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  • Mural inspires kids to live their dreams

    Mural inspires kids to live their dreams

    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:15 AM EDT2017-07-20 15:15:36 GMT
    The “Big Me” mural project on the corner of South Fourth Avenue and Second Street is motivating students to put a focus on their future.The “Big Me” mural project on the corner of South Fourth Avenue and Second Street is motivating students to put a focus on their future.

    A mural in Mount Vernon is now inspiring kids to live their dreams.

    A mural in Mount Vernon is now inspiring kids to live their dreams.

  • Greenburgh PBA hosts circus for kids

    Greenburgh PBA hosts circus for kids

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 1:16 PM EDT2017-07-18 17:16:56 GMT
    The PBA circus has been thrilling kids for 83 years, including nearly the last 30 years at the school which helps children with special needs.The PBA circus has been thrilling kids for 83 years, including nearly the last 30 years at the school which helps children with special needs.

    Many kids were smiling this morning as the Greenburgh Police Benevolent Association (PBA) held its annual children's circus at the John A. Coleman School. 

    Many kids were smiling this morning as the Greenburgh Police Benevolent Association (PBA) held its annual children's circus at the John A. Coleman School. 

  • Private colleges opt into tuition discount program

    Private colleges opt into tuition discount program

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 9:16 AM EDT2017-07-18 13:16:04 GMT
    At least half a dozen private schools across the Hudson Valley are taking the state up on its new tuition discount program.At least half a dozen private schools across the Hudson Valley are taking the state up on its new tuition discount program.

    At least half a dozen private schools across the Hudson Valley are taking the state up on its new tuition discount program. 

    At least half a dozen private schools across the Hudson Valley are taking the state up on its new tuition discount program. 

  • Westchester Community College tuition to remain unchanged

    Westchester Community College tuition to remain unchanged

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 1:21 PM EDT2017-07-19 17:21:59 GMT
    Nearly 13,000 students at Westchester Community College won’t be paying any tuition increases this upcoming semester.Nearly 13,000 students at Westchester Community College won’t be paying any tuition increases this upcoming semester.

    Nearly 13,000 students at Westchester Community College won’t be paying any tuition increases this upcoming semester. 

    Nearly 13,000 students at Westchester Community College won’t be paying any tuition increases this upcoming semester. 

  • Mount Vernon school district re-registers students for fall term

    Mount Vernon school district re-registers students for fall term

    Monday, July 17 2017 8:45 PM EDT2017-07-18 00:45:09 GMT

    The Mount Vernon City School District began re-registering its 8,300 students on Monday amid concerns that out-of-town residents are wrongfully making their way into its classes.

    The Mount Vernon City School District began re-registering its 8,300 students on Monday amid concerns that out-of-town residents are wrongfully making their way into its classes.

  • Church donates water bottles to East Ramapo campers

    Church donates water bottles to East Ramapo campers

    Monday, July 17 2017 1:16 PM EDT2017-07-17 17:16:35 GMT
    Members of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church raised money to purchase about 1,200 of those bottles.Members of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church raised money to purchase about 1,200 of those bottles.

    Some campers in East Ramapo are staying cool this summer thanks to members of the community. 

    Some campers in East Ramapo are staying cool this summer thanks to members of the community. 

  • Legends raise money for music scholarships

    Legends raise money for music scholarships

    Monday, July 17 2017 8:58 AM EDT2017-07-17 12:58:05 GMT
    Rock and roll legend Darlene Love and Oscar-nominated actor and Bedford resident Chazz Palminteri helped raise money for the Music Conservatory of Westchester on Monday.Rock and roll legend Darlene Love and Oscar-nominated actor and Bedford resident Chazz Palminteri helped raise money for the Music Conservatory of Westchester on Monday.

    Dozens gathered Monday for a star-studded award ceremony honoring music and film legends all while raising money for music scholarships. 

    Dozens gathered Monday for a star-studded award ceremony honoring music and film legends all while raising money for music scholarships. 

  • Yonkers PD probe shows $1,800 in porn charges to school TV

    Yonkers PD probe shows $1,800 in porn charges to school TV

    Saturday, July 15 2017 11:21 AM EDT2017-07-15 15:21:37 GMT
    The former superintendent of Yonkers schools bought almost $2,000 in porn on a district cable box before resigning for purported health issues two years ago, city police say.The former superintendent of Yonkers schools bought almost $2,000 in porn on a district cable box before resigning for purported health issues two years ago, city police say.

