Odell Itemizes Property Tax Expenditures for Residents

Furthering her administration’s commitment to provide an open and transparent government, County Executive MaryEllen Odell has prepared an itemized list showing precisely where property tax dollars will be spent pursuant to the 2014 adopted County Budget. “We believe it is important to note that out of every $100 of County property taxes raised, $73.31 goes […]




“Polar Vortex”

With the Artic freeze continuing to affect the Northeast, the Putnam County Court House experienced problems this morning.At approximately 8:00 am a fire sprinkler head on the fourth floor east wing burst, partially flooding the 4th& 3rd floor.  Commissioner Fred Pena said “due to the quick action of the Highwaystaff, crews who were in the […]




Putnam County Courthouse Sustains Water Damage

With the temperature throughout the area reaching record lows, a heating coil burst on the second floor of the Putnam County Courthouse on Saturday morning. County Executive MaryEllen Odell, Commissioner of Highways and Facilities Fred Pena, Administrative Judge for the 9th Judicial District Alan D. Scheinkman and the Sheriff’s Office were immediately notified. Although the […]




Odell Joins Putnam Civil Air Patrol for Wreath Ceremony

CountyExecutiveMaryEllen Odell joined several members of Putnam County Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol (Putnam Mustangs) at noon on December 21 as they placed holiday wreaths at RaymondHillCemetery in Carmel as part of their Wreaths Across America Ceremony. Wreaths Across America was initiated in 1992 when Maine resident Morrill Worcester, owner of Worcester Wreath Company, found […]




Veterans Health Clinic Gets New Sign

County Executive MaryEllen Odell was among the several Putnam officials who gathered as a new, large and easy-to-see sign advertising the Carmel location of the Department of Veterans Affairs V.A. Outpatient Clinic was unveiled. The Carmel Community Clinic is located in the Sterling Bank (formerly the Provident Bank) building and is located at 1875 Route […]




More Cost-Free Upgrades at PutnamCounty Golf Course

Approximately two-thirds of the parking lot at Putnam County Golf Course has been paved bringing this year’s stately renovations at the year-round facility to a close. The work, which included grading and drainage improvements and the construction of stone pillars and wrought iron fencing, was funded through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation […]




Six Putnam Projects Awarded State Economic Development Grants

A manufacturer of health and beauty products and two villages were among the six Putnam-based entities awarded funding yesterday in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s $750 million Round Three of the Regional Economic Development initiative. The monies will help fund 824 projects throughout the state. The Mid-Hudson Region was awarded $59.6 million which was divided among 87 […]




Legislature to Hear from STAR Experts at Sept. 3 Meeting

Odell Urges Residents Seek Update on Exemptions Representatives from the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance (NYSDTF) will give a brief presentation to the Putnam County Legislature about the Basic School Tax Relief (STAR) Exemption registration program during their Sept. 3 meeting. The re-registration is part of a new initiative to protect New Yorkers against […]