August 30, 2006 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

Galef Announces Passage of Legislation is to Give Greater Protection for Consumers Facing Foreclosure of Property

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and State Senator Elizabeth Little, have announced the signing of their legislation on July 26 that expands the rights of consumers by requiring more personal notice to be given to real estate owners being faced with foreclo More...

Putnam Valley Man Accused of Assaulting Acquaintance

Putnam County Sheriff Smith has reported the arrest of a Town of Putnam Valley man on August 18, 2006 after he reportedly assaulted another man at a local inn. More...

Bronx Man Arrested for Drug Possession and Suspended License

On August 15, 2006 Mr. James Lane, aged 41 of the Bronx, was arrested by the Putnam County Sheriff's Department on charges of driving with a suspended license and possessing marijuana in the Town of Putnam Valley. More...

Quilt Challenge Raising Money for Memorial Donation

The Quilt Basket, located on Rt. 376 in Fishkill Plains, lost a long time employee, Fay Northam, to ovarian cancer last April. In memory of Ms. Northam, they have sponsored a quilt challenge using Blank Fabrics' Inspiration line of fabric. More...

Bannerman Castle History Comes Alive in New Book

For generations, boaters and train passengers have been mystified and intrigued by the sight of a castle-like structure looming in the Hudson River, near Fishkill. More...

Free Audubon Adventures for 3-6 Graders Provided by Putnam Highlands Audubon

Audubon Adventures is a top-ten environmental education program suitable for (and popular with) kids in grades 3-6. More...

Jill Ann Allen Engaged

Barbara and Gordon Allen of Cold Spring are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jill Ann, to Roger Owen III. More...

Fishkill Creek Watershed Committee Holding Meeting

The Fishkill Creek Watershed Committee will hold a special monthly meeting on Monday, September 11 at 7-9 pm at Stony Kill on Route 9D with a field trip from the same location at 5:30 to see wetland restoration. The public is invited. More...

CPR Training Available at Hudson Valley Hospital

Community CPR, "Heartsaver for all Ages," is being offered at Hudson Valley Hospital Center September 16, October 7, November 11 and December 9. Registration More...

PARC Hosts 14th Annual Cablethon

PARC will host its 14th Annual Cablethon on Saturday, September 16, 2006 from 10 am to noon live on Comcast SusCom Cable Channel 8. More...

All Sport Hosting Family Fun Day & 5K Race to Raise Funds for Diabetes Research

All Sport Fishkill will be hosting the annual Vinny Zaccheo 5k Memorial Run and Family Fun Day Event to benefit the American Diabetes Association on Sunday, September 10th. More...

Murder and Kidnapping Charges Handed Down by Grand Jury in Carmel Case

Putnam County's District Attorney Kevin Wright has announced attempted murder and kidnapping charges against twenty-four year old Marvin Adalborto Sorto, a citizen of El Salvador, stemming from an investigation by the Carmel Police Department which f More...

DA Wright Warns Parents of Deadly Choking Game

Putnam County District Attorney Kevin Wright warns parents about deadly game called the "Choking Game" engaged in with some growing popularity by teenagers today. More...

Putnam Family Support and Advocacy Holding Classes on Common Sense Parenting

Putnam Family Support and Advocacy, Inc. will offer several Common Sense Parenting Classes during September. These classes are for both parents of toddlers and children through 18 years. More...

Christian Women's Club Holding Country Fair in Fishkill

The Dutchess County Christian Women's Club invites any interested lady to their next "The Country Fair" Luncheon on Tuesday, September 19th, at the Holiday Inn on Rte 9 near Interstate 84, beginning at 11:30 am. More...

New State and Federal Tax Relief Encourages Land Conservation

For the past six years, the Hudson Highlands Land Trust (HHLT) and the Land Trust Alliance have been working hard at both state and federal levels to create greater tax incentives for landowners considering conservation donations. More...

Central Hudson Initiates Electric Service Reliability Projects

Record growth in energy use is prompting Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation to invest millions of dollars in its electric energy delivery system in order to meet higher demand and improve service reliability for its customers. More...

Graymoor and GVFD to Observe Five-Year Anniversary of 9-11 Attack

On Sunday, September 10, 2006, the Friars of the Atonement and the Garrison Volunteer Fire Company invite all to attend their Five-year Memorial Ceremony at the Graymoor World Trade Center Cross and Memorial Gardens on Rt. 9 in Garrison. More...

Learn About Ladybugs at Museum of the Hudson Highlands

On Saturday, September 9 at 10 am, the Museum of the Hudson Highlands presents "Learn about Ladybugs", at the Museum's Kenridge Farm location, Route 9W, Cornwall. The Ladybug is the New York State Insect. More...

Governor Signs New Laws to Expand Home New Yorker's Health Care Options

Seniors and Children to Benefit from New Laws

Three measures that will continue to transition New York's health care system by expanding home health care options for New Yorkers have been signed into law by Governor Pataki. More...

Hudson Valley Hospital Offers Help for Women Dealing With Side-Effects of Cancer Treatment

"Look Good, Feel Better" is a program of the American Cancer Society, and regular sessions will be held at Hudson Valley Hospital Center starting the second Wednesday of every month from 10:00 am to noon. More...

Recovery Sunday at Graymoor Garrison

On Sunday, September 10th, the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement at Graymoor will join with churches throughout the Archdiocese of New York in observing Recovery Sunday as part of the 17th annual National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. More...

Talk of the Town

Schools will be opening next Tuesday, so if you're driving, please be careful. More...

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