January 7, 2009 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

Residents Ponder - Is It Time to Lock the Doors?

Area residents are still stunned with the news of the Marcinak killing. Because of the holidays many in the community are just now hearing the news. More...

County Legislator Oliverio Thinks 2008 a Good Year, but Sees Storm Clouds for 2009

He still relishes the job but is critical of Bondi

Legislator Sam Oliverio Jr. of Putnam Valley has served in the Putnam County Legislature for 13 years. More...

Philipstown's Supervisor Looks back at 2008 - And to the Year Ahead

An Interview with Bill Mazzuca

Three days into the New Year, PCN&R's Mike Turton dropped in at Philipstown Town Hall and sat down with Supervisor Bill Mazzuca to look back at some of the highlights of 2008 and the challenges that 2009 will present. More...

Assemblywoman Galef Announces Results of Constituent Survey on Ways to Rein in Property Taxes

89 Percent Favored a Tax Cap

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef released the results of a constituent survey she conducted on property tax relief in the 90th NYS Assembly District. They were overwhelmingly in favor of change, with the vast majority supporting a property tax cap. More...

Employee Blood Drive at Hudson Valley Hospital Center Includes Santa

"Santa" — aka Alan Gruber — was first in line at last week's employee blood drive at Hudson Valley Hospital Center. "There is always a shortage of blood around the holidays," says Deidre Gruber, Administrative Director of HVHC's lab. More...

Franciscan Friars Of The Atonement to Present Fool For Christ, The Story Of Dorothy Day

On Sunday, January 11, at 6:30pm, at Pilgrim Hall, Graymoor, the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement will present actress Sara Melici in the one-woman play, Fool For Christ, the Story of Dorothy Day. More...

Lots of Avian Activities at Fifth Annual Teatown Hudson River EagleFest

Teatown Lake Reservation will host the Fifth Annual Hudson River EagleFest on Saturday, February 7, 2009 from 9am to 4pm. More...

Attorney General Issues Report Showing For-Profit Telemarketers Pocket Lion's Share of New Yorkers' Charitable Donations

Professional fundraising companies hired by NYS charities take over 60 percent of money raised

Attorney Andrew M. Cuomo today released a report documenting how for-profit "telemarketers" take huge percentages of contributions New Yorkers give to charities. More...

Hospice Care in Westchester & Putnam Offers Free Bereavement Support Groups

One Group to Meet at Our Lady of Loretto

Bereavement groups are offered to support those who are dealing with a loss of a special someone. They provide support, encouragement and education in the journey towards healing. Services are provided free of charge. More...

Defensive Driving Class at Mahopac Public Library

A Defensive Driving Class will be held at the Mahopac Public Library on Saturday, January 17, from 10am- 4pm. The cost for this course, provided by the Mid-Hudson Safety Association, is $35 per person. More...

Fishkill Democrats to Host Community Meeting on Water Protection

Peter O. More...

Yoga Program in Putnam for Women with Cancer

Support Connection, Inc., a not-for-profit organization offering free, confidential support services to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer, announces the following free program for women with cancer. More...

12 Inches on Her Twelfth Birthday

Haldane 7th grader Kieran Spinelli donated 12 inches of her hair to Locks of Love on her 12th Birthday, December 6, 2008. After growing her hair without a cut for more than four years, she was ready. More...

Putnam Valley Woman Charged with Criminal Contempt

Sheriff Donald B, Smith reports the arrest of a Putnam Valley woman who had violated an order of protection held against her by a neighbor. On December 24, 2008 at 12:30pm, while on patrol in the Town of Putnam Valley, Deputy Sheriff A.J. More...

New York State Correction Officer Examination Scheduled for April 4, 2009

A statewide competitive Civil Service exam for the position of correction officer trainee will be held on April 4, 2009. There are no minimum requirements for taking this written examination. More...

Putnam Hospital Center Will Offer Free Pets and the Newborn Class

On Saturday, January 17, from 10 am until noon, Putnam Hospital Center's maternity department will offer a Pets and the Newborn Class in its Birthing Center, located at the hospital at 670 Stoneleigh Avenue in Carmel. More...

Geology Fair at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum

On Saturday, January 24, from 10am until 2pm, the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will be hosting a Geology Fair. More...

Putnam Hospital Center's Campaign for Tomorrow is Given a Boost with Check from Auxiliary

Outgoing Putnam Hospital Center Auxiliary President Margaret Lindblom (center) recently presented PHC Foundation Executive Director Jeffrey D. Kellogg and PHC Director of Development and Community Affairs Anita M. More...

