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  • Business Profile: Yorktown Tire Auto Care

    Business Profile: Yorktown Tire Auto Care

    Yorktown Tire Auto Care has been a family owned institution in Yorktown since 1969. The business was opened on Commerce Street by Robert Froats and it is now being owned and operated by his son, Bob, who spoke about it last week. His wife, Mary, is a teacher at Yorktown High School. The Froats family […]

  • Home Guru: Fall Chores in the Garden Can Be the Most Gratifying

    Home Guru: Fall Chores in the Garden Can Be the Most Gratifying

    By Bill Primavera – Autumn in the garden and yard can be the most gratifying time of year. Deciduous trees and perennials start to yawn, preparing for a long winter’s sleep, accompanied by that sweet smell that comes from plants releasing their chemistry and the crisp, clean sound of decaying leaves falling to the ground. It […]

  • Business of the Week: Tomorrow Medicine, Mt. Kisco

    Business of the Week: Tomorrow Medicine, Mt. Kisco

    A new integrative health practice in Mount Kisco and White Plains is turning the notion of dieting on its head, helping patients to safely lose weight and feel better without medication. Established by Timothy Morley, a board certified physician in functional, anti-aging and regenerative medicine, the mission of Tomorrow Medicine is to prevent disease and […]

  • Move to Reduce Mt. Kisco Planning Board Seats Escalates Tensions

    Move to Reduce Mt. Kisco Planning Board Seats Escalates Tensions

    The public rancor between the Mount Kisco Planning Board and village board escalated last week when it was announced that trustees are considering a reduction from seven to five planning board members. The village board voted 4-1 last Tuesday to schedule an Oct. 24 public hearing on the matter. Voting in favor of setting the […]

  • As Support-A-Walk Returns, PV Resident Turns Cancer Diagnosis Into Blessing

    As Support-A-Walk Returns, PV Resident Turns Cancer Diagnosis Into Blessing

    Speak with Jane Crossley for a few minutes, and it’s easy to tell she has a cheery outlook on life. But when Crossley was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012, it became one of the most traumatic times in her life. Support Connection, a non-profit dedicated to helping women battle cancer, helped subside some of […]

  • National Voter Registration Day is Sept. 27

    National Voter Registration Day is Sept. 27

    On Tuesday, Sept. 27, National Voter Registration Day, the League of Women Voters of White Plains will have nearly 50 volunteers registering new voters. In an effort to get young people involved in the electoral process, the League will have volunteers at area colleges including The College of Westchester, Berkeley College, Manhattanville College and Pace Law […]

  • Yorktown Town Board Repeals Tree Law Despite Public Concerns

    Yorktown Town Board Repeals Tree Law Despite Public Concerns

        The Yorktown Town Board voted last week to repeal the town’s tree ordinance following a lengthy public hearing where many residents expressed concerns and made detailed suggestions.   “I think the law does what it is intended to do,” Supervisor Michael Grace said before making a motion to adopt the new law, which […]

  • Chappaqua Church Uses Prayer, Song in Fight Against Gun Violence

    Chappaqua Church Uses Prayer, Song in Fight Against Gun Violence

    By Anna Young Faith and music filled the First Congregational Church of Chappaqua Sunday afternoon with hopes that the words spoken and sung in the sanctuary and across the country will result in a safer future. The church was one of about 350 venues across the United States that hosted The Concert Across America to […]

  • Traffic, School Enrollment Concerns in Thornwood Housing Proposal

    Traffic, School Enrollment Concerns in Thornwood Housing Proposal

    By Anna Young Residents packed the Mount Pleasant Town Hall meeting room last Monday night to raise wide-ranging concerns about a proposed 116 single-family house subdivision in Thornwood. During a Sept. 19 public hearing before the town’s planning board, neighboring residents contended the cluster development, proposed for 582-590 Columbus Ave., would generate excessive traffic, flood […]

  • Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival Returns on Saturday

    Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival Returns on Saturday

    Chappaqua is well-known for being a great place to live, to send children to school and as the home of a former and perhaps future president. It is also now home to one of the premiere book festivals in the metropolitan area. The Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival, scheduled to take place for the fourth consecutive […]

  • Complaints Arise About Planned Parenthood as Student Resource in Brewster

    Complaints Arise About Planned Parenthood as Student Resource in Brewster

    Planned Parenthood has been an organization at the center of contention for years. Last Tuesday that controversy came to the Brewster school district. At the end of a Brewster Board of Education meeting on Sep. 13, a resident questioned why Brewster schools is providing Planned Parenthood as a listed resource for students on its website […]

