Putnam County Day 2020 a Virtual Celebration

Friday, June 12, 2020, Carmel, New York – Today marks the 208th birthday of Putnam County, a celebration of a new county in a new country.  Unfortunately, the annual observation of Putnam County Day at the Historic Courthouse has been canceled this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as the Hudson Valley region strives to reopen. However, a virtual celebration is available online!

“This traditional day of ceremony and celebration has been canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Putnam County is rich in history and this year is no exception given this unprecedented time,” says Michael C. Bartolotti, County Clerk and RMO.  “I am happy to report that the Historian’s Office has been busy working with local historians, historical societies, and schools to record the experiences of this time.  We are truly living history and this year’s virtual celebration will be yet another record for the archives.”

Putnam County Day is an annual event that typically includes a ceremony, historic presentation, and awards for outstanding people, projects and publications that enrich and record Putnam County’s history.  “This year we will observe Putnam County Day virtually,” says Bartolotti.  “The Historian’s Office has created a video presentation that features great history, special guests, and the unveiling of the Charles Sherwood Hill, Jr. collection at the Historian’s Office.”  The Hill collection features an amazing array of turn of the century farm diaries, photographs and ephemera from the Hill, Dykeman, Bloomer and Townsend families from Carmel, Kent, and Brewster. It includes a stunning and rarely, if ever, seen photo of the Tilly Foster area in the Town of Southeast. This video is available to the public on the county website, www.putnamcountyny.com.

This year’s celebration has been dedicated to Gregory Amato, a long-time volunteer with the Historian’s Office who persuaded Charles Hill to donate his family’s collection.  Amato passed away in April 2020.

Fifth grade students from across the county were recruited to take part in the virtual ceremony by attending classes online or by recording themselves during their time spent in “distance learning”.  Their projects including leading the ceremony in the Pledge of Allegiance, providing history on the founding of Putnam County, creating a special COVID-19 time capsule entitled “Living History” and even singing Happy Birthday to Putnam County!  These 10-11-year-olds were asked to participate based on their age.  “They will hopefully be the ones around to tell the story of how Putnam County fared during the pandemic 50 years from now,” says Bartolotti. “They play an incredible role in this celebration.”

“I trust that with time and the continued dedication of medical experts throughout our country we will once again gather next year at the Historic Courthouse to celebrate our great history.”

About the Historian’s Office

The Historian’s Office preserves, interprets, and promotes the history of Putnam County as a local government office.  According to New York State criteria, the work of the Historian’s Office includes: research and writing, teaching and public presentations, historic preservation, and organization, advocacy and tourism promotion. To support these efforts, the Putnam County Historian’s Office has been collecting historical records, maps, books, photographs, and periodicals since 1953.  In 1992, the Putnam County Archives was established in the Historian’s Office to preserve, arrange, describe, and make accessible the governmental records of Putnam County.

For more information call 845-808-1420 or email historian@putnamcountyny.gov.

 

Images:

 

A sampling of the “farm diaries” and photographs included in the Charles Sherwood Hill Jr. collection in the Putnam County Historian’s Collection.

 

A rare, early 20th century view of the one room Tilly Foster schoolhouse and children at play, overlooking the

Middle Branch Reservoir and former Tilly Foster community and mine store from the Hill Collection (HC561).

 

Charles Sherwood Hill, Jr., donor of the collection of diaries, photographs and ephemera from the Hill, Dykeman, Bloomer and Townsend families from Carmel, Kent, and Brewster.

 

“Living History” COVID-19 Time Capsule participants Christopher and Kevin, representing Austin Road Elementary School in Mahopac, NY.

 

Eric Gross unveiling the Charles Sherwood Hill, Jr. collection at the Putnam County Archives.

 

Title Slide for “Living History” a virtual celebration for Putnam County Day 2020.

Putnam County Clerk’s Office will be open to the public for limited in-person transaction

We are pleased to announce that effective June 8, 2020 the Putnam County Clerk’s Office will be open to the public for limited in-person transactions.
Customers will be assisted by appointment only and should be prepared to wear a face covering upon entry to the County Office Building.

Patrons should visit our website at www.putnamcountyny.com/county-clerk to make an appointment, for information on forms (pistol permit, passport, etc.), electronic filing of court records, electronic recording of land records, Freedom of Information Law requests and online records search.

Patrons should use the drop box located outside the County Office Building for routine pistol permit transactions, business certificate filings, judgment transcript filings, non-emergency court filings, notary public renewals, land recordings. We will process these items as soon as possible.

We are also pleased to announce that effective June 15, 2020 we are planning to open the Putnam County DMV to the public for limited in-person transactions. Putnam County residents must visit www.putnamcountyny.com/dmv to make an appointment.

Any dealer and PSB Transactions will be handled on a drop off basis only through our drop box. Customers may also use our drop box for plate surrenders and registration renewals. We will process these items as soon as possible.

If you have an immediate concern, please call the Putnam County Clerk’s Office at 845-808-1142, or for DMV inquiries please call 845-278-2838. All other inquiries should be e-mailed to countyclerk@putnamcountyny.com

Executive Order 202.14 of NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo extends Order 202.8 and other “PAUSE” orders through April 29, 2020.

