January 18, 2006 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

Emergency Blood Shortage for Oand BRed Cells Announced

The New York Blood Center has issued an emergency blood shortage and is now on full emergency release only for Oand Bblood types. More...

Central Hudson’s “Good Neighbor Fund” Continues to Provide Vital Assistance

More than 10,500 families have benefited from $1.6 million in assistance toward their electricity and natural gas bills since Central Hudson first introduced its More...

From Business Suits to Babies’ Bibs: Girl Scouts to Sponsor Clothing Drive

Girl Scouts of Westchester/ Putnam, Inc. will be sponsoring a clothing drive and closet makeover as part of its uniquely ME! self-esteem program on Saturday, January 21. Clothing donations running the gamut from women More...

Litter Lowers Property Values

An open and free discussion on litter abatement in Putnam County will be held February 9 at 6pm. Location: Putnam County Office Building, 3rd floor, 40 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel. Contact: Walt Thompson, Keep Putnam Beautiful. More...

IRS Offers Tax Tip on Choosing Your Correct Filing Status

Your federal tax filing status is based on your marital and family situation. It is an important factor in determining whether you must file a return, your standard deduction and your correct amount of tax. More...

CPR Training Offered for the Lay Rescuer

CPR for the lay rescuer is held on the third Saturday of every month from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm. The next class is Saturday, February 18. The fee is $55. Class is held in the Wagner Conference Room of Hudson Valley Hospital Center. More...

IRS Responds to Question About Whether to File a Tax Return

You must file a tax return if your income is above a certain level. The amount varies depending on filing status, age and the type of income you receive. More...

Bronx Man Caught with Marijuana in Traffic Stop

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the January 1, 2006 arrest of a man from the Bronx for marijuana possession in the Town of Putnam Valley. More...

Town of Philipstown Announces Changes to Dog Licensing Law

Philipstown today announced changes to the dog licensing program, effective January 15, 2006. The new law requires that a dog license may not be issued for a time period extending beyond the expiration date of a dog More...

Quick Action Restores Power to Nelsonville

Lewis Tree service made quick work of clearing a downed tree on Bank St. in Nelsonville that caused residents to lose power on Tuesday morning. More...

Aquino Sentenced On Animal Cruelty Charge

Putnam County District Attorney Kevin Wright announced that Frank Aquino, age forty-one of Putnam Valley, who was convicted in the kicking death of his neighbor More...

Putnam County Senior ID Cards Available at PV Senior Center

Putnam Valley Senior ID cards are available at the beautiful, new Putnam Valley Senior Center, located at 117 Town Park Lane in Putnam Valley. More...

St. Columbanus Holds Annual Penny Social

On Saturday, February 4th, St. Columbanus Church will hold their annual Penny Social in Dillon Hall, 122 Oregon Road, Cortlandt Manor. More...

Putnam Hospital to Offer Free Breastfeeding Class

On Thursday, February 9th, from 7 to 9 pm, Putnam Hospital Center More...

Toll-Free Number Provides Information on Natural Gas, Electric Supply Options

Central Hudson is offering a toll-free telephone number to provide local residents with assistance and information on its Customer Choice program that offers the opportunity to purchase electric and natural gas supply from competitive marketers. More...

Multiples Club Meets in Garrison

Dutchess County Parents of Multiples Putnam County Meetup will get together on Monday, January 23rd from 1pm to 2:30 pm at Desmond Fish Library, at the intersection of Routes 9D and 403 in Garrison. Parents and children are welcome. More...

Cold Spring’s Capt. Joseph Miozzi Returns from Iraq

Captian Joseph Miozzi deployed to Iraq on January 20, 2005 and recently returned on January 11, 2006. He was welcomed home in to the loving arms of his wife Meredith and his son Nicolas. More...

Bereavement Support Group to be Held

Susan Walton, CSW, is the moderator of the Bereavement Support Group which is sponsored by Hudson Valley Hospital Center. The next session will be held on Thursday, February 9 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm at The Dempsey House, 1992 Crompond Road. More...

Governor Announces $25 Million in New Funds For Rivers and Estuaries Center

Construction Begins on World-Class Research and Education Facility

Governor George E. Pataki announced that his 2006-07 Executive Budget More...

Danbury Man Assaults ExGirlfriend in Kent

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that a Danbury man was arrested on January 7, 2006 and charged with assaulting his former girlfriend at her home in the Town of Kent. Mr. More...

Felony Charge For Putnam Valley Man Who Rammed ATV Into Ex-Girlfriend’s Vehicle

On January 10, 2006 Mr. John J. Behen, aged 47, of Putnam Valley, was arrested on a felony criminal mischief charge. Mr. Behen is accused of intentionally and repeatedly ramming an all-terrain vehicle ( More...

Talk of the Town

We must be getting out of the Winter doldrums the coming events calendar is starting to fill up again. If your group is planning an event, be sure to get it listed as early as possible. More...

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