Parents as Driving Partners

“Press Release”

“200 Families Join Parents as Driving Partners”

An initiative that began earlier this year which emphases the role of parents in promoting safe driving habits in teens has reached a milestone with more than 200 teens and their parents/guardians signing the Putnam County teen driving agreement contained in a booklet which consists of basic guidelines to assist parents in their role as driving partners.

Earlier October the Putnam County Youth Bureau presented County Clerk Michael Bartolotti and the Putnam County DMV Office in Brewster with a plaque to express their gratitude for distributing the booklet to both parents as well as their teens as part of a comprehensive program addressing safe driving.

Youth Bureau Trunk or Treat Event 2020


On Friday, October 23rd the Putnam County Youth Bureau in partnership with Philipstown Recreation hosted their first ever free drive-thru Trunk-or-Treat.  The event had a “Spooktacular turnout” with approximately 110 children dressed in costumes that drove through in vehicles.  This function could not have been such a success without the gracious contributions of eight additional organizations throughout the Putnam County community who joined us dressed in costumes, handing out candy & treats from their Halloween decorated vehicle trunks.  We cannot express our gratitude more for such a great turnout from the community, and from the support of Philipstown Recreation for providing the space to hold this event and for all the amazing organizations (Cold Spring Fire Co., Cornell Coop. Ext., CoveCare Center, Green Chimneys, Julia L. Butterfield Library, Philipstown Volunteer Ambulance Corps., Prevention Council, Putnam County’s Sheriff Langley Jr., Deputy Kraisky, Deputy Vigna and the Sheriff Cadets) who participated in this event!