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Leslie Hatzel

Community Advisor

Leslie is a graduate of Ardsley High School. She received her bachelor's degree in English from American International College. She worked at PepsiCo for 15 years before working as a substitute teacher, tutor and teacher's aide,. She specializes in working with children with developmental disabilities. She was active in the Port Chester schools where her son played high school football. She also is a past member of her residential cooperative's board of directors.

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  1. Arrival Of Summer Comes With Rare Strawberry Moon In Mamaroneck

    Arrival Of Summer Comes With Rare Strawberry Moon In Mamaroneck

    MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- The arrival of the summer solstice in Mamaroneck came with a rare strawberry moon on Monday, June 20. A strawberry moon is the phenomenon when a full moon takes place on the summer solstice.According to EarthSky, the last time a full moon fell on a summer solstice was the "Summer of Love" back in 1967. Daily Voice reader Mary Oliansky Zaccagnino captured ...

  2. Hillary Clinton Breaks From Campaign For Hometown Memorial Day Parade

    Hillary Clinton Breaks From Campaign For Hometown Memorial Day Parade

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- While Americans are familiar with scores of headlines that Democrat Hillary Clinton's presidential candidacy has generated this spring, the former secretary of state met with folks who know her in a very different way: as a neighbor and community member.Clinton, who has lived in the Chappaqua hamlet of the town of New Castle since 1999, took time off to march in the ...

  3. Port Chester Beautification Commission To Gather For Spring Cleanup Day

    Port Chester Beautification Commission To Gather For Spring Cleanup Day

    PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- The Port Chester Beautification Commission has scheduled a Spring Cleanup Day from 9 a.m. - noon on Saturday, June 4.Those attending are asked to meet in the parking lot of the Metro-North Railroad train station at 3 Broad St.All are asked to bring a reusable water bottle and dress appropriately.For more information, email beautification@portchesterny.com. The ...

  4. Blind Brook, Port Chester Voters Approve School Budgets

    Blind Brook, Port Chester Voters Approve School Budgets

    This story has been updated.PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- Voters in the Blind Brook and Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District easily approved their school budgets on Tuesday.According to unofficial returns in Port Chester, the proposed budget for 2016-17 passed by a vote of 812 to 570.Blind Brooks' proposed $43.2 million school budget passed by a vote of 370 to 35, according to unofficial ...

  5. John S. Whearty, 82, Retired Westchester Schools Superintendent

    John S. Whearty, 82, Retired Westchester Schools Superintendent

    VALHALLA, N.Y. — Valhalla resident John S. Whearty died on Thursday, May 12. He was 82. He was born on April 17, 1934 to James and Gertrude Whearty in Glen Cove, N.Y. Whearty was the first principal of Westlake High School, starting in the fall of 1962 before later becoming Superintendent of Schools of the Mount Pleasant Central School District, retiring after 34 years of service in ...

  6. Rye Brook Sues Port Chester Over Firefighter Layoffs

    Rye Brook Sues Port Chester Over Firefighter Layoffs

    This story has been updated.RYE BROOK, N.Y. -- The Village of Rye Brook filed a lawsuit against the Village of Port Chester on Tuesday over its May 2 board vote to eliminate the paid fire department and eight career firefighters.One of Port Chester's career firefighters was regularly assigned overnight to a firehouse in Rye Brook, according to the villages' signed contract.The lawsuit ...

  7. Car Crashes Into Yorktown CVS, Injuring Five

    Car Crashes Into Yorktown CVS, Injuring Five

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Five people were injured when a car drove into the CVS at the Triangle Shopping Center in Yorktown Tuesday night.Yorktown Police believe the driver suffered a medical condition that contributed to the crash, which occurred at about 6:30 p.m. None of the injuries were serious and police said there is no criminal investigation.It may take several days to fix the ...

  8. Remember, Reflect On Holocaust Remembrance Day

    Remember, Reflect On Holocaust Remembrance Day

    Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom Hashoah, begins on the evening of Wednesday, May 4 and ends on the evening of Thursday, May 5.Holocaust Remembrance Day is observed on the 27th day of Nisan of the Hebrew calendar. The internationally recognized date marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the 1943 act of Jewish resistance in German-occupied Poland during World War II. When ...

  9. Firefighters' Firing Prompts Protest In Port Chester

    Firefighters' Firing Prompts Protest In Port Chester

    This story has been updated.PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- Monday's surprise firing of eight paid firefighters in Port Chester prompted a rally and protest by about 200 firefighters, union members and the public.By a 5-1 vote, as reported earlier here by Daily Voice,  Port Chester's village board eliminated the paid fire department and 11 jobs. Three of the career jobs were vacant, leaving eight ...

  10. Village Board Axes Paid Fire Department In Port Chester

    Village Board Axes Paid Fire Department In Port Chester

    PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- Port Chester's village board voted 5-1 to on Monday night to cut eight paid firefighters.The abrupt budget change would save an estimated $600,000 in salaries and benefits in the 2016-17 budget, according to village officials.A rally to support the firefighters was planned for 1 p.m. Tuesday outside Village Hall at 222 Grace Church St. Organizers encouraged people ...

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