Brewster's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster Thu, 09 Jul 2020 06:15:44 -0400 HamletHub.com Cuomo says a decision on schools re-opening will be made in early August, all county fairs cancelled https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/publicsafety/13110-cuomo-says-a-decision-on-schools-re-opening-will-be-made-in-early-august-all-county-fairs-cancelled13110-cuomo-says-a-decision-on-schools-re-opening-will-be-made-in-early-august-all-county-fairs-cancelled https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/publicsafety/13110-cuomo-says-a-decision-on-schools-re-opening-will-be-made-in-early-august-all-county-fairs-cancelled13110-cuomo-says-a-decision-on-schools-re-opening-will-be-made-in-early-august-all-county-fairs-cancelled

County Fairs Canceled Until Further Notice

Malls Can Open in Phase IV Regions Beginning Friday Only with Enhanced HVAC Systems 

State to Provide Masks and Hand Sanitizer for Distribution on Fire Island

Long Island Enters Phase IV of Reopening Today

1.2 Percent of Yesterday's COVID-19 Tests were Positive

11 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday 

Confirms 692 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 398,929; New Cases in 42 Counties


 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State will decide whether schools will reopen in the fall during the first week of August. New York State is now consulting with stakeholders on guidance, which will be finalized on July 13. Plans to reopen schools are due on July 31. 

The governor also announced that all county fairs will be canceled until further notice out of an abundance of caution. Governor Cuomo previously announced that the New York State Fair will be canceled this summer.

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Governor Cuomo also announced beginning Friday, July 10, malls can open in regions that have entered Phase IV of reopening if they have implemented an enhanced Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - or HVAC - filtration system and follow proper ventilation protocols. HVAC systems will be required to include filters with a Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value - or MERV - rating of which filters out the COVID-19 virus, but can, if the system makes additional protections, run on a minimum MERV of 11. Ventilation protocols include increased outdoor air, reduced air circulation, longer system run times and frequent filter checks. 

Governor Cuomo also announced that New York State will provide 1,000 masks and 1,000 2-ounce bottles of hand sanitizer for the Fire Island COVID Destroyers - a partnership that includes GMHC and Fire Island community leaders - to distribute on Fire Island.

During the first week of August, the state will announce a decision on whether or not those schools reopen, and we want to make that decision with the best available data because facts change here day to day and week to week.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

The governor also updated New Yorkers on the state's progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Long Island enters Phase IV of reopening today. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points are always available at forward.ny.gov

"We have been consulting all stakeholders on guidance for how a school would reopen in September. We have 700 school districts in this state, and they range from rural to urban to suburban areas. Localities are very involved in their schools and school decisions, so we have been meeting with them," Governor Cuomo said. "During the first week of August, the state will announce a decision on whether or not those schools reopen, and we want to make that decision with the best available data because facts change here day to day and week to week. A week can be a lifetime with this virus because everything changes so quickly. The schools say they need a decision made by the end of the first week in August so they can then turn on the switches and get everything ready for September, and we'll look at the data in that first week and then we'll make a decision."

 

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization - 841 (+5)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 84 (+16)
  • Hospital Counties - 31
  • Number ICU - 166 (+6)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 97 (-6)
  • Total Discharges - 71,185 (+94)
  • Deaths - 11
  • Total Deaths - 24,944

Of the 57,585 tests conducted in New York State yesterday, 692, or 1.2 percent, were positive. Each region's percentage of positive tests over the last three days is as follows:

REGION

SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

Capital Region

1.00%

1.20%

0.90%

Central New York

1.70%

1.60%

1.20%

Finger Lakes

1.10%

0.90%

1.40%

Long Island

0.90%

1.00%

1.30%

Mid-Hudson

0.90%

0.90%

1.20%

Mohawk Valley

1.10%

1.10%

1.10%

New York City

0.90%

1.10%

1.20%

North Country

0.40%

0.20%

0.20%

Southern Tier

0.70%

0.50%

0.50%

Western New York

1.20%

1.40%

1.70%

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Office of the Governor. ) Public safety Wed, 08 Jul 2020 17:15:00 -0400
Business Leaders Connect, Grow and Prosper Even During the Pandemic https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/events/13112-business-leaders-connect-grow-and-prosper-even-during-the-pandemic13112-business-leaders-connect-grow-and-prosper-even-during-the-pandemic https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/events/13112-business-leaders-connect-grow-and-prosper-even-during-the-pandemic13112-business-leaders-connect-grow-and-prosper-even-during-the-pandemic

Master Networks Chapters Have Openings for Business Leaders to Connect, Grow and Prosper

Master Networks, Inc., a cutting-edge training, development and referral network, announces openings for business leaders across the country! Even during the pandemic, members are joining this innovative networking group.

"Since the beginning of the pandemic, our members have been holding their weekly meetings virtually," states NY Regional Partner, Tina Campbell, "These meetings have been engaging, educating, and providing valuable referral opportunities for our members and visitors." 

Current members have taken the opportunity to invite fellow business professionals to visit a meeting to see what all the excitement is about. The welcoming environment is a perfect fit for the entrepreneur who is ready to grow their business. If you know a business that is in need of a solid networking group, please forward them this article!

Even during the pandemic, members are joining the over 20 existing chapters in our region. New chapters are forming as the organization is expanding rapidly. An impressive feat considering the current struggle that many businesses are facing.

We have over 200 business categories to choose from. Once you have joined and locked up that category, no other business can join the chapter with the same category.  Seats are exclusive and in high demand. Each chapter meets weekly with a variety of days, times, and locations. Keep in mind, at present, all NY and CT chapters are meeting virtually.

Master Networks is designed to help members develop personal relationships to build a legacy beyond the business. These relationships lead to quality referrals.

Master Networks is different from other networking groups in that they offer an affordable, month-to-month agreement with no long-term contract.  Besides weekly meetings, members also get access to Masters Network University where members can learn online from the comfort of their homes from business leaders, best-selling authors and successful entrepreneurs.

For more information, contact Maggie Carey at maggie@masteritmedia.com or click here to join one of the many chapters in NY, CT, or nationwide! 

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Maggie Carey, Master It Media/HamletHub) Events Wed, 08 Jul 2020 14:08:52 -0400
Cuomo adds 3 more states to travel advisory https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/publicsafety/13109-cuomo-adds-3-more-states-to-travel-advisory13109-cuomo-adds-3-more-states-to-travel-advisory https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/publicsafety/13109-cuomo-adds-3-more-states-to-travel-advisory13109-cuomo-adds-3-more-states-to-travel-advisory

Delaware, Kansas and Oklahoma Meet Metrics to Qualify for Travel Advisory 

1.04 Percent of Yesterday's COVID-19 Tests were Positive 

10 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday 

Confirms 588 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 398,237; New Cases in 41 Counties


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that three additional states meet the metrics to qualify for the travel advisory requiring individuals who have traveled to New York from those states, all of which have significant community spread, to quarantine for 14 days. The newly-added states are Delaware, Kansas and Oklahoma. The quarantine applies to any person arriving from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average or a state with a 10 percent or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average. 

The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points are always available at forward.ny.gov

"As states around the country experience increasing community spread, New York is taking action to ensure the continued safety of our phased reopening. Our entire response to this pandemic has been by the numbers, and we've set metrics for community spread just as we set metrics for everything," Governor Cuomo said. "Three more states have now reached the level of spread required to qualify for New York's travel advisory. We will now require individuals coming from Delaware, Kansas and Oklahoma to quarantine for 14 days. New Yorkers did the impossible - we went from the worst infection rate in the United States to one of the best - and the last thing we need is to see another spike of COVID-19." 

The full, updated list of states on the travel advisory is below:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Iowa
  • Idaho
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi 
  • North Carolina
  • Nevada
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization - 836 (+19)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 68 (+23)
  • Hospital Counties - 29
  • Number ICU - 160 (-10)
  • Number ICU that are intubated - 103 (+0)
  • Total Discharges - 71,091 (+51)
  • Deaths - 10
  • Total Deaths - 24,924

Of the 56,736 tests conducted in New York State yesterday, 588, or 1.04 percent, were positive. Each region's percentage of positive tests over the last three days is as follows:

REGION

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

MONDAY

Capital Region

0.60%

1.00%

1.20%

Central New York

1.50%

1.70%

1.60%

Finger Lakes

0.90%

1.10%

0.90%

Long Island

0.80%

0.90%

1.00%

Mid-Hudson

0.80%

0.90%

0.90%

Mohawk Valley

1.10%

1.10%

1.10%

New York City

0.90%

0.90%

1.10%

North Country

0.60%

0.40%

0.20%

Southern Tier

0.30%

0.70%

0.50%

Western New York

0.70%

1.20%

1.40%

The Governor also confirmed 588 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 398,237 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 398,237 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

2,164

4

Allegany

63

0

Broome

762

5

Cattaraugus

128

0

Cayuga

122

0

Chautauqua

135

1

Chemung

147

1

Chenango

157

1

Clinton

105

2

Columbia

479

2

Cortland

53

1

Delaware

91

0

Dutchess

4,248

2

Erie

7,544

44

Essex

49

0

Franklin

33

0

Fulton

262

0

Genesee

242

0

Greene

263

0

Hamilton

6

0

Herkimer

181

2

Jefferson

94

0

Lewis

31

0

Livingston

134

1

Madison

367

3

Monroe

4,004

30

Montgomery

121

1

Nassau

42,088

35

Niagara

1,297

7

NYC

217,488

272

Oneida

1,760

11

Onondaga

2,997

34

Ontario

283

1

Orange

10,798

17

Orleans

285

1

Oswego

207

1

Otsego

86

0

Putnam

1,340

3

Rensselaer

571

3

Rockland

13,668

12

Saratoga

578

6

Schenectady

843

5

Schoharie

59

0

Schuyler

13

0

Seneca

71

0

St. Lawrence

226

0

Steuben

271

0

Suffolk

41,730

45

Sullivan

1,459

2

Tioga

150

2

Tompkins

179

0

Ulster

1,843

3

Warren

273

1

Washington

247

0

Wayne

191

5

Westchester

35,106

22

Wyoming

97

0

Yates

48

 
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commandercarey@gmail.com (Office of the Governor. ) Public safety Wed, 08 Jul 2020 13:08:22 -0400
Possible Coivd Exposure at TOPS Market in Carmel. https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/publicsafety/13108-possible-coivd-exposure-at-tops-market-in-carmel13108-possible-coivd-exposure-at-tops-market-in-carmel https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/publicsafety/13108-possible-coivd-exposure-at-tops-market-in-carmel13108-possible-coivd-exposure-at-tops-market-in-carmel

The Putnam County Department of Health is advising ALL Putnam County residents and adjoining communities of a possible Covid-19 contamination at TOPS Supermarket in Carmel, NY.

If you worked at or visited TOPS Friendly Markets on Route 6 in Carmel, NY on

July 2 from 5:30am-10:30am

July 5 from 5:30am-8am


You may have been exposed to COVID-19. Please watch for symptoms of COVID-19 which include fever, chills, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.
Contact your physician with any concerns.


Please visit our website for testing information www.putnamcountyny.com/health/coronavirus/
If you have any questions, please contact the Putnam County Department of Health at 845-808-1390.

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Putnam County Department of Health) Public safety Wed, 08 Jul 2020 13:05:15 -0400
REGISTER for the next "Business Talkback" session on Funding Putnam Businesses https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/events/13083-register-for-the-next-business-talkback-session-on-funding-putnam-businesses13083-register-for-the-next-business-talkback-session-on-funding-putnam-businesses https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/events/13083-register-for-the-next-business-talkback-session-on-funding-putnam-businesses13083-register-for-the-next-business-talkback-session-on-funding-putnam-businesses

Topic: NY Forward Loan Fund Program

Date: Monday, July 13th, 2020

Time: 3:00 PM

Guest Speaker: Ms. Huey-Min Chuang, Senior Director of Business and Economic Development


Join us and find out all you need to know on the New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF)

New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF) is a new economic recovery loan program aimed at supporting New York State small businesses, nonprofits and small landlords as they reopen after the COVID-19 outbreak and NYS on PAUSE.  

Discussion Points:

• What is the NY Forward Loan Fund Program?

• Who is eligible?

• When and how can businesses apply?

• How much can they borrow and are their restrictions?

• Is there an application deadline?

