February 27, 2008 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

New Web Site Launched for Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Thanks to the generosity of SAP Global Marketing, Inc., a subsidiary of SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), a leading nonprofit guide dog school has a new web site. More...

DEC Announces Proposed Fishing Regulations for 2008- 2010

Public Encouraged to Review and Comment

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis today announced proposed changes to freshwater fishing regulations to enhance fishing opportunities and protect fisheries resources statewide. More...

Carbohydrates Focus of Putnam Hospital Center's Diabetes Support Group March 18

The next meeting of Putnam Hospital Center's free Diabetes Support & Education Group will be held on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at a special time from 1 to 2:30pm, in the ground floor café classrooms at the hospital, located at 670 Stoneleigh Ave More...

'What is Miriam's Cup?' Dessert and Learn at Temple Beth-El

The Sisterhood of Temple Beth-El, 118 Grand Avenue, Poughkeepsie, is having a Dessert and Learn event on Tuesday, March 11th at 7:30pm. More...

Taxes on Early Distributions from Retirement Plans: Advice from the IRS

Payments that you receive from your IRA or qualified retirement plan before you reach age 59½ are normally called 'early' or 'premature' distributions. These funds are subject to an additional 10 percent tax and must be reported to the IRS. More...

Change in Saturday, March 8 Irish Program Presented by Local AARP Chapter #1183

The AARP Chapter #1183 Irish program planned for Saturday, March 8, 2008, at 2pm at Guideposts (Seminary Hill Road) in Carmel, will have a special program, amended due to insurance guidelines. More...

Support Connection Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group Annouces March Schedule

Support Connection, Inc., a not-for profit organization that provides free, confidential support services for people affected by breast and ovarian cancer, offers a wide range of support groups women with breast and ovarian cancer. More...

Wanted Lake Peekskill Man Turns Self In

Sheriff Donald B. More...

Carmel Man Charged With Drug Possession

Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Carmel man on drug-related charges following a traffic stop. More...

Poughkeepsie Men Charged With Theft-Related Crimes

Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of two Poughkeepsie men on a host of theft-related criminal charges occurring in Putnam and Dutchess Counties. More...

SeniorNet Registration for Computer Courses Begins Soon

Spring/Summer Computer Registration at William Koehler Senior Center The Putnam County Office for Aging SeniorNet will be having Computer Registration on Thursday, March 13 (9am-noon) at the William Koehler Senior Center, 180 Route 6, Mahopac, and More...

Putnam County Office for Aging Sponsors Fall Prevention and Exercise Program

Putnam County Office for Aging, in conjunction with the Putnam County Health Department, is sponsoring a Fall Prevention and Exercise program available to all Putnam county seniors. More...

Trustee Candidate Karen Dunn's Platform

"I've decided to run for reelection as a Village Trustee for two reasons. First, because of what we've accomplished since I joined the Village Board two years ago. Second, because we still have a lot of work to do. More...

Senior Servers From Our Lady of Loretto Join Pilgrimage to Rome

Six of the High School Altar Servers from Our Lady of Loretto Parish joined the Parish Pilgrimage to Rome, Assisi and Loreto during their February break. More...

February 23 was Proclaimed "Rotary Day" Throughout Putnam

By proclamation of the Putnam County Executive and the Putnam County Legislature, February 23 was declared as "Rotary Day" in Putnam County. More...

Autism Walk and Expo of the Hudson Valley Region Seeks Participants

Lace up your sneakers and gather up your pledges....Here's your chance to raise critically needed funds to help connect the pieces of the puzzle of autism - the mysterious developmental disability that currently affects 1 out of 150 children in the More...

Talk of the Town

Can you believe March 1st is this Saturday? Spring is right around the corner. The nights are getting longer and Daylight Savings starts on March 9. More...

DEPOT DOCS: My Country My Country

When Depot Docs brought Peter Davis and his acclaimed, Academy Award winning 1972 documentary, Hearts and Minds, to Garrison's Landing last year, much of the discussion with the audience after the screening was less about Vietnam, the subject o More...

Safety Tips in Advance of National Poison Week

Every 13 seconds, someone is poisoned. Approximately 2.4 million people in the United States are poisoned annually and over 167,000 of them in New York State. More...

