March 4, 2009 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

Carpenters Recruit Apprentices

The Empire State Carpenters Apprenticeship Committee, Local 11, will conduct recruitment from February 23, 2009 through February 23, 2010 for five lather carpenter apprentices and five carpenter apprentices, State Labor Commissioner M. More...

Putnam's Elizabeth Cannon Spends Semester Empowering Cape Town Teens

Putnam County native Elizabeth Cannon made a huge leap last summer. At 19, the Ursinus College student only had traveled to Canada and the Bahamas and always with her family. More...

Free Tax Assistance for Members of the Military

If you or your spouse are a member of the military, you may be eligible to receive free tax return preparation assistance. The U.S. More...

DEC Announces Exam for Falconry Apprentice

License slated for April 24; exam applications due April 3

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today that the examination for individuals seeking an apprentice license to practice the sport of falconry has been scheduled for Friday, April 24, at 10am at DEC regional More...

Task Force Celebrates Organizations That Say "No Thanks, Big Tobacco!"

On February 25, the Task Force for Tobacco-Free Women and Girls along with Assemblywoman Sandy Galef congratulated the hundreds of organizations across the State that adopted policies to refuse tobacco company donations. More...

Checking the Status of Your Federal Tax Refund is Easy

If you already filed your federal tax return and are due a refund, you can check the status of your refund online, in English or Spanish. Where's My Refund? and ¿Dónde está mi reembolso? More...

American Cancer Society Daffodil Deadline Extended

Last chance to fight cancer with flower power in 2009

It's your last chance to fight cancer with flowers in 2009. The American Cancer Society's Daffodil Days sale deadline has been extended to Monday, March 9, 2009. More...

Mid-Hudson's County Execs Compare Ways to "Innovate for Tough Times"

Pattern for Progress' annual breakfast draws 350 to Poughkeepsie

The theme was collaboration when five of the Hudson Valley's chief elected county officials met recently at Pattern for Progress' annual President's Day Breakfast. More...

Friars of the Atonement Present Modern Spiritual Masters Mini-Retreats

The Franciscan Friars of the Atonement will again present their popular series of "Mini- Retreats for Busy People" on Saturday mornings during Lent. More...

Dessert and Learn at Temple Beth-El

The Sisterhood of Temple Beth-El, 118 South Grand Avenue, Poughkeepsie, is having a Dessert and Learn event on Tuesday evening March 17, at 7:30pm after minyan. More...

Deputies Make Traffic Arrests

Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the recent arrests of several motorists during traffic stops. More...

Numerous Traffic Arrests in Putnam

Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the recent arrests of numerous motorists during traffic stops. On February 11, 2009 at 3:50pm, Deputy Sheriff Keith Blessing observed a disabled motorist on Main Street in the Village of Brewster. More...

Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce Hosts "Meet the Candidates Night" at the Butterfield Library

The Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce invites the residents of the Villages of Cold Spring and Nelsonville to participate in a "Meet the Candidates Night" at the Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library, on Monday, March 9 at 7pm. More...

Bannerman Castle Trust Seeking Volunteers with Shallow Draft Boats

Their pontoon destroyed in Route 9 collision

On Friday, February 27, 2009, John Lawrence, an Advisory Council member for The Bannerman Castle Trust, Inc. (BCT), was transporting the BCT's work vessel along Route 9 en route to Kingston where it was to undergo its yearly routine service. More...

First Presbyterian Church Invites the Community to Share in a Service of Healing

Maybe you have lost your job, or your financial security. Perhaps you grieve the loss of a loved one or a cherished pet. You may have concerns about your own health or that of a friend or family member. More...

Philipstown Food Pantry Releases 2008 Annual Report

The Philipstown Food Pantry was begun nearly 25 years ago by the Philipstown Clergy Association as a joint mission project of all of the churches in Philipstown. More...

Children's Spring Tea at Mount Gulian

Mount Gulian Historic Site will host its Children's Spring Tea during school break on Tuesday, April 7 from noon until 2pm. Traditional crustless sandwiches, scones, an array of desserts and tea will be served. More...

Quadricentennial Implementation Grant Awardees Announced

The Hudson River Valley Greenway and the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area are pleased to announce the recipients of the Quadricentennial Implementation Grant Program. More...

DEC Announces Wildlife Rehabilitator Exam

Exam slated for April 24; applications due April 3

A written examination, offered only once a year, for New Yorkers interested in becoming a licensed volunteer wildlife rehabilitator, will be given on Friday, April 24 from 10am to noon at New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC More...

Putnam County's Watergrass Sanctuary Permanently Protected

Collaborative initiative safeguards important habitats, great views

Taking another significant step in the campaign to Save the Land That Matters Most, Scenic Hudson and the Hudson Highlands Land Trust (HHLT) have secured a conservation easement on 48-acre Watergrass Sanctuary, owned by the Putnam Highlands Audubon More...

It's Still Maple Sugaring Season at Nature Museum

Commemorate the Quadricentennial with a tour of the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's sugar bush. Learn about the fascinating development of Maple Sugaring through 400 years of New York State history. More...

100 Cans of Caring for St. John's Food Pantry

Kindergartners at Mahopac Falls Elementary School brought in - count 'em - 100 cans of food…and then some to donate to St. John's Food Pantry. More...

Fourth Unitarian Society Hosts Movie and Discussion

No End in Sight chronicles the reasons behind Iraq's descent into guerilla war, warlord rule, criminality and anarchy. The film is a jaw-dropping insider's tale of wholesale incompetence, recklessness and venality. More...

Social Worker Will Share Insights on Celiac Disease

At the March 17 meeting of the Hudson Valley Celiac Support Group, Adrienne London, a social worker at Vassar Hospital who works with cancer patients and people with chronic pain, will be teaching relaxation and imagery techniques, sharing insights More...

Birthing Center at Putnam Hospital Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Helping to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Birthing Center at Putnam Hospital Center was Nathan Krinskey, son of Susan and David Krinsky of Carmel. Born February 16, 2009, and weighing 6 lbs. More...

Parenting Classes at Putnam Hospital Center

On Saturday, March 14, the Birthing Center at Putnam Hospital Center will offer a series of free parenting classes at the hospital at 670 Stoneleigh Avenue in Carmel. More...

Putnam Hospital Initiates Neuro Support Group

Putnam Hospital Center has initiated a free Neuro Support Group which will have its first meeting on Monday, March 16, from 3 to 4pm, in the ground floor café classrooms at the hospital, which is located at 670 Stoneleigh Avenue in Carmel. More...

Putnam Hospital to Offer Free Breastfeeding Class

On Saturday, March 14, from 11 am to 12pm, the Birthing Center at Putnam Hospital Center will offer a free Breastfeeding Class at the hospital, located at 670 Stoneleigh Avenue in Carmel. More...

It's Lamb Season at Tilly Foster Farm

Spring must be here because the baby sheep have arrived at Tilly Foster farm. Two proud mothers are showing off their spring lambs in the antique tractor museum in the big barn at Tilly Foster. The farm is open 10am to 4pm, 7 days a week. More...

Kent Man Charged with Driving While Under the Influence of Drugs

Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrests of a Kent man for driving while under the influence of drugs and possession of a hypodermic needle. A passenger in the vehicle, a Mahopac man, was also charged with possession of a hypodermic needle. More...

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