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  • Residential Zoning Moratorium Extended in Mt. Pleasant

    Residential Zoning Moratorium Extended in Mt. Pleasant

    The Mount Pleasant Town Board voted to extend its residential zoning moratorium until summer but may end some of the restrictions after this Tuesday’s public hearing. The board voted unanimously on Jan. 26 to extend the original six-month prohibition until July for building department approvals for sheds, storage bins, generators, windmills, fences, motor homes, recreational […]

  • P’ville’s St. John’s Episcopal Seeks Renovation, Historic Status

    P’ville’s St. John’s Episcopal Seeks Renovation, Historic Status

    St. John’s Episcopal Church in Pleasantville is looking to make much-needed renovations to its historic century-old building on Sunnyside Avenue, a structure with plenty of history. Church leadership has worked with consultants over the past three years to devise a renovation plan. The church’s built-in rooftop gutters require an overhaul, as do the underground drainage systems. […]

  • Mt. Pleasant Remembers Metro-North Crash Victims on Anniversary

    Mt. Pleasant Remembers Metro-North Crash Victims on Anniversary

    Mount Pleasant officials remembered the six victims of the worst Metro-North train accident in the railroad’s history Wednesday night with a candlelight vigil at Town Hall in Valhalla, a short distance from where the tragedy occurred. The brief but solemn ceremony, led by Supervisor Carl Fulgenzi and state Sen. Terrence Murphy, was held on the […]

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    Grapevine: Super Bowl 50 Culinary Matchups of the Rival Teams

    We’re in the middle of that period of football wasteland. No home team to root for in the postseason and no built-in reason to quaff our favorite wine or beer as we veg out in our favorite reclining chair. Super Bowl 50 is as anticipated for its off-the-field festivities as it is for its on-field […]

  • Friedman to Leave as Pace President After Next Year

    Friedman to Leave as Pace President After Next Year

    By James Best Pace University President Stephen Friedman informed faculty and students last week of his decision against requesting reappointment beyond the 2016-17 school year. Friedman, who arrived at the university in 2004, wrote in a Jan. 26 letter to the school community about his love for Pace and the growth he has seen in […]

  • Business of the Week: Chappaqua Station, Chappaqua

    Business of the Week: Chappaqua Station, Chappaqua

    Part of Chappaqua’s Metro-North Railroad station has been turned into a popular spot around town thanks to local couple Peter and Erin Chase. In the fall, the Chases opened Chappaqua Station restaurant, a farm-to-town café that aims to put the spotlight squarely on the region’s sustainable food sources. No strangers to the hospitality industry, the […]

  • Home Guru: The Allure of Red However or Wherever Used

    Home Guru: The Allure of Red However or Wherever Used

    By Bill Primavera – It never occurred to me as a 16-year-old that I was making a strong statement. Given the first opportunity to decorate my own room, I chose a really bright red for the walls. My mother waited until I was in my thirties to finally tell me that she always knew I was […]

  • Animal Rights Protestors Call for Closure of Mohegan Pet Store

    Animal Rights Protestors Call for Closure of Mohegan Pet Store

    Dozens of pet owners and animal rights activists joined together Saturday afternoon to call for the closing of a Mohegan Lake pet store whose owner is facing animal cruelty charges. Standing on a sidewalk in front of the American Breeders store, located next to Subway, which only advertises itself as “Puppies,” protestors peacefully demonstrated with […]

  • Preparing for Active Shooter Incidents Addressed in Patterson

    Preparing for Active Shooter Incidents Addressed in Patterson

      San Bernardino, CA., Colorado Spring, CO., Roseburg, OR., Chattanooga, TN. all have one dreadful common thread. What links these communities is that they are sites of recent American mass shootings that claimed the lives of at least three people in recent months in a list compiled late last year by the Los Angeles Times. […]

  • White Plains Council Does Not Take FASNY Vote

    White Plains Council Does Not Take FASNY Vote

    Monday, Feb 1, 2016, was expected to be a big day in White Plains as the final vote by the White Plains Common Council was anticipated to either accept or deny the French American School of New York’s (FASNY) Special Permit and Site Plan application to develop and operate a regional K-12 school in the […]

  • Pols Focus on Funding Rail Crossing Improvements

    Pols Focus on Funding Rail Crossing Improvements

      One year after the worst Metro-North accident in history, millions in federal dollars are on the verge of being sent to the states to enhance safety at railroad crossings throughout the nation, including potentially in Westchester. Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Harrison) and Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-Cold Spring) were joined Monday morning by Federal Railroad […]

