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Putnam Deserves the Gold Standard of Emergency Services

Thursday, January 15th, 2015 @ 7:00PM

To the Editor: Emergency preparedness has taken on a whole new meaning in recent years. It is no longer just about fire protection service. It is also about natural disasters and homeland security. It is about our schools where massacres are taking place. Every day you turn on the news…

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

Odell to have First Responders Lead the Search for New Emergency Services Commissioner

Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell held a meeting on Saturday morning at the TOPS building in Carmel with first responders...

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

MaryEllen Odell Reaffirms Commitment to the People of Putnam

County Executive MaryEllen Odell reaffirmed her commitment to the residents of Putnam County during her inauguration speech during the swearing-in...

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Statement from County Executive MaryEllen Odell on the swearing in of Senator Terrence Murphy

Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell issued the following statement regarding attending the official swearing-in ceremony of state Senator Terrence Murphy...

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Statement from MaryEllen Odell on the death of Lou Christiansen

“On Sunday we lost a general in the Army on the War on Addiction,” said Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell....

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Statement from County Executive Odell on the Death of Gov. Mario Cuomo

You do not need to share the same beliefs with someone to appreciate their commitment to public service. Governor Mario...

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Putnam Residents Honor Fallen NYPD Officers with Flag Line along Lake Gleneida

For three hours on Saturday, Dec. 27, a row of American Flags were displayed along Lake Gleneida to honor the...

Monday, December 29th, 2014

Putnam Saves More Than $1M with Prescription Discount Card

Joining the ProAct Prescription Discount Card Program in February of 2013 has proved to be a pennywise proposition for Putnam...

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Odell Orders Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Fallen Police Officers

As a sign of commitment and appreciation to the first responders who risk their lives every day to keep our...


The Issues

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 @ 6:12PM

360 Comfort Packages Shipped to Soldiers Overseas Thanks to Putnam County

Comfort packages to 360 men and women serving overseas in the U.S. Armed Forces will be sent through United For The Troops, thanks to a campaign supported by the Putnam County Government employees. The initiative, known as Stockings for Soldiers, was the brainchild of County Executive MaryEllen Odell. “During the…

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 @ 6:08PM

Western Putnam Scores Big in Economic Development Awards

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 @ 6:49PM

Putnam Shares Resources and Equipment with Towns and Villages

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 @ 1:21AM

Putnam County Launches ‘Operation Smooth Streets’