July 19, 2006 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

Governor Pataki Announces Groundbreaking of First Ethanol Fuel Service Location on the Thruway

Governor Pataki has announced that the New York State Thruway Authority has broken ground on the first location on the Thruway to provide an ethanol (E85) fuel option to motorists at the New Baltimore Travel Plaza, located in Greene County. More...

Confirmed Case of Mumps Found in Putnam County

The Putnam County Department of Health received confirmation late Thursday afternoon, July 13, 2006 that an adult case of mumps was confirmed in a Brewster resident by the New York State Department of Health's Wadsworth Laboratory. More...

Dutchess Driver Facing License Suspension Charge

Arrests stems from littering incident

Putnam County Sheriff Smith reports that Mr. Dustin Ward, aged 22, of Wappingers Falls, was arrested on July 7, 2006 for driving with a suspended license in the Town of Putnam Valley. More...

County's Alcohol Task Force Proposes Model Local Law in Patterson

The Putnam County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Task Force, under the initiative of County Executive Robert Bondi and in cooperation with the Underage Drinking Coalition and the Communities that Care, has presented to the Patterson Town Board their proposal More...

Philipstown Conservative Committee Has New Officers

James Maxwell, Chairman of the Putnam County Conservative Committee, recently announced the re-formation of the Philipstown Conservative Committee. More...

VFW Ceremony Honors Former Mayor Toni Godsey

Approximately one hundred family, friends and VFW members attended a moving dedication ceremony to honor former Cold Spring Mayor (1989-1991) Toni Godsey for all her achievements and dedication as a "one woman Auxiliary" for the VFW. More...

Five Generations of Merandos Gather

With the recent birth of Courtney Marie Adkins, the Merando family can now boast five generations of relatives. Courtney will not be wanting for attention! More...

Chamber of Commerce Cruise Raises $1,300

Next networking breakfast to take place August 17

Nearly 100 people attended the Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce's Annual Moonlight Cruise on the Hudson on July 14, 2006. More...

Talk of the Town

We have one comment this week Hot enough for ya? Our birthday list this week is topped by Amelia Anastasi and Kevin John VanTassel. More...

Philipstown Recreation Commission to Discuss Master Plan

On July 20th at 8 pm in the Philipstown Community Center, the Philipstown Recreation Commission and the Architectural and Engineering Plan Consultants will hold a public discussion regarding green initiatives for the Recreation Department's Master Pl More...

Putnam County 4-H Fair Will Celebrate 35 Youthful Years this Summer

While to some, it may seem like just yesterday that the first 4-H Fair was held in Putnam County it was actually 35 years ago! More...

Knights of Columbus Announce 2006-07 Officers

The Knights of Columbus Loretto Council No. 536 has announced its new officers for the 2006-07 year. More...

Store Clerks Charged in Sting Operation for Beer Sales to Minors

Sheriff finds 73% compliance with underage alcohol sales laws

Four clerks at retail establishments two in Southeast, one in Brewster, and another in Carmel have been arrested in recent days for selling beer to a minor. More...

Teen Assaults Mother as She Drives Car on Route 9

The Putnam County Sheriff's Department reports that a teenager from Newburgh, Orange County, was arrested on July 5, 2006 after he assaulted his mother as she was driving a car along a Philipstown highway. More...

Census Bureau to Update Information About Our Nation's Spending Habits

In July 2006, information about how much Americans spend for health care, groceries, clothing, transportation, housing and other items will be collected by U.S. Census Bureau field representatives from a sample of households across the country. More...

Central Hudson Now Using Biodiesel Fuel in Vehicles

With goals of reducing vehicle emissions, extending engine life and meeting federal air quality provisions, Central Hudson has introduced an alternative fuel in all of its diesel powered vehicles. More...

Philipstown Kids Cool Off at "Water World"

Water World was the theme for Summer Fun at the Philipstown Community Center last week. As usual, the gym was alive with lots of fun and games. An exhibition of water photography was created by the participants. More...

PARC To Host Benefit Boat Cruise On The Hudson

PARC will host its second annual summer fun event on Friday, August 4, 2006 when the non-profit agency hosts its Summer Sunset Cruise on the Hudson, a benefit for children and adults with developmental disabilities. More...

Westchester Medical Center Offers Hot Weather Tips

The warm weather usually means lots of summer fun and outdoor activities. Unfortunately, the combination of high heat and high humidity often become very dangerous. More...

Cold Spring Police Arrest Man in Violent Dispute With Girlfriend

The Cold Spring Police Department reported the arrest of Michael A. Vasquez, 41, of Cold Spring for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend last Wednesday, July 12, 2006. More...

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