Please note that Executive Order 202.14 of NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo extends Order 202.8 and other “PAUSE” orders through April 29, 2020. To view the full Executive orders please visit www.governor.ny.gov/executiveorders

In accordance with the aforementioned Executive Orders, the Putnam County DMV office remains closed to the Public. Customers are permitted to make appointments on or after April 30, 2020. We will continue to offer these appointments to Putnam County Residents Only. Putnam County residents can visit www.putnamcountyny.com/dmv to make an appointment.

Any dealer and PSB Transactions will be handled on a drop off basis only through our drop box. Customers may also use our drop box for renewal invitations and plate surrenders. We will process these items as soon as possible.

The validity of any expired Driver’s License, Non-Driver Identification, vehicle inspection or registration stated above is extended until May 7, 2020. Customers are also reminded to visit www.dmv.ny.gov for forms and online processing options.

The Putnam County Clerk’s Office remains closed to the public. Patrons should use the drop box located outside the County Office Building for routine pistol permit transactions, business certificate filings, judgment transcript filings, non-emergency court filings, notary public renewals, land recordings. We will process these items as soon as possible. Patrons should visit our website at www.putnamcountyny.com/county-clerk for information on forms (pistol permit, passport, etc.), electronic filing of court records, electronic recording of land records, Freedom of Information Law requests and online records search.

If you have an immediate concern, please call the Putnam County Clerk’s Office emergency line at 845-808-1145. All other inquiries should be e-mailed to countyclerk@putnamcountyny.com

UPDATED PASSPORT SATURDAY MEDIA RELEASE – POSTPONED

Due to the recent events and concerns with COVID–19 The Putnam County Clerk has decided to postpone the April 25th Passport Saturday and will re-schedule it for a later date.

Any questions or concerns the County Clerk Michael C. Bartolotti can be reached at 845-808-1142 X49301.

Putnam County DMV Office Will Be Closed To The Public. All Scheduled Appointments Are Cancelled. The Putnam County Clerk’s Office Will Remain Closed To The Public

Please note that Executive Order 202.8 of NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo states the following to be in effect from March 20, 2020 until April 19, 2020:

  • The extension of validity of any Driver’s License, Non-Driver Identification or registration expiring on or after March 1, 2020
  • The extension of validity of any temporary registration document issued by a NYS Dealer
  • The cancellation of any in-person DMV appointment at any office until further notice
  • Deadline dates in court proceedings (i.e. statutes of limitations, motions, etc.) are hereby tolled.
  • A 90-day stay on foreclosure

To view the full Executive order please visit www.governor.ny.gov/executiveorders

In accordance with the aforementioned Executive Order, the Putnam County DMV office will be closed to the Public.  At this time, all online appointments will be cancelled and customers are permitted to make appointments on or after April 20, 2020.  We will continue to offer these appointments to Putnam County Residents Only.  Putnam County residents can visit www.putnamcountyny.com/dmv  to make an appointment.

Any dealer and PSB Transactions will be handled on a drop off basis only through our drop box.  Customers may also use our drop box for renewal invitations and plate surrenders. We will process these items as soon as possible.

Customers are also reminded to visit www.dmv.ny.gov for forms and online processing options such as driver’s license renewals, vehicle registration renewals and duplicate items.

The Putnam County Clerk’s Office remains closed to the public.  Patrons should use the drop box located outside the County Office Building for routine pistol permit transactions, business certificate filings, judgment transcript filings, non-emergency court filings, notary public renewals, land recordings.  We will process these items as soon as possible.

Patrons should visit our website at www.putnamcountyny.com/county-clerk for information on forms (pistol permit, passport, etc.), electronic filing of court records, electronic recording of land records, Freedom of Information Law requests and online records search.

If you have an immediate concern, please call the Putnam County Clerk’s Office emergency line at 845-808-1145.  All other inquiries should be e-mailed to countyclerk@putnamcountyny.com

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, we are urging all patrons to visit our DMV office only in an emergent situation

Please be advised that in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, we are urging all patrons to visit our DMV office only in an emergent situation.

If you must visit to avail yourself of our services please note that effective Wednesday March 18, 2020 we will be processing customers at the Putnam County DMV by appointment only. Further, these appointments will be limited to Putnam County Residents Only. Putnam County residents can visit www.putnamcountyny.com/dmv to make an appointment.

Customers are reminded that they MUST have all forms completed prior to arriving for their appointment, and they MUST show their confirmation e-mail to enter the office at their appointment time. Any dealer and PSB Transactions will be handled on a drop off basis only. Previously scheduled learner’s permit test appointments will still be honored. Customers must use our drop box for renewal invitations and plate surrenders. Customers are also reminded to visit www.dmv.ny.gov for forms and online processing options such as driver’s license renewals, vehicle registration renewals and duplicate items.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and ask for your understanding during this time and will relax these restrictions when it is safe to do so.

