The Archdiocese of New York has decided to close 22 elementary schools and two high schools that have been deemed financially “at risk.”
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.
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.
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.
President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in New York after Tropical Storm Irene, freeing up federal recovery funds.
There have been 25 rabies cases in Westchester County this year – the most in the state.
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.
“We want to have this academic time. We value our education,” said junior Jordan Mendelson.
They will be protesting the change in schedule from 9 periods to 8 periods.
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.
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.