WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- White Plains plans to reopen schools on Friday, joining three other Westchester County school districts that reopened on Thursday.
The Elmsford, Tarrytown and Pleasantville districts welcomed students back Thursday morning.
Laura Birchman, a teacher at the Washington Irving School in Tarrytown, told the Journal News the children were excited to be back because many of them don't have power at home.
They were joined by students from the district's Winfield L. Morse School, which remains without power.
Most other districts in Westchester and Putnam counties are still closed due to lack of power.
In neighboring Rockland County, all eight districts remain closed.
June 19 is National Dine Out Day. Restaurants and vendors across the country are contributing a percentage of their revenues for the day to the NJ Relief Fund to benefit Superstorm Sandy victims.