Riverdale's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale Sat, 24 Mar 2018 08:13:23 -0400 HamletHub.com Gun Safety March White Plains, NY https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4236-gun-safety-march-white-plains-ny4236-gun-safety-march-white-plains-ny https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4236-gun-safety-march-white-plains-ny4236-gun-safety-march-white-plains-ny

On March 24 from 1-4pm, the kids and families in Westchester County will take the streets of White Plains to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today.

Make sure to officially register on the March For Our Lives website HERE.

Learn more about the event on Facebook here

aseward100@aol.com (Rally List) Life Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:23:04 -0400
BOTC at Cocina Chente in the Bronx https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4235-botc-at-cocina-chente-in-the-bronx4235-botc-at-cocina-chente-in-the-bronx https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4235-botc-at-cocina-chente-in-the-bronx4235-botc-at-cocina-chente-in-the-bronx

See Break Out The CRAZY live at Cocina Chente on Saturday, March 24 from 10 PM - 1 AM

Break Out The Crazy will be performing some of our original songs and maybe some fun covers so come on out!

Visit the event Facebook Page for additional information.

Cocina Chente is located at 3535 Riverdale Ave, Bronx, New York

kerry@ducey.org (BOTC) Events Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:25:47 -0400
Jazz Workshop at Yonkers Blue Door Gallery https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4234-jazz-workshop-at-yonkers-blue-door-gallery4234-jazz-workshop-at-yonkers-blue-door-gallery https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4234-jazz-workshop-at-yonkers-blue-door-gallery4234-jazz-workshop-at-yonkers-blue-door-gallery

Jazz Workshop at Yonkers Blue Door Gallery on Friday, March 23, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

This workshop will explore the musical journey of Carmen McRae, with emphasis on the various social climates and mores that may have impacted her career and music. It will be lead by E.J. Antonio, a poetry and jazz artist

"Every poem builds, dismantles, or lies its lazy ass down. And all three of these are dangerous to someone. Everyone who writes poetry is interested in danger whether they know it or not." ~ Jericho Brown

$5 suggested donation
aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Events Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:44:00 -0400
5 Things You Need to Know About Club Getaway Family Camp https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/places/4232-5-things-you-need-to-know-about-club-getaway-family-camp4232-5-things-you-need-to-know-about-club-getaway-family-camp https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/places/4232-5-things-you-need-to-know-about-club-getaway-family-camp4232-5-things-you-need-to-know-about-club-getaway-family-camp

Getaway with your family. Unplug, unwind, get silly, and reconnect at Club Getaway’s Family Camp.

With 300 acres overlooking a sparkling lake in the Berkshire Mountains of Kent, Connecticut,  Club Getaway Family Camp provides families all of the natural and manmade resources necessary to create memories that last a lifetime.

5 Things You Need To Know About Family Camp:

5. You’ll play like a kid, with your kids

At Club Getaway there are endless opportunities to #getoutandplay. From pie eating contests to action-packed outdoor activities including seven zip lines and giant swings, you and your family are provided every opportunity to try something new or revisit an old hobby. All-inclusive weekends will keep you playing until the sun sets and maybe even a little later…

4. After one weekend at camp, you’ll have 300 new besties

You and your kids will be surrounded by friends at Family Camp. One day you’re strangers on the subway and the next day you’re duking it out in a game of volleyball or stepping on each other’s toes in salsa lessons. It doesn’t take long before the magic of camp takes over and you get a real life friend request.

3. Party like a kid (and an adult)

Roll out of bed to SHAKE AND WAKE which includes smoothies and a morning time dance party!  Move on to family Olympics, family wiffle ball, archery tag, family zombie tag, and family happy hour and create family bonds no one can sever.  Need some adult time? You and your kids are covered with age-appropriate (and fun) party like it’s 1999 activities.

2. The counselors are the happiest campers you’ll ever meet

Camp wouldn’t be camp without counselors. Family Camp counselors will stop at nothing……well almost nothing… to make your weekend unforgettable. Club Getaway’s fearless camp leaders are always hungry to earn another Color War Championship title, be the first ones on the dance floor!

