Sports

School Officials Fearful over Upcoming Elections


For the first time in the history of public education in New York State, Uncle Sam will be playing a major role in the balloting process. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, school elections will be taking place on June 9 having been moved back from May… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access […]

It’s the 1950s All Over! Drive-Ins To Become Hot Spot Again


There is something of a phenomenon going in Europe, a nostalgic phenomenon that is likely to cross the ocean and entrench itself in the U.S. particularly in the Hudson Valley. With the coronavirus running roughshod across the globe, and lockdowns … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Renegades Prepare For Season That May Never Start


It’s not looking good for a Hudson Valley Renegades season at Dutchess Stadium in nearby Fishkill, but the minor league baseball team is preparing as if it will be on the field next month for the start of the New York-Penn League season. The club has… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access […]

Cayea Not Recommended for Rehire As Carmel Football Coach


The long saga of Carmel High School football coach Todd Cayea appears to be over. The 25-year coach, most recently the Section 1 Coach of the Year for leading the Rams to the Class AA championship game this past season, was not recommended for reh… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

With Cuomo’s Decision On Schools, Spring Sports Are Canceled


And just like that, with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision to keep schools physically closed for the final six weeks of the year and wrap it up with remote learning, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association followed suit and announced th… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Cancellation of High School Spring Sports Opens Floodgates Of Emotion


I am an emotional person. Of course I am. I am Italian. What else would you expect? I speak with my hands. I can convey agreement with a half-smile and a head nod. I can cast doubt with a perfectly arched eyebrow. My sarcasm is an eye roll; my … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam […]

Home Is Where The Workouts Are


This is going to sound like a meme in the making, good for a few chuckles, but it’s not. It’s totally serious and in this time of global pandemic and shelter-in-place, it’s practical reality. “Wine bottles,” Krista Ferrara says with a laugh. “Wine… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Time Is Running Out on Spring High School Sports


Commentary As painful as it is to say, developments in the last week trend more and more toward an inevitable conclusion – we will not have a spring high school sports season in the Hudson Valley, in Section 1, or in the entire state this year. Gov…. Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to […]

Coronavirus Causes College Coaches To Improvise Recruiting


Among the five Putnam County high schools there are hundreds of athletes hoping to be recruited and play sports in college, no matter what the level – Division I, Division II, Division III, even junior college. But that has become increasingly diffic… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

State Changes Position On Golfing And Boating


So, a week after Gov. Andrew Cuomo included golf courses, boat launches and marinas to the list of non-essential businesses that should be closed due to the spread of the coronavirus, that edict has been overturned. Despite the fact that Cuomo has… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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