June 21, 2006 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

National Arbor Day Foundation Offers Guide

Takes the guesswork out of identifying New York trees

With hundreds of different species of trees growing in New York and throughout the Eastern and Central regions of the United States, the average person might be hard-pressed to recognize and name more than just a handful. More...

County Launches Putnam Paradox Website

Putnam County recently announced the creation of a new website devoted to informing residents of the consequences of shopping outside the County. More...

Westchester Man Made Phone Threats Against Philipstown Woman

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest on June 9, 2006 of Mr. Joseph Bliss, aged 53, of Peekskill for allegedly making threatening phone calls to a woman who lives in Philipstown. More...

Long Island Man Facing Suspended License Charge

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest on June 8, 2006 of Mr. Gregory Bouchard, aged 70, of Levittown, Long Island, on a charge of driving a vehicle with a suspended registration. The offense took place in the Town of Philipstown. More...

Putnam Community Service Network Seeking Nominations

Isn't there some one person or organization who has taken that extra step, given support when needed, made an impact on you or someone you know? More...

Putnam Hospital Hosts Volunteer Recognition Luncheon

At Putnam Hospital Center's recent volunteer recognition luncheon, Edith Hyatt (third from right) was recognized for the 20,000-plus hours she has donated to the Carmel hospital, most of which for her work at the Eagle Eye Thrift Shop in Brewster. More...

Emergency Repair Funds Available to Low-Income Elderly Homeowners

The Putnam County Housing Corporation (PCHC) is administering the Restore program to assist low-income elderly in making emergency repairs including heating, plumbing; water/sewer, electrical or structural (deteriorations, stairs, roofs or porches). More...

Audit Points to Safety Issues at Metro-North Grade-Level Railroad Crossings

Comptroller cites need for 'care and caution' whenever crossing tracks

Safety gates and flashing lights at grade level commuter railroad crossings on Long Island and in the Hudson Valley are generally maintained in good working order, according to an audit issued today by State Comptroller Alan G. Hevesi. More...

Governor Signs Legislation to Increase Penalties for Displaying Swastika or Burning a Cross

Intent to Harass Now Constitutes Class E Felony

On Thursday June 15th, Governor Pataki announced on he has signed legislation that increases the penalty to a Class E felony for making a swastika on public property or on a private building without the owner's permission or for burning a cross in pu More...

Hudson Highlands Land Trust Awarded NY State Conservation Partnership Grant

The Land Trust Alliance joined the New York Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Denise Sheehan, Senator Vinnie Leibell, other members of the New York State legislature, and land trust representatives last Wednesday in announcing $45 More...

Glynwood Center Kicks Off Series on Sustainable Agriculture

On June 23 and 24, the Glynwood Center will be kicking off Food2: Food for Thought - Food for the Future, an exploration in innovative approaches to strengthen agriculture in the Hudson Valley. More...

Many Attended Hudson Valley Hospital Do It For

166 men were screened for prostate cancer at Hudson Valley Hospital Center's Do It For Dad Day this past Sunday. Many more were on the campus to More...

Summer officially begins today (June 21) it seems like the Spring just flew by. The Summer season will kick off with a bang this weekend when the Annual Philipstown Emergency Services Carnival takes place on the old Butterfield Hospital grounds. More...

Chuang Yen Monastery Offers Five Day Meditation Retreat

The Chuang Yen Monastery, located at 2020 Route 301 in Carmel will be hosting a five day meditation retreat from Friday, August 11 through Tuesday, August 15, 2006. The Meditation Teacher for this retreat is Ven. More...

Chuang Yen Monastery Offers Three Year Program in Buddhism

The Chuang Yen Monastery, located at 2020 Route 301 in Carmel will be hosting a Dharma Training Program as well as a Teachers Program beginning in the Fall of 2006. More...

Danbury Hospital Sleep Disorders Center Offers Tips for a Restful Night's Sleep

More than seven out of ten adults report frequently having a sleep problem, such as persistent waking or snoring, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). More...

Free Skin Cancer Screening to be Offered at Putnam Hospital Center

Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer. More...

VA Offers Classes to Veterans for Web Site Health Info

Join the Patient Health Education Coordinator on June 23, 2006, from 9 am to noon at the Castle Point Campus of the VA Hudson Valley for classes on "My Healthe Vet." Classes will be held in Building 13. Classes will start every 30 minutes. More...

Cornell Coop Offers Soil Testing for the Lawn and Garden

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County provides soil-testing services for home gardeners and commercial landscapers. More...

Baldwin Place Post Office Offers Free E-Bay Day

The Baldwin Place Postmaster Rita D'Amore announces two free 90-minute seminars on how to sell items on e-Bay. "I am happy to be able to provide these seminars for our customers and residents from the surrounding area. More...

Putnam Youth Bureau Invites Participants in Media Campaign

Putnam Family and Community Services, the Putnam County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Advisory Task Force, the Underage Drinking Coalition, the Putnam County Community That Cares Coalition, and the Putnam County Youth Bureau are pleased to announce the rece More...

Greens for Green Chimneys: 12th Annual Charity Golf Challenge Returns to Waccabuc Country Club

Help put the green in Green Chimneys by spending some time on the greens. Area golfers can help a children's charity while enjoying a day of golf at the prestigious Waccabuc Country Club on Monday, August 21. More...

Putnam Home Improvement Program Winding Down

The Putnam County Housing Corporation (PCHC) is nearing the end of $300,000 in funding to assist homeowners with grants of up to $25,000 to make repairs such as structural, safety and code upgrades, roofs, windows and heating systems. More...

YFU-USA is Seeking Host Families for the 2006-2007 School Year

Host family opportunities with Youth for Understanding

Youth for Understanding USA (YFU-USA) is seeking families to host foreign exchange high school students for the 2006-2007 academic year. Opportunities exist for a family to host a 15-18 year old student from one of 50 countries worldwide. More...

$20 Million in Grants Available to Develop Pilot Cellulosic Ethanol Facility in New York State

Program Will Promote Production of Homegrown Renewable Fuels

Governor George E. More...

10th Anniversary Swim Across The Hudson for MS Inaugurates New Crossing

The now legendary Swim Across the Hudson for MS has a new home and will kick off its 10th Anniversary by crossing from Haverstraw to Croton Point Park on Saturday, September 9. More...

Blood Pressure Screenings Held Weekly at HVHC

Free blood pressure screenings will be offered all through the summer at Hudson Valley Hospital Center every Thursday from 2 3 pm in the lower level dining room. Call 914-734-3794 with questions. More...

Philipstown Masonic Lodge #236 Holds Installation of Officers

The officers of the Philipstown Masonic Lodge #236 for the year 2006-2007 were installed during a public meeting on June 10, 2006. The Installing Officer was Wor. Patrick J. O'Sullivan with Wor. John P. Guinan as the Installing Marshal. More...

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