FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO LAUNCH “TEST YOUR HOME FOR RADON” CAMPAIGN

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County Executive’s Address to Highlight “Making the Connection” Festival of Info, Market Opens at 5 p.m. and Promises to be the Most Enjoyable State of the County Address Ever Presented in Putnam.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MaryEllen Odell
Putnam County Executive
(845) 808- 1001

Date: March 7, 2013

RE: 2013 State of the County Address

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County Executive’s Address to Highlight “Making the Connection” Festival of Info,
Market Opens at 5 p.m. and Promises to be the Most Enjoyable State of the County Address Ever Presented in Putnam.  

The public is cordially invited to attend as Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell presents her 2013 State of the County address at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 14. The event will be held in the auditorium of the Training & Operations Center located on the Donald B. Smith Campus, 112 Old Route 6, in Carmel.

“We’re changing things up this year,” said Odell. “We want the State of the County address to be something everyone will want to attend and we’re working toward making it as enjoyable as it is informative.”

As part of Odell’s plan to “change things up,” she has added several new components to the State of the County event. This year, the TOPS doors will open at 5 p.m. so visitors can enjoy “Making the Connection,” the theme of this year’s State of the County address, with a variety of County departments and area businesses. The TOPS rotunda will be filled with “Connection” tables and unusual props all of which will highlight achievements and support the number of positive and productive connections being made county-wide.

Among those who will be present at the 5 p.m. showcase will be representatives from several of Putnam’s top restaurants, many of whom are participating in this year’s Hudson Valley Restaurant Week and each offering samples of their delicious fare.

Also participating in the festival-like fun will be Putnam County Tourism Director Libby Pataki, Putnam County Historian Denis Castelli, Putnam County Clerk Dennis Sant, Putnam County Library Association members, Putnam Arts Council and numerous representatives from various county departments and Putnam organizations. Each will be providing information on upcoming events, celebrating recent accomplishments and providing up-to-date information.

“Making the Connection” is more than just a theme for this year’s address,” said Odell. “It’s a direction in which Putnam is moving. We have become a network of connected departments working toward making government more efficient, more accessible and more transparent for the public.”

As examples of “Making the Connection,” Odell will enumerate how Putnam’s first responding units enjoy better coordination and stronger communications. Odell will also introduce her newest staff member, Commissioner of Planning, Development and Public Transportation Anthony Ruggiero and present his vision for a Putnam County Planning Federation.

Solidifying an international cycling connection for Putnam is one of the many tasks Tourism Director Libby Pataki and her staff have accomplished. Furthermore, as Odell will explain, Pataki is “Making the Connection” between Tourism and economic development as she and the Cold Spring Chamber of Commerce prepare for “Pedal into Spring” the May 4 and 5 Flower Festival during which the Putnam Cycling Classic will take place.

Among the many informational topics to be covered in her address, Odell will present an update on the work of Transportation Task Force Chairman Vincent Tamagna whose group is working toward making more connections for Putnam residents as they assess and streamline county-wide transportation services.

Anyone planning to attend what promises to be the most enjoyable State of the County address ever presented in Putnam is asked to RSVP to the County Executive’s office by calling (845) 808-1001.

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Former Emergency Services Commissioner McMahon Honored During Feb. 25 Ceremony

DSC09515State and Putnam County dignitaries gathered on February 25 as the FDNY Emerald Society Pipes and Drums opened a ceremony where County Executive MaryEllen Odell dedicated The Robert McMahon 911 Emergency Communications Center in honor of Putnam’s former Commissioner of Emergency Services, Robert McMahon. The ceremony was held at the county’s Training and Operations Center located off Old Route 6 in Carmel. It was during McMahon’s tenure as Commissioner, a position he held from January 2000 through August 2012, that the Putnam County Fire Training Center was expanded and the Training and Operations Center (TOPS) was constructed. Today, TOPS houses Putnam’s 911 Communications Center and the All Hazards Emergency Operations Center in a single state-of-the-art location. McMahon, a life-long Putnam County resident, is retired from the FDNY. He is a registered nurse, a former chief and life member of the Lake Carmel Fire Department, a NYS and FEMA certified training instructor and a member of the Board of Putnam Hospital Center.

