Entries by Brian K. Austin

Putnam Arts Councils and Southeast Museum bring art and history to Tilly’s Table

The Putnam Arts Council in partnership with the Southeast Museum and Putnam County Government, is proud to bring art and history to Tilly’s Table Restaurant at Tilly Foster Farm on Rt. 312 in Brewster.  Featured at the restaurant are reproductions of historic photographs and maps from the collection of the Southeast Museum along with artwork […]

First Harvest Picked from Tilly Foster Farm Produce to be used at Tilly’s Table and for Seniors

BREWSTER, NY—Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell was on-hand at Tilly Foster Farm and Educational Institute in Brewster recently when the first harvest was picked from the county-owned farm. The third-of-an-acre garden is growing over two dozen types of crops that will be used by Tilly’s Table and the Office for Senior Resources. “The next phase […]

Free Use of Veterans Memorial Park for Tonetta Lake Permit Holders While Town Beach Closed

CARMEL, NY – With the blue green algae issue forcing the closure of Tonetta Lake Beach in the Town of Southeast, County Executive MaryEllen Odell, with support from Legislators Joseph Castellano and Paul Jonke, has decided to allow Southeast residents with Tonetta Lake beach passes the ability to use Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park, located […]

Seniors Moved to Knights of Columbus as Renovations of the Carmel Friendship Center are Underway

CARMEL, NY –  Putnam County MaryEllen Odell announced that the County has begun the renovations of the Carmel Friendship Center at the Donald B. Smith Campus in Carmel. The new configuration of the building will allow additional services, more room for recreational activities, a larger dining area and an updated kitchen facility. While the work […]

PUTNAM COUNTY CLERK MICHAEL C. BARTOLOTTI SWEARS IN 48 NEW CITIZENS AT NATURALIZATION CEREMONY ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2018

PUTNAM COUNTY WELCOMES NEWEST CITIZENS PUTNAM COUNTY CLERK MICHAEL C. BARTOLOTTI SWEARS IN 48 NEW CITIZENS AT NATURALIZATION CEREMONY ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2018 AT PUTNAM COUNTY HISTORIC COURTHOUSE Putnam County Clerk Michael C. Bartolotti hosted a Naturalization Ceremony on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the Putnam County Historic Courthouse, Carmel, New York.  Clerk Bartolotti administered […]

Heat Wave Brings Health Problems

Brewster, NY- When the temperatures soar, health problems can arise. Staying cool and hydrated is the key to staying healthy and safe in a heat wave. Even those who are young and physically fit can suffer heat-related illness in extreme temperatures, especially when the hot weather lasts a few days. During hot weather, outdoor activities […]

Putnam’s Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturers Moves Forward

CARMEL, NY – Putnam County’s lawsuit to hold the opioid manufacturers and distributors responsible for the rampant heroin and opioid abuse and deaths in our communities can proceed after several Motions to Dismiss were rejected in State Supreme Court in Central Islip, NY, on Tuesday, June 19. State Supreme Court Justice Jerry Garguilo denied several […]

Blue-Green Algae Arrives Early, Again

BREWSTER, NY— Blue-green algal blooms have arrived early for the second consecutive year. So far this year, seven public beaches in Putnam County have been closed due to harmful growth. Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are more than a simple nuisance. They can present a serious health hazard. Residents should be cautious when swimming, boating, or […]