Justin Scavone recieves highest rank in Eagle Scouts Troop #1 of Carmel

Justin Scavone, from The Boy Scouts of America Troop #1 of Carmel, has satisfactorily performed the necessary prerequisites to attain the rank of Eagle Scout, which will be acknowledged by his fellow scouts, friends and relatives at a recognition ceremony to be held on Saturday, October 6th, 2012 in Pawling.  The rank of Eagle Scout is the highest award a Scout can receive.

Justin improved the fitness trails at Lakeside Park in Pawling by installing three fitness stations with the help of volunteers and donations from the community.  Jason also raised over $3,000 for finishing touches to complete this project.

Let’s congratulate Justin on a job well done!

 

 

MTA Payroll Tax Decision Ruling MTA Payroll Tax Unconstitutional

MTA Payroll Tax Decision Ruling MTA Payroll Tax Unconstitutional

“The MTA payroll tax was created in May of 2009 as a mechanism for the MTA to dig itself out of a projected $1.8 billion budgetary shortfall, which created an unjust and inequitable burden on the taxpayers of Putnam County. In light of this unfair treatment, Putnam County took up the cause on behalf of its taxpayers, and joined in this important piece of litigation. I am elated that the Court has now ruled in favor of Putnam County and its Metropolitan neighbors. It sends a very real message to the MTA that the taxpayers of Putnam and the surrounding counties will not allow them to cure their financial on the backs of our citizens and small business owners. Hopefully, our small business owners who are so vital to the health of Putnam’s economy will quickly realize a benefit from the repeal of this tax.”

Don’t fall vicitim to unregistered paving companies

MERCHANT ALERT

08-21-12

DON’T FALL VICTIM TO UNREGISTERED PAVING COMPANIES

Putnam County Director of Consumer Affairs, Jean Noel, Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell and Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith issue this consumer alert:

Information received by law enforcement agencies throughout northern Westchester and Putnam Counties indicate that paving companies, that are not registered with the Putnam County Office of Consumer Affairs, may be operating in this area.  In the past, such illegitimate companies are known to have used faulty pavement materials, performed shoddy work, overcharged customers for completed work and/or failed to complete the specified work agreed upon between the consumer and the paving company.  In some cases, employees of these companies have been suspected of committing residential burglaries in the communities that they are working in.

Director Noel, County Executive Odell and Sheriff Smith are working together in keeping Putnam County the safest county in New York State.  They advise everyone to use caution when hiring home improvement contractors.  If approached by a paving contractor to solicit work, homeowners should contact the Office of Consumer Affairs at (845) 808-1617 ext 46128 to check if the company is properly registered to do work in this county before hiring them.  A list of bonafide registered contractors may also be obtained from the Office of Consumer Affairs.  A contractor conducting business in this county without being properly registered is committing a crime punishable by a prison term of up to one year in the Putnam County Correctional Facility and/or a $1,000 fine as determined by a court.

Anyone victimized by this type of scam is urged to call the Putnam County Office of Consumer Affairs, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Criminal Investigation at (845) 225-8060 or your local police agency.

Putnam County Youth Bureau’s Pegasus Program

Putnam County Youth Bureau Pegasus program is About:

  • Understanding alcohol and drug dependency
  • Coping skills
  • Fun activities
  • New friends

Pegasus is held on Thursday nights beginning October 11, 2012 at the Putnam County Youth Bureau from 6 pm to 7:30 pm
A free confidential program for children ages 6 to 14, who have a parent or family member suffering from alcoholism or other drug dependencies.
*Pre – registration is required. For more information or to register contact: Adriene Iasoni-Aull, LMSW (845) 808-1600 ext. 46126 adriene.iasoni@putnamcountyny.gov

Sponsored by the New York State Office for Children and Family Services and the Putnam County Youth Bureau

Click to View Pegasus Fall 2012 flier

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08-16-12 PCDOH Reminds Families to Make Sure That Children Get Required Vaccinations

Parents are preparing for the start of school, students are leaving for college and flu season
is approaching. The Putnam County Department of Health is reminding parents that all children
must receive certain vaccinations before they begin or return to school or day care this fall, depending
on their age and school year. “Vaccinations are the safest and most effective way to prevent
childhood disease,” said Allen Beals, M.D., J.D., Commissioner of Health.

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Live Healthy Putnam on Fitness – Tip of the Week

With people hitting the beaches this summer, many will try surfing and swimming to stay in shape. It is important to remember that rip currents are dangerous and can reach speeds of 8 feet/ second. June’s National Rip Current Awareness Week is an opportunity to remind us to stay safe in the sea.

Live Healthy Putnam on Nutrition – Tip of the Week

  • Green tea has health benefits which are largely due to its high content of flavonoids — plant-derived compounds that are antioxidants. Some studies have found an association between consuming green tea and a reduced risk for several cancers, including, skin, breast, lung, colon, esophageal, and bladder.