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  1. Pay Gap, Housing Costs, Aging All Increase Challenges For Westchester Women

    Pay Gap, Housing Costs, Aging All Increase Challenges For Westchester Women

    A recent report that looked at the status of women in Westchester County offers a bleak outlook for many who are all facing increasing challenges from financial, to social and educational issues in addition to others.The recently published “2016 Report on the Status of Women in Westchester” paints a portrait of women squeezed by the high cost of child care, a growing elderly population ...

  2. Man Impersonating Officer Robs Victim At Gunpoint On Taconic Parkway

    Man Impersonating Officer Robs Victim At Gunpoint On Taconic Parkway

    New York State police are searching for a man who impersonated a police officer and robbed a driver at gunpoint early Wednesday on the Taconic Parkway, according to state police.The incident occurred around 6:20 a.m. when the victim was stopped on the shoulder of the parkway just south of Pudding Street in the town of Putnam Valley when a white, older model Ford Crown Victoria pulled up ...

  3. Astorino Highlights Restaurant Owner's 'American Dream' Story

    Astorino Highlights Restaurant Owner's 'American Dream' Story

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- During the recent Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino visited La Chinita Poblana restaurant in Irvington to celebrate the diversity of the event. La Chinita Poblana, owned by Juan Aguilar, is one of seven restaurants that offered Latino cuisine during the week. While visiting, Astorino highlighted Aguilar’s story and how ...

  4. SUNY Binghamton Suspends Fraternity After Hudson Valley Student's Death

    SUNY Binghamton Suspends Fraternity After Hudson Valley Student's Death

    Binghamton University has temporarily suspended Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity as university officials and police continue to investigate the death of Pearl River student Conor Donnelly on Saturday, according to University spokesman Ryan YaroshDonnelly, 18, was attending a house party in celebration of Binghamton's "New Parade Day," hosted by the fraternity when he fell around 2 ...

  5. 'Gong Show' Host Chuck Barris Dies In Hudson Valley At 87

    'Gong Show' Host Chuck Barris Dies In Hudson Valley At 87

    Chuck Barris, who hosted the wacky “The Gong Show” and created such favorites as “The Dating Game” and “The Newlywed Game,” died Tuesday at his Rockland County home in Palisades from natural causes, according to publicist Paul Shefrin. Barris was 87.Known for his many talents including author, songwriter ("Palisades Park"), and creator of hit TV shows, Barris' autobiography, ...

  6. Walmart Issues Recall After Potential Listeria Contamination

    Walmart Issues Recall After Potential Listeria Contamination

    Anyone who loves Walmart pizza will want to check their freezers after the company issued a large recall on Tuesday after finding one of their brands might have the possibility of listeria contamination, according to the United States  Department of Agriculture. The frozen pizzas sold under Walmart's Marketside brand have the product code 20547, the department said.The RBR Meat Company ...

  7. Tappan Zee Bridge Construction Project Reaches New Milestone

    Tappan Zee Bridge Construction Project Reaches New Milestone

    The new Tappan Zee Bridge is one step closer to completion as crews finished installing 96 stay cables on the Rockland/westbound side of the bridge on Friday.The cables connect more than 40 sections of structural steel to the four 419-foot main span towers of the bridge, the first section set to open later this year.The stay cables are comprised of numerous metal strands, tightly packed ...

  8. Drinking Was Factor In Death Of Hudson Valley College Student, Police Say

    Drinking Was Factor In Death Of Hudson Valley College Student, Police Say

    Alcohol played a part in the death of a college student from Pearl River who fell from an apartment balcony on Saturday while attending a fraternity party, according to the Binghamton Police.Conor Donnelly, an 18-year-old freshman at Binghamton University, was attending a house party hosted by Alpha Sigma Phi at 92 Front St., when he fell around 2 p.m. while attempting to climb to a ...

  9. Female Pedestrian Fatally Struck Near Westchester Border

    Female Pedestrian Fatally Struck Near Westchester Border

    An unidentified woman who was walking down the middle lane of the Major Deegan Expressway early Monday near the Westchester border was struck and killed, according to the New York Police Department.The woman was fatally struck around 5 a.m. by a 70-year-old man who was traveling southbound in a 2006 Chevrolet sedan on the expressway near 233rd St., said an NYPD spokeswoman.The driver ...

  10. Whole Foods Recall Of Cheese Linked To Deaths Tops Westchester News

    Whole Foods Recall Of Cheese Linked To Deaths Tops Westchester News

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The following is a round-up of the top stories of the week in Westchester County. A recall of raw milk cheeses at Whole Foods Market was recently expanded by Vulto Creamery to include the location at Bergen Town Center in Paramus and on Boston Post Road in Port Chester.There was a fine line in terms of snowfall accumulation for the Nor'easter that made its ...

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