Entries by Brian K. Austin

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 […]

County Executive MaryEllen Odell honored with the Bronze Key Award

The National Council on Alcoholism & Other Drug Dependencies/Putnam (NCADD) honored Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell at their annual fundraising luncheon on October 16, 2015 for her exemplary contributions to alcohol and drug prevention in Putnam County. County Executive Odell received the NCADD Bronze Key, which is a national recognition award granted by the National […]

Varricchio Starts as New Putnam EDC President

Jill M. Varricchio, a successful marketing entrepreneur and community leader, is taking the helm of the   Putnam County Economic Development Corporation (EDC). Varricchio has been hired as the new president of the EDC. The position was vacant since Meghan Taylor left the position earlier this year to become the regional director of the Empire State […]