January 31, 2007 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

What to do if You Haven't Filed Your 2005 Return

The failure to file a federal tax return can be costly - whether you end up owing more or missing out on a refund. There are several reasons taxpayers don't file their taxes. Perhaps you didn't know you were required to file. More...

New Internet-Based Workshop Helps Tax Exempt Organizations Remain in Compliance

The Internal Revenue Service has launched a new Internetbased version of its popular Exempt Organizations Workshop covering tax compliance issues confronted by small and mid-sized tax-exempt organizations, including charities and churches. More...

Look Good...Feel Better American Cancer Society Support Group to Meet at Hudson Valley Hospital

The next meeting of Look Good...Feel Better, a program of the American Cancer Society, will be held on Wednesday, February 14 from 10am to noon at Hudson Valley Hospital Center's arthritis center on the hospital campus. More...

IRS Tips for Recently Married or Divorced Taxpayers

Newlyweds and the recently divorced should ensure the name on their tax return matches the name registered with the Social Security Administration. A mismatch could unexpectedly increase a tax bill or reduce the size of any refund. More...

Putnam County Dept. of Health's Certified Home Health Agency Excels

Ranked Among Top 25% Of Home Health Providers In Country

The Putnam County Department of Health today announced that its Certified Home Health Agency has been named to the 2006 HomeCare Elite, the inaugural compilation of the most successful home care providers in the country. More...

Putnam County Children's Committee to Award College Scholarships

Donations to the Putnam County Children's Committee go directly to the needy children of Putnam County, and these donations are fully deductible for federal income tax purposes. More...

Putnam Hospital Center to Offer One-Day Prepared Childbirth Class

The Birthing Center at Putnam Hospital Center has scheduled its next one-day prepared childbirth class for Saturday, February 24th, from 9am to 5pm, at the hospital at 670 Stoneleigh Avenue in Carmel. More...

Central Hudson Cautions Against Theft of Utility Services

Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation is vigilant when it comes to identifying and prosecuting those attempting to steal electricity or natural gas. More...

Swimming and Lifeguard Training Available From American Red Cross

With the frigid temperatures, not many people are running, diving and splashing into the bone-chilling water right now. More...

Arrests Made in Fishkill Arson and Murder Case

The New York State Police and the Dutchess County District Attorney's Office announced the arrest of Mark Serrano, age 29 from Fishkill, and Charles Gilleo, age 31 from Hopewell Junction. More...

Littering on Oscawana Lake Road Leads to Drug and Forgery Charges

The Putnam County Sheriff reported that a Mohegan Lake man is facing drug and forgery charges after a deputy sheriff stopped a car in which the man was riding for a littering violation. Mr. Blaise J. More...

Putnam County Seeks to Fill Sporting Advisory Board Position

Putnam County Executive Bob Bondi announced the resignation of Dennis Storen as the Putnam County Representative to the East of Hudson Sporting Advisory Committee of the Watershed Protection and Partnership Council. More...

Philipstown Father Arrested For Violating Order of Protection

On January 19, 2007, Putnam County Deputy Sheriff Jason Wollman was dispatched to a Town of Philipstown residence for a report of a violation of a protective order. More...

Volunteers Needed to Help Seniors Prepare Tax Returns

Do you have an interest in tax work, experience in filing your own return electronically and a willingness to make a significant commitment during the months of January, February, March and April? More...

Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce and PV Business Assocation to Host Joint Mixer

Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce and the Putnam Valley Business Association will host and joint mixer at Cathryn's Tuscan Grill, 91 Main Street, Cold Spring on Wednesday, February 7, 2007, from 5:30-7pm. More...

New State Sales Tax Calculator Debuts on IRS.gov

The Internal Revenue Service is providing a new online tool to help individual taxpayers determine whether they might benefit by electing to deduct their state and local general sales taxes. More...

The Incredible Adaptation Capabilities of Frogs in Winter

We are all familiar with the calls of frogs announcing spring has arrived. But where are the singers after the last summer chorus is over? More...

Camarda Charitable Foundation Announces $54,230 in Grants to Putnam County Organizations

The Camarda Charitable Foundation announced today that it made $54,230 in grants to 11 Putnam County community service groups during the fourth quarter of 2006. More...

Join Your Local Fresh Air Volunteer Team

The Fund's Putnam County area volunteer leaders are currently seeking committee members to ensure that summer 2007 is special for New York City children. More...

