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'Property Brothers' HGTV casting call for New York, N.J., Conn. residents

lohud.com — Hey, all you HGTV addicts out there - "Property Brothers" is holding a casting call for homeowners in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Hey, all you HGTV addicts out there - "Property Brothers" is holding a casting call for homeowners in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Historic Dodge Mansion in downtown New Rochelle for sale

lohud.com — Historic Dodge Mansion had been split into five apartments when Lisa Kempa and Karen Nussbaumer bought it in 2006. Their restoration ended up taking four years and costing about $1 million. The seven-bedroom, five-bath Dodge Mansion had been subdivided into several apartments when Lisa Kempa and Karen Nussbaumer bought the property in 2006.

Douglas Kennedy says hospital scuffle ruined political, professional career

lohud.com — The second-youngest of late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy's children was acquitted of criminal charges in the hospital scuffle Douglas Kennedy said he has no future as a politician or as a television reporter after he was charged in a 2012 scuffle with nurses at Northern Westchester Hospital as he tried to take his newborn son outside for fresh air.
Jan 25, 2015

Douglas Kennedy, son of RFK, gives his side of scuffle with nurses. lohud.us/1BZIFw3 via @lohud

Jan 25, 2015

Douglas Kennedy, son of RFK, said his future is over politically after scuffle with nurses lohud.us/1BZIFw3 via @lohud

Cuomo's ambitious agenda: Can he succeed?

lohud.com — As Cuomo over the next two months looks to get legislative approval for his plans, he will do so with a cloud of scandal hanging over the Capitol. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday laid out perhaps the broadest agenda for New York since he took office five years ago.

Cuomo would raise profile of standardized test scores

lohud.com — Congress may reduce standardized testing requirements. But Gov. Cuomo wants to raise the profile of test scores in a new teacher evaluation formula that would determine hiring and firing. It's ironic that as Gov. Andrew Cuomo was introducing an education agenda Wednesday largely focused on standardized testing, U.S.

Fire dispatcher signing off after three decades

lohud.com — He's no Howard Stern or Casey Kasem, but his Elmer Fudd-like voice is just as familiar to the generations of first responders Felix "Hap" Hughes has dispatched to emergencies in Westchester County. Also known by his radio designation - "602" - Hughes is retiring after more than three decades as a dispatcher in a career that he began as a volunteer.

Clarkstown school board will vote on closing an elementary school

lohud.com — The Clarkstown school board will vote on a proposal to close one elementary school at a meeting Feb. 5 The schools superintendent has proposed closing and repurposing one of the district's 10 elementary buildings next year to address declining enrollment and a potential budget shortfall. Superintendent J.

Cottage School program helps woman find way out of child sex trade

archive.lohud.com — The first time 'Kimberly' was led to the basement of a club, she remembers being scared.A woman did her hair and makeup, then handed her a "sexy" outfit and high heels.At 14, Kimberly had already had sex for money once - for $70. This time, she was doing her boyfriend's bidding.

Hastings' Ali Marpet competing against the nation's best

lohud.com — Former Hastings star Ali Marpet, now a senior at Hobart, will compete in the Senior Bowl on Saturday, Jan. 24 in Mobile, Ala. Ali Marpet believed he could compete against the nation's best, but this week was different. He finally had to prove it.

Haverstraw man robbed, police say

lohud.com — Victim tells police he was followed into his apartment building HAVERSTRAW - A 56-year-old village man was jumped by four young men in the stairwell of his apartment building Thursday night, beaten in the head and robbed of his wallet, police said. The robbery occurred shortly after 7 p.m.

South Nyack fires back at state

lohud.com — The village comes back with a mass mailing in response to postcards from the state The battle over the entrance to the new Tappan Zee Bridge bike and pedestrian path is now being fought in the inbox and the mailbox. Days after the state officials mailed a "Fact vs.

Winter storm: snow and sleet

lohud.com — Nester Ortiz cleans off his van on Main St. in Irvington Saturday morning after close to six inches of snow was dumped on the region overnight.

Replace Sheldon Silver as Assembly speaker with a woman

lohud.com — Before the ink was even dry on Sheldon Silver's fingerprints, the debate commenced: Should Silver, one of the most powerful figures in New York state politics, voluntarily resign from his Assembly speakership? Few in the state Legislature are answering that question in the affirmative, least of all the mostly timid collection of Democrats in the Assembly who have kowtowed to Silver for 21 years.
Jan 23, 2015

RT @GannettAlbany: Teddy Roosevelt once said, "A great many men deteriorate very much morally when they go to Albany" lohud.com/story/opinion/…

Jan 23, 2015

Teddy Roosevelt once said, "A great many men deteriorate very much morally when they go to Albany" lohud.com/story/opinion/…

Winter Storm: Snow to give way to sleet

lohud.com — First, the good news: Forecasters are now calling for less snow than was initially possible with the approaching storm system. The bad news? Saturday is still going to be a snowy, slushy mess and, when the sun sets, some area roads may see icing.

Ramapo activists await court decision on ward referendum

lohud.com — Ramapo activists await state Supreme Court Appellate Division's decision on whether to dismiss Ramapo's appeal against a do-over order for the Sept. 30 ward referendum. Activists are anticipating a decision within days on whether the town has to redo its controversial ward referendum.

Oversupply of NY teacher candidates means tough job market

lohud.com — Tiffany MacPeek graduated with a degree in elementary education from Daemen College near Buffalo in 2006, and passed her state certification tests the following year. But in eight years - during which time she earned a master's degree and worked as a substitute - MacPeek was unable to find a permanent teaching job.
Jan 25, 2015

Should teacher prep programs to held responsible for oversupply of #elementaryEd teachers? State & experts think so. lohud.com/story/news/edu…

Jan 23, 2015

This is depressing: Oversupply of teacher candidates means tough job market: lohud.us/1Jv2Z7t via @lohud

Jan 23, 2015

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Jan 23, 2015

Oversupply of teacher candidates means tough job market lohud.us/1Jv2Z7t via @lohud @NCTQ @NYSEDNews @MercyCollege #edTPA #HigherED

Michael Moore slams Sarah Lawrence's response to union

lohud.com — Filmmaker Michael Moore speaks at teach-in about union organizing effort at Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers. Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore excoriated the Sarah Lawrence College administration Friday for its response to the organization of a union for building workers on campus.
Jan 24, 2015

Michael Moore slams Sarah Lawrence's response to union lohud.us/1JvGejX via @lohud

Jan 23, 2015

RT @eganga: Michael Moore slams Sarah Lawrence's response to union lohud.us/1JvGejX #lohud @mmflint

Off-duty Pelham Manor cop Kenneth Campion shot by Yonkers police; will recover

lohud.com — An off-duty Pelham Manor cop who police said was armed and suicidal was shot by officers Thursday night in Redmond Park. A bullet grazed Kenneth Campion's chest and struck him in the arm. Yonkers police spokesman Lt. Patrick McCormack said he is expected to recover.

DOT to make guiderail repairs

lohud.com — Art Bartosch was left a little spooked after his recent drive on the "Goat Trail," arguably Westchester's most winding road, if not its scariest ride. It wasn't the razor-sharp curves or the soaring heights on the two-lane road that made him nervous.