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  1. Mount Kisco Announces Free Parking During Holiday Season

    Mount Kisco Announces Free Parking During Holiday Season

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Parking is free for the holiday shopping season in all Mount Kisco municipal lots.Free parking will be identified at all pay stations from Dec. 5 to Jan. 1.Participants are advised to read the two-hour or four-hour time restriction on the signs; tires will be marked to discourage commuter parking.Parking lots and limits are:Shoppers Park, two- and four-hour ...

  2. Westchester Substitute Teacher Says He Was Fired Over Trump Debate

    Westchester Substitute Teacher Says He Was Fired Over Trump Debate

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A substitute teacher in the the White Plains School District claims he was asked to leave his job over a classroom Trump discussion in October.Charles Michelsen told Daily Voice that White Plains High School Principal Ellen Doherty made the move because of a "current events" discussion he initiated at the end of an art photography class he was teaching as ...

  3. Bank Robbery Suspect Apprehended In Westchester

    Bank Robbery Suspect Apprehended In Westchester

    CLARKSTOWN, N.Y. -- A Valley Cottage man has been arrested in Elmsford and is being charged as the suspect in an armed bank robbery Friday in Central Nyack, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York.“As alleged, William Mateo entered a bank in Central Nyack with a mask and a gun, robbed the bank of over $6,000, and then fired a shot toward one of the ...

  4. Marchers Hold 'Solidarity Walk' In Downtown Katonah

    Marchers Hold 'Solidarity Walk' In Downtown Katonah

    KATONAH, N.Y. -- "America needs more colors, more choices, more brains," said one of the signs a participant carried in Sunday afternoon's A "Solidarity Walk" in Katonah.It was organized to "celebrate the spirit of our communities," said a post on Facebook."We walk to show our support for community members who are in distress, to let them know that ...

  5. Swastikas Discovered In SUNY Purchase

    Swastikas Discovered In SUNY Purchase

    PURCHASE, N.Y. -- Police are investigating how swastikas got drawn on a message board in a dormitory at SUNY Purchase, according to multiple reports.Three swastikas were reportedly found on the board in the building's fourth floor, said News 12 Westchester.Photos were shared on a college Facebook "open forum," said News 12 Westchester.A similar incident happened at SUNY ...

  6. 26 Graduate From Jobs Waiting Program In White Plains

    26 Graduate From Jobs Waiting Program In White Plains

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A jobs program for unemployed workers in Westchester County recently honored 26 graduates.They are students in Jobs Waiting, a federally-funded regional job training program in the Hudson Valley.Certificates of achievement were presented at a recent ceremony in White Plains, which Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-Harrison) and major employers attended. The unemployed ...

  7. New Police Chief Takes The Helm In Pleasantville

    New Police Chief Takes The Helm In Pleasantville

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Chief Erik Grutzner was officially sworn in as the new hief of the Pleasantville Police Department at the Nov. 14 Village Board meeting.He succeeds Richard Love who retired recently "I still have to pass the test in March, but that is to satisfy Civil Service requirements, so it is pretty official at this point," Grutzner told Daily Voice. He joined the ...

  8. Pocantico Students Travel The Globe Without Leaving The Classroom

    Pocantico Students Travel The Globe Without Leaving The Classroom

    MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. -- The world got a lot smaller for the students of Pocantico Hills School at Geography Night recently with teachers and families participating in the event.Students traveled across Europe navigating the giant map in the gym that was on loan from the National Geographic Giant Traveling Maps program. It was the “board” on which students played a novel game of Simon ...

  9. Teachers Discuss New Education Guidelines At BOCES' Regional Forum

    Teachers Discuss New Education Guidelines At BOCES' Regional Forum

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Teachers in Westchester and Putnam counties met recently at Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES to work on developing a plan to implement the federal government's Every Student Succeeds Act.The federal law passed in March 2016 calls for education reform.It replaces the No Child Left Behind measure signed by President George W. Bush in 2002. Each state must develop a plan ...

  10. BOCES Welcomes New Educational Leadership Ph.D. Class

    BOCES Welcomes New Educational Leadership Ph.D. Class

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- A fall Ph.D. program for teachers is about to enter its eighth year at Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES.The Manhattanville College doctoral program in educational leadership, run with BOCES, has a already graduated 23 students, and 100 more are currently pursuing their degrees.About 40 teachers and scholars attended an event to celebrate the accomplishments and ...

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