    The former superintendent of Yonkers schools bought almost $2,000 in porn on a district cable box before resigning for purported health issues two years ago, city police say.

    The former superintendent of Yonkers schools bought almost $2,000 in porn on a district cable box before resigning for purported health issues two years ago, city police say.

  • Nyack H.S. holds graduation on day after student’s death

    Nyack H.S. holds graduation on day after student’s death

    Thursday, July 13 2017 10:08 PM EDT2017-07-14 02:08:00 GMT
    Seniors at Nyack High School mourned a fallen classmate at their graduation ceremony, which was postponed a day due to the tragedy.Seniors at Nyack High School mourned a fallen classmate at their graduation ceremony, which was postponed a day due to the tragedy.

    Seniors at Nyack High School mourned a fallen classmate at their graduation ceremony, which was postponed a day due to the tragedy.

    Seniors at Nyack High School mourned a fallen classmate at their graduation ceremony, which was postponed a day due to the tragedy.

  • Parents question fairness of all-day kindergarten lotteries

    Parents question fairness of all-day kindergarten lotteries

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 7:13 PM EDT2017-07-11 23:13:18 GMT

    Some parents in Rockland County are questioning the fairness of lotteries for all-day kindergarten programs one day after they were held by three schools. 

    Some parents in Rockland County are questioning the fairness of lotteries for all-day kindergarten programs one day after they were held by three schools. 

  • Survey: 58% of Republicans say colleges are hurting US

    Survey: 58% of Republicans say colleges are hurting US

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 7:14 PM EDT2017-07-11 23:14:37 GMT

    A new survey suggests that a majority of Republicans believe colleges and universities are having a negative impact on the country. 

    A new survey suggests that a majority of Republicans believe colleges and universities are having a negative impact on the country. 

  • 8 students from Edenwald Center in Pleasantville graduate

    8 students from Edenwald Center in Pleasantville graduate

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 12:21 PM EDT2017-07-11 16:21:02 GMT

    Eight students from the Edenwald Center in Pleasantville received their diplomas Wednesday during after four years at the cottage campus. 

    Eight students from the Edenwald Center in Pleasantville received their diplomas Wednesday during after four years at the cottage campus. 

  • Meeting lays out Excelsior Scholarship guidelines

    Meeting lays out Excelsior Scholarship guidelines

    Monday, July 10 2017 10:13 PM EDT2017-07-11 02:13:04 GMT

    A meeting was held Tuesday in Mount Vernon to answer questions about the newly created Excelsior Scholarship that qualifies students for free college tuition.

    A meeting was held Tuesday in Mount Vernon to answer questions about the newly created Excelsior Scholarship that qualifies students for free college tuition.

  • Parents pack Pearl River school board meeting after coach’s dismissal

    Parents pack Pearl River school board meeting after coach’s dismissal

    Thursday, July 6 2017 11:32 AM EDT2017-07-06 15:32:48 GMT

    Parents packed a Pearl River school board meeting Wednesday evening to find out why a high school coach was let go just weeks after a major win for his baseball team. 

    Parents packed a Pearl River school board meeting Wednesday evening to find out why a high school coach was let go just weeks after a major win for his baseball team. 

  • 14 honored for perfect attendance in Yonkers

    14 honored for perfect attendance in Yonkers

    Tuesday, July 4 2017 9:39 AM EDT2017-07-04 13:39:06 GMT
    Fourteen students at the Museum School 25 were honored Tuesday with the "Perfect Attendance" award for attending all 182 days of school this year.Fourteen students at the Museum School 25 were honored Tuesday with the "Perfect Attendance" award for attending all 182 days of school this year.

    Some Yonkers students have learned that hard work in school pays off. 

    Some Yonkers students have learned that hard work in school pays off. 

  • Hunger strikes ends in Sleepy Hollow

    Hunger strikes ends in Sleepy Hollow

    Monday, July 3 2017 8:52 AM EDT2017-07-03 12:52:06 GMT
    Tony Tola has ended his five-day hunger strike and says he will be going back to work.Tony Tola has ended his five-day hunger strike and says he will be going back to work.

    A school bus driver in Sleepy Hollow is continuing his hunger strike today, and says he will not eat until school officials speak with him. 

    A school bus driver in Sleepy Hollow is continuing his hunger strike today, and says he will not eat until school officials speak with him. 

