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  • Business Profile: The Daily Moos, Yorktown

    Business Profile: The Daily Moos, Yorktown

    Mahopac resident Frank Realbuta and Dutchess Count resident Robert Covone, co-owners of The Daily Bagel in Yorktown, wanted to give local residents a new place to enjoy soft serve ice cream so they opened The Daily Moos in an adjacent stand on Route 202 on July 4. “There’s no soft serve in the area,” Realbuta […]

  • Home Guru: Safety Tips to Keep in Mind When Working (or Playing) Outside

    Home Guru: Safety Tips to Keep in Mind When Working (or Playing) Outside

    By Bill Primavera – Some years ago I wrote about a freak accident I experienced at my pool that was really dramatic. It led to my being more aware of taking precautions to avoid getting hurt when working or playing outside the home. Just this week, another incident prompted me to remind myself and readers of […]

  • County Continues to Review Valhalla North 60 Lease Info

    County Continues to Review Valhalla North 60 Lease Info

    Westchester County Board of Legislators Chairman Michael Kaplowitz (D-Somers) said last week that lawmakers are extensively reviewing the lease for the proposed North 60 biomedical project and exercising due diligence for such a major project. There is no date set for the Board of Legislators to vote on a lease agreement, Kaplowitz said. The board’s […]

  • Tops Supermarket to Replace Hannaford in Putnam Plaza

    Tops Supermarket to Replace Hannaford in Putnam Plaza

    Though it’s unclear when, it’s a forgone conclusion that the Hannaford Supermarket in Carmel will soon be replaced with another supermarket chain. In a press release, Tops Markets confirmed it has entered into an agreement to purchase the Hannaford located in Putnam Plaza, along with four other stores in the Hudson Valley. Tops intends to […]

  • Expert Stresses Importance of Dignity in Fighting Drug Abuse

    Expert Stresses Importance of Dignity in Fighting Drug Abuse

        By Michael Giuliano   In a society where drug use has skyrocketed, Dr. Debbie Weinstock of the Dignity Initiative believes that drug abuse prevention can never be taught “too early.” In a presentation on July 20 in Yorktown, Weinstock demonstrated how creating a stable parenting foundation could minimize the temptation for future drug […]

  • Mobile Passport Unit at North Castle Town Hall Monday

    Mobile Passport Unit at North Castle Town Hall Monday

    As new passport requirements go into effect, Westchester County Clerk Timothy Idoni reminds North Castle residents that his staff will be visiting Town Hall, located at 15 Bedford Rd. in Armonk, on Monday, July 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to process passport applications. Passports are a necessary document for those who travel outside […]

  • Extended Hours at County Pools During Heat Wave

    Extended Hours at County Pools During Heat Wave

    With back-to-back hot, humid days forecast for the weekend, Westchester County has extended the hours at county-operated swimming areas by one hour today (Saturday) and Sunday, July 23 and 24. The following swimming areas will be open from 11 a.m. to the extended time 7:30 p.m., with no admittance after 7 p.m., both Saturday and Sunday: Saxon Woods […]

  • New Castle Agrees to Take Wallace Auditorium at Chap Crossing

    New Castle Agrees to Take Wallace Auditorium at Chap Crossing

    The New Castle Town Board voted Tuesday night to accept the Wallace Auditorium at Chappaqua Crossing from property owner and developer Summit/Greenfield despite at least several hundred thousand dollars of needed improvements. The decision by officials to assume ownership of the 30-year-old, 400-seat facility comes with the hope that it will provide the town with […]

  • Business Profile: Chris Automotive, Carmel

    Business Profile: Chris Automotive, Carmel

    When Chris Rini first opened Chris Automotive, he had a dream of being the best car service shop in town. He never dreamt he’d be this big though and still around 25 years later. “For the first year in, I didn’t know if I was going to make it five years” Rini said. “I’ve dedicated […]

  • Lauren O’Connor Keeping Rec Softball a Competitive and Fun Activity

    Lauren O’Connor Keeping Rec Softball a Competitive and Fun Activity

    Frank Mageletta, the longtime White Plains Recreation Department Supervisor retired last year after over 26 years of service to the White Plains community. For 15 of those years, Magaletta was the Supervisor of the popular White Plains Recreation Softball Leagues, which grew in popularity under his tenure. Nonetheless, White Plains Recreation Softball was left in […]

