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Amy Seiden was outbid online Wednesday by a 13-year-old in Ossining who really wants to win that shoe-shopping trip with teachers Sarah Arbitrio and Linda Whitney.
And with just three days to go, the leading bid to be assistant princpal for a day at Roosevelt Elementary School is up to $50.
The Ossining MATTERS fundraiser, which antes up cash for extracurricular programs and equipment,...Read more »
First a Styrofoam head looking like something out of ancient Greece or Rome is found bobbing in the Hudson by some Marist College crew team members.
Now comes word of a tree whose ancestors date back to the dinosaur era living in North White Plains.
What's next? Prehistoric fish living under the Tappan Zee Bridge? Oops, already have those.
Metro-North officials say they recently...Read more »
Not one to let an opportunity pass, state Sen. Greg Ball (R-Patterson) is trying to parlay an on-air skirmish with CNN's Piers Morgan into some campaign dollars.
On Tuesday, the Republican lawmaker, known for his conservative views, sent an email blast to supporters patting himself on the back for putting "Piers in his place" and banging on his tin cup for contributions.
"Just...Read more »
An icon of the Democratic Party in the Hudson Valley, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., endorsed Board of Legislators chairman Ken Jenkins (D-Yonkers) for Westchester County executive on Tuesday.
“Ken has the moral fiber, administrative talent, idealism and beef jerky toughness to stand up to the big shots, end the corruption and restore Westchester as the Empire State’s paradigm of good government,”...Read more »
Few agencies live by the numbers more than the MTA.
After all, the perpetually cash-strapped transportation agency has a $12.6 billion budget with a $450 million hole in it. Gaps that big can drive a bean counter crazy. Not to mention reporters with limited math skills.
Or Metro-North riders. Last month, they started kicking in an extra 8.2 to 9.3 percent per ticket for a ride on...Read more »
Did Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino act morally when he chose a local nonprofit organization to refurbish and manage Rye Playland, the county-owned amusement park?
Philosophers John Rawls and Immanuel Kant don’t think so.
Or, at least not according to Kelly Morque, who is the son of Kim Morque, the president of the nonprofit organization Sustainable Playland Inc.
In a...Read more »
The bridge has not yet been built, but the accolades are already starting to come.
On Friday, New York State Thruway Authority chairman Howard Milstein received the Lifetime Leadership Award from the Regional Plan Association for his work leading the agency's efforts to build a new Tappan Zee Bridge.
In receiving the honor from the group, founded in the 1920s to provide a blueprint for...Read more »
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino is urging Bee-Line riders to Bee-Aware.
Taking a page from the New York City Transit system's popular "If You See Something, Say Something" ads, the county has come up with its own ad campaign to get riders to report suspicious packages left unattended on buses.
The "Bee-Aware" ads were made possible by a $433,000 grant from...Read more »
Five Metro-North stations on the Harlem Line will be getting a spring cleaning.
Teams called station gangs will be swarming stations at Crestwood, Valhalla, North White Plains, Hawthorne and Pleasantville in the coming weeks, armed with hammers and paint brushes.
The gangs -- made up of sheet metal workers, mechanics, plumbers and paint crews -- will be giving each station a fresh coat...Read more »
Teachers have been letting off a lot of steam lately about how standardized tests don't inspire creativity. Not true for one upstate 13-year-old, Sophia Stevens of Saranac.
As reported by The Washington Post blog Answer Sheet, Stephens actually created an entire mock test Sunday, constructed as a clever commentary on state tests, which students began taking Tuesday.
In her fake test,...Read more »