1. The memories will live on forever

After a weekend at Club Getaway, you’ll have stories to keep the water cooler gang enthralled for hours…..”This one time at summer camp”. The tan lines will fade and the flash and face paint will wash off, but your stories can be told again and again – until next summer when you collect a few more to put in the bank.

Register here, today!

Family Camp Dates:

July 2-6

August 20-24

August 27-31

August 24-26 (Family Weekend)

August 27-29

August 29-31

Learn more about Club Getaway for Families

kerry@ducey.org (HH) Places Mon, 19 Mar 2018 08:51:35 -0400
Imminent Closure of Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us Raises Many Questions and Concerns for Customers https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/places/4233-imminent-closure-of-toys-r-us-and-babies-r-us-raises-many-questions-and-concerns-for-customers4233-imminent-closure-of-toys-r-us-and-babies-r-us-raises-many-questions-and-concerns-for-customers https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/places/4233-imminent-closure-of-toys-r-us-and-babies-r-us-raises-many-questions-and-concerns-for-customers4233-imminent-closure-of-toys-r-us-and-babies-r-us-raises-many-questions-and-concerns-for-customers

Connecticut BBB recommends Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us customers move quickly to redeem store gift cards and reward points, and to make alternative arrangements for baby registry accounts.

The company says it will honor store gift cards for 30 days, so it’s best to move quickly to use or redeem those cards for cash before they are rendered useless.

A company spokesman is quoted as saying the Babies “R” Us baby registry and rewards programs continue to operate, however, there is no telling how long that will last.  

“A number of very large, well-known companies have gone out of business in recent years,” according to Connecticut Better Business Bureau spokesman Howard Schwartz. “Bankruptcies may be related to poor end-of-year holiday sales, competitive pricing at big box stores and consumers’ changing purchasing preferences in stores and online. From the retailers’ perspective, an online presence is a fraction of the cost of operating hundreds of stores.”

Fortunately for customers, the company gave advanced notice it was shutting down.  In other situations when a company is going through bankruptcy proceedings, it may cease all operations without any advance notice.  

It is not all bad news for consumers. Liquidation sales are expected over the next several weeks as the company moves to clear its inventory. The caveat is that items bought during a liquidation will likely not be eligible for return or exchange.

BBB offers tips for existing customers and consumers who are looking for bankruptcy bargains:

Check for the latest information – Visit the company’s websites and social media profiles for updated information, and look for the site’s page that is dedicated to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Don’t wait – This is a message that is worth repeating. If you have gift cards, store credits, reward program points or a baby registry, move as quickly as possible. Conditions may force unexpected changes, so experts remind us to “use it or lose it.”

Find out what will happen with a store-issued credit card – The good news is that in some cases, just because a store opts to close its doors doesn’t automatically mean that its branded credit cards will be useless.  

In this case, the company’s retail website is still up and running at the moment, so you may be able to use the card 

kerry@ducey.org (Howard Schwartz) Places Mon, 19 Mar 2018 08:29:07 -0400
Free Engineering Expo on April 15 2018 in White Plains https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4229-free-engineering-expo-on-april-15-2018-in-white-plains4229-free-engineering-expo-on-april-15-2018-in-white-plains https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4229-free-engineering-expo-on-april-15-2018-in-white-plains4229-free-engineering-expo-on-april-15-2018-in-white-plains

LEARN about career opportunities in the engineering field and about career opportunities in fields from bridge and building design to the world of nanotechnology and biochemical. Learn about college curriculum offerings, admission requirements and financial aid information.

MEET representatives of over 40 of the region’s leading learning institutions including Rutgers, Cornell, Columbia, Penn State, Villanova, RPI and SUNY.

DISCOVER aisles of interactive displays and exhibits focusing on engineering and higher learning opportunities to help you meet the challenges of today’s economic uncertainties.
Don’t miss this opportunity to take control of your educational future, visit this year’s Engineering EXPO.

Learn . . . Meet . . . Discover!  . . . You can be an engineer!

Event for High School and Middle School


Sun, April 15, 2018

11:00 AM – 3:30 PM EDT



White Plains Senior High School

550 North Street

White Plains, NY 10605


Register online for this free expo!

