The Tax Department launched a new Basic STAR Registration program to protect New Yorkers against the costs of inappropriate and fraudulent STAR exemptions. This initiative is a result of new legislation which requires all homeowners currently receiving a Basic STAR exemption to register with the Tax Department in order to continue to receive the tax benefit in 2014 and subsequent years.
The links below will provide you and your colleagues with up-to-date information on the program:

Fact sheet with details about the program

Mailing schedule listing when registration letters will be sent to homeowners in each county

Media Center for the latest graphics, handouts, videos, and event listings

If you have questions:

local officials should contact the Office of Real Property Tax Services STAR Unit - or  (518) 474-2819

homeowners call (518) 457-2036 

Thank you

Putnam CSD Students Register a 100% success rate on 2011-12 New York State Assessments in ELA, Math & Science

For the 2011-12 school year, 100% of the Putnam Central School District students in grade 3-6 have scored at Level 3 or 4 on the New York State ELA and Math Assessments. Level 3 is the state set bar for proficiency with Level 4 representing a thorough understanding of content.

In addition 100 % of the 4th grade students scored at level 3 or 4 on the 4th grade NYS Science Assessment for the 2011-12 school year.

The Board of Education and Administration congratulates the students and their Teachers for their hard work and dedication.