PUTNAM COUNTY PASSPORT SATURDAY-SEPTEMBER 24, 2016

PUTNAM COUNTY PASSPORT SATURDAY-SEPTEMBER 24, 2016

Press Contact:                       Michael C. Bartolotti, Putnam County Clerk

Telephone:                             845-808-1142 X49301

In recognition that September is “National Passport Awareness Month” and the upcoming holiday travel season, the Putnam County Clerk’s Office is hosting a “Second 2016 Putnam County Passport Saturday” at its office located at 40 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, New York on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm to provide passport information to U.S. citizens and to accept passport applications.  Putnam County Clerk Michael C. Bartolotti is holding this event as a convenience to our customers who need to obtain a passport in time for the busy holiday travel season.  County Clerk Michael C. Bartolotti can be reached at 845-808-1142 X49301 for any questions or concerns regarding obtaining a U.S. Passport or traveling abroad.

U.S. citizens must present a valid passport book when entering or re-entering the United States by air.  U.S. citizens entering the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda at land borders and sea ports of entry must present a passport book, passport card, or other travel documents approved by the U.S. government.

Information on the cost and how to apply for a U.S. passport is available at the Putnam County Clerk’s Website located at www.putnamcountyny.gov .  U.S. citizens may also obtain passport information by phone by calling the Putnam County Clerk’s Office at 845-808-1142 X49273.

Event:             Second 2016 Putnam County Passport Saturday

Date:               Saturday, September 24, 2016

Time:              9:00 am until 1:00 pm

Where:           Putnam County Clerk’s Office

                        40 Gleneida Avenue

                        Carmel, New York 10512

PUTNAM COUNTY WELCOMES NEWEST CITIZENS PUTNAM COUNTY CLERK MICHAEL C. BARTOLOTTI SWEARS IN 36 NEW CITIZENS AT NATURALIZATION CEREMONY JULY 2016

PUTNAM COUNTY WELCOMES NEWEST CITIZENS

PUTNAM COUNTY CLERK MICHAEL C. BARTOLOTTI
SWEARS IN 36 NEW CITIZENS AT NATURALIZATION CEREMONY
ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016 AT PUTNAM COUNTY HISTORIC COURTHOUSE

 

Putnam County Clerk Michael C. Bartolotti hosted a Naturalization Ceremony on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 a 10 a.m., at the Putnam County Historic Courthouse, Carmel, New York.  Clerk Bartolotti administered the Oath of Allegiance to 36 new citizens from 29 different countries.

Prior to the ceremony, the County Clerk’s Office greeted the new citizens and presented them with important information about passports and voter registration.

The Naturalization Ceremony was opened by the American Legion Post 1080 Color Guard.  The Hon. James T. Rooney, Associate Justice of the NYS Supreme Court served as the officiating Supreme Court Justice and offered court remarks.  The Hon. Donald B. Smith, Putnam County Sheriff, led the opening prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.  Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell offered welcoming remarks.  Miss Lauren Shields, a sixteen year old organ donor recipient and outspoken champion in the organ donation movement gave the Keynote Speech.  Samantha Altman, a sophomore at Carmel High School, presented the gathering with beautiful renditions of the “Star Spangled Banner” and God Bless America.”

After the ceremony, a coffee and cake reception was held to welcome our newest citizens.

Any citizens wishing to view photos and video of the ceremony are encouraged to visit www.putnamcountyny.gov/county-clerk or visit our Facebook page.

Twenty-nine Nations

For further information, call:

Office of the Putnam County Clerk at 845-808-1142 Ext. 49301

Putnam County Clerk Encourages Veterans to Take Advantage of Return the F.A.V.O.R Discount Program

CARMEL, N.Y. – As the county prepares to celebrate Veterans Day, Putnam County Clerk Michael Bartolotti reminds Putnam residents, who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, to participate in the Return the F.A.V.O.R. Discount Program to get year-round savings as a small token of appreciation.

“Putnam County has always been a very patriotic community and I am thrilled to be able to continue this program which allows my office and the local merchants a way to say thank you to our Veterans every day,” said County Clerk Bartolotti. “The merchants are all eager to ‘Return the Favor’ and give thanks for all the sacrifices you have made to guarantee our freedom and safety.”

