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  1. Two Westchester Towns Named Among Top 100 Safest In Nation

    Two Westchester Towns Named Among Top 100 Safest In Nation

    For those looking for a safe place to live and have fun without worrying about crime, there are towns in Westchester and Fairfield counties that are just right for you.Including one rated the safest in the nation.That would be Ridgefield in Fairfield County, which placed first from sea to shining sea.Three other towns in Fairfield made the Top 100: Greenwich at 21st, Westport in 61st ...

  2. Phyllis DeWitt Of Putnam Sheriff's Department Calls It A Career

    Phyllis DeWitt Of Putnam Sheriff's Department Calls It A Career

    Phyllis DeWitt, a longtime employee of the Putnam County Sheriff's Office called it a career on Friday.DeWitt, who started working for the county in 1985 with the Probation Department where she worked until 2001 when she moved to the Sheriff’s Office's Civil Division. After 23 years, fellow employees wished her well and thanked her for all her years of service.

  3. First TV Interview With 'Kayak Killer' Graswald Since Prison Release To Air

    First TV Interview With 'Kayak Killer' Graswald Since Prison Release To Air

    Angelika Graswald, the "Kayak Killer," who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the drowning death of her fiancé, will sit down with Elizabeth Vargas on "20/20" on Friday at 10 p.m. for her first interview since she was released from prison.According to ABC-TV, the show revisits the case with Vargas and Graswald, talking about the death of her fiancé, Vince ...

  4. Hudson Valley Woman Gets $2.5M For Winning Scratch-Off Ticket

    Hudson Valley Woman Gets $2.5M For Winning Scratch-Off Ticket

    A Town of Wallkill woman only has a day left to remain anonymous before the world knows she recently became the county's first lottery millionaire of the year.The lucky woman, who scratched her way to millions on a winning $2,500 a Week For Life scratch-off ticket. will be introduced and receive her giant check for $2.5 million on Friday from Yolanda Vega and Kyle McDaniel of the New ...

  5. Hudson Valley Man Charged With Child Porn

    Hudson Valley Man Charged With Child Porn

    A Hudson Valley man is behind bars after being charged with soliciting child porn from a child less than 17 years old, according to the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office.Felipe M. Ramon, 30, of Pawling, was arrested on Tuesday following an investigation by the Sheriff's Office along with the Dutchess County Child Advocacy Center, said Capt. John Watterson.Ramon is accused of soliciting ...

  6. Two Indian Point Sirens Fail To Sound During Test

    Two Indian Point Sirens Fail To Sound During Test

    This story has been updated.Entergy officials said technicians will investigate the cause of two siren failures and make any needed repairs after they failed to work during a siren sound test at the Indian Point Power Plant.Of 172 sirens throughout the Hudson Valley, 170 performed as required for four full minutes between 10:30 and 11 a.m. Wednesday in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, and ...

  7. Walkway Race Series In Hudson Valley Canceled For This Year

    Walkway Race Series In Hudson Valley Canceled For This Year

    To the dismay of many, the Walkway Over the Hudson nonprofit organization and Dutchess Tourism, Inc. announced they have canceled the 2018 Walkway Race Series originally slated for Saturday, June 9. The organizations said race partners were up against a number of scheduling and logistics difficulties that impacted this year’s race planning and execution.Trying to put a good face on the ...

  8. Yorktown Heights Boy Scouts Of America Add First Girls' Den

    Yorktown Heights Boy Scouts Of America Add First Girls' Den

    The Westchester-Putnam Council Boy Scouts of America has its first official girl den. Six girls, ages 9 and 10, have been registered and will form a single gender den of “Webelos” as part of Pack 164, Yorktown Heights.The girls, many of whom have been unofficially participating in Cub Scouting with their families for years, will now be able to officially earn rank advancement, the ...

  9. Waterfront Estate Sells For $14.5 Million In Greenwich

    Waterfront Estate Sells For $14.5 Million In Greenwich

    In a market-making sale, Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate announced the recent sale of a Greenwich property for a whopping $14.5 million.Houlihan Lawrence agent Ellen Mosher made the sale at 51 Glen Avon Drive located in the sought-after Greenwich waterfront neighborhood of Riverside.The 2009 custom-built stone and clapboard home was designed and built by Alex Kaali-Nagy and features a ...

  10. Tired Uber Driver Hits School Bus On Route 9 In Cortlandt

    Tired Uber Driver Hits School Bus On Route 9 In Cortlandt

    An Uber driver who had worked all day and then drove all night fell asleep in stop-and-go traffic and hit a school bus in Northern Westchester, according to the New York State Police.The incident took place around 7 a.m. Tuesday, on Route 9 just south of Jean Drive in Cortlandt, blocking the southbound lane and backing up traffic.According to police, the Uber driver fell asleep in the ...

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