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

REGISTER

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Putnam County Business Council) Events Wed, 08 Jul 2020 10:38:52 -0400
Emmanuel House 12 Days of Christmas in July. https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/charities/13104-emmanuel-house-12-days-of-christmas-in-july13104-emmanuel-house-12-days-of-christmas-in-july https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/charities/13104-emmanuel-house-12-days-of-christmas-in-july13104-emmanuel-house-12-days-of-christmas-in-july

It's Christmas in July and we've got 12 whole days of Christmas planned throughout the month of July to showcase the many ways Your Gift can make a difference in the lives of Moms, Moms-to-Be, and their Little Ones and Families.

Feel the joy of giving alongside seven swans a' swimming or two turtle doves, and donate to Emmanuel House International throughout the month of July in honor of 12 invaluable services EHI provides! Your Gift today will celebrate all 12 Days of Christmas in July at once!

For the 4th day's four calling birdsYour Gift supports the hundreds of Moms, Moms-to-Be, and Little Ones part of our Family of Families!

Thank you so much for your support! Our Moms and Moms-to-Be and their Babies and Families are so incredibly grateful for all your help, as are we!

Emmanuel House International offers confidential and nonjudgmental pre-natal and after-birth support and material assistance at no charge to Moms, Moms-to-Be and their Families who are in crisis due to unplanned pregnancies and live in Putnam County and neighboring Northern Westchester and Eastern Dutchess Counties.

Emmanuel House International

PO Box 478

Carmel, NY 10512

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Emmanuel House International) Charities Wed, 08 Jul 2020 07:07:19 -0400
Maloney Announces 11,070 Small Businesses in the Hudson Valley Have Accessed Paycheck Protection Program Loans, Saving 96,488 Jobs During Coronavirus Pandemic https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/politics/13107-maloney-announces-11-070-small-businesses-in-the-hudson-valley-have-accessed-paycheck-protection-program-loans-saving-96-488-jobs-during-coronavirus-pandemic13107-maloney-announces-11-070-small-businesses-in-the-hudson-valley-have-accessed-paycheck-protection-program-loans-saving-96-488-jobs-during-coronavirus-pandemic https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/politics/13107-maloney-announces-11-070-small-businesses-in-the-hudson-valley-have-accessed-paycheck-protection-program-loans-saving-96-488-jobs-during-coronavirus-pandemic13107-maloney-announces-11-070-small-businesses-in-the-hudson-valley-have-accessed-paycheck-protection-program-loans-saving-96-488-jobs-during-coronavirus-pandemic

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced today the Paycheck Protection Program, which was established through Congress’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and administered through the Small Business Administration, helped 11,070 small businesses and nonprofits in New York’s 18th Congressional District retain 96,488 workers on their payrolls during the pandemic.

“This new data released by the SBA shows how crucial Congress’s pandemic response programs are for New York’s struggling small business owners. With the help of the Paycheck Protection Program, over 11,000 Hudson Valley small businesses were able to retain their employees,” said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney. “I will continue to demand more transparency from this Administration about these SBA programs, and fight for more federal resources to protect Main Street during and after this pandemic.”

The CARES Act, which Rep. Maloney helped pass in March, established forgivable loan and grant programs within the SBA to support small businesses through the pandemic. The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Impact Disaster Loan (EIDL) and grant programs provide critical support to millions of small businesses across America, allowing small business owners to keep their workers on the payroll during the COVID-19 public health crisis and cover the operating costs and financial obligations of their business.

The new data released by the SBA can be found here.

Small business owners with questions about the SBA’s coronavirus economic impact relief programs are encouraged to contact Rep. Maloney’s Newburgh office by calling 845-561-1259, or by emailing through the Congressman’s website: seanmaloney.house.gov.

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Office of Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney) Politics Wed, 08 Jul 2020 06:49:41 -0400
Voluntary Nationwide Recall of All Clean Hand Sanitizer and Moisturizer and Disinfectant Due to The Potential Presence of Undeclared Methanol (Wood Alcohol) https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/publicsafety/13102-voluntary-nationwide-recall-of-all-clean-hand-sanitizer-and-moisturizer-and-disinfectant-due-to-the-potential-presence-of-undeclared-methanol-wood-alcohol13102-voluntary-nationwide-recall-of-all-clean-hand-sanitizer-and-moisturizer-and-disinfectant-due-to-the-potential-presence-of-undeclared-methanol-wood-alcohol https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/publicsafety/13102-voluntary-nationwide-recall-of-all-clean-hand-sanitizer-and-moisturizer-and-disinfectant-due-to-the-potential-presence-of-undeclared-methanol-wood-alcohol13102-voluntary-nationwide-recall-of-all-clean-hand-sanitizer-and-moisturizer-and-disinfectant-due-to-the-potential-presence-of-undeclared-methanol-wood-alcohol

