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Did Senator George Latimer Just Admit Affair with Judge Susan Kettner in News12 Debate? “I’m Not a Perfect Man”

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 18:53

Kettner Latimer Picnic in New Rochelle Park

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- After more than a week of dissembling and stonewalling, Westchester County Executive Candidate Senator George Latimer came as close as he has to admitting what many know and he had up until recently denied — a long-running affair with New Rochelle City Court Judge Susan Kettner.

The statement came during a taping of a News12 debate against his opponent incumbent Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino. The debate is expected to air on the cable channel on November 1st.

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Prinicipal of Jefferson School in New Rochelle Takes Unexpected Medical Leave

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 14:50

Jefferson School Principal Kimmerly Nieves

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Schools Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne has announced that Jefferson Elementary School Principal has taken an unexpected leave of absence.

 

Parents and Staff at the School received the following message from Dr. Osborne:

 

To the Jefferson School Community,

 

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SCOFFLAW: George Latimer Vehicle Registration Suspended Since Day After New Rochelle Car Crash Due to Nonpayment of Parking Violations in Yonkers

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 19:34

George Latimer and File Photo of a Booted Red Jeep

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The vehicle registration on State Senator George Latimer’s Jeep was suspended over the summer and remains suspended to this day.

The vehicle registraiton suspension came after a request to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles by the City of Yonkers due to nonpayment of an unspecified number of parking violation fines and fees. Talk of the Sound is working to obtain the amounts Latimer owes to the City of Yonkers. The suspension has been in effect for more than three months, according to the DMV.

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Married New York State Senator George Latimer Skipped Annual Budget Vote to Jet Off to London with Gal Pal Judge

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 15:23

Excerpt from Susan Kettner Facebook Page on Trip to UK with George Latimer

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New York State Senator George Latimer failed to vote on the New York State Budget this past spring because he departed for Europe the day before the vote was held in the Senate to go on a week long vacation in the United Kingdom with his girlfriend, New Rochelle City Court Judge Susan Kettner, Talk of the Sound has learned.

Latimer is the Democratic Party Candidate for Westchester County Executive and challenger to the incumbent Rob Astorino in one of the most widely watched races in New York State, with implications for the next race for Governor.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog Walker in the Latimer House

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 02:17

State Senator George Latimer and Judge Susan Kettner at an event together in New Rochelle

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This story has been updated to reflect that our initial report incorrectly identified the “family dog walker”. The correction and update is indicated in italics in the article below.

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New York State Senator George Latimer has been in a relationship with New Rochelle City Court Judge Susan Kettner for more than a decade.

While this may be news to many Westchester residents, it is not even an “open secret” in New Rochelle just a banal fact of political life. And for all that time, no one much cared.

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Heritage Celebration at Columbus School Community

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 18:24

Heritage Celebration at Columbus School Community

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Join the Columbus School community in its Heritage Celebration at 6 p.m. tonight! There'll be soccer, a play, arts and crafts and a locally famous singer from Mexico, as well as a contest to choose who comes dressed best in the traditional dress of their culture or home country.

 

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The Jefferson Elementary School Book Fairy reads "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!" to Students

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 06:22

The Jefferson Elementary School Book Fairy reads "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!" to students

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Readathon Scenes: The Jefferson Elementary School Book Fairy - also known as third-grade teacher Vicky Vessecchia - reads "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!" to students. Sounds like the pigeon's chances of getting behind the wheel are pretty slim!

*Find out more about how Jefferson is doing in its October readathon in the district e-newsletter Friday

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The Albert Leonard Middle School Music Department Raise Funds with a Karaoke Night in the School Auditorium

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 05:20

Sixth-grader Basil Mathai showing he's got the moves to "Watch Me."

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Albert Leonard Middle School music department wanted to raise funds to attend a spring music festival, and they had fun doing it - with a karaoke night in the school auditorium.

The festival, Music in the Parks, will be at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey in May.

 

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Cultural Celebration at the Castle

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 11:35

Cultural Celebration at the Castle

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Cultural Celebration at the Castle going on until 1 pm at Isaac E. Young Middle School. Stop by and join the fun!

 

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New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson Visited William B. Ward Elementary School

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 11:30

New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson Visited William B. Ward Elementary School

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson visited William B. Ward Elementary School to help students their with their readathon.

In two fourth-grade classes, he read the book "Mr. Ferris and his Wheel," by Kathryn Gibbs Davis, about American invengot George Ferris and the iconic amusement park attraction that bares his name.

 

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Students at the George M. Davis Elementary School Created Posters for Reading Month

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 11:26

Students at the George M. Davis Elementary School Created Posters for Reading Month

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The month of reading activities in the elementary schools continues! Students at the George M. Davis Elementary School created posters that show the variety of books they're delving into.

 

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Salesian High School in New Rochelle Closed Following Threat by Student

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 12:49
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle Police were called to Salesian High School in New Rochelle Wednesday following a threat to the school made by a student. The school was closed Thursday as a result.

Police sources say the student was removed from the school and sent for evaluation. The school was closed as a precaution.

“Yesterday we were advised that on October 6th one student made a threatening remark to another student,” said NRPD Captain Robert Gazzola. “We are investigating the incident but at this time we do not believe the threat was credible.”

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The Pay it Forward Club at Albert Leonard Middle School Took Part in International Coastal Cleanup Day

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 09:44

The Pay it Forward Club at Albert Leonard Middle School took part in International Coastal Cleanup DayThe Pay it Forward Club at Albert Leonard Middle School took part in International Coastal Cleanup Day

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Pay it Forward Club at Albert Leonard Middle School took part in International Coastal Cleanup Day held on Saturday, September 16 by combing Five Islands Park for litter and debris. Thanks to the students, teacher Sara Yeterian and parent helpers, about 20 bags of bottles, cigarette butts, snarled fishing line and other debris were taken from the gem of a park jutting into Echo Bay.

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New Rochelle Football Players Deliver Meals On Wheels

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 08:53

Players from the New Rochelle Varsity football team delivering meals to patients at Montefiore Hospital. Photo Credit: Contributed

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- In the spirit of doing good on September 11, members of the New Rochelle High School Varsity football team spent a Sunday brightening the day of some of their neighbors in need.

While many spent their days watching college and NFL football, players from the varsity football team took the time to deliver food as part of the “Meals on Wheels” program at the Schaffer Helen and Michael Extended Care Center in New Rochelle.

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Second grader Lilia Hafid Took the Charge of William B. Ward Elementary School for a Day

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 08:16

Lilia Hafid with Franco Miele (who is principal on all other days.)

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Second grader Lilia Hafid took the helm of William B. Ward Elementary School recently when she became Principal for a Day. Having won a drawing for the honor, she greeted students, made announcements, visited classrooms, went over the plan for the day, sent emails and worked the phones.

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