Entries by Brian K. Austin

Beware of Coronavirus scams

Beware of coronavirus scams that are spreading like wildfire via email, on social media, by text and by telephone call, Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell warned today. “Hucksters prey on our anxieties and these uncertain times provide a very ripe environment for scams,” County Executive Odell said. “There are always those who will try to […]

Putnam County small businesses are eligible for up to $2 million in low-interest loans

Putnam County small businesses are eligible for up to $2 million in low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration to help alleviate the economic fallout from the coronavirus epidemic, Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell announced. Putnam is one of only three counties in New York State in which these Economic Injury Disaster loans from […]

Daycare centers in Putnam County will be permitted to reopen on Wednesday, March 18

Daycare centers in Putnam County will be permitted to reopen on Wednesday, March 18, pursuant to the Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order. Check with your daycare providers to see if they plan to open. Putnam County stands firm in its position that the Executive Order we issued to close licensed public daycare centers starting Monday, March […]

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, we are urging all patrons to visit our DMV office only in an emergent situation

Please be advised that in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, we are urging all patrons to visit our DMV office only in an emergent situation. If you must visit to avail yourself of our services please note that effective Wednesday March 18, 2020 we will be processing customers at the Putnam County DMV […]

As part of the response to the COVID-19 outbreak and in an effort to reduce exposure and the spread of the virus, Putnam County Government has closed all county facilities

As part of the response to the COVID-19 outbreak and in an effort to reduce exposure and the spread of the virus, Putnam County Government has closed all county facilities to the public, but essential county services will continue, Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell announced. For emergencies and emergencies only, the public should contact the […]

Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell declares State of Emergency and issues an Emergency Order to close all schools in the County to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

In an abundance of caution, Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell has declared a State of Emergency for Putnam County effective 5 p.m. today, March 13 through March 27 at 11:59 p.m. The State of Emergency will allow the county to share resources more efficiently and better respond to the rapidly evolving epidemic of Coronavirus, or […]

Putnam Senior Centers and adult day service sites closed for two weeks

Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell has announced that all senior centers and adult day service sites will be closed for two weeks from Monday, March 16 through and including Friday, March 27. Meals will instead be delivered at home for those who need them. “We made this difficult decision out of an abundance of caution […]

Putnam County Welcomes Newest Citizens at the Naturalization Ceremony March 11th 2020 at the Historic Courthouse

PUTNAM COUNTY WELCOMES NEWEST CITIZENS PUTNAM COUNTY CLERK MICHAEL C. BARTOLOTTI SWEARS IN 33 NEW CITIZENS AT NATURALIZATION CEREMONY ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2020 AT PUTNAM COUNTY HISTORIC COURTHOUSE Putnam County Clerk Michael C. Bartolotti hosted a Naturalization Ceremony on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 11 a.m. at the Putnam County Historic Courthouse, Carmel, New […]

Covid 19 Civil Service Testing Suspension 03/13/2020

Due to the widespread concerns regarding the Covid-19 Coronavirus, and out of an abundance of caution, the Putnam County Personnel Department has decided to suspend civil service testing for the Saturday March 14, 2020 exams and the decentralized, continuous recruitment examinations through March 27, 2020. Postponed exams will be rescheduled to a later date.  Candidates […]

Passport Day is moved to April 25th 2020

Due to the recent events and concerns with COVID–19 The Putnam County Clerk has decided to postpone the March 28th Passport Saturday and will re-schedule it for a later date. As of now, The Saturday, April 25, 2020 Passport day will still be held from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm at the Putnam County Clerk’s […]