Principals of Building Construction Combustible February 26th through March 7th

Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services

TRAINING BULLETIN

PRINCIPALS OF BUILDING CONSTRUCTION: COMBUSTIBLE

Class Dates:Tuesday, February 26th ; Thursday, February 28th ; Tuesday, March 5 th ; Thursday, March 7 th

Time:1900 hrs.

Location:TOPS BUILDING

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course introduces basic construction principals and the special characteristics of wood and ordinary construction as they concern the fire service. Primary emphasis is on improving the fire officer’s ability to ensure firefighter safety by recognizing common causes and indicators of failure and other hazards related to building construction. Course material enables the fire officer to better predict the overall reaction of a building to fire conditions.

Designed for: Fire service personnel

Course Length: 12 hours

Prerequisities:

Scene Support Operations (1R) or equivale

Robert Faugh FASNY Seminar – April 22 2013

Robert Faugh, FASNY Training and Education Committee, NYS Fire Instructor, NYSP Special Operations Trooper Ret., Presents

“Operations at Incidents Involving Large Equipment or Vehicles”

This 3 hour class is targeted at Fire, EMS, Rescue, HazMat and First Response Service Personnel. Key areas covered are:

  • Identify recent incidents with large vehicles, over the road buses, tractor trailers and large machines (farm and construction)
  • Scene safety for us and the public
  • Incident management and agency involvement
  • Special procedures that may be required to manage them
  • Mandated procedures that must be used at the incident
  • Candid information from those who were there and what they learned         (July 2011 – Yates and Steuben Counties)
  •  Situational best practices 

Monday, April 22, 2013

Putnam County Training and Operations Center

112 Old Route 6

Carmel, NY 10512

Registration opens at 6:30 pm and the class begins at 7:00 pm

To register, contact the FASNY office at 1-800- 232-7692, or to register online, or download a registration form, go to www.fasny.com and follow the Training & Education link.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Putnam Officials, Restaurateurs Kick-Off Restaurant Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MaryEllen Odell
Putnam County Executive
(845) 808-1001

February 26, 2013

Putnam Officials, Restaurateurs Kick-Off Restaurant Week 

Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell, Putnam Tourism Director Libby Pataki and Cold Spring restaurateur Cathryn Fadde were at the Culinary Institute of America recently to kick-off Hudson Valley Restaurant Week. The annual two-week dining event features some of the Hudson Valley’s top rated restaurants allowing them to highlight regional culinary delights at affordable prices. This year’s spring Restaurant Week runs from March 11-24.

As part of the culinary celebration, the more than 160 participating restaurants throughout Putnam, Dutchess, Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Columbia and Ulster counties will offer three-course prix-fixe lunches for $20.95 and/or dinners for $29.95.  Putnam restaurants taking part in Restaurant Week this year include Arturo’s Tavern (Mahopac), Chophouse Grille (Mahopac), Ramiero’s 954 (Mahopac), Clock Tower Grill (Southeast), Cathryn’s Tuscan Grill (Cold Spring) and Le Bouchon (Cold Spring).

To see a list of all HVRW participating restaurants, visit: http://www.hudsonvalleyrestaurantweek.com.

Putnam County Pistol License holder FOIL “Opt Out” form

Putnam County Pistol License holder FOIL “Opt Out” Form

If you are a pistol license holder or know of somebody who is this may be of interest to you;

As you may be aware New York State has made available an “Opt Out” form for all pistol license holders who wish to exempt their name and address from disclosure. County Clerk Dennis Sant and County Executive MaryEllen Odell want to make sure all pistol license holders have the opportunity to take advantage of this new provision.

If a pistol license holder wishes to “Opt Out” of disclosure they may do the following:

  • Please download the attached form
  • Complete all relevant parts of the form
  • Sign and date the form
  • Return the completed form to the Putnam County Clerk’s Office either in person, or via U.S. mail at 40 Gleneida Avenue, Room 100, Carmel, New York 10512

Should you have any questions regarding this matter please contact us at 845-808-1142 extension 49307.