Metro-North Train Derailed at Cold Spring

Most motorists have had to cope with fixing a flat tire at some point. It is usually no big deal. You simply get out the jack, hoist the car, remove the damaged tire or rim, put on the spare and go about your business some thirty minutes later. More...

The Putnam Valley Association of Volunteers Does Not Exist, But Maybe It Should

As the year 2008 drew to a close plans were being made to address the challenges awaiting Putnam Valley in 2009. The Town Board was busy preparing for its annual Organization Meeting scheduled for January 6, 2009. More...

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef to Host 2009 Town Meetings in the 90th Assembly District

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef invites the public to attend her annual Town Hall Meetings. More...

PARC Launches Region's Largest Comprehensive Autism Library Collection

Grand opening and ribbon cutting set for Friday, January 9

With a legacy of 55 years providing exceptional services and extensive programs which offer new and exciting initiatives to participants and family members, PARC is pleased to announce the creation of the region's largest, comprehensive library col More...

Putnam FCU Holds Successful 'Toys for Tots' Campaign

Putnam FCU has wrapped up its annual 'Toys for Tots' toy drive. Employees raised $500 in cash, which was matched with an additional $500 contribution from the Credit Union. More...

Rep. Hall's Office Holding Outreach Office Hours in Westchester, Rockland and Dutchess Counties

U.S. Rep. John Hall's (DNY19) office will be holding satellite office hours in Westchester, Rockland and Dutchess Counties on Wednesday, January 7. More...

Forum on Keeping Energy Dollars in the Hudson Valley

A forum on keeping energy dollars in the Hudson Valley will be held on January 23, 2009, from 9:30am-12:30pm at Ulster County BOCES, US Route 32, New Paltz. More...

Ice Pond Hike Conducted by Putnam County Land Trust Program This Sunday

Learn about the history of the ice harvesting industry in our region by sleuthing the ruins of the past. Explore the ruins and foundations of the Ice Storage house and other accessory buildings at the Ice Pond Conservation Area in Patterson. More...

Community Groups are Seeking Tax Volunteers

Area Community groups are seeking new volunteers to provide free tax assistance to some of our "seasoned" taxpayers, people with disabilities, non- English speaking and other taxpayers who cannot afford professional tax preparation assistance. More...

Living Trust Seminar at Mahopac Library

Are you concerned about whether your nest egg will be empty by the time you want to pass it along to a spouse or other family members? More...

Knitting Circle for Women for Women With Cancer

Support Connection, Inc., a non-profit organization offering free, confidential support services and programs to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer, presents "The Knitting Circle," a monthly program for women with cancer that will begin o More...

PARC 2009 Brain Injury Support Groups Form

Participants are currently being interviewed for the January 2009 group, which will take place at the Putnam ARC Clinic, Route 6, Carmel. Members are expected to commit to an entire 10-week cycle. More...

The Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce Announces 2009 Board of Directors and Executive Committee Appointees

The Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the members of the 2009 Board of Directors following the elections that took place at the Annual Holiday Party held on December 3, 2008. More...

Knights Dinner This Saturday Supports Youth, Council Activities

Knights of Columbus Loretto Council #536 is sponsoring a dinner on Saturday, January 10 at the Our Lady of Loretto Church Parish Hall to celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany. More...

Cold Spring Lions Purring

Two little girls and a young boy were overjoyed by the granting of a long-wished-for bicycle. As the Cold Spring Lions Club was in the midst of preparing food baskets for Philipstown's needy and the Children's Holiday Toy Wish List, a loving, More...

Mended Hearts Group to Meet

The Putnam County Chapter of Mended Hearts will be meeting again this Wednesday evening, January 7 from 7- 9pm at the Cornerstone Park on 1 Fair Street in Carmel. More...

Ethnic Culinary Workshops at Temple Beth-el

Temple Beth-El will hold three varied cooking sessions with Certified Master Chef Fritz Sonnenschmidt. Cook and dine on the culinary masterpieces of this renowned Chef. More...

Holiday Party a Hit at Cold Spring Friendship Center

The Cold Spring Friendship Center, located at the American Legion Hall on Cedar Street in Cold Spring, had their annual Holiday Party on December 16, 2008. The event began with a delicious Prime Rib Dinner with a scrumptious cheese cake dessert. More...

Weekly Poll

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