Heat Wave to Continue in Putnam; Protect Yourself, Check on Seniors

Carmel, N.Y. – The long-range weather forecast shows that Putnam County will be subject to high temperatures and humidity levels through next week. County Executive MaryEllen Odell, Dr. Allen Beals, Commissioner of Health and Anthony Sutton, Commissioner of Emergency Services, are asking residents to take the proper precautions to protect themselves and to check on […]




44th Annual Putnam County 4-H Fair Opens at Veterans Memorial Park

CARMEL, N.Y. –  County Executive MaryEllen Odell and other dignitaries celebrated the start of the 44th annual Putnam County 4-H Fair on Friday, July 24 at Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park in Kent. The fair, which is presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County, will run through Sunday, July 26 and features games, crafts […]




Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Roger Ailes Senior Center in Cold Spring at Butterfield

Carmel, N.Y. – Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell and other elected officials participated in the groundbreaking ceremony of the Butterfield redevelopment project and the dedication of the Roger Ailes Senior Center on Wednesday, July 8 in Cold Spring. The Roger Ailes Senior Center will be a senior friendship and nutrition center, run by the Putnam […]




County Leaders Elect Putnam’s Odell Second Vice President

Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell was elected Second Vice President of the New York State Association of Counties’ (NYSAC) at the Association’s recent Board of Directors meeting. Previously an at-large member of the Board of Directors, County Executive Odell will now hold a position on the executive committee. Odell has served on the NYSAC board […]




Happy Independence Day

Happy Independence Day! Though most of us are patriotic all year round, the Fourth of July gives us a chance to truly celebrate our independence. As we spend time with our friends and families at parades, barbecues and fireworks displays, I ask that everyone take a moment to remember all the Americans who served throughout […]




Putnam Officials Urge Fireworks Safety When Celebrating Independence Day

County Executive MaryEllen Odell, Sheriff Donald B. Smith and Commissioner of the Bureau of Emergency Services Anthony Sutton are warning residents that although this year marks the first time that certain fireworks are legal to purchase and use in Putnam County, it does not mean they are harmless. “Independence Day is a joyous celebration of […]