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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 […]

Odell Recommends APP and Hurricane Preparedness Plan

For Immediate Release MaryEllen Odell Putnam County Executive (845) 808-1001 May 28, 2014 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 […]

The 9th Annual Children’s Expo & Safety Fair was a success!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Michelle Martine, CAC—845-808-1300, x44122 michelle.martine@putnamcountyny.gov   The 9th Annual Children’s Expo & Safety Fair took place at the Donald B. Smith County Government Campus in Carmel on Saturday April 26, 2014. Hundreds of people attended the event which was organized by the Child Advocacy of Putnam County (CAC) and the Bureau […]

Local Law no. 6 AMENDING ARTICLE 10, TITLE I & TITLE III OF THE PUTNAM COUNTY CHARTER ENTITLED “HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES”, “DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES”

County of Putnam County Local Law #6 of 2014 (Passed at May 6, 2014 Regular Meeting) APPROVAL/LOCAL LAW TO AMEND ARTICLE 12, SECTION 12.04 OF THE PUTNAM COUNTY CHARTER/CHANGING TITLE OF “OFFICE FOR THE AGING” TO “OFFICE FOR SENIOR RESOURCES” A Local Law to Amend Article 12, Section 12.04 of the Putnam County Charter to […]

NBC’s TODAY Show featured one of our Putnam Residents in a series called HOOKED: A Teacher’s Addiction and the New Face of Heroin

The heroin epidemic is on the rise and much more severe than before. On April 8th, NBC’s Today Show interviewed one of Putnam’s residents. Who is a Teacher, a mother, a daughter and now a recovering heroin addict. Follow the link below to find out more about this interesting story in Putnam County. CLICK HERE […]

2014 Annual Food Operator’s Seminar

The 2014 Annual Food Operator’s Seminar was held on March 25 and 26, with over 140  food service establishments attending this event held at the TOPS building. The Health Department kicked off its  campaign for “Eat Smart Restaurant Week” to be held in September.    A panel of local farmers and restaurateurs discussed the trend of […]