  • Master Storyteller Kruk to Bring History to Life in Bedford Cemetery

    Master Storyteller Kruk to Bring History to Life in Bedford Cemetery

    By Andrew Vitelli It’s been 237 years since Bedford Village was burned to the ground by British forces during the American Revolution. This Friday, master storyteller and local history buff Jonathan Kruk will bring this past back to life at the Ferris Family Burial Grounds in Westmoreland Sanctuary. “There’s a bit of betrayal, salvation, patriotism,” […]

  • Family Gives Personal Account of Help Given by Support Connection

    Family Gives Personal Account of Help Given by Support Connection

        A few months before she died in 2012 from breast cancer, Marci Werner expressed her gratitude to the help she and her family received from Support Connection in a fundraising appeal to friends in advance of that year’s annual Support-A-Walk at FDR State Park in Yorktown.   “As I continue to fight Support […]

  • All-Purpose Field Unveiled in Town of Cortlandt

    All-Purpose Field Unveiled in Town of Cortlandt

      A field of dreams for many residents and officials in the Town of Cortlandt became a reality last week. A grand opening ceremony was held September 15 for a lacrosse and all-purpose field on Sprout Brook Road, on the former site of a lightly used swimming lake and a popular water slide that was […]

  • Mt. Kisco Planning Board’s Limbo Status Leaves Members Miffed

    Mt. Kisco Planning Board’s Limbo Status Leaves Members Miffed

    Four Mount Kisco Planning Board members are angered that they continue to serve while no decision to reappoint them to their posts has been made since last December. Chairman Joseph Cosentino and Vice Chair Anthony Sturniolo were scheduled to be reappointed to their leadership positions for another year on Dec. 7, 2015, while members Ralph […]

  • Saving for Higher Education? No Better Time to Start Than Now

    Saving for Higher Education? No Better Time to Start Than Now

    By Lisa Santo Signs of fall are in the air. Cooler nights, changing leaves and the ubiquitous presence of long, yellow mass transportation vehicles filled with students returning to school. Although the school bus may be the most obvious sign of the changing season, it is after all, transportation for many elementary and secondary school […]

  • Grapevine: What to Do in the Event of an Unfinished Bottle of Wine

    Grapevine: What to Do in the Event of an Unfinished Bottle of Wine

    “What can I do with an opened bottle of wine if I don’t finish it?” I was asked this question – again – the other day, so I decided to make it the topic of the week. We all have encountered this dilemma, although some less often than others. The good news is that you […]

  • Home Guru: A Lot More Value for a Little More Commute

    Home Guru: A Lot More Value for a Little More Commute

    By Bill Primavera Not everyone can afford homes costing in the millions located in some of our more affluent communities close to the city, but in this region, a small investment in commuting time – even 15 or 20 minutes – can make all the difference in affording a million-dollar lifestyle at less than half […]

  • Business Profile: Absolute Flooring of Yorktown

    Business Profile: Absolute Flooring of Yorktown

    This is a special year for Absolute Flooring of Yorktown because it is celebrating its 30th anniversary. In October of 1986, Stormville resident Mary Fellbusch and her husband, Peter, originally opened the store on Crompond Road (Route 202). “My husband was an installer and he was doing a lot of commercial work and we decided […]

  • Op-ed: Senior Center at Butterfield Good Deal for Seniors, County

    Op-ed: Senior Center at Butterfield Good Deal for Seniors, County

    By Carl Albano In my opinion, misleading information has been distributed to the public regarding the Butterfield Senior Center project. I find it discouraging that the majority of complaints about this well intentioned County project come from residents in the very area it is designed to serve. Fortunately, it is a small minority who have […]

  • Revisions, But Not All, to Butterfield Lease Approved Again

    Revisions, But Not All, to Butterfield Lease Approved Again

    Another round of the lease that would guarantee a senior center in Cold Spring at the Butterfield redevelopment was approved by the Putnam County Legislature, but not before more heated debate between the nine-person body took place. After a minor revision couldn’t be voted on because one lawmaker would not accept the additional change, the […]

  • Greeley High School Protestors Call for McKay’s Resignation

    Greeley High School Protestors Call for McKay’s Resignation

    By Andrew Vitelli Criticizing the district’s response to allegations of sexual abuse by former high school drama teacher Christopher Schraufnagel, Chappaqua parents protested outside the district’s administration building Monday morning and called for Superintendent Dr. Lyn McKay to resign. “We feel that our district needs new leadership,” said Julia Abitanta, one of the parents who […]

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