June 28, 2006 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

April was Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Putnam/Northern Westchester Women's Resource Center promotes awareness in local libraries

April was Sexual Assault Awareness Month. In an effort to promote awareness, the Women's Resource Center is hosting a bookmarks display in local public libraries. More...

Teen Arrested for Marijuana Possession

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the June 15, 2006 arrest of a Town of Putnam Valley youth for possession of marijuana-related paraphernalia. More...

Dutchess County Man Arrested for Driving While Privileges Suspended

On June 16, 2006 26 year old Poughkeepsie resident Thomas Hudzik was arrested on a charge of driving with a suspended license in the Town of Philipstown. More...

Reptile Expo Returns to Westchester County Center

Reptiles as pets will be the focus of the NY Metro Reptile Expo at the Westchester County Center in White Plains on Sunday, July 9th, from 10am to 4pm. More...

Bannerman Island Offers Weekend Tours for Private Boaters

Private boaters: here is a rare chance to take a tour of the Bannerman Island-Hudson Highlands State Park. Due to interest from the boating community, The Bannerman Castle Trust, Inc. More...

Keep Putnam Beautiful Continues to Work on Reducing Litter and Increasing Recycling

Keep Putnam Beautiful is now in its second year of working with volunteers, civic organizations, Police/Sheriffs Departments and school districts to increase the value of property by reducing litter. More...

Leibell's Legislation to Expand the Crime of Compelling Prostitution is Signed Into Law

On June 7, Governor Pataki signed into law legislation that will now include the crime of compelling prostitution among a list of other designated offenses for which a DNA sample and Sex Offender Registration is required. More...

Mekeel's Corners Chapel to Hold Fourth of July Service

The Mekeel's Corners Chapel Association is pleased to announce it's annual Independence Day service at 10 am on Tuesday July 4, 2006 at the Chapel. More...

Cold Spring UMC Hosting Tag and Food Sale

The Cold Spring United Methodist Church will be holding a tag and food sale on Saturday, July 22 from 8:30 am to 4 pm in the Church Hall at 216 Main Street. The proceeds will be used to help with the current expenses of the church. More...

New York State Correction Officer Examination Scheduled

A statewide competitive Civil Service exam for the position of Correction Officer Trainee will be held on September 9, 2006. More...

Mahopac Woman Convicted of Grand Larceny

Viola Stroud abused responsibility as guardian of incpacitated persons

Putnam County District Attorney Kevin L. Wright announced the grand larceny conviction of Viola Stroud, age sixty two of Mahopac, after a long investigation. regarding her activities as a court appointed guardian on behalf of incapacitated persons. More...

Putnam County Housing Sales Strong in May

Sales of existing single-family homes in New York were strong in May, according to preliminary single-family sales data accumulated by the New York State Association of Realtors. More...

Painters and Glaziers Recruit Apprentices

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Painters and Glaziers, Local-155, will conduct recruitment from July 5 through December 18 for five painter, decorator and paperhanger apprentices and five glazier apprentices, State Labor Commi More...

Sprinkler Fitters Recruit Apprentices

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Sprinkler Fitters, Local 669 (Hudson Valley), will conduct recruitment from July 8 through December 16 for five apprentices. More...

Master Gardeners Will Be On Hand at Cold Spring Farmers Market

Putnam gardening guide available for purchase

If you're coming to the Cold Spring Farmers Market, you'll find the Master Gardener volunteers of Cornell Cooperative Extension ready to answer your gardening questions. More...

Talk of the Town

The Fourth of July celebration will take place next Tuesday but it appears some are already starting their celebrations in a dangerous way. We've heard reports of fireworks being tossed from moving vehicles at buildings and pedestrians. More...

Weekly Poll

County legislators reviewed the Butterfield project and a senior center in a historic meeting last week. Where should the senior center be?
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