Entries by Brian K. Austin

Preparedness Planning for Your Business – Hurricane Preparedness

Preparedness Planning for Your Business Businesses can do much to prepare for the impact of the many hazards they face in today’s world including natural hazards like floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and widespread serious illness such as the H1N1 flu virus pandemic. Human-caused hazards include accidents, acts of violence by people and acts of terrorism. […]

Lunch & Learn : Couch to 5k

James Kelly, second from left, an accomplished runner and triathlete, personal trainer and coach from NYSC, spoke today at a Lunch & Learn in the TOPS auditorium. The topic was “Couch Potato to 5K,” and he discussed how you can gradually build your endurance and strength, overcome obstacles, and accomplish your personal fitness goals. The […]

Know your Alerts & Warnings – Hurricane Preparedness

Receiving timely information about weather conditions or other emergency events can make all the difference in knowing when to take action to be safe. Local police and fire departments, emergency managers, the National Weather Service (NWS), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and […]

Odell Recommends APP and Hurricane Preparedness Plan

Odell Recommends APP and Hurricane Preparedness Plan As June 1 was the official start of the hurricane season, Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell is urging residents to plan ahead by creating emergency plans, storing necessary supplies and knowing what resources are available to help. “In recent years, Putnam residents have endured Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm […]

New York State Unemployment Rate Reaches Its Lowest Point in Over Five Years

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MaryEllen Odell Putnam County Executive (845) 808-1001 June 2, 2014 New York State Unemployment Rate Reaches Its Lowest Point in Over Five Years The State Department of Labor announced that, as of May 15, New York’s unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level since December 2008. From March 2014 to April […]

Local Law no.8 A LOCAL LAW ESTABLISHING THE REVISED 2014 SALARY OF A CERTAIN APPOINTED OFFICER SERVING FOR A FIXED TERM: COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH

County of Putnam County Local Law #8 of 2014 (Passed at June 3, 2014 Regular Meeting) A LOCAL LAW ESTABLISHING THE REVISED 2014 SALARY OF A CERTAIN APPOINTED OFFICER SERVING FOR A FIXED TERM: COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH BE IT ENACTED BY THE PUTNAM COUNTY LEGISLATURE AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 201 of the County Law […]

Local Law no. 7 REVISED 2014 SALARY OF A CERTAIN APPOINTED OFFICER SERVING FOR A FIXED TERM: COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH

County of Putnam County Local Law #7 of 2014 (Passed at June 3, 2014 Regular Meeting) A Local Law to Amend Article 10 of the Putnam County Charter entitled “Human Resources Services” to add two (2) new sections entitled “Deputy Commissioner of Social Services” and “Deputy Commissioner of Mental Health.” BE IT ENACTED BY THE […]

Rabies Concerns Increase with Warmer Temperatures

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date:               June 2, 2014 Contact:         Barbara Ilardi, Public Information Officer, 845-808-1390 Rabies Concerns Increase with Warmer Temperatures Brewster, NY— With warmer temperatures finally here, people are spending more time outdoors and the potential for contact with wildlife increases. Raccoons, skunks and foxes, as well as feral cats, can carry the […]