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Chester's Citizens in the Great War: The Devil Dog

Corporal Wesley Allen Hoyt never returned home: He rests eternally at the Aisne-Marne Cemetery, next to where he fell at Belleau Wood. Wesley Allen Hoyt already had exceptional capabilities, as he was a linebacker on the Chester football team from 1901 to 1903, where he asserted a dominating presenc


Town of Chester Police blotter

Amsel Z. Wickrath, 33, of Warwick, N.Y., was charged with operating a motor vehicle with suspended registration, a misdemeanor. She was released on her own recognizance to appear in town court on March 4.


Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to shut down up to 3 NY state prisons

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday he wants to shut down up to three state prisons by Labor Day, citing record declines in the state’s prison population and crime rate. Cuomo said he wants the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision to recommend which of the state’s 54 correctional f


Cornerstone Theater's 2019 season opens this weekend

GOSHEN - The 2019 season for Cornerstone Theater Arts begins this weekend with a performance of "Talking With" by Jane Martin. The performances, directed by Evelyn Albino, are at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and then 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Goshen Music Hall, 223 Main Street.


Sex Offender Convicted Of Raping Teen Boy Reports Move From Jail To Rockland

A registered sex offender who was convicted of raping a teenage boy has reported a move in Rockland County. The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an alert this week to Rockland residents regarding the residency of 38-year-old Helen Fahy, who has moved from the Albion Correc


Indian Point sirens in Orange County to be tested Feb. 20

GOSHEN — A full-volume test of the Indian Point Energy Center siren system will be conducted between 10 and 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20, throughout the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) around nuclear power plant, including 23 sirens in Orange County.


Selena Gomez Is All Smiles at a Studio in Orange County

The 26-year-old Revival singer was spotted looking happy as she made her way to the studio on Wednesday (February 13) in Orange County, Calif. Selena was seen walking with a friend and playing with her hair as she made her way into the building. She recently returned from a bachelorette weekend trip


Volunteers Needed for 2019 New York State Seed to Supper course

HELP WANTED! Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County and The Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition are excited to announce the launch of their 2019 New York State Seed to Supper course. Throughout this 5-week class, new gardeners will learn the ins and outs of vegetable gardening—on a bud


128-room hotel/conference center planned near Stewart Airport

NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. — A Bronx developer plans to build a large-scale commercial project at the doorstep to New York Stewart International Airport. The first phase of SDC Hudson Valley Realty’s project, at the corner of Bruenig Road and International Boulevard in New Windsor, in front of the airport’s


Police in Ellenville arrest stabbing suspect, locate victim amid school lockdown

ELLENVILLE, N.Y. — Village police Friday arrested an Ellenville man on charges that he stabbed another man who was having a relationship with his wife, authorities said. The Ellenville Central School at 28 Maple Ave. was placed on lockdown at 1:30 p.m. following reports of a stabbing and a man with


Cops: Unlicensed Man Causes Car to Fall 100 Feet in Hudson Valley

A man allegedly driving without a license is accused of hitting a car, causing it to fall 100 feet down an embankment. As previously reported, this past Wednesday, a car fell about 100 feet over an embankment near the Racoon Saloon on Route 9W in Marlboro and landed vertically into a body of water.


The ‘Summer White House’ of the Hamptons is back for a reduced $13.5M

In addition to his Murray Hill townhouse, President Chester A. Arthur also owned this three-story Victorian mansion built in 1796, which he considered his “Summer White House.” The luxurious fully renovated Hamptons property was last on the market in 2016 for $14.2 million, or $480,000 annually for


Father, 4 daughters dead after upstate New York house fire

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Police say a man and four daughters from 4 to 14 years old have died after a fire tore through their home in northern New York. Watertown fire officials tell television station WWNY on Friday that Aaron Bodah, 38, and his daughters Skylar and Erin died Thursday and Alexa and Mer


Kiryas Joel doubling down on housing

KIRYAS JOEL — As many as 1,000 homes could be built on a corner of Kiryas Joel that abuts Woodbury in two projects that would be among the first housing developments to result from the village's annexation of 164 acres in 2016.


This three-bedroom Colonial in Horizon Farms is a homeowner's paradise

WARWICK — Set on 3.7 acres of park-like property, there is nothing wanting is this stunning three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath Colonial in the sought-after Horizon Farms community:


Happy Valentine's Day from the Warwick Valley Gardeners

WARWICK — Warwick Valley Gardeners member Camille Tanzella explained that the red ribbons atop the evergreens by the Welcome to Warwick sign are to celebrate the season, particularly Valentine's Day.


Marijuana – a reality check

Thanks, Cyrille Velasco, for raising awareness about marijuana and its dangers to mental health. The spouse of Alex Berenson, author of the article mentioned, was a senior psychiatrist at the Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Institute in New Hampton where New York State sends the criminally mentally


Today's Family & Kids Activities in Westchester-Feb 15

There's so much to do in Westchester! Take a look below at today's events. Whether your child is a fan of animals, art, museums, or the great outdoors, we've got something for your family. Looking ahead to the weekend or some vacation time? Check out the NY Metro Parents' calendar!!


Boys Basketball: Monroe Defeats South Brunswick, 57-52

MONROE, NJ -- Monroe built a seven-point halftime lead and went on to a 57-52 boys basketball victory over South Brunswick Friday night in the first round of the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament.


Great Music of the Hudson Valley set for Feb. 24

ROCK TAVERN — The Great Music of the Hudson Valley series of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Rock Tavern, will features three nationally noted local professional musicians on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 4 p.m.