White Plains Schools Video Puts Faces, Voices of Students, Parents, Teachers Together to Explain the Unique Difference White Plains Schools Provide: Support, Attention, Development.

WPCNR SCHOOL DAYS. September 12, 2018:

As the 7,245 students in the White Plains City School District get down to serious business after 9/11, the school district released a 10-minute video last week on social media. It was written and produced by Clerk to the School Board and longtime spokesperson for the school district, Michele Schoenfeld.

A portion of the video was showcased on this week’s White Plains Week news roundup. As promised, here is the complete video. You can see it by clicking on the Arrow below

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Remembrance of a Requiem : The White Plains Candlelight Walk September, 2001.

WPCNR MILESTONES. September 11, 2018:  Reprinted from September 17, 2001:

Editor’s Note: It happened at 9:11 A.M., 17 years ago. The shock of that day lingers always. White Plains like America struggled to pay tribute to the lives lost that day, the thousands who tried to save the Americans plunging to their deaths, the first responders trapped by collapsing buildings.

White Plains was no exception. A week afterwards, the city held a Candlelight Walk to remember the 3,000 lives lost. The injured, the forlorn at their loss.  I was there. This is my account of that walk.

Seventeen years ago,  White Plains held its remembrance of this horrible day when the World Trade Center was ruthlessly diabolically, destroyed, taking the lives of  over 3,000 people, with the toll still climbing daily for weeks as its spawn.

Seventeen  years  this coming week is the observance of the White Plains Candlelight Walk — an event organized to help the public of White Plains do something, come to grips with the Trade Center genocide.

The Candlelight Walk was a public outpouring of emotion that put into perspective how the events that took place 9/11/01 ripped us apart and brought all Americans of every race, religion, creed and origin together for a short time, a very short period of time — judging by the Presidential campaign of prejudice, class warfare and labeling now in full swing.

Republished From WPCNR of  September  17, 2001: 

They carried flags, “thank you signs,” and lit candles. They came from all races, ranks and religions to walk, remember and celebrate what it means to be an American and prayed for America’s future on the White Plains Candlelight Walk Sunday night…

Police estimated a crowd approaching 8,000 persons gathered at the White Plains Railroad Station who marched shoulder to shoulder, Black to White, Hispanic to Hassidim, Italian to Jew, Arab-to-Asian, Old-and-Young, American-to-American in a solemn, uplifting remembrance and commitment  to America’s future.

Candlelight March on Main

The White Plains Candlelight Walk staggered city officials with the streaming turnout filling the broad Main Street boulevard with ranks of 30 to 40 persons shoulder-to-shoulder all the way from the City Hall steps back  to Bank Street.

By 7:15 PM the parking lot below the clock tower at the railroad station was filled, and still they came. Every race, every creed. Neighbors greeting each other. Shaking hands. Some carried signs. Some carried flags. Some brought their own candles, but they came. They walked. Pushed strollers. Children did not cry or misbehave. Persons said “Excuse me,” and smiled at each other. They knew this was important.

 


WHITE PLAINS REMEMBERS:Crowds milling at White Plains Railroad Station at twilight, awaiting start of the  Candlelight Walk to Remember the victims of the Trade Center catastrophe. WPCNR PHOTO

A disciplined group

They lit each others’ candles. At 7:35 PM they began to walk slowly south on Bank Street filling the broad cross street with quiet, orderly, confident humanity. For such a large crowd, they were serious and stalwart.

Some carried signs reading “Thank You White Plains Bravest and Finest,” and “Thank you Fire and Police.” They sang impromptu versions of “My Country ‘Tis of Thee,” and “The Star-Spangled Banner,” waving their flags. Their spirits were steady. Their pride high. No fear. Their love of country and fellow Americans was glowing.

The city stops for a remembrance

As dusk stole velvetly over the streets with an orange sun receding to the West, traffic on Hamilton Avenue stopped for this long freight train of White Plains citizens. They took 30 minutes to reach City Hall, and still, from this reporter’s vantage, reached back to Bank Street.

