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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. SWBOCES’ Centers Receive State Grant Benefitting Students With Disabilities

    SWBOCES’ Centers Receive State Grant Benefitting Students With Disabilities

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- The Southern Westchester BOCES Center for Special Services and the Center for Career Services has received a $900,000 grant that will enhance its instructional programs for students with disabilities, giving them more options to access and participate in career and technical education coursework and prepare them adequately for the workplace. Over a two-year, 10-month ...

  2. Student-Run TV Studio At Center For Career Services Invites Outside Talent

    Student-Run TV Studio At Center For Career Services Invites Outside Talent

    MOUNT PLEASANTT, N.Y. -- The TV studio at the Southern Westchester BOCES Center for Career Services has been a hive of activity the past few months as students develop their skills, build their video production portfolios and at the same time get the opportunity to work with a range of notable TV guests, including two-time Grammy nominee Mikey Jay among many others.Students would like ...

  3. Scenes From Storm That Blankets Greenburgh

    Scenes From Storm That Blankets Greenburgh

    Daily Voice readers sent in more photos of Saturday's snowstorm that hammered the Hudson Valley.While no records were broken here, New York City saw its second-highest snowfall total with 26.8 inches before the storm headed east overnight.In the Lower Hudson Valley, snowfall amounts included 20 inches in Yonkers, a foot in Lake Carmel, 11.5 inches in Yorktown Heights, 13.5 inches in ...

  4. Regent Judith Johnson Delivers MLK Day Address At SWBOCES Campus

    Regent Judith Johnson Delivers MLK Day Address At SWBOCES Campus

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Students in the TV/Video production program on the Southern Westchester BOCES Career Services Center campus in Valhalla recently filmed a heartfelt address by Regent Judith Johnson, the region’s representative on the state Board of Regents. Johnson, an outspoken advocate on matters of education policy, delivered her remarks to mark the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., ...

  5. Southern Westchester Residents Excited About $1.5B Powerball Jackpot

    Southern Westchester Residents Excited About $1.5B Powerball Jackpot

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Becoming a billionaire is as easy as spending $2 on a Powerball ticket.The unprecedented $1.5 billion Powerball lottery will be drawn on Wednesday night at 10:59 p.m. The record jackpot swelled after Saturday's $900 million jackpot did not produce a winner.Despite the long odds, Southern Westchester residents are already thinking about how they would spend ...

  6. NYSCATE, ISTE Recognize LHRIC Management

    NYSCATE, ISTE Recognize LHRIC Management

    HARRISON, N.Y. -- The Lower Hudson Regional Information Center’s Executive Director Dennis Lauro and Model Schools Instructional Technology Manager Sarah Martabano were among the NYSCATE Volunteer Hall of Fame Recognition Award winners at last month’s NYSCATE conference held in Rochester.Lauro and Martabano were among 50 inductees from across the state to receive the honor. Both were ...

  7. Entrepreneur Lisa DeRienzo Launches Nanny Agency In Ossining

    Entrepreneur Lisa DeRienzo Launches Nanny Agency In Ossining

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Just two years into her business, Lisa DeRienzo, chief executive officer of A Smart Nanny, an Ossining-based childcare referral company servicing Westchester and surrounding areas, has gone from a mere ten nannies to recently signing on her 100th college-educated nanny.Most parents usually look for candidates who have several years of experience working with children, ...

  8. Students In Grady School In Elmsford Participate In Coding Event

    Students In Grady School In Elmsford Participate In Coding Event

    ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- Students in grades 2-6 at Alice E. Grady Elementary School in Elmsford participated again this year in The Hour of Code, a weeklong, worldwide learning event that is designed to make students aware of the importance of computer science and in particular, coding. Superintendent Joseph Ricca joined a fifth-grade class in the Grady library Dec. 8, a day when over 195,000 ...

  9. Elmsford Families Benefit From Thanksgiving Donations

    Elmsford Families Benefit From Thanksgiving Donations

    ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- Several families whose children attend the Elmsford Union Free School District had a happier Thanksgiving this year thanks to the generosity of the Elmsford Rotary Club and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. of Tarrytown.“We are so thankful for the amazing generosity of Regeneron and the Elmsford Rotary Club,” said Elmsford School Superintendent Joseph Ricca. “These are ...

  10. BOCES Employees Help White Plains Residents Have Happy Thanksgiving

    BOCES Employees Help White Plains Residents Have Happy Thanksgiving

    HARRISON, N.Y. -- Ten families living at the Coachman Family Center in White Plains received full Thanksgiving meals thanks to the generosity of employees at the Southern Westchester BOCES Rye Brook and Harrison offices. The Thanksgiving drive, which was established 10 years ago and spearheaded by the BOCES Homeless Student Program, included a large donation of much needed items ...

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