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the Putnam County Clerk’s Office at 845-808-1142 or via e-mail at countyclerk@putnamcountyny.com

The County Clerk’s Office announces additional measures to reduce exposure to COVID-19 when conducting business at the County Clerk’s Office and DMV

Please be advised that in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the office of the Putnam County Clerk is embarking on additional measures to reduce exposure and encourage social distancing while providing necessary services to our customers.

As such, we are urging all patrons to visit our offices only in an emergent situation.

If you must visit our offices to avail yourself of our services please be advised that we must reduce our staff in the office by 50% and will only have limited resources to assist our customers at this time.

Visitors to the County Clerk’s Office will be for expedite passport applications and emergencies only.

Patrons should use the drop box located outside the County Office Building for routine pistol permit transactions, business certificate filings, judgment transcript filings, non-emergency court filings, notary public renewals, land recordings.

Patrons should visit our website at www.putnamcountyny.com/county-clerk for information on forms (pistol permit, passport, etc.), electronic filing of court records, electronic recording of land records, Freedom of Information Law requests and online records search.

On Tuesday March 17, 2020 visitors to the Putnam County DMV will be limited to a maximum of 6 patrons at a time.  Customers are also reminded to visit www.dmv.ny.gov for online processing options such as driver’s license renewals, vehicle registration renewals and duplicate items.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and ask for your understanding during this time and will relax these restrictions when it is safe to do so.

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the Putnam County Clerk’s Office at 845-808-1142 or via e-mail at countyclerk@putnamcountyny.com

County Clerk’s Office asking patrons to forego office visits unless absolutely necessary. Patrons at all facilities including DMV will be limited to a maximum of 10 at any one time

From the Office of the County Clerk:

Please be advised that in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and in accordance with Executive Order of Putnam County Executive Maryellen Odell, the office of the Putnam County Clerk is embarking on all possible measures to reduce exposure and encourage social distancing while providing necessary services to our customers.

As such, we are urging all patrons to consider foregoing visiting our offices for the upcoming week unless absolutely necessary.

If you must visit our offices to avail yourself of our services please be advised that we will be significantly limiting the amount of customers in our office.

Visitors to the County Clerk’s Office as well as the Putnam County DMV will be limited to a maximum of 10 patrons at a time.

Customers are also reminded to visit www.dmv.ny.gov for online processing options and www.putnamcountyny.com/county-clerk for information on online transactions available for the County Clerk’s Office.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and ask for your understanding during this time and will relax these restrictions when it is safe to do so.

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the Putnam County Clerk’s Office at 845-808-1142 or via e-mail at countyclerk@putnamcountyny.com

Putnam County Welcomes Newest Citizens at the Naturalization Ceremony March 11th 2020 at the Historic Courthouse

PUTNAM COUNTY WELCOMES NEWEST CITIZENS

PUTNAM COUNTY CLERK MICHAEL C. BARTOLOTTI SWEARS IN 33 NEW CITIZENS AT NATURALIZATION CEREMONY ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2020 AT PUTNAM COUNTY HISTORIC COURTHOUSE

Putnam County Clerk Michael C. Bartolotti hosted a Naturalization Ceremony on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 11 a.m. at the Putnam County Historic Courthouse, Carmel, New York. Clerk Bartolotti administered the Oath of Allegiance to 33 new citizens from 21 different countries.

The Honorable Victor Grossman of the 9th Judicial District served as the officiating Supreme Court Justice and offered court remarks. Honorable Robert L. Langley Jr., Putnam County Sheriff, led the opening prayer. Art Hanley, Deputy Director of the Putnam County Veterans Affairs, led the Pledge of Allegiance. Mr. Scott Wohl, Senior Manager, Community & Government Affairs for LiveOnNY, was the guest speaker. Isabella Ciatto, a senior at Carmel High School, presented the gathering with beautiful renditions of the “Star Spangled Banner” and God Bless America.”
After the ceremony, a coffee and cake reception was held to welcome our newest citizens.

Thirty-Three (33) Nations

NATION NUMBER OF CASES

  • ALBANIA 2
  • ARGENTINA 1
  • BRAZIL 3
  • CANADA 1
  • CHILE 1
  • CHINA 1
  • ECUADOR 1
  • FRANCE 2
  • GEORGIA 1
  • GREECE 1
  • GUATEMALA 1
  • ITALY 1
  • JAMAICA 1
  • MEXICO 1
  • PAKISTAN 4
  • PERU 2
  • PHILIPPINES 3
  • ROMANIA 1
  • SPAIN 1
  • UKRAINE 1
  • UNITED KINGDOM 3

TOTAL PERSONS NATURALIZED 33

For further information, call:
Office of the Putnam County Clerk at 845-808-1142 Ext. 49301

Passport Day is moved to April 25th 2020

Due to the recent events and concerns with COVID–19 The Putnam County Clerk has decided to postpone the March 28th Passport Saturday and will re-schedule it for a later date. As of now, The Saturday, April 25, 2020 Passport day will still be held from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm at the Putnam County Clerk’s office.

Any questions or concerns the County Clerk Michael C. Bartolotti can be reached at 845-808-1142 X49301.