Entries by Brian K. Austin

Fresh Connect: The New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs has launched the third consecutive year of its Fresh Connect Checks program

Fresh Connect: The New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs has launched the third consecutive year of its Fresh Connect Checks program. Through this program, Veterans, Servicemembers, and their immediate family members (including surviving spouses of Veterans) are eligible to receive one set of 10 Fresh Connect Checks, each one bearing the cash equivalency of […]

Veteran Suicides – Good News?

The Department of Veteran Affairs recently issued a report say-ing that on average, 20 Veterans a day took their own lives. This number is down slightly from the previously used number of 22. Officials however are wary of saying the problem of Veteran sui-cide is getting better. It seems that using a better method of […]

Dying Veteran Emotional Last Request

Dying Veteran Emotional Last Request By Steve Goetsch, Public Affairs Specialist, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio Like many other young men in the late 1960s, Roberto Gonzalez answered when Uncle Sam called. He was drafted by the Army for service in June of 1969, a week after finishing school. Gonzalez, from South […]

Meet the Bozanic Family

Summer memories are special. Most of us should remember school assignments where we had to write about our summer vacation. Some of us took trips to exotic places, some stayed at home enjoying the local scene and actually some of us worked the entire summer. There is not one of us that could not narrate a […]

“Our Boots Are Made For Walking” at the Office for Senior Resource’s New Senior Walking Club

“Our Boots Are Made For Walking” at the Office for Senior Resource’s New Senior Walking Club The seniors at the Putnam County Friendship Centers enjoy various daily activities such as bingo, cards, exercise classes and socializing with each other.  This is something that the summer interns working at the Office for Senior Resources are learning.  As […]

PUTNAM COUNTY WELCOMES NEWEST CITIZENS PUTNAM COUNTY CLERK MICHAEL C. BARTOLOTTI SWEARS IN 36 NEW CITIZENS AT NATURALIZATION CEREMONY JULY 2016

PUTNAM COUNTY WELCOMES NEWEST CITIZENS PUTNAM COUNTY CLERK MICHAEL C. BARTOLOTTI SWEARS IN 36 NEW CITIZENS AT NATURALIZATION CEREMONY ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016 AT PUTNAM COUNTY HISTORIC COURTHOUSE   Putnam County Clerk Michael C. Bartolotti hosted a Naturalization Ceremony on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 a 10 a.m., at the Putnam County Historic Courthouse, Carmel, New […]

July 12 was Mosquito Control Day in Putnam County

July 12 was Mosquito Control Day in Putnam County. Public Health Sanitarian Mike Luke shows Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell, Michael Nesheiwat, MD, Interim Health Commissioner, right, and Eric Gross, left, the mosquito larvae he had collected from a storm drain. One had developed into an adult flying mosquito in the jar in just a […]

Blue-Green Algae Arrives Early in Putnam County

Blue-Green Algae Arrives Early in Putnam County BREWSTER, NY— Algal blooms have arrived early in Putnam County lakes this year, due to the recent mild winter. So far this year, at least six beaches have been closed due to harmful growth. Algae can be more than a simple nuisance and may present a serious health […]

July 12 Set as Mosquito Control Day in Putnam;

July 12 Set as Mosquito Control Day in Putnam; Zika Education Bags Arrive at Town Halls BREWSTER, NY—Tuesday, July 12, has been designated “Mosquito Control Day” by County Executive MaryEllen Odell and Michael J. Nesheiwat, MD, Interim Commissioner of Health, calling residents to action to dump all standing water on their property. Zika “education bags” […]

County Executive Odell Names Zuckerman as Putnam County Representative to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board

County Executive Odell Names Zuckerman as Putnam County Representative to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board CARMEL, NY [July 5, 2016] — Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell has named Neal Zuckerman of Garrison to represent Putnam County on the board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). Zuckerman has served on the Metro North Railroad Commuter Council […]