Entries by Brian K. Austin

Putnam County’s Shares Services Plan to Use a Bottoms Up Approach

CARMEL, NY – Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell facilitated the first 2018 shared services meeting for the County-wide Shared Services Initiative with the county’s town supervisors, village mayors and other stakeholders in the community at the Bureau of Emergency Services TOPS Building in Carmel on Monday, Feb. 5. “As a home-rule state, it is up […]

Odell leads Bipartisan Conference of NYS County Leaders

As NYSAC President, Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell hosted county delegates from across the state at the 2018 Legislative Conference hosted by the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) at the Desmond Hotel in Albany in late January. “This annual event is an important opportunity for county officials to share best practices, engage with […]

PCDOH Opens Doors for Free Flu Vaccines

BREWSTER, NY— Just two weeks after declaring the flu a “health disaster emergency,” Governor Cuomo has directed the state health department to financially support local health departments to provide expanded services. The Putnam County Department of Health will offer free flu vaccines daily at their main office, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., starting on […]

Heart Health in Winter

Brewster, NY- February is Heart Health Month, an ideal time for Putnam residents to focus on their heart’s health. Most everyone knows someone who has been affected by heart disease or stroke. It is the leading cause of death in Putnam County and the U.S as well. About 2,300 Americans die of heart disease each […]

Staff and students of the Putnam County Youth Bureau programs meet with New York State Legislators during the 17th Annual ANYSYB Youth Leadership Forum in Albany

The Putnam County Youth Bureau attended the Youth Leadership Forum in Albany from Monday, February 5 until Tuesday, February 6, 2018. In attendance were Janeen Cunningham, Youth Bureau Executive Director, Casandra Barcavage, Youth Program Specialist, Dana Foley, Youth Program Specialist, Teresa Carlin, Brewster High School student, Brian McElroy, Kennedy Catholic High School student, John DeMuro, […]

Putnam County and Mercy College team up for new degree program

CARMEL, NY – Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell announced that Mercy College will be offering a bachelor’s degree program in corporate and homeland security management through the county’s Bureau of Emergency Services’ Training and Operations Center Building (TOPS Building) at the Donald B. Smith Campus in Carmel. The program will begin in Fall 2018. “We […]