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Tom Renner

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No one knows local sports quite like Tom Renner, The Daily Voice's Sports Editor. For 22 years, he covered the field for The Stamford Advocate. He's been in Fairfield County since 1987.

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  1. Early-Blooming Native Trees And Shrubs for Bees

    Early-Blooming Native Trees And Shrubs for Bees

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- There may still be snow on the ground, but spring is here and soon, a number of our native bee species will be active. As you look at your post-winter landscape, you may wonder where those early bees will find the forage that they need to survive.Forage resources for bees are slim in March and April, but some of our native trees and shrubs are important early ...

  2. Westchester's Will Shortz's Crossword Tourney Still Puzzles Players

    Westchester's Will Shortz's Crossword Tourney Still Puzzles Players

    Will Shortz took an idea that wasn’t even his and ran with it. Now, 40 years later, the annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament is returning to Stamford with more than 600 players and an array of new puzzles to test the nation’s top wordsmiths.Shortz, a Pleasantville resident and the editor of the New York Times crossword puzzle, has been the driving force behind the tournament ...

  3. How Insects Survive The Westchester Winter (And Why That’s a Good Thing)

    How Insects Survive The Westchester Winter (And Why That’s a Good Thing)

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- In cold climates, insects seem to disappear when temperatures plummet. So where do they go? Depending on the type of insect, there are different strategies for surviving the cold.While some insects migrate to a warmer climate, like Monarch Butterflies and a small percentage of dragonfly species, most of the insects in our landscapes stay put in the winter. ...

  4. Be An Ecological Steward In Your Own Landscape, Westchester

    Be An Ecological Steward In Your Own Landscape, Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The wildlife activity, or lack of it, in our yards can tell us a lot about the ecological health of our landscapes. Take a look right now. Do you have an abundance of birds finding the late winter foods they need, like the persistent fruits of Eastern Redcedar, Winterberry, Northern Bayberry, etc?Have you spotted any returning migrating birds? What natural ...

  5. Yonkers Woman Sentenced For Unemployment Benefits Fraud

    Yonkers Woman Sentenced For Unemployment Benefits Fraud

    TRUMBULL, Conn. -- A Yonkers woman was sentenced to 18 months in prison Wednesday for defrauding unemployment insurance programs in a “fictitious employer scheme" for an internet business she claimed was based in Trumbull.Theresa A. Freeman, 65, also faces three years of supervised release after her prison sentence in the decision by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond ...

  6. From Bronxville To Buffett: Tracing Roots Of Houlihan Lawrence

    From Bronxville To Buffett: Tracing Roots Of Houlihan Lawrence

    The roots behind this week’s sale of the region’s most successful real estate firm, Houlihan Lawrence, traces back 129 years to New York City where William Lawrence ran a successful pharmaceutical business.Since then, Houlihan Lawrence’s reach extended to Bronxville, where Lawrence started his real estate investment company, Greenwich and the entire Hudson Valley in New York. It finally ...

  7. Warren Buffett Company Acquires Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate Agency

    Warren Buffett Company Acquires Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate Agency

    A bold move by American business magnate Warren Buffett shook up the Hudson Valley real estate industry Tuesday when his company, HomeServices of America, Inc., acquired Houlihan Lawrence.Houlihan Lawrence serves Westchester, Fairfield, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange and Ulster counties of New York and Connecticut with 1,300 sales associates operating in 30 sales offices. In 2016, Houlihan ...

  8. Provide Water, Natural Foods To Help Birds Endure Winter In Westchester

    Provide Water, Natural Foods To Help Birds Endure Winter In Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Not all birds overwinter in our region – many migrate South for the winter. The birds that do stay year-round can face stark conditions in cold weather. You can help them in your landscape, and in ways you may not have considered.First priority – WaterBefore you even contemplate putting out bird food in winter, make sure to have a clean, unfrozen source of ...

  9. Yonkers Native Writes On Yankees Legend From A Fan's Perspective

    Yonkers Native Writes On Yankees Legend From A Fan's Perspective

    Who: Tom Molito, Pound RidgeWhat: Auther of book about Yankees legend Mickey MantleLearn more: On the book's Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/MickeyMantleInsideAndOutsideTheLines/WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Tom Molito’s book on Mickey Mantle offers a perspective different from all of the other volumes written about the Yankees’ legend. The Pound Ridge resident remembers Mantle ...

  10. Irvington's Abbott House Helped White Plains Barber Cut Brighter Future

    Irvington's Abbott House Helped White Plains Barber Cut Brighter Future

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Anthony Martinez knows he’s one of the lucky ones. Nearly two decades after he resided at Abbott House in Irvington, the White Plains resident and business owner believes living there helped him find a job, a passion, and ultimately, himself.Who: Anthony Martinez, of White PlainsWhat: A former resident of Abbott House in Irvington, he now owns his own barbershop in ...

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