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July 2013

Iona College Establishes First-Ever Academic Institute For Thomas Paine Studies

July 24, 2013 - 16:47

Paine common sense 1776NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Iona College announced today that it has established the Institute for Thomas Paine Studies (ITPS), the first Paine Studies program at an academic institution. The announcement follows the recent approval by the New York State Supreme Court of a petition by the Thomas Paine National Historical Association to transfer permanent custodianship of its Thomas Paine Collection to Iona.

New Rochelle Man Sentenced to Thirteen Years in Prison in Armed Robbery Spree

July 24, 2013 - 16:23

OlivierFambyWHITE PLAINS, NY -- Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced that Olivier Famby, 21, of 62 Dewitt Place, New Rochelle, New York, was sentenced today to thirteen years in prison on his May 2013 guilty plea to nine counts of Robbery in the

Four Out of Five Speakers at Echo Bay Hearing Oppose Scaled-Back Development Plan

July 24, 2013 - 15:36

I watched the public hearing on the Echo Bay Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) last night.

I am proud of every speaker for (a) having the courage to speak publicly; (b) taking the time, and having the patience, to endure the lengthy process; and (c) finally, making a valiant attempt to let your elected officials understand how the public feels about this project.

Echo Bay Meeting Offers View into Local Politics

July 24, 2013 - 13:51
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The Public Hearing at New Rochelle City Hall last night (7/23/13) provided a fascinating look into the strength, courage and conviction of our citizens and the politicians whose personal agendas continue to take precedence over the good of the community. More than 50 people spoke for approximately three hours at the public hearing, with more than 80% of them strongly opposed to the project. Each speaker was allotted only three minutes to speak, which is hardly enough time to express all this is wrong with this development.

Echo Bay Hearing Review

July 24, 2013 - 04:26

I watched the public hearing on the Echo Bay Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and I am proud of every speaker for A; having the courage to speak publically, B; taking the time and having the patience to endure the lengthy process and finally making a valiant attempt to let your elected officials understand how the public feels about this project. Here are my unofficial results as viewed on the New Rochelle, NY website;

Hearing Duration 3 hours
Total Speakers* 56
Aye Comments 9 16.0%
Nay Comments 45 80.4%
No Opinion 2 3.6%

2012 Safe Schools/Healthy Schools Report on Student Behavioral, Social, and Emotional Supports in New Rochelle Schools

July 24, 2013 - 02:44

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Talk of the Sound recently obtained several reports and other documents related to School Safety and Security in the New Rochelle school system from the period 2009 to 2012. Some are low quality photocopies. We will present several of them over the coming weeks.

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