April 2016

Gregory S. Kroning Obituary

April 09, 2016 - 10:30

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Gregory S. Kroning, a lifelong resident of New Rochelle, passed away on April 5, 2016. He was 53 years of age.

Gregory was born on October 29, 1962 in New Rochelle to Charles J. and Marilyn (Hocking) Kroning. He was a self-employed Financial Advisor for many years.

In addition to his mother and father, Gregory is survived by his 2 beloved daughters Kelsey and Lindsey Kroning who were the loves of his life and his brother Neil Matthew Kroning. He was predeceased by his brother Harold Charles Kroning.

Gregory S. Kroning Obituary

04/11 Proclamation of National Library Week In Westchester County 9:45 AM

April 09, 2016 - 10:18
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The Westchester Library System and the 38 libraries across the County  declare April 10-16, 2016 National Library Week in Westchester. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. 


Monday, April 11, 2016

9:45 – 10:30 AM


Proclamation of National Library Week In Westchester County

04/23 Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival 1:30 PM

April 09, 2016 - 10:02
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PELHAM, NY -- Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival returns to Pelham Art Center on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 1:30- 3:30pm! Join us as we celebrate our fifth annual Cherry Blossom Festival (Sakura Matsuri) with hands-on workshops and activities in the traditional arts of Japan as part of our Folk Arts Series. Free and open to the public.

Ikebana workshop, (left) weaving workshop(right). PAC’s Cherry Blossom Festival 2015

New Rochelle High School Graduation Gown Controversy Heats Up

April 08, 2016 - 19:22

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Dozens of New Rochelle residents came out Tuesday night to express their opposition to a decision of the New Rochelle Board of Education to end the long-standing tradition of gender-specific graduation gown colors.

An on-line petition, "Saving our purple and white graduation tradition" has received over 400 signatures. 

"We the undersigned residents of New Rochelle support the saving of the traditional attire, of purple and white gowns for the New Rochelle High School Graduation."

New Rochelle Man Pleads Guilty in Rape of Developmentally Disabled Woman at Shop Rite

April 08, 2016 - 01:58

WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Acting Westchester County District Attorney James A. McCartyannounced that Fitton Telesford, 39, of 9 Seventh Street, New Rochelle, New York plead guilty today to the following one count of Attempted Rape in the First Degree, a class “C” Felony, and one count of Rape in the Second Degree, a class “D” Felony.

On February 7th, 2015 the defendant while inside a Shop Rite Grocery store located in New Rochelle, approached a female worker. The 39 year old woman is developmentally and physically disabled. She was employed there as a grocery store bagger. 

Fitton Telesford

Secet Toilet Paper Cache Raises Doubts About Aramark Inventory Claims in New Rochelle

April 07, 2016 - 19:05

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- At a New Rochelle Board of Education meeting on March 15, Arturo Rivera, a consultant working for Aramark Management Services told the board that the implementation of the SchoolDude Inventory Control System, an online inventory management system, was 95% complete. 16 months earlier, on November 5, 2014, Rivera had told the school board that the SchoolDude Inventory Control System would be fully implemented by January 24, 2015. Neither claim was true.

Toilet paper stored for years in hiding places