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Putnam County Career Fair April 9 2024 at Putnam County Golf Course

<p>The&nbsp;<strong>Westchester-Putnam Career Center Network</strong>&nbsp;in collaboration with&nbsp;<strong>Putnam County Office of Economic Development, the Brewster Chamber</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>Cold Spring Chamber</strong>&nbsp;are hosting an on-site job fair at the Putnam County Golf Course, located at 187 Hill Street, Mahopac, NY. The career fair will feature an array of employment opportunities in northern Westchester and Putnam County.</p><p>Noteworthy: Registration is required, please register using the&nbsp;<a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe6_TNAj87preHrUyzjC0OeD1wmZ7GbOvGtGTess-R-nwIWlQ/viewform" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(182, 99, 62);">Job Seeker Job Fair Registration form</a>. Attend the event dressed professionally, be prepared to interview with hiring managers, and remember to bring multiple copies of your updated resume. </p><p><strong>For more information, contact:</strong></p><p>Kimberly at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:WestchesterCCN@westchestercountyny.gov" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(182, 99, 62);">WestchesterCCN@westchestercountyny.gov&nbsp;</a>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p>

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HearItThere.com Presents Original Country Music  4/11 @Uncle Cheef Brewster, NY!

<p><span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Recently nominated for&nbsp;</span><strong style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><em>Best Jazz Club of the Hudson Valley</em></strong><span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">,</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">&nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.unclecheef.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(17, 85, 204);">Uncle Cheef</a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">&nbsp;and live music promoters,&nbsp;</span><a href="https://hearitthere.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(17, 85, 204);">HearItThere.com</a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">&nbsp;are honored to introduce&nbsp;</span><a href="https://northcountyband.com/home" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>North County Trio</strong></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">, a unique acoustic trio originating in Fairfield County CT on Thursday, April 11, 2024 with two sets at 7 PM &amp; 8 PM.</span></p><p><br></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Formed in late 2020, regional touring band, The North County Band is a six piece Modern Americana Country band made up of Scott Smith (guitar), Cat Lines (fiddle), Jimmy Johnston (guitar), Peter Hill (drummer), Bradley Clark (bass) and Jona Ziac (lap steel, dobro, organ) that perform a mix of alternative country covers and lively original compositions. Nominated for a New England Rising Star Award for their song “Connecticut” the band has been taking on steam with plans to release a second album in July 2024.</span></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">The North County Trio is a tailored arrangement designed for smaller rooms and more intimate performances. Performing in the trio on April 11th are Scott Smith, Cat Lines and Bradley Clark.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Hear It There Founder, and live music enthusiast, Elisa Zuckerberg is continually on the lookout for new music. North County Band may call themself a country band, but they’re so much more. Their music is infectious and Scott’s honeyed voice and Cat’s fiddle playing, joyous. Music fans of country, rock and folk will all love North County Band.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><br></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">The music, food and service at Uncle Cheef are all top notch. Advance reservations via the online&nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.unclecheef.com/reservations" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(17, 85, 204);">Resy System</a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">&nbsp;are encouraged, as they are instrumental when planning for the evening’s success and your enjoyment. If you’ve never used Resy, there will be a one-time set up process which automates the check out procedure when settling your bill.</span></p><p><br></p><p>Navigation settings for Uncle Cheef are, 988 NY-22, Unit C, Brewster, NY 10509.</p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Located 56 miles north of New York City in the Village of Brewster, the lounge is Hudson Valley’s number one home to exciting live music curated by Tonight Show musician and five-time Grammy award winning saxophonist,&nbsp;</span><a href="https://ianhendricksonsmith.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(17, 85, 204);">Ian Hendrickson-Smith</a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">&nbsp;(aka Uncle Cheef.)&nbsp;</span></p><p><br></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">HiT promotes original songwriters at Uncle Cheef and is web-based resource (with accompanying weekly newsletter reaching over 2,800 subscribers allowing users to upload graphics, text and links to seamlessly promote their upcoming music events at no cost! The website is free for all to use and populate. We are proud to have partnered with our media sponsor, Brewster HamletHub. For additional information contact (914) 236-4572 or send an email to&nbsp;</span><a href="mailto:info@hearitthere.com" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(17, 85, 204);">info@hearitthere.com</a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">.</span></p><p><br></p><p><br></p>

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Taylor Brenneman, New Fairfield named to Dean's List at York College of Pa.

<p><strong>Taylor Brenneman of New Fairfield</strong>, a Forensic Chemistry major and member of the Class of 2025 at York College of Pennsylvania, has been named to the Dean's List for the fall 2023 semester.</p><p><em>Established in 1787, York College of Pennsylvania is a private, four-year college located in the city of York, a hub of arts and industry between Baltimore and Philadelphia. Housed on 190 picturesque acres, the College is known for its focus on experiential learning and community engagement, serving over 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students in more than 70 baccalaureate majors, along with 30+ professional graduate degree and certificate programs. Deeply rooted in the liberal arts and recognized for excellence in its professional business, education, engineering, and nursing programs, York is ranked among the nation's Best Value Schools by Niche. The College's robust recreation and athletics program is among the best in the region, and is home to 24 NCAA Division III sports teams and 30+ intramural sports. A Princeton Review Best Northeastern College, York prides itself on its experienced, engaged faculty; its high-impact and student centric philosophy; and its long standing commitment to affordability and accessibility.</em></p>

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SUNY Delhi announces its dean's list for the Fall 2023 semester

