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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 Men Turn Out For 'Dads Take Your Child To School Day'

    Elmsford Men Turn Out For 'Dads Take Your Child To School Day'

    ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- There were long lines outside Elmsford schools on Tuesday, as the district celebrated "Dads Take Your Child To School Day."Fathers and their children were waiting in line to sign a certificate that said: "Thank You For Taking Me To School Today."In the Alice Grady Elementary School cafeteria, Principal Douglas Doller hosted a continental-style ...

  2. Elmsford Kicks Off New School Year

    Elmsford Kicks Off New School Year

    ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- New Elmsford Superintendent Marc Baiocco is ready for the first day of school.The Elmsford Union Free School District held a Superintendent's Conference Day on Wednesday to help staff come together to prepare for the coming school year. Baiocco was hired this summer, replacing Joseph Ricca, who left to become superintendent in White Plains. “The work that we do is ...

  3. Former Sleepy Hollow Assistant Principal Now Leads Hamilton High School

    Former Sleepy Hollow Assistant Principal Now Leads Hamilton High School

    This story has been updated.ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- Joseph Engelhardt is now the man in charge at Alexander Hamilton Junior/Senior High School.Engelhardt, the former assistant principal at Sleepy Hollow Middle School, was appointed principal by the Elmsford Board of Education on Wednesday.“This is a beautiful community,” said Engelhardt. “The students are so respectful. [Superintendent Dr. ...

  4. Elmsford Celebrates Class Of 2017

    Elmsford Celebrates Class Of 2017

    ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- The Class of 2017 is ready for its next chapter.The students of Alexander Hamilton High School celebrated their commencement ceremony on June 21 at the Westchester Broadway Theater. “As you go out into the world, participate,” outgoing Superintendent Joseph Ricca said. “Don’t forget to lead. Help drive our community in the direction of prosperity and peace. Help to ...

  5. Elmsford Recognized As 'Hunger Hero' By Food Bank Of Westchester

    Elmsford Recognized As 'Hunger Hero' By Food Bank Of Westchester

    ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- The Elmsford Union Free School District was among several local organizations to be recognized as “Hunger Heroes” at the Food Bank for Westchester’s annual Hunger Hero Awards breakfast on June 1.Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Ricca accepted the Service Provider Award for the district’s work with the Food Bank for Westchester’s Backpack Program at the Alice E. ...

  6. Elmsford Names New Superintendent Of Schools

    Elmsford Names New Superintendent Of Schools

    ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- Marc Baiocco is the new Superintendent of the Elmsford Union Free School District.Baiocco will be appointed at a board meeting in June and will start on July 1. He replaces Joseph Ricca, who is leaving to be superintendent in White Plains. Baiocco is currently principal of Alexander Hamilton Jr./Sr. High School."This is an opportunity for me to both grow ...

  7. Briarcliff, Pleasantville, Pocantico Schools Ramp Up IT With Pilot Program

    Briarcliff, Pleasantville, Pocantico Schools Ramp Up IT With Pilot Program

    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- School officials from the Briarcliff Manor, Pocantico Hills and Pleasantville school districts say taking part in a pilot program is helping them to keep track of information, keep data secure and generally ramp up communications.The three school districts are taking advantage of a new managed IT service being offered by the Mamaroneck-based Lower Hudson ...

  8. Westchester High School Students Learn About Career Opportunities

    Westchester High School Students Learn About Career Opportunities

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- More than 1,700 10th-grade students from the lower Westchester are, flocked to the SWBOCES Career Conference recently to learn about different careers from a vast array of experts.The recurring theme throughout the conference -- Show up, work hard and do a good job.The annual event is intended to give juniors an in-depth look into the different types of ...

  9. Elmsford Students Collect Candy For U.S. Troops

    Elmsford Students Collect Candy For U.S. Troops

    ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- Students at the Alice E. Grady School collected nearly 200 pounds of Halloween candy last week, all for U.S. servicemen and women located in various hotspots around the world.Under the direction of math teacher Barrie Hittner, these second- to sixth-grade students participated in the Halloween Candy Buy Back program, in collaboration with Operation Gratitude, which ...

  10. Hudson Valley Celebrates Halloween With Killer Costumes

    Hudson Valley Celebrates Halloween With Killer Costumes

    It was quite the spooky day in the Hudson Valley Monday as Halloween saw the streets filled with ghosts, vampires, monsters and demons.Helping to keep the peace in Elmsford was Batman, who showed up at the school's Halloween Parade looking suspiciously like Superintendent Joseph Ricca.The superintendent promised students from  Alice E. Grady Elementary School and the Carl L. Dixson ...

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