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Leslie Hatzel

Community Advisor

Leslie is a graduate of Ardsley High School. She received her bachelor's degree in English from American International College. She worked at PepsiCo for 15 years before working as a substitute teacher, tutor and teacher's aide,. She specializes in working with children with developmental disabilities. She was active in the Port Chester schools where her son played high school football. She also is a past member of her residential cooperative's board of directors.

Leslie Hatzel's Contributions

  1. Blind Brook, Port Chester Voters Approve School Budgets

    Blind Brook, Port Chester Voters Approve School Budgets

    This story has been updated.PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- Voters in the Blind Brook and Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District easily approved their school budgets on Tuesday.According to unofficial returns in Port Chester, the proposed budget for 2016-17 passed by a vote of 812 to 570.Blind Brooks' proposed $43.2 million school budget passed by a vote of 370 to 35, according to unofficial ...

  2. John S. Whearty, 82, Retired Westchester Schools Superintendent

    John S. Whearty, 82, Retired Westchester Schools Superintendent

    VALHALLA, N.Y. — Valhalla resident John S. Whearty died on Thursday, May 12. He was 82. He was born on April 17, 1934 to James and Gertrude Whearty in Glen Cove, N.Y. Whearty was the first principal of Westlake High School, starting in the fall of 1962 before later becoming Superintendent of Schools of the Mount Pleasant Central School District, retiring after 34 years of service in ...

  3. Port Chester Sued By Rye Brook Over Lost Career Firefighters

    Port Chester Sued By Rye Brook Over Lost Career Firefighters

    This story has been updated.RYE BROOK, N.Y. -- The Village of Rye Brook filed a lawsuit against the Village of Port Chester on Tuesday over its May 2 board vote to eliminate the paid fire department and eight career firefighters.One of Port Chester's career firefighters was regularly assigned overnight to a firehouse in Rye Brook, according to the villages' signed contract.The lawsuit ...

  4. Car Crashes Into Yorktown CVS, Injuring Five

    Car Crashes Into Yorktown CVS, Injuring Five

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Five people were injured when a car drove into the CVS at the Triangle Shopping Center in Yorktown Tuesday night.Yorktown Police believe the driver suffered a medical condition that contributed to the crash, which occurred at about 6:30 p.m. None of the injuries were serious and police said there is no criminal investigation.It may take several days to fix the ...

  5. Remember, Reflect On Holocaust Remembrance Day

    Remember, Reflect On Holocaust Remembrance Day

    Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom Hashoah, begins on the evening of Wednesday, May 4 and ends on the evening of Thursday, May 5.Holocaust Remembrance Day is observed on the 27th day of Nisan of the Hebrew calendar. The internationally recognized date marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the 1943 act of Jewish resistance in German-occupied Poland during World War II. When ...

  6. Firefighters' Firing Prompts Protest In Port Chester

    Firefighters' Firing Prompts Protest In Port Chester

    This story has been updated.PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- Monday's surprise firing of eight paid firefighters in Port Chester prompted a rally and protest by about 200 firefighters, union members and the public.By a 5-1 vote, as reported earlier here by Daily Voice,  Port Chester's village board eliminated the paid fire department and 11 jobs. Three of the career jobs were vacant, leaving eight ...

  7. Port Chester Axes Eight Paid Firefighters In Budget Cuts

    Port Chester Axes Eight Paid Firefighters In Budget Cuts

    PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- Port Chester's village board voted 5-1 to on Monday night to cut eight paid firefighters.The abrupt budget change would save an estimated $600,000 in salaries and benefits in the 2016-17 budget, according to village officials.A rally to support the firefighters was planned for 1 p.m. Tuesday outside Village Hall at 222 Grace Church St. Organizers encouraged people ...

  8. Kimberly Williams-Paisley Speaks At Rye Library

    Kimberly Williams-Paisley Speaks At Rye Library

    RYE, N.Y. -- Actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley spoke to a standing room only crowd at the Rye library on Wednesday. Paisley, who is from Rye, was discussing her new book "Where The Light Gets In: Losing My Mother Only To Find Her Again" about her mother's battle with dementia. Her mother's suffers from a rare form of dementia — primary progressive aphasia -- which affects a ...

  9. Port Chester Movie Theatre Worker Knocked To Ground By Teenager

    Port Chester Movie Theatre Worker Knocked To Ground By Teenager

    PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- A 24-year-old employee of AMC Loews Movie Theater was punched and knocked to the ground on Monday night by a teenager trying to sneak in without paying.The worker's mother contacted Daily Voice with an account of the incident. Police had no immediate details. No arrests have been made.A Loews theater manager declined comment, referring Daily Voice to AMC ...

  10. Port Chester Residents Elect Three Democrats, Three Republicans

    Port Chester Residents Elect Three Democrats, Three Republicans

    PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- Port Chester residents elected three Democrats and three Republicans to their Board of Trustees on Tuesday.Democrats Gregory Adams, Daniel Brakewood and Luis Marino were elected along with Republicans Gene Ceccarelli, Bart Didden and Francis Ferrara.Democratic Mayor Dennis Pilla was elected last fall. Brakewood, Ceccarelli and Marino are incumbents, while Didden is ...

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