October 20, 2010 RSS feed / Perspectives

Does Putnam Need Four Coroners?

The $64,000 question being asked around Putnam County this week deals with its coroners: Does a county of slightly more than 100,000 people need four coroner positions? More...

Grab Your Hard Hat!

Sometimes you feel like a nut

You’re walking through the woods on a fine, breezy autumn day, when suddenly— bonk! What hit me? As the breeze picks up, you’re bombarded by a veritable blitz of hard, pointy acorns.   More...

Too Brief a Sunrise: A Look at Philipstown’s First Homicide

(Part 2 of 3)

Oct. 1843: George Denny, by now an 18-year-old drifter, and one of habitual thievery, was standing trial for the murder of 80-year-old Abraham Wanzer; a charge to which he would plead not guilty. More...

The Gallic-Garlic Issue

In the late 1970s, I had the great fortune to buy a house in the beautiful countryside of southwestern England. For a sheltered Southern girl, this period began my education in how people in other parts of the world live. More...

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