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

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

    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- He's got a wrinkly head, floppy ears and is the SPCA of Westchester's Pet of the Week.According to SPCA staff, "it's almost unfair how adorable Joey is."Estimated to be about 5 years old, the dog weighs about 45 pounds and is said to be social and friendly with people and other dogs.Still, he'd most likely need a home with children no younger than 14 ...

  2. County Executive Astorino Eyes Re-Election With $2.5M War Chest

    County Executive Astorino Eyes Re-Election With $2.5M War Chest

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino has increased his re-election war chest to more than $2.5 million, according to a statement from his campaign.When Astorino files his required fundraising reports at the end of January, he is expected to claim at least $1,035,564 raised in the past six months, according to a statement from his campaign, which said that The ...

  3. Baby Boy Is The SPCA Of Westchester's Pet Of The Week

    Baby Boy Is The SPCA Of Westchester's Pet Of The Week

    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- A Rhodesian/Hound mixed puppy described as a "very gentle, sweet guy," has been named the SPCA of Westchester's Pet of the Week.Baby Boy is between 10-12 months old and said to be timid around new people and new things, according to the SPCA, which recommended he be placed in a home with children over the age of 14.Baby Boy would also benefit from a ...

  4. Macy's To Lay Off 400-Plus New York Employees

    Macy's To Lay Off 400-Plus New York Employees

    Macy’s has announced closing dates for several of its New York stores, according to syracuse.com, which reported that the closures will leave more than 400 people out of work.The department store chain, which is set to close about 65 stores nationally in 2017, said it will shutter stores in the upstate city of Rochester, town of Clay and village of Johnson City, and in the Douglaston ...

  5. Police Investigate Hit-Run, Stabbing After Suspects Flee In Port Chester

    Police Investigate Hit-Run, Stabbing After Suspects Flee In Port Chester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – Police are trying to determine whether an early morning stabbing Saturday at the intersection of Putnam and Willett avenues in Port Chester is connected to a hit-and-run car crash just a block away that left a man pinned between a Jeep and the interior wall of a home.One man has been arrested in connection with the crash, according to Port Chester Police Chief ...

  6. Westchester Murder Attempt Among Fed Charges In Blood Hound Brims Gang Case

    Westchester Murder Attempt Among Fed Charges In Blood Hound Brims Gang Case

    A Greenburgh murder attempt is among several crimes charged to alleged members of an organized gang accused of committing assault, racketeering, conspiracy to commit murder and other violent crimes while selling cocaine in Westchester, the Bronx, Pennsylvania and elsewhere, according to authorities.Queens residents David Cherry, 35, also known as "Showtime," and Thomas Morton, ...

  7. Sheeba Is The SPCA Of Westchester's Pet Of The Week

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

    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- A 4-year-old shepherd mix is the SPCA of Westchester's Pet of the Week.Sheeba is said to be "friendly and full of personality," according to the SPCA.A smart dog, she does well with training and would do best in a home where her brain will be challenged, according to the SPCA.Despite her intelligence, Sheeba does not get along with all dogs and would ...

  8. New York's Minimum Wage Now $10 Per Hour In Westchester

    New York's Minimum Wage Now $10 Per Hour In Westchester

    New York State's push toward a $15 minimum wage takes a planned step forward on New Year's Eve Day when a bill signed earlier this year by Gov. Andrew Cuomo takes effect.While deadlines for the full pay increase vary by county and company size, the law requires all businesses in New York to increase their minimum wage from $8.75 per hour beginning on Saturday.In Westchester, Nassau and ...

  9. New Year's Eve Ball Drops Early In 1st Celebration At Kensico Dam

    New Year's Eve Ball Drops Early In 1st Celebration At Kensico Dam

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Kensico Dam Plaza's Westchester Winter Wonderland is set to host its first ever New Year's Eve Ball Drop and Celebration.According to a statement from the Westchester Parks Foundation, the Winter Wonderland is to open at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Kensico Dam Plaza, 1 Bronx River Parkway.The New Year's Eve Ball Drop and Celebration is set to take place at 8 p.m. according ...

  10. New York's Minimum Wage Increase Will Go Into Effect

    New York's Minimum Wage Increase Will Go Into Effect

    New York State's push toward a $15 minimum wage is set to take a planned step forward on New Year's Eve Day when a bill signed earlier this year by Gov. Andrew Cuomo takes effect.While deadlines for the full pay increase vary by county and company size, the law requires all businesses in New York to increase their minimum wage from $8.75 per hour beginning on Dec. 31.In Westchester, ...

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