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3 hrs ago | The Harrison Daily Voice

Westchester Leads NY In Salaries For County Workers, Police

Westchester County general employees and county police are the highest-paid local government employees in the state outside New York City, according to a recent report released by the Empire Center for Public Policy.

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8 hrs ago | Fox News

NY boy has Bar Mitzvah in Polish town his grandfather once fled

There hadn't been a Jewish service in the Zamosc Synagogue since before the Holocaust, until earlier this month when a 13-year-old New York boy came to the city his grandfather fled in 1935 to celebrate his Bar Mitzvah - and honor the struggle of his family.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Poland, Poland, NY, Israel, Middle East, Religion, Judaism

11 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

New York suggests summer shutdown for nuke plant

The state Department of Environmental Conservation says it offered the summer shutdown as an alternative because plant owner Entergy Nuclear has balked at the idea of building cooling towers.

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Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors

14 hrs ago | The Greenburgh Daily Voice

Prepare For Bronx River Parkway Closures From Yonkers To White Plains

Motorists are advised that ongoing bridge work will close the northbound Bronx River Parkway starting on Friday, July 25 and continuing weekdays through Friday, Aug. 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from the Sprain Brook Parkway in Yonkers to the Westchester County Center in White Plains.

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Related Topix: Bronx River Parkway, White Plains, NY, Yonkers, NY

18 hrs ago | News Max

Challenger Rob Astorino Calls for Special Prosecutor on Cuomo

The ethics scandal swirling around New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo could end up with obstruction of justice charges against him, according to Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, who is challenging Cuomo in this year's gubernatorial race.

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Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Pleasantville Daily Voice

Westchester Legislators Call For Audit Of Ethics Board

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. Three Democratic members of the Westchester County Board of Legislators have requested an audit of the county Board of Ethics.

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Related Topix: White Plains, NY, Ossining, NY, North Salem, NY, Yonkers, NY

The Chappaqua Daily Voice

Motorcyclist Killed In Crash With Bee-Line Bus In Croton

One person was killed Thursday night in an accident on northbound Route 9A in Croton-on-Hudson, Croton police confirmed.

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Related Topix: Croton-on-Hudson, NY

Law.com

Judge Finds Mother "Cannot Be Trusted" With Custody

A Westchester County woman who shepherded her young son to forensic psychologists in what a court said was a concerted effort to undermine his relationship with his father, and paid a former soap opera actress $57,000 to prep her for a "role" as a witness, has been stripped of custody.

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Patch.com

Port Chester Man Arrested on Felony Drug Charges

Ivan Santiago, 35, of Port Chester was arrested Thursday on felony narcotic charges following an "ongoing drug investigation," according to Police Chief Richard Conway.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Port Chester, NY, Criminal Defense Law, Law

New Rochelle Talk

New Rochelle Schools IT Director Blocked Emails from Westchester...

The highest achieving and most dedicated middle school and high school students in the New Rochelle public schools were kept in the dark about a program launched by Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino to reward students with exceptionally high grades or attendance records.

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Related Topix: New Rochelle, NY, Education Etc., Recreational Vehicle, Security

Times Herald

Robert Durst: Strange son of a real estate empire

Robert Durst, the real-estate heir accused of urinating on a Texas CVS cash register and candy rack when he was picking up a prescription, is one of the strangest cases of a rich man gone off the rails.

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Related Topix: Life, Self Defense

The Port Chester Daily Voice

Summer Learning Meets Summer Fun In Port Chester At Bicycle Giveaway

RYE BROOK, N.Y. Nine-year-old Ashley Doonan spends her summer days working on reading and writing at Ward Summer Learning Camp in Port Chester.

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Related Topix: Port Chester, NY, Rye Brook, NY, New Rochelle, NY

The Bedford Daily Voice

New York Rated America's 'Unhappiest City' In Study

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. Harvard and Vancouver School professors from the University of British Columbia have released a report that shows the happiness of U.S. cities based on a study conducted by the CDC and other factors, such as income, age, sex reports the Independent Journal Review .

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Times Herald-Record

DEC wants partial shudown of Indian Point nuclear plant to ease stress on fish

An Entergy official told the state Department of Environmental Conservation Tuesday that a proposal to shutdown Indian Point in spring and summer months is a "terrible idea."

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Related Topix: Nuclear Energy, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom

The Somers Daily Voice

Independence Party Backs Falk's Somers District Assembly Bid

Andrew Falk, D, I, WF-Patterson, has been endorsed by the Independence Party, inviting and authorizing his Assembly candidacy on the Independence line.

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Related Topix: Patterson, NY, Carmel, NY, Putnam Valley, NY, Putnam County, NY, Somers, NY

WFAA-TV Dallas

Criminal probe of Cuomo administration urged

Political foes of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called Wednesday for prompt criminal investigation of his administration following a news report that his office thwarted attempts by his own special corruption commission to investigate groups with ties to him.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison, Andrew Cuomo

The Somers Daily Voice

Christie's 'Lost Cause' Comment On Astorino Campaign Prompts Sharp Response

Westchester County Executive and gubernatorial GOP candidate Rob Astorino issued a pointed response on Tuesday to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's comment that Astorino's campaign was a lost cause, according to politico.com.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Chris Christie

The Chappaqua Daily Voice

Heavy Rain, Thunderstorms Threaten Chappaqua Wednesday

Heat and humidity will persist throughout Westchester County on Wednesday and bring the threat of heavy rain and thunderstorms to the area, according to the National Weather Service.

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Related Topix: Weather, Chappaqua, NY

The Ossining Daily Voice

Jerry Gershner Discusses Soliciting In The Ossining Police Department

The unincorporated portion of the Town of Ossining hired Westchester County four years ago to provide police services after disbanding its own very expensive police force.

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Related Topix: Ossining, NY, Opinion

The Mount Vernon Daily Voice

Westchester Cop Struck In Scarsdale Faces Long Rehab

The Westchester County police officer who was struck by a motorist in Scarsdale over the weekend remains hospitalized and is facing a lengthy recovery before he can return to active duty.

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Related Topix: Scarsdale, NY

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