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  • A Call for Safer Playing Fields at Pleasantville's Schools is Prudent

    A Call for Safer Playing Fields at Pleasantville’s Schools is Prudent

    By Matthew K. Finkelstein, Esq. and Alicia (Aliki) Samios, Esq. The Pleasantville Union Free School District is in the process of replacing the synthetic turf fields at Bedford Road School (BRS) and at the high school track, which have been in place for over 10 years and are degrading. These fields consist of a “carpet” […]

  • Mt. Kisco Boutique Owner Opens Her Store for Talented Artist

    Mt. Kisco Boutique Owner Opens Her Store for Talented Artist

    Cathy Deutsch had always wanted to use some of the empty wall space in her Mount Kisco boutique as a place to hang artwork. The owner of Tiger Lily on East Main Street turned to one of the best people she knows to make that dream a reality–at least temporarily. Deutsch’s longtime friend, who goes […]

  • Falcons’ season comes to an end in Class C state quarterfinal, as Millbrook rolls to 42-23 win

    Falcons’ season comes to an end in Class C state quarterfinal, as Millbrook rolls to 42-23 win

    By Skip Pearlman Coach Mike Meade and his Woodlands Falcons football team knew they would be in for a battle in Saturday’s Class C regional game against Section 9 champion Millbrook. And the Blazers were all they promised to be – and more – moving up and down the field like a well-oiled machine, on […]

  • All the Ladies in the House Say, Hey! - Duchesses of Haldane, Lakeland, Somers Representing at States

    All the Ladies in the House Say, Hey! – Duchesses of Haldane, Lakeland, Somers Representing at States

    By Ray Gallagher Examiner Sports Editor I can’t remember a time when the young gals of Northern Westchester and Putnam County were the leading ladies on three separate stages; fashioning three NYSPHSAA championships in soccer (2) and field hockey while placing a state runner-up in volleyball. I’m doing this a quarter of a century and […]

  • Bobcats’ State Title Hopes Dashed in an Overtime Thriller

    Bobcats’ State Title Hopes Dashed in an Overtime Thriller

    By Monica D’Ippolito After 80 minutes of regulation play and nearly 10 more in pressure-packed overtime, Byram Hills and Greece Athena were still knotted at a goal apiece early Saturday afternoon. In an instant, though, that would change, leaving the Section 5 champion Trojans delirious and the Bobcats in despair. The Trojans had managed to […]

  • Business Profile: CoZi’s Barber Shop, Mahopac

    Business Profile: CoZi’s Barber Shop, Mahopac

    Bobby Cobelli-Zizolfo believes every barbershop owner has a distinct vision for his shop. Cobelli-Zizolfo wants to foster a place where “gentlemen of all ages” can come in, relax, socialize with each other, listen to great music, and get a great haircut. He wants it to be a center of the community. “When you think about […]

  • P'ville Trustees, State School Boards Group Look to Reconcile on Key Issues

    P’ville Trustees, State School Boards Group Look to Reconcile on Key Issues

    The Pleasantville School District and the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) this week tried to resolve disagreements that have recently surfaced on key education issues that has seen the board of education publicly challenge the organization. Timothy Kremer, NYSSBA’s executive director, and trustees discussed concerns at Tuesday night’s board meeting that district officials […]

  • Business Profile: The Little Party Shop, Mohegan Lake

    Business Profile: The Little Party Shop, Mohegan Lake

    Putnam Valley resident Michelle Cavanaugh has been planning parties and selling her handcrafted items for years via the Internet. But in a break in the usual pattern used for businesses, Cavanaugh decided to open a brick and mortar business after selling her products and services via the World Wide Web. Cavanaugh, who last week described […]

  • Nick Antonaccio

    Grapevine: To Breathe or Not to Breathe

    Most wines on retail shelves should be drunk young; by that I mean as soon as you open the bottle. The reason: oxidation is as inevitable as climate change – whether or not we accept the scientific premise of each. Think of what happens to a sliced apple when exposed to air. Shelf–or countertop–life is […]

  • Sacrifice of Veterans Throughout the Generations Hits Home

    Sacrifice of Veterans Throughout the Generations Hits Home

    By Michelle Falkenstein After joining the Navy in the summer of 1918, Nathan Goldstein wrote home frequently from training camp in Newport, R.I. His letters begin cheerfully: “Dear Pop: I am in the best of health and hope that you and Ma and everybody else is the same.” He lists the clothes and other supplies […]

  • Home Guru: Caulk Now to Keep the Drafts Away this Winter

    Home Guru: Caulk Now to Keep the Drafts Away this Winter

    By Bill Primavera Isn’t it funny how we each perceive situations differently depending on our circumstances? One of the ways I ease out from a hectic schedule is to watch classic movies on TCM or view reruns of only a very few favorite television series on Netflix. My absolute favorite is “Breaking Bad.” Remember the […]

