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 […]




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 County residents. This week, County Executive MaryEllen Odell announced that since Putnam joined the Pro-Act Prescription Discount program, residents have had more than 16,500 prescriptions filled and have saved over $1 million. “Activating this program […]




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 […]




County Finance Dept. Receives Highest Award for Accounting, Reporting

The 10 wood framed plaques line the narrow hallway leading to Putnam County Commissioner of Finance William Carlin’s office; six eye level rectangles in a row before his doorway, four on the wall just beyond his office. Each frame holds in it a Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial […]