Entries by Brian K. Austin

County Executive Chairs First Panel Session to Work on Putnam County Shared Service Property Tax Savings Plan

County Executive Chairs First Panel Session to Work on Putnam County Shared Service Property Tax Savings Plan Meeting at TOPS Center Draws Quorum of Representatives from County’s Six Municipalities CARMEL, NY – On Thursday, May 18th, 2017 Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell initiated a county-wide planning session designed to save money for taxpayers through increased […]

Full Volume Test for Indian Point Sirens Set for Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 10:30 AM

Entergy is conducting a full-volume test of the Indian Point siren system in Westchester, Rockland, Orange and Putnam counties on Wednesday, May 31st at 10:30 AM. During the test the sirens will sound for four minutes. WHUD Radio (100.7 FM) will test the Emergency Alert System immediately following the siren test. County officials will use […]

PUTNAM DA USES NY SAFE STREET GRANT MONEY TO PURCHASE BODY ARMOR VESTS FOR SHERIFF’S OFFICERS

PUTNAM DA USES NY SAFE STREET GRANT MONEY TO PURCHASE BODY ARMOR VESTS FOR SHERIFF’S OFFICERS CARMEL, NEW YORK – MAY 23, 2017: Putnam County District Attorney Robert Tendy announced today that he has used money from the Safe Street Grant to purchase five body armor vests for the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department. The vests […]

Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell was joined by state Senator Terrence Murphy and other government officials for an information session about the Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s County-wide Shared Services Initiative.

On Thursday, May 18, Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell was joined by state Senator Terrence Murphy, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne and local government and school officials for an information session about the Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s County-wide Shared Services Initiative. The Initiative, included in the enacted FY 2018 Budget, requires county officials to develop localized plans that find […]

Cutting Veterans’ Services – It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again

Cutting Veterans’ Services – It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again By Karl Rohde, director, Putnam County Veterans Service Agency In 1991, Governor Mario Cuomo attempted to reduce his New York State budget by cutting services to the Veterans of Putnam County.  Today, the legacy continues as his son and current NYS Governor, Andrew Cuomo, attempts […]

Historic Putnam County Courthouse Shines Blue in Tribute to Fallen Police Officers during Police Memorial Week

Special Dedication Hosted at Spain Cornerstone Park in Memory of James J. O’Neill, Founder of the Stephen P. Driscoll Memorial Lodge, FOP CARMEL, NY – Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell announced today that the historic Putnam County courthouse located on Gleneida Avenue in Carmel, NY, will be lit up in blue in tribute to fallen […]