Entries by Brian K. Austin

Blue-Green Algae Arrives Early in Putnam County

Blue-Green Algae Arrives Early in Putnam County BREWSTER, NY— Algal blooms have arrived early in Putnam County lakes this year, due to the recent mild winter. So far this year, at least six beaches have been closed due to harmful growth. Algae can be more than a simple nuisance and may present a serious health […]

July 12 Set as Mosquito Control Day in Putnam;

July 12 Set as Mosquito Control Day in Putnam; Zika Education Bags Arrive at Town Halls BREWSTER, NY—Tuesday, July 12, has been designated “Mosquito Control Day” by County Executive MaryEllen Odell and Michael J. Nesheiwat, MD, Interim Commissioner of Health, calling residents to action to dump all standing water on their property. Zika “education bags” […]

County Executive Odell Names Zuckerman as Putnam County Representative to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board

County Executive Odell Names Zuckerman as Putnam County Representative to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board CARMEL, NY [July 5, 2016] — Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell has named Neal Zuckerman of Garrison to represent Putnam County on the board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). Zuckerman has served on the Metro North Railroad Commuter Council […]

MOODY’S ASSIGNS Aa2 BOND RATING TO $4.2M 2016 PUTNAM COUNTY BOND ISSUE

MOODY’S ASSIGNS Aa2 BOND RATING TO $4.2M 2016 PUTNAM COUNTY BOND ISSUE Solid Financial Operations Cited as Key Factor for Positive Rating CARMEL, NY (July 5, 2016) — County Executive MaryEllen Odell announced today that Moody’s Investors  Service has  assigned a bond rating of Aa2 for the recent $4.2 Million Putnam County  bond sale.  This […]

Health Department and Hospital to Residents: You Talk, We Listen! TAKE OUR SURVEY!

Take the survey. Tell us what you think about community strengths, and health-related issues and concerns. The Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is being updated by the Putnam County Department of Health, Putnam Hospital Center and other public health system partners. The input of residents and those who work in Putnam is also important to […]

Putnam’s Hopes Raised Again for Back-to-School Tax Free Holiday Shopping

Putnam’s Hopes Raised Again for Back-to-School Tax Free Holiday Shopping A bill that would eliminate the county portion of sales tax in Putnam over a 10-day period in August passed the State Senate this week. The legislation, which was requested by the Putnam County government, would mean shoppers enjoy a 50 percent sales tax reduction, […]

Putnam County Youth Bureau is offering “FREE” Adventure Camp Program at Camp Herrlich. Slots are still available for kids, ages 9-15 years old.

Putnam County Youth Bureau is offering “FREE” Adventure Camp Program at Camp Herrlich. Slots are still available for kids, ages 9-15 years old. It is an opportunity for kids to build leadership skills through various activities, such as team building exercises and outdoor adventures. 2016 Registration 2016 liability 2016 MEDICAL FORM 2016

Matthew DeRosa, a graduate of Mahopac High School and sophomore attending St. Anselm College became the youngest to get a hole in one in Putnam County Golf Course history.

MAHOPAC, NEW YORK—JULY 1, 2016 On Friday, July 1st Matthew DeRosa, a graduate of Mahopac High School and sophomore attending St. Anselm College became the youngest to get a hole in one in Putnam County Golf Course history. “Being the youngest player to ever get a hole in one in Putnam County Golf Course history […]

Take a look at the CTC Summer Newsletter

Take a look at the CTC Summer Newsletter! The Summer Newsletter 2016    Communities That Care (CTC) is a five step comprehensive prevention approach that provides research-based tools to help communities identify and address risk and protective factors associated with substance abuse, delinquency, teen pregnancy, school dropout and violence. This approach was developed by researchers […]