Low Cost Clinic for Pets and Feral/Community Cats

Another low-cost spay/neuter clinic added in Fishkill on Thursday, December 12. Here’s an opportunity to get your private pets and feral/community cats spayed or neutered for just $50. Appointments are required and can be made by calling Paula at 845-206-9021.

Just in time: Local History Holiday Gift Guide

BREWSTER, New York — Looking for a unique holiday gift that promotes hometown pride and supports a great cause? Well, look no further! The Putnam County Historian’s Office has curated a gift guide in support of local history, and related historical societies, non-profits and museums. These gifts include T-shirts, mugs, historical prints suitable for framing, books on local history and historical fiction, and the all-important membership packages that help keep these organizations up and running during their pursuit of preserving Putnam County’s rich history.

The organizations include: Boscobel, Carmel Historical Society, Kent Historical Society,
Landmarks Preservation Society of Southeast, Patterson Historical Society, Putnam History Museum in Cold Spring, Putnam Valley Historical Society, and Southeast Museum in Brewster.

“The Local History Holiday Gift Guide not only provides great gift tips but important information on each organization and their mission,” says Jennifer Cassidy of the County Historian’s Office. “Supporting them with the purchase of a T-shirt, book or membership package, all aid their missions of preserving and presenting Putnam’s past.” Complete contact information for the Historian’s Office, societies, and museums is included in the guide.

Book highlights from the guide include: “Vignettes of Patterson’s Past”, a collection of Patterson’s histories by the Society in a hardback book illustrated with maps, photos and more; “History of Putnam County, New York”, by William S. Pelletreau, the quintessential linen bound, local history book reprinted by Landmarks Preservation Society; and the respective societies offer Bicentennial profiles of Town of Kent and Historic Carmel, Mahopac & Mahopac Falls.

Mugs and a wonderful selection of local history books and exhibit catalogues are available at Putnam History Museum while the Southeast Museum offers iconic reprints of the village of Brewster from 1867 and 1870 as well as local historical fiction titles by Putnam County author Deborah Rafferty Oswald.

Know someone who loves baseball? The Putnam Valley Historical Society has a limited run of rare images of Babe Ruth playing baseball at Lake Oscawana, suitable for 8” x 10” framing.

2019 Putnam County Gift Guide – County Historian

 

The guide can also  be viewed online at the Historian’s website

www.putnamcountyny.com/countyhistorian and a limited amount of printed copies are available upon request by calling 845-808-1420 or emailing historian@putnamcountyny.gov.

Public hearing will be held before the County Executive of the County of Putnam December 17 at 4:30 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. Resolution 283

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held before the County Executive of the County of Putnam at Room 300 of the County Office Building, 40 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, New York 10512 on the 17th day of December at 4:30 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. concerning:

A LOCAL LAW

Establishing the 2020 Salaries of Certain Appointed Officers Serving for Fixed Terms, which was adopted by the Putnam County Legislature on December 3, 2019 by Resolution R#283.

This Local Law sets the 2020 Salaries for certain appointed officers serving for fixed terms as follows:

Paul Eldridge
Personnel Director………………………………………………………………$138,487
Michael Nesheiwat
Commissioner of Health…………………………………………………………$185,996
Michael Piazza
Commissioner of Social Services/Mental Health/Youth Bureau……………….$147,632
Director of Real Property Tax Services…………………………………………$ 98,257
Anthony Scannapieco
Commissioner of Board of Elections……………………………………………$ 93,730
Catherine Croft
Commissioner of Board of Elections……………………………………………$ 93,730
Michele Alfano-Sharkey
County Auditor………………………………………………………………….$112,424

Copies of the Local Law are available at the Office of the Putnam County Legislature, Room 313, 40 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, New York 10512.

At the aforesaid time and place all persons interested in the subject matter thereof will be heard concerning same. Comments will also be accepted via regular mail submitted to the above referenced address, electronic mail to PutnamCountyExecutive@putnamcountyny.gov and facsimile to (845)808-1901.

This Local Law shall take effect forty-five (45) days after its passage and is subject to permissive referendum.

Dated: December 5, 2019
Carmel, New York

Jennifer S. Bumgarner
Putnam County Attorney

public hearing will be held before the County Executive of the County of Putnam December 17 2019 at 4:30 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. Resolution 282

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held before the County Executive of the County of Putnam at Room 300 of the County Office Building, 40 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, New York 10512 on the 17th day of December at 4:30 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. concerning:

A LOCAL LAW

Establishing the 2020 Salaries of Certain Elected Officers Serving for Fixed Terms, which was adopted by the Putnam County Legislature on December 3, 2019 by Resolution R#282.

