Westchester Happenings: What We’ve Heard and What We’re Talking About In no particular order.

1. Smashburger opened its third Westchester restaurant, in Greenburgh—presumably to accommodate all of the local beef-patty lovers with something against peanut shells stuck to their loafers.

2. Port Chester Police Chief Joseph Krzeminski, 62, was charged with tampering with and retaliating against a witness in an FBI investigation of the disappearance of $26,000+ in cash and narcotics from the PoCho PD’s evidence room.

3. White Plains’ Stepinac High School is the first in the US to take its 40-textbook library completely digital. Students pay an annual $150 for access, versus up to $600 a year on hard copies.

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4. The Fontana family of Rye was relieved when Echo, their 5-year-old autistic son’s service dog, was delivered home after nine days by a woman who saw the black Lab on a missing-pet flyer in Whole Foods. The kind stranger refused the $1,000 reward.

5. As of the third quarter of last year, County foreclosures were at their highest total since 2009, 53 percent higher than in 2012.

Our Best of Westchester Party is July 24!

Our Westchester Home Design Awards event is June 26!

Our Wine & Food Festival returns June 4-9!

Our Wunderkinds event takes place on May 23!

Our Best of Business Ballot is open through May 15!

Our Healthcare Heroes Awards event takes place on May 9!

Our Westchester Home Builders Awards take place on April 4!

Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Forum is March 14!

Unveiled: A Boutique Bridal Brunch is February 25!

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