The Return the F.A.V.O.R. (Find & Assist Vets of Record) Discount Program entitles Veterans to hundreds of discounts on merchandise and services throughout Putnam County.

“You cannot put a dollar amount on what we, as a society, owe our Veterans,” said Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell. “What we can do is take every opportunity we have to show our gratitude. I support the County Clerk’s Return the Favor program and encourage all of the Veterans to use it. It can save you money on meals, home heating and other services as well as on rounds of golf at Putnam County Golf Course.”

Veterans who file their DD214s at the Putnam County Clerk’s Office are issued a Putnam County Veteran ID card that enables them to take advantage of discounts offered by local merchants.

“Filing the DD214 with the County Clerk’s Office is an important thing for Veterans to do,” said Bartolotti. “By my office keeping it on file you do not have to worry about losing it. It is an essential document required for many Veterans services. The Return the F.A.V.O.R program is a bonus.”

Putnam County’s Return the F.A.V.O.R. program is a wonderful way to help and honor our Veterans at the same time,” said Art Hanley, chairman of the Putnam County Joint Veterans Council. “Participating Veterans are assured that they will always be able to find a copy of their DD214 and the ID card they are issued is good for discounts from merchants throughout the county who wish to say thank you for your service.”

A list of the participating merchants and the discount offered is available on the County Clerk’s website, putnamcountyny.com/county-clerk, along with the program’s rules and conditions.

“The program’s success is dependent not only on the participation of our Veterans, but also our local merchants,” said Bartolotti.  “As such we strongly suggest every Putnam County business to enroll as a participating merchant.”

Merchants who are interested in participating in the Return the F.A.V.O.R program can find applications to join there as well.

For more information, visit putnamcountyny.com/county-clerk or call (845) 808-1142 x 49301.

PUTNAM COUNTY WELCOMES NEWEST CITIZENS – 41 NEW CITIZENS AT NATURALIZATION CEREMONY APRIL 2016

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 of thousands of New Yorkers in dire need of transplants.

“April is National Donate Life month, and we are delighted to continue working with NYAD on a countywide basis to encourage residents to become an organ or tissue donor.”  Mr. Bartolotti said, “Putnam County is proud to be one of the many counties throughout the state participating in this important program and I am pleased to partner with County Executive Odell in bringing this program to the attention of our residents.”

There are over 19 million New Yorkers; yet only 24% of adults in New York State are registered donors, compared to the national average of more than 50%.  In New York alone, the number of men, women and children waiting for a transplant is over 10,000.  While 33% of Putnam County residents are registered donors, we believe we can do better!

Mr. Bartolotti will be placing brochures and posters in the Putnam County DMV alerting customers of the donor crisis and asking them to enroll on the Life Registry.  Interested customers can also enroll by checking off the organ donor box on any license or non-driver ID card transaction (MV-44).

“21 people die every day due to the lack of available organs.  98% of New Yorkers enroll in the New York State Donate Life Registry through local DMV offices which makes our efforts on this behalf even more important.”  County Executive Odell said, “We can make a significant difference in increasing the numbers of donors through our constant contact with residents, and I am happy to work alongside County Clerk Bartolotti and NYAD to make their goal of a significantly increased registry a reality.”

 

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 provide passport information to U.S. citizens and to accept passport applications.  Putnam County Clerk Michael C. Bartolotti is holding this event as a convenience to our customers who need to obtain a passport in time for the busy summer travel season.  County Clerk Michael C. Bartolotti can be reached at 845-808-1142 X49301 for any questions or concerns regarding obtaining a U.S. Passport or traveling abroad.

U.S. citizens must present a valid passport book when entering or re-entering the United States by air.  U.S. citizens entering the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda at land borders and sea ports of entry must present a passport book, passport card, or other travel documents approved by the U.S. government.

Information on the cost and how to apply for a U.S. passport is available at the Putnam County Clerk’s Website located at www.putnamcountyny.gov .  U.S. citizens may also obtain passport information by phone by calling the Putnam County Clerk’s Office at 845-808-1142 X49273.

