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Colette Connolly

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Colette Connolly serves as the public relations specialist for Southern Westchester BOCES as well as the Elmsford and Bronxville school districts. Colette has been living in the Bronxville area for over 10 years. She is also a successful freelance writer, covering business topics, health, family matters and education for a number of local publications. A native of Ireland, Colette's volunteer activities include serving as an officer in the County Sligo Social & Benevolent Association of New York, which keeps her close to the Irish community and brings her in contact with others who work diligently to keep the bond between Ireland and the U.S. strong.

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  1. Elmsford Student, Village’s First Lady Serve As 'Superintendent For A Day'

    Elmsford Student, Village’s First Lady Serve As 'Superintendent For A Day'

    ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- FIrst-grader Lia DeBorba-Silva served as superintendent for a day on May 24, touring district classrooms with Elmsford UFSD Superintendent Joseph Ricca, greeting students and teachers in the hallways and selecting pizza as the menu item for the last day of school at the Carl L. Dixson Primary School. Silva, a student in the school’s Dual Language Program, was also ...

  2. LHRIC Honors Local Educators For Innovative Use Of Technology

    LHRIC Honors Local Educators For Innovative Use Of Technology

    HARRISON, N.Y. -- The Lower Hudson Regional Information Center (LHRIC) presented four teachers, one director of technology and representatives of the Bronxville School District with Pioneer Awards May 15 during a special ceremony held at the Edith Macy Conference Center in Briarcliff Manor. The annual awards ceremony honors school districts, teachers and administrators who work ...

  3. Elmsford Candidate Withdraws From Board Of Education Race

    Elmsford Candidate Withdraws From Board Of Education Race

    ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- Duane Christian withdrew his candidacy for trustee of the Elmsford Union Free School District Board of Education on Monday.As official ballots have been printed, Christian’s name will appear on the ballot; however, he is no longer a candidate for trustee. The two candidates for two open seats are Ted Thomasa and Marla Peers.The 2016-17 budget and Board of Education ...

  4. Dixson Primary School Plants Tree In Honor Of Earth Day

    Dixson Primary School Plants Tree In Honor Of Earth Day

    ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- Dixson Primary School in Elmsford planted an elm tree in honor of Earth Day.The event celebrated the close connection between the village of Elmsford, the Elmsford Union Free School District and its community. Mayor Robert Williams spoke to the students about the importance of sustainability and Earth Day. The mayor even proclaimed the day, April 20, to be known as the ...

  5. Local Educators Encouraged To Think Big, Embrace The Future

    Local Educators Encouraged To Think Big, Embrace The Future

    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. – Local teachers were urged to take risks, be creative and be passionate during what was described as an “epic time” for creativity in the classroom.About 400 educators attended the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center’s Tech Expo earlier this month at the Edith Macy Conference Center on Chappaqua Road to learn about how cutting-edge technology is being used ...

  6. Harrison Talk Offers Tips On Helping Non-English-Speaking Students Succeed

    Harrison Talk Offers Tips On Helping Non-English-Speaking Students Succeed

    HARRISON, N.Y. – Immigrants trying to learn English are being held back by education policies that ignore literacy research, said one of the world’s leading authorities on bilingual education.Dr. Jim Cummings, a professor in the department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at the University of Toronto, spoke recently at the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center in Harrison.The ...

  7. Elmsford School Board OKs $33.5 Million Budget; Public Votes May 17

    Elmsford School Board OKs $33.5 Million Budget; Public Votes May 17

    ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- The Elmsford Board of Education has approved a nearly $33.5 million spending plan that would increase the average homeowners’ taxes by $168.28 per year.The board voted on the proposed 2016-17 budget at its April 6 meeting.The public vote is scheduled for 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. on May 17 at the Alice E. Grady Elementary School’s music room, 44 Cobb Lane.Voter parking will be ...

  8. Food Bank Mobile Distribution Set In Elmsford

    Food Bank Mobile Distribution Set In Elmsford

    ELMSFORD, N.Y. — The Food Bank for Westchester Mobile Pantry distribution is today from 4 to 5 p.m. at Alexander Hamilton High School parking lot, Elmsford.Those receiving food must be have a box, cart, or re-usable bags and be present to pick up food. Picking up for friends, family or others is not allowed.Future distributions will take place May 4 and June 5 at the same location.

  9. Elmsford Union Free School District Partnering With ANDRUS

    Elmsford Union Free School District Partnering With ANDRUS

    ELMSFORD, N.Y. --The Elmsford Union Free School District will partner with the ANDRUS School-Based Mental Health Program to provide social and emotional health screenings and possible services through the organization’s S.E.E.D. (Social and Emotional Enrichment and Development) initiative. The partnership, which will begin in the spring, will make confidential in-school screenings, ...

  10. Lower Hudson Regional Information Center Takes Robots Out On School Visits

    Lower Hudson Regional Information Center Takes Robots Out On School Visits

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The fascinating world of robotics was on display in area classrooms when the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center took robots out on school visits to schools in Westhester, Putnam and Rockland counties.The Model Schools Department visits featured robots, Relay and Grace, officially called "NAO" robots.The initiative is part of an effort by the Center ...

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