There was no honking of horns from stopped autombiles. No animosity. Motorists recognized something special: thousands of tentative, yet determined steps of America on the way back were being taken.

The City Clergy in a remarkable ceremony

At the City Hall steps, with Main Street jammed with humanity, a quiet, respectful crowd drew close to the old neo-classic columned brick façade. They waved flags, their candles in their hands glowed like they do at a Meadowlands concert.

 


MAYOR DELFINO OVERWHELMED: The Mayor stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Councilpersons, city clergy, choir, and dignataries, saying “God will get us through,” at the conclusion of the historic and moving White Plains Candlelight Walk on the steps of old City Hall. WPCNR PHOTO

Mayor Joseph Delfino welcomed the multitudes thanking all for coming, thanking the White Plains firemen and policemen for their efforts the past week, but his remarks were hard to hear. Somehow you did not have to hear them. Everyone understood what he was saying. Everyone felt it, too. I did.

The Mayor was surrounded by a host of the White Plains clergy from many churches behind him. The men and women of the cloth had assembled at his call to present an ecumenical service of remembrance and prayer for the victims of the World Trade Center disaster. There was a chorale group and ensemble. But, I cannot tell you who they are at this point.

The message you heard even if you could not hear it

There were no news releases or media briefs at this gathering. No text of the Mayor’s remarks was handed out. He did not make many. It was not that kind of event. It was regretfully special. You did not need to know who was offering the prayers, rabbi or priest, minister or pastor.

The different prayers and appropriate hymns rose on the cool early autumn night echoing skyward, warming hearts, and somehow fit splendidly meaningfully together. The White Plains clergy, in this reporter’s opinion, should do this more often under pleasanter circumstances. It was very special and so right.

The impromptu public address system could not be heard clearly beyond 100 feet. However, the people of White Plains listened and soaked in the spirit of the sweetly sung entreaties to The Almighty, with no catcalls, no disrespect, dedication and silent endorsement of the message. Children did not cry.

A moving sequence

The most moving sequence of the service occurred when each Man and Woman of God voiced a prayerful sentiment and the ensemble sang “Lord, listen to your children preying.” It was a White Plains “Moment to Remember.”

The service concluded with the throng singing “We Shall Overcome.” After several moving choruses with the multitude of citizens swaying together, the final stanza which goes “We Shall Stand Together,” closed the old 60s protest song with a roll of applause and cheers.

The Mayor rallies the crowd

Mayor Delfino came to the podium. With clergy, councilpersons, and congresspersons to his right and left, spoke proudly and earnestly to the crowd:

“Never would I have believed that we’d have such a turnout. I am overwhelmed, this is truly the greatest community in America,” and went on to thank all the city’s clergy for coming together for the service, saying that “God would get us through.”

The Mayor said that there was a Remembrance Book in the City Hall rotunda, which would be placed in the White Plains Public Library for all to sign. The Mayor announced this because not all of the thousands could march into the rotunda to sign it that evening, which brought one of the few laughs of the night.

Everyone leaves with a sense of a job to be done

The remarkable evening of remembrance and renewal closed with a rousing singing of “God Bless America,” with outstanding voices from the steps of City Hall, helping the citizens out with the second and third verses.

The crowd slowly dispersed.

They returned to cars, parents pushing strollers, couples arms over shoulders. Old city and county political rivals often adversaries, shook hands on the City Hall steps.

Some young persons in their 20s stood in front of the fenced off E J Conroy Drive, and, impromptu, shouted “USA,USA!” Then they changed what they were chanting. They crossed their hearts and began to recite, in unison: “The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag,” getting every word right with dignity and dedication.

You should have been there, but you wished you never had to be.

 

EPILOGUE (Written in 2006): It is seven years since 9-11-01, and the sense of working together has left us.

Instead today we see a fractured politicized landscape in which our “leaders” have played upon our fears to restrict the very freedoms that created America and which we stand, or used to stand.

