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  1. Westchester Assemblyman Sponsors Law To Help ID Dead, Missing Persons

    Westchester Assemblyman Sponsors Law To Help ID Dead, Missing Persons

    RYE, N.Y. – Law enforcement agencies seeking to resolve cold cases and family members dealing with the heartbreak of a missing loved one got an important boost from legislation signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The new law, which was sponsored by Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-Rye) and State Sen. Diane Savino (D-Staten Island), promotes a more comprehensive sharing of fingerprints and ...

  2. Kids, Hot Cars Are Deadly Combination, NY Health Department Warns

    Kids, Hot Cars Are Deadly Combination, NY Health Department Warns

    Kids and hot cars are a deadly combination, according to an advisory by the New York State Department of Health.In 2014, more than 30 children in the U.S., including a baby in New York, died from heatstroke after being left alone in hot cars. The New York State Department of Health reminds all caretakers of the following tips to keep children safe this summer:There is no safe amount of ...

  3. Hen Hud Combines STEM, Fun At First Robotics Camp

    Hen Hud Combines STEM, Fun At First Robotics Camp

    CORTLANDT, N.Y. – During the last week of June, the Hendrick Hudson School District ran their first ever four-day robotics camp featuring LEGO MINDSTORMS® Robotics, thanks to a grant from Entergy, to combine STEM learning, creativity and fun. Under the guidance of instructors Robert Molfetta, Blue Mountain Middle School technology teacher, and Todd Leonardo, Frank G. Lindsey elementary ...

  4. Pokemon Go Stops Come To Local Supermarkets

    Pokemon Go Stops Come To Local Supermarkets

    The Pokemon Go craze has taken over the U.S., and now supermarkets are joining the fun, reports Supermarket News. Chains such as Stew Leonard’s are drawing customers in with Pokestops and contests for gift cards, according to Supermarket News. Stew Leonard’s, with stores in Yonkers and several in Connecticut, is a Pokestop and reminded customers in a Facebook post that, “Clover is so ...

  5. Research Shows Dinosaurs May Have Mumbled, Not Roared

    Research Shows Dinosaurs May Have Mumbled, Not Roared

    A new report suggests that dinosaurs never emitted the loud, frightening roar so many believe they did, but instead, may have mumbled with their mouths closed, according to Futurity. Research published in the journal “Evolution” looks at how some birds make sound through closed-mouth vocalization, which are sounds produced through the skin around the neck when the beak remains closed, ...

  6. Peekskill Names Ellen Hackett Director Of Special Services

    Peekskill Names Ellen Hackett Director Of Special Services

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. – Ellen Hackett has been named the director of special services for the Peekskill City School District.Hackett will be working in the district full time and is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the special education department and clinical and health services. She has more than 15 years experience in the education, mental health and social service ...

  7. I-684 Lane Closures Will Last Through September

    I-684 Lane Closures Will Last Through September

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – Overnight single- and double-lane closures are planned for northbound and southbound Interstate 684, between Exit 6 (Route 35) and Exit 8 (Hardscrabble Road) from Sundays through Thursdays starting Saturday, July 16 and will last through Sept. 30, officials said.The closures are so crews can perform construction activities, weather permitting. Single-lane ...

  8. Peekskill Library Discusses Baby Boomer Mysteries

    Peekskill Library Discusses Baby Boomer Mysteries

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. – The Field Library in Peekskill will help retirees plan ahead with a “Baby Boomer Mysteries” lecture on Wednesday, July 20 from 7-8 p.m. Led by Frank Calderone of Calderone Financial Services, participants will learn more about retirement, Medicare and social security. Topics include:Retirement goalsCalculating retirement needsRetirement income sourcesInvestment ...

  9. Months-Long I-684 Lane Closures Start Saturday

    Months-Long I-684 Lane Closures Start Saturday

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – Overnight single- and double-lane closures are planned for northbound and southbound Interstate 684, between Exit 6 (Route 35) and Exit 8 (Hardscrabble Road) from Sundays through Thursdays starting Saturday, July 16 and will last through Sept. 30, officials said.The closures are so crews can perform construction activities, weather permitting. Single-lane ...

  10. Route 35 Closing For Maintenance In Somers

    Route 35 Closing For Maintenance In Somers

    SOMERS, N.Y. – Route 35 between Route 118 and Route 100 in Somers is expected to be closed on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., according to the New York State Department of Transportation. The route will close while crews perform maintenance activities, weather permitting. Motorists should follow the posted detours, but expect delays. Drivers are asked to use caution when traveling ...

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