Entries by Brian K. Austin

Silvio Tenesaca Sentenced for Vehicular Manslaughter and Driving While Intoxicated

CARMEL, NEW YORK – November 14, 2019 Putnam County District Attorney Robert V. Tendy announced today that on November 6, 2019, County Court Judge James Rooney sentenced Silvio Tenesaca of Kent, New York to an aggregate sentence of 2 1/3 to 7 years in state prison for causing the death of George Rosalino. Tenesaca had […]

Putnam County Accepting Applications for 2020 PILOT Program Student Internship Program

Carmel, NY – Putnam students may soon apply for paid and unpaid summer internships in county government through the Putnam Invests in Leaders of Tomorrow (PILOT) Program.  Accepted students gain hands-on professional experience in areas such as finance, criminal justice, engineering, communications, information technology, law, health, psychology and more. The concept of the PILOT Program […]

Putnam To Announce Formation of the Putnam County Domestic Violence & Sexual Violence Task Force

WHERE: The Putnam County Historic Court House, 44 Gleneida Avenue WHEN: Monday, November 18 at 1 pm The Putnam/Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center in collaboration with the Putnam County District Attorney’s Office, Sheriff’s Office, and Probation Department will be announcing the formation of the Putnam County Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence Task Force. The purpose […]

NYSEG Falls Short

Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell blasted NYSEG for its poor performance and lack of communication during a windstorm that left thousands of residents without power and without a clue as to when it would be restored. Even Putnam’s Bureau of Emergency Services couldn’t reach NYSEG during the height of the windstorm, which began Thursday evening. […]

County Legislature adopted a $165.1 million budget for 2020 that remains within the state property tax cap and maintains the county’s conservative approach to spending

The Putnam County Legislature adopted a $165.1 million budget for 2020 that remains within the state property tax cap and maintains the county’s conservative approach to spending. The Legislature made minor adjustments to the budget proposed by Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell earlier this month, shortly after receiving notice that Moody’s Investor Services had upgrading […]

Full Volume Test for Indian Point Sirens Set for Tuesday, October 29th, 2019, at 10:30 AM

Entergy is conducting a full-volume test of the Indian Point siren system in Westchester, Rockland, Orange and Putnam counties on Tuesday, October 29th, at approximately 10:30 AM. 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 […]

#PutnamRecycles Plastic Bags; The Health Department Challenges Residents to Recycle

Brewster, NY-  Are you recycling all that you can? Leading up to America Recycles Day on November 15, The Putnam County Department of Health (PCDOH) has launched a plastic “film” recycling challenge. Plastic film consists of flexible polyethylene packaging such as grocery bags and bread bags. It is also the wrap around many products including […]

Putnam County and the Town of Kent Highway Department working together

Legislator Carl Albano, Kent Highway Superintendent Richard Othmer Jr. and Putnam’s Deputy Commissioner of Parks Chris Ruthven at Smalley’s Corner Cemetery in Kent. When a tornado ripped through Kent in May 2018, it cut through the middle of the historic cemetery and tore down 18 Norwegian Pine trees. The trees, 60 feet high and five […]