 Leaders play citizen group off citizen group, use minorities as scapegoats, and sanctimoniously proclaim their patriotism. Most distrubing of all, they pass the buck and refuse to take responsibility, and do not communicate and cover up.  It is sobering to see so many weak people elected to office and being selected to run for office, some without even the experience to execute the position.

The legacy of America is still there. Whether our “leaders” understand it, I am no longer confident.

The job is not to ask what can I get out of my country and government, but what I can do for my country and to improve the way I govern for  all not just the connected, the influential and the powerful, and the managerially challenged and whether it will benefit me the officeholder/seeker — and this goes from the Oval Office to every, Governor’s Office, Mayor’s Office, Assemblyperson’s office, State Senator’s office, County Legislator’s office.

Your job is not to turn Americans and races and groups against each other but to work for the good of all, please.

Comment (2009): The CitizeNetReporter wrote the above epilogue in 2006. It is sobering as we read today’s headlines on September 11, 2009, that it seems I could have written it today, based on events this week. We are still using rhetoric, not leadership, myth not fact, and playing one group off another, and raising fear after fear to win a point. One need only look at the last two weeks of health care debate to realize that.  Perhaps we should try and work together instead of working to obtain power and our point of view. Maybe someday. But perhaps never. The more the players at leadership in America change, the more they stay the same, it seems.

 Observation, 2018: Sadly the trends I noted in 2006 and 2009, have only taken on momentum.

We have a selfish, self-centered President.

Congress has failed to defend human rights and has chosen to let America’s reputation as the world’s safe haven to refugees for 210 years crash like the horrifying rubble of the collapsing trade center towers. The leaders have stood by, choosing to jail children, separate families, deny access and deport persons here who have long contributed to this country.

Fear of immigrants who built this land, is now rampant in the land.

Greed is in control. The government has passed tax changes, works for health reform that will only hurt millions. Regulations on the environment, consumer protection and selections of judges for courts are now offered to judges who would restrict the availability of the courts to citizens, and sell their souls for power.

America has elected leaders who do not tell the truth or horridly, respect it. Leaders  who will not fight for what is right and are without compassion.

The legacy if ever there was one of 9-11 has been tragically forgotten in the last 9 years. Americans are no longer together. No longer shoulder to shoulder. A false optimism of prosperity is touted.

This everyone for themself attitude needs to be turned around.

America has lost its way and is rolling down The Lost Highway. It knows not where it is going.

Fingerpointing and hatred are the tools of politics today.  Power is worshipped at all costs.

New leaders must lead with righteous dignity for liberty and justice for all, and respect for the truth,  not prosperity, power, privilege  rhetoric for the few.

It is time.

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Global Real Estate Summit in NYC October 22

WPCNR REALTY REALITY. From the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors. September 10, 2018:

the Global Real Estate Summit NYC will be held on Monday, October 22 at the New York Marriott Marquis in midtown Manhattan.  Embracing the theme of “Mapping the Global Future,” the daylong event will feature noted real estate strategist Stefan Swanepoel, along with more than 20 other presenters and panelists.

The Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS® (HGAR) and the Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR) will again co-present this event that expects to attract more than 600 international stakeholders from the real estate, development, investment, lending, technology, and legal industries.

The National Association of REALTORS ® (NAR) and the New York State Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR) are serving as the Platinum Sponsors of the event. Topics include:

·         Dealing with foreign nationals when doing business in different international markets and in the U.S.

·         Different rules of engagement, cultures, finances, currencies, immigration policies, politics, variable consumer requirements, and much more.

·         What will be the best strategies for building cities in this globalized world?

·         What will urban life be like in 2030 or 2050?

·         What will be the potential risks to Globalization?

“Last year was our first time participating in this event and we were thrilled with the turnout,” said Richard Haggerty, HGAR CEO.  “Since that time there’s been a lot of excitement as we continue to grow our Manhattan base of Realtors and we’re looking forward to again providing a wealth of valuable information for all of our members in New York City and the Hudson Valley.”