  • Greenburgh’s Fee-based Solution to Plastic Bags

    Greenburgh’s Fee-based Solution to Plastic Bags

    With agencies across the country considering banning the use of plastic bags, even Westchester County now looking at legislation to curtail their use, Greenburgh’s Conservation Advisory Council has come up with its own solution. In a report submitted to the Town Board in late October, the CAC recommended a multi-pronged approach and a fee, not […]

  • Electrical Wiring Jeopardizes Latest Chap Train Station Eatery Plan

    Electrical Wiring Jeopardizes Latest Chap Train Station Eatery Plan

    The restaurateur who responded to the latest New Castle bid proposal to bring a food establishment to the Chappaqua train station has informed officials that the building’s electrical capacity may be insufficient to host a commercial entity. Chappaqua resident Peter Chase, who made a recent presentation about his plan for the 112-year-old town-owned building, said […]

  • Oliverio ‘Definitely’ Running for Putnam Valley Supervisor

    Oliverio ‘Definitely’ Running for Putnam Valley Supervisor

    Fresh off a failed run for county executive and set to leave the Putnam County Legislature at the end of the year, Sam Oliverio’s political life isn’t up just yet. In an interview, Oliverio, a Democrat, confirmed he is “definitely” running for the office of Putnam Valley Supervisor in 2015 with current officeholder Bob Tendy, […]

  • Business of the Week Townhouse Diner, North White Plains

    Business of the Week Townhouse Diner, North White Plains

    What was once the North Castle Diner on Route 22 in North White Plains has been transformed into a bustling new eatery called the Townhouse Diner. Proprietors Irene and Gus Koutros opened in August with a completely different-looking restaurant that is bright, tastefully decorated and a great neighborhood place to eat. For the couple, this […]

  • Vote on Toll Brothers' P'ville Project Expected Next Month

    Vote on Toll Brothers’ P’ville Project Expected Next Month

    A vote on Toll Brothers’ proposed 68-unit townhouse project on Pleasantville’s Washington Avenue is anticipated in December. At the Nov. 12 meeting of the village’s Planning Commission, board members agreed to place a resolution on their Dec. 10 agenda which would grant the applicant final approval. The commission reviewed the final plat for the project […]

  • Mt. Pleasant Schools Bond Resoundingly Rejected by Voters

    Mt. Pleasant Schools Bond Resoundingly Rejected by Voters

    A $55,855,000 bond to fund major renovations at the Mount Pleasant School District’s high school and middle school was badly defeated by voters on Saturday. With all votes, including absentee ballots, counted shortly after 9 p.m., the proposition failed 1,629-713. Two top school officials agreed that the bond’s hefty price tag was likely the main […]

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    Grapevine: A Vicarious Tour Through the Hills of Piedmont

    There are certain producers that I’ve come to admire over the years that I’ve been consuming wines. What started out as a long list has been whittled down to a rather select few. Most of them are French (Burgundy and Bordeaux) and Italian (predominantly from Piedmont and Tuscany). Although the group is rather small, there […]

  • 66th Annual Cheerleading Invitational at County Center

    66th Annual Cheerleading Invitational at County Center

    In the first year of competition since being designated an interscholastic, competitive sport in New York State, more than 1,000 cheerleaders representing high schools and middle schools from Westchester and surrounding counties will vie for top honors during the 66th Annual Westchester County Cheerleading Invitational on Monday and Tuesday, November 17 and 18, at the […]

  • Shared Services, Athletic Fields Focus of Joint P'ville Boards Session

    Shared Services, Athletic Fields Focus of Joint P’ville Boards Session

    Shared services and improving athletic fields dominated conversation at the Nov. 4 joint meeting of the Pleasantville Board of Education and village board. District and village officials explored new ways to save money through shared services to meet Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s requirements for a tax refund. Schools and municipalities must submit an efficiency plan by […]

  • Along Comes '60s Hit Makers The Association at Peekskill's Paramount

    Along Comes ’60s Hit Makers The Association at Peekskill’s Paramount

    By Jacob Kussmaul –  For nearly 50 years, The Association’s unique blend of close harmonies, large-than-life production techniques and indelible hooks has helped the Los Angeles-based band sustain widespread popularity. The Association, most remembered for crafting such classics as “Along Comes Mary,” “Never My Love” and “Windy,” is nearing the end of its 2014 tour […]

  • Voters Crush Ward System Propositions in North Castle

    Voters Crush Ward System Propositions in North Castle

    North Castle voters overwhelmingly rejected a proposition Thursday by a more than five-to-one margin to establish a ward system of representation in town. The public crushed the proposition 2,181-398, according to unofficial tallies at about 10 p.m. A second proposition asking residents whether they wanted to increase the number of council seats from four to […]

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