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OSSINING—As part of its plans to merge with the Village of Ossining and become a single entity, the Town of Ossining has created a third part-time judicial seat for its new unified court system, which goes into effect January 1, 2012.

MOUNT VERNON—An unidentified Bronx man cheated death at the city’s Fleetwood Metro-North station, when he fell between the train tracks while walking on them, and survived a train running over him with only minor injuries.

YORKTOWN—The town’s plans to test its new “reverse 911” emergency alert system were preempted by a real emergency when a water main broke, forcing the town to successfully activate the system ahead of schedule. (To enroll your cell number or email address with the system, visit yorktownny.org or call 914-962-5722, ext. 271.)

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WHITE PLAINS—Burke Rehabilitation Center held its annual Wheelchair Games on its sprawling campus. The event drew roughly 60 athletes from places as far away as Texas.

PORT CHESTER—The village is offering a one-time amnesty program for unpaid parking tickets. Throughout the month of November, the town will waive late fees and penalties on previously unpaid tickets. The village hopes to realize $200,000 in revenue from the program.

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!

Our Best of Westchester Elimination Ballot is open through March 6!

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