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  • Business Profile: Super Star Signs and More, Mahopac

    Business Profile: Super Star Signs and More, Mahopac

    Only 20-years-old, newly minted business owner Nick Luposello is proving his natural knack for creativity and self-motivation easily outweighs how old–or how young he might be. While he can’t buy an alcoholic beverage just yet, Luposello’s talent to create eye-catching signs and stickers has proven all he needs as Super Star Signs and More continues […]

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    Grapevine: A Guided Tour of the Evolving Restaurant Beverage List

    Remember the wine lists of the 20th century? It was as if an invisible hand crafted the lists of every Italian neighborhood restaurant, every French bistro and every steakhouse. This monotonous uniformity fit the moment in Americans’ wine education. Offer them what they were comfortable with; don’t undermine their selections with wines contrary to their […]

  • 2014-15 Male Athlete of the Year

    2014-15 Male Athlete of the Year

    Heart & Soul Separates Baker, Makes Him Best He Can Be On the surface, Yorktown High senior Ryan Baker doesn’t look like a kid who might play a vital role in a NYS lacrosse championship, two Section 1 and Region 1 lacrosse titles and a Section 1 football title bid. When he first burst on […]

  • Business Profile: Retro Fitness, Cortlandt

    Business Profile: Retro Fitness, Cortlandt

    Tappan resident Adolfo Godinez emphasizes there is only one thing retro about Retro Fitness. “Retro Fitness is retro price, modern gym,” Godinez, general manager of the new facility in Cortlandt, said last week. The Cortlandt Retro Fitness opened on East Main Street on June 25 in the former location of Party Stop. “We thought that […]

  • Home Guru: How I Added Pizzazz to My Home With Custom Lighting

    Home Guru: How I Added Pizzazz to My Home With Custom Lighting

    By Bill Primavera – When I was in college, I appeared in a play called “The Madwoman of Chaillot” by Jean Giraudoux with the actress Linda Lavin, who would later go on to achieve fame as “Alice” on television. Most stunning about that production, as I recall, were the amazing effects achieved by its lighting director, […]

  • Child Pornographer Behind Bars

    Child Pornographer Behind Bars

    Michael Eisenberg (DOB 5/7/86) of 1 Park Avenue, Eastchester, pled guilty to promotion and possession of child pornography. On February 4, 2015 investigators from the District Attorney’s office received a Cyber Tip Report from the New York State Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force. They traced the computer’s IP Address to a location in […]

  • Interfaith Service Affirms Racial Equality and Dignity

    Interfaith Service Affirms Racial Equality and Dignity

    The Mount Hope AME Zion Church on Lake Street in White Plains was packed with hundreds of people Sunday afternoon as members of religious organizations around Westchester gathered together for an interfaith service to affirm racial equality and dignity and to remember the nine people shot and killed at Emanuel AME Church, Charleston, SC, last […]

  • Business of the Week: Travelers Rest, Ossining

    Business of the Week: Travelers Rest, Ossining

    There’s a lot of history within the walls of Travelers Rest, a Westchester County landmark that was once a popular stopping-off point for stagecoach travelers making their way to New York City in the late 1880s. Today, it’s a popular Continental-German restaurant run by Tina and Gary Langner, who have owned the establishment since 1961. […]

  • Mt. Kisco, No. Castle Volunteers Clean Up Shores of Byram Lake

    Mt. Kisco, No. Castle Volunteers Clean Up Shores of Byram Lake

    About 20 Mount Kisco and North Castle residents collaborated Saturday morning to pick up garbage around Byram Lake, which serves as Mount Kisco’s water supply. The small crew of volunteers, armed with gloves and large trash bags, picked up bottles, cans, wrappers, plastic bags and any other litter they could find during the first Restore […]

  • The Restaurant Examiner: La Panetière in Rye Plans “Bastille Day” Celebration Dinner

    The Restaurant Examiner: La Panetière in Rye Plans “Bastille Day” Celebration Dinner

    France’s equivalent of America’s Independence Day is its famous national holiday “Bastille Day” — celebrated every year on the fourteenth of July. In Paris, a spectacular Bastille Day parade begins at the Arc de Triomphe, continues down the Champs-Élysées, and ends at the Place de la Concorde. Late-night fireworks and lights dazzle onlookers at the […]

  • NYS Assembly Passes Nicholas’ Law Requiring Greater Gun Safety

    NYS Assembly Passes Nicholas’ Law Requiring Greater Gun Safety

    Nicholas’s Law, also known as A.53, was passed last week by the New York State Assembly. The legislation would require gun owners to store or lock their guns when not in their immediate possession or control in order to prevent accidental shootings, suicides and gun thefts. The bill was presented by Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale). […]

