Carmel's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel Mon, 04 Jul 2022 17:04:22 -0400 HamletHub.com Happy Fourth of July From HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/life/7747-happy-fourth-of-july-from-hamlethub7747-happy-fourth-of-july-from-hamlethub https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/life/7747-happy-fourth-of-july-from-hamlethub7747-happy-fourth-of-july-from-hamlethub

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Peter and Maggie Carey) Life Mon, 04 Jul 2022 07:04:16 -0400
Southeast's Fireworks Show Thrills Residents an Visitors https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/life/7746-southeast-s-fireworks-show-thrills-residents-an-visitors7746-southeast-s-fireworks-show-thrills-residents-an-visitors https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/life/7746-southeast-s-fireworks-show-thrills-residents-an-visitors7746-southeast-s-fireworks-show-thrills-residents-an-visitors

The Town of Southeast Fireworks Committee presented the Town's first Fireworks Extravaganza since the onset of the pandemic in 2020. The Show was attended by a huge crowd which filled the Highlands Shopping Center to capacity.

For a gallery of photos from the event visit Carmel HamletHub's Facebook Photo Album Page by clicking on the link.

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Peter Carey) Life Mon, 04 Jul 2022 06:58:03 -0400
Cruisin’ with The Golden Girls Dinner Theater https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/events/7743-cruisin-with-the-golden-girls-dinner-theater7743-cruisin-with-the-golden-girls-dinner-theater https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/events/7743-cruisin-with-the-golden-girls-dinner-theater7743-cruisin-with-the-golden-girls-dinner-theater

Since some of "the girls” haven’t had a date in a while, they let Rose book them on a single’s cruise to fill those empty slots.

Big mistake! Rose booked them on the wrong cruise but they might still have a chance to have a gay old time - even once they decide to get off the boat! Dorothy knows Sophia brought her new boyfriend on the cruise, but where are they?

Join all the laughs and hijinks "off" the high seas with your favorite “ladies.”

A Who done it with Murder Mystery Manhattan.

Saturday, July 30, 2022

6:30 PM  10:00 PM

$60.

Hidden Rose Catering

33 Chelsea Road
Wappingers Falls, New York, 12590

Get your tickets now!

 

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Murder Mystery Manhattan) Events Sun, 03 Jul 2022 14:41:21 -0400
Danbury Mall Fireworks Cancelled https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/events/15-todays-events/7745-danbury-mall-fireworks-cancelled7745-danbury-mall-fireworks-cancelled https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/events/15-todays-events/7745-danbury-mall-fireworks-cancelled7745-danbury-mall-fireworks-cancelled

There will be no fireworks this year at the Danbury Fair mall to celebrate Independence Day.  the mall told the Danbury New-Times.

“We definitely take pride in our programming throughout the year, but we look forward to celebrating the Fourth of July in other ways,” said Sara Capezza, senior marketing manager for the mall. “We have other community events that are planned throughout the year, and we are focusing on our tenants.” The fireworks had been cancelled each of the last two tears due to the Civid-19 pandemic.

There are Fireworks this evening, July 3rd in Southeast (Brewster, NY) at the Highlands Shopping center on Route 312. Festivities start at 6pm with the fireworks show scheduled to begin at 9:30 pm. This is free event.

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commandercarey@gmail.com (HH) Todays events Sun, 03 Jul 2022 08:26:28 -0400
Southeast Fireworks Extravaganza Takes Place Tonight! https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/events/15-todays-events/7744-southeast-fireworks-extravaganza-takes-place-tonight7744-southeast-fireworks-extravaganza-takes-place-tonight https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/events/15-todays-events/7744-southeast-fireworks-extravaganza-takes-place-tonight7744-southeast-fireworks-extravaganza-takes-place-tonight

The Town of Southeast Fireworks Extravaganza takes place tonight, Sunday July, 3rd at the Highlands Shopping center on Route 312 in Southeast (Brewster)

There will be a DJ starting at 6pm who will be located in the parking lot in front of DeCicco’s. Please use the parking lots in the Highlands Shopping Center.

