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  1. New York's Minimum Wage Increase To Take Effect On New Year's Eve

    New York's Minimum Wage Increase To Take Effect On New Year's Eve

    New York State's push toward a $15 minimum wage is set to take a planned step forward this week 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, Nassau and ...

  2. 'Far Too Early' For Talk Of Possible 2018 Gubernatorial Run, Molinaro Says

    'Far Too Early' For Talk Of Possible 2018 Gubernatorial Run, Molinaro Says

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. – Though he’s being discussed as a possible Republican candidate in the next gubernatorial race, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro said it’s too soon to speak about his future plans, according to The Daily Freeman.Asked recently about the 2018 race for New York’s governor, outgoing U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson, R-Kinderhook, mentioned Molinaro along with ...

  3. Holiday Concert At Maria Fareri Children's Hospital Features Gifts, Dancers

    Holiday Concert At Maria Fareri Children's Hospital Features Gifts, Dancers

    VALHALLA, N.Y. – An Armonk-based charity recently collected 200 toys and organized an array of entertainers to provide some warm holiday wishes to patients at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital.Presented by Heavenly Productions Foundation, the holiday concert featured several musical and dance numbers from Irish singer and tin whistle player Dawn Doherty, guitarist John Walsh, The ...

  4. Gracie Is SPCA Pet Of The Week

    Gracie Is SPCA Pet Of The Week

    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- A 6-year-old chow chow described as gorgeous, friendly and smart is the SPCA of Westchester's Pet of the Week.Gracie has a thick red coat that makes her look like a "gorgeous lioness," according to the SPCA.Said to be a loyal dog who loves people, Gracie would be best suited for a home with no children, according to the SPCA, which added that she does ...

  5. Guest Drops Pants In Front Of LaQuinta Housekeeper, North Castle Police Say

    Guest Drops Pants In Front Of LaQuinta Housekeeper, North Castle Police Say

    NORTH CASTLE, N.Y. – A man was booted from the La Quinta Inn & Suites recently after he “dropped his pants in front of a housekeeper,” according to North Castle police.Officers responded to the hotel at 94 Business Park Drive about 10:40 a.m. on Dec. 7 to help the manager escort the man from the grounds, North Castle Police said, adding that the matter was “adjusted.”The call for ...

  6. New York Expands 'OASAS' Tool To Fight Opioid Addiction

    New York Expands 'OASAS' Tool To Fight Opioid Addiction

    A new internet tool can now help quickly connect New Yorkers struggling with alcohol and drug addiction to the proper care, said Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday.Recently upgraded, the OASAS Treatment Availability Dashboard application provides access to any service offered by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, according to Cuomo, who said such services ...

  7. Animal Defenders Launch Anti-Abuse Campaign At Westchester Bus Stops

    Animal Defenders Launch Anti-Abuse Campaign At Westchester Bus Stops

    YONKERS, N.Y. – A new “If you see something, say something” campaign paid for by local animal rights advocates will urge Westchester residents to report instances of animal cruelty and neglect.Building Hope for the New Yonkers Animal Shelter, a volunteer organization that works with the animal shelter to improve the lives of stray pets, was to unveil its new ad campaign at bus shelters ...

  8. Greenburgh Town Officials Promote Toys For Tots Collection Efforts, Boxes

    Greenburgh Town Officials Promote Toys For Tots Collection Efforts, Boxes

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. – As the holidays grow nearer, Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner is urging town residents to consider donating to Toys for Tots Westchester.A Toys for Tots partner, Greenburgh maintains a toy drop box in the lobby of Town Hall and at firehouses in Fairview and Hartsdale, according to Feiner.“Many mothers and fathers are down on their luck at this time and could use ...

  9. White Plains' Nine-Day WinterFest Blasts Into Downtown

    White Plains' Nine-Day WinterFest Blasts Into Downtown

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- White Plains' second annual WinterFest is to kickoff Saturday on Court Street between Martine Avenue and Main Street, according to organizers.The weeklong event, which is open daily from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., aims to provide a "special shopping experience" and a bit of holiday cheer to city residents and others who attend, according to organizers, who said ...

  10. Lacey Is SPCA of Westchester's Pet Of The Week

    Lacey Is SPCA of Westchester's Pet Of The Week

    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- A 2-year-old sheltie mix is the SPCA of Westchester's Pet of the Week.Lacey is "happy with a capital 'H,'" according to the SPCA, which said the dog is always glad to see her friends whether they be other dogs or people.Because she loves to play so much and is a "very energetic girl," anyone interested in adopting Lacey should be active and ...

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