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Got a loaded pantry and looking for ways to help out in Hurricane Sandy's aftermath? Port Chester's Police Benevolent Association could use your help.
Cops will set up in front of Costco on Westchester Avenue in Port Chester from noon until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, for the PBA's second annual fall food drive.
Last year, the drive raised more than $10,000 in food and cash donations.
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A company interested in running Rye Playland presented its proposal to the Westchester County Board of Legislators on Thursday, a month after County Executive Robert Astorino chose another company to run the county-owned amusement park.
An executive from Standard Amusements said it would invest $25 million into the beloved but aging park, including a $6 million upfront payment to the county,...Read more »
Come Saturday night, no more cash will be accepted at the Henry Hudson Bridge.
At 11 p.m. Saturday, the bridge goes cashless.
Drivers using E-ZPass will still get the $2.20 discount on the regular $4 toll. Those that drive through without a pass will have their license plates photographed and a bill for the full toll sent to their home if they're the registered owner, the MTA says.
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Westchester County Association’s new program seeking to help young local companies grow is still taking applications from future protégés and signing up more mentors.
The program, called the Blueprint Accelerator Network, is targeting “early stage companies that are operational and can demonstrate that they have had revenue for the last six months,” said Marissa Brett, the association's executive...Read more »
The elite, private Hackley School in Tarrytown netted $43.7 million from the donation of a Claude Monet painting sold at Christie's New York auction house Wednesday.
The "Nympheas" painting is a 1905 view of the lily pond at Giverny from the definitive series of Monet's career. The school received the donation from the estate of Ethel Strong Allen, wife of the late Wall Street executive...Read more »
On Tuesday night, Sean Patrick Maloney defeated Republican Rep. Nan Hayworth to become the first openly gay candidate elected to represent New York in Congress, but practically no one noticed that aspect of Maloney's victory, as his sexual orientation was strictly a nonissue during the campaign.
Maloney -- a former aide to President Bill Clinton -- unseated Hayworth in New York's 18th District...Read more »
I woke up Tuesday morning with a bit more excitement than most days. It’s not Christmas, or my birthday, but Election Day -- my first chance to cast a vote for president.
For most of my life politics hasn't been a subject for polite conversation at the dinner table. Even when I turned 18, I wasn't too thrilled about voting. But with the presidential election upon us, my feelings changed drastically.
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The United Way of Westchester and Putnam has been buzzing since Hurricane Sandy hit the region last week.
The organization’s call center in White Plains has received around 7,000 calls to its 211 service and a whopping 400,000 searches at http://www.hudson211.org, a site that serves as a clearinghouse for recovery information, said Naomi Adler, the group’s president.
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President Barack Obama's re-election campaign in New York state says it has a "crucial" role to play in the upcoming presidential election: just not in New York.
In a Nov. 2 memo to supporters, Robert Diamond, NY state director of Obama for America, listed the group's core missions as "exporting volunteers" -- including some from the Hudson Valley -- to Pennsylvania and...Read more »
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is backing Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney in his bid to oust incumbent Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-Bedford) in the nationally watched 18th Congressional race.
Maloney's campaign made the announcement Saturday morning.
"Sean Patrick Maloney will work to restore the economy of the Hudson Valley and get people back to work," Cuomo said in a statement provided by Maloney's...Read more »