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  1. Suspended Westchester Teacher Cries Foul To District Claims

    Suspended Westchester Teacher Cries Foul To District Claims

    A high school teacher whose one-month suspension without pay for showing seniors a video with what the district is calling “inappropriate material” has sparked a large debate throughout the community in Northern Westchester.Hundreds of Facebook posts, commentaries and emails, and even a GoFundMe page have flown across the district regarding the suspension of Michael Poplardo who wants ...

  2. 26 Dogs Seized In Raid Of Puppy Mill In Area

    26 Dogs Seized In Raid Of Puppy Mill In Area

    An alleged puppy mill was busted over the weekend after a person who adopted a dog tipped off officials that the puppies were kept in horrible conditions.The Hudson Valley SPCA Law Enforcement, along with state police, raided a Pine Bush home with a warrant following a months-long investigation into the suspected puppy mill, according to Gene Hecht, the SPCA’s humane law ...

  3. Gone But Not Forgotten: Old TZB Demolished As Planned

    Gone But Not Forgotten: Old TZB Demolished As Planned

    Video: Down Goes The Old Tappan Zee Bridge Now, there's only one Tappan Zee Bridge once again.The new bridge.The explosives went off around 10:52 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, bringing down the 64-year-old Tappan Zee Bridge in less than a minute.With thousands watching live and on TVs and phones, a large flash of smoke and a flash of fire brought down the east anchor span of the ...

  4. Three Nabbed For Mob Gambling Ring In Area, DA Says

    Three Nabbed For Mob Gambling Ring In Area, DA Says

    Three area men have been nabbed for running an illegal gambling ring and money laundering operation in Rockland County that took in more a $1 million.The three men, John Andriello, 66, of Pearl River; Marco Minuto, 60, of Old Tappan, New Jersey, and Brian Levine, 49, of Garnerville, were arrested Friday, Jan. 11, according to Acting Rockland County District Attorney Kevin ...

  5. Teacher Suspended After School Says He Showed Inappropriate Video

    Teacher Suspended After School Says He Showed Inappropriate Video

    Click here for an updated story: Suspended Northern Westchester Teacher Cries Foul To District ClaimsA high school teacher who has taught local students for more than 30 years has been suspended without pay for showing a video the school district said had "inappropriate political and sexual content."Michael Poplardo, who teaches at Fox Lake High School in Bedford, was suspended on ...

  6. Planned Date For Use Of Explosives, Demolition Of Old TZB Postponed

    Planned Date For Use Of Explosives, Demolition Of Old TZB Postponed

    The demolition of the last east anchor span of the old Tappan Zee Bridge set for Saturday, Jan. 12 has been postponed.According to the builders, Tappan Zee Constructors, the demolition has been delayed due to the windy weather. A makeup date has not been announced."Tappan Zee Constructors has postponed Saturday’s controlled demolition of the old Tappan Zee Bridge’s east anchor span ...

  7. Multiple Injuries In I-87 Crash As All Three Vehicles Involved Roll Down Embankment

    Multiple Injuries In I-87 Crash As All Three Vehicles Involved Roll Down Embankment

    Three people were injured during a multiple-vehicle crash on Interstate 87 in which all three vehicles involved went down an embankment.State police said the crash in Orange County took place around 8 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10 near Exit 15A southbound in Tuxedo.The crash occurred after three cars collided, and all rolled down an embankment. At least one person was pinned in a vehicle ...

  8. Fire Destroys One School Bus, Damages Others In Westchester

    Fire Destroys One School Bus, Damages Others In Westchester

    A bus was destroyed and two others damaged when a two-alarm fire ripped through a bus storage and repair garage in Yorktown Heights.The fire was reported at 5:09 p.m. Wednesday at the Baumann & Sons Bus Corporation at 1701 Front St., according to the Yorktown Heights Volunteer Fire Department.In addition to damaging the buses, the fire also damaged part of the repair area ...

  9. Popular Sports Bar In Westchester Seized, Closed For Not Paying Taxes

    Popular Sports Bar In Westchester Seized, Closed For Not Paying Taxes

    Fans of a popular Westchester sports bar were met by a locked door on Wednesday after the business was seized by the state for nonpayment of taxes.According to the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Chuggers in New Rochelle was seized on Tuesday, Jan. 8 for not paying more than $9,000 in back taxes, said James Gazzale, a spokesman with the department.But the seizure ...

  10. Here's What To Expect On New TZB During Old Bridge's Demolition

    Here's What To Expect On New TZB During Old Bridge's Demolition

    Click here for an updated story: Planned Date For Use Of Explosives, Demolition Of Old TZB PostponedMotorists traveling on the new Tappan Zee Bridge on Saturday should be aware it will be closed for close to an hour when explosives are used to bring down part of the old bridge.The closure is set to begin at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 12, and last for at least 45 minutes according to officials ...

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