November 26, 2008 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

Holiday Festivals Abound in Beacon

Lighting of Main Street decorations and a Holiday Concert 5pm November 28 kicks off the beginning of Beacon holiday season with happenings every weekend throughout December. More...

Meeting Date Set for Fishkill Creek Watershed Committee

The Fishkill Creek Watershed Committee will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, December 8 at 7-9pm, in the East Fishkill Community Library, Rt. 376, next to East Fishkill Town Hall. The public is invited. More...

Live Burn of "Natural" Holiday Christmas Trees Conducted by NY State Office of Fire Prevention

Demonstration highlights susceptibility of improperly hydrated fresh cut Christmas trees to fire hazards

The Office of Fire Prevention and Control (OFPC), a division of the New York State Department of State, conducted a two-day demonstration showing the susceptibility to fire of improperly hydrated, "fresh cut" Christmas trees. More...

Kids' Day at Putnam Hospital Raises Over $20,000

At the Putnam Hospital Center (PHC) Auxiliary's recent Annual Meeting and Luncheon, PHC Auxiliary President Margaret Lindblom presented PHC Foundation Executive Director Jeffrey D. More...

Census Bureau to Update Employment Numbers

During the week of Nov. 16, 2008, nearly 2,000 Census Bureau field representatives will interview about 72,000 households across the nation for the monthly Current Population Survey (CPS). More...

Putnam Officials Warn of Unscrupulous Chimney Sweeps

Putnam County's Director of Consumer Affairs Joseph LaBarbera, William Huestis, Putnam County's Director of the Office for the Aging and Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. More...

Officials Announce Holiday Stop-DWI Enforcement Crackdown

Commissioner David J. Swarts of the Department of Motor Vehicles and Chair of the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC); Harry J. Corbitt, Superintendent of the State Police; John P. More...

Town of Fishkill Endorses a Study Backing 9D Hike/Bike Trail

The Town of Fishkill is again getting behind Philipstown's efforts for a hiking and biking trail along Route 9D. More...

3rd Annual Beacon Gingerbread House Trail and Gingerbread Contest Spices Up the Season

Be a part of this holiday season and help make a difference. Help support the preservation of Bannerman Castle and Beacon's Main Street by creating an original gingerbread house. More...

Workshop Offers Best Practices in Leadership Succession Planning for Non Profits

A new workshop is being offered to address the essential elements for planning and executing a thoughtful and substantive succession plan for small, medium and large notfor profits. More...

Food Pantry Distribution Helps All Celebrate Thanksgiving

The volunteers at the First Presbyterian Church Philipstown Food Pantry last week distributed turkeys to 40 local families for Thanksgiving. More...

Cold Spring's Annual Tree Lighting Celebration Takes Place on Friday, December 5

To bring in the holiday season, the Village of Cold Spring Recreation Commission will hold their annual tree lighting ceremony on Friday, December 5, 2008, at the waterfront park. More...

Putnam Valley's 1st Annual Holiday Gathering Celebrates the Season with Holiday Music, Crafts and Bonfire

The first annual Holiday Gathering will take place on Saturday, December 6, 2008 in Putnam Valley's Town Park, beginning at 4:30pm. All families are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the PV Food Pantry. More...

This Ain't No Snake Oil Story

Last week, a dead snake was found on Route 301 across from the Pelton Pond Parking area in Fahnestock Park. This wasn't just your ordinary garden snake, it was a 12 ½ foot long Burmese Python, weighing in at a little over 75 pounds. More...

Highland Garden Club will Light Their Origami Christmas Tree at Butterfield Library on December 1

The Highland Garden Club will hold its third Origami Christmas Tree lighting at the Butterfield Library on Monday, December 1 at 3.30pm. The Garden Club members created the origami models featuring 'The Animal Kingdom'. More...

Common Misconceptions about Fluorescent Lighting

Should I turn off fluorescent lighting when leaving a room? Short Answer: Turn them off if you will be gone for more than about 15 - 20 minutes (for details keep reading). More...

Putnam Hospital Center to Offer Free Breastfeeding Class

On Thursday, December 18, from 7 to 9pm, the Birthing Center at Putnam Hospital Center will offer a free Breastfeeding Class at the hospital, located at 670 Stoneleigh Avenue in Carmel. More...

Rediscover Your Sense of Winter Wonder in Dutchess County

Winter is fast approaching and Dutchess County, only 90 minutes north of New York City on the Hudson River, is a picturesque setting for many delightful things to do this holiday season. More...

Local Citizens to Participate in Global Day of Climate Action

On Saturday, December 6, 2008, concerned citizens around the world will participate in the fourth annual Global Day of Climate Action. More...

Steps to Take Before Diabetes Claims You

Hudson Valley Hospital Center's staff says get moving and change your diet

The recent highlighting of November as National Diabetes Month, brought home that now is the perfect time to take stock of yourself, your diet, and your exercise regiment. More...

World Aids Day Observance Focuses on Leadership

In observance of World AIDS Day, Hudson River HealthCare, in collaboration with Peekskill Parks and Recreation, Peekskill Agency Together, Peekskill Youth Bureau, Mt. More...

Fishkill Man Arrested in Cold Spring for Menacing

John E. Chindano, 44 years old of Fishkill, was arrested by Commanding Officer Kane on Thursday Nov 20, 2008 at the Village of Cold Spring Police Headquaters for Menacing 3rd, a Class B Misdemeanor. More...

Cold Spring Man Arrested as a Result of Dispute

Michael Powell, 30years old, of Cold Spring was arrested by Police Officer Walz of the Village of Cold Spring Police and charged with Assault 3rd, a Class A Misdemeanor, Resisting Arrest, a class A Misdemeanor and Disorderly Conduct, a violation. More...

Reporters to See Historic First Strike of Nation's Most Beautiful Coin

United States Mint at West Point to host strike ceremony

On Monday, November 24, 2008, the historic first production strike of the 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin took place at West Point. More...

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