No Dogs or Cats Allowed. (Ferrets, Wallabies and Lizards, Fine.)

Story and photos by Jacqueline Silberbush

Two weeks after adopting my precious Bruce the Bunny, I noticed she could not stand up. I’ve had rabbits half my life, but never considered them to be an exotic pet until after seeing two vets yesterday.  I was finally referred to a specialist in “birds and exotics”. After the second vet told me, “Our plan of action really depends on how invested you are in the animal,” I began to doubt seeing another person was igoing to help. But when I finally arrived at the Veterinary Center for Birds and Exotics in Bedford, staff were rushing towards Bruce and taking care of her right away. Within minutes, they updated me on her status and kindly explained the severity of her condition.

Reporter Says She Found Mary Kennedy’s Body

BEDFORD– Mary Kennedy’s lifeless body was discovered by New 12 Westchester reporter Shannon White,  according to a report running today on the station. “I went over to her and prayed with her body,” says White in an exclusive News12 report on Cablevision, speaking of the day she says she found her friend’s body hanging in an outbuilding on her Bedford property. In addition to working as a freelance reporter at News 12, White was a longtime friend of Mary Kennedy’s, is an ordained Presbyterian minister, and was a spiritual adviser to Mary Kennedy during the last five weeks of her life. White accompanied Robert Kennedy Jr. to his estranged wife’s Bedford home and found her hanging in one of the buildings on the property on May 16.

Where to Park, as in County Parks, this Summer


WESTCHESTER COUNTY– Park it this summer- Passes for over 50 county parks go on sale today. Passes are available at the Westchester County Center and the Parks Department on 450 Saw Mill River Road, Ardsley on Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the following locations:

Rye Playland
Dunwoodie and Sprain Lake Golf Course in Yonkers
Hudson Hills Golf Course in Ossining
Maple Moore Golf Course in White Plains
Saxon Woods Golf Course in Scarsdale
Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Golf Course in Cross River
Glen Island Park in New Rochelle (tickets go on sale here May 26)

Some of the County Parks include not only those above, but Tibbetts Brook Park in Yonkers, Saxon Woods Pool in White Plains and Willson’s Waves in Mount Vernon. Beginning June 16 passes will be available daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Brook at Tibbetts Brook Park in Yonkers, Saxon Woods Pool in White Plains and Willson’s Waves in Mount Vernon. More information here.