Putnam Legislature Votes Sutton in as Acting Emergency Services Commissioner

The Putnam County Legislature confirmed the appointment of Anthony W. Sutton as the acting Commissioner of the Bureau of Emergency Services at a special meeting held on Tuesday, May 12. The commissioner position has been vacant since January when County Executive MaryEllen Odell decided not to reappoint former Commissioner Adam Steibeling. Robert Lipton, Deputy Commissioner […]

Odell to Honor Veterans, Law Enforcement and Unveil New 9/11 Flag at Row of Honor Kick-off Breakfast

Putnam County will launch its spring Row of Honor season with a pancake breakfast on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 16 at the Carmel VFW Hall, located on Route 52 in Carmel, N.Y. from 9 to 11 a.m. The Putnam County Joint Veterans Council is organizing the breakfast. There is a suggested donation of $8 […]

Putnam County Fallen Hero Vigil Honoring NYPD Officer Brian Moore

Putnam County Government in cooperation with the Fraternal Order of Police Stephen P. Driscoll Memorial Lodge 704 (FOP) held a vigil service on the steps of the Historic Court House in Carmel on Wednesday afternoon, May 6, to honor the memory of fallen New York Police Department Officer Brian Moore. Moore, a 25-year-old plainclothes officer […]


Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith, Chairman Art Hanley of the Putnam County Joint Veterans Council, and Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell jointly announce that four Sheriff’s Office patrol boats will be christened with the names of four local war heroes at a ceremony to be held next week. The naming ceremony will take place […]

Putnam County Saves Taxpayers $1.2 million by Refinancing Bonds

County Executive MaryEllen Odell announced on Wednesday, April 15, that the County closed on bond refinancing that will save Putnam taxpayers $1.2 million.  Taking advantage of a strong Aa2 bond rating from Moody’s and favorable market conditions, the County refinanced bonds issued in 2007, that had the County paying a net interest rate of 4.25 percent, with […]