“The face of real estate is changing in many ways and the globalization of real estate brokerage is playing a significant role in the changing paradigm,” said Sandy Krueger, SIBOR CEO.  “This conference and others like it are key to helping real estate professionals to participate and succeed in providing service to this growing segment of the market.”

Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist and SVP Research for NAR and Jessica Edgerton, Executive VP, Operations and Corporate Counsel, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® will also be featured speakers. Panelists will include:Scott Durkin, President and COO, Douglas Elliman Real Estate; Michael Cobb, Chairman and CEO, ECI Development; Leonard Steinberg, Chief Evangelist, Compass; as well as professionals from Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales, The Jills® Group, Purplebricks, American Homes Group, members of the NYC media and many others.

Additional summit sponsors include a variety of distinguished organizations such as Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Flexmls, GeoData Plus, Dolgetta Law, PLLC, RE/MAX, A.S.A.P. Mortgage Corp, HSBC, Emigrant Mortgage, National Tenant Network, Popular Mortgage, ShowingTime, and Virtual APT.

For tickets, exhibitor or sponsorship registration, or to learn more about 2018 Global Real Estate Summit NYC, log onto http://www.globalrealestatenyc.com, or contact Gary Connolly, HGAR’s director of Multiple Listing Service and Information Systems, at 914- 681-0833, or via email:Gary.Connolly@HGAR.com.

 

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White Plains Week — ON SCHOOL OPENING. NEW EASTBOUND OPENING. TRUMP DECLARES WAR (ON PRESS) AMIDST OPED PANDEMONIUM. ON INTERNET NOW INSTANTLY –YOUTUBE AND WHITEPLAINSWEEK.COM

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WHITE PLAINS WEEK TALKS ABOUT THE OPENING OF THENEW  EASTBOUND CUOMO BRIDGE AFTER THE PROGRAM THE OPENING WAS DELAYED BUT IT IS NOW SCHEDULED TO OPEN TUESDAY EVENING- OLD BRIDGE SUPERSTRUCTURE DEEMED NO LONGER A THREAT.

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WPW JOINS SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS AND MAYOR TOM ROACH ON THEIR RIDE TO SCHOOL LAST WEDNESDAY ON THE FIRS ELECTRIC BUS IN WHITE PLAINS.

WE PREVIEW THE NEW INDEPENDENT LIVING PROJECT PRESENTED FOR 120 BLOOMINGDALE ROAD

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO OF THE LAST SUMMER WEEKEND AT HISTORIC GLEN ISLAND

 VIDEO PROFILE OF THE WHITE PLAINS SCHOOL DISTRICT–BEST DESCRIPTION OF THE WHITE PLAINS UNIQUE EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE.

TO OP ED OR NOT TO OP ED THAT IS THE QUESTION

ALL ON WHITE PLAINS WEEK-WESTCHESTER’S BEST NEWS PROGRAM FOR 17 YEARS

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Governor Cuomo — Defying Trump Administration Policy — Directs NY DEC to Ban Hydrofluorocarbons by 2024

WPCNR ALBANY ROUNDS. From the Governor’s Press Office. September 10, 2018:

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced he was directing the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to promulgate regulations to phase out the use of hydrofluorocarbons, a group of potent greenhouse gas pollutants used in a wide variety of applications.

The regulations would adopt the 2015 and 2016 changes to the Significant New Alternatives Policy that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is abandoning under the Trump administration.

“While the Trump administration denies climate change and rolls back efforts to protect our planet, New York is picking up the mantle of climate leadership and forging a path forward,” Governor Cuomo said. “We are taking action to begin the phase out of the use of hydrofluorocarbons, and

“I encourage other states to join with New York and California to combat dangerous HFCs. In New York we believe denial is not a life strategy, and we will continue to fight climate change to protect our economy, our planet and our future.”

The regulations would prohibit specific substances for use in new consumer products, new equipment and equipment that is retrofit after the compliance dates, including aerosol propellants, commercial and residential food refrigeration equipment, commercial air-conditioning equipment, light-duty vehicle air-conditioning and foam-blowing agents.