Please remember that the shopping center is private property and we are fortunate to use the property with the permission of the owners. Please be considerate of the property. Please do not leave trash behind when you leave. There will be trash bins and a dumpster available.

Fireworks will start at 9:30.

The Parking Lot near Kohl's will likely be the best place to view. The State Police and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department will provide security and close roads and parking lots as necessary. There will be additional parking available at the Southeast Train Station Parking Lot with Trolley Service available to the Kohl’s Parking Lot.

Please enjoy the show and be careful of pedestrians. Happy Independence Day!

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commandercarey@gmail.com (HH) Todays events Sun, 03 Jul 2022 07:26:43 -0400
CT Summer at the Museum offers Connecticut kids free Maritime Aquarium admission https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/places/7742-ct-summer-at-the-museum-offers-connecticut-kids-free-maritime-aquarium-admission7742-ct-summer-at-the-museum-offers-connecticut-kids-free-maritime-aquarium-admission https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/places/7742-ct-summer-at-the-museum-offers-connecticut-kids-free-maritime-aquarium-admission7742-ct-summer-at-the-museum-offers-connecticut-kids-free-maritime-aquarium-admission

Exciting encounters with seals, sharks, sea turtles and – for a limited time – beautiful tropical butterflies highlight visits to The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk this summer, especially for Connecticut children receiving free admission through the “CT Summer at the Museum” initiative.

The Maritime Aquarium is among more than 130 institutions participating in the state’s “CT Summer at the Museum" program, which offers free admission for all Connecticut residents 18 and under, along with one accompanying resident adult in each group, from July 1 to Sept. 5 (Labor Day).

“We so appreciate this opportunity that removes price barriers and encourages parents in Connecticut to give their children unlimited access to the state’s unmatched cultural and educational institutions this summer,” said Jason Patlis, President and CEO of The Maritime Aquarium. “At a time when families are dealing with financial strains, especially rising prices for gas, food and other essentials, they can come – for free – and have awesome, fun, exciting and educational experience right here at home.

“We especially look forward to welcoming families who might not otherwise visit The Maritime Aquarium and introducing them to Connecticut’s most important natural resource: the vital waters and amazing marine life of Long Island Sound,” Patlis added.

Through the “CT Summer at the Museum” offer, any number of resident children ages 3-18, plus one accompanying resident adult in each group, can all enter The Maritime Aquarium for free. A dad with two children, or a grandmother with four grandchildren, all pay nothing. A family of four – two adults, two children – will pay for just one adult admission.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Free Maritime Aquarium admission for Connecticut kids this summer

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Free Maritime Aquarium admission for Connecticut kids this summer

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Connecticut residents planning to take advantage of the offer are strongly encouraged to make their reservations in advance online at www.maritimeaquarium.org/ct-summer using the promo code CTFREE. Proof of residency is required upon entry.

Now is a great time to visit The Maritime Aquarium during its current “Summer of Wonders,” which includes: “Flutter Zone,” a walkthrough exhibit featuring beautiful tropical butterflies open until Labor Day; a big new permanent home for “Meerkats!”; a new 4D movie that celebrates the physical and mental skills of octopuses; a new educational learning space for preschool-age children; three special exhibits; activity stations for kids; and more.

Gov. Ned Lamont established "CT Summer at the Museum” in 2021 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as a way of providing children with engaging summer enrichment and learning experiences. Funding for the 2022 “CT Summer at the Museum” initiative is provided by the CT General Assembly, with the support of Connecticut Humanities and the Department of Economic and Community Development’s Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

In a statement, Gov. Lamont said: “We are thrilled to bring back this popular summer enrichment program for Connecticut kids and families at a time when affordability is top of mind for so many households,” Gov. Ned Lamont said in a statement. “The world-class museums and cultural institutions across Connecticut offer unmatched educational and recreational experiences that will keep kids engaged all season long and spark curiosity for years to come.”

Learn more about the Aquarium and reserve your tickets now at www.maritimeaquarium.org/ct-summer.