Hudson Valley Hospital Celebrates National Heart Health Month

February is National Heart Health Month and the Hudson Valley Hospital's Cardiac Rehab Department and the Wellness Club will offer a calendar of educational activities all through the month. More...

Hudson Valley Hospital Offers Free Seminar on Womens' Urological Conditions

Dr. David S. Breslin, urologist, will conduct a free information seminar for women about the latest advances in urinary leakage and dropped bladder. Symptoms, and treatment options will be discussed. More...

Eyewitness Palestine: A Presentation at Unitarian Fellowship

Paula Silbey, a resident of the Hudson Valley, joined International Women's Peace Service (www.iwps.info) and made two trips to Palestine in 2006. She will do a presentation on thsese trips on Sunday, Feb. More...

Annual Memorial for Father Robert Hovda

Friends of the late Father Robert W. Hovda, associated with Graymoor, will mark the 15th anniversary of his death at a memorial mass on Monday, February 5th, at 6:15pm at the University Parish of St. More...

Hope Blooms to Fight Cancer

Annual American Cancer Society Daffodil Days flower sale kicks off

One of the greatest gifts you can give to someone facing cancer is hope. This spring, the American Cancer Society Daffodil Days will bring an overwhelming glow of golden daffodils (the flower of hope) to Putnam County. More...

'Bannerman Castle - The Mystery Unveiled', A Presentation at Painter's Tavern

Join the Museum of the Hudson Highlands on Thursday, February 8, at 7:30pm at Painter's Tavern, Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, for a Winter Evening Speakers Series: Bannerman Castle-The Mystery Unveiled. More...

Putnam Hospital Center to Offer Free Breastfeeding Class

On Thursday, February 15th, from 7:30-9pm, the Birthing Center at Putnam Hospital Center will offer a free Breastfeeding Class at the hospital, located at 670 Stoneleigh Avenue in Carmel. More...

Prostate Cancer Education and Information Support Program

The Dutchess County Unit of the American Cancer Society and the Man to Man Prostate Cancer Education & Information Support Program announces a regularly scheduled meeting, to be held on February 1at 6:30pm in the Central Hudson Auditorium, Poughkeep More...

200th Day by Day Agape Retreat Program to be Celebrated at Capuchin Youth & Family Ministries

Capuchin Youth & Family Ministries (CYFM), located on Route 9D in Garrison, is pleased to announce that it will hold its 200th Day By Day Agape (DDA) Retreat for teens from February 8 through 11, 2007. More...

Fishkill Creek Watershed Committee to Hold Monthly Meeting

The Fishkill Creek Watershed Committee will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, February 5 at 7-9pm at the East Fishkill Community Library, Rt. 376, next to East Fishkill Town Hall. The public is invited. More...

Putnam Valley Man Accused of Sexually Abusing Girls

Robert Luis Benitez, aged 33, of Putnam Valley, was arrested on January 16, 2007 on charges that he committed sexual acts upon two girls, aged 10 and 12 years. More...

Putnam Valley 17-Year-Old Charged With DWI

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the January 21, 2007 arrest of Karl Lange, 17, of Putnam Valley, on a drunk driving charge in the same Town. A deputy sheriff arrested Mr. Lange after stopping him for a traffic violation. More...

NY Refund Checks go to Early-Bird Income Tax Filers

Increasing number of E-filers reap benefits as 2007 filing season begins

The check is in the mail, at least for New York's early-bird income tax filers. New York State Department of Taxation and Finance Acting Commissioner Barbara G. More...

Western Putnam Economic Development Council to Hold Second Annual Facilitated Planning Meeting

Public invited to breakfast to discuss future marketing for Main Street, Cold Spring Approximately a year ago, after a facilitated meeting, the Western Putnam Economic Development Council (WPEDC) was created to address the needs of this area. More...

EyeCare America Offers no Cost Medical Eye Care to Qualified Seniors

This February EyeCare America is reminding seniors that sometimes, "The Best Things in Life are Free." EyeCare America's Valentine's Day campaign hopes to remind seniors that you can't put a price tag on love, friendship or the importance of eye sig More...

Talk of the Town

Can you believe it? January 2007 is already over! The winter, if you can call it that, is flying by. Next thing you know, we'll all be complaining again about how hot it is! More...

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