  • College of New Rochelle lays off workers

    College of New Rochelle lays off workers

    Monday, July 3 2017 8:48 AM EDT2017-07-03 12:48:05 GMT
    This is the college's second round of layoffs since October when the school revealed it owes $20 million in payroll taxes.This is the college's second round of layoffs since October when the school revealed it owes $20 million in payroll taxes.

    Dozens of staffers at the College of New Rochelle are now out of a job. 

    Dozens of staffers at the College of New Rochelle are now out of a job. 

  • Class of 2021 to arrive at West Point

    Class of 2021 to arrive at West Point

    Monday, July 3 2017 8:28 AM EDT2017-07-03 12:28:44 GMT
    Members of the U.S. Military Academy's Class of 2021 arrive on Monday morning for "R-Day," or reception day.Members of the U.S. Military Academy's Class of 2021 arrive on Monday morning for "R-Day," or reception day.

    A new crop of cadet candidates is entering West Point.

    A new crop of cadet candidates is entering West Point.

  • State to decrease days of Common Core testing

    State to decrease days of Common Core testing

    Sunday, July 2 2017 10:23 PM EDT2017-07-03 02:23:03 GMT
    State education officials voted Monday to cut the number of English and math testing days for students in grades three through eight.State education officials voted Monday to cut the number of English and math testing days for students in grades three through eight.

    State education officials voted Monday to cut the number of English and math testing days for students in grades three through eight.

    State education officials voted Monday to cut the number of English and math testing days for students in grades three through eight.

  • Pranksters hit Spring Valley H.S. with graffiti, eggs

    Pranksters hit Spring Valley H.S. with graffiti, eggs

    Thursday, June 29 2017 4:45 PM EDT2017-06-29 20:45:04 GMT
    When the senior prank included painting "Seniors 2K17" on the side of Spring Valley High School, upset neighbors called it vandalism.When the senior prank included painting "Seniors 2K17" on the side of Spring Valley High School, upset neighbors called it vandalism.

    When the senior prank included painting "Seniors 2K17" on the side of Spring Valley High School, upset neighbors called it vandalism. 

    When the senior prank included painting "Seniors 2K17" on the side of Spring Valley High School, upset neighbors called it vandalism. 

  • NY free college tuition program open to student applications

    NY free college tuition program open to student applications

    Thursday, June 8 2017 8:50 AM EDT2017-06-08 12:50:07 GMT
    Wednesday, June 28 2017 8:51 AM EDT2017-06-28 12:51:07 GMT
    New York state has begun accepting applications for its new tuition-free college program.New York state has begun accepting applications for its new tuition-free college program.

    New York state has begun accepting applications for its new tuition-free college program.

    New York state has begun accepting applications for its new tuition-free college program.

  • East Ramapo's school budget up for vote

    East Ramapo's school budget up for vote

    Monday, July 10 2017 10:17 AM EDT2017-07-10 14:17:00 GMT
    The new $231 million spending plan for next year aims to maintain full day kindergarten, increase summer programs, and special education.The new $231 million spending plan for next year aims to maintain full day kindergarten, increase summer programs, and special education.

    East Ramapo's revised school budget plan is up for a vote today.

    East Ramapo's revised school budget plan is up for a vote today.

  • New City parents find drugs, needles at school

    New City parents find drugs, needles at school

    Friday, June 2 2017 3:49 PM EDT2017-06-02 19:49:44 GMT
    Some parents at Woodglen Elementary School in New City say they found hypodermic needles and drugs on the school's ballfield Thursday.Some parents at Woodglen Elementary School in New City say they found hypodermic needles and drugs on the school's ballfield Thursday.

    Some parents at Woodglen Elementary School in New City say they found hypodermic needles and drugs on the school's ballfield Thursday. 

    Some parents at Woodglen Elementary School in New City say they found hypodermic needles and drugs on the school's ballfield Thursday. 

  • Students aim to spread kindness through unique mural

    Students aim to spread kindness through unique mural

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 4:51 PM EDT2017-05-31 20:51:39 GMT

    At Anna Dorner Middle School in Ossining, students have created the "Be Kind Mural," a unique project overseen by Ben's Bells, an organization that helps with community projects around the country.

    At Anna Dorner Middle School in Ossining, students have created the "Be Kind Mural," a unique project overseen by Ben's Bells, an organization that helps with community projects around the country.