  • Event:Fourth Annual Putnam County Passport Saturday
  • Date: Saturday, April 23, 2016
  • Time: 9:00 am until 1:00 pm
  • Where: Putnam County Clerk’s Office 40 Gleneida Avenue Carmel, New York 10512

 

Putnam DMV Drop Box Installed in Philipstown

CARMEL, N.Y. – Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell and County Clerk Michael Bartolotti have been committed to improving the access residents on the western side of the county have to government services such as routine Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) transactions. After working with County Legislator Barbara Scuccimarra, Philipstown Town Clerk Tina Merando and Philipstown Highway Superintendent Roger Chirico on logistics, Odell and Bartolotti are pleased to announce the installation of a DMV drop box at the Philipstown Town Hall, 238 Main Street, Cold Spring, N.Y.

“It has been one of the priorities of this administration to expand the number of county services that are easily available to residents in Philipstown, Cold Spring and Nelsonville,” County Executive Odell said. “I am so delighted that residents on the western side of the county will no longer have to travel far to complete some general DMV matters. I appreciate all the effort that County Clerk Michael Bartolotti, Legislator Barbara Scuccimarra, Philipstown Town Clerk Tina Merando and Philipstown Highway Superintendent Roger Chirico put forth to make this a reality. This is the beginning of good things for Western Putnam.”

The DMV drop box will provide 24-hour service for license renewals accompanied by a valid eye test within the past six months, registration renewals and license plates surrenders with a $1.00 transaction fee.

County Clerk Bartolotti reminds patrons that renewing locally helps support Putnam by keeping the revenues in County and not sending them to the State.  “We use these revenues to not only cover the cost of our local DMV, but to also help keep your County property taxes low,” he said. “If you renew by mail or online, those revenues are lost to Albany. We, at Putnam County DMV, are ready, willing and able to service all of your DMV needs.”

Legislator Scuccimarra is thrilled that the Drop Box has been installed in Cold Spring. “When I am talking with people from my district (Philipstown, Cold Spring, Nelsonville and a portion Putnam Valley) they tell me how much they want convenient access to government services,” she said. “I worked hard to make sure the Cold Spring Post Office would remain in the village and now we can DMV services. I look forward to working with my colleagues to find other ways to better serve the Western Putnam residents.”

“I think that being able to do these easy DMV transactions locally is a wonderful opportunity for the residents of Philipstown,” said Town Clerk Merando.

Highway Superintendent Roger Chirico agreed. “I have been sharing services with Putnam County for years,” he said. “Partnering with Putnam with the DMV drop box is a win-win for the County, for Town of Philipstown and for the residents.”

If this DMV drop box initiative proves successful, DMV drop boxes with 24-hour service will be installed at other convenient locations throughout Putnam County.

“We, the residents of Putnam County, can do something to keep revenues and tax dollars here in Putnam County,” Bartolotti said. “SHOP LOCALLY and RENEW PUTNAM.”

For further information, call the Office of the Putnam County Clerk at 845-808-1142 ext. 49301.

 

Photo caption: (from left to right) Putnam County Clerk Michael Bartolotti, Philipstown Town Clerk Tina Merando, County Legislator Barbara Scuccimarra and Philipstown High Superintendent Roger Chirico unveiled the new Putnam DMV drop box, which is located at Philipstown Town Hall in Cold Spring on Monday, Oct. 19.

Putnam County Welcomes Newest Citizens

Putnam County Clerk Michael C. Bartolotti Swears in 40 New Citizens at Naturalization Ceremony on Friday, October 9, 2015 at Putnam County Historic Courthouse

CARMEL, N.Y. – Putnam County Clerk Michael C. Bartolotti hosted a Naturalization Ceremony on Friday, October 9, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., at the Putnam County Historic Courthouse, Carmel, New York.  Clerk Bartolotti administered the Oath of Allegiance to 40 new citizens from 21 different countries.

Prior to the ceremony, the County Clerk’s Office greeted the new citizens and presented them with important information about passports and voter registration.

The Naturalization Ceremony was opened by the American Legion Post 1080 Color Guard.  Hon. John W. Sweeny, Jr. Associate Justice of the NYS Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, 1st Judicial Department, served as the officiating Supreme Court Justice and offered court remarks.  The Hon. Donald B. Smith, Putnam County Sheriff, led the opening prayer.  Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell offered welcoming remarks.  Director of Veteran Affairs Karl Rhode led all in the Pledge of Allegiance. Ms. Maria Martinez, Representative of Congressman Maloney’s Office was guest speaker.  Board of Elections Commissioner Anthony G. Scannepieco, Jr. encouraged all new citizens to become registered voters and advised that it was the last day to register to vote in next year’s elections.  Carmel High School  12th Grade student, Kayla Fuhst, presented the gathering with beautiful renditions of the “Star Spangled Banner” and God Bless America.”

