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Boater Safety Class: April 25th, 8am-4pm @ the TOPS building

Sheriff Donald Smith announces that a Boater Safety class will be offered on April 25th, 2015, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM @ the Bureau of Emergency Service Building, 110 Old Route 6, Carmel. You must be 10 years old to take the class. Persons who operate a personal watercraft over 14 years of age & Motorboat operators born on or after May 1, 1996 are required to have this certificate. There is no cost at the time of the class, however to obtain the certificate persons above 18 years of age mail there temporary receipt with a $10 check to the state after the class has been completed. Youths 18 years of age and under receive the certificate for free.

To register go online at Putnamsheriff.com, go to the boater safety class section and fill in the blanks for each person registering. When the registration form is completed you will receive an email response.  A separate form needs to be completed for each person.

You can also email any further questions to Sergeant Michael Szabo @ Michael.Szabo@putnamcountyny.gov

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“Protecting our Children: Lessons Learned from Sex Offenders”: April 27th

The Child Advocacy Center (CAC) of Putnam County encourages the public to help support and promote Child Abuse Awareness Month by attending the upcoming important presentations: “Protecting Our Children: Lessons Learned from Sex Offenders,” hosted by the Parent Teacher Associations of Brewster Central School District on Wednesday April 8th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Henry Wells Middle School, Brewster, NY.  The presentation will be offered in Spanish on Tuesday April 14th, from 6:30pm-8:30pm, also at Henry Wells Middle School. We will also be presenting this workshop on Monday April 27th at Lakeview Elementary School, Mahopac, from 6:30-8:30pm. Research shows that one in ten children will be sexually abused by the age of 18 and 95% of these victims will know their offender! The “Protecting Our Children” workshop educates adults about the indicators of sexual abuse, how to recognize potential abusers and how to respond when a child is abused. April  8th has also been designated as Wear Blue Day! Wear blue to show your support for Child Abuse Awareness Month.

 **Please note, this presentation is not recommended for children or teens! Adults only please.**

Click here to view the Flyer for 4/8

Click here to view the Flyer for 4/27

 

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Boater Safety Class: May 9th, 8am-4pm @ the TOPS Building

Sheriff Donald Smith announces that a Boater Safety class will be offered on May 9th, 2015, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM @ the Bureau of Emergency Service Building, 110 Old Route 6, Carmel. You must be 10 years old to take the class. Persons who operate a personal watercraft over 14 years of age & Motorboat operators born on or after May 1, 1996 are required to have this certificate. There is no cost at the time of the class, however to obtain the certificate persons above 18 years of age mail there temporary receipt with a $10 check to the state after the class has been completed. Youths 18 years of age and under receive the certificate for free.

To register go online at Putnamsheriff.com, go to the boater safety class section and fill in the blanks for each person registering. When the registration form is completed you will receive an email response.  A separate form needs to be completed for each person.

You can also email any further questions to Sergeant Michael Szabo @ Michael.Szabo@putnamcountyny.gov

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Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension Offers Scholarships: Deadline is May 15th

The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County Master Gardener (MG) Volunteers are once again offering (2) $500 scholarships to qualified high school seniors living in Putnam County.  Candidates will be graduating seniors and residents of Putnam County.  Candidates will be pursuing a degree in the field of Plant Science, Horticulture, Floriculture, Architectural Landscape Design, Forestry, Botany or any other environmentally related program.

Participation requirements include a short essay of not more than 400 words describing the applicant’s desired field of study and educational goals.  In addition two letters of recommendation must be submitted including one from a teacher, guidance counselor, or employer.

The letters of recommendation, essay, and application should be sent to Zshawn Sullivan, MG Scholarship co-chair, 8 Hudson River Lane, Garrison New York 10524.  Scholarship application deadline is May 15th with interviews scheduled in mid-May.  For additional information please contact: sullivan@highlands.com