Entries by Brian K. Austin

Putnam County Implements “No Smoking, No Vaping” Policy

Putnam County Implements “No Smoking, No Vaping” Policy BREWSTER, NY—While health officials debate the question of electronic cigarettes nationwide, Putnam County is moving ahead with implementation of a revised County Code, that expands the definition of smoking to include the use of electronic cigarettes. What this means is that where smoking is prohibited in public […]

First Case of Zika Virus Is Confirmed in Putnam County

BREWSTER, NY—One Putnam County resident has been confirmed positive for Zika virus and a second additional case is being tested, announced the Putnam County Department of Health today. Both residents had recently travelled out of the country. The current case count in New York State is 16 confirmed infections. “We are working with our local […]

UPDATE: Free Zika Testing Expanded to Include Pregnant Women Travelers Without Symptoms

UPDATE: Free Zika Testing Expanded to Include Pregnant Women Travelers Without Symptoms BREWSTER, NY—Free advanced testing for Zika virus infection has been expanded by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). Now pregnant women without symptoms, who travelled to the areas affected by the Zika virus, can take advantage of this free testing. Previously […]

Putnam County Public Transportation Limited; Pre K & EI Transportation Cancelled

All public transportation fixed routes is on limited service, snow routes on major roads only until further notice. Prekindergarten and Early Intervention Transportation is cancelled as centers are closed for the day.  The Croton Falls Shuttle is running with minor delays. We apologize and expect that as the storm passes that conditions will improve.  We will be […]

Putnam County Closes All Senior Centers And Programs Friday 2/5/2016

In response to the weather conditions that are currently impacting the county, Putnam County will be closing all Senior Centers and Senior Programs today, Friday, February 5.  This includes medical transportation and adult daycare. All public transportation fixed routes is on limited service, snow routes on major roads only until further notice. Prekindergarten and Early Intervention […]

Travelers with Zika Symptoms Are Eligible for Free Testing; Free Information Hotline Established

Travelers with Zika Symptoms Are Eligible for Free Testing; Free Information Hotline Established BREWSTER, NY—Putnam County residents who have traveled to areas where Zika virus infection is ongoing—and who have symptoms—can take advantage of free advanced testing by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). Testing is currently not available through commercial laboratories. Symtomatic […]

Odell Supports Search for Outstanding Senior Citizens

Odell Supports Search for Outstanding Senior Citizens Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell is supporting Director of the Office for Senior Resources, Patricia Sheehy, and the Putnam County Senior Citizens Advisory Board as they seek nominations for this year’s SENIOR CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD. “We are fortunate to have a very active senior population,” said […]

United for the Troops – Operation Cupid

United for the Troops has a red box in the County Office Building. Operation Cupid with United For The Troops. It starts now and we pack on January 23. All small Valentine favorites, Plenty of Valentine Cards from all ages and any items from our Wish list. Wish list: “UNITED FOR THE TROOPS “ We […]