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  1. Irvington Students Raise Money For Hurricane Victims

    Irvington Students Raise Money For Hurricane Victims

    IRVINGTON, N. Y. -- A group of fifth-graders from Main Street School in Irvington have raised more than $550 to help victims of Hurricane Matthew, and the fund-raising effort is still going strong.Students are collecting donations for Haiti victims of Hurricane Matthew through the end of November. So far, they've been asking  peers for donations during special events, such as PJ Day and ...

  2. Norman Brokaw, 89, Westchester Native, Agent For Marilyn Monroe, Others

    Norman Brokaw, 89, Westchester Native, Agent For Marilyn Monroe, Others

    Norman Brokaw, a native of Manhattan and Larchmont and well-known longtime William Morris agent who took credit for introducing Marilyn Monroe to baseball legend Joe DiMaggio, died Saturday in California from complications of pneumonia, according to multiple sources. He was 89. Brokaw, born on April 21, 1927, in Manhattan to Jewish immigrants from Russia, started out as a mail clerk to ...

  3. Take Leap For Special Olympics In Westchester Polar Plunge

    Take Leap For Special Olympics In Westchester Polar Plunge

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N. Y. -- Special Olympics New York is looking for brave souls willing to take a leap of faith into Long Island Sound for the 8th annual Westchester Polar Plunge.This year's event, named Freezin' for a Reason, takes place Nov. 12 at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle. Organizers are hoping to surpass the $99,000 goal for the event.Last year, more than 600 people took ...

  4. Vigil Honors Sanitation Worker 20 Years After His Slaying In Dobbs Ferry

    Vigil Honors Sanitation Worker 20 Years After His Slaying In Dobbs Ferry

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The 20th anniversary of the shooting death of Charles Campbell was marked with a somber vigil Monday outside the Westchester County Courthouse in White Plaines, according to lohud.com.Family and friends of Campbell, a White Plains sanitation worker, gathered to remember how his life was cut short after an argument on Oct. 3, 1996, outside a Dobbs Ferry ...

  5. Curtis Roosevelt, FDR's Oldest Grandson, 86

    Curtis Roosevelt, FDR's Oldest Grandson, 86

    Curtis Roosevelt, President Franklin D. Roosevelt's grandson who worked to ensure his grandmother's legacy through the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park, died Sept. 26 in France of an apparent heart attack. He was 86.Born Curtis Roosevelt Dall in Manhattan on April 19, 1930, he was the son of Curtis Bean Dall and Anna, the only daughter of Franklin and Eleanor ...

  6. Officials Question Cashless Tolls As NY State Thruway Losses Mount

    Officials Question Cashless Tolls As NY State Thruway Losses Mount

    The New York State Thruway's toll system at Exit 17 in Newburgh made the list of problem areas in the agency's increase in uncollected tolls over the last five years, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal.The problem is leading some officials to question the move to a cashless system that some fear with bring about even more loss to the 570-mile thruway system. Just from 2013-14, loss ...

  7. Showtime's 'Billions' Filming In White Plains

    Showtime's 'Billions' Filming In White Plains

    WHITE PLAINS, N. Y. -- Actors and crew in the Showtime series "Billions" are getting better acquainted with the Hudson Valley area as it returns for filming in several sites including White Plains and Orangeburg, according to lohud.com.New season shows start in February. The fictional drama is based outside New York City, so there have been plenty of references to local ...

  8. Biotech Company Regeneron Plans Greenburgh Expansion

    Biotech Company Regeneron Plans Greenburgh Expansion

    GREENBURGH, N. Y. -- Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner said officials are "overjoyed" at news that biotech company Regeneron Pharmaceuticals plans to double the size of its Greenburgh research and development center by adding more than 1 million square feet of building space, lohud.com reports.Regeneron officials unveiled plans this week for a 10-year expansion that adds ...

  9. Hudson Valley Setting For 'Girl On The Train' Makes Sense, Writers Say

    Hudson Valley Setting For 'Girl On The Train' Makes Sense, Writers Say

    "The Girl on the Train" author Paula Hawkins says the choice of the Hudson Valley as the backdrop for the upcoming film based on her book works well because the area is beautiful "in a slightly creepy way," according to an Aug. 25 cover article in Entertainment Weekly.Screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson said switching the setting from London to an American city was a ...

  10. All Sorts Of Wildlife Call Hudson Valley Home, Experts Say

    All Sorts Of Wildlife Call Hudson Valley Home, Experts Say

    Recent sightings of somewhat unusual wildlife have local experts reminding residents that it isn't surprising since several varieties of wild animals roam throughout the Hudson Valley area, according to lohud.com.Many people may be used to seeing the occasional skunk, raccoon or even coyote. But, after a bear and a moose were spotted in Bedford, wildlife officials are warning people ...

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