After the ceremony, a coffee and cake reception was held to welcome our newest citizens.

Twenty-one Nations

Nation                                     Number of Cases

Brazil                                                   2

China, Peoples Republic of             1

Czechoslovakia                                   1

Dominican Republic                         4

Ecuador                                               2

El Salvador                                          1

Georgia                                                1

Ghana                                                  1

Guinea                                                 1

Haiti                                                    1

Israel                                                   1

Jamaica                                              5

Mexico                                                5

Morocco                                              1

Nigeria                                                 1

Paraguay                                             2

Peru                                                      3

Philippines                                          3

Poland                                                  2

Russia                                                   1

South Korea                                         1

 

 

 

 

For further information, call:

Office of the Putnam County Clerk at 845-808-1142 Ext. 49301

 

Putnam County Clerk Installs DMV Drop Box in Philipstown

CARMEL, N.Y. – Putnam County Clerk Michael Bartolotti is pleased to announce the installation of a DMV drop box on October 19, 2015, at the Philipstown Town Hall, 238 Main Street, Cold Spring, New York, to better serve the residents of Western Putnam County and neighboring areas.

This DMV drop box will provide twenty-four hour service for license renewals accompanied by a valid eye test within the past six months; registration renewals; and license plates surrenders with a $1.00 transaction fee.

Clerk Bartolotti also reminds patrons that renewing locally helps support our local office by keeping our revenues in County and not sending them to the State.  “We use these revenues to not only cover the cost of our local DMV, but to also help keep your County property taxes low.  If you renew by mail or online, those revenues are lost to Albany.”

We, at Putnam County DMV, are ready, willing and able to service all of your DMV needs.  If this DMV drop box initiative proves successful, DMV drop boxes with 24 hour service will be installed at other convenient locations throughout Putnam County.  We would like to thank Philipstown Town Clerk Tina Merando and Philipstown Highway Superintendent Roger Chirico for all of their support with this project.

We, the residents of Putnam County, can do something to keep revenues and tax dollars here in Putnam County.  SHOP LOCALLY and RENEW PUTNAM.

For further information, call: Office of the Putnam County Clerk at 845-808-1142 Ext. 49301

Photo caption: (from left to right) Putnam County Clerk Michael Bartolotti, Philipstown Town Clerk Tina Merando, County Legislator Barbara Scuccimarra and Philipstown High Superintendent Roger Chirico unveiled the new Putnam DMV drop box, which is located at Philipstown Town Hall in Cold Spring on Monday, Oct. 19.

Naturalization Ceremony Friday, October 9, 2015 at Putnam County Historic Courthouse

Putnam County Clerk Michael C. Bartolotti Swears in 40 New Citizens at Naturalization Ceremony on Friday, October 9, 2015 at Putnam County Historic Courthouse

CARMEL, N.Y. – Putnam County Clerk Michael C. Bartolotti hosted a Naturalization Ceremony on Friday, October 9, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., at the Putnam County Historic Courthouse, Carmel, New York. Clerk Bartolotti administered the Oath of Allegiance to 40 new citizens from 21 different countries.

Prior to the ceremony, the County Clerk’s Office greeted the new citizens and presented them with important information about passports and voter registration.

The Naturalization Ceremony was opened by the American Legion Post 1080 Color Guard. Hon. John W. Sweeny, Jr. Associate Justice of the NYS Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, 1st Judicial Department, served as the officiating Supreme Court Justice and offered court remarks. The Hon. Donald B. Smith, Putnam County Sheriff, led the opening prayer. Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell offered welcoming remarks. Director of Veteran Affairs Karl Rhode led all in the Pledge of Allegiance. Ms. Maria Martinez, Representative of Congressman Maloney’s Office was guest speaker. Board of Elections Commissioner Anthony G. Scannepieco, Jr. encouraged all new citizens to become registered voters and advised that it was the last day to register to vote in next year’s elections. Carmel High School 12th Grade student, Kayla Fuhst, presented the gathering with beautiful renditions of the “Star Spangled Banner” and God Bless America.”

After the ceremony, a coffee and cake reception was held to welcome our newest citizens.