• Hen Hud Schools in Lockdown for Second Day as Police Investigate Threat

        Several schools in the Hendrick Hudson School District were placed in lockdown Wednesday afternoon for the second straight day after an anonymous phone threat was made. According to information released by Superintendent of Schools Joseph Hochreiter, an unidentified man called the high school at 1:45 p.m. wanting money. An earlier report stated the […]

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      Grapevine: What’s Behind the Label on a Bottle of Wine?

      When shopping for the produce and/or meats necessary to prepare an at-home meal, consumers are increasingly aware of the nutritional and health values of unprocessed ingredients. Many products contain nutrition and ingredient information on government-mandated food labels. But what of the produce and meats in supermarkets? Current regulations are not always effective in food labelling. […]

    • Business Profile: Yorktown Pharmacy

      Business Profile: Yorktown Pharmacy

      Raj Venkat has continued a long tradition in northern Westchester by owning the Yorktown Pharmacy for the past 11 years. The store has been in business since 1930. It is a throwback to the locally owned drug stores that were common before CVS and other chains began to dominate the market. Venkat purchased the store […]

    • Mount Kisco Woman Arrested on Felony Drug Charge

      Mount Kisco Woman Arrested on Felony Drug Charge

      A Mount Kisco woman was arrested on Monday morning after she accepted a delivery of seven ounces of cocaine at her Boltis Street home. Evelin Rivera, 34, was taken into custody at 9:55 a.m. after she accepted a package, which contained several hardcover books and other items. The cocaine was concealed in thin envelopes placed […]

    • Woodlands shocks No. 1 Bronxville, 25-22; Falcons to face Rye Neck in Class C final

      Woodlands shocks No. 1 Bronxville, 25-22; Falcons to face Rye Neck in Class C final

      By Skip Pearlman The Woodlands High Falcons proved they are part escape artist and part prizefighter in Saturday’s Class C semifinal showdown against Bronxville. The Falcons, somehow, took every punch the Broncos threw at them – and there were plenty. And Woodlands managed to escape jam after jam throughout the contest. Every time it looked […]

    • Harrison volleyball team tops Somers in first round; set to face Panas

      Harrison volleyball team tops Somers in first round; set to face Panas

      By Skip Pearlman The No. 6 seed Harrison High volleyball team took care of business in the first round of the playoffs last Friday, beating 11th seed Somers in four sets in a match played at Harrison High School. The Huskies (13-5), were set to take on No. 3 seed Walter Panas today (Tuesday) at […]

    • Harrison football team has its way with Pearl River in 46-14 romp

      Harrison football team has its way with Pearl River in 46-14 romp

        By Skip Pearlman After going three-and-out on their first possession of Saturday’s game, the Huskies of Harrison High put it in high gear and never looked back in a 46-14 whipping of Pearl River in a non-playoff game at Pearl River. Harrison (3-5) got contributions from several sources. Senior quarterback Joe Nannariello had a […]

    • Panthers’ Reign as Sectional Champs Comes to a Bitter End

      Panthers’ Reign as Sectional Champs Comes to a Bitter End

      By Andy Jacobs John Tucci stood with his Pleasantville teammates near the line of scrimmage on Saturday afternoon, dejectedly awaiting one of the finals snaps of the Section 1, Class B semifinal playoff game at Nanuet High School. The Panthers’ big defensive tackle had an anguished look on his face, a uniform completely covered in […]

    • Briarcliff Romps to an Easy Win Over Croton in Playoff Opener

      Briarcliff Romps to an Easy Win Over Croton in Playoff Opener

      By Monica D’Ippolito The Briarcliff girls’ soccer team started its much anticipated playoff run early Saturday and certainly seemed up to the task, overpowering 15th-seeded Croton-Harmon 7-0 to convincingly move on to the next round of the Class B sectionals. “I mean, obviously to get a win under your belt is important,” Bears coach Owen […]

    • Valhalla Hangs On to Defeat the Panthers in Playoff Opener

      Valhalla Hangs On to Defeat the Panthers in Playoff Opener

      By Monica D’Ippolito The first round of Class B sectionals pitted ninth-seeded Pleasantville against eighth-seeded Valhalla on Friday evening. An even matchup, it was the Vikings who exploited more scoring chances and ultimately came out with the 2-1 victory. “I told them I was very proud,” Panthers coach Savvas Kyriakidis said afterwards. “We knew it […]

    • Quakers Fall in the Quarterfinals to Top-Seeded John Jay

      Quakers Fall in the Quarterfinals to Top-Seeded John Jay

      By Andy Jacobs With two of the most talented quarterbacks in all of Section One taking turns calling signals on Saturday evening, the Class AA quarterfinal playoff game between Horace Greeley and host John Jay figured to produce plenty of fireworks. And it did. By the time the smoke cleared, Ryan Schumacher and the rest […]

