New York Fall Foliage Report – Week of October 18 – 24, 2017

  New York Fall Foliage Report Beautiful peak foliage continues progression across New York State Peak Conditions Expected in Eight Regions This Weekend This is the sixth 2017 Fall Foliage Report for New York State. Reports are obtained from volunteer field observers and reflect expected color conditions for the coming weekend. Fall Foliage Reports are…

New York State Department of Health Reminds New Yorkers to Take Precautions Against Ticks During Fall Outdoor Activities

New York State Department of Health Reminds New Yorkers to Take Precautions Against Ticks During Fall Outdoor Activities Reminder Follows Confirmed Case of Powassan virus in Dutchess County ALBANY, N.Y. (October 20, 2017) – The New York State Department of Health today reminded New Yorkers of the importance of protecting themselves against ticks and tick-borne…

Happy Happenings for Children at The Pawling Library

  Happy Happenings for Children at The Pawling Library By Susan Stone and Neena McBaer   There is some terrific programming at The Pawling Library for community kids.  In this week’s spotlight…   Bilingual Saturdays! This amazing program is offered twice each Saturday, from 10:00 am -11:00 am and 11:30 am-12:30 pm, for children ranging…

Governor Announces More Than $1.2 Million in Farm Funding Available to Support New Farmers and Military Veterans

  Governor Announces More Than $1.2 Million in Farm Funding Available to Support New Farmers and Military Veterans   New Farmers Grant Fund Commits $1 Million to Support Early-Stage Farmers   New Program Provides Additional Farm Funding to New York State Veterans Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that $1.25 million in funding is available…

Hitchcock Meets Hilarious in Carmel High School’s Production of “The 39 Steps”

Hitchcock Meets Hilarious in Carmel High School’s Production of “The 39 Steps” Photo Credit: Alicia Brancato      The Carmel High School Drama Club presents The 39 Steps on October 27 and October 28 @ 7:30PM with a special matinee on October 29 @ 2:00PM at Carmel High School, Casey Hall 30 Fair Street, Carmel NY. Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a…

Special Weather Statement …Elevated Fire Weather Potential today…

  Special Weather Statement Special Weather Statement National Weather Service Albany NY 500 AM EDT Fri Oct 20 2017 …Elevated Fire Weather Potential today… Dry conditions persist across eastern New York with the overall recent lack of precipitation. Today, northwest winds will gust up to 25 mph. These winds will combine with warmer than normal…

Governor Announces first woman to receive New York State Police Officer of the Year Award

  Syracuse Police Officer Kelsey Francemone is the First Woman to be Honored as the Sole Recipient of the Award, First Presented by New York’s Governor in 1984 Officer Francemone Disabled Gunman and Defended Herself Against a Hostile Crowd on Father’s Day 2016 Twelve Other Police Officers from Six Agencies Recognized with Certificate of Exceptional…

100 Bags of Heroin seized

Brian Lashomb 45 Kenneth Farber, 26   NEW MILFORD — A  early Thursday morning traffic stop ended with the arrest of three men and the seizure of 100 baggies of heroin. Police stopped Jordan Leighton, 25, of Easton, at 1:27 a.m. for speeding on Bridgewater Road, police said. The baggies and drug paraphernalia were discovered…

STANDING ROOM ONLY AT BEEKMAN TOWN BOARD MEETING

  STANDING ROOM ONLY AT BEEKMAN TOWN BOARD MEETING   Three public hearings scheduled at last nights Beekman Town Board meeting brought a standing-room only crowd to the hall. Michele Llanes – October 19, 2017 The meeting started with a public hearing on Solar and Wind Energy Systems regulation amendments. Several residents expressed their concern…

PCSB BANK TO HOST HEALTHY EATING COMMUNITY COOK-OFF

  PCSB BANK TO HOST HEALTHY EATING COMMUNITY COOK-OFF -Call for recipes from local communities; Oct. 27 entry deadline-   Yorktown Heights, NY, October 17, 2017 – PCSB Bank has announced the 2017 Healthy Eating Community Cook-Off, in collaboration with NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital and the American Heart Association. The Cook-Off finals will be held on Nov. 7, 2017,…

HF LEARNSAFETY OFFERS BASIC PISTOL SAFETY COURSES  SECURITY GUARD CLASSES & MORE

  HF LEARNSAFETY OFFERS BASIC PISTOL SAFETY COURSES  SECURITY GUARD CLASSES & MORE     HF LearnSafety Firearms and Security Training Center offers the HF LearnSafety Basic Pistol Safety Training Course as a one-day group class or as private instruction.  Fully approved by the Connecticut State Police and most states including most counties in NY, this 8 hour…

Life Is Sweeter at Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary

  Life Is Sweeter at Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary By Susan Stone   Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary is a 501(c) charitable organization in operation since 2008,when Doctors Bill and Ellen Crain responded to the need to rescue, rehabilitate, and care for helpless animals saved from agriculture industries and abusive, violent, or frightening circumstances. As a Professor…

Art Exhibit Gala: Celebrate Our Veterans

  Art Exhibit Gala: Celebrate Our Veterans Art, Photography, Music and Written Works by local Veterans at Studio Around the Corner The Cultural Arts Coalition in conjunction with Putnam County PFC Dwyer Vet 2 Vet Program proudly announces “Celebrate Our Veterans” a Gala highlighting the artistic talents of our local Veterans. The Gala will be…

Kildonan School celebrates Dyslexia Awareness Month – Kildonan and Dyslexic Days 2017

  Kildonan School celebrates Dyslexia Awareness Month OCTOBER IS DYSLEXIA AWARENESS MONTH –  Kildonan and Dyslexic Days 2017 AMENIA– The Kildonan School and Dyslexic Days 2017 are holding a two-day event on October 20th and 21st to spread awareness during October, Dyslexia Awareness Month. Come join us at The Kildonan School, 425 Morse Hill Rd., Amenia, New York. The…

Obituary, M. Virginia Saunders

Pine Plains – M. Virginia Saunders, 74, a thirty year resident of Pine Plains, NY formerly of Millerton, NY died Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY following a long illness. Virginia was Community Care Provider for the Disabled American Veterans at her home in Pine Plains for twenty eight years…

Obituary, Mary Jane Shufelt

Millerton – Mary Jane Shufelt, 63, a thirty eight year resident of Millerton, NY formerly of Lakeville, CT died Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson, NY following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Shufelt was a Certified Nurse’s Assistant at Noble Horizons in Salisbury, CT for over twenty eight years. Born July 6,…

TRICK OR TREAT AT A HORSE FARM – Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue to host 2nd annual Halloween event for kids

  TRICK OR TREAT AT A HORSE FARM Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue to host 2nd annual Halloween event for kids   DOVER PLAINS, NY (October 18, 2017) — Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue’s 2nd Annual Trick or Treat event will take place on Saturday, October 28 from10 AM – 12 PM at their farm located at 2699 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY….