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Westchester Mourns Ronald Blackwood, NY's First Elected Black Mayor

Westchester Mourns Ronald Blackwood, NY's First Elected Black Mayor

Former Mount Vernon Mayor Ronald Blackwood, the first African-American mayor in New York State, died Wednesday.

According to a statement from current Mayor Richard Thomas, Blackwood, 90, served the city with “distinction and honor” for more than a decade.

“He was truly a man of the people,” Thomas ...

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Craig B. Sweetser, 64, of Poughkeepsie

Craig B. Sweetser, 64, of Poughkeepsie

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – Craig B. Sweetser of Poughkeepsie died on Saturday, Feb. 11. He was 64. He was born in Sellersville, Pa., on Jan 20, 1953, to the late Dr. Arthur A. and Jeanette (Buc...

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Services Set For Arthur Remy, Westchester Boy Killed In Snowmobile Accident

Services Set For Arthur Remy, Westchester Boy Killed In Snowmobile Accident

Services are set for Friday in Milford, Conn., for the Mamaroneck teenager who died Sunday after a freak snowmobile accident in New Hampshire. Over the weekend, Wired2fish reported that 1...

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Scarsdale's Howard Stein, 96, 'Father Of Check-Cashing Industry'

Scarsdale's Howard Stein, 96, 'Father Of Check-Cashing Industry'

Howard I. Stein, 96, the founder of RiteCheck in 1949 and the Check Cashers Association of New York in 1957, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, at his home in Scarsdale.  Stein, who was born in Brookl...

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Andrew Silvers, 35, Of Mahopac

Andrew Silvers, 35, Of Mahopac

Andrew L. Silvers, 35, of Mahopac, died unexpectedly on Monday, Feb. 6, at Putnam Hospital, surrounded by his family. Born on April 28, 1981, to Roger A. and Berith (Nilsson) Silvers, in ...

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Joseph Bellusci, Peekskill Military Academy Grad, Dies at 88

Joseph Bellusci, Peekskill Military Academy Grad, Dies at 88

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. – Mount Kisco native Joseph Vincent Bellusci, of Parkland, Fla., died Thursday, Jan. 12. He was 88. Bellusci’s parents, Rose and Andrew, ran Andy’s, a popular restaurant...

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Longtime Hudson Valley Resident, TV Legend Mary Tyler Moore Dies At 80

Longtime Hudson Valley Resident, TV Legend Mary Tyler Moore Dies At 80

Longtime Hudson Valley resident and legendary actress and comedian Mary Tyler Moore, who had been hospitalized in grave condition at a hospital in Fairfield County, Conn., this week, died...

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Josephine Merante, of Beacon

Josephine Merante, of Beacon

BEACON, N.Y. -- Josephine Merante, a lifelong resident of Beacon and Cold Spring, died on Saturday, Jan. 21, surrounded by her family at Hudson Valley Hospital Center. She was born in Bea...

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Mount Kisco Native Dr. Jeffrey R. Fisher, 31, Dies In Snowmobile Accident

Mount Kisco Native Dr. Jeffrey R. Fisher, 31, Dies In Snowmobile Accident

Westchester native and Brewster High School graduate Dr. Jeffrey R. Fisher, 31, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 as the result of a snowmobile accident. Fisher was manager of CVS Pharmacy in...

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Brenda Barnes, Former Chief At Westchester-Based Pepsi-Cola, Dies At 63

Brenda Barnes, Former Chief At Westchester-Based Pepsi-Cola, Dies At 63

Brenda Barnes, who served as chief executive of Somers-based Pepsi-Cola North America, died earlier this week. She was 63. The cause of death was a stroke, according to The New York Times...

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Opera Star Roberta Peters, 86, Of Westchester Dies Of Parkinson's Disease

Opera Star Roberta Peters, 86, Of Westchester Dies Of Parkinson's Disease

RYE, N.Y. – Roberta Peters, the coloratura soprano who was known to opera fans as “The American Nightingale,” died Wednesday, Jan. 18, in her home in Rye after a long battle with Parkinso...

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