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Dave Sigworth) Places Sun, 03 Jul 2022 06:27:34 -0400
Intuitive Astrology July 2022 https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/life/7741-intuitive-astrology-july-20227741-intuitive-astrology-july-2022 https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/life/7741-intuitive-astrology-july-20227741-intuitive-astrology-july-2022

There will be a Full Moon on July 13 in Capricorn.

This Full Moon is called the Full Buck Moon.

This full moon name comes from the time of year when the antlers start to appear on male deers.

This will be the first Full Moon of Summer 2022. A great time to focus on romance and relationships of all kinds. Our focus will be pivoting toward achieving our dreams. Emotions will run high like a roller coaster. 

This roller coaster deals with the balance between unconditional love and love that is conditional(not true love, but about control). Use this time to release self-doubt and let go of trying to control the universe and everyone inside it. This Full Moon is learning how to balance our families and career. 

The organs influenced by Capricorn Moon - Knees, joints, backbone, spinal muscles, patella, bones, tendons and ligaments, skin, hair, spleen, and balance organ.

These organs are now more sensitive, so provide them with extra care. Try to avoid surgical procedures during this Full Moon.

 

There will be a New Moon on July 28 in Leo.

It is the first New Moon of Summer 2022. It happens almost a week after the Summer Solstice. The New Moon in Leo is an excellent time for cultivating goals regarding "all things Leo." It's a beautiful time to concentrate on new ways to complement our romantic life, creative endeavors, and family relationships.

It's a time to direct and tap into our creativity. Plan for new beginnings approximately two weeks after the Full Moon occurs. This way will manifest those benefits.

Use this time to grow, improve, and move toward positive change. 

 

Cancer (June 22 – July 22) —Happy Birthday, Cancer! Let your co-workers make their own mistakes. Let them learn for themselves. Recent events help you move forward with a clear conscience. Study your plan before making a move. Keep your standards high and avoid taking the path of least resistance. Your new attitude to stand back this week will strengthen your friendships and alliances.

Leo (July 23 – August 23) —Your supervisors will praise you for your ability to delegate and multi-task at work. Try to build on this element. Be a master of your destiny. Brainstorming with others will help in your research and presenting a new project. Be prepared to use as many "bells and whistles" as possible. Adapting to your new way will be the theme. It will come up in your professional life and your personal life. Learn to be more adventurous. Spontaneity will recharge your love life.

Virgo (August 24 – September 22) —It's a great week for learning new lessens, so keep your antenna tuned. Don't let those closest to you test your patience by pushing your buttons. You may need to show subordinates who are boss. A romantic interest mixes nicely with business, creating a spark of magic. Keep in mind to separate love from flirtations. 

Libra (September 23 – October 22) —An invitation, new job, or proposal may come into the fold. Suddenly money and access to prestigious people are at your fingertips. By wintertime, an important business deal alleviates pressures.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21) —Loved ones may overstep boundaries, believing your best interest is at stake. Fun and exciting travel are on the horizon. A gift of money comes from someone you least expect. Gracefully accept.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 22) —You must make the team a well-oiled machine. When a hectic atmosphere at work threatens your peace of mind, keep calm, walk away and get some fresh air to clear your thoughts. Don't let jealous people get the best of you. Rise to the moment, as you usually do.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 20) —Hesitation brings a missed opportunity. Be deliberate and diligent, thus maintaining the upper hand. You can achieve movement in other areas of life you wish to improve. Some travel may be delayed or canceled, giving you free time.

Aquarius (January 21 – February 19) —Parties of all kinds are places for you to shine. You may experience what appears to be an extreme and frenzied social calendar; however, stay calm, relaxed, and collected. You will be able to handle your schedule with no problem. Timing at work is crucial in pitching your ideas successfully. 

Pisces (February 20 – March 20)—You won't have time to follow your dreams unless you learn to delegate some mundane work. Changes in your style symbolize a fresh look and an ability to go forward.

Aries (March 21-April 20) —Collect your thoughts and present them to your colleagues. Getting input and working together will help to strengthen the ideas and the team in the process.

Taurus (April 21-May 21) —You can be impulsive and wonder why you did what you did this week. Your impulsiveness is what a" good-looking someone" finds attractive about you. However, using your imagination too much will tire you out. So instead, learn to relax and unwind. 

