Entries by Brian K. Austin

Putnam County Clerk’s Office will be open to the public for limited in-person transaction

We are pleased to announce that effective June 8, 2020 the Putnam County Clerk’s Office will be open to the public for limited in-person transactions. Customers will be assisted by appointment only and should be prepared to wear a face covering upon entry to the County Office Building. Patrons should visit our website at www.putnamcountyny.com/county-clerk […]

Governor Announces Dental Practices Permitted to Reopen

Guidelines updated to ensure safety for patients and staff BREWSTER, NY— Governor Cuomo announced dentists can begin seeing patients for routine dental care starting on June 1. Originally slated to reopen in “Phase 2,” dentists have been given the green light sooner than expected with declining NYS coronavirus cases, hospitalizations, intubations and deaths.  “Our dental health care providers in Putnam have been team players from the […]

Open the doors to our houses of faith – if only with limited capacity – to help us heal.

The protests we are witnessing  over the last several days following the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis have caused significant destruction and disruption throughout many major cities in the United States. We understand the anguish, sadness, and anger so many across our country are feeling; and we acknowledge the urgent need to address […]

Face Coverings for Putnam County Seniors “Drive-by” Distribution

What: The Putnam County Office for Senior Resources is pleased to announce that is has scheduled 2 Face Covering Distribution days for Putnam County seniors. The face covering is a white washable cotton fabric and will come with washing instructions. Seniors have been identified as being a group that is very vulnerable to the COVID-19 […]

The Seasonal Return of Tickborne Illnesses Putnam County Department of Health offers advice for reducing risk

BREWSTER, NY— The warmer weather and “cabin fever” have many people heading outdoors for some relief. While the novel coronavirus continues to be on everyone’s mind, ticks are on the increase with the spring weather.  As both experienced hikers and novices alike hit the trails in record numbers, the Putnam County Department of Health wants to […]