  • Yorktown Lions Free Summer Concert Series Lineup

    Yorktown Lions Free Summer Concert Series Lineup

    The Yorktown Lions Club has finalized its lineup for the 2015 Yorktown Lions Free Summer Concert Series to be held at the Jack Devito/Veterans Memorial Park on Veteran’s Road in Yorktown this summer. The Lions use the concerts to sell sponsorships and ads in their journal to raise funds for their work in the community. […]

  • Bedford Councilman Announces BOL Candidacy

    Bedford Councilman Announces BOL Candidacy

    Veteran Bedford Councilman Francis Corcoran (R-C) announced his candidacy Thursday morning for the Westchester County Board of Legislators seat. Corcoran, 52, will be opposed by Democratic Mount Kisco village Trustee Karen Schleimer. They will vie for the seat that was vacated by former Legislator Peter Harckham earlier this month. “Family, community and service are the […]

  • Somers Boutique Adds Women’s Fashion and Accessories

    Somers Boutique Adds Women’s Fashion and Accessories

    Somers Custom Framing & Gifts has been a popular shopping destination for more than eight years. But while the boutique continues to offer framing services and a variety of gift items it has also increased its offerings of women’s clothing and accessories for the past two years. “Now we have a customer base, so we’re […]

  • Nick Antonaccio

    Grapevine: Beware the Many Faces of Media Hyperbole

    In this age of instant news, instant data availability and instant gratification, I am suspect of most information that crosses the screens of my multiple electronic devices. So much of the rhetoric on the internet, upon investigation, is ultimately opinion, not fact. It is increasingly difficult to discern between the two. To make matters worse, […]

  • Meals On Wheels of White Plains is Looking for a Few Good Men and Women

    Meals On Wheels of White Plains is Looking for a Few Good Men and Women

    The openings are for volunteer drivers and deliverers to be available as alternates one or two days a week. The benefits are a tremendous sense of satisfaction and a new set of wonderful friends, according to the Meals on Wheels of White Plains volunteers we met with last week. Since 1979, the organization has been […]

  • Potential Greenburgh Developer Gets Proactive in Defense of Housing Project

    Potential Greenburgh Developer Gets Proactive in Defense of Housing Project

    New York State and especially Westchester County have been identified nationally as an attractive location for technology companies looking to relocate or even develop from the bottom up. With NYS tax incentives for tech companies very attractive, a big step in corporate relocation is the ability to house its employees – and that seems to […]

  • Putnam Valley Working to Reopen Spur Beach

    Putnam Valley Working to Reopen Spur Beach

    The Putnam Valley town board voted unanimously to spend $100 to begin the process of potentially reopening Spur Beach on Roaring Brook Road. The funds will pay for the services of engineer John Carroll Jr., who is working with Putnam County to reopen the beach. The beach was closed by the county health department on […]

  • Ossining Man Arrested for Bomb Threats Against Pace University

    Ossining Man Arrested for Bomb Threats Against Pace University

    A 52-year-old Ossining man was arrested last Thursday by Mount Pleasant police for making threats to bomb buildings at Pace University’s Pleasantville campus. The suspect, Ernest Brown of 237 Spring St., was a former clerical worker at the school and was reportedly upset after he was dismissed from his position, said Mount Pleasant police Lt. […]

  • Sports: PERFECT PLAYCEMENT Might be Right for You

    Sports: PERFECT PLAYCEMENT Might be Right for You

    So I’m talking with my California-based buddy Mark Leinweaver – a 1990s Yorktown High grad who I covered during his baseball heyday under former Yorktown Coach Bob Sarro, who guided the Huskers to their second Section 1 title back in 1995 (1969 the other). Marky-Mark is telling me about this company he’s started called “PERFECT […]

  • P’ville to Hold Hearing on Energy Buying Law Despite Complications

    P’ville to Hold Hearing on Energy Buying Law Despite Complications

    Disagreement persists among Pleasantville Village Board members regarding the language of a proposed law that would grant the village authority to participate in a community choice aggregation energy-buying program through Sustainable Westchester. In May, the board approved a resolution to enable the village to participate in the program in hopes of saving residents money on […]

  • ‘Pied Piper of Cold Spring’ Silenced by Village Board

    ‘Pied Piper of Cold Spring’ Silenced by Village Board

    By Janine Bowen A Westchester musician is still trying to share his music with the people of Cold Spring after the town forced him to stop playing earlier this spring. Matt Miller, 66, had been playing his guitar in Dockside Park for quite some time before he was found to be in violation of town […]

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