Gemini (May 22- June 21) —Try to negotiate more influence on the job. Others want to assist. Concentrate on personal growth, increasing your magnetism with new contacts. You tend to be more attracted to a character than a body type. Friends can be jealous of your achievements, so be gracious and humble in your interactions.



Francine Tesler, Psychic Medium Medical Intuitive. Psychic Medium for People that usually don't go to psychics. So what do you Really Want to Know?For more information, contact Francine at  FrancineTesler@FrancineTesler.com,   FranFuture@aol.com, call 914.469.6693, or visit www.FrancineTesler.com


For entertainment purposes only.The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official position of HamletHub.

 

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Francine Tesler, Psychic Medium Medical Intuitive) Life Sun, 03 Jul 2022 04:26:10 -0400
Maloney Honors 2022 Service Academy Appointees https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/events/15-todays-events/7739-maloney-honors-2022-service-academy-appointees7739-maloney-honors-2022-service-academy-appointees https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/events/15-todays-events/7739-maloney-honors-2022-service-academy-appointees7739-maloney-honors-2022-service-academy-appointees

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) hosted a send off reception to honor local students appointed to service academies this year. At the reception, Rep. Maloney presented certificates to appointees and celebrated their achievements and dedication to service with the students, their families, and members of the Service Academy Selection Board.

“Today, we celebrated the incredible students from across the Hudson Valley who were appointed to U.S. Service Academies,” said Rep. Maloney. “Acceptance to the Service Academies is incredibly selective, so these students truly represent the best and brightest and we are so privileged they have chosen to continue their education in service to our nation. Congratulations to the appointees and their families!”

“Each of these extremely talented young Americans have been accepted into a Service Academy based on their individual merit. All of their previous focus, hard work and support from family has paid off as recipients of such a great honor,” said Major Beau Pendergraft, USMA Professor and Service Academy Selection Board Member. “That said, from this point forward, each of them must foster a mindset shift to being granted the privilege to lead America’s sons and daughters through whatever may come in the future in order to enable the continuance of FREEDOM within our Great Nation.”

“It has been an honor and privilege to be associated with the Service Academy Selection Board,” said Jay Jaffee, Officer at the West Point Mint and Service Academy Selection Board Member. “It is uplifting to meet and interview motivated young people who desire to attend these institutions where they will be developed into their generation’s leadership and custodians in the defense of this great Republic.”

The reception was held Thursday, June 2, in Newburgh. In addition to student appointees and their families, Rep. Maloney was joined by Service Academy Selection Board members, including: 

  • Major Beau Pendergraft, USMA Professor, Military Science
  • Robert Anderson, Adjunct Professor at SUNY Maritime College’s Department of Professional Mariner Training at Fort Schuyler
  • Jay Jaffee, Political/Legislative Officer at U.S. West Point Mint, New York

Footage from the event, including remarks from Rep. Maloney, is available here.

Service Academy Nominee Process:

  • United States Representatives have the authority to nominate students to the four United States Service Academies which require nominations:
  • U.S. Military Academy at West Point
  • U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO
  • U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD
  • U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY
  • To assist with the nomination process, Rep. Maloney established an esteemed committee of military and civic leaders from the Hudson Valley which interviewed potential nominees, reviewed their applications, and made recommendations. The Academies make the final decision on who receives an appointment of admission.

2022 Service Academy Nominees for NY-18:

  • United States Military Academy at West Point:
  • Jared Cohen, Armonk
  • ​​Jude Brower, Mahopac
  • Aryn Simmons, Middletown
  • Christina Zick, Circleville
  • Shu-Min Jasmine Chang, Goldens Bridge
  • Toni Neely-Primus, Monroe
  • Jackson William Waugh, West Point
  • United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs:
  • Brian Connell, Chester
  • Caitlin Healy, Garrison
  • United States Naval Academy at Annapolis:
  • Tyler Morasse, Cornwall
  • United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point:
  • John Germain, Cornwall on Hudson
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commandercarey@gmail.com (Office of Rep. Sean MAaoney) Todays events Sat, 02 Jul 2022 07:47:35 -0400
State Police to crack down on impaired driving during the upcoming Fourth of July holiday https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/publicsafety/7738-state-police-to-crack-down-on-impaired-driving-during-the-upcoming-fourth-of-july-holiday7738-state-police-to-crack-down-on-impaired-driving-during-the-upcoming-fourth-of-july-holiday https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/publicsafety/7738-state-police-to-crack-down-on-impaired-driving-during-the-upcoming-fourth-of-july-holiday7738-state-police-to-crack-down-on-impaired-driving-during-the-upcoming-fourth-of-july-holiday

