Putnam to Receive an Increase in CHIP Funding for Roads

Putnam County and the local municipalities will have some extra money to go toward road repair this year. Figures from the 2015-16 New York State budget show that additional monies have been appropriated through the Consolidation Local Street and Highway Improvement Program, more commonly known as CHIPS, and the Extreme Winter Recovery fund. “After the […]

Putnam County Clerk Michael Bartolotti and County Executive Maryellen Odell Boost Organ Donation

Putnam County Clerk Michael C. Bartolotti and County Executive MaryEllen Odell will be partnering with the New York Alliance for Donation (NYAD) to promote organ, eye and tissue donation in Putnam County.  This program is responsible for saving and improving the lives of thousands of New Yorkers in dire need of transplants. “April is National […]

Kobu Opens Patio in Time for Spring

Kobu Asian Bistro in Mahopac officially opened its outdoor patio on Thursday, April 2 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. State Senator Terrence Murphy, County Executive MaryEllen Odell, Carmel Town Supervisor Ken Schmidt and Town Councilwoman Suzanne McDonough, along with community leaders joined owner Michael Guo and his wife Amy in celebrating the spring season and the […]

Odell Supports Scuccimarra’s Push for Post Office Info

As plans for the Butterfield project move forward in Cold Spring, Legislator Barbara Scuccimarra, who represents Philipstown residents, is still waiting for confirmation from postal authorities as to where their final site choice may be for the Cold Spring Post Office. At present, residents seeking to mail letters and purchase retail materials use a handicapped […]

County Leaders in Hudson Valley Support Governor Cuomo’s Farmland Preservation Proposal

HUDSON VALLEY, NY—Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro, Ulster County Executive Mike Hein, Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy, Columbia County Board of Supervisors Chairman Patrick Grattan, Greene County Legislature Chairman Kevin Lewis, Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus, Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell, Rensselaer County Executive Kathleen Jimino, Rockland County Executive Ed Day, Saratoga County Board […]

Transportation Advisory Council Reviews 2014 Accomplishments, 2015 Updates

The Transportation Advisory Council, a group whose mission is “to provide transportation needs for those who utilize a public transportation system” and to “provide reliable and affordable transportation for the people of Putnam County,” has achieved much in 2014, according to Chairman Vincent M. Tamagna. “The year zipped by and we have accomplished many great […]

Herrlich Kids Surprise Unsung Heroes in Highway Departments

A group of young children reached out recently to thank those responsible for removing all of the snow from town and county roads in Putnam. Youngsters registered in Camp Herrlich’s Before and After School programs chose to celebrate the ‘unsung heroes’ in area highway departments by creating special Plow Packs for the drivers. The project […]

Community Leaders Discuss Challenges at Annual Men’s Club Breakfast

Article from the Mahopac News. The Men’s Club of Temple Beth Shalom held its 16th annual Millennium Breakfast Sunday morning at its synagogue in Mahopac where guest speakers from both the political and religious spectrum discussed the challenges that lay ahead in 2015, particularly the heroin epidemic that has plagued the region for the past […]