Purchasing Department is Moving to the Putnam County Office Building

moving image...PLEASE NOTE THAT JANUARY 29TH- FEBRUARY 1ST, 2013 PURCHASING WILL BE MOVING TO THE COUNTY OFFICE BUILDING 40 GLENEIDA AVENUE CARMEL, NY 10512 1ST FLOOR

 

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PUTNAM ARTS COUNCIL GRANTS $28,900 in 2013 TO PUTNAM COUNTY ARTISTS AND CULTURAL PRESENTERS THROUGH ITS ARTS LINK PROGRAM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  – January 23, 2013
Contact: Putnam Arts Council, Mahopac @ 845.803.8622

 PUTNAM ARTS COUNCIL GRANTS $28,900 in 2013
TO PUTNAM COUNTY ARTISTS AND
CULTURAL PRESENTERS
THROUGH ITS ARTS LINK PROGRAM

 

The Putnam Arts Council is pleased to announce that it has re-granted $28,900 to nineteen non-profit organizations to support cultural programs and services that will take place in Putnam County in 2013. New this year, the Program has also funded two Arts in Education matching grants to an individual artist partnering with the Mahopac School District. 

The Arts Link community regrant program is managed and monitored by the Putnam Arts Council and provides funding to artists, arts organizations and community non-profits, facilitating quality arts projects and activities throughout Putnam County.  The goals of the program include: supporting programs that enrich the quality of life for County residents, expanding opportunities for artists and arts organizations and developing audiences for the arts.

The Arts Link Program is comprised of a combination of funds received through the NYS Council on the Arts with support from Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature and funds received from Putnam County Government.

Each year, a panel comprised of artists, educators, business and community members, reviews the many requests submitted by local arts groups through the Putnam Arts Council.  The panel then recommends funding for the projects it feels reach a broad audience, generate the most benefit to the community and support the professional development of artists and arts groups.  The recommendations are then submitted to the Board of the Putnam Arts Council for their approval.  County funded grant recommendations also need to be approved by the Putnam County Legislature.

The 2013 Arts Link recipients are:

DECENTRALIZATION (DEC) –  State Funded Grants

PUTNAM ARTS FUND (PAF) – County Funded Grants

THEATER

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival                                                  1500  PAF

Brewster Theater Co.                                                                          2500 (1000 DEC & 1500 PAF)

Aery Theatre Company                                                                       2200  DEC

Philipstown Depot Theater                                                                 2400 (DEC 1890 & 510 PAF)

 

LITERATURE

Sunset Reading Series                                                                          892 (DEC)

 

MUSIC PERFORMANCES

Putnam Chorale                                                                                  3000  (1500 DEC & 1500 PAF)

Mahopac Library                                                                                 1000   PAF

Nowodworski Foundation                                                                  570     DEC

Putnam Symphony Orchestra                                                             930     PAF

Chapel of our Lady Restoration                                                         2000    (1000 DEC & 1000 PAF)

Arts on the Lake                                                                                 1500    DEC

Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition                                       1300    (800 DEC & 500 PAF)

 

VISUAL ARTS

Nowodworski Foundation                                                                  860  (DEC)

 

FILM

Landmarks Preservation Society of Southeast                                   1260 (DEC)

 

 

INTERDISCIPLINARY

Nimham Mountain Singers                                                                $1600  DEC

Patterson Library                                                                                 560    PAF

Collaborative Concepts                                                                       1200   DEC

Arts on the Lake                                                                                  500    PAF

SPACE on Ryder Farm                                                                      1000   PAF

ARTS IN EDUCATION

E. Barksdale & Mahopac Central School District

– Fulmar Road Elementary School, grade 2                                          1250 DEC

– Mahopac Kindergarten at the Falls School                                          878 DEC

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TOTAL AWARDS FOR 2013                                                          $28900