The New York State Police will increase patrols to crack down on drunk and drugged driving and other traffic infractions over the Fourth of July holiday. This special enforcement period will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 1, 2022, and run through 3 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5, 2022.

During this enforcement period, drivers can expect to encounter sobriety checkpoints and DWI patrols. Troopers will also be looking for motorists who are using their phones and other electronic devices while behind the wheel. Drivers should also remember to “move over” for stopped emergency and hazard vehicles when they travel New York roadways.

Troopers will be using both marked State Police vehicles and Concealed Identity Traffic Enforcement (CITE) vehicles as part of the operation. The CITE vehicles allow Troopers to more easily identify motorists who are using handheld devices while driving. These vehicles blend in with everyday traffic but are unmistakable as emergency vehicles once the emergency lighting is activated.

During last year’s Fourth of July enforcement period, Troopers issued 10,238 total tickets, arrested 195 people for DWI and investigated 648 crashes, including two fatalities. 

The Fourth of July initiative is partially funded by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC). The GTSC and the New York State STOP-DWI Foundation remind motorists that their “Have a Plan” mobile app, is available for Apple, Droid and Windows smartphones. The app enables New Yorkers to locate and call a taxi or rideshare service and program a designated driver list. It also provides information on DWI laws and penalties, and provides a way to report a suspected impaired driver.

If you drive drunk or drugged, you not only put your life and the lives of others at risk, you could face arrest, jail time, and substantial fines and attorney fees. The average drinking and driving arrest costs up to $10,000.

Arrested drunk and drugged drivers face the loss of their driver’s license, higher insurance rates, and dozens of unanticipated expenses from attorney fees, fines and court costs, car towing and repairs, and lost time at work.

The New York State Police, and GTSC recommend these simple tips to prevent impaired driving:

  • Plan a safe way home before the fun begins;
  • Before drinking, designate a sober driver;
  • If you’re impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation;
  • Use your community’s sober ride program;
  • If you suspect a driver is drunk or impaired on the road, don’t hesitate to contact local law enforcement;
  • If you know someone who is about to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely.
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commandercarey@gmail.com (New York State Police) Public safety Sat, 02 Jul 2022 07:35:09 -0400
Matinee Movies for adults are back at the Kent Library! https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/events/7730-matinee-movies-for-adults-are-back-at-the-kent-library7730-matinee-movies-for-adults-are-back-at-the-kent-library https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/events/7730-matinee-movies-for-adults-are-back-at-the-kent-library7730-matinee-movies-for-adults-are-back-at-the-kent-library

Matinee Movies for adults are coming back to the Kent Library! Sticking with our Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading theme, enjoy 4 oceanic movies at the Kent Library. Registration is required. Sign up for each movie viewing individually.

July 11 - Jaws
July 18 - Cast Away
August 3 - The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
August 10 - U-571
 
Kent Library
17 Sybils Crossing,
Kent Lakes, NY 10512
(845) 306-5539
 
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commandercarey@gmail.com (Kent Public Library) Events Fri, 01 Jul 2022 07:04:10 -0400
FTC says Walmart allowed fraud involving money transfers https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/life/7729-ftc-says-walmart-allowed-fraud-involving-money-transfers7729-ftc-says-walmart-allowed-fraud-involving-money-transfers https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/life/7729-ftc-says-walmart-allowed-fraud-involving-money-transfers7729-ftc-says-walmart-allowed-fraud-involving-money-transfers

Scammers want payments that are quick, anonymous, and tough to reverse. In other words, scammers are asking for wire transfers. That’s why money transfer businesses like Walmart need to warn people about fraud risks and train employees to spot scams. And that’s why the FTC is suing Walmart in federal court.