  • Relocated Mt. Kisco Sports Braces for Modell’s Competition

    Relocated Mt. Kisco Sports Braces for Modell’s Competition

    Mount Kisco Sports has been a fixture in the village since it opened on South Moger Avenue in 1997. While soaring rents may have forced owner Rob Bernstein to recently move to another downtown storefront on East Main Street, Bernstein ultimately thinks he’s better off, with the store more noticeable in its new location and […]

  • Grant Given to Claxton, Family Raises Eyebrows in Peekskill

    Grant Given to Claxton, Family Raises Eyebrows in Peekskill

    A not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping residents afford upkeep on their homes is taking the blame for a whirlwind of controversy centered around Peekskill Councilwoman Drew Claxton and her son receiving a state grant in 2007 for a residence they co-own on Fremont Street in the city. Alan Steiner, a member of the Board of […]

  • Courtesy of the Floor Change in Yorktown Sparks Backlash

    Courtesy of the Floor Change in Yorktown Sparks Backlash

    A call for civility during the courtesy of the floor portion of Yorktown Town Board meetings lasted less than five minutes last week. Supervisor Michael Grace was forced to abruptly end the meeting after a resident in the back of the room at Town Hall refused to stop shouting out while another resident, Paul Moskowitz, […]

  • Westchester Expands Med Drop Boxes Throughout County

    Westchester Expands Med Drop Boxes Throughout County

    County Executive Rob Astorino and state Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown) unveiled 12 new drop boxes throughout Westchester on Wednesday that will allow the public to properly dispose of unused prescription drugs. The $8,000 state grant obtained by Murphy will pay for the boxes in the municipalities that previously did not have them. The white boxes […]

  • Suzanna’s Spa Suite, Mt. Kisco

    Suzanna’s Spa Suite, Mt. Kisco

    Suzanna Gojcaj, owner of Suzanna’s Spa Suite in Mount Kisco, admits that as a young girl she was preoccupied with the condition of her skin. Like many teenagers, Gojcaj suffered from acne and tried many products to improve her appearance. Now, as an adult, she is putting her industry experience and the knowledge she acquired […]

  • Latimer: Bipartisan Support Seen to End GAP Elimination

    Latimer: Bipartisan Support Seen to End GAP Elimination

    State Sen. George Latimer (D-Rye) wants to see termination of the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) for the 2016-17 state budget that would reinstate millions of dollars for schools in Westchester and throughout the state. Latimer said he supported the Senate Republicans’ measure, which passed last week, calling for restoration of 100 percent of the funds […]

  • Am2Pm Boutique, Mahopac

    Am2Pm Boutique, Mahopac

    Marianna Ashley doesn’t want to follow fashion trends; she’d rather start new ones. And that’s part of the reason Ashley opened Am2Pm Boutique. “I just don’t follow what the celebrities are wearing,” Ashley said. “I really put in what I like. What I think what everyone else will like and that’s just how I do it.” “Having […]

  • Business Profile: Am2Pm Boutique, Mahopac

    Business Profile: Am2Pm Boutique, Mahopac

    Marianna Ashley doesn’t want to follow fashion trends; she’d rather start new ones. And that’s part of the reason Ashley opened Am2Pm Boutique. “I just don’t follow what the celebrities are wearing,” Ashley said. “I really put in what I like. What I think what everyone else will like and that’s just how I do […]

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    Grapevine: A Bottle of Wine is Filled with Longstanding Traditions

    Wine is rich in tradition. It is rich in the ethereal tradition that embodies the efforts of millennia of winemakers who have produced wine following the time-honored precepts of their forbearers. It is rich in the dynamic tradition of millions who have enjoyed it as a symbol of celebration. Raising a glass with others in […]

  • Sale of Fieldhome/Holy Comforter and The Seabury Proceeding

    Sale of Fieldhome/Holy Comforter and The Seabury Proceeding

    Fieldhome recently confirmed that it is proceeding with its planned sale of Field Home-Holy Comforter and The Seabury in Cortlandt, and that it has entered into an agreement with Personal Healthcare, LLC, an experienced operator of skilled nursing care and rehabilitative care facilities in New York and Massachusetts. Subject to regulatory approvals by the Department […]

  • Brewster Officials Try to Calm Anxiety over Urban Renewal Plan

    Brewster Officials Try to Calm Anxiety over Urban Renewal Plan

    Village of Brewster officials beat back criticism over the early stages of an Urban Renewal Plan proposed in hopes of revitalizing the village. For the second straight week, villagers conveyed questions and frustration with aspects of the plan and the process taken by the village. During a village Board of Trustees meeting last Wednesday, it […]

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