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Bedford Hills prison guard covered up inmate fling with bogus paperwork

Former corrections officer Ruben Illa, 34, is expected to receive probation for the affair.(Howard Simmons/New York Daily News) A former state corrections officer at a Westchester County women's prison pleaded guilty Tuesday to filing false paperwork to try to cover up an illicit affair with an inm

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 01:57:06

Wine wisdom: What's the right serving temperature?

Question: At what temperature should I serve my wine? Given the temperature variations of any given day, week or month, the weather, and what temperature you keep your home and your refrigerator, a discussion of temperature is in order as concerns serving wine.What's the right temperature? The answe

LOHUD.COM - 2017-09-19 15:28:39

Feds: Nick Tartaglione likely not present when three men fatally shot

Former Briarcliff Manor cop Nicholas Tartaglione, charged in the killings of four Orange County men over a drug deal gone bad, was not present when three of the men were shot, federal prosecutors believe. That bombshell was dropped Tuesday by one of Tartaglione's lawyers at a brief court appearance

LOHUD.COM - 2017-09-19 18:10:33

Spike Lee gets coffee in Ossining ... twice

If you caught a glimpse of a celebrity int he wild, let us know. Send an email to digital@lohud.com or tweet it using the hashtag #lohudcelebs. Wochit Spike Lee has been spotted in Ossining, not once, but twice. The prolific director got a cup of joe at First Village Coffee and posed for photos wit

LOHUD.COM - 2017-09-19 13:21:02

Helen Hayes honors patients who beat the odds

Honoree Shirley Lewis with therapist Tammy Goedken during the Helen Hayes Hospital honors assembly in West Haverstraw Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. Peter Carr/The Journal News WEST HAVERSTRAW - It usually isn't until a life-changing accident that people, along with their loved ones, become acquainted wi

LOHUD.COM - 2017-09-19 22:30:08

Tony Award-winning musical returns to Kweskin Theatre

STAMFORD - Kweskin Theatre is hoping for a home run with "Damn Yankees," which returned to Kweskin Theatre on Friday and will remain for five weeks. According to a press release, "Damn Yankees" finds middle-aged baseball fan Joe Boyd trading his soul to the Devil (aka Mr. Applegate) for a chance to

STAMFORD ADVOCATE - 2017-09-19 16:31:10

Shifting school populations drive funding debate

While student enrollment in Connecticut's urban school districts like Stamford is on the rise, the vast majority of suburban and rural districts are seeing sharp declines, according to a Hearst Connecticut Media analysis. Stamford enrollment rose to 15,946 students during the 2015-16 school year fro

STAMFORD ADVOCATE - 2017-09-19 16:29:20

Bridging Art: Writers see bridge as play, home, touchstone

As sources of inspiration go, the Hudson Valley Writers' Center is right up there. Housed in the former Philipse Manor train station with a great view of the Hudson River, the center offers no lack of things to write about. Want to put your characters on a train? One will be through regularly. A boa

LOHUD.COM - 2017-09-19 10:00:03

Connecticut Lifeguard Pleads Not Guilty In 5-Year-Old's Near-Drowning

STAMFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) - A lifeguard accused in the near-drowning of a five-year-old boy was in a Connecticut courtroom Tuesday to answer to charges. Zachary Stein pleaded not guilty to charges of reckless endangerment and risk of injury to a child in Stamford. READ: Connecticut Lifeguard Char

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-09-20 02:05:00

Chelsea Piers Lifeguard Enters Plea In Near-Drowning Case

The boy was under the water for more than four minutes before the lifeguard realized what had happened, police said. STAMFORD, CT - A former Chelsea Piers lifeguard has entered a not guilty plea related to the near-drowning of a 5-year-old boy in August. Zachary Stein of New Canaan was charged with

PATCH - 2017-09-19 18:11:43

Second primary election narrowed to two candidates

Updated 6:30 pm, Tuesday, September 19, 2017 STAMFORD - Despite intial reports that a new primary election for Board of Representatives in District 2 caused by a tie vote would require all three candidates to run against each other a second time, a spokeman from the Secretary of State said Tuesday

STAMFORD ADVOCATE - 2017-09-19 22:42:51

GOP leaders defend cuts to UConn in budget plan

- FILE - University of Connecticut (WTNH) HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)- Republican leaders are defending the cuts to UConn in their recently passed budget plan. The Governor and Democratic leaders say the cuts will devastate the university and could lead to the closing of one of the five campuses. UConn

WTNH.COM - 2017-09-19 14:50:06

Foundation to host information meeting for prospective foster parents

STAMFORD - The Annie C Courtney Foundation will host an information meeting for interested foster and adoptive parents on Sept. 21 from 6-8p.m. at Faith Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church in Stamford. Staff will provide information to families on licensing requirements; individual children availa

STAMFORD ADVOCATE - 2017-09-19 16:23:42

Toys R Us files for bankruptcy protection, stores remain open

Toy store chain Toys R Us Inc. announced on Tuesday that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The Wayne, N.J.-based company plans to work with its creditors to restructure the $5 billion of long-term debt on its balance sheet. The restructuring will provide the company with greater fin

WESTFAIRONLINE.COM - 2017-09-19 15:55:39

New sales team at Houlihan Lawrence Commercial Group

Houlihan Lawrence Commercial Group in Rye Brook announced the formation of a five-member sales team led by Garry Klein, an associate broker and regional sales manager with more than 25 years in the industry, and Bryan Lanza, a licensed salesperson certified in commercial investment real estate with

WESTFAIRONLINE.COM - 2017-09-19 15:26:22

Matelli sculpture to stay awhile

Tony Matelli, "Hera," 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Marlborough Contemporary, New York. Photo: Christopher E. Manning If you've looked at the main lawn in front of the entrance to The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum at 258 Main St. in Ridgefield and wondered what watermelons were doing all over t

WESTFAIRONLINE.COM - 2017-09-19 14:14:33

U.S. Interior Department delays approval of East Windsor casino

Yesterday's announcement by MGM Resorts International to build a resort casino in Bridgeport coincided with a decision by the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to delay approval of a new Connecticut casino in East Windsor that was designed to compete against MGM's upcoming

WESTFAIRONLINE.COM - 2017-09-19 13:18:31

M&T Bank launches business challenge

A company with a long history of supporting the communities it serves, M&T Bank recently debuted the "Understanding What's Important Business Challenge," a new initiative that celebrates local businesses and the organizations they support to make a difference in their communities. The Challenge asks

WESTFAIRONLINE.COM - 2017-09-19 14:21:31

Whole Foods donates $26K to The Ridgefield Playhouse

Whole Foods Market presented The Ridgefield Playhouse with a check that helps enable the disadvantaged to attend performances. The donation supports the playhouse's "Arts in Education" and "Arts for Everyone" initiatives that include opportunities for disadvantaged children and adults to experience

WESTFAIRONLINE.COM - 2017-09-19 14:18:50

Mercy awarded $3.3M in federal grants

Mercy College will be receiving two federal grants totaling $3,360,000, both of which will help students complete their educations. U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey announced a five-year grant of $2,289,022 that will provide financial and academic support to underserved students majoring in biology. "These stud

WESTFAIRONLINE.COM - 2017-09-19 14:01:39