The FTC says Walmart has known for many years that scammers use its locations to get money for grandparent, romance, and other scams, but it didn’t properly warn people or train its employees to prevent fraud. According to the FTC, many Walmart locations didn’t display or give people information about potential fraud, which could have stopped them from sending money to a scammer. The company didn’t consistently post warning signs, put out fraud awareness brochures, or use the required money transfer “send” forms with front-page fraud warnings.

For years, according to the FTC, Walmart even looked the other way when scammers picked up money at stores. The FTC says that a single Walmart employee could process hundreds of thousands of dollars of customer financial transactions a day. But for many years, the company didn’t confirm that employees who handle money transfers had the correct — or current — training before they started processing transactions. Walmart employees processed tens of millions of dollars in fraud-related wire transfers annually for many years, according to the FTC.

That’s why the FTC is asking the court to order Walmart to return money to people who were scammed, pay civil penalties, and stop violating the Telemarketing Sales Rule and FTC Act.

To protect against wire transfer fraud

If a scammer asked you to wire money, tell the FTC at ReportFraud.ftc.gov.

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Bridget Small, Federal trade Commission) Life Fri, 01 Jul 2022 05:58:00 -0400
Putnam’s Medical Reserve Corps Volunteers Learn New Skills as Health Department Kicks Off Continuing Ed at All-Day Training Conference https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/publicsafety/7736-putnam-s-medical-reserve-corps-volunteers-learn-new-skills-as-health-department-kicks-off-continuing-ed-at-all-day-training-conference7736-putnam-s-medical-reserve-corps-volunteers-learn-new-skills-as-health-department-kicks-off-continuing-ed-at-all-day-training-conference https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/publicsafety/7736-putnam-s-medical-reserve-corps-volunteers-learn-new-skills-as-health-department-kicks-off-continuing-ed-at-all-day-training-conference7736-putnam-s-medical-reserve-corps-volunteers-learn-new-skills-as-health-department-kicks-off-continuing-ed-at-all-day-training-conference

Putnam’s Medical Reserve Corps Volunteers Learn New Skills as Health Department Kicks Off Continuing Ed at All-Day Training Conference

Volunteers for the Putnam County Medical Reserve Corps got an early look at a new FBI resilience training, developed for agents at the FBI’s NY office, and heard from local harm reduction specialist Lauren Johnson, the community engagement facilitator at the Prevention Council of Putnam. Ms. Johnson introduced the concept of harm reduction to reduce opioid overdose deaths and to strengthen countywide response to these emergencies. The sessions were part of an all-day conference, coordinated by the Putnam County Department of Health, which also included a primer on suicide prevention and an eye-opening presentation on fentanyl and fake pills. Held at Centennial Golf Course in Carmel, it was part of the department’s continuing education program for MRC volunteers in a post-pandemic world. Next on the training agenda is a more in depth, online suicide prevention training that can be taken at one’s own pace.

            Carmel resident Sue Moore, a volunteer since 2010 with the “MRC” as it is commonly known, praised the experience, saying, “Each speaker presented practical information in their respective topics. The discussion on suicide prevention called ‘Talk Saves Lives,’ for example, really emphasized the importance of simply listening to someone who may be reaching out to you.” Ms. Moore also applauded the resilience training demonstration, which walked the audience through exercises to improve response time and how this can support resilience.

The Prevention Council also received all-around praise for their harm reduction efforts. Ms. Moore added that, “The county has gotten behind this initiative and lives are being saved! I now carry naloxone in my car, after having taken an earlier training.” Naloxone is a nasal spray that can be administered by anyone to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. The Good Samaritan Law is in place to protect those who give it to someone and call 911. Ms.  Johnson explained the use of naloxone in a non-judgmental way, advancing public health efforts to transform this intervention, once not fully understood or accepted, into a trusted, and often embraced solution.

