Entries by Brian K. Austin

Mosquito and Tick Season Has Arrived: Yard Clean-Up and Personal Precautions Reduce Chance of Getting Sick

Mosquito and Tick Season Has Arrived: Yard Clean-Up and Personal Precautions Reduce Chance of Getting Sick   BREWSTER, NY—With mild weather arriving, tick numbers are increasing and mosquitos will be breeding—both will be looking for warm-blooded human hosts to bite. Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, babesiosis and other tick-borne illnesses, along with a growing group of mosquito-carried […]

Sexually Transmitted Disease Rises Steeply in Putnam PCDOH Urges Prevention during STD Awareness Month—and Year Long

Sexually Transmitted Disease Rises Steeply in Putnam PCDOH Urges Prevention during STD Awareness Month—and Year Long BREWSTER, NY— Rates of the sexually-transmitted disease chlamydia have been rising dramatically in Putnam County, in comparison to both the national average and New York State (without New York City). Over the eight years from 2006 to 2014, Putnam’s […]

Camp Operators Attend Health Department Safety Seminar; Kent Lakes Physician Discusses Wilderness Medicine

Camp Operators Attend Health Department Safety Seminar; Kent Lakes Physician Discusses Wilderness Medicine Brewster, NY—Lightning strikes, severe allergic reactions, swimming accidents and near drownings…these were just some of the topics covered in this year’s Camp Operator’s Seminar conducted by the Putnam County Department of Health (PCDOH). The free training, held on Tuesday, April 5, from […]

PUTNAM COUNTY CLERK MICHAEL BARTOLOTTI AND COUNTY EXECUTIVE MARYELLEN ODELL BOOST ORGAN DONATION

PUTNAM COUNTY CLERK MICHAEL BARTOLOTTI AND COUNTY EXECUTIVE MARYELLEN ODELL BOOST ORGAN DONATION Putnam County Clerk Michael C. Bartolotti and County Executive MaryEllen Odell will be partnering with the New York Alliance for Donation (NYAD) to promote organ, eye and tissue donation in Putnam County.  This program is responsible for saving and improving the lives […]

Putnam County Ranks Among Top Five Counties in NYS, For SIXth consecutive year

Putnam County Ranks Among Top Five Counties in NYS, For SIXth consecutive year Brewster, NY—The seventh annual County Health Rankings have been released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, and for the sixth consecutive year, Putnam County ranks among the top five counties in New York State. Putnam […]

Putnam County DOH Hosts Tenth Annual Food Operator’s Seminar

Putnam County DOH Hosts Tenth Annual Food Operator’s Seminar Brewster, NY—More than 150 food establishments were represented at this year’s Food Operator’s Seminar, conducted by the Putnam County Department of Health (PCDOH). The tenth annual event, held on Monday, March 14, and repeated on Tuesday, March 15, convened chefs, caterers, owners and operators of Putnam […]

PUTNAM COUNTY PASSPORT SATURDAY-APRIL 23, 2016

PUTNAM COUNTY PASSPORT SATURDAY-APRIL 23, 2016 Press Contact:                       Michael C. Bartolotti, Putnam County Clerk Telephone:                             845-808-1142 X49301 The Putnam County Clerk’s Office is hosting its Fourth Annual Putnam County Passport Saturday at its office located at 40 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, New York on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm to […]