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  1. State Police Conducting Halloween Crackdown On DWI, Underage Drinking

    State Police Conducting Halloween Crackdown On DWI, Underage Drinking

    The New York State Police have launched a special traffic enforcement initiative aimed at drunken driving during the Halloween weekend.Troopers will also conduct underage drinker identification details statewide, according to state police.The effort, which began Friday, will continue through Tuesday, according to state police.Drivers can expect a number of sobriety checkpoints, along ...

  2. Five Hudson Valley Walks To End Alzheimer's Expect To Raise More Than $1M

    Five Hudson Valley Walks To End Alzheimer's Expect To Raise More Than $1M

    The Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley Chapter held five walks around its seven-county region over the past few weeks, starting with the Westchester Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sept. 25 at White Plains High School and ending with the Putnam walk on Oct. 16 at the Putnam Office for Senior Resources in Carmel.Walks were also held in Montgomery, Pomona and on the Walkway Over the Hudson ...

  3. Comedian Kevin Meaney, Westchester Native, Dies At 60

    Comedian Kevin Meaney, Westchester Native, Dies At 60

    Comedian and actor Kevin Meaney, a Valhalla native, has died at the age of 60, according to multiple news reports.Meaney, whose career included numerous appearances on HBO, “Saturday Night Live” and “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson, was found unresponsive at his Forestburgh home Friday, with the cause of death not immediately known, according to CNN.Meaney, who also starred in the ...

  4. Former Westchester Assistant Principal Sentenced For Stealing From Fund

    Former Westchester Assistant Principal Sentenced For Stealing From Fund

    A 69-year-old Rockland resident and former assistant principal in Westchester was sentenced to one to three years in state prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to grand larceny in the second degree, a class C felony, on Aug. 20, according to Acting Westchester County District Attorney James A. McCarty.Frank Gluberman of Congers has also paid full restitution in the amount of ...

  5. Westchester Supporting $145 Million In Private Investment Initiatives

    Westchester Supporting $145 Million In Private Investment Initiatives

    With a spark provided by three high-powered entities, plans for $145 million worth of private investment in Westchester County are on track to move forward, county officials said.The impetus stems from a pair of separate projects initiated by Million Air and Bethel Methodist Home, along with a recent proposal from Dannon. The county’s Industrial Development Agency (IDA) and Local ...

  6. Fire Extinguished At Country Club In Yonkers

    Fire Extinguished At Country Club In Yonkers

    YONKERS, N.Y. -- Firefighters put out a blaze on the deck of the Amackassin Club on Palisade Avenue in Yonkers early Sunday morning, according to a report from News 12.Fire crews were alerted to the incident when a resident at the pool and tennis club reported smoke approaching her apartment, News 12 reports.Officials think the fire started by accident, according to News 12. To read the ...

  7. Yonkers Police Search For Pair Of Armed Carjacking Suspects

    Yonkers Police Search For Pair Of Armed Carjacking Suspects

    YONKERS, N.Y. -- A black Chrysler was carjacked at gunpoint at a Citgo station on Ashburton Avenue in Yonkers about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, according to a News 12 report. Police are looking for two suspects in connection with the incident, according to News 12.The victim of the theft was unhurt, News 12 reports.To read the News 12 story, click here.

  8. Motorcyclist Sentenced In Fatal Sprain Brook Parkway Crash Near I-287

    Motorcyclist Sentenced In Fatal Sprain Brook Parkway Crash Near I-287

    A 27-year-old resident of New City has been given a sentence of 16 months to four years in state prison after pleading guilty  to criminally negligent homicide in a traffic death that occurred in 2014, according to Acting Westchester County District Attorney James A. McCarty. The defendant, Clifford Perkins, pleaded guilty to the charge in relation to the  death of New Jersey resident ...

  9. Headed West? Last Girder Toward Rockland On New NY Bridge Now In Place

    Headed West? Last Girder Toward Rockland On New NY Bridge Now In Place

    The New NY Bridge project reached a major milestone this week with the installation of the final steel-blue girder assembly for the new westbound approach span.The 290-foot structural steel assembly was given a ceremonial sendoff by Tappan Zee Constructors workers at their Port of Coeymans staging yard before being barged down to the project site and installed by the I Lift NY ...

  10. Man Arraigned In Fatal Stabbing On South Broadway In Yonkers

    Man Arraigned In Fatal Stabbing On South Broadway In Yonkers

    YONKERS, N.Y. -- A 36-year-old resident of Yonkers was arraigned  Monday on charges related to the stabbing death of a man last month,  according to Acting Westchester County District Attorney James A. McCarty.The defendant, Joseph Graham, has been indicted on one count of manslaughter in the first degree, a class B felony, and one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the third ...

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