January 4, 2006 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

Erratic Vehicle Operation Leads to Driving While Intoxicated Charge

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the December 24, 2005 arrest of a Town of Putnam Valley resident for driving while intoxicated. Forty year old Christopher Sousa was arrested after a deputy sheriff stopped him for a traffic infraction. More...

Dutchess County Christian Women’s Club Will Meet

The Dutchess County Christian Women More...

“Virtual Hold” Provides New Telephone Option from Central Hudson

A new telephone option designed to alleviate the frustration associated with being placed on hold now allows customers calling Central Hudson Gas & Electric to continue with their home or work activities and then receive a returned call from a Custom More...

Coin Collectors to Meet

The Croton River Numismatic Society of Carmel, New York ( a coin club) will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, January 17, 2006, in the Guideposts Cafeteria, 39 Seminary Hill Road in Carmel at 8 pm. More...

Seven Ways to Get a Jump Start on Your Taxes

Earlier is better when it comes to working on your taxes. Taxpayers are encouraged to get a head start on tax preparation, especially since early filers avoid the last minute rush and get their refunds sooner. More...

Philipstown Volunteer Ambulance Corps Reports Yearly Totals

Captain Stephanie Spear of the Philipstown Volunteer Ambulance Corps reports 393 emergency calls for the year of 2005. The average response time of the ambulance from the time of dispatch was 2.1 minutes in 2005 More...

Philipstown Reform Synagogue to Hold Services

The Philipstown Reform Synagogue will be holding Shabbat services w/Cantor Gail Hirschenfang on Friday, January 6th at 8pm at St. Philip More...

PV Residents Coalition Host Free Discussion

On Saturday, January 7th, the Putnam Valley Residents Coalition will host a free presentation by Andrew Fischer, a BPI Certified Building Specialist who will discuss how to reduce Home Energy Costs. More...

Additional Hearing Set For New Voting Machine Regulations

The New York State Board of Elections today announced the scheduling of an additional public hearing to accept comments on the recently published draft voting machine regulations which reflect changes in State Law to comply with the Help America Vote More...

New York Housing Sales Slip in November

Sales of existing single-family homes in New York decreased in the month of November compared to November 2004, according to preliminary single-family sales data accumulated by the New York State Association of Realtors. More...

Ten Free Flowering Trees From Arbor Day Foundation

Ten free flowering trees will be given to each person who joins The National Arbor Day Foundation during January 2006. The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundation More...

Memorial Ceremony To Honor Challenger Space Shuttle Astronauts

20th Anniversary of the tragedy to be commemorated at the Lower Hudson Valley Challenger Learning Center

On Sunday, January 29th at 2 pm the Lower Hudson Valley Challenger Learning Center will hold a memorial ceremony to honor the memory of the Space Shuttle Challenger astronauts on the 20th anniversary of the tragedy. Congressman Eliot L. More...

NY Waterway and MetroNorth Railroad Give Ferry Customers Free Caps

NY Waterway and MetroNorth Railroad are tipping their caps to customers by distributing free knit caps on Customer Appreciation Days on the Newburgh-Beacon and Haverstraw-Ossining commuter ferry routes. More...

Wagner-Goebels Memorial Blood Drive To Take Place

Local blood supply in state of emergency

New York Blood Center More...

Local Business to Raise Funds For PARC During Anniversary Celebration

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Carlos Wong has been a fan of PARC for 15 years, especially the work done at PARC More...

Development Officers to Host Monthly Lunch Meeting

The Association of Development Officers (ADO), the leading organization dedicated to philanthropy and fundraising in the mid-Hudson Valley, will host its monthly information luncheon on Wednesday, January 11, 2006. More...

Mahopac Falls FD Ladies Auxiliary Holds Blood Drive

Mahopac Falls Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is planning a Blood Drive on Saturday, January 7th from 10am More...

Talk of the Town

After this season of gifts it might be nice to return the favor and donate some blood, which is urgently needed. The PV Ambulance Corps is having a drive on Thursday, Jan. 5. Check our listing for more. More...

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