Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell

Hudson Valley News
9:18 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Putnam Voters To Decide County Executive And Clerk Races

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

A number of candidates took to the stage in Putnam County Wednesday in races ranging from county legislator to state Senate.

Putnam County voters have a few local races of note to decide November 4. There is a race for Putnam County Executive, pitting incumbent Republican MaryEllen Odell against longtime Democratic County Legislator Sam Oliverio. Odell says it’s possible voter turnout could be high given a number of contentious races, including for state Senate seats.

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Hudson Valley News
1:50 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Putnam Legislator Explores Run For County Executive

Legislator Sam Oliverio
Credit Courtesy of Putnam County Legislature

The only Democrat on the Putnam County legislature has his sights set on a higher office.

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Hudson Valley News
1:42 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Publication Sues Putnam County Over Pistol Permit Info

Credit wikipedia

A newspaper in the Hudson Valley that at the end of last year published an online, interactive gun map with the names and addresses of legal pistol permit holders has sued the lone county that refused to hand over information.

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Hudson Valley News
10:15 am
Sun October 6, 2013

Two Counties Connect For College Student Internship Program

Credit Courtesy of the Office of the Westchester County Executive

Two neighboring county executives in New York’s Hudson Valley have unveiled a Web portal to connect college students with internships.

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Hudson Valley News
1:52 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Former County Exec Dies; Elected Officials Talk About Her Influence

Credit Courtesy of Dutchess Democratic Women's Caucus

A former Dutchess County executive died Wednesday. She broke several barriers and, to this day, remains the county’s only woman and Democratic county executive to have held the office.

Lucille Pattison became Dutchess County executive in 1978 through a special election, after having served on the county legislature since 1973. The first woman Democratic county executive in the United States, Pattison was reelected for the next two terms, retiring in 1991. Marc Molinaro, a Republican, is the current Dutchess County executive.

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