    • 'Tough' and 'Impatient' Cuomo Looks to Win Second Term

      ‘Tough’ and ‘Impatient’ Cuomo Looks to Win Second Term

      Watch Gov. Andrew Cuomo give a speech on television or hold a press conference in person, it’s hard not to be impressed. There’s a command and a presence that many don’t have even at the highest levels of government. However, in cynical times, especially when it comes to politicians, it’s easy to wonder how much […]

    • Locals Praise Astorino’s Concern for Community

      Locals Praise Astorino’s Concern for Community

      Political Success, Gubernatorial Run Hasn’t Changed County Exec County Executive Rob Astorino may be behind in the polls in next week’s gubernatorial race, but local residents who know him best and have followed his political career since high school aren’t counting him out yet. Growing up in Thornwood, Astorino attended Westlake High School, where he […]

    • 40th State Senate District: Justin Wagner

      40th State Senate District: Justin Wagner

      Two years ago, Croton-on-Hudson resident Justin Wagner came within two percentage points of upsetting State Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I/Patterson) in the 40th District, the closest race in the state involving an incumbent. The 33-year-old Democrat has returned this year for another shot at the same seat, this time against Yorktown Councilman Terrence Murphy after Ball […]

    • 40th State Senate District: Terrence Murphy

      40th State Senate District: Terrence Murphy

      Serving people is something Terrence Murphy takes pride in all aspects of his life. “I’ll never get tired of serving the community. It’s something I do every day as a health care provider,” said Murphy, a chiropractor who has operated Yorktown Health and Wellness Center on Commerce Street since 1999. “There’s some DNA involved in […]

    • Mezzancello Looking to Make Jump to Town Board in No. Castle

      Mezzancello Looking to Make Jump to Town Board in No. Castle

      Since he arrived in Armonk 30 years ago, Guy Mezzancello has been consistently active in the Town of North Castle. Whether it was assuming the commissionership of the Armonk Baseball League or putting up lights at Community Field, the electrical contractor said he’s always given back to the community. In 2009, Mezzancello, 57, was one […]

    • North Castle's Berra Looks to Continue Service on Town Board

      North Castle’s Berra Looks to Continue Service on Town Board

      North Castle Councilman Jose Berra may not have taken a traditional path to the town board but it didn’t take long for the 25-year Armonk resident to get acclimated once called upon to serve. After finishing third in last year’s town board race for two seats, Berra was unanimously appointed in January to fill the […]

    • Latimer Looks to Fend Off Challenge in First Senate Re-election Bid

      Latimer Looks to Fend Off Challenge in First Senate Re-election Bid

      Politics can be a rough-and-tumble business no matter what level of government. In his first re-election bid to hold onto the 37th Senate District seat that he gained in a tough campaign against Bob Cohen two years ago, George Latimer faces first-time candidate Joseph Dillon, a bit of a surprise entry last summer. He said […]

    • Dillon Looks to Bring Fresh Approach to State, 37th Senate District

      Dillon Looks to Bring Fresh Approach to State, 37th Senate District

      Joseph Dillon has had a varied career in private and public sectors that has given him a definite perspective on how government should operate. He was senior vice president of global policy for Visa and served as a senior adviser and chief of staff to the undersecretary for domestic finance in the U.S. Department of […]

    • Helping Constituents Biggest Thrill as Lowey Seeks 14th Term

      Helping Constituents Biggest Thrill as Lowey Seeks 14th Term

      Rep. Nita Lowey may be completing her 26th year in the House of Representatives but she hasn’t lost her zest and passion for serving the country and residents of her district. During another grueling campaign, where despite her experience she refuses to take the outcome for granted, Lowey, 78, rises early to greet commuters at […]

    • Challenger Day Ready to Tackle Big Challenges for 17th C.D. District

      Challenger Day Ready to Tackle Big Challenges for 17th C.D. District

      This year’s race for the 17th Congressional District seat may be Chris Day’s first candidacy for public office, but he’s no political neophyte. Last fall he managed the successful race waged by his father, Rockland County Executive Ed Day, and was planning to do the same for a would-be candidate who was set to take […]

    • Terence Guerriere Makes a Second Bid For a Seat on the White Plains Council

      Terence Guerriere Makes a Second Bid For a Seat on the White Plains Council

      Terence Guerriere, a life-long resident of White Plains, and well-known citizen on the front lines of neighborhood activism, has once again obtained the endorsement of the Republican Party and is running on their line in a special election against Common Council appointee and incumbent Nadine Hunt-Robinson. Facing a fully Democrat Council and a heavy Democrat […]

    • Abinanti Pursues Increased Fairness in Bid to Hold 92nd District Assembly Seat

      Abinanti Pursues Increased Fairness in Bid to Hold 92nd District Assembly Seat

      Calling himself an issue-oriented progressive Democrat with the endorsement of the Working Families Party, Tom Abinanti wants to see fairness return to politics and governance in New York State. In seeking re-election to the 92nd Assembly District, which includes Greenburgh and Mount Pleasant, he does not agree with everything the state’s current administration is doing. […]

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