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1) Will winter ever end? The Hudson Valley is expected to get up to 6 inches of snow Monday into Tuesday -- just in time to foul the morning commute. Last year on St. Paddy's Day, it was sunny and in the 70s. This year, temperatures barely cracked 40. Raise your hand if you're ready for spring! Oh, wait …. that starts Wednesday. 2) Local political contests may lack the glamour and glitz of state...Read more »
1) New Rochelle High's boys basketball team ran out of miracles, but the Iona College Gaels and their fans are hoping for one of their own after they were riveted to jumbo television screens Sunday evening to find out whom the Gaels would play in the NCAA Tournament. The answer: No. 2 seed and Big Ten powerhouse Ohio State in a West Regional game later this week.
2) A lawsuit over New...Read more »
Now here’s something people don’t talk about every day: birth control for deer. But in Hastings-on-Hudson, it’s the hot topic on the agenda for Tuesday night’s regular board of trustees meeting.
Tufts University veterinary expert Allen Rutberg will be making a presentation that details his upcoming plan to dart deer with a contraceptive that can keep the animals from getting pregnant for up...Read more »
Today is March 15, a date also known as “the Ides of March," and associated with the murder of Julius Caesar in 44 BCE.
Caesar, dictator of the Roman Empire, was stabbed to death at a meeting of the senate. His assassination was planned by as many as 60 conspirators led by senators Brutus and Cassius. Caesar's life and death was chronicled by Greek storyteller Plutarch, but it was another...Read more »
1) Watch some local moms behave like NFL linemen! The first-ever Westchester County Suburbia Roller Derby match is slated for Saturday in Yonkers. Check out Newsday's video profile of the skaters, and grab your tickets early through the team's website. You can even knock back beers in double time -- VIP ticket holders get "skatetress service" during the inaugural match. 2) Need a job and...Read more »
The East Ramapo School Board president called community activists miscreants and labeled students the pawns of adults Tuesday, just before taking a step toward effectively silencing public comment with a policy change. And there's not much frustrated parents can do about it.
Daniel Schwartz said those folks had chosen to use public comment as "a vehicle of both intimidation and to harass,...Read more »
Today is Pi Day, a reminder that math can be fun even if you’re not a geek: Just look around you.
What do a pizza, the Earth, the sun, the moon, a baseball and the Grand Central Terminal’s dome have in common? The circle, of course.
And what do all circles have in common?
A unique ratio called Pi -- the ratio of a circle’s circumference to the diameter, which is always 22:7. If...Read more »
1) Welcome, Pope Francis! It took the papal conclave just two days to elect Cardinal Jorge Mario Begoglio as the 266th pope after his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, stepped down Feb. 28. Next up: The papal inauguration Mass, when observers will closely analyze everything about Pope Francis, from his choice of raiment to the words in his homily, for hints about the direction he may take the Catholic...Read more »
The good news for the Village of Irvington is that people will buy anything these days – including beat-up, coin-operated, electronic parking meters.
As of Wednesday afternoon, 265 visitors had checked out 48 of the old parking meters up for sale on GovDeals.com, an eBay-style government surplus website. The fact that those items are frankly described as being in “worn condition” has...Read more »
Finding a vet to treat Fido and Whiskers is an easy enough task, but where do you go when your hedgehog gets an ear infection or your wallaby breaks a leg?
Paging Dr. Laurie Hess, owner of the Veterinary Center of Birds & Exotics in Bedford Hills, the only all-bird-and-exotic-animal hospital in Westchester County and one of the few accredited specialty animal hospitals in the country.
The...Read more »