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  1. Swastikas Discovered In SUNY Purchase

    Swastikas Discovered In SUNY Purchase

    PURCHASE, N.Y. -- Police are investigating how swastikas got drawn on a message board in a dormitory at SUNY Purchase, according to multiple reports.Three swastikas were reportedly found on the board in the building's fourth floor, said News 12 Westchester.Photos were shared on a college Facebook "open forum," said News 12 Westchester.A similar incident happened at SUNY ...

  2. 26 Graduate From Jobs Waiting Program In White Plains

    26 Graduate From Jobs Waiting Program In White Plains

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A jobs program for unemployed workers in Westchester County recently honored 26 graduates.They are students in Jobs Waiting, a federally-funded regional job training program in the Hudson Valley.Certificates of achievement were presented at a recent ceremony in White Plains, which Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-Harrison) and major employers attended. The unemployed ...

  3. 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 ...

  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. Salem Golf Club Breaks Ground On Pool, Fitness Facility

    Salem Golf Club Breaks Ground On Pool, Fitness Facility

    NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- Players will find respite next summer after rounding out 18 holes on sizzling days at Salem Golf Club. Construction on a new pool and pool house began this month at the private club in North Salem.The new building will house men’s and women’s locker rooms, a teaching and golf simulator room, and a children’s activity room.A halfway house, outdoor bar and patio for ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Card Skimmers Discovered At Danbury Fair Mall Store

    Card Skimmers Discovered At Danbury Fair Mall Store

    DANBURY, Conn. -- European clothing retailer Primark discovered that payment card "skimmers" had been illegally placed on a number of card payment machines in six of its U.S. retail stores, including at the Danbury Fair mall.“Skimmers” are devices that criminals use to steal payment card data.Skimmers are typically smaller than a deck of cards, are placed over credit card ...

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