More about the Expo

The Lower Hudson Valley Engineering EXPO will celebrate 15 years of inspiring students to "Think Engineering" !

Since its inception in 2003, the Lower Hudson Engineering Expo has dedicated itself to educating young students on the engineering and technology based pursuits. And, this year’s five-hour event, attended by over 4,000 guests, did just that. A positive vibe reigned as parents and children alike wandered among tables occupied by nearly forty top engineering colleges and universities. Representatives from each were on hand to answer questions and enlighten anyone who ventured in and inquired. A panel of recent engineering grads answered questions and spoke about their experiences in three open forum discussion groups, held in a nearby classroom.

Inclusive in the mix of invited attendees were the local Boys and Girl Scout Councils. They offered young scouts attending the event, the opportunity to earn merit badges, as they met a host of requirements outlined on the BeAnEngineer.org website.

Engineering EXPO is held annually in the spring. And for the last five years has held its event at White Plains High School in White Plains, NY. the event occupied three locations in the massive school complex; the Boys gym, the Girls gym and the cafeteria. Young attendees work on computers, constructing virtual bridges, while others watch mini robots battle it out in staged competition. There are free T-shirts to be had, along with giveaways and a raffles to win prizes. Young engineering hopefuls also compete in the Rude Goldberg Contest and other challenges. A day-long Middle School activity room dubbed "The EXPO Test Lab" is held in the cafeteria, rounding out the day’s attractions.

Leading architectural and engineering colleges and universities are on-hand to provide insight and information on required curriculum. With interactive displays and eye-catching demonstrations provided by local technology firms, all designed to give onlookers a glimpse of the engineering behind everything from bridge design to biochemical research.


keytocomputing@gmail.com (Lower Hudson Valley Engineering EXPO) Events Sat, 17 Mar 2018 09:53:45 -0400
Happy St. Patrick's Day - A Bit o' History on the Holiday https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4228-happy-st-patrick-s-day-a-bit-o-history-on-the-holiday4228-happy-st-patrick-s-day-a-bit-o-history-on-the-holiday https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4228-happy-st-patrick-s-day-a-bit-o-history-on-the-holiday4228-happy-st-patrick-s-day-a-bit-o-history-on-the-holiday

Happy St. Patrick's Day! If you're wearing the green today, you may like to know a little about the man for whom the holiday is named.

According to BitOBlarney.com, Saint Patrick was born to Catholic parents about 385 in Britain. His father was a nobleman and a deacon. But Saint Patrick's privileged life came to an end at age 16 when he was captured by slave raiders from Ireland. With a large group of prisoners, Saint Patrick was transported to the then pagan island.

Sold as a slave to a king in the northeast, Saint Patrick had the lonely task of tending the pigs and sheep. In the midst of these harsh living conditions, Patrick's faith flourished as he turned to God in prayer.

After being held captive for six years, Saint Patrick heard a voice in his sleep say, "Soon you will go back to your homeland." A short time later, he heard the same voice say, "Your ship is ready."

Trusting in God, Saint Patrick set out on a 200-mile journey through unknown territory. When he arrived at the ship, the captain at first refused to take him. But Patrick prayed to God for help, and the captain changed his mind. Then began a lifetime of dedicating his life to becoming a priest. He envisioned returning to Ireland to teach the Irish about Christianity.

During his 30 years in Ireland, Saint Patrick founded more than 300 churches and baptized more than 120,000 people. Yet he still encountered much opposition, "Daily I expect either murder, robbery, or enslavement," he wrote in his Confessions. He escaped from 12 attempts on his life. Saint Patrick died a natural death on March 17, 461.

