Updated: Tara Panagos Goes Above and Beyond For A Great Cause

Tara Panagos and her dog.  Photo courtesy of: Coach Panagos
Tara Panagos and her dog.
Photo courtesy of: Coach Panagos

There are students and residents in Rye but, Tara Panagos goes above and beyond that. This fifth grader from the Midland School proves how much a human can care about animals. She knows the truth about unconditional love and displays that for animals, especially her very own cocker spaniel.

She is not only an avid animal lover who volunteers to help the animals at the New Rochelle Humane Society, but this young lady shows warmth, caring, and compassion for animals.
Inside Rye was lucky enough to be able to find out what sparked this young lady’s zest for animals. Not everyone decides to make a collection for animals. While most children  her age are playing and having fun, Tara decides to volunteer some of her time for the love of  animals.
Tara Panagos at the New Rochelle Humane Society. Photo courtesy of: Coach Panagos
Tara Panagos at the New Rochelle Humane Society.
Photo courtesy of: Coach Panagos

Her love for animals is unconditional. “Animals are important to me because I was born into a family with a dog ( Faith ), who was so sweet and gentle. When she was getting older and starting to die she had seizures and vet thought that she had a brain tumor. I don’t want to see animals suffer like that even if they are old, young or badly behaved,” said Panagos.

During the holiday season Panagos collected donations for the New Rochelle Humane Society and received two car loads full of donations in just three short weeks from students, faculty and staff at the Midland School in Rye.
Inside Rye  asked Tara, what kind of a goal did  you have Tara?  “I didn’t have a goal because if I didn’t reach my goal I would feel so bad about myself even though I know I did well,” said Panagos.
Tara Panagos loves her Cocker Spaniel, Lady Jay./div>

BeeLine Bus Changes Fare Rates

Westchester County Bee Line Bus System Photo Courtesy of: Wikipedia
Westchester County Bee Line Bus System
Photo Courtesy of: Wikipedia

Effective, Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 12:01 a.m., fares will increase on all Bee-Line bus routes except the BxM4C Westchester-Manhattan Express. The Bee-Line System is part of the MTA’s MetroCard system and the fare increases are identical to those on the MTA New York City Transit system that will also go into effect on March 22.

The increases are as follows:

·         Single-ride bus fares will increase to $2.75, from the current $2.50, the same as the authorized increase for New York City subways and buses.  For seniors and the disabled with proper IDs, the fare will increase to $1.35, from the current $1.25.

·         The 30-day unlimited-ride MetroCard (useable on Bee-Line buses and New York City buses and subways) will increase to $116.50 from the current $112.  For seniors and the disabled, the 30-day unlimited–ride Reduced-Fare MetroCard will cost $58.25, up from $56.

·         The 7-day unlimited-ride cards will increase to $31, from $30.  For seniors and the disabled, the fare will increase to $15.50, up from $15.

·         A bonus discount will be available on pay-per-ride MetroCards with a value of at least $5.50. The amount of the discount will increase from 5 percent to 11 percent.

·         The fare for the Bee-Line Route BxM4C, Westchester-Manhattan Express will not change.

For further information about fares, visit our website or call the Bee-Line HOTLINE at (914) 813-7777

UPDATED: Three Seats on Rye’s BOE Will Be Up For Election

Rye City Schools District's Board of Education's President, Laura Slack Photo courtesy of: Rye City School District
Rye City Schools District’s Board of Education’s President, Laura Slack
Photo courtesy of: Rye City School District

UPDATED: There are three seats on the Board of Education that will be up for election this year; Board President, Laura Slack’s, Chris Repetto’s and Nancy Pasquale’s terms conclude on June 30th, 2015.

At Tuesday, March 24, 2015’s meeting board members will announce whether they would be amenable to receive a nomination for an officer position.

Any Rye resident who is interested in being a candidate for election to the Rye City School District Board of Education may pick up a candidate’s packet at the District’s Central Administration Offices, located at 411 Theodore Fremd Avenue, 100S, on school days between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. beginning March 20, 2015.  
Rye City School District's Board of Education Member, Chris Repetto Photo Courtesy of: Rye City School District
Rye City School District’s Board of Education Member, Chris Repetto
Photo Courtesy of: Rye City School District

Eligible candidates are those who are qualified voters in the Rye City School District, who will have lived in the Rye City School District for at least one year by the date of the election,  which is May 19, 2015.

A qualified voter is at least 18 years of age, is a United States Citizen, not claim the right to vote elsewhere, not be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction.

Nancy Pasquale, Rye City School District Board Member Photo courtesy of: Rye City School District
Nancy Pasquale, Rye City School District Board Member
Photo courtesy of: Rye City School District

Nomination to candidacy must be made by the submission of petitions which include the names of 100 qualified voters in the Rye City School District. Petitions must be submitted no later than April 29, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Blank petitions are included in candidate packets.

On the seven‑member Board there are three seats up for election this year. The three Board of Education members whose terms conclude June 30th are eligible to run for re-election. The three candidates who receive the greatest number of votes will be elected to office. The term of office is for three years and begins July 1, 2015.

 Questions may be directed to Elaine Cuglietto, District Clerk at 967-6100 ext. 6278.

Rye High School’s New Procedures For Students

Patricia Taylor, Principal of Rye High School Photo: Contributed
Patricia Taylor, Principal of Rye High School
Photo: Contributed

Rye High School has implemented a new procedure for students. With the series of bomb threats that Rye High School has received this new procedure was implemented.

Mrs. Taylor explained to each grade how this new procedure will work. This procedure entails students signing in and out of each class if they need to leave the classroom. Students will need to put their name, date and time when leaving the classroom and when re-entering.

Ironically, Hommocks Middle School in Mamaroneck received a bomb threat a couple of weeks ago and they instituted  a sign in and out log sheets as well.

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