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  • Pace Trains Future Experts to Fight Hackers at First Cybersecurity Camp

    Pace Trains Future Experts to Fight Hackers at First Cybersecurity Camp

    The importance of protecting information and data in a world so dependent on technology only promises to become more critical. Pace University is taking the lead in preparing the next generation to protect the world from hackers and intruders. Pace is hosting its first student cybersecurity camp where about 30 high school students mainly from […]

  • St. John’s Episcopal in Pleasantville Receives $25G State Grant

    St. John’s Episcopal in Pleasantville Receives $25G State Grant

    The New York Landmarks Conservancy announced Tuesday 14 Sacred Sites Grants totaling $268,000 awarded to historic religious properties throughout New York State, including a $25,000 grant to St. John’s Episcopal Church in Pleasantville. The money will assist with roofing, masonry and drainage repairs to the church and parish hall. “These grants mark the 30-year milestone […]

  • Business Profile: Marbled Meat Shop, Cold Spring

    Business Profile: Marbled Meat Shop, Cold Spring

    Eating “real meat” these days isn’t as easy as it seems, but enter Marbled Meat Shop in Cold Spring and you can expect to purchase meat the way it’s supposed to be produced, thanks to owners Chris Pascarella and his wife Lisa Hall. Pascarella and his wife opened their shop in December 2014 and have […]

  • Nick Antonaccio

    Grapevine: The Science of Winemaking, From the Laboratory to Your Home

    I’ve been penning this column weekly for over eight years. I’ve written about the miracle of the transformation of grapes into wine, with all its attendant nuances and pitfalls. I’ve espoused the uniqueness of each wine based on its heritage and the vineyard environment in which it is cultivated. I’ve pontificated on the skill and […]

  • Celestino’s Service Station to Add Four Bays

    Celestino’s Service Station to Add Four Bays

    The White Plains Planning Board gave a nod of approval to a major renovation at Celestino’s Service Station at its meeting last week. The White Plains Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) referred the amendment to the existing Special Permit and Site Plan to the Planning Board for comment. With some minor recommendations to add in […]

  • Mt. Kisco Business Community Airs Grievances About Downtown

    Mt. Kisco Business Community Airs Grievances About Downtown

    As Mount Kisco faces a spiraling number of vacant storefronts, members of its business community brainstormed last week about how to return the village’s once bustling downtown to its former glory. The meeting, organized by Mayor Michael Cindrich and other village officials, attracted about 40 people to the Mount Kisco Public Library for a spirited […]

  • Judge Reserves Decision in ‘Montrose 9’ Pipeline Protestors Trial

    Judge Reserves Decision in ‘Montrose 9’ Pipeline Protestors Trial

      Cortlandt Town Justice Daniel McCarthy reserved decision Friday afternoon in the case of the “Montrose 9” protestors who were arrested last November for disorderly conduct for blocking access to Spectra Energy’s construction yard on Route 9A. With about 50 onlookers in Cortlandt Town Court anxiously awaiting a ruling, McCarthy promised to render a decision […]

  • Business Profile: The Daily Moos, Yorktown

    Business Profile: The Daily Moos, Yorktown

    Mahopac resident Frank Realbuta and Dutchess Count resident Robert Covone, co-owners of The Daily Bagel in Yorktown, wanted to give local residents a new place to enjoy soft serve ice cream so they opened The Daily Moos in an adjacent stand on Route 202 on July 4. “There’s no soft serve in the area,” Realbuta […]

  • Home Guru: Safety Tips to Keep in Mind When Working (or Playing) Outside

    Home Guru: Safety Tips to Keep in Mind When Working (or Playing) Outside

    By Bill Primavera – Some years ago I wrote about a freak accident I experienced at my pool that was really dramatic. It led to my being more aware of taking precautions to avoid getting hurt when working or playing outside the home. Just this week, another incident prompted me to remind myself and readers of […]

  • State Police Save Man from Jumping Off Bear Mountain Bridge

    State Police Save Man from Jumping Off Bear Mountain Bridge

    On Sunday, July 24 at approximately 10:38 p.m., the New York State Police from Cortlandt responded to the Bear Mountain Bridge for a report of a suicidal person attempting to jump off the bridge. Once on scene, troopers observed a male subject walking up the suspension cable of the Bear Mountain Bridge. Troopers immediately established a dialogue […]

  • Westchester County Executive Subpoenaed in Corruption Probe

    Westchester County Executive Subpoenaed in Corruption Probe

    As reported in the Monday edition of the New York Post, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara has expanded his corruption probe into the dealings of two businessmen and donors to Mayor de Blasio to include Westchester County and County Executive Rob Astorino’s office. According to the Post, Bharara subpoenaed the County Executive’s offices about dealings with de […]

