Entries by Brian K. Austin

Memorial Day Events & Festivities Around Putnam County

Friday , Saturday , Sunday, May 27,28,29, 2016 Putnam County Joint Veterans Council- John Morris Memorial Watchfire Vigil, each night 6 PM-6AM May 27,28,29 Opening Ceremony Friday the 27th at 7:00 PM Flag Retirement through out the Vigil. Sunday May 29, 20156 VFW Post 1374 & Auxiliary, Carmel & American Legion Post 270- 9:00 AM Ceremony […]

Senior Luau 2016 Wednesday June 1st!

Please join us for our Annual Putnam County Senior Citizen Picnic to be held at the Putnam County Veterans’ Memorial Park Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. This year’s theme: Luau Food, Entertainment/Music, Dancing, 50/50 Raffle We hope you can come and enjoy the fun. Be sure to wear your best Hawaiian […]

Putnam County Clerk Encourages Veterans to Take Advantage of Return the F.A.V.O.R Discount Program

CARMEL, N.Y. – As the county prepares to celebrate Veterans Day, Putnam County Clerk Michael Bartolotti reminds Putnam residents, who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, to participate in the Return the F.A.V.O.R. Discount Program to get year-round savings as a small token of appreciation. “Putnam County has always been a very patriotic community […]


  George D’Alessandro of Carmel and Gloria Troy of Mahopac are the County’s 2016 Outstanding Volunteers, according to County Executive MaryEllen Odell.  Both Mr. D’Alessandro and Ms. Troy were recognized by the County Executive and Director of Office for Senior Resources, Patricia Sheehy, at the R.S.V.P. Luncheon held on May 6, 2016 at the Putnam […]


District Attorney Robert Tendy returned to his former job as Putnam Valley Supervisor for a few moments to help release Sterile Grass Carp into Putnam Valley’s Lake Oscawana. This was part of multi-faceted program to control weeds in the lake, and it was one of the last projects Tendy completed before he left Putnam Valley […]

Rabies Concerns Increase as Warmer Temperatures Arrive

Rabies Concerns Increase as Warmer Temperatures Arrive Brewster, NY— With warmer temperatures and more hours of daylight, people are spending more time outdoors and the potential for contact with wildlife increases. Raccoons, skunks, foxes and bats, as well as feral cats, can carry the rabies virus, which is found in the saliva and nervous tissue […]


PUTNAM COUNTY’S AGRICULTURAL & FARMLAND PROTECTION BOARD RELEASES NEW “KEEP PUTNAM FARMING” REPORT Original Research Includes Current Data on Farmers, Farmland and Local Community Access to Farm Products; Recommendations Identify Opportunities for a Vibrant and Diverse Agricultural Sector in Putnam County Cold Spring, New York – May 9, 2016 – Founded in 1997, the Putnam […]

Thank you for making this year’s Heart Walk amazing!

Our County Executive MaryEllen Odell revived a very nice Thank You message from Dawn Dorien – Chair, 2016 Putnam Heart Walk Executive Committee  Hi MaryEllen, You did it! This year’s Putnam Heart Walk was our best ever — thanks to you. Thousands of passionate, caring people came together to send a message: We want healthier lives, free of heart diseases and […]