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| 22 Feb 2012 | 04:52

    Orange County to participatein Feb. 16 test of Indian Point sirens GOSHEN - A full-volume test of the Indian Point Energy Center siren system will be conducted between 10 and 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 16, throughout the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone around Indian Point, according to Orange County Emergency Services officials. The Indian Point Energy Center is a nuclear-powered electric generating facility located in Buchanan. The plant is on the east bank of the Hudson River in Westchester County, close to portions of Rockland, Putnam and Orange counties. In Orange, that includes parts of the towns of Highlands, Tuxedo and Woodbury. During this full-system activation test, sirens will sound simultaneously for four minutes. No action on the part of the public is necessary or required for this drill. Sounding the sirens is a signal for residents to listen to Emergency Alert System broadcasts for important information. It is not a signal to evacuate; county officials said in a press release announcing the drill. For more information, including a list of EAS stations, refer to the” Orange County Indian Point Emergency Guide - Are You Ready” or visit Orange County’s Department of Emergency Management at The annual St. Patrick’s corn beef and cabbage dinner set for March 6 Monroe - The Sacred Heart Men’s Holy Name Society and the Monroe Knights of Columbus Council 2079 will host the 48th annual St. Patrick’s corn beef and cabbage dinner on Sunday, March 6, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Sacred Heart School gym in Monroe. There will one seating at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults; $5 for children 12 and under; and $35 for a family (two adults and two children), The price includes dinner, dessert, beverage and live entertainment featuring music by Jerry Sherman and Moondance as well as an appearance by AOH pipers and dancers. For information or advanced ticket sales, call Tom Flynn at 845-783-6656. Free bus ride available to St. Patrick’s Day Parade in NYC Monroe - Flynn’s Funeral Home is sponsoring a free bus ride to New York City on Thursday, March 17, to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. One bus will leave from the funeral home, located at 139 Stage Road in Monroe, at 8 a.m. The bus will leave New York City for the return trip at 4 p.m., with an expected arrival time of 6 p.m. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Seating is limited, so call 783-1811 to reserve a place on the bus.