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  1. High Real Estate Prices In NYC Drive Up Demand In Nearby Communities

    High Real Estate Prices In NYC Drive Up Demand In Nearby Communities

    Rising real-estate prices in New York City have begun to trickle down to the surrounding suburbs, putting the squeeze on would-be commuters in Westchester and Rockland counties, according to The New York Times.For now, the market is a seller's one, as Westchester properties are going for anywhere between 20 and 40 percent above the original asking price according to appraisal firm ...

  2. NY Times Spotlights Westchester Man, Ex-Cuomo Aide Under Investigation

    NY Times Spotlights Westchester Man, Ex-Cuomo Aide Under Investigation

    South Salem resident Joseph Percoco, a former aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, is the subject of a lengthy New York Times profile detailing his history in New York politics and specifically, the Cuomo family.Percoco is currently under federal investigation for receiving a loan on his South Salem house that would cover the majority of the mortgage from a company that had worked with the state, ...

  3. State Assembly Approves Measure Allowing Owners To Be Buried With Pets

    State Assembly Approves Measure Allowing Owners To Be Buried With Pets

    The New York State Assembly approved a measure last week that would allow pet owners to be buried with their animals if they choose, according to lohud.com.The state Senate approved the bill unanimously back in March, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo would have to sign it into law, lohud.com said.Pet owners would have the option to be buried with their loved ones, provided that animal remains ...

  4. Hostess Recalls 700,000 Cases Of Snack Cakes

    Hostess Recalls 700,000 Cases Of Snack Cakes

    The Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that Hostess Brands is voluntarily recalling over 700,000 cases of snack cakes and doughnuts due to a supplier recalling lots of flour for undeclared peanut residue.Grain Craft flour was used to bake brands like Ding Dongs, Chocodiles and Zingers, along with chocolate and powdered doughnuts.For a detailed list of what's being recalled, ...

  5. Two Sentenced In Murder Of Westchester Philharmonic Violinist Mary Whitaker

    Two Sentenced In Murder Of Westchester Philharmonic Violinist Mary Whitaker

    Two men were sentenced for the murder of Westchester Philharmonic violinist Mary Whitaker this week, according to multiple reports.Jonathan Conklin will serve 25 years and his accomplice Charles Sanford 15 years in state prison for the August 2014 murder of Whitaker during an attempted robbery at her Western New York home.Conklin and Sanford pleaded guilty to both federal and state ...

  6. Time Warner, Cablevision Employees Brace For Layoffs After Takeovers

    Time Warner, Cablevision Employees Brace For Layoffs After Takeovers

    After both companies were part of recent takeovers, Time Warner Cable and Cablevision employees are expecting layoffs over the next few months, according to the New York Post.Cablevision agreed to deal to be purchased by European communications company Altice that is expected to be finalized within a month, and Charter Communications purchased Time Warner Cable, the Post said.Executive ...

  7. Mount Pleasant Police Arrest Three Students

    Mount Pleasant Police Arrest Three Students

    HAWTHORNE, N.Y. – Six students were arrested after a pair of incidents at Hawthorne Cedar Knolls School Friday and early Saturday morning, according to multiple reports.Three female students at the residential treatment center were arrested after allegedly trying to light a staff member on fire with an aerosol can and lighter early Saturday morning, News 12 said.That incident came after ...

  8. 10K Road Race Will Impact Travel On Roads In New Castle

    10K Road Race Will Impact Travel On Roads In New Castle

    NEW CASTLE, N.Y. – The New Castle Police Department announced expected traffic delays and road closures for Sunday's Recreation and Parks 10K Road Race.Motorists are asked to avoid the route of the race between 8 and 10 a.m., and a number of roads will be closed in the morning:Quaker Road southbound from Roaring Brook Road to South Greeley from 8:05 to 10 a.m.Quaker Road northbound ...

  9. Housing, Lending Bias Still An Issue In Westchester, Study Finds

    Housing, Lending Bias Still An Issue In Westchester, Study Finds

    Housing and lending discrimination are still an issue in Westchester County, two reports issued this week said, according to lohud.com.The reports were released by advocacy group Westchester Residential Opportunities and funded by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, lohud.com noted.Forty-six percent of lenders and 31 percent of apartment renters and house buyers ...

  10. Operation Prom Dress Giveaway Launches In Westchester County

    Operation Prom Dress Giveaway Launches In Westchester County

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. — The 13th annual Operation Prom dress giveaway was launched at the Westchester County Center on Friday with the help of Deputy County Executive Kevin Plunkett.Operation PROM helps low-income students attend proms across the East Coast with dress and tuxedo rentals.Locally, the county Department of Social Services, the county Youth Bureau and Macy's are aiding ...

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