July 25, 2007 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

Garrison Firehouse Accepting Donations for Family Whose House Burned Down

The Schafren Family of Garrison lost their Home on Route 9 to a Fire two weeks ago. They are staying in the home of local Firefighter, Skip Dale. More...

The Hastings Center Names Mary Crowley as Director of Public Affairs and Communications

The Hastings Center, the world's first bioethics research center, has appointed Mary Crowley, a highly regarded journalist and communications expert specializing in health policy, medicine, and ethics, to the newly created position of Director of P More...

Butterfly Festival at Stony Kill Center

Have you ever imagined what it's like to crawl around like a caterpillar and then transform into a floating butterfly? More...

Census Bureau to Update Employment Numbers

During the week of July 15, 2007, nearly 2,000 Census Bureau field representatives will interview about 72,000 households across the nation for the monthly Current Population Survey (CPS). More...

Clermont State Historic Site to Celebrate 200th Birthday of Steamboat

Throughout the 2007 season, Clermont will be celebrating the 200th anniversary of the maiden voyage of Robert Fulton's North River Steamboat. This historic voyage took place on August 17, 1807, including a stopover at Clermont's own dock. More...

PARC to Host Benefit Boat Cruise on The Hudson

PARC will host its third annual summer fun event on Friday, August 3, 2007 when the non-profit agency hosts its Summer Sunset Cruise on the Hudson, a benefit for children and adults with developmental disabilities. More...

State to Launch Middle Class Star Rebate Enrollment Campaign

Online Application Will Make Enrollment Fast and Easy

Governor Eliot Spitzer and Acting New York State Commissioner of Taxation and Finance Barbara G. More...

Mitch Dul Receives SUNY Chancellor's Award for Teaching

Dr. Mitchell Dul of Nelsonville, and Chair of the Department of Clinical Science at the State University of New York (SUNY), College of Optometry there, recently received the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Teaching. More...

There's Still Time To Host a Fresh Air Child This Summer

The summer is still in full swing for The Fresh Air Fund. This summer, children are visiting volunteer host families in your area through The Fund's Friendly Town program. More...

Speeding Stop Leads Sheriff's Investigators to Arrest Two on Burglary Charges

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that two burglars are in custody because of the alertness of sheriffs deputies, good investigative work - and because the suspects were driving too fast in making a getaway. More...

Sheriff's Senior Investigator Graduates From Prestigious FBI National Academy

Senior Investigator Gary T. Hosmer has graduated from the 229th session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia on June 8, 2007. More...

Former Shipmates from USS Nimitz Being Sought for Reunion

The Nuclear Attack Aircraft Carrier USS Nimitz is currently deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Over 40,000 citizens have served in Nimitz over the past 32 years. More...

Talk of the Town

The CS Chamber's Sunday Music Series is in full swing and we hear that the crowds at the dock are terrific! Not to be outdone, the PV Sunset Music series is breaking its own attendance records this summer. More...

Public Notice

The Philipstown CAC will hold a meeting on August 7 at 7pm at the Hudson Land Trust, Route 9D, Garrison. The purpose of this meeting is to review the "Draft" Natural Resource and Open Space Protection Plan. More...

Garrison Volunteer Fire Company Collecting Wish List for Local Reservist Deployed to Iraq

The GVFC Auxiliary is getting a "We Care" package together to send to GVFC Firefighter and Reservist, Kevin Grafer, who has been deployed to Iraq. More...

Garrison Volunteer Fire Company to Host Ice Cream Social

The GVFC Auxiliary will be hosting an Ice Cream Social on Saturday August 11 from 1-3pm at the Garrison Firehouse on Route 9, to welcome back their newly refurbished 1929 Sanford Firetruck. More...

Nominations Sought for 2007 Greenway And Community Trail Awards

Awards recognize leadership and creativity in trail development

Parks & Trails New York, a statewide parks and trails advocacy organization, is seeking nominations for its 2007 Greenway and Community Trail Awards. More...

Program on Nature of the Hudson: The History of Plum Point at Kowawese Unique Area

Come take a look at the fascinating history of Plum Point, now known at Kowawese on Saturday, August 4 at 10am, Kowawese Unique Area, Route 9W, New Windsor. Dr. More...

Putnam Community Service Network Awards Deadline is August 11

The deadline is fast approaching for nominations for awards to be presented at the Putnam Community Service Network's Annual Awards Breakfast on Friday, September 29 at 9am at Guideposts in Carmel. More...

Hudson Valley Hospital Nurses Hold Unveiling Ceremony for Magnet Designation

Nurses from Hudson Valley Hospital Center held an unveiling ceremony recently in honor of their receiving Magnet Designation, the highest award in nursing. HVHC is the first and only hospital in the region to receive this high honor. More...

Knights of Columbus Announce Officers

Loretto Council No. 536 announced its new officers for the 2007 - 2008 year. The officers are: Grand Knight Peter McFadden, Chaplain Fr. Brian McSweeney, Associate Chaplain Fr. More...

Annual Breastfeeding Tea at Hudson Valley Hospital

Linda LeMon, CCE and Certified Lactation Consultant, is once again inviting breastfeeding moms to Hudson Valley Hospital Center's annual, and extremely popular, Breastfeeding Tea on September 19 from 10am to 2pm. Moms and babies are welcome. More...

North Highlands Engine Company Receives Grant to Purchase Extrication Hydraulic Cutter

The North Highlands Engine Company is pleased to announce that, thanks to New York State Senator Vincent Leibell, the Company received a state grant for support and operations. More...

Fallen Soldier's Last Battle Revisited by Great Nephew

Patrick Erichson, son of Tom Erichson and Karen Erichson, grandson of Fred and Pat Nastasi, recently went on his second trip to France. More...

Brewster Men Charged With Rape of Girls, 13 and 15

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrests of two men in Brewster on statutory rape charges after they allegedly had sex in their village apartment with underage girls. More...

Dairy Farmers Invited to Attend Hudson Valley Dairy Forum

Hudson Valley dairy farmers are invited to attend the firstever "Hudson Dairy Forum: Striving for Excellence" on Wednesday, August 15. The event will be held from 10am to 3pm at the Ramada Inn in Newburgh. More...

North Highlands' Residents Urged to Review Fire Station Plans at Open House July 31

Bond issue to be decided August 14

The North Highlands Engine Company #1 is asking residents to attend a public open house at the fire station on July 31 at 7:30pm so that voters in the district can see first hand plans for the proposed construction and ask questions about the Compa More...

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