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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 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 ...

  2. 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.

  3. 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, ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. SWBOCES’ Career Services Center Hosts STEMfest

    SWBOCES’ Career Services Center Hosts STEMfest

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Middle school students from across Westchester County participated in the Lower Hudson Valley’s STEM Festival at the Southern Westchester BOCES Center for Career Services in Valhalla on Saturday, March 5.“Hosting STEMfest was a great opportunity for us to showcase our campus and to make the parents and others who visited aware of the good things our students are doing ...

  6. BOCES Launches Inaugural Regional STEM Fest For Middle Schoolers

    BOCES Launches Inaugural Regional STEM Fest For Middle Schoolers

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Southern Westchester BOCES will be hosting the area’s first STEM Festival featuring work by middle-school students from all around the county.STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math.Expected to participate are representatives from Putnam Valley, Scarsdale, Ossining, Briarcliff Manor and Blind Brook schools.The festival is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ...

  7. Elmsford Elementary Schools Participate In Read Across America

    Elmsford Elementary Schools Participate In Read Across America

    ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- Teachers across the Elmsford Union Free School District’s two elementary schools will forego the use of digital devices for at least part of the time this week as the district celebrates Read Across America, a nationwide initiative created by the National Education Association that encourages children to take up a good book and enjoy a literary journey. Part of the ...

  8. Elmsford Expands Collaboration With Food Bank For Westchester

    Elmsford Expands Collaboration With Food Bank For Westchester

    ELMSFORD, N.Y.--The Elmsford Union Free School District is expanding its efforts to support the whole school community through a new partnership with the Food Bank for Westchester. Beginning in the spring, the Kraft Mobile Food Pantry will visit the district on a monthly basis. The first day of distribution will be April 6. Superintendent of Schools Joseph Ricca said the opportunity to ...

  9. Elmsford Collaborates With Teens Run Westchester

    Elmsford Collaborates With Teens Run Westchester

    ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- The Elmsford Union Free School District is excited to partner with Teens Run Westchester, a non-profit group that encourages teen to build personal capacity and achieve success through targeted goal setting and regular outdoor exercise. The initiative, which began as Teens Run Yonkers, is intended to transform students’ lives through running and positive adult ...

  10. Nursing Students Learn From Domestic Violence Workshop

    Nursing Students Learn From Domestic Violence Workshop

    HARRISON, N.Y. -- Nursing students from the SWBOCES Licensed Practical Nursing Program learned about domestic violence during a special workshop on Feb. 3.“Healthcare providers are often the first and/or the only ones to have contact with victims and as such they have the unique opportunity to help break the cycle of violence in our communities,” said Kymberly McNair, a training ...

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