November 7, 2007 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

Charity Givers Should Note Tax Law Changes

With just over two months before the end of the 2007 tax year, per the IRS, here are some things New Yorkers should know about making charitable contributions including several important tax law changes made by the Pension Protection Act of 2006. More...

Cold Spring Boat Club Sees Big Increase in Waterborne Visitors

It is well known that Cold Spring is a mecca for visitors to the Hudson Valley. But did you know that one of the favorite ways for them to arrive is by boat? More...

Pawling Woman Charged After Leaving Scene of Crash

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the October 20, 2007 arrest of a Pawling woman for Driving While Intoxicated after her vehicle was involved in a collision with a street light in the hamlet of Carmel. More...

Orange County Woman Faces Charges for Drug Possession

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Newburgh woman after a deputy investigating a single vehicle crash located illegal drugs In the possession of the driver. More...

Seminar on Excel Spreadsheets at East Fishkill Library

On Tuesday, November 13, 2007 from 6-7:30pm for a free educational seminar on Using Excel Spreadsheets. Michael Kuchman, long-time user of Excel will share his expertise with Excel. More...

Beacon Hebrew Alliance Makes Chanukah Shopping Easy at Their Gift Shop

Chanukah shopping is easy at the Beacon Hebrew Alliance gift shop. Candles, regular and electric menorahs, chocolate gelt, games, crafts, plastic and decorative dreidels, giftware, toys and more are available. More...

November Meetings Slated for Comprehensive Plan Special Board and Working Groups

Public invited to attend

The Cold Spring Comprehensive Plan Special Board and Working Groups have scheduled their November meetings. Members of the public are invited to attend each meeting. More...

Fourth Unitarian Society Continues Race Relations Film Series

The Fourth Unitarian Society of Westchester will be hosting a second film in its series We Need to Talk; A Film and Discussion Series on Race and Race Relations, on Friday, November 9, 2007, at 7:30pm. More...

3rd Annual Sustainability Expo Will Feature Plenty of Interest for the Whole Family

Kids from Garrison School's EcoKids Program and "Green Teens" from DoRight Enterprises set to Participate

On Saturday, November 10, the Hudson Highlands Land Trust and Teatown Lake Reservation will sponsor their 3rd annual sustainability exposition at The Garrison in Garrison, NY from 9am to 1pm. As always, this event is free and open to the public. More...

Food for Thought - Food for the Future Forum at Glynwood Center

A workshop for community leaders, farmers, and local officials in the Hudson Valley

In this workshop, speakers and participants will discuss the impacts of climate change on agriculture in the Hudson Valley, and ways that community planning can approach these changes. The featured speakers are Dr. More...

Senator Leibell Recipient of Award as NY Library Association Honors Service to Libraries

The New York Library Association held its 114th Annual Conference in Buffalo on Oct. 18-20. The theme of the conference was Libraries: Learning for Life. More...

Putnam Community Service Network Hosts Brand Building Workshop

Putnam Community Service Network (PCSN) in cooperation with the Putnam County Personnel Department and United Way - Pace University Not-For-Profit Management Center will present a workshop on Tuesday, December 4; 9:30am-12:30pm at the Putnam County More...

STAR Rebate Check Application Deadline Extended

Homeowners now have until December 31 to apply for their STAR tax relief benefit

Acting New York State Commissioner of Taxation and Finance Barbara G. Billet announced that Gov. More...

Putnam Hospital's New Cancer Center Receives Major Contribution

Jim Brennan (right) of Brennan Construction Corp. recently presented the first installment of his company's fiveyear titanium level pledge to Putnam Hospital Center for The Campaign for Tomorrow. More...

Special Trunk Show Sale at Boscobel

On Saturday and Sunday November 10 and 11, Boscobel's museum shop will present a special trunk show sale. The sale will take place from 10am-4pm on both days. More...

DEC to Hold Workshops in the Hudson Valley on Resident Canada Geese

Forums will discuss potential ways to address emerging issues

As populations of resident Canada Geese have increased in recent years, their presence on ball fields, golf courses, parks, beaches and waterfronts has become an increasing source of concern. More...

NY State Commissioner of Finance Awarding $2.252 million to Eight School Districts

Results from legislation requiring State to pay real property taxes on state-owned properties; districts include Garrison, Haldane and Putnam Valley

Putnam County Executive Robert I. More...

Hiking the Appalachian Trail Talk Presented by Putnam County Land Trust

Dan Aitchison of Shenorock, whose hilarious and powerful experiences trekking from Georgia to Maine will inspire and delight fireside adventurers, amateur naturalists, and experienced hikers. More...

