Philipstown Announcements

Visit our COVID-19 site for information relating to Philipstown, Putnam County and New York State. If you would like to help out in Philipstown during the COVID-19 crisis, please fill out our volunteer form.

Para información en español, llame al (845) 276-4601.

Upcoming Putnam County Legislature Meeting (02 Jun 2020)

Regular Meeting of the Putnam County Legislature will be held June 2, 2020, 7:00pm via audio webinar pursuant to temporary Emergency Orders.

A Special Meeting of the Budget and Finance Committee of the Putnam County Legislature will be held immediately following the Regular Meeting.


To register for the audio webinar, visit the Putnam County Legislature website.

In Honor of Memorial Day 2020 with Francis “Terry” Lahey

June Town Board Meeting To Be Held Via Zoom (04 Jun 2020)

The Philipstown Town Board will hold their regular Monthly Meeting at 7:30pm on Thursday, June 4, 2020 virtually via Zoom.

 If you would like to attend, please email to request login information before 7 pm on June 4, 2020.

Haldane Announces School Budget Voting By Absentee Ballot

Voting on the 2020-2021 Haldane School Budget will be conducted entirely by absentee ballot.

Ballots are being mailed to voters, and should arrive during the week of May 25th, 2020; they must be filled out and mailed back in time to be received by 5:00pm on Tuesday, June 9th.

In addition to the school budget, there are two propositions and one School Board Trustee seat to vote on.

Learn more about the vote on the Haldane website.

Putnam County Memorial Day Convoy (25 May 2020)

The Putnam County Veterans Service Agency with the support of County Executive MaryEllen Odell and Sheriff Langley has organized a Memorial Day Convoy. The convoy will be traveling through each town and village in Putnam County using the town halls as waypoints. We will have a police escort, military vehicles, fire vehicles, and local Veterans driving, flying flags, and playing music!

While safely practicing social distancing, we encourage people to come out along the route to celebrate the memory of those who died in active military service. Please bring your flags and honor all those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

The convoy will launch from the Donald B. Smith Campus in Carmel at 1:00PM sharp (convoy will assemble at Noon) on Monday May 25th.  View the map and directions.

If you are interested in having any vehicles participate in the convoy please contact Karl Rohde or Arthur Hanley at the Putnam County Veterans Service Agency so we can keep an accurate count on the vehicles that will be participating in the Memorial Day Convoy. Please feel free to reach out with any other questions or concerns as well. Thanks so much and we look forward to seeing people along the route!


Kevin M. Cooke
Veterans Service Agency

Karl Rohde – Director -
Arthur Hanley – Deputy Director

Veterans Service Agency
Donald B. Smith Government Campus
110 Old Route 6, Building #3
Carmel, NY 10512

(845) 808-1620

MTA Affirms Positive Train Control Completion Projected by End of Year

The presidents of MTA Long Island Rail Road and MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that Positive Train Control (PTC) has been activated on the majority of their tracks, and both railroads remain on pace to complete systemwide activation of PTC by the end of 2020 as required under a Federal legislation. Read more

Upcoming Putnam County Legislature Committee Meetings (26 May 2020)

Audit & Administration Committee


The Audit & Administration Committee Meeting was unable to be held on Thursday, May 21, 2020 due to the web hosting service for the County website experiencing a widespread outage, which disabled members of the public from signing on.

The Meeting has been postponed to Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 6:00pm.  We strongly encourage that you pre-register for the webinar.

On Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 6:00pm, the Audit & Administration Committee of the Putnam County Legislature will hold their meeting via Audio Webinar.

Immediately following that meeting will be the Economic Development and Energy Committee meeting.

The Audio Webcast link for each meeting will be posted on the Putnam County Legislature Webpage prior to the start of the meeting.

Learn how to register for meetings.

Read the agenda.

Town Offices Closed May 22 & 25 for Memorial Day

The Philipstown Town Hall and Offices will be CLOSED on Friday, May 22 & Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.

Planning Board Meeting via Zoom on Thursday, May 21

The Philipstown Planning Board
will hold their regular Monthly Meeting on
Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 7:30 pm virtually via Zoom.

If you would like to attend, please visit the following link:

OR email to request login information before 5 pm on May 21, 2020.

Coronavirus Update with Supervisor Shea (19 May 2020)