Carmel Career Center Mini Job Fair Date & Time: Wednesday, 12/13/2017 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: Putnam County Training and Operations Building (TOPS) – Auditorium

112 Old Route 6, Carmel NY 10512

Meet with 5 Businesses from the Healthcare Sector
Businesses Attending:

  • Able Healthcare
  • A & J Homecare Services, Inc.
  • Putnam Ridge
  • Sunshine Homecare Services
  • Vision Healthcare

To Attend:
No Appointment Necessary
Dress for success
Bring plenty updated resumes and 2 forms of ID

For More Information About This Event:
NAME:  Ms. Terrence Irving

PHONE: 914/737-3490, Ext. 327

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic coming November 11

Cats can receive low-cost spay and neutering services on Saturday, November 11, at the Fifth Annual Stray HELP Community Day. The event takes place from 12 noon to 4:30 pm at the Trinity Episcopal Church Parish House, 5 Elm Street in Fishkill.

As a special Veterans Day thank you, service men and women are offered an extra low price. For a $35, they can receive spay or neutering services for their cat, as well as vaccinations and even flea threat when needed. For further information visit:

Odell to Host Meet and Greet with Danbury Mayor Boughton

Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell will hold an informal meet and greet with Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton on Tuesday, November 14, at Tilly’s Table, located on Tilly Foster Farm, 100 Route 312 in Brewster, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Odell and her administration have been in talks with officials from Danbury to extend the Danbury sewer line into Southeast along the Route 6 corridor.

Attendees will be able to learn about the project from the Danbury mayor’s perspective.

All are welcome.

Time to Stand Up for America Odell orders installation of Row of Honor, calls for an assembly of patriots at Cornerstone Park in Carmel


CARMEL, N.Y. – Putnam County MaryEllen Odell is calling for residents to Stand Up For America. She has ordered the immediate installation of the county’s Row of Honor along Lake Gleneida in Carmel, N.Y. On Sunday, Oct. 1, Odell is asking for the public to join her AT CORNERSTONE PARK 1 FAIR ST CARMEL, at 10 a.m. where she will have the National Anthem played and together they can stand in unity for America.

On Sunday, Sept. 24, several football teams permitted players to kneel during the National Anthem in protest. Then all but one player of the Pittsburgh Steelers remained in the locker room during the National Anthem. Only Alejandro Villanueva who is the team’s offensive tackle, stood outside of the tunnel entrance and held his hand over his heart. Villanueva is a West Point graduate and a former Army Ranger who served three tours of Duty in Afghanistan and is the recipient of Bronze Star medal for Valor and for Overseas Services.
“This isn’t about race, this is about respect,” said Odell. “Respect for our Veterans. This is about honoring and standing in unity with all those who have sacrificed themselves to protect the safety of others.”

“Standing during the National Anthem is not about anything political,” said Odell. “It is about paying respect to all the men and women who have and continue to risk their lives for our freedoms. Freedom isn’t free and the very least one could do is stand for the National Anthem every time it is played.”

Karl Rohde, Director of Putnam County’s Veteran Service Agency agrees with Odell’s stance on the National Anthem.

“A few years ago, the US Supreme Court made a mistake by ruling that burning the American Flag was free speech. As a Veteran I vehemently disagreed,” said Rohde. “The learned jurists got that wrong. The disrespect that some NFL players are displaying is as vile as the burning of the American Flag. Now they are claiming that they do not mean to disrespect Veterans and Service Members. If you disrespect our National Anthem you have disrespected everyone who ever wore a uniform of the US military.”





In recognition of the upcoming holiday travel season, Putnam County Clerk Michael C. Bartolotti is hosting a “Third 2017 Putnam County Passport Saturday” at the offices of the CARMEL TOWN HALL, 60 McAlpin Avenue, Mahopac, New York on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm to provide passport information to U.S. citizens and to accept passport applications.  County Clerk Bartolotti is holding this event as a convenience to our customers who need to obtain a passport in time for the busy holiday travel season.  County Clerk Bartolotti can be reached at 845-808-1142 X49301 for any questions or concerns regarding obtaining a U.S. Passport or traveling abroad.

