Child Care in Westchester; Basketball Season Begins

The Patch blogosphere has been busy this week—read what your neighbors have been posting.

Here are some of things our readers are blogging about in Westchester this week.

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Abinanti Seeks to Raise Age of Adult Criminal Responsibility

NY Assemblyman Tom Abinanti said this week that he believes alleged criminals should only be treated as adults from the age of 18 up. Currently, the age of criminal responsibility is 16. "Putting kids in jail with hardened adult criminals is child abuse," Abinanti wrote.
— Posted by Tom Abinanti on Rivertowns Patch

Croton-Harmon Opts Out of Race to the Top

Croton-on-Hudson's school district is the latest in a slew of area districts that have opted out of the federal Race to the Top program, citing student privacy issues. Read more about the decision at the link above.

— Posted by Croton-Harmon Schools on Ossining-Croton-on-Hudson Patch

Westchester Residents Express Support For Child Care Funding Changes in 2014 Budget

Should Westchester County allocate more of its 2014 budget toward child care? According to this post by the Democratic Caucus of the Board of Legislators, supporters of the $2.5 million increase expressed support at the final budget hearing.
— Posted by Westchester Board of Legislators Democratic Caucus on White Plains Patch

Sleepy Hollow Girls Post 1st Win

Basketball season is now underway at Westchester high schools and Sleepy Hollow's girls team got off to a fast start on Thursday by defeating Lincoln High School, 48-16. Parent Brian Carr plans to keep Patch readers updated throughout the season.
Posted by Brian Carr on Tarrytown-Sleepy Hollow Patch

Are You Raising A Quitter?

United Martial Arts Center Briarcliff's Chris Berlow delves into a recent Wall Street Journal article that discusses parent decisions to allow their children to quit extracurricular activities. He weighs in on the delicate parenting topic at the link above.
— Posted by Chris Berlow on Pleasantville-Briarcliff Manor Patch

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