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NR Fund Starts 20th Year with Fundraising, Grant Program

Community River of News - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 07:30

NR Fund Starts 20th Year with Fundraising, Grant Program

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence is celebrating its 20th year of supporting enrichment programs in the City School District of New Rochelle with several plans

These include a new grant program and a crowdfunding campaign to raise $20,000.

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NR Fund Starts 20th Year with Fundraising, Grant Program

Featured Posts - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 07:30

NR Fund Starts 20th Year with Fundraising, Grant Program

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence is celebrating its 20th year of supporting enrichment programs in the City School District of New Rochelle with several plans

These include a new grant program and a crowdfunding campaign to raise $20,000.

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Astorino, County Police & FBI Introduce New Cyber Canine

Fire & Police River of News - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 07:21

Astorino, County Police & FBI Introduce New Cyber Canine

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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- County Executive Robert P. Astorino and FBI Special Agent in Charge Aristedes Mahairas are introducing Harley, only one of a few dogs around the country trained to detect electronic devices, such as computers, cellphones and USB-drives. Harley and her handler, Westchester County Police Detective Brett Hochron, will demonstrate the highly trained canine’s capabilities to sniff out hidden or discarded digital media devices.

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Astorino, County Police & FBI Introduce New Cyber Canine

Featured Posts - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 07:21

Astorino, County Police & FBI Introduce New Cyber Canine

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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- County Executive Robert P. Astorino and FBI Special Agent in Charge Aristedes Mahairas are introducing Harley, only one of a few dogs around the country trained to detect electronic devices, such as computers, cellphones and USB-drives. Harley and her handler, Westchester County Police Detective Brett Hochron, will demonstrate the highly trained canine’s capabilities to sniff out hidden or discarded digital media devices.

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Libraries Closing Sunday October 8 and Monday October 9

Lifestyle River of News - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 07:12
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The New Rochelle Public Library and Huguenot Children’s Library will be closed on Sunday, October 8th and Monday, October 9th, in observance of Columbus Day. 

The fall hours for the Main Library and the Huguenot Children’s Library are as follows:

Main Library:

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Wednesdays: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Fridays and Saturdays: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sundays: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Huguenot Children’s Library:

Mondays and Thursdays: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

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Libraries Closing Sunday October 8 and Monday October 9

Featured Posts - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 07:12
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The New Rochelle Public Library and Huguenot Children’s Library will be closed on Sunday, October 8th and Monday, October 9th, in observance of Columbus Day. 

The fall hours for the Main Library and the Huguenot Children’s Library are as follows:

Main Library:

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Wednesdays: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Fridays and Saturdays: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sundays: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Huguenot Children’s Library:

Mondays and Thursdays: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

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Arts Fest Activities at New Rochelle Public Libraries

Lifestyle River of News - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 07:10
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- On Saturday, October 7th, the New Rochelle Public Libraries will be offering a number of activities for New Rochelle’s annual Arts Fest. 

The 102nd Annual Open Juried Exhibition of the New Rochelle Art Association, on view all day during library’s regular hours of operation from September 16 – October 22, will be celebrated with an Exhibit Reception and Awards Ceremony on Saturday evening, from 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm, in the lobby of the main library. The free event, open to the public, will feature live music by the popular dance band, Zero360, and refreshments.

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Arts Fest Activities at New Rochelle Public Libraries

Featured Posts - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 07:10
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- On Saturday, October 7th, the New Rochelle Public Libraries will be offering a number of activities for New Rochelle’s annual Arts Fest. 

The 102nd Annual Open Juried Exhibition of the New Rochelle Art Association, on view all day during library’s regular hours of operation from September 16 – October 22, will be celebrated with an Exhibit Reception and Awards Ceremony on Saturday evening, from 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm, in the lobby of the main library. The free event, open to the public, will feature live music by the popular dance band, Zero360, and refreshments.

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Friends of New Rochelle Public Library to Hold Big Book Sale

Featured Posts - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 06:54
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library will conduct their monthly Big Book Sale on Friday, October 6th and Saturday, October 7th, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, in the Library’s Lobby and in the Friends’ new Bookstore. The public may select from a wide range of hardcover and paperback books, CDs, dvds, and more, when the Friends of NRPL’s conduct their monthly Big Book Sale.

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10/12 American Red Cross Blood Drive at Library 12 PM

Featured Posts - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 06:49

American Red Cross Blood Drive at Library

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The New Rochelle Public Library will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, October 12th, from 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm, in the library’s meeting room and theater stage. 

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Astorino & FBI Unveil Westchester’s New Electronics Detection Canine

Featured Posts - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 06:41

Photo Caption (left to right): Detective Hochron, County Executive Astorino and Special Agent in Charge Aristedes Mahairas

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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- County Executive Robert P. Astorino and the FBI unveiled the newest member of the Westchester County police today – a cyber dog named Harley who is specially trained to sniff out thumb drives, SD cards, hard drives and other digital storage devices.