  • Ex-teacher sentenced for student sex abuse

    Ex-teacher sentenced for student sex abuse

    Tuesday, May 30 2017 4:19 PM EDT2017-05-30 20:19:40 GMT
    Former Horace Greeley High School teacher Christopher Schraufnagel was sentenced to three years probation and must register as a sex offender.Former Horace Greeley High School teacher Christopher Schraufnagel was sentenced to three years probation and must register as a sex offender.

    A former drama teacher in Chappaqua received a sentence of three years of probation as part of a plea deal after he sexually abused three students.

    A former drama teacher in Chappaqua received a sentence of three years of probation as part of a plea deal after he sexually abused three students.

  • Ex-New Rochelle employee charged with corruption

    Ex-New Rochelle employee charged with corruption

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 3:46 PM EDT2017-05-24 19:46:46 GMT
    Authorities say John Gallagher received more than $150,000 in bribes and kickbacks between 2009 and 2013.Authorities say John Gallagher received more than $150,000 in bribes and kickbacks between 2009 and 2013.

    A former New Rochelle city employee has been arrested and indicted on federal corruption charges. 

    A former New Rochelle city employee has been arrested and indicted on federal corruption charges. 

  • Driver killed by downed tree in Upper Nyack

    Driver killed by downed tree in Upper Nyack

    Thursday, May 18 2017 5:06 PM EDT2017-05-18 21:06:50 GMT

    An 80-year-old man was killed Thursday after a tree fell and crushed his car in Upper Nyack.

    An 80-year-old man was killed Thursday after a tree fell and crushed his car in Upper Nyack.

  • School budget votes held across Hudson Valley

    School budget votes held across Hudson Valley

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 7:15 PM EDT2017-05-16 23:15:22 GMT

    Voters took to the polls Tuesday to have their say on school spending and in some cases who will fill some school board openings. 

    Voters took to the polls Tuesday to have their say on school spending and in some cases who will fill some school board openings. 

  • Threat puts Edgemont High School in lockdown

    Threat puts Edgemont High School in lockdown

    Monday, May 15 2017 4:46 PM EDT2017-05-15 20:46:52 GMT
    Police shut down the campus around 10 a.m. due to a threat that was discovered in one of the bathrooms.Police shut down the campus around 10 a.m. due to a threat that was discovered in one of the bathrooms.

    Edgemont High School in Scarsdale was placed in lockdown mode Monday morning.

    Edgemont High School in Scarsdale was placed in lockdown mode Monday morning.

  • Sentencing delayed in former teacher sex abuse case

    Sentencing delayed in former teacher sex abuse case

    Friday, May 12 2017 9:22 AM EDT2017-05-12 13:22:10 GMT
    A judge has delayed the sex abuse sentencing for former Chappaqua drama teacher Christopher Schraufnagel until May 30.A judge has delayed the sex abuse sentencing for former Chappaqua drama teacher Christopher Schraufnagel until May 30.

    A judge has delayed the sex abuse sentencing for former Chappaqua drama teacher Christopher Schraufnagel until May 30.?

    A judge has delayed the sex abuse sentencing for former Chappaqua drama teacher Christopher Schraufnagel until May 30.

  • Parents, guidance counselors grill state officials on free college tuition

    Parents, guidance counselors grill state officials on free college tuition

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 5:40 PM EDT2017-05-09 21:40:38 GMT

    State education officials are making the rounds at colleges across the Hudson Valley to discuss the free tuition plan, but some students and parents are finding it comes with some strings attached.

    State education officials are making the rounds at colleges across the Hudson Valley to discuss the free tuition plan, but some students and parents are finding it comes with some strings attached.

  • Police lace up running shoes for Torch Run

    Police lace up running shoes for Torch Run

    Thursday, May 4 2017 10:24 AM EDT2017-05-04 14:24:01 GMT
    Thursday, May 4 2017 10:24 AM EDT2017-05-04 14:24:01 GMT
    The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics kicks off today from the Yonkers Police Third Precinct.The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics kicks off today from the Yonkers Police Third Precinct.

    Police officers across Westchester County are lacing up their running shoes as they get ready to pound the pavement for this year's Torch Run. 

    Police officers across Westchester County are lacing up their running shoes as they get ready to pound the pavement for this year's Torch Run. 

