July 12, 2006 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

Marist College to Hold Used Book Sale

The James A. Cannavino Library at Marist College will hold a used book sale on Friday, July 21 from 1 pm to 4:30 pm, and Saturday, July 22, from 10 am to 4:30 pm in the library. More...

Amy Pelletier Hikes White Mountains to Raise Funds for Elizabeth Stone House

Amy Pelletier of Cold Spring, endured the rough terrain of New Hampshire's White Mountains in one of New England's most challenging all-female fundraising events the Wilderness Heals Annual Pledge Hike, June 2325. More...

IRS Gives Tips on Taxes and Home Sales Selling your home this summer and wondering about the tax implications?

"If you sell your main home, you may be able to exclude from your federal tax return up to $250,000 of gain if you are single or $500,000 if you are married filing jointly," Internal Revenue Service New York Spokeswoman Dianne Besunder said. More...

Westchester County Resident Charged With DWI in PV

On July 2, 2006 the Putnam County Sheriff's Department arrested Mr. Perry Gould, 19, of Cortlandt Manor, Westchester County, on drunk driving charges in the Town of Putnam Valley. A deputy sheriff arrested Mr. More...

Putnam Valley Man Facing Suspended License Charge

The Putnam County Sheriff's Department reports that on June 29, 2006 Mr. Bradley Baumann, 20, of Putnam Valley was arrested on a charge of driving with a suspended license in the same town. More...

Hospice Care in Westchester and Putnam Offers Free Bereavement Support Groups

People often feel overwhelmed with grief following the loss of a loved one. More...

Constitution Island Association's 2nd Annual Seafood Barbeque Enjoyed by Nearly Two Hundred Guests

Mother Nature looked down favorably upon the Seafood Barbecue hosted for a second year by the Constitution Island Association on Saturday evening, June 24, 2006. More...

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef to Host Healthy Aging Forum

State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef invites the public to attend her forum on healthy aging to be held Thursday, July 20, 8:30 am, to 11 am, at Cortlandt Town Hall, 1 Heady Street, Cortlandt Manor. More...

IRS Renews E-mail Alert Following New Scams

Following a recent increase in scam e-mails, the Internal Revenue Service reminded taxpayers to be on the lookout for bogus e-mails claiming to be from the tax agency. More...

Land Trust Family Festival Brings Together Community to Celebrate the Highlands

On July 3rd, the Hudson Highlands Land Trust (HHLT) partnered with the Garrison Children's Education Fund and the Haldane School Foundation to put on an old-fashioned, foot-stompin'-good square dance and barbecue in Mayor's Park. More...

Summer Fun Continues at Philipstown Community

The week of July 3rd at the Philipstown Community Center was another week of teamwork and fun for the Summer Fun participants and staff. Attendees used paint brushes duct-taped to long pieces of bamboo to paint a sheet hanging from a tree. More...

Talk of the Town

Wow! The next time we get an invitation to a party that Danny Valentine is throwing we'll be sure to go. The parade for the CSFC's 110th anniversary was one for the books. Thanks to all who were involved in planning the event they did a great job. More...

Rules Committee Stalls in Debate on Supervision of Plumbing, Electrical and Home Improvement Boards

The opening of the June 20, 2006 meeting of the Rules, Enactments and Intergovernmental Relations Committee of the Putnam County Legislature was devoted to two very generalized and brief discussions: one on the status of contracts to perform electric More...

Public Notice

The Town of Putnam Valley Town Hall Summer hours have begun. They are as follows: Mondays -Wednesdays, 7am 6 pm. Thursdays, 7am to 5 pm. Closed Fridays. More...

Graymoor Sisters' Celebrate Dedication of New Chapel, Residence and Meeting Room

A large crowd of friends, donors, and representatives of the construction industry, gathered on Wednesday, July 5th, as the Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement at Graymoor, (just off route 9 in Garrison, NY,) held dedication ceremonies for their newl More...

Governor Pataki Announces Over $2 Million to Expand and Improve Child Care

Governor Pataki announced on June 26, 2006 74 grants totaling more than $2 million to expand and improve New York's child care facilities. More...

Annual Great Hudson River Paddle Set to "Launch" on Thursday, July 13

The Hudson River Valley Greenway and the Hudson River Watertrail Association jointly announce that the Sixth Annual Great Hudson River Paddle (GHRP) will take place Thursday, July 13 through Saturday, July 22nd, 2006. More...

Dutchess Woman Allegedly Used Bad Check Scheme to Bilk Putnam Credit Union

Putnam County Sheriff Smith reports that a Dutchess County woman has been charged after she used a bad check scheme to defraud a credit union in Carmel. Ms. More...

The Visiting Nurse Association of Hudson Valley Holds 12th Annual Awards Dinner

Over 200 guests gathered on May 10, 2006 for the Visiting Nurse Association of Hudson Valley (VNA) and affiliates Twelfth Annual Awards Dinner at the Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle. More...

Putnam Hospital Offers Two One-Day Prepared Childbirth Classes

The Birthing Center at Putnam Hospital Center has scheduled its next one-day prepared childbirth class for Saturday, July 15th, from 9 am to 5 pm, at the hospital at 670 Stoneleigh Avenue in Carmel. More...

Putnam Valley Holding Summer Blood Drive July 25

The annual Putnam Valley Fire Department summer blood drive will be held this year from 2:30 until 8:00 pm on July 25th at the main Firehouse on Oscawana Lake Road. As usual, they will be serving hamburgers, hot-dogs and snacks. More...

Putnam County's First Annual Farm Tour to Take Place August 13

The Putnam County Agricultural & Farmland Protection Board, Putnam County Soil & Water Conservation District, and Putnam Visitors Bureau invite you to join the Putnam County Visitors Bureau for their First Annual Putnam County Farm Tour on Sunday, Au More...

Give a Pint, Get a Meal at the Philipstown Blood Drive August 4th

Volunteers for the Philipstown Blood Drive are out pounding the pavement in an effort to get commitments from local delis and supermarkets to secure a free evening meal for all donors that show up on Friday August 4 at the North Highlands Firehouse b More...

Legislation Signed Making Level 2 Sex Offenders in NYS Searchable On Internet

Governor Pataki attended a ceremonial bill signing on July 7, 2006 for legislation that will require all level 2 sex offenders to be listed on the Internet, along with the level 3 sex offenders currently listed. More...

Governor Announces Free Admission for Children at State Historic Sites Fees waived and new family friendly programs added for children 12 and under

Governor George E. More...

PV Fire Department Kept Busy with Multiple Car Accidents N. Highlands FD responds to three automatic alarms

On July 4, 2006 at 12:48 pm, a motorcyclist on Oscawana Lake Road near Gilbert Lane lost control of his bike and crashed, said Adam Savino, 2nd Asst. Chief of the Putnam Valley Fire Department. More...

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