These storage devices often contain the critical evidence that law enforcement needs to investigate and prosecute a wide variety of crimes, ranging from financial fraud to child pornography to counter-terrorism cases.

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Three Students will Attend NYSSMA Conference

Featured Posts - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 06:34

From left, Taz Kim, Annael Alvarez and David Rubertone

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Three student musicians from New Rochelle High School have been chosen to perform in the All-State Conference of the New York State School Music Association in late November.

Cellist Taz Kim, soprano I Annael Alvarez and tenor II David Rubertone were among 900 students statewide chosen to perform at the music festival in Rochester. They were among more than 6,500 students who auditioned with solos last year as sophomores and juniors. Each young musician chosen was also recommended by a teacher.

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ALMS Pay it Forward Club Cleans up Five Islands Park

Featured Posts - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 06:24

Eighth-grader Fairuz Saleh (left) pulls bottles from a crevice among the rocks while partner Lauren Brooks, also in eighth grade, keeps track of the collection.

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- A band of about 20 Albert Leonard Middle School students swept through Five Islands Park on Echo Bay for International Coastal Cleanup Day, picking the beaches and rocky crags clean of bottles, countless cigarette butts, fishing line, and even the rusted base of a blender. Not to mention discarded clothes.

"We can make an outfit out of the clothes we found," seventh-grader Zoe Todd said when it was over.

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Five NRHS Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

Featured Posts - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 06:11

National Merit semifinalists (from left) Andrew Sorota, Elijah Pomerantz, Zoey Deutsch, Taylan Selman and Randall St. Louis

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Five New Rochelle High School seniors have been named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program, which honors top academic achievement.

Zoey Deutsch, Elijah Pomerantz, Randall St. Louis, Taylan Selman and Andrew Sorota were among approximately 16,000 students across the country named in the 63rd annual competition. The semifinalists represent less than 1 percent of the high school seniors across the country.

"It's an honor to be named," said Pomerantz, who plans to study math in college.

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County Executive Astorino Announces County Car Show at Glen Island Park

Featured Posts - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 06:03

ASTORINO ANNOUNCES SPECIAL EVENTS AT COUNTY POOLS AND GLEN ISLAND BEACH THIS SUMMER

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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino invites classic-car buffs to the Westchester County Car Show on Sunday, Sept. 24, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle.

“This annual show is one of the jewels of the car exhibition season, and is a must-see for auto enthusiasts,” Astorino said.

The show will feature displays of a wide variety of classic and collectible cars, street rods, and motorcycles, all carefully restored to mint condition or modified for performance. 

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Boys & Girls Clubs of New Rochelle to Hold 55th Annual Golf Outing at Wykagyl

Featured Posts - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 05:56
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Boys & Girls Clubs of New Rochelle is holding its 55th Annual Golf Outing and Dinner on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Wykagyl Country Club.  Shotgun time is available at 12:00 PM.  Registration and sponsorship opportunities are available on our website at the link below. Continental breakfast, golf, cart, caddie, driving range, putting green, lunch, cocktails and dinner are included.  

The 6:00 PM dinner will honor Paul Vacca with the Man of the Year Award and Eric Woodlin with the Service to Youth Award.  Dinner is $250.

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Williamsville, NY Man Arrested for Felony Aggravated DWI with a B.A.C. more than 2 Times the Legal Limit

Fire & Police River of News - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 05:48

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NEW YORK, NY -- On September 22, 2017, at approximately 2:11 a.m., State Police stopped a vehicle on State Route 33, in the Town of Cheektowaga for a speeding violation.  The driver of the vehicle, Joseph J. Lops, age 49, of Williamsville, NY, was found to be intoxicated.  He was transported and processed at SP Buffalo, where his blood alcohol content was determined to be 0.21%.  Additionally, he has a prior DWI conviction within the last 10 years and as a result was subsequently charged with:         

Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated; a Class E Felony

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Williamsville, NY Man Arrested for Felony Aggravated DWI with a B.A.C. more than 2 Times the Legal Limit

Featured Posts - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 05:48

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NEW YORK, NY -- On September 22, 2017, at approximately 2:11 a.m., State Police stopped a vehicle on State Route 33, in the Town of Cheektowaga for a speeding violation.  The driver of the vehicle, Joseph J. Lops, age 49, of Williamsville, NY, was found to be intoxicated.  He was transported and processed at SP Buffalo, where his blood alcohol content was determined to be 0.21%.  Additionally, he has a prior DWI conviction within the last 10 years and as a result was subsequently charged with:         

Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated; a Class E Felony

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