“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

Putnam County 4-H Fair is coming in July!

Putnam County 4-H Fair

2016 FAIR DATES: JULY 29-31

The Putnam County 4-H Fair is a 3-day weekend of fun and learning for everyone.

Enjoy talented local musicians and dancers.  Have fun with games, crafts and animal exhibits.  Experience a country fair with an old-fashioned flair- the Putnam County 4-H Fair!

Relax at the Shady Grove Theater, listen to talented artists, both youth and adult, amateur and professional.

Win a ribbon! Enter your photography, quilt, baked goods, great vegetables and crafts for displaying in the big exhibit building. You don’t have to be a member of 4-H to enter.

Stop by the Master Gardener Plant Sale! Master Gardeners always have a colorful display of perennials, annuals, trees and shrubs for sale.  Master Gardeners are on hand to answer your gardening questions.

Bid and win tools, paintings, antique farm equipment, patio furniture and more at the Country Auction, Saturday at 3pm.

Experience Tony’s World of Science and Magic. Be curious or be skeptical, but you will definitely be amazed. Where is Tony? Just follow the sounds of children laughing.

That’s not all: Pet Shows, Food, Face Painting, Games, Civil War and Revolutionary War Encampments, Putnam History, Horse Demos, Chicken Barbecue, Fishing Contest and more!

Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park, 201 Gipsy Trail Rd., Carmel, NY 10512


Only dogs pre-registered for the dog show are allowed on the Fairgrounds.

Sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival is back for its 30th year

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival is back for its 30th year on the grounds of Boscobel in Garrison, just a short ride from the Village of Cold Spring. Performances begin in June and tickets are available online. Please visit http://hvshakespeare.org/ to find out more!


Lake Carmel Park District Boat Action April 30th


The Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County will host a plant Sale on Saturday May 14th

The Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County will host a plant Sale on Saturday May 14th in the parking area in front of our office at 1 Geneva Road, off route 312, Brewster between 8:30 am and 12:30 pm.

The sale features heirloom and hybrid vegetable selected by Master Gardeners for Putnam County gardens. Carefully chosen tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and other popular vegetable seedlings are available singly or in two packs so you can try a few varieties. You’ll also find garden favorites like annuals and herbs.  Master Gardener volunteers offer tough perennials and beautiful shrubs chosen to thrive in Putnam County. A selection of unusual summer-flowering bulbs will round out your colorful garden.

What makes our plant sale different? Master Gardeners are on hand to answer your questions about planning, nurturing, and harvesting, so you’ll be sure to have a successful gardening season. Free soil pH tests will get you off to a good start: bring a two-cup sample of your garden soil in a clean container. Don’t forget to stop and peruse our favorite tools, gardening gloves, soaps, hand-crafted hyper tufa planting pots and other select garden gear.

Beauty and the Bees: Native plants for happy pollinators

Come to our Native Plant sales area and information booth and find out how you can make our ecosystem healthier. Learn about native plants and their importance to bees, butterflies and other pollinators. We’ll have trees shrubs and perennials for your bee-friendly backyard. Bring the kids!

Plant sale will be held rain or shine!



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


Odell to give State of the County Address March 10 at Putnam County Golf Course

Odell to give State of the County Address March 10 at Putnam County Golf Course

Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell will present the State of the County address at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, at Putnam County Golf Course, 187 Hill Street in Mahopac.  Prior to the address, there will be a Putnam County Market Place which will open at 5:30 p.m.

As she has in the past, Odell has chosen to highlight a particular theme for the year. Odell has decided that 2016 will be “The Year of Business Development.”

“One of the greatest secrets out there is that Putnam County is the perfect place to live, work and play,’” said Odell. “We can no longer keep the secret to ourselves.  Putnam County has so much to offer the business community. Business development is about promoting and supporting our existing businesses, encouraging companies to consider expanding or relocating to Putnam County and identifying solutions to the obstacles, such as infrastructure, sewer and water, which have previously prevented growth in our business community.”

Danbury Mayor Mark D. Boughton will be joining Odell to unveil a partnership between Putnam County and the City of Danbury for a Regional Economic Initiative.

In addition, the Putnam County Market Place will highlight businesses, organizations and not-for-profits from throughout county that make Putnam the place to live, work and play.  Organization that would like to participate in the Putnam County Market Place can contact Heidi Kuhland at 845-808-1150 x49406 or Heidi.kuhland@putnamcountyny.gov.

For further information about Putnam County’s many services and departments, residents may visit the County website at: www.putnamcountyny.com/soc2016.

Loyalty Day Jamboree