By the end of the 7th century, many legends had developed about Saint Patrick. One, of course, says he charmed all the snakes in Ireland and led them to the sea to drown. Another, probably the most popular, is that Saint Patrick used the three-leafed shamrock to explain the concept of the Holy Trinity to unbelievers. This is probably why shamrocks, now Ireland's national flower, are worn by the Irish on St Patrick's Day.

kerry@ducey.org (Mike Lauterborn) Life Sat, 17 Mar 2018 06:43:04 -0400
Upper Harlem Line Substitute Bus Service for Sunday, March 18 https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/neighbors/4230-upper-harlem-line-substitute-bus-service-for-sunday-march-184230-upper-harlem-line-substitute-bus-service-for-sunday-march-18 https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/neighbors/4230-upper-harlem-line-substitute-bus-service-for-sunday-march-184230-upper-harlem-line-substitute-bus-service-for-sunday-march-18

For Sunday, March 18, substitute bus service will be in effect between 6:30 AM and 8 PM between Southeast, Brewster and Goldens Bridge Stations due to ongoing repairs to multiple downed power poles and lines in the area that occurred as a result of the recent nor'easters. 

Harlem Line train service continues to operate between Grand Central Terminal and Goldens Bridge and between Southeast and Wassaic. 

Substitute bus service is being provided between Goldens Bridge and Southeast.

- Wassaic Branch Customers: Trains will depart 10 minutes ahead of the regularly scheduled southbound train departure times at all stations between Wassaic and Patterson in order to connect with bus service at Southeast.  

- Southeast and Brewster Customers: All buses will depart approximately 20 minutes ahead of the regularly scheduled southbound train departure times in order to connect with train service at Goldens Bridge.

- Croton Falls and Purdy's Customers: Please drive to Goldens Bridge, Katonah or North White Plains for direct train service to Grand Central Terminal.  Free weekend parking is available at these stations. Alternate bus service will not be provided at Croton Falls and Purdy's on Sunday, March 18.

Please download TrainTime or use our schedule page for the schedule times.

For full details about Harlem Line weekend service go to http://web.mta.info/supplemental/mnr/mnr_weather_info.html  

Please also listen for station announcements. 

In addition, please note that new Metro-North schedules will be in effect as of Sunday, March 18. 

keytocomputing@gmail.com (MTA) Neighbors Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:20:49 -0400
Taco Bell Will Pay Your College Tuition https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4231-taco-bell-will-pay-your-college-tuition4231-taco-bell-will-pay-your-college-tuition https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4231-taco-bell-will-pay-your-college-tuition4231-taco-bell-will-pay-your-college-tuition

Taco Bell today announced that it's partnering with Guild Education to provide education support for all 210,000 team members in its system of 7,000 restaurants in the U.S. As one of Guild's largest partners to offer education benefits across its entire system, Taco Bell team members will have access to personalized college advisors and tuition discounts for thousands of classes, certificates and degrees from day one of their career at Taco Bell.  

A 2017 pilot of the Guild Education program resulted in a 34 percent increase in retention for those enrolled, supporting Taco Bell’s growth and hiring plans over the next five years.
Taco Bell team members will have access to personalized college advisors and tuition discounts for thousands of classes, certificates and degrees from day one of their career at Taco Bell.
Taco Bell employees said they wanted education assistance, but faced barriers of time, money and support. Our partnership with Guild delivers on all of these needs through access to online classes, tuition assistance and a personal counselor to support students in real time.

"When we surveyed our employees, education support was one of the top three things they asked for," said Frank Tucker, Global Chief People Officer at Taco Bell. "The barriers to achieving their education goals were time, money and support. Our partnership with Guild delivers on all of these needs for our employees through access to online classes, financial aid guidance, tuition assistance and a personal counselor to support each student in real time."

All Taco Bell corporate and franchise employees will have access to Guild's academic and financial aid coaches and discounts to Guild's education partners – a network of 80 online non-profit universities and learning providers, offering Bachelor's and Master's degrees, programs such as high school completion and English-as-a-second-language and a wide selection of certificates. Taco Bell corporate employees, along with employees of participating franchisees, will also have access to up to $5,250 per calendar year in tuition assistance including books and supplies, paid up front so that employees don't have any out of pocket costs. Additionally, all employees can get college credit for on-the-job restaurant training, which could save an employee up to an additional $5,000, bringing their potential total savings to more than $10,000.  

