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  1. Pit Bull Terriers Attack Woman, Dog In Northern Westchester

    Pit Bull Terriers Attack Woman, Dog In Northern Westchester

    A woman and a dog were injured in a pit bull terrier attack recently at Vails Grove co-op, according to an incident report filed with the North Salem Police Department.Around noon on Aug. 26, a woman was reportedly playing fetch with her two pit bull terriers at the residential complex on Peach Lake, police said.At that time another woman was outside walking her dog on a leash past a ...

  2. Mount Pleasant Native Does Business As 'Smart Nanny'

    Mount Pleasant Native Does Business As 'Smart Nanny'

    MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. -- While working as a nanny in 2013, friends would ask Mount Pleasant native Lisa DeRienzo how they, too, could find similar jobs."I could not find a teaching job at the time and was nannying for a great family. Friends and family in the similar situation started asking me to help them find nanny jobs as well so the idea of ASmartNanny.com was born," she ...

  3. Twyla Tharp, Danny Meyer Join Conversations At Manhattanville

    Twyla Tharp, Danny Meyer Join Conversations At Manhattanville

    PURCHASE, N.Y. -- Dancer, choreographer and author Twyla Tharp restaurateur Danny Meyer will be featured in upcoming Castle Conversations at Manhattanville College.Twyla Tharp graduated from Barnard College in 1963. Since then, she's choreographed 129 dances, 12 TV specials, six movies, four ballets, four Broadway shows and two figure skating routines.Tharp received a Tony Award, two ...

  4. Bruce Hornsby Performing At Capitol Theatre

    Bruce Hornsby Performing At Capitol Theatre

    PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers are coming to the Capitol Theatre Sept. 8.Known for his piano and accordion playing, Bruce Hornsby in the mid-1990s took his family to the Annual Old Fiddlers' Convention in Galax, Hornsby took his family to the Annual Old Fiddlers' Convention in Galax, Va., reconnected him with his Williamsburg youth and bluegrass music and bought ...

  5. Treasured Westchester Pizza Maker Joseph Piscopo Dies At 77

    Treasured Westchester Pizza Maker Joseph Piscopo Dies At 77

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- A beloved local pizza icon and backbone of the Mount Vernon business community died suddenly last week. Joseph Piscopo, of Mount Vernon, owner of Johnny's Pizzeria, was 77 when he died Aug. 15.Piscopo's legacy is not only his family, but the pizza business his father started 74 years ago.Related: Johnny's In Mount Vernon Receives DVlicious 'Best Pizza' ...

  6. Boaters In Hudson River Encouraged To Follow Coast Guard Protocols

    Boaters In Hudson River Encouraged To Follow Coast Guard Protocols

    Coast Guard crews are enforcing a safety zone surrounding 16 construction barge mooring locations at the Tappan Zee Bridge construction site.No unauthorized vessels are allowed in the safety zone, which encompasses all navigable waters within a 200-yard radius of the largest machine on the project, the I Lift NY super crane, legally registered with the U.S. Coast Guard as the Left Coast ...

  7. Report Calls New York 'Least Free State'

    Report Calls New York 'Least Free State'

    A report found New York to be the "least free state" because how high the taxes are and what it spends on "public subsidies," according to lohud.com.New York's spending guidelines result in a higher tax burden locally, double the state average, which in 2012 was 7.8 percent of income, said the Cato Institute, lohud.com reported."New York is again the least free ...

  8. More Westchester Police Department Using Drones

    More Westchester Police Department Using Drones

    A growing number of police departments are employing drones in an effort to become more efficient and strengthen their effectiveness, according to lohud.com."It's amazing what it can do," New Rochelle Detective Sgt. Robert Torr, told lohud.com.The detective flew a drone outside the police station in New Rochelle recently, said lohud.com.Drones used, for example, to illustrate ...

  9. Bedford Woman Receives Honor For Helping Valhalla Train Crash Victims

    Bedford Woman Receives Honor For Helping Valhalla Train Crash Victims

    BEDFORD, N.Y. -- Riley DeJong, 21, of Bedford, a passenger on the Metro-North train that crashed and burned Feb. 3, 2015, has been honored for helping other passengers, according to lohud.com.An emergency medical technician with the Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps, DeJong assisted others in making tourniquets for someone whose both legs were almost lost in the crash and helping drag ...

  10. New York Times Gives White Plains' Pax Romana High Rating

    New York Times Gives White Plains' Pax Romana High Rating

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The Roman influenced cuisine at White Plains restaurant Pax Romana received a "very good" rating in a review in The New York Times.And while the city does not resemble Rome, the dishes there, which include "cacio e pepe" and "spaghetti carbonara," both cited, are valiant creations, said the article. The establishment is owned by ...

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