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St. Jerome Closing Protest

Cash-Strapped New York Archdiocese To Close 2 Dozen Schools

The Archdiocese of New York has decided to close 22 elementary schools and two high schools that have been deemed financially “at risk.”

01/22/2013

Brooke Astor on December 17, 2002. (file/credit: Lawrence Lucier/Getty Images)

Brooke Astor’s Art, Jewelry And Furnishings To Be Auctioned Off For Charity

In keeping with Astor’s wishes and life’s motto that “money is like manure; it should be spread around,” all the proceeds from the sale will go to the institutions and causes she supported.

09/23/2012

Briarcliff High School - Briarcliff Manor, NY (file / credit: Google)

Briarcliff Manor Ball Fields To Be Remediated After Cancer Deaths

It might never be known for sure how several children in Briarcliff Manor developed terminal cancer, but their families are absolutely convinced that the cause is contaminated soil at two ball fields at the high school.

08/22/2012

Contaminated Field At Briarcliff High School (credit: CBS 2)

Westchester Families Suing School District Over Possibly Carcinogenic Fields

Two ballfields at Briarcliff Manor High School have been fenced off since 2010, the year athlete Demetri Demeropoulos died from a cancer some believe is linked to the dirt below the surface.

08/16/2012

A utility crew is seen at work in Lewisboro, NY - Aug 31, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

President Obama Signs Irene Disaster Declaration For Upstate New York Counties

President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in New York after Tropical Storm Irene, freeing up federal recovery funds.

08/31/2011

Gray Fox (file / credit: Wikipedia)

Rabies Alert Issued In Westchester County After 25 Cases Reported

There have been 25 rabies cases in Westchester County this year – the most in the state.

07/20/2011

Deer Ticks (file/credit: Getty Images)

Tick-Borne Disease Babesiosis Spreads In Hudson Valley

Lyme Disease is still the most prevalent tick-borne illness in the Hudson Valley, but doctors at the New York Medical College in Valhalla are warning about another disease.

04/15/2011

Briarcliff H.S. students rally (credit: CBS 2)

H.S. Students Rally Against Shorter School Schedule

“We want to have this academic time. We value our education,” said junior Jordan Mendelson.

02/28/2011

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Schedule Change Prompts Student Protest At Briarcliff High School

They will be protesting the change in schedule from 9 periods to 8 periods.

02/25/2011

Generic School Photo (Credit: AP)

Briarcliff Manor Students, Parents Fight Schedule Changes

A longer school day, fewer elective courses, and teacher layoffs are among proposed changes that have the town of Briarcliff Manor up in arms Thursday.

02/24/2011

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Pace University To Sell Its Briarcliff Campus

Pace University officials announced this week plans to sell its 35-acre campus in Briarcliff Manor and move the dorms, offices and classrooms there to its main campus in Pleasantville.

12/26/2010