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  1. Sing Sing Guard Acquitted Of Criminal Assault Charges

    Sing Sing Guard Acquitted Of Criminal Assault Charges

    OSSINING, N.Y. – A guard for the Sing Sing Correctional Facility was acquitted of criminal assault charges on Friday in Ossining despite the existence of security video showing him punching an inmate, according to the New York Times.Guard Lavar Thomas was seen in the May 2015 video punching inmate Daniel Hyers five times in the head, testifying that he believed Hyers was going to spit ...

  2. Mount Pleasant Elementary Students Record Pledge Of Allegiance

    Mount Pleasant Elementary Students Record Pledge Of Allegiance

    MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. – First- and third-graders at Hawthorne and Columbus elementary schools in Mount Pleasant recorded the Pledge of Allegiance for local radio station WHUD-FM 100.7 on Tuesday morning.Both clips are planned to be used in an upcoming broadcast of the morning drive time "Mike and Kacey Show." The show is broadcast from 5-10 a.m. each weekday.

  3. Cashless Tolls To Start This Weekend On Tappan Zee Bridge

    Cashless Tolls To Start This Weekend On Tappan Zee Bridge

    Cashless tolls are coming to the Tappan Zee Bridge this weekend.While the original plan was to have the new tolls ready to go on Saturday morning, rainy weather is expected to push the launch to late Saturday evening.Drivers will either pay their tolls by E-Z Pass or will get a bill in the mail from now on, thanks to high-tech cameras placed near Exit 10 in South Nyack. The toll-takers ...

  4. Andrew Jackson Will Be Replaced On $20 Bill By Woman, Report Says

    Andrew Jackson Will Be Replaced On $20 Bill By Woman, Report Says

    Treasury Secretary John Lew will announce this week that Andrew Jackson will be replaced on the $20 bill with a woman, according to CNN Money.Sources also said that Alexander Hamilton will remain on the front of the $10 bill and that the back will feature a collage of depictions of the women's suffrage movement, CNN Money said.However, this wouldn't be a quick change: sources added that ...

  5. Westchester Resident Jeffrey Tambor Pens A Memoir

    Westchester Resident Jeffrey Tambor Pens A Memoir

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – Cross River resident Jeffrey Tambor is penning a memoir that will be published in the spring of 2017, according to Vulture.Tentatively titled 'Are You Anybody' by Crown Publishing, the memoir will cover the actor's decades-long career in entertainment, Vulture said.The stories discussed will all 'be hopeful and instructive,' Tambor said in the press release ...

  6. Lawmakers Consider Reduced Deal For Rye Playland

    Lawmakers Consider Reduced Deal For Rye Playland

    RYE, N.Y. – Lawmakers are considering a reduced cost for proposed renovations at Rye Playland in return for new management for the park, according to lohud.com.Standard Amusements and Westchester County reached a deal last summer to have the company take over park operations in exchange for renovations, but the original cost of the work was $58 million, said lohud.com.Last week, the ...

  7. Spears Maintains Innocence In Son's Death At Westchester Hospital

    Spears Maintains Innocence In Son's Death At Westchester Hospital

    Ramapo's Lacey Spears insisted she "didn't kill" or "hurt" her 5-year old son, Garnett, during a jailhouse interview that aired on CBS' "48 Hours" segment called "A Mother Accused" Saturday night.Spears is serving a sentence of 20 years to life at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility in Westchester County.She was convicted of second-degree ...

  8. Peter Stanford, 89, Of Croton, Founder Of South Seaport Museum In NYC

    Peter Stanford, 89, Of Croton, Founder Of South Seaport Museum In NYC

    CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. – Peter Stanford, the founder of the South Seaport Museum and a longtime advocate of preserving New York City's maritime history, died Thursday, March 24, of a stroke in Croton-On-Hudson, according to The New York Times. He was 89.Stanford was born Jan. 16, 1927, in Brooklyn to Alfred and Dorothy (nee Taylor) Stanford, the Times said.His interest in boats became a ...

  9. Small Westchester Dam Draws Worldwide Attention Amid Iran Hacking Charges

    Small Westchester Dam Draws Worldwide Attention Amid Iran Hacking Charges

    RYE BROOK, N.Y. – In the wake of Thursday's indictments related to a 2013 cyberattack on the Bowman Avenue Dam, local residents and officials are still trying to make sense of the whole incident, according to the New York Times.Seven Iranian hackers were indicted by the American government for taking control of the Bowman Dam via computer. Rye Brook Mayor Paul Rosenberg theorized the ...

  10. Police Investigate Cancer Fundraising Effort Of Former Westchester Resident

    Police Investigate Cancer Fundraising Effort Of Former Westchester Resident

    ARDSLEY, N.Y. – Ardsley police have opened up an investigation into the cancer fundraising efforts of Shivonie Deokaran, a month after the resident left town with her two sons, according to lohud.com.Deokaran had galvanized the area after saying her terminal cancer diagnosis last August left her family in danger of losing their home. A story from Daily Voice on the situation, published ...

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