October 8, 2008 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

Scenic Hudson Earns National Recognition for Land Preservation and Creating Public Parks

Scenic Hudson has been recognized for meeting the highest standards in its work to preserve land for public benefit. More...

Fresh Air Volunteers Continue to Make a Difference

This past summer, children from New York City found out just how special summer is in the Putnam County area! More...

Oaks and Acorns Nature Program at Museum of the Hudson Highlands

On Saturday, October 18, 2008 at 10am, join Local Naturalist JJ Murphy and explore the mighty oak at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center, Muser Drive, (formerly 20 Kenridge Farm Drive, Route 9W), Cornwall. More...

PARC Receives Over $50,000 in Grants to Support Numerous Programs

With a legacy of 54 years providing exceptional services and extensive programs which offer new and exciting initiatives to participants and family members, PARC, more than ever, is attracting the financial attention and support of funders locally More...

Putnam Hospital Center Launches Cable Television Program

Get your remote ready to click to Comcast Cable Channel 190 when Putnam Hospital Center airs its new weekly broadcast program—"Spotlight on PHC " beginning October 6. It will run from 8 to 9pm on Mondays. More...

Putnam County Land Trust Program Explores Laurel Ledges

Explore the Putnam County Land Trust's Laurel Ledges Natural Area between Couch Road and Route 164 in Patterson with Dod Chahroudi, Preserve Steward. More...

Intro to Excel and Document Saving Classes at Patterson Library

Patterson Library will host two Computer Classes with Margaret Carey, owner of Key to Computing. On Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at 7pm they will host Intro to Excel. More...

Southeast Highway Superintendent Arrested, Arraigned and Convicted

Putnam County District Attorney Adam Levy announced today the conviction of Michael Fila, age 38, Highway Superintendent for the Town of Southeast, for the crime of Official Misconduct. More...

Mortgage Availability Constraints Slow August Housing Market

Overall sales of existing single-family homes in New York State fell in August from July despite the fact that more than half of New York's counties reported an increase in sales, according to preliminary single-family sales data accumulated by the More...

Putnam County Sheriff's Department Now Accepting Applications for the Cadet Program

The Cadet program allows young adults to see firsthand what law enforcement is about. After completing a training academy they are allowed to ride along with Deputies on patrol and assist with many community events in the County. More...

Rain Doesn't Dampen Spirits at Sunday's Walk For Breast and Ovarian Cancer

Several thousand people braved the unexpected rains this past Sunday, October 5, 2008 to take part in Support Connection's 14th Annual Support-A-Walk for breast and ovarian cancer at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights. More...

Household Hazardous Waste and Computer/TV/Cell Phone Cleanup Day

The Putnam County Department of Health and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation are cosponsoring a FREE Household Hazardous Waste and Computer/ TV/Cell Phone Cleanup Day scheduled for Saturday, October 18, 2008 from 9am to 1pm (r More...

Celebrate the Season at Beacon Sloop Club's Pumpkin Festival

Once again it's time for the Beacon Sloop Club's Pumpkin Festival. This annual celebration will happen at the Beacon waterfront, across from the Metro North station, Sun Oct 19, 2008 from noon to 5pm. Rain or Shine. Admission is free. More...

Fr. Keating Giving Free Public Talk at Garrison Institute

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Free, Anonymous Mental Health Screenings Offered by Mental Health America

On October 10, 2008 Mental Health America of Dutchess County and the Dutchess County Department of Mental Hygiene will offer free, anonymous mental health screenings for a range of common emotional situations that often go undiagnosed and misunders More...

Additional Birds Test Positive for West Nile Virus

The Putnam County Department of Health received notification from the New York State Department of Health that four more crows have been laboratory confirmed having the West Nile virus. More...

Election Commissioners Announce Times and Locations for Local Registration Days

Putnam County Election Commissioners Robert J. Bennett and Anthony G. Scannapieco, Jr. have announced the dates, times and locations for the public to register to vote in time for the November 4, 2008 General Election. More...

