Suspect Man Pleads Guilty To Murdering Cyclist In Westchester

A 35-year-old man is facing an indeterminate sentence in prison after pleading guilty to murdering a cyclist in Mount Vernon last year. On Monday, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino announced that Bobby Jackson of Manhattan pleaded guilty to charges of second-degree murder, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment for his role in a shooting near the intersection of Third Street and Second Avenue that took the life of a 42-year-old man last April.

Today In History Sideshow | Mar. 20

… on March 20, 1969 in Vietnam. (AP Photo/HUET) Jean Harris, handcuffed and carrying a book, leaves the Westchester County Jail Friday, March 20, 1981 enroute to the Westchester County Courthouse. The convicted murderer of Scarsdale Diet Dr. Herman …

Steward of family fortune and Chase Manhattan Bank dies at 101

David Rockefeller, left, New York banker, talks with Sens. Jacob Javits, R-N.Y., center, and Abraham Ribicoff, D-Conn., in 1966. David Rockefeller Sr., the heir to a vast and storied family fortune who, as president, chairman and chief executive of Chase Manhattan Bank, transformed a listless business into one of the world’s largest financial institutions, died March 20 at his home in Pocantico Hills, N.Y. He was 101.

Bomb Threat Prompts Evacuation Of Edgemont High School

On Monday morning, all students were evacuated from the building follow a threat that was made to the building at around 9 a.m. According to the school district, all students were evacuated as per the district safety plan and Greenburgh police responded to the scene. The Westchester County Police bomb squad has swept the gym and every has moved as police finish sweeping the rest of the campus.

Westchester OKs $2.8 Million Settlement For County Courthouse Ladder Injury

Westchester County legislators approved a $2.8 million settlement last week in a four-year-old lawsuit involving a worker at the County Courthouse. Joseph Gragnaniello, 38, a heating and air conditioning mechanic working for Unity Mechanical Corporation, reportedly fell from a six-foot ladder while repairing a boiler in the basement of 111 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. in May 2013.

New Rochelle Opera To Honor Maestro Anton Coppola

New Rochelle Opera, celebrating 32 years of bringing quality opera to Westchester County, will honor Maestro Anton Coppola at its Annual Spring Gala on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 6:30 pm at The Fountainhead, located at 55 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle, NY. The annual event is the Company’s largest fundraiser.

Community Rallies Around Westchester Family Affected By Fatal Fire

Firefighters from New Rochelle are offering an assist to crews battling a four-alarm blaze at a Yonkers apartment building. WESTCHESTER COUNTY N.Y. – Concerned friends of a Westchester family that lost their home to this week’s fatal four-alarm fire have set up a fundraising campaign to help them offset costs as they expect their second child.

Symposium art contest draws 18 entries

… both of Wilbur H. Lynch Literacy Academy, Amsterdam, for their three-dimensional Joan Monk of Yorktown, Westchester County, looks over the works of area middle- and high school students created for an art contest on women’s suffrage and women’s …

The Buzz

… The owners of JD Farms would like you to stop calling about their 1,200-acre marijuana farm in Westchester County. It doesn’t exist. They’ve fielded national press inquiries about their “so-called hemp farm” since last year, when The New York Times …

Northeast blizzard could dump up to 18 inches of snow on NYC

The Northeast is bracing for winter’s last hurrah – a blizzard expected to sweep the New York region starting Monday with possibly the season’s biggest snowstorm dumping up to 18 inches on Central Park. The National Weather Service issued a blizzard watch Sunday for coastal regions including New York City and surrounding areas of Long Island, Westchester County and Connecticut.

Astorino Testifies To State Senate On Closing of Indian Point

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino warned the New York State Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations about the negative impacts closing the Indian Point Nuclear facility will have on the local economy on Thursday. In his remarks, Astorino highlighted the loss of approximately 1,000 jobs, $30 million in local tax revenue, and billions of dollars in economic output.

Brace yourself! Blizzard watch for Boston, NYC

… New York metro area encompasses New York City along with Long Island, coastal Connecticut and southern Westchester County. Carlie Buccola, a weather service meteorologist based on Long Island, said a snowfall of 12 to 18 inches is predicted for the …

Astorino Unveils Westchester’s African American History, Heritage Guide

Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino last month joined Barbara Edwards, Esq., Chair of the Westchester County African American Advisory Board at the Jay Heritage Center in Rye, to unveil the new Westchester County Guide to African American History and Heritage and to announce this year’s Trailblazer Award winners. “Black History Month is a time to celebrate and reflect on the many contributions African Americans have made throughout the United States,” said Astorino.