Entries by Brian K. Austin

Open Enrollment for NYS’s Health Insurance Exchange Opens November 1

Open Enrollment for NYS’s Health Insurance Exchange Opens November 1; New Option Offers Big Cost Savings BREWSTER, NY—On November 1, 2015, open enrollment for New York State’s official health plan exchange begins, featuring a new option called “The Essential Plan.” This insurance plan costs much less than other health plans, but offers the necessary benefits […]

Putnam DMV Drop Box Installed in Philipstown

CARMEL, N.Y. – Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell and County Clerk Michael Bartolotti have been committed to improving the access residents on the western side of the county have to government services such as routine Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) transactions. After working with County Legislator Barbara Scuccimarra, Philipstown Town Clerk Tina Merando and Philipstown […]

Putnam County Medication Take Back Day Scheduled for November

CARMEL, NY— The Putnam Communities That Care Coalition, in collaboration with the Putnam County Health Department and Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, will be holding a Fall Medication Take Back Event at Putnam Hospital Center (PHC). To help combat this growing threat to our nation’s children, Putnam Hospital Center will host the event on Saturday, Nov. […]

Public Health Summit V Convenes to Tackle Broadened Priorities

Brewster, NY—More than 85 public health partners from 43 different community agencies convened at Putnam Hospital Center on Tuesday, October 20, for the Fifth Annual Public Health Summit, organized by the Putnam County Department of Health with support from the hospital. Health Commissioner Allen Beals, PHC president James Caldas and Commissioner of the Department of […]

Putnam Stands Against Domestic Violence

CARMEL, N.Y. – Purple is the color that represents the domestic violence awareness.  Putnam County’s employees wore purple colored clothing to work on Wednesday, Oct. 21. Many joined Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell in a photograph with Putnam/Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center (WRC) Executive Director Ann Ellsworth to show their support for the WRC’s initiatives […]

Putnam Hosts Fourth Annual Disability Mentoring Day

CARMEL, N.Y. – About a dozen individuals with special needs spent the day working within one of Putnam County Government’s departments on Wednesday, Oct. 21 as part of the fourth annual Disability Mentoring Day.  Coordinated for the fourth year by Tina Cornish-Lauria, Executive Director of CAREERS for People with Disabilities, the annual event is much-anticipated […]

Putnam County Welcomes Newest Citizens

Putnam County Clerk Michael C. Bartolotti Swears in 40 New Citizens at Naturalization Ceremony on Friday, October 9, 2015 at Putnam County Historic Courthouse CARMEL, N.Y. – Putnam County Clerk Michael C. Bartolotti hosted a Naturalization Ceremony on Friday, October 9, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., at the Putnam County Historic Courthouse, Carmel, New York.  Clerk Bartolotti […]

Putnam County Clerk Installs DMV Drop Box in Philipstown

CARMEL, N.Y. – Putnam County Clerk Michael Bartolotti is pleased to announce the installation of a DMV drop box on October 19, 2015, at the Philipstown Town Hall, 238 Main Street, Cold Spring, New York, to better serve the residents of Western Putnam County and neighboring areas. This DMV drop box will provide twenty-four hour […]

Lead Screening Tests Help Protect Children

International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week celebrated October 25-31 Brewster, NY—Children exposed to the environmental toxin lead face serious health risks with possible lifelong impact. Most child poisoning cases result from ingesting chips or inhaling dust from lead-based paint common in older homes built before 1978. In Putnam County approximately 30% of homes fall into this […]