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38 min ago | The Peekskill Daily Voice

Parolee Convicted In Murder Of Peekskill Cabdriver

John Murray was convicted of first-degree murder and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore said.


Related Topix: Peekskill, NY, Criminal Defense Law, Law

1 hr ago | The Croton Daily Voice

Popular Farmer & The Fish Restaurant Reopens After Fire

The Farmer & the Fish, a farm-to-table restaurant in North Salem, reopened for lunch Thursday after a chimney fire Wednesday night.


Related Topix: Fire, North Salem, NY, Croton Falls, NY

5 hrs ago | The North Salem Daily Voice

North Salem Will See More Law Enforcement Patrols Around Easter, Passover

Westchester County residents may notice an increase in the presence of law enforcement personnel over the holiday weekend, as counter-terrorism efforts are stepped up around Passover and Easter, according to a release from Irvington Police Chief and Chair of Counter Terrorism Zone 3, Michael Cerone.


Related Topix: North Salem, NY, Irvington, NY

9 hrs ago | The Greenburgh Daily Voice

Elmsford Student Gets Career Advice At Westchester Youth Summit

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. Joshua Mercado of Yonkers walked away from the 2014 Westchester County Youth Workforce Summit Tuesday with a job at Robinson Oil.


Related Topix: White Plains, NY, Elmsford, NY, Yonkers, NY

11 hrs ago | Korea Herald

Everything to Lose' for a good cause

Everything to Lose By Andrew Gross Who hasn't thought that a bag of money could solve a lot of problems? But it's also prudent to remember that money can be the root of evil, as the adage goes.


13 hrs ago | Empire State News

Crime-fighting grants go to 31 law enforcement agencies

Nearly $1 Million in grants to reduce, solve and prevent crime will go to 31 law enforcement agencies across New York State.


Related Topix: Prison, New York, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Dutchess County, NY

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Borrowing for pension costs soar in N.Y.

Local governments and the state increased borrowing off the state pension fund to pay yearly retirement costs by 22 percent between 2013 and this year, state records show.


Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Retirement, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Monroe County, NY, Yonkers, NY

The Rye Daily Voice

Stepinac High School Hosts Career Day With Alumni

Archbishop Stepinac High School recently held a career day for its students, and alumni returned to represent various career paths.


WPPAC Conservatory Theatre Presents RENT School Edition, 4/25-27

The region's premiere theatrical training organization, the WPPAC Conservatory Theatre, presents RENT School Edition on stage at the White Plains Performing Arts Center, April 25- 27. Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, RENT School Edition follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and ... (more)


Westchester County Jeweler Teams with Pets Alive for Fundraiser

The following release is from D'Errico Jewelry: SCARSDALE, NY - D'Errico Jewelry is mobilizing Southern Westchester in support of pet rescue in an event that will start with a free gala reception April 24, 6-9 pm and feature a trunk show featuring the world's leading pet charm manufacturer running April 24-27 at its landmark log cabin store at 509 ... (more)


Related Topix: Scarsdale, NY, Elmsford, NY

The Cortlandt Daily Voice

Another Cold Night In Cortlandt Could Bring Frost

The sudden cold snap that descended upon Westchester County on Tuesday night will stick around on Wednesday night, too, threatening sensitive plants and flowers, according to the National Weather Service.


Related Topix: Weather

Newburgh Man Convicted in White Plains Identity Theft Cases

Justin Sutton, 26, of Newburgh was convicted this week of several counts of fraud, identity theft and grand larceny in connection with the theft of about $9,000 worth of merchandise from stores in White Plains and Westchester County, according to Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore.


Related Topix: Newburgh, NY, White Plains, NY

The White Plains Daily Voice

N. White Plains Station Parking Lot To Get $4 Million Makeover

The parking lot at the North White Plains Metro-North station is set to undergo a $4 million rehabilitation after the approval of a bond act by the Westchester County Board of Legislators.


Related Topix: Eastchester, NY, Tuckahoe, NY, New Rochelle, NY, Pleasantville, NY

The Mount Vernon Daily Voice

Mount Vernon Residents Celebrate Passing Of Tax Day

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. Although April 15 is a day most mark on the calendar with a skull and crossbones, some Westchester County residents have come to peace with the passing of the annual ritual.


Related Topix: Tax, New Rochelle, NY, Mamaroneck, NY, Opinion

The Mount Pleasant Daily Voice

Freeze Warning Issued For Mount Pleasant Early Wednesday

Temperatures will dive into the low 30's on Tuesday night and, as a result, some parts of Westchester County could see the rain turn to ice and possibly even snow, according to the National Weather Service.


Related Topix: Weather, White Plains, NY, Hastings on Hudson, NY

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Peekskill Daily Voice

Westchester Legislator Says Scrap Sustainable Playland Contract

RYE, N.Y. Progress on the Playland Improvement Plan has stalled as the designated park manager, Sustainable Playland, Inc. , asks for clearer direction from the Westchester County Board of Legislators .


Related Topix: Rye, NY, Yonkers, NY

WIVB-TV Buffalo

Paladino: Astorino must "cleanse" GOP

Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino says Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino would make a "great governor" but says he will only win if he appeals to the party's conservative base.

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Related Topix: Carl Paladino, US Governors, Buffalo, NY

Megan Bookstaver Homicide: Authorities Charge Boyfriend in Tarrytown Shooting

Megan Bookstaver, a 23-year-old Hicksville resident, was killed in Tarrytown in September 2013 , and authorities Tuesday charged her boyfriend, Tarrytown resident Eric Gaulin, in connection with her death.


Related Topix: Tarrytown, NY, Hicksville, NY

The Larchmont Daily Voice

Tarrytown Man Charged In Shooting Death Of Woman, 23

A 25-year-old Tarrytown man has been charged with manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide in the September 2013 shooting death of 23-year-old Megan Bookstaver of Long Island, according to a Westchester County District Attorney release.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Tarrytown, NY, Palisades, NY


Crime Fighting Grants Announced for New York

New York Governor Cuomo announced Tuesday that 31 law enforcement agencies around the state will share a $1 million grant to reduce, solve, and prevent crime.


Related Topix: New York, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Dutchess County, NY