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  1. Got Any Pranks Planned For April Fool's Day, Peekskill?

    Got Any Pranks Planned For April Fool's Day, Peekskill?

    April Fool's Day has been celebrated around the world for centuries, marked by individual pranks, business hoaxes and other types of hijinks, depending on what part of the globe you inhabit.In Italy, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands, a traditional prank is trying to stick a paper fish without getting caught.Wikipedia recounts that "in Ireland it was traditional to entrust the ...

  2. Apparent Suicide Under Investigation At Westchester County Jail

    Apparent Suicide Under Investigation At Westchester County Jail

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- An inmate at the Westchester County jail was found dead in his cell of an apparent suicide on Thursday, lohud.com reports.Alex Fusco, a 26-year-old Mamaroneck resident, was a 2008 alumnus of Mamaroneck High who had a prior criminal record, according to lohud.com. Corrections officials with the jail are investigating what would be the first suicide there in over a ...

  3. Get 'Corny' On National Popcorn Day, Peekskill

    Get 'Corny' On National Popcorn Day, Peekskill

    National Popcorn Day is this Thursday, Jan. 19, and here's a "corny" survey that proves Americans may be divided when it comes to politics, but there's something most citizens agree on -- love of popcorn.The "pop" culture researchers at National Today -- self-described as America's favorite online destination to celebrate quirky and fun holidays -- conducted a ...

  4. Letter To The Editor: Do Our Votes Count Enough?

    Letter To The Editor: Do Our Votes Count Enough?

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- The Ossining Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To submit a letter, e-mail ossining@dailyvoice.com.Assemblywoman Sandy Galef represents the 95th District of the New York Assembly, which includes the Westchester municipalities of Cortlandt, Ossining and Peekskill, and the Putnam municipalities of Philipstown, Cold Spring and ...

  5. 103 Million – Including A Man In Red – Will Travel This Christmas

    103 Million – Including A Man In Red – Will Travel This Christmas

    Less than a month after a busy Thanksgiving travel period, Americans are again on the move. And like Thanksgiving, travel over the upcoming Christmas and New Year's holiday is likely to show an increase compared to last year, says AAA Northeast.In fact, more than 103 million Americans -- the most on record and a 1.7 percent increase from last year -- are expected to travel over the ...

  6. Red Cross Shares Tips On Staying Safe During Winter's Worst

    Red Cross Shares Tips On Staying Safe During Winter's Worst

    EASTCHESTER, N.Y. -- The Red Cross has provided a list of 10 tips on weathering the terribly cold weather.Wear layers of lightweight clothing, gloves and a hat.Bring pets indoors or make sure they have enough shelter and unfrozen water outdoors.If using a space heater, be sure to keep it on a hard, level surface and keep anything flammable at least three feet away.Make sure to turn off ...

  7. Westchester Food Bank Picks City Harvest's Leslie Gordon As New President

    Westchester Food Bank Picks City Harvest's Leslie Gordon As New President

    ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- Food Bank for Westchester, which provides programs for 200,000 hungry county residents, announced Wednesday that it appointed Leslie Gordon to be its a new president and CEO.She'll take over as CEO on Tuesday, Jan. 17, succeeding Ellen Lynch, who announced in September that she was stepping down from those roles."Leslie Gordon brings to Food Bank for Westchester a ...

  8. Westchester Restaurant Named Best In Country

    Westchester Restaurant Named Best In Country

    POCANTICO HILLS, N.Y. -- The national food site Eater has compiled a list of the best restaurants in the country for the third straight year, and, for the first time, has named a single "Best Restaurant in America" -- and Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills has earned that honor.Eater is a Vox Media company, which describes itself as "the authority on dining and ...

  9. Kyle S. Charter, 45, Lifelong Poughkeepsie Resident

    Kyle S. Charter, 45, Lifelong Poughkeepsie Resident

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Kyle S. Charter, of Poughkeepsie, died on Tuesday, Dec. 6. He was 45. Born in Poughkeepsie, Charter was a lifelong area resident. "He had a love for sports and loved baseball and the Yankees," information from the funeral home noted.He is survived by his father and stepmother, Kenneth and Susan Charter; mother and stepfather, Helen and Clarence Shanley; ...

  10. 'Walking Dead' Star Norman Reedus Reportedly Buys Home In Area

    'Walking Dead' Star Norman Reedus Reportedly Buys Home In Area

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- Norman Reedus -- better known to many as Daryl Dixon on "The Walking Dead" -- will apparently be calling Dutchess County his home, WNYT has reported. On Nov. 28, he told a waitress in the Millbrook Diner that he'd bought a place in the Hudson Valley, according to WNYT."He was so nice," Danielle Rutigliano said in a Facebook post Monday, Nov. ...

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