August 9, 2006 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

New Energy Use Record Set by Central Hudson Customers

For the second consecutive day, customers of Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation set a new all time peak electric use record. More...

Governor Signs Legislation to Prohibit "Exclusivity" Fuel Contracts Preventing Sale of Renewable Fuels

Governor Pataki has signed legislation that will prohibit the use of "exclusivity" contracts between fuel distributors and gas stations that have limited the availability of renewable fuels for consumer use in their vehicles. More...

Philipstown Man Arrested For Marijuana Possession

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the July 26, 2006 arrest of a Town of Philipstown resident for possession of marijuana-related paraphernalia. More...

Leibell and Galef Recognized as Conservation Champions by Local and State Organizations

Representatives of state and local conservation organizations, including The Nature Conservancy, Trust for Public Lands, Scenic Hudson, Friends of the Great Swamp, Putnam County Land Trust, as well as Hudson Highlands Land Trust Executive Director An More...

Talk of the Town

There's a lot of free music being offered these days both in Cold Spring and Putnam Valley. More...

Metro-North Continues Modernization of Harmon Shop Complex

Locomotive and coach car repairs to be upgraded

A huge, multi-phase project to modernize MTA MetroNorth Railroad's oldest and largest maintenance facility, the Croton-Harmon Shop, continues with the approval on July 26, 2006, of two contracts totaling $292 million. More...

Hudson River Inhabitants are Focus of Upcoming Program at Museum of Hudson Highlands

Visit the banks of the Hudson River on Saturday, August 19 at the Kowawese Unique Area in New Windsor, where the Museum of the Hudson Highlands will answer the question: "Hudson River Inhabitants: What Animals Call the Hudson River Home?" Explore alo More...

Dutchess-Putnam Restaurant and Tavern Association Will Meet

The Dutchess-Putnam Restaurant and Tavern Association will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 18, 2006 at 1 pm at Greenbaum and Gilhooley's Restaurant on Rt. 9 in Wappingers Falls. A luncheon will be served. More...

Annual Breastfeeding Tea Party Draws Record Numbers

Once again, the annual Breastfeeding Tea Party, recently hosted by the staff of the Women's Pavilion for Birthing at HVHC, was a huge success. Despite the sweltering heat on August 2nd, seventy-five women attended with their babies. More...

Garrison's Sid Gibson Receives Putnam County Humanitarian Award

In May, 2006, at the RSVP 33rd Annual Recognition Day Luncheon, a relatively new member of the RSVP SeniorNet from the Koehler Center in Mahopac received a special Humanitarian Award from Mary White, Director of RSVP. More...

Philipstown Garden Club Intern Rubino Gets Time to Smell the Roses at Boscobel

Every year the Philipstown Garden Club and several horticultural/ environmental organizations in our local area of Cold Spring and Garrison cosponsor young adults (junior More...

Weekly Poll

Will you be dressing up for Halloween?
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