ITECH 361 is voluntarily recalling 18,940 bottles of All Clean Hand Sanitizer, Moisturizer and Disinfectant sold in one liter bottles to the consumer level. The products are being recalled due to the potential presence of methanol (wood alcohol).
 
Risk Statement: Substantial methanol exposure can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or death. Although all persons using these products on their hands are at risk, young children who accidently ingest these products and adolescents and adults who drink these products as an alcohol (ethanol) substitute, are most at risk for methanol poisoning To date ITECH 361 has not received reports of adverse events related to this recall.
 
The product is used as a hand sanitizer and moisturizer and is packaged in one (1) liter plastic bottles with UPC Code 628055370130. All Clean Hand Sanitizer and Moisturizer was distributed Nationwide to wholesale distributors and retailers.
 
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commandercarey@gmail.com (US Food and Drug Administration) Public safety Wed, 08 Jul 2020 06:46:35 -0400
Patterson Library Service Update https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/life/13096-patterson-library-service-update13096-patterson-library-service-update https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/life/13096-patterson-library-service-update13096-patterson-library-service-update

As we watch the Covid-19 infection metrics fall in New York but rise in other areas, the Board of Trustees, staff and I are all working to continue to expand what materials and services we offer our patrons while keeping our community safe. Until we can welcome patrons back into the library facility safely, we are happy to announce that starting Monday, July 13, Patterson Library will be offering two new services to patrons:
·         Laptops for use on our grounds
·         Limited printing services via curbside service
 
Details of these new services can be accessed via our curbside pickup button.  Library staff created a fun video describing curbside pickup, which you can check out here.
 
In other news, on July 13, we also plan to expand our curbside service hours. Our expanded hours will be:
·         Monday 1 pm to 6 pm
·         Tuesday 10 am to 4 pm
·         Wednesday 1 pm to 6 pm
·         Thursday 10 am to 4 pm
·         Friday 12 pm to 5 pm
 
The safety of the staff and patrons is the Library's top priority as they move through their Phased Reopening Plan. The Library will continue to post updates on operating status to the library website, social media pages and through their e-newsletter. Please do not hesitate to contact the library with any questions at director@pattersonlibrary.org.
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commandercarey@gmail.com (Patterson Library) Life Wed, 08 Jul 2020 05:47:42 -0400
Summer Blood Drive on July 10 https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/charities/13014-summer-blood-drive-on-july-1013014-summer-blood-drive-on-july-10 https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/charities/13014-summer-blood-drive-on-july-1013014-summer-blood-drive-on-july-10

Give the gift of life by donating blood! Your donation is needed now more than ever!


Please join the Steven P. Driscoll Lodge Fraternal Order pf Police, Putnam's Bureau of Emergency Services, and Putnam's FDNY members, on Friday, July 10, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the Carmel Veterans of Foreign Wars hall, located at 32 Gleneida Avenue (Route 52).

We’ve had some of our blood drives during difficult times. This pandemic has created challenges for many of us, and this is certainly true for the blood supply.

With an abundance of caution for our donors and staff, our drive will go forward with some procedural changes. As noted above, our drive hours have expanded from 10 in the morning to 8 in the evening.

Because of social distancing requirements, another change for our drive is that donation will be BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

To make an appointment via the internet, please visit the NY Blood Center web site:

https://donate.nybc.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/281753 

Or, to schedule an appointment by phone, please call: 1-800-933-2566. 

Hosted by the Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of the Lakes Council #6318 in Carmel, NY.

We are very sorry to announce that we will not be able to provide our much-talked-about and highly-rated hot and cold buffet. However, the New York Blood Center will provide prepackaged snacks and refreshments. Sadly, we also have to forgo any parting gifts.

Donating blood is a safe, simple, and satisfying experience. Your donations help give life to the millions of Americans each year who require blood transfusions during surgery, after an accident, or because they have a disease that requires blood components.

