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  1. Westlake Students Raise, Release Trout Into Reservoir

    Westlake Students Raise, Release Trout Into Reservoir

    MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. -- Westlake Middle School students in Erika O'Byrne and Virginia Campbell's classes raised trout this spring, as part of the New York Trout in the Classroom program. Students cared for the trout daily, feeding them and monitoring water temperature and pH and changing the filters in the classroom tanks to ensure the fish would thrive. On May 24, students boarded a ...

  2. Section 1 Gets Demo Of New Athletics Web Platform

    Section 1 Gets Demo Of New Athletics Web Platform

    Some 70 or so Section 1 school district athletics officials this week got a glimpse of a powerful web platform that will enable them to promote their programs and communicate with one another and their communities. Section 1 is made up of high schools in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess and Rockland counties.SportsYou packs a library of skills videos, lesson plans and classroom materials ...

  3. Metro-North Suspends Employees For Cheating

    Metro-North Suspends Employees For Cheating

    Up to 10 Metro-North conductors and engineers were suspended from work last week amid an MTA Inspector General probe into safety test cheating, according to lohud.com.A member of the Metro-North training department that administers the tests is said to have leaked the test to others, according to lohud.com.The suspensions grew out of the indictments of 13 current and former MTA workers ...

  4. Valhalla Geography Celebrity Ben Rieber Scores High In State Competition

    Valhalla Geography Celebrity Ben Rieber Scores High In State Competition

    VALHALLA,  N.Y. -- Seventh-grader Ben Rieber won the Valhalla Middle School Geography Bee last December by knowing that Vancouver was a Western Canadian city that hosts a soccer championship. In April, he competed in the New York Geographic Bee State Finals and tied for 21st place. After winning his school’s competition, he passed an online test in January to qualify for the state bee. ...

  5. Car Crash Fatalities Soar, With Driver Behavior Cited As Cause

    Car Crash Fatalities Soar, With Driver Behavior Cited As Cause

    Roadway fatalities are soaring at a rate not seen in 50 years, resulting from crashes, collisions and other incidents caused by drivers, according to The New York Times.A growing number of safety advocates, including grass-roots groups, federal officials and state and local leaders across the country are campaigning to change a 100-year-old mentality that they say trivializes the single ...

  6. IBM Announces Job Openings While Reports Of Layoffs Abound

    IBM Announces Job Openings While Reports Of Layoffs Abound

    As reports of layoffs throughout IBM come in, the company said Monday it has more than 25,000 openings as a part of major changes to refocus their business to cloud and analytics departments, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal.It is unknown how much this will be felt in Poughkeepsie though the Wall Street Journal reported Poughkeepsie was among the locations involved in layoffs but ...

  7. Hawthorne Cedar Knolls Employees Blame Troubles On Cuts

    Hawthorne Cedar Knolls Employees Blame Troubles On Cuts

    HAWTHORNE, N.Y. -- A staff member at Hawthorne Cedar Knolls in Westchester said two fights last week are the results of administrative cuts leading to frustrated students and overwhelmed employees, according to News 12.Six teenagers at the school for troubled teens, face charges after two separate incidents merely 12 hours apart. A worker said that faculty are afraid to go to work each ...

  8. SPCA Hosting Casino Night In White Plains

    SPCA Hosting Casino Night In White Plains

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The SPCA of Westchester is hosting a Casino Night on Friday, June 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Kitchen and Bath Source.Tickets will be $45 and in the form of a donation to SPCA. Walk-ins are welcome with advance ticket purchase available at this link. Kitchen and Bath Source is located at 50 Virginia Rd. in White Plains.

  9. Sports Authority To Shut Down All Remaining Stores

    Sports Authority To Shut Down All Remaining Stores

    Sports Authority will close its remaining stores after failing to find a prospective buyer, according to multiple reports.A group of buyers will take assets like furniture and fixtures, and going-out-of-business sales will be conducted, according to CNN Money. Sports Authority filed for bankruptcy protection in March but failed to reach a deal with creditors and lenders, according to ...

  10. Mount Pleasant Students Win Physical Education Award

    Mount Pleasant Students Win Physical Education Award

    MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. -- Students from Hawthorne, Westlake and Columbus schools in the Mount Pleasant school district have won physical education awards from the New York State Association for Health, Physical, Education, Recreation and Dance.The award winners for Hawthorne are Collin Lyden, Grace Mooney, Frank Vessa, Natalie Partridge and Brooke Pfeiffer. The Columbus honorees ...

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