Yorktown Robbery Suspect Caught; Star Ornaments at the Library; Somers Candy Cane Run

Here are five things you need to know today, Dec. 5.

1. Jefferson Valley Bank Robber Caught

The man wanted for the robbery of a TD Bank branch in Jefferson Valley late Monday afternoon was caught on Tuesday. Police received an anonymous tip, which resulted in the arrest of Mark A. Sindaco, a 33-year-old Yorktown resident. Read the full story here.

2. Star Ornaments at the Library

The workshop on making paper star ornaments will be led by Lavinia Wiggins. The program at the John C. Hart Memorial Library will be held on Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public. To register for the program, call 914-245-5262, ext. 227

3. Patch's Deck the House Contest

We’ve launched our annual Deck the House Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America—the best “decked” house in the country. You could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bills, so now’s the time to get your holiday decorations out of the attic and “deck” your house.

4. Somers Candy Cany Run

The Somers VFD annual candy cane run will be Saturday, Dec. 15.

5. FEMA Grant Awarded to MHA Westchester For Post Sandy Crisis Counseling

The Mental Health Association of Westchester (MHA) has been chosen to provide crisis counseling assistance through the program, Project Hope, part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s $8.2 million grant from FEMA. The mandate is to deliver immediate mental health crisis counseling to individuals impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Click here to read more.

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