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Mahopac High School science teacher Heather McArdle received another national nod for exemplary science teaching in February.
McCardle is one of just 10 semifinalists nationwide for the Shell Science Teaching Award to be presented at the National Science Teachers Association conference in April. If McCardle wins the award, overall she will receive $10,000.
It's not McCardle's first time...Read more »
Edward Berman resigned as chairman of the Westchester County Airport advisory board Wednesday night after more than a decade on the board.
Berman told fellow board members at their February meeting that he recently bought a home in Stamford, Conn., a move that will leave him ineligible to serve out the remainder of a three-year term that ends in December.
Berman, an attorney, joked that...Read more »
Politics has always been a study in contrasts. In Westchester County, where the biggest race of the year will pit Republican County Executive Rob Astorino against one of three Democrats vying for the party's nomination, the contrasts have been peculiar. Two recent political events highlight the differences between our local version of the red-blue divide: Astorino's Winter Celebration...Read more »
Students in the Briarcliff Manor School District are learning a new way to solve math problems, called Singapore Math, that is challenging the notion that there is one right way to get the answer to 3 times 3.
Let's consider an example that students at Todd Elementary School worked out Monday.
Consider the question: Cindy, Meghan and Nadine each drank 3/4 of a cup of orange juice. How...Read more »
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo didn't particularly agree with a reporter's characterization of negotiations between the state and federal transportation officials over a loan that will help pay for the replacement of the Tappan Zee Bridge.
“Who said it’s delayed?” Cuomo said when Newsday reporter Meghan Murphy asked the governor during a Tuesday stop in Nanuet about the state's request for a nearly...Read more »
Old-fashioned police leg work and paper files help Yonkers Det. John Geiss, the cold case detective for the Yonkers Police Department, crack cases that date back years -- like the probe of alleged serial killer Lucius Crawford who was arrested in December.
But Geiss and his supervisor, Yonkers Det. Lt. Joseph Monaco -- who has been working with Geiss since January 2012 -- have employed...Read more »
The Westchester County Board of Legislators agreed on Monday to study a proposed lease that would allow Ferncliff Manor, the Yonkers school for developmentally disabled children, to move to a former homeless shelter on county-owned property in Greenburgh.
The lawmakers' decision to transfer the draft lease to three legislative committees for further discussion was good news for Ferncliff,...Read more »
Democrats on the Westchester County Board of Legislators on Monday unveiled a new online service that tracks road repairs, bridge construction and other infrastructure projects in the county's $1.08 billion capital budget. In the process, the lawmakers also took a political dig at Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, a Republican. At a noon news conference at the county office building in...Read more »
Supporters of Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino flocked to the DoubleTree hotel in Tarrytown on Thursday night for a fundraising event in which top donors gave $5,000 to join the Republican in a special VIP room. The event will help Astorino add to the more than $2.2 million in campaign funds he already has accumulated for his reelection campaign. Astorino will face a yet-to-be-determined...Read more »
Ray Rice managed to elude San Francisco 49ers linebackers, but a nor'easter is stopping him in his tracks.
New Rochelle officials announced Thursday that they are postponing a rally to celebrate the Baltimore Ravens running back until Saturday, March 2.
The event had been scheduled for the steps of New Rochelle City Hall at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, but by then, forecasters say, about 10...Read more »