There are many different ways to donate lifesaving blood products, including whole blood, platelet, plasma, and automated red cell donation. The process usually takes about 45-60 minutes.

You may donate if you are at least 17 years old (16 years old with written consent from parent or legal guardian), weigh at least 110 pounds, and are in good health.

Contact Denis Hanrahan at (845) 225-3048 or Grand Knight-elect Ralph Fleischman at (845) 225-6318 for more information.

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of The Lakes Council #6318) Charities Wed, 08 Jul 2020 05:37:30 -0400
Phase 4 Guidelines for Mid-Hudson region businesses https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/publicsafety/13093-phase-4-guidelines-for-mid-hudson-region-businesses13093-phase-4-guidelines-for-mid-hudson-region-businesses https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/publicsafety/13093-phase-4-guidelines-for-mid-hudson-region-businesses13093-phase-4-guidelines-for-mid-hudson-region-businesses

The Mid-Hudson Region of NY State, which includes Putnam and Westchester Counties, entered Phase 4 of the Governor's reopening plan yesterday. Here are the guidelines for businesses in our region for opening safely during phase 4.

The guidelines apply to non-essential businesses in regions that are permitted to reopen, essential businesses throughout the state that were previously permitted to remain open, and commercial and recreational activities that have been permitted to operate statewide with restrictions. If guidance has not yet been published for your specific industry, but you are permitted to reopen, please refer to the NY Forward Safety Plan template.

  • Higher Education
  • Low-Risk Outdoor Arts & Entertainment
  • Low-Risk Indoor Arts & Entertainment
  • Media Production
  • Professional Sports Competitions With No Fans

For help determining whether or not your business is eligible to reopen, use the reopen lookup tool. You can also scroll down to find the guidance for each phase.

NY FORWARD BUSINESS REOPEN LOOKUP TOOL

Indoor religious gatherings will be allowed up to 33 percent capacity, up from 25 percent. Social gatherings will also be allowed up to 50 people in one setting, up from 25 people in Phase 3.

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Peter Carey) Public safety Wed, 08 Jul 2020 05:08:54 -0400
Southeast Town Board to meet in Town Hall on July 9th https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/politics/13092-southeast-town-board-to-meet-in-town-hall-on-july-9th13092-southeast-town-board-to-meet-in-town-hall-on-july-9th https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/politics/13092-southeast-town-board-to-meet-in-town-hall-on-july-9th13092-southeast-town-board-to-meet-in-town-hall-on-july-9th

The Town of Southeast Town Board will hold its regular July 2020 Meeting in Town Hall located located at 1360 Route 22 in Brewster on Thursday, July 9, 2020. The work session and regular meeting will begin at  7:00 P.M. 

Please be advised that any and all Town Board Meetings held at 1360 Route 22 will practicing recommended social distancing guidelines. Seating and speaking areas are designated at a minimum distance of six feet, all guests entering the meeting room shall be required to wear a face covering and shall be subject to having his/her temperature recorded and documented prior to entering the meeting room. 

Below is the Agenda for the Meeting:

Pledge of Allegiance Notation of Exits Turn Off/Put on Vibrate — All Electronic Devices 

 Public Hearing: 

1. Barrett Hill 

2. Commercial Shooting Ranges — Chapter 138 

3. Parks and Recreation Advisory Board — Chapter 28 

Work Session: 

1. Discussion — Peddling & Soliciting, Article I, Chapter 103-1 — 103-5 Regular Meeting: 

Regular Meeting 

  1. Resolution — Set Erosion Control Bond — State Line Retail (Restaurant Depot) 
  2. Resolution — ARB Recommendation — Eurotech Construction 
  3. Resolution — ARB Recommendation — Northwood Tree Care 
  4. Resolution — Authorize Additional Expenditure To Purchase Highway Equipment — Skid Steer Loader with Blacktop Planer Attachment 
  5. Motion — Appoint Tom Frasca — Chairman ARB 
  6. Motion — Set Public Hearing — Peddling & Soliciting, Article I, Chapter 103-1 — 103-5 
  7. Recognition of Public/Public Comment Recognition of Town Board/Town Board Comment 
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commandercarey@gmail.com (Town of Southeast) Politics Wed, 08 Jul 2020 04:45:08 -0400
Plein Air painting program from The Friends of the Great Swamp https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/life/13087-plein-air-painting-program-from-the-friends-of-the-great-swamp13087-plein-air-painting-program-from-the-friends-of-the-great-swamp https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/life/13087-plein-air-painting-program-from-the-friends-of-the-great-swamp13087-plein-air-painting-program-from-the-friends-of-the-great-swamp