American Cancer Society Daffodil Deadline Looms

It's your last chance to fight cancer with flowers in 2008. The American Cancer Society's Daffodil Days sale deadline is February 29, 2008. More...

Tot Class, Purim Carnival and Shabbat Across America on the Calendar at Beacon Hebrew Alliance

Beacon Hebrew Alliance (BHA) has a number of events coming up in March: The Alliance will hold a Tot Class on Sunday, March 16. Classes include discussion, crafts, stories, and a snack. Open to members and nonmembers. More...

Come Learn About Black Bears in New York and Provide Your Input

The DEC seeks input on future bear management

The Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) Bureau of Wildlife announces a meeting on New York's Black Bear population - focusing on the Catskills and Hudson Valley. More...

Free Pets and the Newborn Class at Putnam Hospital Center

On Saturday, March 15, from 11am until noon, Putnam Hospital Center's maternity department will offer a Pets and the Newborn Class in its Birthing Center, located at the hospital at 670 Stoneleigh Avenue in Carmel. More...

Eco-Shabbaton at Temple Beth-El and Vassar TempleAddresses Interfaith Environmental Issues

The first ever Temple Beth- El and Vassar Temple joint Eco- Shabbaton featuring Rabbi Larry Troster, internationallyknown authority on Jewish and interfaith perspectives on ecological and environmental issues. More...

Knights of Columbus to Hold Annual Easter Egg Hunt

The Knights of Columbus, Loretto Council No. 536, will be holding an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 15(rain/ snow date March 22) at Ronald McConville Park at 11am. Boys and girls ages 8 and under are eligible to participate. More...

Green Light Laser Technique Subject of Next Man to Man Prostate Cancer Support Group

The monthly Man to Man American Cancer Society Meeting will be held next on Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 6:30pm at the Central Hudson Auditorium, located off of the Academy Exit, Route 9, in Poughkeepsie. This month's speaker will be Dr. More...

Sheriff Announces Safe Boater Course

Sheriff Donald B. Smith announces that the Putnam County Sheriff's Department will be hosting a New York State Safe Boaters Course on March 5 and 6, 2008 from 6 to10pm at Putnam Valley High School. Attendance is mandatory for both nights. More...

Sheriff Reports Numerous Traffic Arrests

Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that his deputies have made numerous recent traffic arrests. More...

Sheriff's Narcotics Enforcement Unit Arrests Four for Drug Trafficking

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of four individuals suspected of dealing an assortment illegal drugs in the Towns of Kent, Patterson and Carmel. More...

Governor Spitzer Announces No State Income Tax on Federal Rebate Payments

Governor Eliot Spitzer today announced that rebate payments from the upcoming federal economic stimulus package will not be subject to New York State income tax. More...

Putnam DA Levy Announces Guilty Verdict in Arson Case

Putnam District Attorney Adam Levy announced the February 15 guilty verdict of Arson in the 2nd degree, a class B violent felony and Criminal Mischief in the 4th degree, a class A misdemeanor against 36-year-old William J. More...

Central Hudson Customers Should Be Aware of Aggressive Marketing Activities for Electricity and Natural Gas

Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation is alerting its customers of aggressive telemarketing and door-to-door solicitations for energy supply by independent energy marketing companies. More...

Trustee Candidate Seth Gallagher's Platform

"In my candidacy announcement last week I outlined the general topics of my concern, both as current Trustee, and going forward. More specifically, the issues I want to address over the next two years are: 1. Protecting the Environment, 2. More...

Community Invited to Lent Labyrinth Walk at Presbyterian Church

The community is invited to attend a Labyrinth Walk this Sunday, March 2 from 4- 6pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown in Cold Spring. More...

Winter Array of Foods and Goods at PV Farmers Market

Venders sought for summer market

There is a new indoor farmers market in Putnam Valley that presents the riches of the area and beyond. More...

Reminder of March 1 Deadline for Senior Citizens Filing STAR Applications

Senior Citizens are reminded that they must file renewal applications for the Enhanced STAR Exemption and Aged Exemption with the Philipstown Assessor's Office by March 1 in order to continue receiving their exemption. More...

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