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  1. Legal Services Of Hudson Valley Celebrates 50 Years

    Legal Services Of Hudson Valley Celebrates 50 Years

    Legal Services of the Hudson Valley will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2017 with two special initiatives – an anniversary gala, “Equal Access to Justice,” which will be held April 6 at the Ritz Carlton Westchester in White Plains, and a $1 million campaign entitled “Let Justice Grow” to benefit its efforts to prevent homelessness across the lower and mid-Hudson Valley.The gala will ...

  2. Paulin's Bill To Help ID Human Trafficking Victims Becomes Law

    Paulin's Bill To Help ID Human Trafficking Victims Becomes Law

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- A bill authored by Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-88) that requires health-care professionals be trained to recognize human trafficking victims was signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday, Nov. 4. The legislation requires hospitals, public health centers, diagnostic centers, treatment centers and outpatient departments to establish and implement written ...

  3. White Plains Students Win First Place At Business Skills Competition

    White Plains Students Win First Place At Business Skills Competition

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A group of White Plains High School students took first place at the 2016 Business Skills Workshop, a competition held at Morgan Stanley in Purchase Oct. 28. The contest featured a graduate business school case study on Uber, which the participants had to analyze. Sponsored by the African American Men of Westchester, the winning team was comprised of Revital Aloni, ...

  4. State Police Conducting Halloween Crackdown On DWI, Underage Drinking

    State Police Conducting Halloween Crackdown On DWI, Underage Drinking

    The New York State Police have launched a special traffic enforcement initiative aimed at drunken driving during the Halloween weekend.Troopers will also conduct underage drinker identification details statewide, according to state police.The effort, which began Friday, will continue through Tuesday, according to state police.Drivers can expect a number of sobriety checkpoints, along ...

  5. Five Hudson Valley Walks To End Alzheimer's Expect To Raise More Than $1M

    Five Hudson Valley Walks To End Alzheimer's Expect To Raise More Than $1M

    The Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley Chapter held five walks around its seven-county region over the past few weeks, starting with the Westchester Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sept. 25 at White Plains High School and ending with the Putnam walk on Oct. 16 at the Putnam Office for Senior Resources in Carmel.Walks were also held in Montgomery, Pomona and on the Walkway Over the Hudson ...

  6. Westchester Legislator Seeks To Restrict Explosive Used In NYC Bombing

    Westchester Legislator Seeks To Restrict Explosive Used In NYC Bombing

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Despite a recent setback, state Assemblyman David Buchwald, D-White Plains, is vowing to continue his long-standing battle to regulate an explosive product that appears to have been used in last month’s bombing in New York City.The New York Times and CBS2 New York recently reported that a product known as Tannerite was used in the bombing that injured 31 ...

  7. Loaded Handgun Recovered During Identity Theft Arrests In Greenburgh

    Loaded Handgun Recovered During Identity Theft Arrests In Greenburgh

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Detectives from the Greenburgh Police Department, in conjunction with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and the Greenburgh Police SWAT team, executed a search warrant in Elmsford on Wednesday, resulting in two arrests, police said.The warrant was issued following a lengthy investigation into identity theft and other fraudulent activity, according to police.One ...

  8. Comedian Kevin Meaney, Westchester Native, Dies At 60

    Comedian Kevin Meaney, Westchester Native, Dies At 60

    Comedian and actor Kevin Meaney, a Valhalla native, has died at the age of 60, according to multiple news reports.Meaney, whose career included numerous appearances on HBO, “Saturday Night Live” and “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson, was found unresponsive at his Forestburgh home Friday, with the cause of death not immediately known, according to CNN.Meaney, who also starred in the ...

  9. Former Woodlands Assistant Principal Sentenced For Stealing From Fund

    Former Woodlands Assistant Principal Sentenced For Stealing From Fund

    A 69-year-old Rockland resident and former assistant principal in Westchester was sentenced to one to three years in state prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to grand larceny in the second degree, a class C felony, on Aug. 20, according to Acting Westchester County District Attorney James A. McCarty.Frank Gluberman of Congers has also paid full restitution in the amount of ...

  10. Westchester Supporting $145 Million In Private Investment Initiatives

    Westchester Supporting $145 Million In Private Investment Initiatives

    With a spark provided by three high-powered entities, plans for $145 million worth of private investment in Westchester County are on track to move forward, county officials said.The impetus stems from a pair of separate projects initiated by Million Air and Bethel Methodist Home, along with a recent proposal from Dannon. The county’s Industrial Development Agency (IDA) and Local ...

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