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  1. Swastikas Discovered In SUNY Purchase

    Swastikas Discovered In SUNY Purchase

    PURCHASE, N.Y. -- Police are investigating how swastikas got drawn on a message board in a dormitory at SUNY Purchase, according to multiple reports.Three swastikas were reportedly found on the board in the building's fourth floor, said News 12 Westchester.Photos were shared on a college Facebook "open forum," said News 12 Westchester.A similar incident happened at SUNY ...

  2. 26 Graduate From Jobs Waiting Program In White Plains

    26 Graduate From Jobs Waiting Program In White Plains

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A jobs program for unemployed workers in Westchester County recently honored 26 graduates.They are students in Jobs Waiting, a federally-funded regional job training program in the Hudson Valley.Certificates of achievement were presented at a recent ceremony in White Plains, which Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-Harrison) and major employers attended. The unemployed ...

  3. Yorktown Unveils Purple Heart Parking Signs

    Yorktown Unveils Purple Heart Parking Signs

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Three years since becoming a Purple Heart Town, two parking signs in Yorktown honor local veterans wounded in military action.The signs at the intersections, routes 202/118/35 and Commerce Street and Taconic State Parkway/Route 6, were unveiled in August. Veterans Eugene Lang, Neil Gross and Don King were in attendance.For Lang and others, the Purple Heart didn't come ...

  4. Join Food Waste Weekend At Yorktown First Presbyterian

    Join Food Waste Weekend At Yorktown First Presbyterian

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- A Yorktown church plans to boost the community's awareness of a food waste epidemic.On Sunday, the First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown will hold a Food Waste Weekend, joining other houses of worship across the country in a partnership to bring awareness to the problem.Last year, the federal government, through the Department of Agriculture and Environmental ...

  5. Teachers Discuss New Education Guidelines At BOCES' Regional Forum

    Teachers Discuss New Education Guidelines At BOCES' Regional Forum

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Teachers in Westchester and Putnam counties met recently at Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES to work on developing a plan to implement the federal government's Every Student Succeeds Act.The federal law passed in March 2016 calls for education reform.It replaces the No Child Left Behind measure signed by President George W. Bush in 2002. Each state must develop a plan ...

  6. Entergy Declares, Then Ends Notice Of Unusual Indian Point Event

    Entergy Declares, Then Ends Notice Of Unusual Indian Point Event

    BUCHANAN, N.Y. --  Control room operators at Indian Point's Unit 2 nuclear power plant declared and subsequently terminated a Notice of Unusual Event on Tuesday morning, according to an announcement.The notice is the lowest of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s four emergency classification levels. It followed an electrical fault on a cable that carries electricity between both ...

  7. BOCES Welcomes New Educational Leadership Ph.D. Class

    BOCES Welcomes New Educational Leadership Ph.D. Class

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- A fall Ph.D. program for teachers is about to enter its eighth year at Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES.The Manhattanville College doctoral program in educational leadership, run with BOCES, has a already graduated 23 students, and 100 more are currently pursuing their degrees.About 40 teachers and scholars attended an event to celebrate the accomplishments and ...

  8. Dozier Is SPCA Pet Of The Week

    Dozier Is SPCA Pet Of The Week

    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- Dozier, the current pet-of-the week at SPCA of Westchester, is a one-year-old terrier mix, with a velvety, soft and brindled colored coat, who is available for adoption at its Briarcliff location.He is described as having "soulful eyes" and a "sweet, gentle demeanor."The dog is new to the shelter. Trainers there are getting to know Dozer and ...

  9. New York Joins Compact To Ensure Popular Vote Determines Presidency

    New York Joins Compact To Ensure Popular Vote Determines Presidency

    Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has signed legislation that secure's New York's place on the list of states that have joined National Popular Vote Compact, according to an announcement.It guarantees that "every vote in every state will matter in every presidential election," the release said.The bill modifies legislation signed by Cuomo in 2014, which added New York to an interstate ...

  10. GoFundMe Page Launched For Cortlandt Family Following Fire

    GoFundMe Page Launched For Cortlandt Family Following Fire

    CORTLANDT, N.Y. -- A local family has been without a home since an Oct. 17  fire extensively damaged theirs in Cortlandt Manor.Fortunately, the Addisons, a couple and three children, all made it out of the house OK and without injury, according to the family's GoFundMe. But the fire that started in and destroyed a kitchen caused extensive structural damage to that part of the house, ...

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