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Fact: Greenburgh happens to be the largest town in Westchester County and recently celebrated its 225th anniversary.
Weird fact: Greenburgh residents never use Greenburgh as an address. So if you want to go to Greenburgh Town Hall, remember to set your GPS for White Plains.
But try to get to Greenburgh? Forget about it.
“I don’t think any place is as complicated as Greenburgh,”...Read more »
The Mount Vernon Ethics Board met briefly behind closed doors Tuesday night with City Council members to discuss the volunteer board's ongoing probes of alleged ethical violations by Mayor Ernie Davis' senior staff.
Council members went into executive session shortly after convening the work session and spoke with four members of the Ethics Board for about 10 minutes. Board members left abruptly,...Read more »
1) Blacks in Law Enforcement are planning to voice their outrage at Wednesday night's Mount Vernon City Council meeting over the recent firing of Police Commissioner Carl Bell. The group will demand to know the reasons for Bell's February dismissal by Mayor Ernie Davis and ask the counsel why a white police officer who has cost the city more than $500,00 in lawsuit losses and settlements...Read more »
1) When will puffs of white smoke over the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican announce the successor to Pope Benedict XVI? We'll know sometime after Tuesday afternoon, when a conclave of Catholic cardinals gathers to elect the new pontiff. The cardinals won't have access to any outside news or media while they weigh their votes and will sleep in close quarters at the Apostolic Palace. Read what Hudson...Read more »
The mother of a student who was the subject of some harsh words from East Ramapo School Board attorney Albert D'Agostino filed a complaint with the Grievance Committee for the Tenth Judicial District on Thursday.
Charlene Williams-Pulakos asked the committee to investigate an incident Tuesday in which D'Agostino allegedly called her 17-year-old son, Nicholas, a profane name after a School...Read more »
This week will be a busy one for Westchester County courts and the federal courthouse right down the block in White Plains, with two murder trials set to start.
Here are some of the bigger cases on the calendar:
- Michael Saunders, 50, of Yonkers, will go to trial in Westchester County Court on second-degree murder charges in the March 2012 death of his infant child's mother, Sabrina...Read more »
Noam Bramson scored some victories recently in his campaign for the Democratic Party's nomination for Westchester County executive.
But, perversely, his victories don't necessarily mean he's closer to securing that nomination at the party's convention in late April.
Last week, the mayor of New Rochelle won 68 percent of the support of the Democratic Committee for the Town of Cortlandt....Read more »
1. For the first time since Newsday broke the story about New York securing a $1.5 billion loan from the federal government, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's public pointman on the new Tappan Zee Bridge, Brian Conybeare, will answer questions from the Westchester County Board of Legislators about the megaproject's finances, local impact and jobs.
2. A plea deal in the $350,000 tax battle between Rockland...Read more »
As Hillary Rodham Clinton hopscotched the world's hot spots as secretary of state, her diet was just as fiery, her biographer says.
The biographer, a BBC reporter who often accompanied the Chappaqua resident on her travels, says that Clinton would chow down on hot chili peppers to increase her metabolism and cleanse her system.
"She eats those hot chilis that make you sweat,"...Read more »
Nineteen Westchester County and Putnam County high school students will head to international science competitions after presenting grand prize-winning projects at the 2013 Westchester Science and Engineering Fair.
On Saturday, students showcased projects at Sleepy Hollow High School that they've spent their high school careers and summers developing. The topics researched range from cancer...Read more »