The phase out, which would be implemented from 2020-2024, is expected to reduce HFC emissions by more than 20 percent of projected levels by 2030. DEC will be seeking input on this proposal prior to proceeding with a formal rulemaking, with the intent of finalizing a rule in 2019.

The regulations advance Governor Cuomo’s directive in the 2018 State of the State address for DEC to work with other State agencies to reduce the emission of HFCs in New York. New York’s proposal will also help to achieve the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, as well as the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol to reduce the use of HFCs as a substitute for ozone-depleting substances.

With the finalization of this proposal, New York will join California and Canada in requiring the phase-out of these dangerous pollutants. The requirement to phase out HFCs in these substantial markets will help to drive industry to phase out these pollutants nationally and globally. In addition, U.S.-based businesses that produce the substitutes for HFCs will benefit from New York’s leadership in taking this action.

State funding is available to accelerate the reduction of the use of HFCs more quickly. The Environmental Protection Fund includes nearly $9 million through the Climate Smart Communities program for adaption and greenhouse gas mitigation projects, including grants for municipalities to reduce refrigerant leakage, replace or retrofit refrigeration, chillers or air-conditioning equipment (e.g., food-storage or ice-rink equipment) with low global-warming-potential refrigerants; install refrigerant leakage monitoring equipment; establish monitoring and repair plans; establish enhanced disposal programs to recover and recycle refrigerants; and adopt codes or standards to encourage the use of alternative refrigerants. An additional $1 million from the EPF will be available for other projects to address HFCs and other short-lived climate pollutants.

New York is also taking aggressive measures to help consumers access energy efficient appliances and other solutions to reduce their carbon footprint.  The State offers rebates for certain new appliance or equipment purchases, and consumers statewide can access energy efficiency programs through either NYSERDA or their local utility.

New York will announce this new step against HFCs at the Global Climate Action Summit being held on September 13-14 in San Francisco.

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul said, “As the Trump administration continues to roll back our progress and deny the impact of climate change, New York is stepping up and continuing to ensure our environment is protected and safe. We are working to phase out the use of hydrofluorocarbons in products to reduce emissions and help to achieve our goals as part of the Paris Climate Agreement and to decrease greenhouse gas emissions.”

DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos said, “Today’s announcement demonstrates New York’s leadership in reducing high-intensity pollutants like HFCs and methane that contribute to climate change. Under Governor Cuomo’s leadership, New York is working with other states in the U.S. Climate Alliance to reduce emissions of these dangerous pollutants and safeguard our children’s future. DEC’s development of the proposed regulation serves to implement the Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Challenge that New York and other Climate Alliance states announced in June 2018.”

Alicia Barton, President and CEO, NYSERDA said,”Reducing harmful emissions is critical to safeguarding the health of all New Yorkers and protecting our precious natural resources. Governor Cuomo continues to demonstrate through his nation-leading clean energy policies and investments the critical leadership needed to advance solutions that address some of our most pressing environmental challenges and take head-on our fight on climate change.”

Protecting Our Environment

Governor Cuomo’s climate change policies are leading the nation toward a cleaner, more sustainable future. Through nation-leading efforts like the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, New York is aggressively cutting carbon dioxide, which is the primary greenhouse gas emitted through human activities. Governor Cuomo has also launched targeted initiatives to tackle other greenhouse gasses, launching the 25-point Methane Reduction Plan in 2017 to reduce emissions of the heat-trapping pollutant that is at least 25 times more powerful than carbon dioxide.

After the federal government announced its intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, New York joined with California and Washington State to form the U.S. Climate Alliance to uphold the goals of the agreement. The U.S. Climate Alliance has grown to include 17 governors representing nearly half U.S. gross domestic product.

New York has also established a Clean Energy Standard for half of its electricity to come from renewable sources by 2030, complementing Governor Cuomo’s ambitious Reforming the Energy Vision strategy. REV is building a cleaner, more resilient and affordable energy system for all New Yorkers by stimulating investment in clean technologies like solar, wind, and energy efficiency.

