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  1. High Real Estate Prices In NYC Drive Up Demand In Nearby Communities

    High Real Estate Prices In NYC Drive Up Demand In Nearby Communities

    Rising real-estate prices in New York City have begun to trickle down to the surrounding suburbs, putting the squeeze on would-be commuters in Westchester and Rockland counties, according to The New York Times.For now, the market is a seller's one, as Westchester properties are going for anywhere between 20 and 40 percent above the original asking price according to appraisal firm ...

  2. NY Times Spotlights Westchester Man, Ex-Cuomo Aide Under Investigation

    NY Times Spotlights Westchester Man, Ex-Cuomo Aide Under Investigation

    South Salem resident Joseph Percoco, a former aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, is the subject of a lengthy New York Times profile detailing his history in New York politics and specifically, the Cuomo family.Percoco is currently under federal investigation for receiving a loan on his South Salem house that would cover the majority of the mortgage from a company that had worked with the state, ...

  3. Piece Of Trump State Park Sign Breaks Due To High Winds On Taconic Parkway

    Piece Of Trump State Park Sign Breaks Due To High Winds On Taconic Parkway

    PUTNAM VALLEY, N.Y. – High winds took out a piece of the sign signifying the Indian Hill section of the Donald Trump State Park on Sunday, according to lohud.com.State Department of Transportation workers started repairs on the sign Monday morning, lohud.com said.The sign is on the southbound parkway, alerting drivers to exit on Indian Hill Road on Route 6, reported lohud.com.Officials ...

  4. State Assembly Approves Measure Allowing Owners To Be Buried With Pets

    State Assembly Approves Measure Allowing Owners To Be Buried With Pets

    The New York State Assembly approved a measure last week that would allow pet owners to be buried with their animals if they choose, according to lohud.com.The state Senate approved the bill unanimously back in March, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo would have to sign it into law, lohud.com said.Pet owners would have the option to be buried with their loved ones, provided that animal remains ...

  5. Suspect In Carmel Disappearance Had Girl's Underwear, Court Records Show

    Suspect In Carmel Disappearance Had Girl's Underwear, Court Records Show

    CARMEL, N.Y. – The main suspect in the 1995 disappearance of a teenage girl in Carmel had her underwear in his possession, court documents revealed, according to lohud.com.Police discovered Robin Murphy's underwear in a suitcase belonging to Howard Gombert Jr. when he was arrested five years later on an unrelated sexual assault charge, lohud.com said.The new evidence came to light due ...

  6. Hostess Recalls 700,000 Cases Of Snack Cakes

    Hostess Recalls 700,000 Cases Of Snack Cakes

    The Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that Hostess Brands is voluntarily recalling over 700,000 cases of snack cakes and doughnuts due to a supplier recalling lots of flour for undeclared peanut residue.Grain Craft flour was used to bake brands like Ding Dongs, Chocodiles and Zingers, along with chocolate and powdered doughnuts.For a detailed list of what's being recalled, ...

  7. West Point Cadet Confirmed Killed In Fort Hood Flooding

    West Point Cadet Confirmed Killed In Fort Hood Flooding

    WEST POINT, N.Y. – Officials confirmed that a West Point cadet was among the nine killed when flooding hit Fort Hood in Texas last week, according to multiple reports.The cadet was 21-year old Mitchell Alexander Winey from Indiana, News 12 said.Winey was attending Fort Hood for cadet troop leader training when floodwaters swept away the vehicle he was in, reported News 12.Read the News ...

  8. Two Sentenced In Murder Of Westchester Philharmonic Violinist Mary Whitaker

    Two Sentenced In Murder Of Westchester Philharmonic Violinist Mary Whitaker

    Two men were sentenced for the murder of Westchester Philharmonic violinist Mary Whitaker this week, according to multiple reports.Jonathan Conklin will serve 25 years and his accomplice Charles Sanford 15 years in state prison for the August 2014 murder of Whitaker during an attempted robbery at her Western New York home.Conklin and Sanford pleaded guilty to both federal and state ...

  9. Time Warner, Cablevision Employees Brace For Layoffs After Takeovers

    Time Warner, Cablevision Employees Brace For Layoffs After Takeovers

    After both companies were part of recent takeovers, Time Warner Cable and Cablevision employees are expecting layoffs over the next few months, according to the New York Post.Cablevision agreed to deal to be purchased by European communications company Altice that is expected to be finalized within a month, and Charter Communications purchased Time Warner Cable, the Post said.Executive ...

  10. Multi-Sensory Room Offers Haven For Students In Yorktown

    Multi-Sensory Room Offers Haven For Students In Yorktown

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. – For some students at Pines Bridge School in Yorktown, the simple act of being relaxed and attentive throughout the school day can be a challenge. The school recently installed a multi-sensory environment (MSE) room intended to help students with physical or cognitive challenges by stimulating them with audio, visuals and various items that can be touched.Occupational ...

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