based Mascots

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Returning home from undergrad, I began to feel uncomfortable with having to pass my alma mater, Mahopac High School, donned with spears, feathers, and the faces of Native Americans with headdresses, worn by American Indians from the Plains region of the United States. Having to drive under the sign “Welcome to Indian County” to get to my house put a […]

Entering Phase 4 — What a Long, Strange Trip it’s Been

It’s only July, and our entire community has experienced more than a year’s worth of change, challenges, and crises. As a business advocacy organization, our mettle was tested on every front, but through adversity we found strength, clarity of missio… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

The Putnam County Economy After COVID: What Next?


Putnam County has the 2nd-highest household median income in New York State (just behind Nassau). That substantial economic advantage comes, in part, from the fact that ~5000 or so Putnam County residents (or 10% of our working population) commute da… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

PERSPECTIVE

The Economy: From The Big Picture To The Individual View

What does the stock market know that the rest of us don’t? In March 2020, before COVID-19 fully affected the economy, the U.S. unemployment rate was 4.4% (Putnam was at 4.2%). In April, across the U.S., the rate rose to 14.7%. This is the largest one… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access […]

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.


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