Nearly two hundred “naloxone boxes” have been set up throughout the county, including one in every Putnam County public building. Like the more common AEDs (automatic external defibrillators) that are easy to use, naloxone boxes provide the life-saving medication that can reverse an opioid overdose if given in time. Training and naloxone kits are available for interested individuals and more information is available from The Prevention Council of Putnam’s website at http://preventioncouncilputnam.org/

Mahopac resident Keiren Farquhar also praised the work of the Prevention Council and the work being done to train MRC volunteers. Ms. Farquhar has been involved in Putnam’s MRC since its inception in 2004, first helping to launch the group as its coordinator, and then as a volunteer, so she is familiar with the challenges of keeping volunteers engaged. Now as a volunteer herself, she praised the “boots on the ground” work of the Prevention Council. She also commended the health department in encouraging naloxone training for volunteers. “We used MRC volunteers for flu clinics back in the days of the ‘H1N1” virus [commonly known as the “swine flu”] and of course they were key to Putnam’s COVID pandemic response, but it’s vital to preparedness to keep involvement ongoing, and the opioid epidemic is another public health crisis in great need of support.”

The conference speakers were carefully selected to provide a mix of learning experiences by Connie Bueti, the emergency preparedness coordinator at the health department. “The COVID pandemic drove home the importance of the MRC,” Ms. Bueti said “In Putnam, we were fortunate to have an infrastructure in place. Post-COVID, surrounding counties have recognized the importance of volunteers, so they they are now starting and formalizing their MRCs. We’ve received grant funding and are developing a program to sustain engagement and broaden skills. We want our volunteers to be prepared and educated on different topics in public health. Mental health problems and suicides, opioid overdoses and personal burnout are some of the topics that need to be addressed.”

The speaker line-up included: Teresa Blakeslee, MRC liaison for Region II (NY, NJ, PR, VI) who spoke on “MRC United in Service—We Can, We Did!”; Sean Gerow, CEO for Family Service Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania, whose topic was “Talk Saves Lives;” Bruce May, the Employees Assistance Coordinator for the FBI’s NY office who discussed “Building Resilience: Shielding Yourself From Negative Effects of Adversity;” Barbara Haggerty, formerly a Supervisory Intelligence Research Specialist with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) who talked about “Fentanyl and Fake Pills;” and Lauren Johnson from Putnam’s Prevention Council.

For more information or to join Putnam’s Medical Reserve Corps, visit: www.putnamcountyny.com/mrcvolunteer/

The mission of the Putnam County Department of Health, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), is to improve and protect the health of the Putnam County community, composed of nearly 100,000 residents. Core services include community health assessment, disease surveillance and control, emergency preparedness, environmental health protection, family health promotion and health education. For more information, please visit our county website at www.putnamcountyny.com, or visit our social media sites on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @PutnamHealthNY.

 

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Putnam County Health Department) Public safety Fri, 01 Jul 2022 04:36:10 -0400
Claiming a child as a dependent when parents are divorced, separated or live apart https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/politics/7721-claiming-a-child-as-a-dependent-when-parents-are-divorced-separated-or-live-apart7721-claiming-a-child-as-a-dependent-when-parents-are-divorced-separated-or-live-apart https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/politics/7721-claiming-a-child-as-a-dependent-when-parents-are-divorced-separated-or-live-apart7721-claiming-a-child-as-a-dependent-when-parents-are-divorced-separated-or-live-apart

Parents who are divorced, separated, never married or live apart and who share custody of a child with an ex-spouse or ex-partner need to understand the specific rules about who may be eligible to claim the child for tax purposes. This can make filing taxes easier for both parents and avoid errors that may lead to processing delays or costly tax mistakes.

Only one person may be eligible to claim the qualifying child as a dependent.

Only one person can claim the tax benefits related to a dependent child who meets the qualifying child rules. Parents can’t share or split up the tax benefits for their child on their respective tax returns.

It’s important that each parent understands who will claim their child on their tax return. If two people claim the same child on different tax returns, it will slow down processing time while the IRS determines which parent’s claim takes priority.

Custodial parents generally claim the qualifying child as a dependent on their return.

