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August 19, 2009 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

NHFD Runs First Training Course

On August 12 and August 16 the North Highlands Fire Department's Firefighters used their new building for training for the first tine. More...

Coming Events

ONGOING: Cold Spring Farmers' Market, Saturdays through Thanksgiving, 8:30am-1:30pm, at The Nest, Chestnut St. Putnam Valley Farmers' Markets: Fridays, 3-7pm, Tompkins Cnrs Methodist Church, outdoors, 729 Peekskill Hollow Rd. June 19-Oct. More...

Home Garden Notes from Glynwood

Glynwood Farm's Gardener Dave Llewellyn has important tips for home gardeners whose tomato crops have been infected with a blight. More...

PV Man Charged with Menacing, Weapon Possession

Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Putnam Valley man on a charge of menacing after he pointed a handgun at a neighbor. More...

Host an International Teen

Foreign high school students are scheduled to arrive soon for academic semester and year homestay programs, and the sponsoring organization needs a few more local host families. According to Pacific Intercultural Exchange (P.I.E. More...

Keep Farming is Growing

Glynwood has received grants from the Claneil Foundation and the Education Foundation of America to create and launch implementation of a 5-year business plan to replicate their Keep Farming ® program throughout the Northeast. More...

Putnam Hospital Receives Radiation Accreditation

Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel is proud to announce that it has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent survey conducted by the American College of Radiology (ACR). More...

Candidates for Sheriff Trade Barbs in Carmel

Photograph of sleeping inspector general ignites passions

Tuesday was a steamy night in the Carmel VFW, where the League of Women Voters held a candidate forum for Carmel Town Board, Carmel Supervisor, and Putnam County Sheriff. More...

Architect of Chapel's New Chancery Joins Their Board

The Chapel of Our Lady Restoration has announced that Peter Smith, architect of the chapel's new support building, The Chancery, has joined its Advisory Board. More...

GAC Fair Attracts Thousands

Garrison Art Center's executive director, Carinda Swann, was in her element as she welcomed guests to the 40th Annual Garrison Art Center Fine Arts and Crafts Fair at Garrison's Landing last weekend. More...

Eric Sabel is Constitution Marsh's Garden Club Intern

Thanks to the Internship Program sponsored by the Philipstown Garden Club, Eric Sabel has been having an exciting summer at Constitution Marsh Audubon Center & Sanctuary. More...

Highway Department Installs Culvert on Foundry Dam Road

Under the direction of Highway Superintendent Roger M. Chirico, the Highway Department has been hard at work installing a 25-foot culvert on Foundry Dam Road. Due to the size and location, the culvert had to be built in place. More...

Barn Dance Gala Benefits Glynwood

Glynwood, the non-profit organization whose mission is to help save farming in the northeast, will hold its first Barn-Dance Gala in its new barn at Glynwood Farm. More...

Children's String Festival Is a Success

After a week of intensive private lessons, ensemble playing, and composition lessons, young string players from the Hudson Valley presented their final day concert on Friday, August 7, 2009, at the Chapel of Our Lady Restoration. More...

Andrew Kelvas Graduates From Maritime Academy

Midshipman Andrew M. Kelvas, who resides in Putnam Valley, graduated on June 22 from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, with the 197 members of the class of 2009. More...

Nimham PowWow at Veterans Park

The Annual Daniel Nimham Intertribal Pow Wow is a gathering of native peoples and Putnam County residents to raise money for Native American war veterans and to provide education on the history, beliefs, More...

Three Arrested for Drug Possession in Philipstown

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the recent arrest of three young men on drug charges during a traffic stop in the Town of Philipstown. More...

Mt. Gulian Receives Grant

Thanks to a Museums for America (MFA) grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Mount Gulian Historic Site will create a new education program based on the compelling journal kept by James F. More...

The Last Argument of Kings: Revolutionary Guns Program

In September 1782, the northern Continental Army staged an elaborate battle demonstration for the commanders of the French Army at Verplanck's Point, present day Buchanan, New York. More...

September Dates Set for Cancer Support Groups

The following free, confidential, support groups are scheduled in Putnam and Dutchess in September through the non-profit group, Support Connection: At Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel: *Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group: Second Monday of t More...

Try Out New Voting Machine at Kent Library

On Thursday, August 20, from 10am to 12pm, the Putnam County Board of Elections will be demonstrating the new ImageCast optical scan voting machines at the Kent Public Library, 17 Sybil's Crossing, in Kent. More...

HVHC Opens Hyperbaric Medicine Institute

Community and business leaders joined elected officials and administrators from Hudson Valley Hospital Center (HVHC) on August 13, 2009, to cut the ribbon and officially open the hospital's new, state-of-the-art Institute for Wound Care & Hyperbari More...

Chamber and Business Group Form Alliance

A new alliance between the Business Council of Westchester (BCW) and the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce (HVGCC)will allow the groups to speak with one voice in Albany and Washington. More...

Area Student Helps Set Flute Record

On August 14 in New York City, sixth grade Haldane student Jerome Famularo joined flutists from all over the world at the National Flute Association's 2009 Annual Convention to set a new world record for the largest flute ensemble. More...

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