  • Sunshine Children’s Home Expansion Nears New Castle ZBA Approvals

    Sunshine Children’s Home Expansion Nears New Castle ZBA Approvals

    After months of discussion and often heated debate, the proposal to expand the Sunshine Children’s Home and Rehab Center is nearing approval by the New Castle Zoning Board of Appeals. At its meeting Monday night, the ZBA came to consensus to provide variances and a special use permit for the project. The board is considering […]

  • Ailes’ Name to be Placed on County Facility Amid Controversial Allegations

    Ailes’ Name to be Placed on County Facility Amid Controversial Allegations

    Roger Ailes might be out at Fox News, but Putnam County officials signaled last week allegations of sexual harassment haven’t deterred them from still putting the Garrison resident’s name on the new senior center in Cold Spring. Ailes resigned from his position at Fox News last week amid rising allegations that he sexually harassed multiple female employees […]

  • White Plains Rec Softball Wrap-up

    White Plains Rec Softball Wrap-up

    6th Boro Keeps Winning, Brewskies and Healy Stay Tied and Sprint Undefeated As the White Plains Recreation Softball Summer League teams begin to sort themselves out for league championships and playoff contention, a few things remain constant. Sprint is attempting to runaway with the Co-ed B Division, while as of Monday, July 20, the team […]

  • County Continues to Review Valhalla North 60 Lease Info

    County Continues to Review Valhalla North 60 Lease Info

    Westchester County Board of Legislators Chairman Michael Kaplowitz (D-Somers) said last week that lawmakers are extensively reviewing the lease for the proposed North 60 biomedical project and exercising due diligence for such a major project. There is no date set for the Board of Legislators to vote on a lease agreement, Kaplowitz said. The board’s […]

  • Tops Supermarket to Replace Hannaford in Putnam Plaza

    Tops Supermarket to Replace Hannaford in Putnam Plaza

    Though it’s unclear when, it’s a forgone conclusion that the Hannaford Supermarket in Carmel will soon be replaced with another supermarket chain. In a press release, Tops Markets confirmed it has entered into an agreement to purchase the Hannaford located in Putnam Plaza, along with four other stores in the Hudson Valley. Tops intends to […]

  • Expert Stresses Importance of Dignity in Fighting Drug Abuse

    Expert Stresses Importance of Dignity in Fighting Drug Abuse

        By Michael Giuliano   In a society where drug use has skyrocketed, Dr. Debbie Weinstock of the Dignity Initiative believes that drug abuse prevention can never be taught “too early.” In a presentation on July 20 in Yorktown, Weinstock demonstrated how creating a stable parenting foundation could minimize the temptation for future drug […]

  • Mobile Passport Unit at North Castle Town Hall Monday

    Mobile Passport Unit at North Castle Town Hall Monday

    As new passport requirements go into effect, Westchester County Clerk Timothy Idoni reminds North Castle residents that his staff will be visiting Town Hall, located at 15 Bedford Rd. in Armonk, on Monday, July 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to process passport applications. Passports are a necessary document for those who travel outside […]

  • Extended Hours at County Pools During Heat Wave

    Extended Hours at County Pools During Heat Wave

    With back-to-back hot, humid days forecast for the weekend, Westchester County has extended the hours at county-operated swimming areas by one hour today (Saturday) and Sunday, July 23 and 24. The following swimming areas will be open from 11 a.m. to the extended time 7:30 p.m., with no admittance after 7 p.m., both Saturday and Sunday: Saxon Woods […]

  • New Castle Agrees to Take Wallace Auditorium at Chap Crossing

    New Castle Agrees to Take Wallace Auditorium at Chap Crossing

    The New Castle Town Board voted Tuesday night to accept the Wallace Auditorium at Chappaqua Crossing from property owner and developer Summit/Greenfield despite at least several hundred thousand dollars of needed improvements. The decision by officials to assume ownership of the 30-year-old, 400-seat facility comes with the hope that it will provide the town with […]

  • Business Profile: Chris Automotive, Carmel

    Business Profile: Chris Automotive, Carmel

    When Chris Rini first opened Chris Automotive, he had a dream of being the best car service shop in town. He never dreamt he’d be this big though and still around 25 years later. “For the first year in, I didn’t know if I was going to make it five years” Rini said. “I’ve dedicated […]

  • Lauren O’Connor Keeping Rec Softball a Competitive and Fun Activity

    Lauren O’Connor Keeping Rec Softball a Competitive and Fun Activity

    Frank Mageletta, the longtime White Plains Recreation Department Supervisor retired last year after over 26 years of service to the White Plains community. For 15 of those years, Magaletta was the Supervisor of the popular White Plains Recreation Softball Leagues, which grew in popularity under his tenure. Nonetheless, White Plains Recreation Softball was left in […]

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