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  1. Lower Gas Prices Help Fuel Memorial Day Road Travel

    Lower Gas Prices Help Fuel Memorial Day Road Travel

    Lower gas prices, a growing labor market and rising personal income will drive holiday travel for 38 million Americans expected to hit the road and fly the skies this Memorial Day weekend, according to AAA Northeast.The holiday weekend period is defined as Thursday through Monday. This year’s projections mark the second highest Memorial Day travel on record, AAA said. The highest was in ...

  2. Rain Will Be Moving Into Mount Pleasant

    Rain Will Be Moving Into Mount Pleasant

    This story has been updated.WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Look, up in the sky!It's a bird.It's a plane.It's rain?Yes, rain. The farmer's friend that has seldom been seen in these parts the past few weeks will be making a return engagement in the region this week, according to the National Weather Service.The chance for rain also will be 40 percent Tuesday with a high near 78 dgrees, the ...

  3. Cuomo Signs Legislation To Better Protect Sexual Assault Victims

    Cuomo Signs Legislation To Better Protect Sexual Assault Victims

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that will better protect sexual assault victims by strengthening current laws.The new legislation extends the order of protection for a victim through the end of the defendant's probation term. Previously, orders of protection often expired while an offender was out of jail but remained on probation.This law requires a ...

  4. Briarcliff High Earns STEM School Recognition

    Briarcliff High Earns STEM School Recognition

    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- In addition to naming Briarcliff High School one of the top high schools in the United States again this year (ranked No. 31 in New York), U.S. News & World Report has recognized it as one of the top STEM schools in the country. Ranked at No. 48 nationally, Briarcliff High School students are noted for participating in, and passing, “a robust curriculum of ...

  5. Walk To End Alzheimer's Steps Off At White Plains High School

    Walk To End Alzheimer's Steps Off At White Plains High School

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The Alzheimer's Association has planned its Walk to End Alzheimer's, the nation’s single-most effective source of awareness and fundraising for Alzheimer’s, for 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, at White Plains High School, 550 North St. To form a team, join a team or contribute, click here.More than 5 million Americans are in the process of having their memories erased and ...

  6. Bill Aims To Designate Official New York State Pie

    Bill Aims To Designate Official New York State Pie

    New York State Assemblyman Charles Lavine, D-Long Island, has introduced a bill that seeks to make apple crumb the official state pie, according to timesunion.com.Yes, apple crumb pie — the same slab served by Chief Baker Rob Brigati at White Post Farms in Melville, just outside Lavine’s district, the website said. The business won two awards in the 2015 American Pie Council’s National ...

  7. Would You Pass Eighth-Grade Math Test, White Plains?

    Would You Pass Eighth-Grade Math Test, White Plains?

    So, are you smarter than an eighth-grader?This month, New York State reported just 22 percent of the eighth-graders who took this year’s Common Core-aligned math test received a passing mark, according to a New York Times story.Try answering this sample question from the 2015 test.1. Jenny wants to rent a truck for one day. She contacted two companies. Laguna’s Truck Rentals charges $20 ...

  8. Designated Driver Pleads Guilty In DWI Crash In Southeast

    Designated Driver Pleads Guilty In DWI Crash In Southeast

    SOUTHEAST, N.Y. -- A Southeast man who caused severe injuries to the passengers of the vehicle he was driving, pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular assault , driving while intoxicated and reckless driving, the Putnam County District Attorney's Office said.Michael Skalaski, 22, of Shady Lane agreed to serve as his friends’ designated driver but instead consumed excessive amounts of ...

  9. Health Republic Tops Insurances Companies Chosen By Westchester

    Health Republic Tops Insurances Companies Chosen By Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- In its first two years, the Affordable Care Act has helped enroll nearly half a million New Yorkers in private health insurance plans, according to a story on capitalnewyork.com.In New York, the new consumers, most of whom have help from federal subsidies to pay their premiums, have been a boon to insurers, which have seen their revenues grow and their stock ...

  10. Have You Hugged Fido? It's National Dog Day, Mount Pleasant

    Have You Hugged Fido? It's National Dog Day, Mount Pleasant

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- It's the day to celebrate man's best friend. Today is National Dog Day. Founded in 2004, National Dog Day serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year and acknowledges family dogs and dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. The day encourages those ...

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