  • Smoking age may be raised in Westchester

    Smoking age may be raised in Westchester

    County legislators are considering raising the age to buy all tobacco products from 18 to 21.County legislators are considering raising the age to buy all tobacco products from 18 to 21.

    It may soon be harder for teens in Westchester to buy cigarettes. County legislators are considering raising the age to buy all tobacco products from 18 to 21.  

    It may soon be harder for teens in Westchester to buy cigarettes. County legislators are considering raising the age to buy all tobacco products from 18 to 21.  

  • Operation Safe Stop hopes to protect school kids

    Operation Safe Stop hopes to protect school kids

    Police say the goal is to reduce fatalities and injuries to school children while educating motorists about the laws regarding school buses and bus stops.Police say the goal is to reduce fatalities and injuries to school children while educating motorists about the laws regarding school buses and bus stops.

    Police across the state and in the Hudson Valley are cracking down on motorists who fail to stop for school buses. 

    Police across the state and in the Hudson Valley are cracking down on motorists who fail to stop for school buses. 

  • Yonkers students, officials rally for funding to rebuild schools

    Yonkers students, officials rally for funding to rebuild schools

    Students say the money is desperately needed because they are working and learning in a school that is crumbling around them.Students say the money is desperately needed because they are working and learning in a school that is crumbling around them.

    Some students in Yonkers rallied with Mayor Mike Spano Wednesday, asking the state to help rebuild their schools.

    Some students in Yonkers rallied with Mayor Mike Spano Wednesday, asking the state to help rebuild their schools.

  • NY School for the Deaf celebrates 200 years

    NY School for the Deaf celebrates 200 years

    Students at the New York School for the Deaf in White Plains are celebrating the school's 200th anniversary.Students at the New York School for the Deaf in White Plains are celebrating the school's 200th anniversary.

    Students at the New York School for the Deaf in White Plains are celebrating the school's 200th anniversary.  

    Students at the New York School for the Deaf in White Plains are celebrating the school's 200th anniversary.  

  • Orange County fights cigarette use

    Orange County fights cigarette use

    A bill to raise the legal age to buy cigarettes to 21 was signed in January and takes effect on June 1.A bill to raise the legal age to buy cigarettes to 21 was signed in January and takes effect on June 1.

    Orange County is joining other regions around the state to combat the use of tobacco.

    Orange County is joining other regions around the state to combat the use of tobacco.

  • News

    School district debates dropping cursive

    School district debates dropping cursive

    A school district upstate is debating whether students should be required to learn how to write in cursive.A school district upstate is debating whether students should be required to learn how to write in cursive.

    A school district upstate is debating whether students should be required to learn how to write in cursive.

    A school district upstate is debating whether students should be required to learn how to write in cursive.

  • School workers demand fair contract

    School workers demand fair contract

    Friday, March 31 2017 2:43 PM EDT2017-03-31 18:43:42 GMT

    Monroe-Woodbury school district workers protested Wednesday in demand of a fair contract. 

    Monroe-Woodbury school district workers protested Wednesday in demand of a fair contract. 

  • SUNY Purchase water tests reveal elevated lead levels

    SUNY Purchase water tests reveal elevated lead levels

    Friday, March 31 2017 2:02 PM EDT2017-03-31 18:02:10 GMT

    Some students at SUNY Purchase College say they are opting for bottled water after test results showed slightly elevated levels of lead in some of the water on campus.

    Some students at SUNY Purchase College say they are opting for bottled water after test results showed slightly elevated levels of lead in some of the water on campus.

  • School makes ‘Trolls’ video for child diagnosed with leukemia

    School makes ‘Trolls’ video for child diagnosed with leukemia

    Thursday, March 23 2017 12:42 PM EDT2017-03-23 16:42:39 GMT

    School employees put together a special video for the daughter of an Orange County elementary school principal who was recently diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. 

    School employees put together a special video for the daughter of an Orange County elementary school principal who was recently diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. 

  • Cardinal Dolan honors school's 100th anniversary

    Cardinal Dolan honors school's 100th anniversary

    A school's 100th anniversary in the Bronx brought a very special guest to some young students Saturday. Cardinal Timothy Dolan was in the house to honor St. John Chrysostom Elementary School by renaming
    A school's 100th anniversary in the Bronx brought a very special guest to some young students Saturday. Cardinal Timothy Dolan was in the house to honor St. John Chrysostom Elementary School by renaming
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