Taco Bell piloted its partnership with Guild in 2017 in about 700 corporate-owned restaurants, and more than 2,000 employees have since worked with a Guild coach to go back to school. Those who enrolled in a course, program or degree through Guild had a 98 percent retention rate over six months, a 34 percent increase over employees not enrolled. This added benefit will support Taco Bell's plans to create 100,000 new jobs in the U.S. as part of the company's 2022 growth goals. In 2018 alone, Taco Bell plans to open more than 250 new restaurants in the U.S., creating thousands of new jobs and increasing the company's need to attract and retain top talent.

"Taco Bell's emphasis on employee development made them an ideal partner for us," said Guild Education CEO Rachel Carlson. "Taco Bell's 'Start With Us, Stay With Us' philosophy aligns perfectly with Guild's value of giving employees education pathways to advance their careers – both at Taco Bell and beyond in future roles. We're delighted to help each Taco Bell employee find the right university or program to pursue their education, and our team at Guild will be with them every step of the way as they pursue their academic and career goals."

Taco Bell doesn't require employees to put in any time before signing up for these new Guild benefits, so employees can take advantage of the education benefits on day one. The Guild partnership joins existing education offerings such as the Live Más Scholarship and GED programs, that provide employees support no matter where they are in their education journey. All of these programs are part of Taco Bell's "Start With Us, Stay With Us" platform, which encourages employees to leverage the career-building and education programs that Taco Bell offers no matter how long they've been with, or plan to stay with, the company.

Taco Bell employees can learn more about the partnership and services available to them at www.guildeducation.com/partners/tacobell.

About Guild Education
Guild Education is transforming the way companies offer Education as a Benefit to their workers. Guild Education's technology makes offering education benefits and tuition reimbursement an easy choice for leading companies, with a platform that helps HR leaders turn their education cost centers into a positive ROI. The company's diverse network of online, nonprofit universities offers a range of programs from GEDs through bachelor's and master's degrees, along with advising and retention coaching to help each student navigate the worlds of work and college. In 2016, Guild Education was one of only a small number of women-led companies to receive a share of total venture capital funding when they raised their Series A round. As of today, Guild Education has raised a total of $31.5 million in funding from Bessemer Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Harrison Metal, and Cowboy Ventures. To learn more about Guild Education, visit www.Guildeducation.com

aseward100@aol.com (Taco Bell Corp) Life Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:34:38 -0400
Con Ed Providing Food & Medicine Reimbursements for Nor’Easter https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4226-con-ed-providing-food-medicine-reimbursements-for-nor-easter4226-con-ed-providing-food-medicine-reimbursements-for-nor-easter https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4226-con-ed-providing-food-medicine-reimbursements-for-nor-easter4226-con-ed-providing-food-medicine-reimbursements-for-nor-easter

Customers Impacted by Nor’easters Riley and Quinn

Con Ed said today that they because restoration times were not reliable, the company will reimburse customers for food and medication who were impacted by the recent Nor'Easters that hit the region. 

"We regret that we were unable to provide reliable restoration times for many customers during these storms. Con Edison will reimburse customers for food and prescription medicine spoilage if they lost power for at least three consecutive days or more during the two nor'easters that slammed the region recently."

Customers may receive reimbursement for up to $225, or up to $515 with receipts.
Reimbursement Form
Formulario de reembolso

Business owners are eligible for food spoilage reimbursements up to $10,200 with receipts.
Reimbursement Form
Formulario de reembolso

Those seeking to file for reimbursements can check the company's website here.

kerry@ducey.org (Lilli) Life Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:31:53 -0400
The Bedford Playhouse to Receive Gift From Celebrated New Donor! https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/neighbors/4227-the-bedford-playhouse-to-receive-from-celebrated-new-donor4227-the-bedford-playhouse-to-receive-from-celebrated-new-donor https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/neighbors/4227-the-bedford-playhouse-to-receive-from-celebrated-new-donor4227-the-bedford-playhouse-to-receive-from-celebrated-new-donor

The Bedford Playhouse has announced that renowned music producer Clive Davis has pledged substantial support towards the capital campaign that is funding the transformation of the Playhouse into a vibrant, state-of-the-art cultural center.

