Entries by Brian K. Austin

Free Smoking Cessation Program Starts Today—Wait List Forming

The eight-week smoking cessation program, “Freedom From Smoking,” created by the American Lung Association and widely regarded as the gold-standard in quit-smoking programs, gets underway Tuesday, January 8, with the first session at the Putnam County Department of Health’s main office. Ten participants have registered and will begin their journey to a smoke-free life. Quitting […]

A Reminder – Passing a School Bus With Red Flashing Lights Is Illegal

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, and the entire Putnam County Traffic Safety Committee reports that the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, Town of Carmel Police Department and the Town of Kent Police Department have received numerous complaints regarding motorists passing stopped school buses. Under New York State law, it is illegal to pass a school […]

Notice of Public Hearing January 9th 2018

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held before the County Executive of the County of Putnam at Room 300 of the County Office Building, 40 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, New York 10512 on the 9th day of January, 2019 at 4:30 P.M. in the afternoon, and again at 6:30 P.M. in the […]

New Senior Center Opens in Cold Spring

CARMEL, NY – Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell was joined by other elected officials, community leaders and seniors at the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Friendship Center of Philipstown—the new county-operated senior center, on the former Butterfield Hospital Property in Cold Spring on Tuesday, Dec. 18.  The 6,000 sq.ft. senior center will provide meals, social activities, […]

Putnam County Naturalization Ceremony 12/12/2018

Putnam County Clerk Michael C. Bartolotti hosted a Naturalization Ceremony on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the Putnam County Historic Courthouse, Carmel, New York. Clerk Bartolotti administered the Oath of Allegiance to 50 new citizens from 22 different countries. The Naturalization Ceremony opened by the posting of the colors by American Legion […]

New Year’s Resolution—Free Smoking Cessation Program Begins January 8

Brewster, NY– The Putnam County Department of Health (PCDOH) is encouraging residents who smoke to begin their journey toward a smoke-free life.  Quitting smoking isn’t easy and the PCDOH is supporting residents with an evidence-based approach to kicking the habit. By offering residents a free smoking cessation program, with a group “Quit Day”, residents can […]

Prospect Hill Road Bridge Reopens to Vehicular Traffic

SOUTHEAST, NY – Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell announced that MTA Metro-North Railroad has completed the replacement of the Prospect Hill Road Bridge in Southeast. The bridge, which had been closed for safety concerns in 2008, is now open for vehicular and pedestrian traffic. “The reopening of the Prospect Hill Road Bridge represents the importance […]

Putnam County Clerk Michael Bartolotti To Swear In New Citizens at Naturalization Ceremony on Wednesday December 12th

Putnam County Clerk Michael C. Bartolotti will host a Naturalization Ceremony on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 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 […]