The REV strategy is ensuring New York State reduces economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030 and achieves the internationally-recognized target of reducing emissions 80 percent by 2050. To learn more about REV, including the Governor’s $5 billion investment in clean energy technology and innovation, please visit www.ny.gov/REV4NY and follow us at @Rev4NY.

 

 

 

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No Bickering over Bridge, Latimer Asks. No Making Political Points Please.

WPCNR COUNTY CLARION-LEDGER. Statement from the Westchester County Department of Communications. September 9, 2018:

“The completion of a modern, new bridge across the Hudson is a singular accomplishment that benefits the commuters and the businesses of Westchester County – and it should be celebrated. We now learn additional engineering challenges remain.

This is not the time for anyone to attempt to score political points using this issue; it is a time where we cooperate to safely resolve this situation.

As we prepare to commemorate the sacrifices made on 9/11, we do well to remember the importance of unity and cooperation instead of continuous political conflict.”

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County issues statement on New Mario Cuomo Bridge Eastbound Lanes and Hudson River Vessel Traffic Closure of Eastern channel. LATEST as of Sunday Morning

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ALL WAS IN READINESS FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR THE NEW EASTBOUND SPAN OF THE NEW MARIO CUOMO BRIDGE TO OPEN SATURDAY.

A LOUD CRACK IN THE REMAINING TOWER OF THE OLD TAPPAN ZEE BRIDGE (VISIBLE BACKGROUND, FAR LEFT), CAUSED TAPPAN ZEE CONSTRUCTORS TO DELAY THE OPENING, UNTIL OLD SUPER STRUCTURE COULD BE DECLARED NOT A THREAT TO COLLAPSE 

THE U.S. COAST GUARD HAS CLOSED THE EASTERN SHORE CHANNEL OF THE RIVER TO VESSEL TRAFFIC DUE TO THE POSSIBLE HAZARD TO SHIPPING AND RIVER VESSELS SAILING NORTH THROUGH THE EASTERN CHANNEL OF THE HUDSON BELOW.

WPCNR COUNTY CLARION-LEDGER. From the Westchester County Department of Communications and WPCNR News Summary. September 9, 20118.

The Westchester County Executive George Latimer issued this statement on the New York State Thruway decision to close the new eastbound lanes of the Mario Cuomo new Tappan Zee Bridge Saturday evening:

“Westchester County Police became aware of the situation with the old Tappan Zee structure late Friday night.  The County immediately stepped into action, and the County Police Marine Unit was deployed to help  stop river traffic from going near the old structure.

(Editor’s Note: The U.S. Coast Guard closed the eastern half of the main federal navigation channel of the Hudson River on Friday after the structural issue was determined a risk for falling into the channel.)

We continue to work closely with State officials, and are in constant conversation with engineers on the scene.  The safety of Westchester County residents, and all travelers, is our top priority.

Any further inquiries should be directed to the New York State Thruway Authority.”

The situation as of this morning, according to news reports:

The  remaining Tappan Zee was continuing to be dismantled by work crews and a piece of the former bridge became “destabilized,” Matthew J. Driscoll, the executive director of the New York State Thruway Authority, said in a statement on Saturday.

Driscoll said analysis of the remaining structure continued under scrutiny.  The new eastern bound span of the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge would remain closed until the authority was “assured there is no risk to the new span.”

Work crew members demolishing the old bridge  heard a “loud pop” about 5 PM Friday in the structure, Terry Towle, the president of Tappan Zee Constructors, told reporters last night (Saturday).

Towle said there might  be problems with joints that could have theoretically caused the old bridge to fall toward the new eastbound span, which is 160 feet away, he said.

The new span was not in danger, Mr. Towle said,  but he gave no indication when the eastbound span would open to vehicular traffic. He said that would not happen until engineers determined the old bridge structure was “fully stabilized.”

Saturday afternoon, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said a damaged and rusted piece of the old bridge was the problem.

“We want to move the traffic over as quickly as possible,” Mr. Cuomo said. “The new bridge is ready.”

