Events Happening in November

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic coming November 11

Cats can receive low-cost spay and neutering services on Saturday, November 11, at the Fifth Annual Stray HELP Community Day. The event takes place from 12 noon to 4:30 pm at the Trinity Episcopal Church Parish House, 5 Elm Street in Fishkill.

As a special Veterans Day thank you, service men and women are offered an extra low price. For a $35, they can receive spay or neutering services for their cat, as well as vaccinations and even flea threat when needed. For further information visit: www.strayhelp.org

Beacon Line Rail Trail Public Meetings November 13th & 14th

Come learn about the proposed shared-use pedestrian and bicycling path connecting Brewster, NY to Hopewell Junction, NY!
Join us for a presentation followed by an open house.

DUTCHESS COUNTY
Monday, November 13th, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pawling High School Auditorium
30 Wagner Drive, Pawling, NY

PUTNAM COUNTY
Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Putnam County TOPS Building Auditorium
112 Old Route 6, Carmel, NY

For more information, please visit:
www.BeaconLineRailTrail.org

 

NYMTC’s Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan Online Workshops NOVEMBER 30TH

NYMTC’s Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan

We’ve scheduled two online workshops on Wednesday, November 30, for those who weren’t able to attend our recent schedule of in-person workshops held throughout NYMTC’s planning area.

These workshops will be an additional opportunity to share your ideas on how to meet the transportation needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities.

                                                                                       

The Coordinated Plan identifies the transportation needs of individuals with special transportation requirements, provides strategies for meeting these needs, and prioritizes transportation services and improvements for funding and implementation.

We are holding online workshops on Wednesday, November 30, from 3:00-5:00 pm and from 6:30-8:30 pm. To participate in an online workshop, please click below and use the event number and password as shown when prompted.

Click here for the 3:00-5:00 pm session.

  • Event number: 644 087 197
  • Event password: Nov302016
  • For audio: call 518-549-0500; enter 15689825#

Click here for the 6:30-8:30 pm session.

  • Event number: 645 497 570
  • Event password: Nov302016
  • For audio: call 518-549-0500; enter 15689825#

                                                                                       

The objectives of the project are to:

  • Identify strategies eligible for funding that will improve the mobility of persons with disabilities or older adults.
  • Develop an implementation plan to serve as a living document for NYMTC and its members to use as a guide as Section 5310 funding opportunities become available.
  • Ultimately achieve enhanced transportation accessibility; minimize duplication of services; and facilitate the most appropriate cost-effective transportation possible with available resources.

You can also share your comments, ideas, and suggestions by emailing

nymtc@ingroupinc.com

For more information on the Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan, visit our site.

Cold Spring Site Added to Health Department’s “Caught-in-the-Act” Contest on America Recycles Day

BREWSTER, NY— By popular demand, a third location—FoodTown in Cold Spring—has been added to the Caught-in-the-Act” Contest, commemorating America Recycles Day. From 2 to 4 p.m., on November 22, the recycling coordinator from the health department will be looking again for residents who recycle and rewarding them with a free reusable shopping bag, and social media recognition for their efforts.

Plastic film is everywhere. Store “carry-out” bags are made of it. Beverage cases are shrink-wrapped in it. Newspapers are delivered curbside in it, and unfortunately most is not recycled. The Putnam County Department of Health is trying to change that.

On Tuesday, November 15, the recycling coordinator will be at Acme Supermarket, 149 Route 6 in Mahopac, in the morning from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Afternoon hours will be DeCicco & Sons, 50 Independent Way in Brewster from 2 to 4 p.m.,

Less than one percent of plastic bags are being recycled, and the health department has been working with stores in the county that are required by law to accept plastic films. All large retail stores, or chains with more than five smaller stores, must participate. Currently there are 25 drop-off locations in Putnam County, including Home Depot, Acme, and Kohl’s in Brewster, and Foodtown in Cold Spring. A complete list is posted online at the PCDOH website.

The Health Department’s mission is to improve and protect the health of the Putnam County community, composed of nearly 100,000 residents. Core services include community health assessment, disease surveillance and control, emergency preparedness, environmental health protection, family health promotion and health education.

