Entries by Brian K. Austin

After a nine week pause, some businesses in the Mid-Hudson Region will reopen

After a nine week pause, some businesses in the Mid-Hudson Region will reopen on Tuesday, including construction, manufacturing, retail (for curbside pickup only), wholesale trade and agriculture. The seven-county region, which includes Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties, has shown a significant downward trend in the spread of coronavirus and met the […]

Rabies Remains a Risk in Putnam

Putnam County Department of Health reminds residents to leave wildlife babies alone and vaccinate pets  BREWSTER, NY— Rabies is most often seen among wild animals such as raccoons, bats, skunks, and foxes. While humans, household pets and livestock are also at risk for this potentially fatal disease, measures can be taken to prevent transmission. Avoiding wild animals, and keeping current with pet and livestock vaccination, are the […]

American Red Cross Virtual Family Assistance Center in New York State

The American Red Cross across the regions of New York State have developed a program in response to COVID-19 to support individuals and families who have lost family members to death as a result of COVID-19. The program will link crisis counselors with families to provide emotional and spiritual support, as well as targeted short-term […]

Full Volume Test for Indian Point Sirens Set for Wednesday May 27th 2020 at 10:30 AM

Entergy is conducting a full-volume test of the Indian Point siren system in Westchester, Rockland, Orange and Putnam counties on Wednesday, May 27th, at approximately 10:30 AM. During the test the sirens will sound for four minutes. WHUD Radio (100.7 FM) will test the Emergency Alert System immediately following the siren test. County officials will […]

Putnam County Prepares to Reopen Economic Development Arm Urges Residents to Stay Loyal and Shop Local

In an effort to help small businesses reopen and recover from the economic crisis caused by the Covid-19 shutdown, the Putnam County Economic Development Corporation (PCEDC) has formed an advisory committee of local small businesses to help provide, share and disseminate information as we accelerate toward a post-Coronavirus world. The PCEDC’s Small Business Advisory Committee […]