<p>SUNY Delhi announces its dean's list for the Fall 2023 semester, a recognition of academic achievement for students who enrolled in six or more credits and earned a 3.5 or higher grade-point average for the semester.</p><p><strong>Gabriel Arroyo of Yorktown Heights, NY, who is pursuing a a bachelor's in Veterinary Technology.</strong></p><p><strong>Christopher Ciraco of Yorktown Heights, NY, who is pursuing a an associate in Recreation and Sports Management.</strong></p><p>SUNY Delhi's hands-on approach to teaching and learning includes over 60 academic programs in specialized areas, including applied technologies, nursing, hospitality, veterinary sciences, applied sciences, business, and liberal arts and sciences. SUNY Delhi offers certificates, associate degrees, bachelor's degrees, as well as master's degrees in a combination of on-campus and online settings.</p><p>Enrolling over 3,000 students, SUNY Delhi is a member of the State University of New York. For more information about SUNY Delhi, call 607-746-4000 or visit&nbsp;<a href="http://email.readme.readmedia.com/ss/c/_1GGmx1PDbidlWXLCKF1t0cMTWaTfgBQ20ccdOS_3m0/43u/0hYuYnSMScqFPp0EDQBw9g/h0/IvvbxiAL93KkPjUXBEbhgws6KW67vHRaBPrk1wy9eY4" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">delhi.edu</a>.</p>

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Holy Cross Announces Fall 2023 Dean's List

<p>More than 1,600 students were named to the College of the Holy Cross' Dean's List for outstanding academic achievement during the Fall semester of the 2023-24 academic year. The following local students made the list:</p><p><strong>Anna Brown of Yorktown Heights, Class of 2025</strong></p><p><strong>Matthew Rae of Yorktown Heights, Class of 2024</strong></p><p>To qualify for the Dean's List, students must pass four or more letter-graded courses with no failing grades during the semester and earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher.</p><p><strong>About Holy Cross</strong></p><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://email.readme.readmedia.com/ss/c/EK01aZvwbK530bRKUIS7kAGIGzAgAQ8dwDaKUibH7Zc/43u/rgsf9D2pSfOrUXSoZaxrMQ/h0/4zkKw4bxYqXJKtPCDNLmWXkVNDSYmfwoDey0a4H6c7Q" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">College of the Holy Cross</a>, in Worcester, Mass., is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,100 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition. Since its founding in 1843, Holy Cross has made a positive impact in society by graduating students who distinguish themselves as thoughtful leaders in business, professional and civic life.</p>

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Latimer Highlights Commitment to Road and Bridge Reconstruction in New Video

<p>Westchester County Executive George Latimer has released a new video highlighting the County's dedication to rebuilding its roads and bridges through capital projects. In the video, Latimer underscores the administration's unprecedented efforts to enhance community arteries, prioritizing safety and convenience for residents and visitors alike.</p><p><a href="https://youtu.be/KOudX0gL08M" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong><u>WATCH THE FULL VIDEO HERE</u></strong></a></p><p><br></p><p>Latimer said: “We are proud to announce over $5 million investments in crucial projects across the county, including the Bronx River Parkway Northbound Ramp over the BRP to the Cross County Westbound in Yonkers, and the Mamaroneck Avenue over Mamaroneck River in Mamaroneck. These projects, along with numerous others completed since 2019, demonstrate our commitment to ensuring a safer and more efficient Westchester for all.”</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>Latimer's video highlights ongoing and completed projects, those in design, and exciting future bridge projects, reinforcing the administration's vision of connecting communities and making every journey in Westchester County seamless and enjoyable.</p>

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Latimer Provides Clearer Disclosure of Credit Card Surcharges to Consumers

<p><strong><em>New State Law Went into Effect on February 11</em></strong></p><p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&amp;v=IsTPuFeivl0" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsTPuFeivl0&amp;feature=youtu.be</a></p><p><br></p><p>Westchester County Executive George Latimer, New York State Assemblywoman Amy Paulin and County Director of Consumer Protection Jim Maisano are working together to ensure that residents are well-informed about a new law aimed at promoting transparency in credit card transactions. Effective February 11, 2024, this new state law mandates that merchants in New York State must provide clear and conspicuous disclosure of credit card surcharges to consumers.</p><p>Latimer said “Transparent pricing is essential for consumers to make informed decisions. This new law will empower Westchester residents by ensuring they have clear visibility into any credit card surcharges they may incur and I thank my colleague in government Assemblywoman Paulin for her efforts on its passage and Governor Hochul for signing it into law.”</p><p>Paulin added: “This new law protects New Yorkers from hidden surcharges by requiring sellers to clearly post the price of a credit card surcharge. Credit card surcharges now have to be disclosed clearly so that customers are fully aware of them upfront and not just when they go to pay. The new law also prevents businesses from charging a higher fee than what they are charged by the credit card companies. This legislation is ultimately about transparency, fairness and preventing consumers from being misled when making purchases using credits cards. I thank Jim Maisano, Director of the Westchester County Department of Consumer Protection, for bringing this important issue to my attention. His idea is now a law which will protect New Yorker consumers.”</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The new law limits credit card surcharges to the amount charged to the business by the credit card company and requires businesses to clearly display the total price inclusive of any surcharges before checkout. It aims to prevent consumers from being surprised by hidden fees and ensures that they have a clear understanding of the costs associated with credit card transactions.</p><p>&nbsp;Maisano said: “This law reinforces the principles of fairness and transparency in commercial transactions. We are committed to ensuring that consumers are protected from deceptive practices, and this legislation is a significant step forward in achieving that goal.”</p><p>&nbsp;For more information on the implementation of this law and consumer rights, residents are encouraged to contact the Westchester County Department of Consumer Protection.</p>

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