  • The custodial parent is the parent with whom the child lived for the greater number of nights during the year. The other parent is the noncustodial parent.
  • In most cases, because of the residency test, the custodial parent claims the child on their tax return.
  • If the child lived with each parent for an equal number of nights during the year, the custodial parent is the parent with the higher adjusted gross income.

Tie-breaker rules may apply if the child is a qualifying child of more than one person.

  • Although the child may meet the conditions to be a qualifying child of either parent, only one person can actually claim the child as a qualifying child, provided the taxpayer is eligible.
  • People should carefully read Publication 504, Divorced or Separated Individuals to understand who is eligible to claim a qualifying child.

Noncustodial parents may be eligible to claim a qualifying child.
Special rules apply for a child to be treated as a qualifying child of the noncustodial parent.


More information:
Publication 501, Dependents, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information
Whom May I Claim as a Dependent?

Tax Tip 2022-98

 

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Internal Revenue Service) Politics Fri, 01 Jul 2022 04:03:52 -0400
Putnam to Participate in Statewide STOP-DWI JULY 4th https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/publicsafety/7734-putnam-to-participate-in-statewide-stop-dwi-july-4th7734-putnam-to-participate-in-statewide-stop-dwi-july-4th https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/publicsafety/7734-putnam-to-participate-in-statewide-stop-dwi-july-4th7734-putnam-to-participate-in-statewide-stop-dwi-july-4th

“High Visibility Engagement Campaign”
 STOP-DWI Impaired Driving High Visibility Engagement Campaign runs from 7/1 through 7/5/22 

Putnam County Sheriff Kevin McConville, Town of Carmel Police Department Chief Anthony Hoffmann and Kent Police Department Chief Kevin Owens announced today that Putnam County police agencies and STOP-DWI Coordinators will participate in special efforts to bring awareness to the dangers of impaired driving.
 
The statewide STOP-DWI High Visibility Engagement Campaign will start on July 1, 2022, and will end on July 5, 2022. The Fourth of July extended weekend is historically a deadly period for impaired driving.
 
Americans love to celebrate the Fourth of July with family, friends, food, and fireworks, but all too often the festivities turn tragic on the nation's roads. The fact is this iconic American holiday is also one of the deadliest holidays of the year due to impaired-driving crashes.
 
The STOP-DWI July 4th High Visibility Engagement Campaign is one of many statewide initiatives promoted by STOP-DWI NY and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee.  The Statewide STOP-DWI High Visibility Engagement Campaign also targets Memorial Day, Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Holiday Season, Super Bowl weekend and St. Patrick’s Day.
 
Highly visible, highly publicized efforts like the STOP-DWI High Visibility Engagement Campaign aim to further reduce the incidence of drunk and impaired driving.
 
You can help to make a difference by Having a Sober Plan!  Download the mobile app – “Have a Plan” and you will always be able to find a safe ride home www.stopdwi.org/mobileapp  Impaired driving is completely preventable.  All it takes is a little planning.

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Putnam County Sheriff's Office) Public safety Thu, 30 Jun 2022 20:00:01 -0400
Metro-North's East of Hudson Fourth of July Holiday Service, July 1-4, 2022 https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/life/7735-metro-north-s-east-of-hudson-fourth-of-july-holiday-service-july-1-4-20227735-metro-north-s-east-of-hudson-fourth-of-july-holiday-service-july-1-4-2022 https://news.hamlethub.com/carmel/life/7735-metro-north-s-east-of-hudson-fourth-of-july-holiday-service-july-1-4-20227735-metro-north-s-east-of-hudson-fourth-of-july-holiday-service-july-1-4-2022

Whether you are headed out of town for the long weekend or traveling into New York City to see the Macy's Fireworks on July 4, Metro North Railroad has you covered!

On Friday, July 1, Metro-North will operate its current weekday schedule on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines, with additional early getaway service.

On Saturday, July 2, Metro-North will operate its current Saturday schedule. 

On Sunday, July 3, and Monday July 4, MNRR will operate a Sunday schedule. 

You can access the current schedule online at mta.info.

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Metro North RR) Life Thu, 30 Jun 2022 17:31:23 -0400