U.S. citizens must present a valid passport book when entering or re-entering the United States by air.  U.S. citizens entering the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda at land borders and sea ports of entry must present a passport book, passport card, or other travel documents approved by the U.S. government.

Information on the cost and how to apply for a U.S. passport is available at the Putnam County Clerk’s Website located at .  U.S. citizens may also obtain passport information by phone by calling the Putnam County Clerk’s Office at 845-808-1142 X49273.

Children’s Expo & Public Safety Day to be held Saturday, September 16th

For more information on sponsorship opportunities contact MaryBeth or call       (845)808-1400.

Event Schedule

  • 11:30 United Martial Arts Centers Front of TOPS
  • 12:00 Songs by Belle Front of TOPS
  • 12:00 Balloons by Jocko Front of TOPS
  • 12:15 Jan Berlin’s Everything Animals Auditorium
  • 12:45 Seven Stars School of Performing Arts Front of TOPS
  • 1:00 Magic by Jocko Auditorium
  • 1:45 Songs by Belle Front of TOPS
  • 2:00 Belle’s Story Time and Sing-Along Auditorium
  • 2:30 Save the Children Prep Rally Auditorium

PCDOH Offers Free HIV Testing on June 27

BREWSTER, NY—This year annual National HIV Testing Day encourages people of all ages to “Test your way. Do it today.” As in previous years, the main message is to take control of your health and find out if you may have the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, which over time usually causes AIDS. In early stages a person often feels fine. In fact, approximately one in seven Americans infected do not know they are carrying the virus. In total, nearly 1.1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention in Atlanta.

“With early diagnosis, we can begin treatment sooner,” said Michael Nesheiwat, MD, Putnam County’s Interim Commissioner of Health. “This can make a big difference in the patient’s outcome. It can save lives and can help limit the spread of the virus.”

To encourage HIV testing, the Putnam County Department of Health, in partnership with Westchester Medical Center and Planned Parenthood, will be offering free rapid HIV testing and counseling on Tuesday, June 27. Mobile vans will be located at the Carmel Fire Department, 94 Gleneida Avenue, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, and at Brewster Towne Plaza, 1620 Route 22 (near Value Village), from 12 noon to 6 p.m. Testing will also be offered at the main health department office, 1 Geneva Road, Brewster, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Privacy and confidentiality are ensured. No appointments are necessary and results are ready in 20 minutes. Free condoms, giveaways and educational information will be available at all sites.

HIV can affect anyone regardless of age, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity or gender. In 2015, 22 percent of all new HIV diagnoses in the U.S. were among youth aged 13 to 24 years of age. People aged 50 and older have many of the same HIV risk factors as younger people, but may be less aware of their risk. In 2014, people aged 50 and older accounted for 17 percent of those living with HIV infection.

Today people with HIV and AIDS are living longer, healthier and more productive lives. New research is promising, but there is still no vaccine or cure for HIV. Safe sex is the best “primary prevention,” but early testing and diagnosis saves lives too. Testing and early results are part of what is called “secondary prevention” in public health terms. Older Americans are more likely than youth to be tested later in the course of their disease. This means delayed treatment, often more health problems and shorter survival. Despite medical advances, HIV/AIDS is still a significant cause of death for some age groups. It was the 8th leading cause of death for those from 25 to 34 years of age in 2014 in the U.S.

For more information about HIV testing or HIV/AIDS education and prevention, contact the Health Department at (845) 808-1390.

The Health Department’s mission is to improve and protect the health of the Putnam County community, composed of nearly 100,000 residents. Core services include community health assessment, disease surveillance and control, emergency preparedness, environmental health protection, family health promotion and health education. For more information, please visit the PCDOH website at or visit the social media sites on Facebook at and Twitter @PutnamHealthNY.