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Playland Salutes First Responders on Final Weekend of its 90th Season.

Playland’s 90th anniversary season will come to a close with an expression of gratitude to police officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel at First Responders Day, Saturday, September 8; and to all of the park’s guests with Customer Appreciation Day, Sunday, September 9. Hours for both days are 12 noon to 7 p.m. Ride admission bands will be $15 per person all weekend.

“This weekend we extend our gratitude in two ways. As we approach the anniversary of September 11, we honor First Responders – those brave mem and women in numerous professions who instinctively run toward an emergency rather than away from it,” County Executive George Latimer said. “And this year as we look back over the last 90 years of operating this very special park we celebrate our loyal customers, countless generations of Westchester residents who visit Playland every year to reminisce and make new memories.”

On Saturday, each First Responder will receive one ride wristband plus an additional wristband for one guest. First Responders must present proof of service at time of entry.

Then on Sunday, Playland shows appreciation to all its valued customers with a Vendor Fair and no spectator fees as well as the final Mamaroneck School of Rock concert of the season at noon on the Music Tower Stage. Activities and schedule are subject to change.

Playland is located at the end of Playland Parkway in Rye. For public bus transportation, go to westchestergov.com/beelinebus. For park information go to playlandpark.org.

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MARY PRENON INSTANTLY ON WHITE PLAINS WEEK.COM AND YOU TUBE ON PEOPLE TO BE HEARD WESTCHESTER’S WOMAN ABOUT MEDIA TELLS HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT IF YOU’RE LAZY AND LOVE TO EAT. SHE DID IT!

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“THE NEW 2019”

MARY PRENON

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EVERYBODY KNOWS MARY:

REPORTER, DISK JOCKEY, IMAGE MAKER 

TELLS JOHN BAILEY TONIGHT

HOW SHE LOST 60 POUNDS

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Mary has tried to lose weight for years. Tried every diet technique and miracle under the sun. Now she has found the answers herself to lose 60 pounds and keep the weight from coming back. She talks with John Bailey about her personal “epiphany” and guides you through the lobbying of the world’s most powerful lobbies in your head: Fat Cells International Gainsters, The Depression Relief Institute Incorporated, and  Amalgamated  Carbohydrates & Calories Coalition

Mary Covers Losing Weight Pitfalls and Secrets to Keep Losing Weight:

Handling Depression by Not Reaching for food

Eating Right

Conquering the “E-Word” (Exercise)

Her own Prenon’s Choice Recipes

Handling Self-Esteem

Commitment Concentration

THAT TOOK HER FROM THIS TO:

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TO THE NEW MARY PRENON 2019

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The Prenon Phenomenon 

Reveals Her Long Battle with Weight and How She Has Won it — and you can, too!

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White Plains Schools Open with Debut of Electric, Air-Conditioned School Buses. Mayor and Superintendent of Schools Welcome Students aboard

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Mayor Tom Roach and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Ricca teamed up to welcome new Ridgeway School Students aboard one of 5 all-electric, air-conditioned school buses. Perhaps no better decision will ever be made than to add electric air-conditioned school buses to the White Plains Bus Company fleet this year. Watch as one of the new buses with the Mayor and Superintendent aboard  pulls in to Ridgeway School on this exclusive WPCNR video here:

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Dr. Ricca, back to camera in front of Church Street School this morning with Mayor Roach welcoming second student to ride the new electric bus to Ridgeway School. She was very impressed with the  just-right air-conditioning, and the cost, $400,000, which she asked about The first student  (Luis) to ride the bus can be seen in this video…click here:

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All along the bus route, parents seeing kids off to school at each stop were delighted at the bus and the two “First Leaders” of White Plains. See a typical sequence by accessing this WPCNR video here:

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When the bus arrived at Ridgeway School the Mayor and Superintendent of Schools welcomed the children streaming in droves into the school, shaking hands in an atmosphere of hopeful parents, poised, excited children and a feeling pride. Watch the action,  on this WPCNR video here:

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