If anyone is an underdog in the race for county executive in Westchester it’s Bill Ryan, the Democratic legislator from White Plains. Without money and still smarting from a failed pay-raise grab when he was chairman of the board of legislators, Ryan is considered to be a definite third place… Read More →
In last Sunday’s column about the startling recovery and positive identification of King Richard III’s bones, I mentioned how the remains were found in an unmarked grave under a parking lot. I joked that I will never look at a parking lot again without wondering if it might contain Judge… Read More →
The Rockland Sheriff’s Office will offer free firearm locks for county residents who possess firearms. Starting Friday, the Sheriff’s Police Division will begin to disseminate firearms cable locks. • These cable locks will be provided to Rockland residents free-of-charge, on a first come, first received basis. • In an effort… Read More →
A veteran Clarkstown police officer has resigned rather than challenge potential departmental accusations that he filed for several hours of overtime and didn’t work the hours, authorities confirmed. William “Bill” Sherwood, a decorated officer for more than a decade, filed for routine overtime of four hours allowed for a scheduled… Read More →
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino kept his promise to hold the 2013 tax levy to zero, but that doesn’t mean taxes won’t go up for some towns. Nor does it mean that taxes won’t go down in certain cases. Here’s the rundown. (figures in parentheses means taxes go down. Without… Read More →
You’ve seen the “Hello Kitty” brand everywhere–toys, lunch bags, bracelts, shoes, etc. But you might not have known that you can get a pink, Hello Kitty AR-15 assault weapon of the type frequently used by spree killers.
The Hillcrest Fire Co. will hold its annual children’s Christmas party on Sunday at the Mount Ivy Firehouse, 16 Thiells-Mount Ivy Road, Pomona. The volunteers’ party starts at 3 p.m. Aside from gifts, food, drink and entertainment, the hightlight of the party is Santa Claus visting the firehouse in his… Read More →
For the heck of it, I recently asked our database specialist Tim Henderson to check where the heaviest voting was in Westchester County for the two presidential candidates in the Nov. 6 election. It was just a little housekeeping chore. The results were not surprising, proving once again that there… Read More →
No, this is not London after the Blitz. This is an amazing photo just taken by Bob Rozycki, a former colleague of mine at The Journal News. It shows the demolished remains of the newspaper building at 1 Gannett Drive.