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  1. Lucky Is The SPCA Of Westchester's Pet Of The Week

    Lucky Is The SPCA Of Westchester's Pet Of The Week

    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- A "friendly, playful" 1-year-old dog with tons of puppy energy has been named the SPCA of Westchester's Pet of the Week.Lucky, a "happy girl" who "always has a smile on her face," is great with people and other dogs, but does not get along well with cats, according to the SPCA, which said she would do well in a home with children ...

  2. Ollie Is The Paws Crossed Pet Of The Week

    Ollie Is The Paws Crossed Pet Of The Week

    ELMSFORD, N.Y. – A 2-year-old treeing walker coonhound who loves “snuggle time” has been named the Paws Crossed Animal Rescue’s newest adoptable pet.According to a statement from the shelter, Ollie was recently surrendered by his owner, but is truly “a wonderful boy” who is “incredibly sad not to be in a home with a family.”“I happen to be a big fan of hounds, so Ollie had me at his ...

  3. Croton Firefighters Contain Snow Plow Fire

    Croton Firefighters Contain Snow Plow Fire

    CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Firefighters battled a steep, snowy incline on Wednesday to extinguish a fire that had begun in a snow plow, according to officials.The incident was first reported about 4:05 p.m. Wednesday, said officials, who added that the scene drew a "full department response" to a building near the lower end of Mount Airy Road.According to fire officials, ...

  4. Westchester Actress Makes Broadway Debut In 'On Your Feet'

    Westchester Actress Makes Broadway Debut In 'On Your Feet'

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A Westchester native is making her Broadway debut in "On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan."According to a statement, White Plains child actress Madison Elizabeth Lagares -- who previously appeared on the television show "Blind Spot" and in the film, "The Intern," with Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway -- plays the ...

  5. State Of Emergency Declared In Yorktown As Nor'easter Arrives

    State Of Emergency Declared In Yorktown As Nor'easter Arrives

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- As an historic Nor'easter bears down on the region, Yorktown Town Supervisor Michael Grace has declared a state of emergency and ordered that all non-essential travel be prohibited.According to a statement from the Yorktown Police Department, the order is in effect through midnight Tuesday."The decision to declare a state of emergency was in consultation with the ...

  6. Hank Is The SPCA Of Westchester's Pet Of The Week

    Hank Is The SPCA Of Westchester's Pet Of The Week

    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- Hank, a 1-year-old spaniel mix, has been named the SPCA of Westchester's Pet of the Week.Described as a "shy guy who's made huge strides in his confidence and is ready to take on the world," Hank entered the animal shelter along with 11 brothers and sisters from somewhere in the south, according the SPCA.While none of the puppies has been properly ...

  7. Scottish National Curling Team Sweeps Into Westchester

    Scottish National Curling Team Sweeps Into Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Ardsley Curling Club recently played host to a cousin club from across the pond, according Westchester County officials.The Royal Caledonian Curling Club ventured to Westchester from Scotland in early February, said Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino.The Scottish club took on several curling teams in the United States as each team vied for the ...

  8. Letter To The Editor: Yorktown Slams Shut Town Hall Doors

    Letter To The Editor: Yorktown Slams Shut Town Hall Doors

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Yorktown Daily Voice accepts signed letters to the editor. Send signed letters to Yorktown@dailyvoice.com.To the Editor:Yorktown's Town Board has imposed a controversial meeting fee and mandated a $1,000,000 liability insurance policy for all civic organizations that meet in Town Hall. This costly insurance burden has placed an obstacle in the path of grassroots ...

  9. Letter To The Editor: 'Can't Make A Left'

    Letter To The Editor: 'Can't Make A Left'

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Yorktown Daily Voice accepts signed letters to the editor. Send signed letters to Yorktown@dailyvoice.com.To the Editor:(A poem by Mark Lieberman)Have you been somewhere on Route 35?Have you tried to make a left?Have you tried to stay alive?What about a left into the Triangle Shopping Center?Have you tried that lately?How long to enter?The traffic is so bad you can ...

  10. Man, 27, Arrested In Yorktown After Failing To Appear In Court

    Man, 27, Arrested In Yorktown After Failing To Appear In Court

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Yorktown police on Monday arrested a New Hampshire man who was wanted for failing to appear in town court.Missouri Balbuena-Castillo, 27, of Manchester, New Hampshire, was joined by his attorney when he turned himself over to the court about 11:20 a.m. Monday, according to police.According to authorities, the court notified the police department, which then sent ...

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