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  1. West Harrison Firefighters Christen New Truck In Wet-Down Ceremony

    West Harrison Firefighters Christen New Truck In Wet-Down Ceremony

    HARRISON, N.Y. -- The following is a weekly column by Harrison Mayor Ron Belmont:The West Harrison Fire Department hosted a wet-down ceremony for its new firetruck, engine 267. This time-honored ritual is celebrated when a fire department commissions a brand-new apparatus. The West Harrison Fire Department anointed the new truck by spraying the entire engine with water. Con Edison is ...

  2. New Rochelle Man ID'd As Victim In Fatal I-684 Crash

    New Rochelle Man ID'd As Victim In Fatal I-684 Crash

    NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- The identify of the taxi passenger killed in Friday afternoon's crash on Interstate 684 has been provided by New York State Police, according to lohud.com.The victim was identified as New Rochelle resident Nicolas Karafantis, 65.He was a passenger in the rear seat of the SUV Green Team taxi that was struck in the rear when it was stopped on the shoulder, according ...

  3. Developer Gains Approval For Harrison Complex With 42 Affordable Apartments

    Developer Gains Approval For Harrison Complex With 42 Affordable Apartments

    HARRISON, N.Y. -- Developers got the OK from officials in Harrison to build a complex with 421 rental apartments, including 42 affordable ones at 103-105 Corporate Park Drive (Platinum Mile), according to a report from lohud.com.Normandy Real Estate Partners and Toll Brothers partnered for this project, said lohud.com.It involves taking down two office buildings on the site, which has ...

  4. Young White Plains Singer Hits High Note

    Young White Plains Singer Hits High Note

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A White Plains singer/songwriter is confident her new single will strike a chord with the most judicious critics. She's not a newbie to the music industry. In fact, Jessica Antonette — or J.Antonette, as she's known behind the mic — has joined national tours of Grammy-winners such as Melissa Etheridge and others.She's written songs for artists, television and film. ...

  5. New York Times Rates Port Chester Restaurant 'Very Good'

    New York Times Rates Port Chester Restaurant 'Very Good'

    PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- Port Chester restaurant Aqui Es Sante Fe, where Colombian dishes are served, received a "very good" review in The New York Times.The establishment, open since 1998, is owned by Olga Santos and her son, Carlos, a business Olga started after several years in the United States working as a house cleaner, baby sitter and waitress doing catering, said The New ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Counselor Speaks To Larchmont Rotary About Special Needs, Disabilities

    Counselor Speaks To Larchmont Rotary About Special Needs, Disabilities

    LARCHMONT, N.Y. -- A guest speaker at a June meeting of Larchmont Rotary talked about where families can find support if they have a member with special needs.Counselor Joanne Amorosi said having a chartered special needs consultant, or ChSNC, and other community supports that can help families navigate laws governing individuals with special needs.The ChSNC professional has an in-depth ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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