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  1. Got Any Pranks Planned For April Fool's Day, Westchester?

    Got Any Pranks Planned For April Fool's Day, Westchester?

    April Fool's Day has been celebrated around the world for centuries, marked by individual pranks, business hoaxes and other types of hijinks, depending on what part of the globe you inhabit.In Italy, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands, a traditional prank is trying to stick a paper fish without getting caught.Wikipedia recounts that "in Ireland it was traditional to entrust the ...

  2. New Castle PD Offers Training On Active Shooter Situations

    New Castle PD Offers Training On Active Shooter Situations

    NEW CASTLE, N.Y. – If you've seen news of active shooter incidents and wondered what would be the best way to respond if you were faced with such a scenario, officers from the New Castle Police Department will be offering training on Wednesday evening, April 12."Active shooter situations are very rare," Police Chief Charles Ferry told Daily Voice, "but it's good to be ...

  3. Part Of New Castle Yeshiva Being Demolished After Intense Blaze Friday

    Part Of New Castle Yeshiva Being Demolished After Intense Blaze Friday

    NEW CASTLE, N.Y. -- One building of the Yeshiva of Nitra complex in New Castle is being torn down Monday, after a Friday-night fire that raged through the building and reignited multiple times over the weekend. The two-story building at the yeshiva -- an Orthodox Jewish rabbinical seminary -- was a total loss. Up to 100 people were inside the building for Sabbath prayers, News 12 ...

  4. Apparent Suicide Under Investigation At Westchester County Jail

    Apparent Suicide Under Investigation At Westchester County Jail

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- An inmate at the Westchester County jail was found dead in his cell of an apparent suicide on Thursday, lohud.com reports.Alex Fusco, a 26-year-old Mamaroneck resident, was a 2008 alumnus of Mamaroneck High who had a prior criminal record, according to lohud.com. Corrections officials with the jail are investigating what would be the first suicide there in over a ...

  5. Get 'Corny' On National Popcorn Day, Mount Pleasant

    Get 'Corny' On National Popcorn Day, Mount Pleasant

    National Popcorn Day is this Thursday, Jan. 19, and here's a "corny" survey that proves Americans may be divided when it comes to politics, but there's something most citizens agree on -- love of popcorn.The "pop" culture researchers at National Today -- self-described as America's favorite online destination to celebrate quirky and fun holidays -- conducted a ...

  6. 103 Million – Including A Man In Red – Will Travel This Christmas

    103 Million – Including A Man In Red – Will Travel This Christmas

    Less than a month after a busy Thanksgiving travel period, Americans are again on the move. And like Thanksgiving, travel over the upcoming Christmas and New Year's holiday is likely to show an increase compared to last year, says AAA Northeast.In fact, more than 103 million Americans -- the most on record and a 1.7 percent increase from last year -- are expected to travel over the ...

  7. Red Cross Shares Tips On Staying Safe During Winter's Worst

    Red Cross Shares Tips On Staying Safe During Winter's Worst

    EASTCHESTER, N.Y. -- The Red Cross has provided a list of 10 tips on weathering the terribly cold weather.Wear layers of lightweight clothing, gloves and a hat.Bring pets indoors or make sure they have enough shelter and unfrozen water outdoors.If using a space heater, be sure to keep it on a hard, level surface and keep anything flammable at least three feet away.Make sure to turn off ...

  8. Westchester Food Bank Picks City Harvest's Leslie Gordon As New President

    Westchester Food Bank Picks City Harvest's Leslie Gordon As New President

    ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- Food Bank for Westchester, which provides programs for 200,000 hungry county residents, announced Wednesday that it appointed Leslie Gordon to be its a new president and CEO.She'll take over as CEO on Tuesday, Jan. 17, succeeding Ellen Lynch, who announced in September that she was stepping down from those roles."Leslie Gordon brings to Food Bank for Westchester a ...

  9. Thornwood Real Estate Agent Wins Helping Hands Award

    Thornwood Real Estate Agent Wins Helping Hands Award

    THORNWOOD, N.Y. -- Colleen Torpie is a volunteer with Hope's Door, a Westchester County nonprofit that seeks to end domestic violence -- and she owns the Thornwood Allstate agency. And it's the intersection of those roles that has earned her a recent honor, plus additional funding for Hope's Door.Torpie has received the Agency Helping Hands in the Community Award for her commitment to ...

  10. Pocantico Hills' Blue Hill At Stone Barns Named Best Restaurant In Country

    Pocantico Hills' Blue Hill At Stone Barns Named Best Restaurant In Country

    POCANTICO HILLS, N.Y. -- The national food site Eater has compiled a list of the best restaurants in the country for the third straight year, and, for the first time, has named a single "Best Restaurant in America" -- and Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills has earned that honor.Eater is a Vox Media company, which describes itself as "the authority on dining and ...

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