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In the ongoing turf struggle between geese and peeps, the humans in Westchester County are definitely letting the birds live.
After Mamaroneck officials met Monday with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, plans have been canceled for rounding up and gassing the geese. But the USDA, which is the only agency in the country allowed to cull the birds, will still be returning to the village in...Read more »
What's a Jewish Christmas?
Urban Dictionary puts it concisely: "Chinese food and a movie. That's it."
For Jews, it long since has transitioned from a tradition to a cliche, and for good reason: For a long time, Chinese restaurants and movie theaters were among the very few places to remain open on Christmas day.
Here are some of the best local picks for Christmas Day:
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With trees down, travel restricted and states of emergency still in effect in towns across the Hudson Valley, most Halloween events in the area have been canceled or postponed.
Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano is asking kids to stay at home or close to it to celebrate Halloween Wednesday, on top of issuing a 6 p.m. curfew for everyone under 18 years old.
The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze, an annual...Read more »