Audi A4 Avant
If another vehicle approaches quickly or is in the blind spot, a warning LED in the housing of the appropriate side mirror lights up. . There is a choice of black or granite gray for the dark upper area, and of atlas beige, rock gray or black for ...
June 28, 2015
Pleasantville wins top Metros prize
WHITE PLAINS – The dream was possible — and the star reachable — as Pleasantville High School's production of "Man of La Mancha," about knight errant Don Quixote who dared dream the impossible dream, took home the top honor at Monday's 17th ...
June 2, 2015
School salaries jump 7.2% over 4 years
ALBANY – Salaries for teachers and administrators increased 7.2 percent over the past four years as school districts have sought to trim costs amid declining enrollment and growing costs. The average salary for teachers and administrators hit $59,451 ...
May 31, 2015
South Orangetown MS named 'National School to Watch'
"At the end of the day, the award is a symbol of the hard work that goes into making this into an effective middle school," said Principal Karen Tesik, who has led the effort to apply since she started in the position more than five years ago. South ...
May 12, 2015
World War II victory remembered at Lasdon Park
Westchester County will commemorate the end of World War II this weekend at Lasdon Park with displays, exhibits and music. "Operation Victory" will feature a display of military vehicles and memorabilia, museum exhibits on the impact of the war and a ...
May 26, 2015
Calendar confusion: An extra-long summer
We just put the snow shovels away and Memorial Day weekend is already passed. Thanks to a quirk in the calendar, the long, cold winter seems to have morphed into the long, hot summer in the blink of an eye. With Memorial Day falling "early," on May 25, ...
May 27, 2015
Fiery 2 truck crash jammed AM Thruway commute
A second tractor-trailer, driven by Mamou Diaoune, 49, of Philadelphia, clipped the disabled one, then veered, hit the wall of the Franklin Street overpass and burst into flames. The truck's tires exploded in the fire, Gallagher said. Slaughter, who ...
June 3, 2015
School salaries jump 7. 2% over 4 years Salaries for New York teachers and administrators increased 7. 2 percent over the past four years. The average salary for teachers and administrators hit $59,451 in New York last year, up from $55,480 in 2011, a review of state records showed. us/1HWsqmA Salaries for teachers and administrators increased 7. 2 percent over the past four years as school districts have sought to trim costs amid declining enrollment and growing costs. The average salary for teachers and administrators hit $59,451 in New York last year, up from $55,480 in 2011, a review of state records showed. "Competitive salaries are at the heart of what makes a strong educational system," said Carl Korn, a spokesman for the New York State United Teachers union. The number of active school employees in the Teacher Retirement System — which includes all teachers and administrators, both full and part time — fell 7 percent over the four years, from nearly 235,000 to about 219,000. Database: Teacher pensions... The higher average salary also reflects an aging teaching population in New York. Last school year, about 13 percent of teachers were aged 57 to 64, and 19 percent of teachers were aged 49 to 56, according to the retirement system.
South Orangetown Middle School has been named a "National School to Watch," an accomplishment that's been five years in the making, officials said Tuesday. Educators in participating states apply through the state Education Department and must be evaluated during an on-site review by education officials. South Orangetown Middle School, which has about 800 students, is the first school in Rockland County to earn the title and one of two newly designated schools identified by the state this year. "At the end of the day, the award is a symbol of the hard work that goes into making this into an effective middle school," said Principal Karen Tesik, who has led the effort to apply since she started in the position more than five years ago. The school was presented with a plaque, a National School to Watch banner, which will be displayed in the main lobby, and a proclamation from Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee, D-Suffern. Tesik, a 26-year educator in Rockland County, began her career in the North Rockland district, spent 10 years as an accelerated math teacher at Nanuet Middle School, returned to North Rockland for a time and joined South Orangetown in 2009. She...
Westchester County will commemorate the end of World War II this weekend at Lasdon Park with displays, exhibits and music. "Operation Victory" will feature a display of military vehicles and memorabilia, museum exhibits on the impact of the war and a collection of photos of victory celebrations, food served in a military mess tent and big band music. Visitors can see the display of more than a dozen military vehicles that includes a WWII vintage half track, Jeeps, and command trucks. The park's Westchester Veterans Museum will feature photographs of victory celebrations and "From Sleeping Giant to Superpower," a special exhibit that explores the war's impact on everything from civil rights to the interstate highway system. Also on display will be paintings of the war and the American West by Don Spaulding, a student of Norman Rockwell. Sunday will feature period music performed by the "ABC's of Jazz" from 1 to 3:30 p. m. Also on display, at the park's main house, will be the "Blue Star Memorial," exhibit by the Ninth District of the New York State Federated Garden Clubs. The memorial was a national effort started by gardeners during WWII to honor those who served in the armed forces. Admission for "Operation Victory" is $20 per vehicle.
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July 8, 2015
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July 6, 2015
Is Obama wrong about Greece? — Wild day ends in default — Inside Jeb's tax returns — Merkel the hammer
“[W]hile traders took Tuesday’s Greek action in stride, there could be further big downturns ahead if no deal is struck and Greece and it is ultimately forced out of the euro zone. Wall Street will ... morning — with the clock ticking toward the ...
July 1, 2015
Treasurys held back up optimism on Greece
"In the U.S., today brings various top-tier releases, led by durable goods orders ... debt default and possible exit from the euro zone. Elsewhere, U.S. stock futures pointed to a slightly firmer open for Wall Street shares, while the dollar was a touch ...
June 23, 2015
Dual internal clocks keep plant defenses on schedule
Time management isn't just important for busy people—it's critical for plants, too. A Duke University study shows how two biological clocks work together to help plants deal with intermittent demands such as fungal infections, while maintaining an ...
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras Blasts Creditors as Clock Ticks
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras lambasted creditors for their handling of his country’s debt crisis on Tuesday, but suggested that a coming summit of European leaders could be the decisive moment in the drawn-out negotiations. As time ticks down for ...
June 16, 2015
High time for greed to yield to fear
“Investors remain trapped in the twilight zone, the transition period between the end ... Long Term Capital Management was about to blow up either. It is high time for greed to yield to fear.