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 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 […]




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 […]