The Friends of the Great Swamp (FroGs) is please dto announce their Plein Air painting program  recently kicked off for the summer with a small group at Great Hollow Nature Preserve in NEw Fairfield, CT and they are looking forward to scheduling more.  The schedule is being managed by an accomplished artist friend Sharon Nakazato, and groups will be kept small to allow for appropriate physical distancing. 

If you would like to participate, please contact Sharon: sharon_nakazato@comcast.net.

The Friends look forward to seeing some of your works at their Fall Art Show. 

Become a member and use the button below to support the continued work of  Research ~ Education ~ Conservation

D o n a t e / J o i n

Friends of the Great Swamp

P.O. Box 373

Pawling, NY 12564
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commandercarey@gmail.com (Friends of the Great Swamp) Life Tue, 07 Jul 2020 11:46:23 -0400
Digital Advertising Download Webinar presented by Score! https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/events/13085-digital-advertising-download-webinar-presented-by-score13085-digital-advertising-download-webinar-presented-by-score https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/events/13085-digital-advertising-download-webinar-presented-by-score13085-digital-advertising-download-webinar-presented-by-score

Global digital ad spend is projected to reach more than $375 billion by 2021. This webinar is designed to help you determine where to spend your digital ad budget. We’ll discuss the platforms listed here, including the types of advertising and opportunities they offer and when they are best used.
 
Whether you’ve been running digital advertising for years and are unsure of your ROI or you have yet to launch a paid campaign, this session will help you make the most of your ad dollars.
 
Wednesday, July 8th @ 2pm EDT
 
We'll be covering the following platforms:
 
 Social Media
 Google & Bing
 Sponsored Content & Emails
 Mobile Advertising

SCORE CARES
SCORE’S CARING VOLUNTEERS ARE AVAILABLE FOR
MENTORING TO ASSIST AS ALWAYS
BY EMAIL, PHONE & VIDEO
 
CONTACT YOUR NEAREST CHAPTER
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commandercarey@gmail.com (Score Mentors) Events Tue, 07 Jul 2020 11:09:56 -0400
Find a qualified tax professional using IRS website resources https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/politics/13084-find-a-qualified-tax-professional-using-irs-website-resources13084-find-a-qualified-tax-professional-using-irs-website-resources https://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/politics/13084-find-a-qualified-tax-professional-using-irs-website-resources13084-find-a-qualified-tax-professional-using-irs-website-resources

 

Over 84 million tax returns were prepared by a paid return preparer last year. Though most tax professionals provide honest, high-quality service, taxpayers should keep in mind these basic tips when selecting a tax professional:

  • Choose a trusted preparer. Taxpayers entrust vital personal data with the person preparing their tax return, including Social Security numbers and information on income and investments.
  • Review the tax return carefully before signing. Taxpayers are legally responsible for what’s on their tax return, regardless of whether someone else prepared it. If something does not look right, don’t hesitate to ask questions.
  • Make sure the preparer signs the return and includes their Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).
  • Never sign a blank tax return. Consider it a red flag when a taxpayer is asked to sign a blank tax return.
  • Ask about service fees. Avoid preparers who base fees on a percentage of their client’s refund or boast bigger refunds than their competition.

The Directory of Federal Tax Return Preparers with Credentials and Select Qualifications is a free searchable and sortable database. It includes the name, city, state and zip code of credentialed return preparers who are CPAs, enrolled agents or attorneys, as well as those who have completed the requirements for the IRS Annual Filing Season Program. A search of the database can help taxpayers verify credentials and qualifications of tax professionals or locate a tax professional in their geographic area.There is also a page with IRS Tax Pro Association Partners that includes links to national nonprofit tax professional groups that can help taxpayers seek the right type of qualified help from a tax preparer.

More resources:

IR-2020-139

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Internal Revenue Service) Politics Tue, 07 Jul 2020 07:44:49 -0400