September 10, 2008 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

NYSDOT Releases Statewide Draft ADA Management Plan

Public comment encouraged on plan for Americans with Disabilities Act compliance

New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Commissioner Astrid C. Glynn today announced the availability of draft Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Management and Transition plans for public review and comment. More...

Terrific Turtles Program at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum

Adults and families are invited to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum on Saturday, September 20, 10am, at the Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center, 20 Kenridge Farm Drive, Route 9W, Cornwall, for Terrific Turtles! More...

Fall Happenings at Beacon Community Center

The summer is coming to a close and the fall is harvesting some excellent programs for seniors at the Beacon Community Center. Local artist and resident, Hedina Christiner, will be leading the arts and craft classes on Tuesdays from 10am- 12pm. More...

Putnam Family & Community Services Announces Annual Dinner Dance Benefit

Helping others has never been so delicious. On November 14, 2008, Putnam Family & Community Services, Inc. (PFCS) will hold its annual Dinner Dance Benefit at Sinapi's Ceola Manner in Jefferson Valley. More...

Assemblywoman Galef's Summer Senior Forum to Air on Cablevision

Consumer scams & new State laws protecting seniors were discussed

Senior citizens increasingly find themselves targets of consumer fraud scams and elder abuse in ways that they do not always know how to avoid. More...

Assemblywoman Galef Announces Results of Constituent Survey on Sharing Services to Cut Costs

89 Percent were willing to change government structure in order to save tax dollars

"What are you willing to change to reduce costs?" That was the overarching question Assemblywoman Sandy Galef posed to her Northern Westchester and Putnam constituents in a newsletter she mailed out in late spring. More...

Central Hudson to Speak at Howland Public Library

Representatives from the Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation will be coming to speak about energy and cost saving tips at the Howland Public Library on Tuesday, September 16 from 6:30- 7:30pm. More...

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Any New Yorker with concerns about breast cancer is urged to call the Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program at 800-877-8077. More...

Nature Strollers: a Hiking Group for Families with Young Children

On Tuesday, September 16 at 10am, join nature enthusiast Debbie Edelen for Nature Strollers, a hiking group for families with babies, toddlers and young children. More...

Comprehensive Environmental Enforcement Settlement Reached with Putnam County

Agreement addresses wastewater treatment, solid waste, recycling and petroleum storage violations

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Pete Grannis today announced the settlement of a comprehensive enforcement action with Putnam County to address multiple violations of the state's environmental laws regarding sew More...

Christine Jamin and Lisa Osanitsch are Wed

Joseph and Roberta Jamin of Cold Spring are delighted to announce the marriage of their daughter, Christine Joann Jamin, to Lisa Ann Osanitsch, the daughter of John Osanitsch of Oakley, California and Debbie Osanitsch of College Point, New York. More...

1st Annual Putnam County Women of Worth Awards to Honor Those Who Give to Putnam County

The first annual Putnam County Women of Worth Awards will be held Thursday, November 13, 2008. The Event will start at 6pm. It will be held at The Mahopac Public Library in the large Community Room. What is a Women of Worth Award? More...

Correction

In the August 27, 2008 article regarding the proposed County Health Care Center, the PCN&R wrote that Putnam County Chairman Tony Hay (Dist. 6) represents the Village of Brewster. More...

Matthew Petrie and Anastasia Gornick Celebrated Their Wedding in Portland

Matthew Petrie, formerly of Cold Spring, and Anastasia Gornick were married on August 8, 2008, in Portland, Oregon. More...

Heather Budney Marries Matthew Stoja

Doug and Margaret Budney joyfully announce the marriage of their daughter, Heather to Matthew Stoja, the son of Barbara and Lino Stoja of Floral Park, New York. Heather and Matthew were married at Our Lady of Loretto Church on July 4, 2008. More...

"Dear Sandy" to Showcase United Way of Northern Westchester's 50th Anniversary

Representatives of the United Way of Northern Westchester appear on Assemblywoman Sandy Galef's cable TV show, "Dear Sandy" to discuss the many accomplishments of their first 50 years of service to the communities of Northern Westchester. More...

Ongoing Classes on Buddha's Teaching at Chuang Yen Monastery

On alternate Saturdays from 9am to noon, a class taught by Ven. More...

International Day of Peace Celebrated in Interfaith Service at Brewster Presbyterian

Brewster Presbyterian Church, 110 Main Street, Brewster, will celebrate the International Day of Peace on September 21 with a special service at the church. Dr. More...

Wanted Fishkill Man Charged with Unlicensed Driving, Providing False Identity to Deputy

Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Fishkill man during a traffic stop, when he lied to a sheriff's deputy about his identity and subsequently was determined to be the subject of active bench warrants. More...

Yorktown Woman Charged With Unlicensed Driving

Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Yorktown Heights woman who was determined to have been driving while her license is suspended. More...

Deputies Make Traffic Arrests

Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the recent arrests of two motorists for traffic related offenses. More...

Bronx Man Charged With Criminal Contempt

Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Bronx man for violating an order of protection held against him by his girlfriend. More...

Behavior Modification Parenting Workshop at Brewster Library

The Brewster Public Library will host a two session workshop entitled Parenting 101: The How To's When It Comes To Behavior Modifications. Ms. More...

Hudson Valley Vintners & Wineries Launch HudsonValleyWineCountry.org

The year was 1677, when the French Huguenots planted the first vines on the hillsides of the Hudson Highlands and started the tradition of growing grapes and winemaking that continues today. More...

