New Senior Center Opens in Cold Spring

CARMEL, NY – Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell was joined by other elected officials, community leaders and seniors at the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Friendship Center of Philipstown—the new county-operated senior center, on the former Butterfield Hospital...

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Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I am honored and humbled by the support I have received by the people of Putnam County. I also want to thank the Putnam County Republican Committee and its Chairman Tony Scannapieco, the Putnam County Conservative Committee and its...


Carmel, NY... Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell released the following statement in response to Maureen Fleming's latest attack: "Maureen Fleming's latest false attack is the sign of a desperate campaign and one that is on its last breath.  After lying about not...

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Meet MaryEllen Odell

MaryEllen Odell is currently serving her second term as Putnam County Executive. Through her five years on the Putnam County Legislature and the past six years as County Executive, she has challenged the status quo while focusing on balancing her fiscal and social responsibilities to the people of Putnam County.

Being solution-oriented, MaryEllen makes things possible. Putnam County has the lowest tax bill of any of the 62 counties in New York State, while maintaining its Aa2 Moody’s Bond Rating. She has successfully been able to do this while keeping all six of her administration’s budgets under the NYS 2% tax cap, reducing the county’s long-term debt by 15% and eliminating the short-term debt that her administration inherited. Read More

Fiscal Accomplishments
Putnam County has the lowest tax bill, at 9%, of any of the 62 counties in NYS, which averages 23%. Maintained its Aa2 Moody’s Bond Rating for 6 years. All 6 of our budgets have been under the 2% tax cap. Reduced long-term debt by 15% since 2011, while investing in our aging infrastructure. Eliminated the short-term debt from past administrations. Paid off the $8.5 million NYS pension amortization early and saving the taxpayers $775,000 interest.
Economic Accomplishments
Putnam County Golf Course has been reinvigorated to be sustainable via public-private partnerships. Tilly Foster Farm is transformed into a tourist destination and educational institute through partnership with BOCES. Secured millions of dollars from NYS for Envision Brewster and the Danbury-Brewster sewer line, thereby initiating a commercial tax base, which is important to our fiscal stability.
Social Accomplishments
Putnam County taking on Big Pharma for monetary compensation for its fraudulent and negligent practices, which caused immeasurable harm to residents and taxpayers. Giving our Seniors the best in programs through the revitalization of the Carmel Friendship Center and the new construction of the Cold Spring Senior Center. Enhancing the Veterans Service Agency. It now has a full-time director and two NYS-certified service officers to assist more veterans receive the help they need. She has partnered with the Mental Health Association of Putnam County on the PFC. Joseph Dwyer Vet2Vet peer support program.

News from MaryEllen Odell

Merry Christmas from MaryEllen Odell
Merry Christmas May the peace and joy of the holiday season be with you throughout the coming year. MaryEllen Odell
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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
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Thanksgiving Message from County Executive MaryEllen Odell
In December of 1621, the Pilgrims held what we think of today as the first Thanksgiving. They had survived their
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Odell Appears on Fios1 about Winter Storm in Putnam
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Thank You for Your Vote of Confidence
We won last night and I cannot fully express my gratitude to the voters, the people of Putnam County, my
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Please Vote and the Support the GOP Candidates
The polls are open and ballots are being cast. Please make sure you take the time to vote today. Do
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First Responders, Builders and NRA Endorse MaryEllen Odell for Putnam County Executive
As Election Day draws near, organizations are showing their support for MaryEllen Odell as she runs for re-election in the
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MaryEllen Promotes Her Accomplishments at the PCNR & Courier Candidate Forum
The candidate forum held by the Putnam County News and Recorder and its sister paper the Putnam County Courier was
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