Students Perform in Ajkun Ballet's Nutcracker

December 10, 2017 - 12:19

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Nutcracker is an eternal holiday season favorite, and when a performance troupe brings the ballet to New Rochelle High School this weekend, it will include two elements sure to catch residents' attention: several dozen New Rochelle school children as performers - and a dash of hip hop.

"It makes it more exciting," Webster fifth-grader Anna Johnson, one of the performers, said of the modern touch.

Students Perform in Ajkun Ballet's Nutcracker

Four Alumni Inducted to NRHS Wall of Fame

December 10, 2017 - 11:55

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- A former Jacksonville Jaguars player, a New Rochelle City Councilman, a prominent Yale doctor and a state Solicitor General joined fellow prominent alumni on the New Rochelle High School Wall of Fame on Wednesday.

The inductees were: former football safety Courtney Greene; City Councilman Jared Rice; Dr. Roy Herbst of the Yale Cancer Center; and Tennessee Solicitor General Andrée Kahn Blumstein. Rice and Herbst attended the ceremony at NRHS.

Dr. Roy Herbst of the Yale Cancer Center (left) and New Rochelle Councilman Jared Rice

Westchester and Putnam County Catholic School Admissions for 2018-19 Year to Open December 1

December 10, 2017 - 10:47

NEW YORK, NY -- The Archdiocese of New York announced today that it will open Admissions for the 2018-19 School Year on Friday, December 1, 2017 – and host open house events at 133 schools across the archdiocese—including 32 in Westchester and Putnam—on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

For children moving into Pre-K 3 through Grade 8, families can apply:

1.      Online at;

Westchester and Putnam County Catholic School Admissions for 2018-19 Year to Open December 1

Three Agencies Affirm Westchester’s Credit Ratings

December 10, 2017 - 09:26

WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Westchester continues to receive the highest credit ratings of any New York State county after the three credit agencies independently affirmed the county’s strong credit rating, with both Fitch Ratings and S&P maintaining ‘AAA’ ratings and Moody’s maintaining a Aa1, County Executive Robert P. Astorino today announced.

Robert P. Astorino

12/01 Iona College to Host 4th Annual IonaTHON Dance Marathon Supporting Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital 4 PM

December 10, 2017 - 09:16
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WHEN: Friday, December 1, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

WHAT: Hundreds of Iona College students will put on their boogie shoes and dance the night away during the IonaTHON Dance Marathon for children undergoing open-heart surgery, brain surgery, trauma and burn care, cancer treatments and other advanced services at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network. 

College students and former Maria Fareri Children's Hospital patients share the dance floor during the IonaTHON Dance Marathon

December Holiday Closings at Libraries

December 10, 2017 - 07:05

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The New Rochelle Public Library and the Huguenot Children’s Library will be closed on Sunday, December 24th and Monday, December 25th for Christmas observances. The libraries will resume regular operating hours on Tuesday, December 26th.

The libraries will also be closed on Sunday, December 31st for New Year’s Eve, and Monday, January 1st for New Year’s Day. The libraries will resume regular operating hours on Tuesday, January 2nd.

Huguenot Childrens Library

Golf Courses Close for Season December 31, 2017

December 10, 2017 - 06:21

WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino announced that the six county-owned golf courses will close for the season after play on Sunday, Dec. 31. They will remain open until that date, weather and conditions permitting; check with the individual course.

The courses are Dunwoodie (914) 231-3490 and Sprain Lake (914) 231-3481, both in Yonkers; Maple Moor (914) 995-9200 in White Plains; Mohansic (914) 862-5283 in Yorktown Heights; Saxon Woods

(914) 231-3461 in Scarsdale; and Hudson Hills (914) 864-3000 in Ossining.

Governor Cuomo Signs Otis/Savino Missing Persons Bill

December 10, 2017 - 05:56

NEW YORK, NY -- Legislation to require that reports of missing children and adults filed in New York be transmitted to the National Missing and Unidentified Remains System (NamUs) was signed into law by the Governor on November 29. The legislation, A8286B/S6739, was sponsored by Assemblyman Steve Otis (91st AD, Westchester County) and Senator Diane Savino (23rd SD, Staten Island).

The bill will promote more comprehensive sharing of missing persons data to aid law enforcement in the resolution of such cases and help families dealing with the heartbreak of a missing loved one.

Governor signs Legislation to Aid in the Identification of Unknown Dead and Missing Persons