Entries by Brian K. Austin

Putnam County EOC Open. Numerous Roads Impassable. Large Scale Power Outages

The line of thunderstorms that continue to pass through Putnam County have left a trail of destruction with most major roads experiencing hazards with some being impassable. Our State, County and local highway crews are working to clear roadways. Many of the downed trees involve power lines and that creates an additional safety hazard. “Our […]

Happy Birthday Putnam County! Celebrate Putnam County’s History June 12th

CARMEL, NEW YORK, May 10 — Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell and County Historian Sarah Johnson, Ph.D., invite the public to celebrate Putnam County’s 206th birthday on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at the Historic Courthouse, 44 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, NY, from         10 – 11:30 am.  During the annual birthday ceremony, the County Historian will debut […]

Free Hepatitis C Testing at PCDOH on May 18; All Baby Boomers Advised to Have One-Time Test

BREWSTER, NY—The Putnam County Department of Health (PCDOH) is offering free hepatitis C testing in recognition of National Hepatitis C Testing Day. Testing will take place on Friday, May 18, especially targeted to New York State baby boomers. Anyone can get “Hep C,” but those born from 1945 through 1965 are five times more likely […]

Twelfth Annual Food Operator’s Seminar Held; Eight Putnam County Food Establishments Honored

Brewster, NY— More than 135 attendees—chefs, caterers, owners and operators of Putnam County’s food establishments—were in attendance for the twelfth annual Food Operator’s Seminar on April 16 and 17. This year the event took place in the newly renovated Tilly Foster Farm venue, and showcased food prepared by the BOCES culinary students at the farm […]

Putnam County Gets Additional $1.7 million from New York State to Repave Route 6

CARMEL, NY – After the County Executive met with Regional Director of New York State Department of Transportation Lance MacMillan, Senator Terrence Murphy, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne, along with Commissioner of Highways & Facilities Fred Pena, P.E. and other officials regarding the condition of state roads and the funding necessary to begin repairs as soon as […]

Putnam County has Lowest Unemployment and Highest Home Sales Increase in the Hudson Valley

CARMEL, NY – Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell announced that recent reports indicate that Putnam County has the lowest unemployment rate and highest home sales increase in the Hudson Valley, which provide evidence of county’s economic vitality. “The numbers validate that the efforts we are making to drive Putnam County forward are working,” said County […]

Odell Calls on Putnam Legislature to Mull Charitable Trusts

CARMEL, NY – Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell is asking the Putnam County Legislature to consider whether the use of charitable trusts would be advantageous to residents after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation related to the fiscal year 2019 NYS Budget, which offers it as an alternative to the traditional tax code for local municipalities […]