Cold Spring-Beacon Shuttle Highlights Regional Collaboration between Putnam and Dutchess Communities

CARMEL, NY – Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell and Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro celebrated the launch of an inter-county shuttle service offered between the Village of Cold Spring and the City of Beacon including stops at Mount Beacon, Main Street, the Metro-North Train Station and Dia. The new service provides a critical regional tourism […]




Pro Hockey Team, Stateline Whalers, to Call Putnam Home

The Federal Hockey League (FHL) announced that a new team, called the Stateline Whalers, will be playing the 2015-16 hockey season out of the Brewster Ice Arena, located in Brewster, New York. The team is owned by long-time minor league hockey operator Barry Soskin, a Chicago native. “Brewster is a fantastic location for our league,” […]




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 […]




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 […]




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 […]




Graduates of Putnam County’s Treatment Court Share Inspirational Stories

“Our journeys are all different, but we all ended up with addiction anyway,” said Jason Fell of Mahopac, a graduate the Putnam County Judicial Diversion/Treatment Court Program, at the January graduation ceremony held at the county’s historic courthouse in Carmel. “We all have the same goal—to beat addiction and have a life worth living.” Fell […]




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 season of giving, it was […]




Western Putnam Scores Big in Economic Development Awards

Projects based Cold Spring and Garrison in western Putnam County and impacting Putnam Tourism scored high yesterday when the state announced its fourth round of Regional Economic Development Council Awards on Thursday in Albany.  The Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council (MHREDC) received the largest amount of funding, $82.8 million, of the 10 statewide councils. The […]




Putnam County Launches ‘Operation Smooth Streets’

On Friday, March 28th at a kick-off meeting with the Highway Superintendents for the majority of the Towns and Villages in Putnam County; County Executive Odell, Putnam County Highway and Facility Commissioner and various key elected officials launched “Operation Smooth Streets,” an aggressive and innovative program to improve the quality of roadways in Putnam County. “Our […]