Fill the Truck – Carmel Rotary Annual Food Drive: April 29th and 30th

Fill the Truck – Carmel Rotary Annual Food Drive

On Saturday and Sunday April 29th and 30th, the Carmel Rotary Club will once again attempt to –‘Fill the Truck’ with groceries at Shoprite, Route 52 in Carmel, for our local food pantries. The residents of Carmel, Brewster, Kent, Patterson, Stormville, Pawling, Mahopac and surrounding towns have been exceptionally generous to those in need.  Each year the residents of Putnam County have joined the members of the Carmel Rotary Club in this worthwhile cause to help those less fortunate.  There are many families in our community that find it difficult to adequately feed their families.

This is the 9th year that the Carmel Rotary Club will be sorting and bagging nonperishable food for distribution to the Brewster Food Pantry, Gilead Church in Carmel, Putnam Community Action Program (CAP), and St. John the Evangelist Church in Mahopac.

With the guidance and experienced direction of Carmel Rotarian George Knochel, the 2016 Fill the Truck event garnered approximately $5000 worth of non-perishable food in addition to monetary donations from shoppers.

For additional information please call Rotarian George Knoechel at 845-225-3919.

Submitted by: Patricia Madigan on behalf of the Carmel Rotary Club

Master Gardeners to Teach Latest Garden Design Theories

Master Gardeners to Teach Latest Garden Design Theories

Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Spring Garden School takes place on April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the Mahopac Library 668 Route 6.  Extension educators and Master Gardener Volunteers will teach how to evaluate your property to make planting decisions that are site-appropriate and eco-friendly. Fee is $25 and includes materials.

Attendees will learn about soil microbe management, Hugelkultur composting, plant communities, matrix planting and the New Perennial Movement. Registration: or call 845-278-6738

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day for Putnam County residents is on Saturday, May 6, 2017

BREWSTER, NY—Putnam County will hold a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Day for Putnam County residents on Saturday, May 6. The Putnam County Department of Health and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) are co-sponsoring the FREE event, scheduled from 9 am to 12 noon (rain or shine) at the Canopus Beach parking area, Fahnstock State Park, Route 301, in Kent, NY. Pre-registration is required.

Improper storage or disposal of hazardous waste poses a health risk to residents and their families. For this reason, the HHW Collection Day event continues to be maintained in the budget by County Executive MaryEllen Odell as an opportunity for Putnam residents to safely dispose of toxic materials such as: household cleaners, pesticides, herbicides, oil-based paint (not latex), automotive solvents, thinners, mothballs, rodent poisons, gasoline, kerosene, small propane tanks (up to 20 pound size), etc. For a more complete list of acceptable items, visit the Health Department website at

Disposal items must be labeled and identifiable to be accepted. Items not accepted include: water-based paints (latex), used oil, lead-acid batteries, plastic bags, batteries, tires, electronic waste or any materials from commercial establishments. Materials packed into garbage or lawn bags will also not be accepted.  Latex paints can be discarded by routine means, after they have been dried out.

Call early to reserve your spot. The Putnam County Department of Health number is (845) 808-1390 ext. 43150 for questions or to pre-register.

For information regarding electronic waste disposal, call your local town. Please note that household hazardous waste items will not be accepted at the town electronic waste drop-off locations.

The Department of Health’s mission is to improve and protect the health of the Putnam County community, composed of nearly 100,000 residents. Core services include community health assessment, disease surveillance and control, emergency preparedness, environmental health protection, family health promotion and health education. For more information, please visit the PCDOH website at or visit the social media sites on Facebook at, and Twitter @PutnamHealthNY.

Putnam County, NY- Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day for Putnam County residents is on Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 9:00am -12:00pm at Fahnestock Park Canopus Beach Parking Lot, Route 301, Kent, NY. Visit for more information.   Pre-registration is required.  Call the Putnam County Department of Health at 845-808-1390 ext. 43150 for to register