Entries by Brian K. Austin

Cold Spring Site Added to Health Department’s “Caught-in-the-Act” Contest on America Recycles Day

BREWSTER, NY— By popular demand, a third location—FoodTown in Cold Spring—has been added to the Caught-in-the-Act” Contest, commemorating America Recycles Day. From 2 to 4 p.m., on November 22, the recycling coordinator from the health department will be looking again for residents who recycle and rewarding them with a free reusable shopping bag, and social […]

MEDICARE  OPEN  ENROLLMENT  IS  HERE – October 15 – December 7, 2016

  This is the time of year that all people with Medicare can make changes to their health and prescription drug plans with new coverage to begin January, 2017. Medicare Advantage Disenrollment – January 1, 2017 through February 14, 2017:  if you are in a Medicare Advantage Plan, you can leave your plan and switch to Original Medicare.  […]

Senator Murphy Announces Securing $550,000 Grant for Renovations to OSR Friendship Center

Senator Murphy Announces Securing $550,000 Grant for Renovations to OSR Friendship Center On October 27, 2016, Senator Terrence Murphy came to the Carmel Friendship Center to  announce that he has secured a $550,000 grant to renovate the center.  County Executive MaryEllen Odell along with OSR Director Patricia Sheehy, Legislator Carl Albano,  Undersheriff Peter Convery, Judge […]

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Opens November 14, 2017

HEAP  Opens November 14, 2017 The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)will open on November 14th.  You may be eligible for a HEAP benefit if your income meets monthly income guidelines.  You may contact Marlene Hanley, HEAP Coordinator, at 845-808-1700 ext. 47121 for more information or to make an appointment.  Beginning November 14th, new clients may pick up an application […]

PUTNAM VETERANS MUSEUM HOSTS WORLD WAR II VETERAN, 97, FORMER CARMEL RESIDENT Lt. Richard G. Hopkins, USN Ret. and Daughter Donate Treasures of Storied Military Service

PUTNAM VETERANS MUSEUM HOSTS WORLD WAR II VETERAN, 97, FORMER CARMEL RESIDENT Lt. Richard G. Hopkins, USN Ret. and Daughter Donate Treasures of Storied Military Service Carmel, NY, November 1, 2016 — Veterans and volunteers at the Putnam Veterans Museum recently hosted some very special guests.  World War II veteran Lt. Richard G. Hopkins, USN […]

Carmel Girl Scouts Junior Troop 1086 Learns About Government County Executive Helps Girl Scouts Earn “Inside Government” Junior Badge

Carmel Girl Scouts Junior Troop 1086 Learns About Government County Executive Helps Girl Scouts Earn “Inside Government” Junior Badge CARMEL, NY – On October 25, 2016, County Executive Odell visited Carmel Girl Scouts Junior Troop 1086 to talk with the girls about working in government. The scouts, ranging in age from seven to ten, were […]

NOW IT IS their TURN TO LISTEN Putnam County Veterans Task Force 4th Annual Legislative Forum

NOW IT IS their TURN TO LISTEN Putnam County Veterans Task Force 4th Annual Legislative Forum We have invited elected officials Who are On the National, State & County levels We ask you to join us at the TOPS Center To support Veterans legislation and issues Being Presented to those who make the laws November […]

Recycling Reaps Rewards: Health Department Holds “Caught-in-the-Act” Contest on America Recycles Day

Recycling Reaps Rewards: Health Department Holds “Caught-in-the-Act” Contest on America Recycles Day BREWSTER, NY— Plastic film is everywhere. Store “carry-out” bags are made of it. Beverage cases are shrink-wrapped in it. Newspapers are delivered curbside in it, and unfortunately most is not recycled. The Putnam County Department of Health is trying to change that. On […]

Putnam County Welcomes Mentoring Day Participants

 Putnam County Welcomes Mentoring Day Participants Carmel, New York — Putnam County residents were given the opportunity to work at a job that interests them as CAREERS for People with Disabilities, Inc. (CAREERS) coordinated the fifth Annual Mentoring Day on October 25th. A collaboration with Putnam County Executive Mary Ellen Odell, the event pairs mentors from County […]

Cold and Flu Season Arrives: Antibiotics are not always the answer, warns health department

Cold and Flu Season Arrives: Antibiotics are not always the answer, warns health department BREWSTER, NY— As the cold and flu season swings into full gear, visits to doctors’ offices will undoubtedly rise. To receive the best care, patients as well as doctors should stay informed about proper use of antibiotics. Two studies this year […]