Entries by Brian K. Austin

Full Volume Test for Indian Point Sirens Set for Tuesday, June 18th, 2019, at 6:00 PM

Entergy is conducting a full-volume test of the Indian Point siren system in Westchester, Rockland, Orange and Putnam counties on Tuesday, June 18th at approximately 6:00 PM. 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. County officials will […]

County Clerk Michael C. Bartolotti to swear in New Citizens at Naturalization Ceremony June 26, 2019

Putnam County Clerk Michael C. Bartolotti will host a Naturalization Ceremony on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at the Putnam County Historic Courthouse, 44 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel. At the ceremony, Clerk Bartolotti will administer the Oath of Allegiance to our new citizens. The Color Guard of American Legion Post 1080 will open and […]

Rabies Remains Rare, but Deadly

Health Department Urges Residents to Vaccinate Pets  BREWSTER, NY— Rabies is a viral disease that almost always leads to death, unless a vaccine is provided soon after exposure. Springtime is when wild baby animals are born and bats often return to the local area. While rabies is most often seen among wild animals such as […]

Tick Season Returns

Tick Season Returns | Personal Precautions Advised BREWSTER, NY— More than a dozen tickborne illnesses have been identified by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention, including five that infect residents in the Hudson Valley. While Lyme disease is the most common and the most well-known, anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis and babesiosis are increasing as well. […]

Putnam County Memorial Day Events & Festivities 2019

Friday , Saturday , Sunday, May 24, 25,26, 2019: Putnam County Joint Veterans Council- John Morris Memorial Watchfire Vigil, each night 6 PM-6AM May 24,25,26 Opening Ceremony Friday the 24th at 7:00 PM Flag Retirement through out the Vigil. Sunday May 26, 2019: VFW Post 1374 & Auxiliary, Carmel & American Legion Post 270- 9:30 […]

Free Hepatitis C Testing at PCDOH on May 20

CDC Recommends One-time Testing for All Baby Boomers BREWSTER, NY—The Putnam County Department of Health (PCDOH) is offering free hepatitis C testing in recognition of National Hepatitis C Testing Day. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hepatitis C causes more deaths among Americans than any other infectious disease. Free testing, especially targeted […]