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  1. Take Leap For Special Olympics In Westchester Polar Plunge

    Take Leap For Special Olympics In Westchester Polar Plunge

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N. Y. -- Special Olympics New York is looking for brave souls willing to take a leap of faith into Long Island Sound for the 8th annual Westchester Polar Plunge.This year's event, named Freezin' for a Reason, takes place Nov. 12 at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle. Organizers are hoping to surpass the $99,000 goal for the event.Last year, more than 600 people took ...

  2. Man Charged With Burglarizing Westchester Health In Yorktown

    Man Charged With Burglarizing Westchester Health In Yorktown

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N. Y. -- A 66-year-old New Jersey man is facing felony burglary and criminal mischief charges after a police investigation connected him to forcefully entering Westchester Health in Yorktown and damaging an office inside, police said.Steven Searcy of Union City, N. J., is being held without bail at the Westchester County Jail, police said. He's due back in Yorktown ...

  3. Sheriff: Motorist On Route 6N In Mahopac Had Cocaine, Ecstasy, Loaded Gun

    Sheriff: Motorist On Route 6N In Mahopac Had Cocaine, Ecstasy, Loaded Gun

    MAHOPAC, N. Y. -- A 37-year-old man is facing drug and weapons charges after Putnam County Sheriff's officers say they found a loaded gun along with cocaine and ecstasy during a traffic stop along Route 6N in Mahopac.Julio A. Garcia, of Coral Reef Way in Queen, is being held on $50,000 bail at Putnam County Correctional Facility, the sheriff's office said. He's charged with ...

  4. Yorktown Gears Up For Eighth Annual Street Fair

    Yorktown Gears Up For Eighth Annual Street Fair

    YORKTOWN, N. Y. -- The festival season isn't over in Yorktown where plans are under way for food, live entertainment, amusement rides and vendors for the 8th Annual Yorktown Festival and Street Fair on Sunday, Oct. 9 in downtown Yorktown.Organized by the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Yorktown, the outdoor event takes place from 11 a.m. through 5 p.m. along Commerce Street ...

  5. Yorktown Plans New Garage Complex For Salt Trucks, Plows

    Yorktown Plans New Garage Complex For Salt Trucks, Plows

    YORKTOWN, N. Y. -- Plans are in gear to build a new storage facility for Yorktown salting trucks and snow plows along Greenwood Street, according to News 12 Hudson Valley.State Sen. Terrence Murphy is helping to provide $375,000 in state grant money for the project to replace the dated garage on Front Street, reported News 12 Hudson Valley. The old building will be town down to make way ...

  6. Curtis Roosevelt, FDR's Oldest Grandson, 86

    Curtis Roosevelt, FDR's Oldest Grandson, 86

    Curtis Roosevelt, President Franklin D. Roosevelt's grandson who worked to ensure his grandmother's legacy through the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park, died Sept. 26 in France of an apparent heart attack. He was 86.Born Curtis Roosevelt Dall in Manhattan on April 19, 1930, he was the son of Curtis Bean Dall and Anna, the only daughter of Franklin and Eleanor ...

  7. Officials Question Cashless Tolls As NY State Thruway Losses Mount

    Officials Question Cashless Tolls As NY State Thruway Losses Mount

    The New York State Thruway's toll system at Exit 17 in Newburgh made the list of problem areas in the agency's increase in uncollected tolls over the last five years, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal.The problem is leading some officials to question the move to a cashless system that some fear with bring about even more loss to the 570-mile thruway system. Just from 2013-14, loss ...

  8. Yorktown School Pool Boasts New $20K Electronic Scoreboard

    Yorktown School Pool Boasts New $20K Electronic Scoreboard

    YORKTOWN, N. Y. -- Yorktown high school and middle school student swimmers now have a new $20,000 scoreboard to go with the upgraded pool at Mildred E. Strang Middle School.The new scoreboard, unveiled recently, was made possible through grant money. In addition to being used by Yorktown High School and middle school swimmers, the pool hosts a variety of competitions and meets, drawing ...

  9. Cortlandt Teen Receives $10,000 For Cancer Research Project

    Cortlandt Teen Receives $10,000 For Cancer Research Project

    CORTLANDT MANOR, N. Y. -- Clifford Soloway of Cortlandt Manor is one of only 20 students across the nation named to the Davidson Fellows Scholarship program for his research into the affect of lysine succinylation on cancer cells, officials announced.Soloway, a graduate of Walter Panas High School, was awarded a $10,000 scholarship for his work. He plans to attend Tulane University to ...

  10. Hudson Valley Setting For 'Girl On The Train' Makes Sense, Writers Say

    Hudson Valley Setting For 'Girl On The Train' Makes Sense, Writers Say

    "The Girl on the Train" author Paula Hawkins says the choice of the Hudson Valley as the backdrop for the upcoming film based on her book works well because the area is beautiful "in a slightly creepy way," according to an Aug. 25 cover article in Entertainment Weekly.Screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson said switching the setting from London to an American city was a ...

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