Mr. Davis is a five-time Grammy award winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member. He is credited with discovering some of music’s biggest stars, including Janis Joplin, Bruce Springsteen, Carlos Santana, Aerosmith, Billy Joel, Earth, Wind & Fire, Whitney Houston, and Alicia Keys. It’s little wonder he is known throughout the industry as “the man with the golden ears.”

The gift will establish the Clive Davis Arts Center at Bedford Playhouse. Within the Playhouse, the Davis Center will encompass all the arts programming offered beyond film, including music performances, theater, art exhibits, and stand-up comedy. The Center will receive prominent exposure, both inside and outside the theater.

“Clive Davis is a living legend in the music industry,” said Chairman of the Board Sarah Long. “We are so fortunate to have him engaged in this project in such a meaningful way. His wisdom, creativity and guidance will be invaluable.”
Founder John Farr observed: “Beyond all the other benefits of Clive’s support and involvement, our ability to brand the Clive Davis Arts Center will help us convey that we’re not just a beautifully renovated movie house, but also a vibrant cultural center. Some people still don’t realize the breadth of our mission and all we want to offer.” 

As part of this gift, the forty-seat theater off the cafe on the first floor will be named “The Clive Davis Theater”, to be known as “The Clive”. Commented Farr, “I have a special feeling for this particular space. The dimensions of this theater are ideal, and it has a particularly intimate feel. It is a jewel.”
Mr. Davis, a local resident, commented, “I am thrilled to support the creation of the new Playhouse and its new Arts Center. I love this community and I strongly endorse the expanded mission of the Playhouse. This all seems like a perfect fit, and I can hardly wait for it to open!”

Bedford Playhouse plans a partial opening late this Spring. This will involve operating the downstairs portion of the new facility, including the main theater and concessions, for weekends only. Assuming that we complete our seat naming effort in the main theater over the next several months, the full opening is projected for later this year.

Learn more by visiting The Bedford Playhouse online here.

kerry@ducey.org (The Bedford Playhouse) Neighbors Fri, 16 Mar 2018 06:29:25 -0400
Special Ed Teacher at Lewis and Clark High School in the Bronx Arraigned on Child Pornography Charges https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/publicsafety/4225-special-ed-teacher-at-lewis-and-clark-high-school-in-the-bronx-arraigned-on-child-pornography-charges4225-special-ed-teacher-at-lewis-and-clark-high-school-in-the-bronx-arraigned-on-child-pornography-charges https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/publicsafety/4225-special-ed-teacher-at-lewis-and-clark-high-school-in-the-bronx-arraigned-on-child-pornography-charges4225-special-ed-teacher-at-lewis-and-clark-high-school-in-the-bronx-arraigned-on-child-pornography-charges

Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. today announced that a New Rochelle man who is a special education teacher at Lewis and Clark High School in the Bronx has been arraigned on child pornography charges.

Tyler Davidson (DOB: 08/06/1980), who was arraigned in New Rochelle City Court, was charged with one count of Promoting an Obscene Sexual Performance by a Child and one count of Possessing an Obscene Sexual Performance by a Child.

In October 2017, an e-mail service provider detected suspicious activity relating to Davidson’s account. After the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force referred information to the High Technology Crime Bureau in the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office, investigators executed a search warrant on Friday, March 2, 2018, at Davidson’s residence and seized his computers. A preliminary forensic review of the computers revealed numerous pornographic images of girls under the age of 10.

If convicted, Davidson faces seven years in state prison. He is due back in court on March 15, 2018.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Michael Delohery, Bureau Chief of the High Technology Crime Bureau.

In compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 3.6, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


kerry@ducey.org (Westchester DA) Public safety Mon, 12 Mar 2018 16:31:41 -0400
Run for the Wild at The Bronx Zoo on April 28 https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4187-run-for-the-wild-at-the-bronx-zoo-on-april-284187-run-for-the-wild-at-the-bronx-zoo-on-april-28 https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4187-run-for-the-wild-at-the-bronx-zoo-on-april-284187-run-for-the-wild-at-the-bronx-zoo-on-april-28

The Wildlife Conservation Society invites you to Run for the Wild at the Bronx Zoo on Saturday, April 28. The 5K begins at 8:00 am.