First Hebrew Congregation Hosts Monthly Early Shabbat Services Designed for Families

Children 8 and under will enjoy this Friday night Shabbat service, on October 17 at 6:30pm, designed for young families, with special books, activities and kiddish. All welcome, no charge. To be held monthly; next service: Nov. 21. More...

First Hebrew Congregation Celebrates with a Sukkah Hop

All welcome to join First Hebrew families on Sunday, October 19, 2008, as they visit the backyard Sukkahs of some of their members in celebration of the holiday of Sukkot. More...

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Presents: Green Home Remodeling

Join the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum on Thursday, October 16, at 7:30pm at Painter's Tavern, 266 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, for an Evening Speakers Series: Green Home Remodeling. More...

Putnam Hospital Center Emergency Department Offers Halloween Safety Tips

Friday, October 31, will soon be upon us, and ghosts and goblins, ballerinas, junior firefighters and police officers and more will be out in full force on the streets of our community. More...

Putnam Hospital Center Plans Gala Dinner and Ball for November 8

The Hyatt Regency Greenwich will be transformed into "Destination: Key West" when Putnam Hospital Center marks its 44 years of providing quality and accessible health care to the community with its Annual Gala Dinner and Ball on Saturday, November More...

Cold Spring Sex Offender Arrested as a Fugitive From Justice

Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Cold Spring man, the subject of an arrest warrant

On September 8, 2008, Criminal Investigator Nicholas DePerno, Jr. was advised by officials of the Dutchess County Probation Department that Level Two sex offender David J. McColl, 46, was currently residing at 3577 Route 9, Cold Spring. More...

It's Open Fire House Day at PV Volunteer Fire Department

The Putnam Valley Volunteer Fire Department will host an Open House on Sunday, October 12, 2008 from 12-3pm at the Main Fire Station at Canopus Hollow Road and Oscawana Lake Road, by Town Hall. Come Meet your Volunteer fire and rescue heroes. More...

Central Hudson Tests Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

With growing concerns over higher gasoline costs and greenhouse gas emissions with traditional automobiles, Central Hudson is testing two plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, or PHEVs, to assess their cost savings, environmental benefits and potential More...

Putnam Valley Blood Drive Slated for October 21

PV Main Firehouse at Oscawana Lake Road by Town Hall is the location

Come to this "Bleed and Feed" please. The Putnam Valley Fire Department will be hosting its fall blood drive and roast beef dinner on October 21 from 2:30 until 8pm at the main firehouse on Oscawana Lake Road. More...

Robert's Total Care Salon Raises Over $4,000 for American Cancer Society at Styling for a Cure

The Butterfield Memorial Library was hopping on Wednesday evening, October l, 2008, with well over 150 guests and models for Robert's' Styling for A Cure American Cancer Society fundraiser. More...

Defensive Driving Course Offered at The Butterfield Library

The Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library will, once again, host an Empire Safety Council Accident Prevention Workshop on Monday, October 13 and Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at 6pm, lasting until 9pm. More...

Praise for 'Unsung Heroes of the Mental Health System'

Putnam Family & Community Services' Adult Case Management receives Outstanding Service Award

On Friday, September 26, 2008, the Adult Case Management Program at Putnam Family & Community Services (PFCS) received the 2008 Norman Vincent Peale Outstanding Service Award for an Organization. More...

PHC Nurse Bikes for Juvenile Diabetes in Death Valley

Nancy McManus had just finished her night shift as a respiratory therapist at Putnam Hospital Center. She's worked there for 17 years. She was still in her lab coat. After a while, McManus excused herself and left to change out of her work clothes. More...

Hospice Care in Westchester & Putnam Hosts Annual Caring Circle Cocktail Party

On Saturday, September 20, 2008, over 170 guests gathered at Stony Acres Farm in Pound Ridge for the 11th Annual Caring Circle Cocktail Party to benefit Hospice Care in Westchester & Putnam's bereavement programs. More...

Public Invited to Special Board Parking Forum on Oct. 16

Ideas, observations, alternatives to current situation to be discussed

Wonder how many on-street parking spaces Cold Spring has - or just how full Main Street gets on a nice Sunday? Worry that driving in circles drives motorists away - or crazy? More...

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