Entries by Brian K. Austin

Taxpayers save as Putnam Hwy Dept. does drainage work on Route 9D in Cold Spring

  Carmel, N.Y. – Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell and Legislator Barbara Scuccimarra went to the worksite where Putnam County is helping the Village of Cold Spring complete a portion of the restored Multi-Modal Drainage Project (MMDP) on Route 9D near Craigside Drive. The Putnam County Highway Department is currently replacing drainage pipes and catch […]

Putnam County Department of Health Holds Point of Dispensing (POD) Drill County Employees Act as “Patients”

Putnam County Department of Health Holds Point of Dispensing (POD) Drill County Employees Act as “Patients” Brewster, NY- The Health Department, working in collaboration with the Bureau of Emergency Services and the Sheriff’s Department, conducted a mock Point of Dispensing (POD) drill on August 12, distributing life-saving medications to more than 350 Putnam “residents.” County […]

Cold Spring-Beacon Shuttle Highlights Regional Collaboration between Putnam and Dutchess Communities

Cold Spring-Beacon Shuttle Highlights Regional Collaboration between Putnam and Dutchess Communities CARMEL, NY – Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell and Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro celebrated the launch of an inter-county shuttle service offered between the Village of Cold Spring and the City of Beacon including stops at Mount Beacon, Main Street, the Metro-North Train […]

LIVE HEALTHY PUTNAM Tip of the Month: Happiness has a positive effect in lowering cortisol levels

LIVE HEALTHY PUTNAM: According to a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, happiness has a positive effect in lowering cortisol levels, the stress hormone that is related to health conditions like type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and autoimmune diseases. But if you aren’t feeling that happy on a daily basis, what can […]

Blue-Green Algae Causes Closures of Beaches in Putnam County; Health Department Launches On-site Testing

July 30, 2015 Blue-Green Algae Causes Closures of Beaches in Putnam County;  Health Department Launches On-site Testing Brewster, NY—As temperatures soar, residents look to cool off in local lakes and beaches. Unfortunately, recent blue-green algae blooms have forced multiple beach closures because of the toxic nature and negative health effects of the algae, known as […]

Heat Wave to Continue in Putnam; Protect Yourself, Check on Seniors

Carmel, N.Y. – The long-range weather forecast shows that Putnam County will be subject to high temperatures and humidity levels through next week. County Executive MaryEllen Odell, Dr. Allen Beals, Commissioner of Health and Anthony Sutton, Commissioner of Emergency Services, are asking residents to take the proper precautions to protect themselves and to check on […]

Putnam Golf Course to Host Second Annual Amateur Championship

CARMEL, N.Y. – County Executive MaryEllen Odell is thrilled to announce that Putnam County Golf Couse will hold its second annual Amateur Golf Championship on Saturday, Aug. 15. Any individual with a USGA Handicap is welcome to play and enjoy a day out on the picturesque Putnam County Golf Course in Mahopac. “Golfers from throughout […]

44th Annual Putnam County 4-H Fair Opens at Veterans Memorial Park

CARMEL, N.Y. –  County Executive MaryEllen Odell and other dignitaries celebrated the start of the 44th annual Putnam County 4-H Fair on Friday, July 24 at Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park in Kent. The fair, which is presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County, will run through Sunday, July 26 and features games, crafts […]