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  1. Teachers Discuss New Education Guidelines At BOCES' Regional Forum

    Teachers Discuss New Education Guidelines At BOCES' Regional Forum

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Teachers in Westchester and Putnam counties met recently at Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES to work on developing a plan to implement the federal government's Every Student Succeeds Act.The federal law passed in March 2016 calls for education reform.It replaces the No Child Left Behind measure signed by President George W. Bush in 2002. Each state must develop a plan ...

  2. Fieldhome Celebrates Board Member's 50 Years of Service

    Fieldhome Celebrates Board Member's 50 Years of Service

    CORTLANDT, N.Y. -- He hit two holes in one 30 years ago. It's a fun fact about a retired banker who was celebrated for his public service life, which includes 50 years serving boards at Fieldhome, Holy Comforter and Catharine Fieldhome (The Seabury).Ian D. Smith was honored recently at an event in New Rochelle with proclamations from elected officials, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, New York ...

  3. Entergy Declares, Then Ends Notice Of Unusual Indian Point Event

    Entergy Declares, Then Ends Notice Of Unusual Indian Point Event

    BUCHANAN, N.Y. --  Control room operators at Indian Point's Unit 2 nuclear power plant declared and subsequently terminated a Notice of Unusual Event on Tuesday morning, according to an announcement.The notice is the lowest of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s four emergency classification levels. It followed an electrical fault on a cable that carries electricity between both ...

  4. BOCES Welcomes New Educational Leadership Ph.D. Class

    BOCES Welcomes New Educational Leadership Ph.D. Class

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- A fall Ph.D. program for teachers is about to enter its eighth year at Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES.The Manhattanville College doctoral program in educational leadership, run with BOCES, has a already graduated 23 students, and 100 more are currently pursuing their degrees.About 40 teachers and scholars attended an event to celebrate the accomplishments and ...

  5. Dozier Is SPCA Pet Of The Week

    Dozier Is SPCA Pet Of The Week

    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- Dozier, the current pet-of-the week at SPCA of Westchester, is a one-year-old terrier mix, with a velvety, soft and brindled colored coat, who is available for adoption at its Briarcliff location.He is described as having "soulful eyes" and a "sweet, gentle demeanor."The dog is new to the shelter. Trainers there are getting to know Dozer and ...

  6. New York Joins Compact To Ensure Popular Vote Determines Presidency

    New York Joins Compact To Ensure Popular Vote Determines Presidency

    Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has signed legislation that secure's New York's place on the list of states that have joined National Popular Vote Compact, according to an announcement.It guarantees that "every vote in every state will matter in every presidential election," the release said.The bill modifies legislation signed by Cuomo in 2014, which added New York to an interstate ...

  7. GoFundMe Page Launched For Cortlandt Family Following Fire

    GoFundMe Page Launched For Cortlandt Family Following Fire

    CORTLANDT, N.Y. -- A local family has been without a home since an Oct. 17  fire extensively damaged theirs in Cortlandt Manor.Fortunately, the Addisons, a couple and three children, all made it out of the house OK and without injury, according to the family's GoFundMe. But the fire that started in and destroyed a kitchen caused extensive structural damage to that part of the house, ...

  8. Dec. 1 Deadline For Small Business Sandy Disaster Funds

    Dec. 1 Deadline For Small Business Sandy Disaster Funds

    ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. -- There's still a few weeks for county residents to file their applications for a Hurricane Sandy recovery loan.The deadline is Dec. 1 for nonprofits, businesses, homeowners and renters to submit their SBA disaster loan application to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), according to an announcement.The opportunity was initiated Dec. 2, 2015 in accordance ...

  9. Letter: In Defense Of Mute Swans, Defenseless Birds

    Letter: In Defense Of Mute Swans, Defenseless Birds

    Daily Voice accepts signed letters to the editor. Send signed letters to armonk@dailyvoice.comThe following is a reader's response to the Daily Voice lifestyle article, "Who Knew Mute Swans Were Such Coastal Pests?"To the editor:Let's not mince words. the writer of this article is using the code words, "effective management" to to call for the brutal killing of ...

  10. County Government Employees' Union Overwhelmingly Votes Down Contract

    County Government Employees' Union Overwhelmingly Votes Down Contract

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Members of the Civil Service Employees Association rejected County Executive Rob Astorino's eight-year plan, according to a lohud.com report.The vote was 2,028 to 172 opposing the contract, CSEA Unit 2200 President Kwabena Manu told lohud.comIn the proposal, wages over eight years would increase by 8.5 percent, and members of the union would pay a portion of ...

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