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Children’s Camp Operator’s Seminar

*** Water Safety Segment starts at minute 6*** Brewster, NY—Spring is finally in the air. One sure sign is the Camp Operator’s Seminar conducted by the Putnam County Department of Health (PCDOH). This year’s event, held on Tuesday, April 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., brought together six health and safety experts, including guest […]

Putnam Goes Blue for Child Abuse Awareness

Putnam County employees wore blue on Wednesday, April 8 to launch its “Blue Ribbon Campaign” and commemorate Child Abuse Awareness Month. Child abuse is a national tragedy. One in seven girls and one in 25 boys will be sexually abused by the age of 18. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services […]

Putnam to Receive an Increase in CHIP Funding for Roads

Putnam County and the local municipalities will have some extra money to go toward road repair this year. Figures from the 2015-16 New York State budget show that additional monies have been appropriated through the Consolidation Local Street and Highway Improvement Program, more commonly known as CHIPS, and the Extreme Winter Recovery fund. “After the […]

Putnam County Clerk Michael Bartolotti and County Executive Maryellen Odell Boost Organ Donation

For Release: Immediate (April 3, 2015) Contact: Lorrie Pelliccio 845-808-1142, Extension 49301 Putnam County Clerk Michael C. Bartolotti and County Executive MaryEllen Odell will be partnering with the New York Alliance for Donation (NYAD) to promote organ, eye and tissue donation in Putnam County.  This program is responsible for saving and improving the lives of thousands of […]

Kobu Opens Patio in Time for Spring

Kobu Asian Bistro in Mahopac officially opened its outdoor patio on Thursday, April 2 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. State Senator Terrence Murphy, County Executive MaryEllen Odell, Carmel Town Supervisor Ken Schmidt and Town Councilwoman Suzanne McDonough, along with community leaders joined owner Michael Guo and his wife Amy in celebrating the spring season and the […]

Putnam County Ranks Second in NYS for Health Outcomes

Brewster, NY—The 2015 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, presented by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, were released to the public this morning. For the sixth consecutive year, Putnam County ranks among the top five counties in the state, with advancement up to second place, from fourth last […]

Odell Supports Scuccimarra’s Push for Post Office Info

March 16, 2015 As plans for the Butterfield project move forward in Cold Spring, Legislator Barbara Scuccimarra, who represents Philipstown residents, is still waiting for confirmation from postal authorities as to where their final site choice may be for the Cold Spring Post Office. At present, residents seeking to mail letters and purchase retail materials […]