Starlight Foundation Brings Carmel Boy to Sports Auction

John Golzio, 11 years old of Carmel, recently attended the Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation NY*NJ*CT 18th Annual Celebrity Sports Auction at Madison Square Garden on October 30. More...

Putnam County Office for the Aging Hosts Free Breakfast Seminar

EPIC, Veteran Benefits, Medicare Updates and Fraud to be discussed

The Putnam County Office for the Aging will host an informational seminar covering health and related financial issues. More...

"Meet the Authors" Luncheon and Book Signing Benefit for St. Christopher's

Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark are the guests of honor

The Queen of Suspense" Mary Higgins Clark and her daughter, renowned author, Carol Higgins Clark, will lend their time and talents to help St. More...

Dutchess County Man Arrested In Connection With 2001 Home Invasion

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Dutchess County man on charges stemming from the 2001 burglary of a Patterson NY) residence. More...

Reptiles as Pets Focus of NY Metro Reptile Expo

Reptiles as pets will be the focus of the NY Metro Reptile Expo at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, NY on Sunday, November 25, from 10am to 4pm. More...

Hudson Valley Hospital Center Annual Breastfeeding Tea Helps Educate Moms

In celebration of their decision to breastfeed, the women are treated to lunch and receive gifts at the annual Tea. The event also offers moms a chance to socialize with other new parents. More...

Knitting Group Meets at East Fishkill Library

Love to knit, or want to learn, please come to the East Fishkill Community Library on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at 7pm. This group is scheduled to meet the second Wednesday of each month for two hours of fiber fun. More...

Cornell Cooperative Extension Schedules Annual Meeting

The 63rd Annual Business Meeting of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County will be held on Thursday November 15, 2007 at the Putnam National Golf Club, 187 Hill Street in Mahopac at 6:30pm. More...

Old House Restoration Presentation at Van Wyck Museum

On Sunday, Nov. 11, at 2pm the Van Wyck Homestead Museum, 504 Route 9 ( by 84), Fishkill, NY 12524, Marilyn Hatch will make a illustrated presentation about the restoration of the Palatine Farmstead in Rhinebeck, NY. More...

Hudson Valley Hospital President Federspiel Outlines Details of New Building Project

New Patient Tower, Cancer Center, Additional Space for critical care, updated operating rooms are described

Hudson Valley Hospital Center is on a roll. After winning five awards in the last 12 months, the hospital will begin construction this month on the largest hospital building project north of New York City. More...

Kids From Philipstown Recreation After School Program Pitch in to Help Haldane Blood Drive This Friday

Youngsters from the Philipstown Recreation After School Program are preparing notes with string to remind their parents that donating blood saves lives. More...

St. Mary's Rectory Safe Yields Historical Treasuretrove

First-Time ever exhibit of historical documents on November 24 during Cold Spring by Candlelight Tour

The dust-covered, cast-iron safe crouched in the basement of the St. Mary in the Highlands rectory had escaped notice for years. It had remained unopened and was all but forgotten until Father Shane Scott- Hamblen began to ponder its contents. More...

Darkness to Light: Child Abuse Prevention Training Held at First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown

In this day and age, it is apparent that we need to take responsibility to protect our children in new ways. 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, December 1, from 9am to 5pm, at the hospital at 670 Stoneleigh Avenue in Carmel. More...

December Safety and Preparedness Classes in Putnam/West Point Offered Red Cross

December safety and preparedness classes offered by the American Red Cross in Greater New York (ARC/GNY) - Putnam/ West Point will be held at the organization's Putnam/West Point office at Building 2104, Visitors Center, West Point Highway (New So More...

Cold Spring Police Department Report, Week of November 5, 2007

On October 29 at 9:03am, Cold Spring Police Officer Robert Russell responded to an activated medical alert at a residence at 68 Chestnut Street. More...

Veterans Day Ceremony to be held at VA Hudson Valley Health Care System

On November 8, 2007, there will be a Veterans Day Ceremony held at the Castle Point campus of the VA Hudson Valley. The ceremony will take place at 2pm in the Multi-Purpose Room. More...

Governor Spitzer Announces Increased Home Heating Support For Working Families

Governor Eliot Spitzer today announced the annual launch of the home heating assistance program, which this year includes an increase in payments for low income New Yorkers and other key improvements to maximize the funds available. More...

Talk of the Town

Jack frost is in the air. Smelling the wood-fire smell always makes one think of home and the upcoming holidays. The best way to celebrate is to give something back. More...

Witch Hazel Heralds the Oncoming Winter

Sitting by the pond at midmorning with a waning crescent moon high overhead, I watch as the frost on the dock gives way to the rays of the climbing sun and the leaves on the trees surrender to the chilly autumn gusts. More...

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