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  1. Aspiring Teen Authors Get A Master Class In Writing At BOCES

    Aspiring Teen Authors Get A Master Class In Writing At BOCES

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- It isn't often an aspiring young writer gets to collaborate with a professional author.Students from high school across Westchester had the rare chance to work alongside published authors in a master class offered recently at Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES.Olivia Grubb, a student at Rippowam Cisqua,  was working on one of her short stories and got a chance to work ...

  2. Croton Falls' Schoolhouse Theater Holds 'Gift Of The Magi' As Holiday Play

    Croton Falls' Schoolhouse Theater Holds 'Gift Of The Magi' As Holiday Play

    NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- "The Gift of the Magi" will be performed Dec. 15 to Jan. 1 at the Schoolhouse Theater in Croton Falls.The production has surprises, including a wig worn by the character Della D'Ottavio Young, played by Sarah Bierstock, courtesy of wig maker Paul Huntley who is known for work done for Julie Harris, Elizabeth Taylor and Marlene Dietrich.The cast includes ...

  3. Nursing Home Chain With Pawling Location To Pay Back Wages To Workers

    Nursing Home Chain With Pawling Location To Pay Back Wages To Workers

    PAWLING, N.Y. -- A Queens-based nursing home chain will have to pay $2,006,796 in back wages and damages to 844 underpaid employees at five locations in New York, including in Pawling, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.An investigation by the department's Wage and Hour Division found that The Grand Healthcare System and its partial owner, Jeremy Strauss, failed to pay employees ...

  4. Lasdon Park In Somers Invites Public To Holidays On The Hill

    Lasdon Park In Somers Invites Public To Holidays On The Hill

    SOMERS, N.Y. -- Kids of all ages will enjoy a public holiday model train display among highlights during the Holidays on the Hill event weekends through Dec. 18 at Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial in Somers.“Get into the spirit of the season at Lasdon, which will be transformed into a magical destination with festive lights, seasonal music, hayrides and a grand model train ...

  5. Mahopac's By Hammer By Hand Celebrates 20 Years Serving Community

    Mahopac's By Hammer By Hand Celebrates 20 Years Serving Community

    MAHOPAC, N.Y. -- By Hammer By Hand owner Bill Fitzgerald is a seventh generation blacksmith whose trade's origins stem from his Irish ancestors in the county of Limerick.Since 1973, the Katonah native, the first generation American in his family to carry on the tradition here, has worked as a blacksmith.He started out caring for horses and ran a horseshoe business for 30 years, catering ...

  6. Help Provide Heat For Peekskill Nuns

    Help Provide Heat For Peekskill Nuns

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Nuns in Peekskill need help heating their convent this winter.A crowdfunding page called "Heat for the Sisters" has garnered almost $124,000 for the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart in Peekskill.The goal is to raise $350,000 for the 15-year-old convent, which has nonworking boilers and a chapel in need of heating repairs.The sisters are ...

  7. Red Hook Man Charged After Fight At Liberty Tavern In Rhinebeck

    Red Hook Man Charged After Fight At Liberty Tavern In Rhinebeck

    RHINEBECK, N.Y. -- A Red Hook man faces assault charges for his role in a Nov. 24 incident at the Liberty Tavern in Rhinebeck, according to police.Andrew Dyal, 22, was charged with third-degree assault, after police were notified by an alleged victim of a fight, a day after it took place, said Rhinebeck Police Department Sgt. Peter Dunn.Dyal was issued an appearance ticket to return to ...

  8. Police Announce Road Closures For Yorktown Tree Lighting Ceremony

    Police Announce Road Closures For Yorktown Tree Lighting Ceremony

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- The festive Holiday Light Parade is about to roll into Yorktown.Saturday's parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Front Street, near the Yorktown Highway Department.The parade will travel west on Underhill Avenue to the intersection with Commerce Street, then continue on Commerce to Veterans Road, concluding at the Yorktown Community Cultural Center.The Yorktown Police ...

  9. Artist Reveals 'Hidden Potential,' In Trash Inspires Fox Meadow Students

    Artist Reveals 'Hidden Potential,' In Trash Inspires Fox Meadow Students

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- An artist who makes art out of trash visited with students recently at Fox Meadow Middle/High School.Aurora Robson talked about her art created from trash or what she refers to as  “displaced abundance.”She will return later this year to lead the students in making their own art from discarded materials.A Canadian born artist who has lived in New York for more than 20 ...

  10. Letter To The Editor: Girl Scouts Looking For Volunteers

    Letter To The Editor: Girl Scouts Looking For Volunteers

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- The Pleasantville Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To submit your letter, please email pleasantville@dailyvoice.com.To the Editor:Last week, the Girl Scout float made its debut in the 90th Anniversary Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The float’s theme, “Building a Better World,” displayed the very definition of what a ...

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