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A native of Massachusetts, John Dyer has written about corrupt New Jersey politicians, elderly Bulgarian women who walk on hot coals and the financial cost of the Iraq War. He’s also taught English in the City University of New York, the College of New Rochelle and elsewhere. He lives in Hastings-on-Hudson.
Members of Peekskill’s Democratic Committee threw their support behind Westchester County executive candidate Bill Ryan on March 28, a win that wasn’t a surprise but that illustrates how Ryan is still in the three-way race.
Ryan, a county legislator from White Plains, is running against New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson and Board of Legislators chairman Ken Jenkins (D-Yonkers) for the chance...Read more »
Government officials are supposed to build roads, bridges and other infrastructure improvements. In Westchester County, they fight over them.
On Tuesday, Republicans on the Board of Legislators released a list of projects they claim are bogged down in the board’s Government Operations Committee, whose chairwoman is Legis. Catherine Borgia (D-Ossining).
Totaling $43.5 million in project...Read more »
Changes on the corporate side of Mrs. Green’s Natural Market continue with news that the neighborhood retail chain is moving its corporate headquarters to Irvington’s scenic waterfront.
The organic grocer is relocating in early May to an 11,555-square-foot loft space overlooking the Hudson River on the second floor of 1 Bridge St., said CBRE senior associate Tim Donahue, who helped arrange...Read more »
When springtime came and things got slow in Queens Supreme Court while I was covering the place for a New York City newspaper several years ago, I'd walk over to Archbishop Molloy's bandbox of a field to get one more peek at the legend.
There, Jack Curran -- tall and stately as always in a white uniform with blue trim -- would be taking another team of young...Read more »
With Palm Sunday, Passover and Easter coming up, local cops are again beefing up their patrols at crowded spots, such as malls and train stations.
That’s the word from Irvington Police Chief Michael Cerone, who heads up the state-designated Counter Terrorism Zone 3, which covers the two counties of Westchester and Putnam. From now through April 1, local, county and State Police will be on...Read more »
Here’s something new for Saturday night….how about Earth Hour? To celebrate, candle-bearing sustainable romantics will be unplugging from unnecessary electrical devices in a show of support for the planet. The world’s seventh annual Earth Hour runs today from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. And in Tarrytown, two restaurants have decided to join in by serving dinner only by candlelight during those...Read more »
A legal path has been cleared for the construction of a new municipal park in Mount Kisco, at least when it comes to the county signing off on the project.
The new park would be about 6 acres and take up roughly half of the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester’s Main Street location. Mount Kisco wants to buy the parcel from the nonprofit organization for $600,000, said Brian Skanes,...Read more »
The Spring Valley Fire Department was one of 12,000 applicants from across the U.S. selected to receive a hefty amount of funds from a competitive federal grant program, officials said Wednesday.
The Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters grant program awarded $280,000 to the volunteer department in the Rockland County village of about 32,000 people.
“At a time...Read more »
Kenneth Chamberlain Jr. and his family's lawyers are scheduled to meet again Wednesday with federal prosecutors reviewing the shooting death of his father, a 68-year-old African-American man gunned down by a white White Plains police officer on Nov. 19, 2011.
Chamberlain Jr. had already met once last June with Assistant U.S. Attorney David Kennedy, a senior civil rights prosecutor....Read more »
A 2010 Hudson Valley graduate has found himself on page 19 of the New York Post on Monday -- not for scandal or intrigue -- but for discovering a gel that one day could save soldiers' lives.
Joe Landolina, 20, of Pine Bush, and his business partners at Suneris Inc. have developed a gel patch that can be placed on a wound to quickly stop the bleeding. He has partnered with a cardiovascular...Read more »