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NOW IT IS their TURN TO LISTEN Putnam County Veterans Task Force 4th Annual Legislative Forum

NOW IT IS their TURN TO LISTEN
Putnam County Veterans Task Force 4th Annual
Legislative Forum
We have invited elected officials
Who are On the
National, State & County levels
We ask you to join us at the TOPS Center
To support Veterans legislation and issues
Being Presented to those who make the laws
November 17, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Donald B. Smith Campus
Bureau of Emergency Services Auditorium

112 Old Route 6. Carmel, NY 10512

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Recycling Reaps Rewards: Health Department Holds “Caught-in-the-Act” Contest on America Recycles Day

Recycling Reaps Rewards:

Health Department Holds “Caught-in-the-Act” Contest on America Recycles Day

BREWSTER, NY— Plastic film is everywhere. Store “carry-out” bags are made of it. Beverage cases are shrink-wrapped in it. Newspapers are delivered curbside in it, and unfortunately most is not recycled. The Putnam County Department of Health is trying to change that. On Tuesday, November 15, America Recycles Day, the department is holding a “Caught-in-the-Act” Contest.

From 10 a.m. to 12 noon and then again from 2 to 4 p.m., the recycling coordinator from the health department will be looking for residents who recycle and rewarding them with a free reusable shopping bag, and social media recognition for their efforts. The morning session will take place at Acme Supermarket, 149 Route 6 in Mahopac, and the afternoon hours will be spent at DeCicco & Sons, 50 Independent Way in Brewster.

“We are launching this campaign because most people are unaware you can recycle these plastic film items,” says County Executive MaryEllen Odell. “Curbside recycling does not include them. Instead they must be brought to a drop-off location. But it’s the responsible and civic thing to do—for your family and your community.”

“Less than one percent of plastic bags are being recycled,” continues Interim Health Commissioner Michael J. Nesheiwat, MD. “It may take a bit of extra effort in the beginning, but only until it becomes more routine. And it makes a positive impact on our environment.”

The health department has been working with stores in the county that are required by law

to accept plastic films. All large retail stores, or chains with more than five smaller stores, must participate. Currently there are 25 drop-off locations in Putnam County, including Home Depot, Acme, and Kohl’s in Brewster, and at Foodtown in Cold Spring. A complete list is posted online at the PCDOH website.

The Health Department’s mission is to improve and protect the health of the Putnam County community, composed of nearly 100,000 residents. Core services include community health assessment, disease surveillance and control, emergency preparedness, environmental health protection, family health promotion and health education.

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Full Volume Test for Indian Point Sirens Set for Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 at 10:30 AM

Entergy is conducting a full-volume test of the Indian Point siren system in Westchester, Rockland, Orange and Putnam counties on Wednesday, November 9th at 10:30 AM.
During the test the sirens will sound for four minutes. WHUD Radio (100.7 FM) will test the Emergency Alert System immediately following the siren test.

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PUTNAM COUNTY ROW OF HONOR NOVEMBER!

PUTNAM COUNTY ROW OF HONOR TO FLY THROUGH NOVEMBER 23RD

“The Row of Honor is a beautiful way to show gratitude to the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our safety and freedom,” says Putnam County Executive, MaryEllen Odell, “This biannual tradition means so much to both veterans who have risked their lives for their country, and the families who have lost their loved ones.”

A flag can be sponsored for $100 dollars in the name of a loved one lost in the service of our country. All proceeds are given directly to VET2VET, a program that helps veterans suffering from PTSD, depression, and other difficulties, reintegrate into society.

Flags can be ordered at (845) 808-1620 or at http://www.putnamcountyny.com/roh/  . Checks are payable to:

Joint Veterans Council c/o PC Veterans Affairs

Donald B. Smith Government Campus

110 Old Route 6 Bldg. 3 Carmel, NY 10512

Life Saving Overdose Prevention 2016 Training Schedule:

Arms Acres
In collaboration with
Putnam Communities That Care Coalition and
Drug Crisis in Our Backyard

Presents:
Life Saving Overdose Prevention 2016 Training Schedule:

Jan.  29th   March 18th   May 20th   July 22th   Sept. 23rd   Nov. 18th

Free training 12 noon to 1:30
Seating limited to 30

(Refreshments available, feel free to bring your lunch)

What you need and want to know about Narcan
• How to recognize a heroin/opioid overdose
• Best practices in the event of an overdose
• Local Stats and trends
• A heartfelt personal experience

Presenters: **Dr. Frederick Hesse & Naura Slivinsky Arms Acres
** Susan & Steve Salamone Drug Crisis In Our Backyard
**Doreen Lockwood Putnam Communities That Care Coalition
Where: Arms Acres 75 Seminary Hill Road, Carmel NY 10512

RSVP with Tammy Bender (845)704-6198 tbender@libertymgt.com