This Local Law Sets the 2020 Salaries for certain elected officers serving for fixed terms as follows:

MaryEllen Odell
County Executive………………………………….……………………………$162,271
Robert L. Langley, Jr.
Putnam County Sheriff………………………………………………..…………$152,862
Michael Bartolotti
County Clerk…………………………………………………………………….$133,067
John Bourges
Putnam County Coroner……………………………………………………$185 per diem
Michael Nesheiwat
Putnam County Coroner……………………………………………………$185 per diem
Daniel Stephens
Putnam County Coroner……………………………………………………$185 per diem

Copies of the Local Law are available at the Office of the Putnam County Legislature, Room 313, 40 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, New York 10512.

At the aforesaid time and place all persons interested in the subject matter thereof will be heard concerning same. Comments will also be accepted via regular mail submitted to the above referenced address, electronic mail to PutnamCountyExecutive@putnamcountyny.gov and facsimile to (845)808-1901.

This Local Law shall take effect forty-five (45) days after its passage and is subject to permissive referendum.

Dated: December 5, 2019
Carmel, New York

Jennifer S. Bumgarner
Putnam County Attorney

Public hearing will be held before the County Executive of the County of Putnam December 17 2019 at 4:30 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. Resolution 272

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held before the County Executive of the County of Putnam at Room 300 of the County Office Building, 40 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, New York 10512 on the 17th day of December at 4:30 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. concerning:

A LOCAL LAW

To Amend and Revise Section 190-6 of the Putnam County Code Entitled “Plumbing and mechanical Trades”, which was adopted by the Putnam County Legislature on December 3, 2019 by Resolution R#272.

This Local Law amends and Revises Section 190-6 of the Putnam County Code, by outlining the types of individuals who shall be selected for membership on the Putnam County Plumbing and Mechanical Trades Board, specifically outlining who should be included to form a “representative group”.
Copies of the Local Law are available at the Office of the Putnam County Legislature, Room 313, 40 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, New York 10512.

At the aforesaid time and place all persons interested in the subject matter thereof will be heard concerning same. Comments will also be accepted via regular mail submitted to the above referenced address, electronic mail to PutnamCountyExecutive@putnamcountyny.gov and facsimile to (845)808-1901.

This Local Law shall take effect immediately upon filing with the New York Secretary of State.

Dated: December 5, 2019
Carmel, New York

Jennifer S. Bumgarner
Putnam County Attorney

Holiday on the Lake December 7, 2019

The daylong celebration features pancake breakfast, holiday craft bazaars, storytelling, crafts, afternoon chowder festival, hayrides, entertainment on multiple stages and multiple opportunities for visits with Santa.  The evening begins with a Santa Stroll benefiting the American Cancer Society (all are welcome to participate), with the highlight of the event being a 50 float lighted holiday parade.  This magical day culminates with the lighting of 75 trees being lit along the beautiful shores of Lake Gleneida.

 

All Putnam County Government Offices, with the exception of essential services will be CLOSED Monday, 12/2/19

All Putnam County Government Offices, with the exception of essential services will be CLOSED Monday, 12/2/19

All Putnam County Government Offices, with the exception of essential services will be opening on a 2 hr delay for Mon 12/2/19

All Putnam County Government Offices, with the exception of essential services will be opening on a 2 hr delay for Mon 12/2/19

After meeting with the ICS Team and evaluating the impact of the current winter storm, Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell has delayed the opening of all Putnam County Government Offices with the exception of essential services for 2 hours on Monday, December 2, 2019. Offices that normally open at 8:00 AM will open at 10:00 AM and offices that normally open at 9:00 AM will open at 11:00 AM.

In addition to the delayed opening of non-essential government offices, please note the following:

Our public transportation system which includes the Croton Falls Commuters and fixed route PART System will operate on a 2 hour delay schedule

Pre-K/EI Transportation to schools in Putnam and Westchester Counties will follow the local schools schedule.

All senior services are canceled.

Blizzard boxes, an emergency meal, were previously delivered to our seniors. “As we will be unable to deliver meals to our seniors, we remind them that these emergency meals are available whenever they need them”, said County Executive Odell. “Our Highway Department not only clears the County roads but they also clear our parking lots and walkways, delaying by 2 hours gives them the time necessary”.

Remember to check on family, friends and vulnerable neighbors and If you MUST travel Monday morning give yourself enough time and drive carefully.

Residents are reminded that to report a power outage or downed wires you should call your local utility company; NYSEG 800-572-1131. Central Hudson 845-452-2700 or use their apps.

Please call 9-1-1 ONLY if you need immediate police, fire or EMS response.

Remember to follow all Putnam County updates on NY ALERT.

Brewster Holiday Caroling and Christmas Tree Lighting December 7th

Presented by the Southeast Museum on Saturday December 7th at 5:15PM

The Mad Hatter Barbershop Chorus will lead everyone in song.  Come early at 4:30 for a free Magic Show.

See Santa!

Cider and cookies provided by the Village of Brewster

Southeast Museum 67 Main Street Brewster, NY

Winter Hill’s Holiday Tree Lighting Party Thursday December 5th

Hudson Highlands Land Trust invites you to join us for Winter Hill’s Holiday Tree Lighting Party on Thursday December 5th at 5:30PM

20 Nazareth Way Garrison, NY