Registration is now OPEN.

Help WCS make tracks for wildlife all over the globe and continue the critical work needed to protect these animals. This event sold out last year, so don't wait, register now!

Click on the links below to get the info you need to make your day a success.


Get a complete run-down of the day’s activities, which take place from 7:00-1:00 p.m. Find out what’s happening in the zoo after the run.
Learn More >>


Download and view our 5k course map.
View Map >>


Volunteer your time and help make the Run for the Wild a success! 
Learn More >>


Find directions to the Bronx Zoo using mass transit or by car.
Get Directions >>


Get answers to your questions about parking, strollers, weather conditions, spectators, breakfast, matching gifts, and more.
Learn More >>

This year, WCS's Run for the Wild is inspired by big cats, including lions, tigers, snow leopards, cheetahs, and jaguars. These animals are iconic - beautiful, powerful, and mysterious. They're also endangered.

Register HERE.


kerry@ducey.org (WCS) Events Mon, 12 Mar 2018 15:38:00 -0400
Danbury native was pilot and sole survivor of East River helicopter crash https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/publicsafety/4224-danbury-native-was-pilot-and-sole-survivor-of-east-river-helicopter-crash4224-danbury-native-was-pilot-and-sole-survivor-of-east-river-helicopter-crash https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/publicsafety/4224-danbury-native-was-pilot-and-sole-survivor-of-east-river-helicopter-crash4224-danbury-native-was-pilot-and-sole-survivor-of-east-river-helicopter-crash

Richard Vance, 33, the pilot of the helicopter that crashed in the East River in NYC on Sunday night, March 11, was a native of Danbury, according to his Linkedin profile. He was the sole survivor of the tragic accident.

The New York Post reports that the helicopter that Vance was operating is owned by a New Jersey-based company, Liberty Helicopters and took off from the HHI Heliport in Kearny, NJ. Vance is an experienced pilot and flight instructor. 

In a YouTube video, you can hear Vance saying, "Mayday, mayday, mayday...engine failure".

New York Fire Department Tweets @FDNY during last night's tragedy:

The helicopter was upside down and completely submerged. Firefighters and @nypdnews divers removed five people from the helicopter.

The pilot freed himself. 3 people were removed in critical condition and transported to a hospital along with the pilot. 2 were pronounced dead at the scene -#FDNY Commissioner Nigro gives update on helicopter down in East River.

ABC News reports that Vance "freed himself" and was cut out of a harness by personnel on an FDNY boat. According to reports, helicopter passengers were harnassed in the helicopter when it went down.

Image courtesy FDNY Twitter

kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Public safety Mon, 12 Mar 2018 06:39:32 -0400
March 11 Northern Westchester - Putnam 42nd Annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4222-march-11-northern-westchester-putnam-42nd-annual-saint-patrick-s-day-parade4222-march-11-northern-westchester-putnam-42nd-annual-saint-patrick-s-day-parade https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4222-march-11-northern-westchester-putnam-42nd-annual-saint-patrick-s-day-parade4222-march-11-northern-westchester-putnam-42nd-annual-saint-patrick-s-day-parade

Northern Westchester - Putnam 42nd Annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade

Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Grand Marshal of the 2018 Parade: MaryEllen Odell
This Parade is one of the largest parades in New York State with 6 divisions — it consists of numerous marching bands. police and fire departments, civil servants, schools and various organizations throughout the state.

Parade will be kicked off with the Pledge of Allegiance at 1:30 by the 9/11 memorial on the Comer of Route 6 and Croton Falls Road.

Parade will kick off at 2:00 p.m sharp.

Lineup will be on Route 6 between Mt. Hope Road and the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department. Buses will run from the K-Mart Shopping Plaza to the Corner of Route 6 and Croton Falls Road starting at 11:30 a.m.


Information go to www.SaintPatricksDayParade.Net



keytocomputing@gmail.com (Northern Westchester Putnam Saint Patricks Day Parade) Events Sat, 10 Mar 2018 04:49:47 -0500