Asbestos Workers Recruit Apprentices

The Asbestos Workers Joint Apprenticeship Committee, Local 91, will open recruitment on September 10, 2008 through February 11, 2009 for five insulator/ firestop worker/asbestos worker apprentices, State Labor Commissioner M. More...

Hudson River Valley Ramble Guided Woodland Hike at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum

On Sunday, September 21at 10am, as part of the Hudson River Valley Ramble, the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will take you on an exciting adventure! More...

Old Fashioned Penny Social at Slater Fire House in Glenham

All are invited to an Old Fashioned Penny Social on Friday, Sept 12 @ the Slater Chemical Volunteer Fire House, Glenham, on Old Glenham Road, Off Rt 52, Near 84 Diner (between Beacon and Fishkill), down the road from the old Potter Bros. More...

AARP Putnam County Chapter #1183 Lists Upcoming Programs For 2008

John Zaborney, President of the local Putnam Chapter of AARP #1183 has announced the upcoming programs through January 2009. All of the speakers will be at the Guideposts, Carmel, meetings. More...

Sign The Constitution September 16 - 22 at FDR Library

In partnership with the National Constitution Center's annual I Signed the Constitution program, the Franklin D. More...

September is Emergency Preparedness Month

In today's world we need to case management, family be prepared for many kinds of support and advocacy, mobile emergencies which could impact treatment teams, community our health and safety. More...

Hospice Care's Caring Circle Day Camp Rocks Out

Hospice Care in Westchester & Putnam hosted its 4th Annual Caring Circle Day Camp on Saturday, August 9, 2008. This year, 51 children attended this one day camp, for children ages 3 - 19 who participate in The Caring Circle Bereavement Programs. More...

Extended Registration Hours Announced for Local Cancer Walk

Support Connection, Inc., a not-for-profit organization offering free, confidential support services to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer, is holding special extended hours for pre-registration for their 14th Annual Support-AWalk. More...

Intergenerational Shabbat Service at Temple Beth- El

On Friday, September 26, at 6pm a Shabbat Together will be held at Temple Beth- El, 118 Grand Avenue, Poughkeepsie. A joyful, spirited and intergenerational Shabbat service will take part in the Temple Beth-El sanctuary. More...

Stony Kill Farm Nature Discovery Trail Walks

A fun parent and child nature discovery program and colorful guided nature walks are being offered at Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center. More...

Rep. Hall to Host Academy Day at West Point

Hall to bring Military Academies, ROTC, students together

U.S. Rep. More...

Cold Spring Fire Pipers Tie for Third in Competition

Classes for new pipers and drummers to start

The Cold Spring Fire Company Pipes and Drums competed in the Capital District Highland Games at the Altamont Fairgrounds on August 30, 2008. The Band played a medley of quick marches, and was judged on the musical components of its performance. More...

Manitoga Featured in Ninth Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble

Manitoga/The Russel Wright Design Center is offering a special event as part of the Ninth Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble in September. More...

Kelly Guinan and Edward N. Preusser are Married

Kelly Guinan, of Cold Spring, and Edward N. Preusser, of Garrison, were married at their home in Garrison on August 16, 2008. The ceremony was preformed by Rev. Frank Geer of St. Philip's of Garrison. More...

Prayer Service Held at Graymoor Marking 7th Year Since September 11 Attacks

On Sunday, September 7, 2008, the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement and the Garrison Volunteer Fire Company held a prayer service at the World Trade Center Cross in the St. Jude Pond and Prayer Garden on the grounds of Graymoor. More...

Cub Scout Pack 137 Learns Some Life Lessons and has Fun Doing So

Cub Scout Pack 137 of Philipstown held a fund raising car wash on August 9. The scouts, with great enthusiasm, proudly washed each car and one gianormous truck. More...

Putnam County Antiques Fair Takes Place in Patterson

Cord Shows Ltd. of Armonk, NY, and the Town of Patterson Recreation Center have joined forces for the 1st Putnam County Antiques Fair scheduled for Sunday, September 21 from 10am-5pm. More...

Research Grants Available at New York State Archives

The New York State Archives and the Archives Partnership Trust have announced the availability of grants for qualified applicants to pursue research using historical records in the New York State Archives. The Larry J. More...

Sarah Bates and David Johnson Were Married in Cambridge

Sarah Bates and David Johnson were married in Cambridge, MA on August 31, 2008. Sarah is the daughter of Susan and Richard Bates of Cambridge, formerly of Garrison. David is the son of Paul and Deborah Johnson of Cedar Knolls, NJ. More...

Putnam Valley Man Charged with Marijuana Possession

Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Putnam Valley man who was determined to have been in possession of marijuana. More...

Putnam Valley Man Charged With Criminal Contempt

Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Putnam Valley man; who violated an order of protection held against him by his ex-girlfriend. More...

Traffic Stops Yield Marijuana Arrests

Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the recent arrests of two motorists who were determined to have been in possession of marijuana during traffic stops. More...

Bronx Man Chared With Assault, Unlawful Imprisonment in Philipstown

Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Bronx man on domestic violence related charges during a family dispute at a residence in the Town of Philipstown. More...

Summer Housing Market Building Momentum

Albany - August 29, 2008 - Sales of existing single-family homes in New York State in July outpaced the June sales total by more than 6 percent, according to preliminary singlefamily sales data accumulated by the New York State Association of REALT More...

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