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  1. Comedian Kevin Meaney, Westchester Native, Dies At 60

    Comedian Kevin Meaney, Westchester Native, Dies At 60

    Comedian and actor Kevin Meaney, a Valhalla native, has died at the age of 60, according to multiple news reports.Meaney, whose career included numerous appearances on HBO, “Saturday Night Live” and “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson, was found unresponsive at his Forestburgh home Friday, with the cause of death not immediately known, according to CNN.Meaney, who also starred in the ...

  2. Gang Member Gets 30 Years In Prison For Murder Of Driver On I-84

    Gang Member Gets 30 Years In Prison For Murder Of Driver On I-84

    DANBURY, Conn. -- A 38-year-old Danbury man was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in federal prison for shooting and killing a Newtown man who was driving to work on I-84 in Danbury in January 2000, prosecutors said.U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Alker Meyer in New Haven also sentenced Alex Garcia to five years of supervised release after his prison term. Garcia had pleaded guilty June 15 to ...

  3. Westchester Supporting $145 Million In Private Investment Initiatives

    Westchester Supporting $145 Million In Private Investment Initiatives

    With a spark provided by three high-powered entities, plans for $145 million worth of private investment in Westchester County are on track to move forward, county officials said.The impetus stems from a pair of separate projects initiated by Million Air and Bethel Methodist Home, along with a recent proposal from Dannon. The county’s Industrial Development Agency (IDA) and Local ...

  4. Lewisboro Land Trust Cleaning Up Trail In Vista

    Lewisboro Land Trust Cleaning Up Trail In Vista

    LEWISBORO, N.Y. -- The Lewisboro Land Trust is asking for the public’s help in an effort to clean up a public trail at St. Paul's Church in Vista on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 3 p.m.Those who wish to help will assist the Land Trust in hiking and clearing the seldom-used wooded preserve. Plenty of light work is available for both adults and kids.The group will meet at the church, Route 123 in ...

  5. Motorcyclist Sentenced In Fatal 2014 Westchester Crash

    Motorcyclist Sentenced In Fatal 2014 Westchester Crash

    A 27-year-old resident of New City has been given a sentence of 16 months to four years in state prison after pleading guilty  to criminally negligent homicide in a traffic death that occurred in 2014, according to Acting Westchester County District Attorney James A. McCarty. The defendant, Clifford Perkins, pleaded guilty to the charge in relation to the  death of New Jersey resident ...

  6. North Salem Historical Society's Annual Meeting Focuses On Croton Falls

    North Salem Historical Society's Annual Meeting Focuses On Croton Falls

    NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- The North Salem Historical Society will hold its annual meeting on Friday, Oct. 28, beginning at 6 p.m. at the new Croton Falls Firehouse.This year's presentation, “Croton Falls, From Bustling Center to Quiet Hamlet,” will be a compilation of reminiscences delivered by longtime residents who grew up in the area.The event will include a slide show, historical photos ...

  7. K9 Super Sleuth Meets Fox Meadow Students

    K9 Super Sleuth Meets Fox Meadow Students

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Fox Meadow Middle/High School students had the chance to meet an 80-pound, long-eared super sleuth last week when Wiltsy, the K-9 detective, came to the school for a visit. Teacher Patty Lucido invited Trooper Fran Torson of the New York State Police K-9 Unit to come to class with her canine partner in response to questions students taking Lucido’s forensic ...

  8. Dover Road Will Close For A Week During Work

    Dover Road Will Close For A Week During Work

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- As part of Bridge D-32 replacement work on Ridge Road over the Coopertown Brook in the Town of Dover, a section of Ridge Road, approximately 400 feet east of Cooperstown Road, will be closed for road reconstruction beginning Monday, Sept. 26, according to the Dutchess County Department of Public Works. The road reconstruction, implemented to complete the ...

  9. Putnam Man Apprehended After Making Terrorist Threats, Police Say

    Putnam Man Apprehended After Making Terrorist Threats, Police Say

    Police have arrested a 30-year-old resident of Garrison who allegedly made terroristic threats in the Hasidic village of Kiryas Joel, according to News 12.The suspect, identified as Frank Zebzda, appeared in the village wearing body armor and uttering profanity before he was taken into custody, News 12 reports.Zebzda was arraigned at Monroe Town Court on six charges, including marijuana ...

  10. Police: Millbrook Mayor Steals Town Funds To Pay Family Member's Loans

    Police: Millbrook Mayor Steals Town Funds To Pay Family Member's Loans

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- Members of the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation from the Poughkeepsie barracks have arrested Village of Millbrook Mayor Laura M. Hurley on a grand larceny charge after she allegedly misappropriated funds from the Town of Washington, state police said.The arrest came about nearly nine months after an official from the Town of Washington ...

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