  • Brewster School Board Taps New School Chief

    Brewster School Board Taps New School Chief

    Hiring from within the district, the Brewster Board of Education selected Dr. Valerie Henning-Piedmonte to lead the Brewster school system after it officially appointed her superintendent of schools on July 14. During a special board meeting held at 8 a.m., the school board unanimously picked Henning-Piedmonte as the next superintendent of schools starting on August 1. […]

  • Mt. Pleasant Municipal Pool to Reopen Saturday After Child is Injured

    Mt. Pleasant Municipal Pool to Reopen Saturday After Child is Injured

    The Mount Pleasant town pool is scheduled to reopen on Saturday, three days after a six-year-old boy had his finger caught in a pool jet for about four hours. The town’s Recreation Department informed residents Friday afternoon that all pools at the town pool complex located at 125 Lozza Drive in Valhalla are ready for full use for the […]

  • Questions Surround Future of Sober Living Home in Yorktown

    Questions Surround Future of Sober Living Home in Yorktown

      Is the sober living home on Underhill Avenue in Yorktown looking to change direction a little more than a year after opening? While one of the principal owners of Constellations Recovery, Tom McCrossan, declined to comment last week on speculation in the neighborhood that something was in the works since there had been no […]

  • White Plains Rally Calls for Police Accountability

    White Plains Rally Calls for Police Accountability

    By Andrew Vitelli – Protestors marched alongside police and city and state officials last week, as hundreds attended a White Plains march calling for police reform following the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. “We must eliminate the insanity of the continual racism that is destroying America,” Rev. Franklyn Richardson of the Grace Baptist Church […]

  • White Plains Visited by Alexander Hamilton Direct Descendant

    White Plains Visited by Alexander Hamilton Direct Descendant

    With a Broadway production about Alexander Hamilton making it big and bringing attention to one of our country’s most notorious founding fathers, White Plains became a focal point this past weekend of an historic tour. A direct descendant of Alexander Hamilton visited the historic Purdy House and the White Plains Public Library Sunday to view […]

  • ‘The Wizard of Oz’ Touches Down at Westmoreland Sanctuary

    ‘The Wizard of Oz’ Touches Down at Westmoreland Sanctuary

    The Westmoreland Sanctuary Nature Center & Wildlife Preserve in Mount Kisco is known for its educational programs and 640 acres of wilderness that are open to the public, but it has also become known for family-friendly outdoor theater productions. On the heels of being named “Best Theater Under the Sky” by Westchester Magazine for last […]

  • Rich Get Richer as Espinoza-Hunter Returns to Ossining

    Rich Get Richer as Espinoza-Hunter Returns to Ossining

    So the rich just got a little richer last week when four-time reigning NYS Class AA girls’ basketball champion Ossining High discovered that hoops sensation Andra Espinoza-Hunter transferred back to Ossining after a three-year stint at the Blair Academy in New Jersey, a prestigious basketball powerhouse where she secured All-State selections in 2015 and 2016. […]

  • The Home Guru Column: Observations About the Most Essential of Household Fixtures

    The Home Guru Column: Observations About the Most Essential of Household Fixtures

    By Bill Primavera – Have you ever had the experience when someone recalls something you’ve said quite clearly while you’ve totally forgotten it? I was amused at a recent showing of a new condo when my client was disappointed to find that all three bathrooms featured round toilet bowls, rather than the elongated models. “They should […]

  • Business of the Week: Zion Memorial Chapel, Mamaroneck

    Business of the Week: Zion Memorial Chapel, Mamaroneck

    Zion Memorial Chapel is celebrating 20 years as Westchester County’s only full-service funeral home dedicated to the Jewish community exclusively. Located on the Boston Post Road in Mamaroneck, the unique facility is managed by Jennifer Graziano, a licensed funeral director, who says she feels called to serve clients through all aspects of the funeral planning […]

  • Harrison PD Honored for Heroin Arrests; Announce New Drug Program

    Harrison PD Honored for Heroin Arrests; Announce New Drug Program

    Harrison Police Chief Anthony Marraccini announced Tuesday that citizens will be able to turn in drugs and drug paraphernalia to his department without threat of arrest and prosecution to end the scourge of drug-related deaths. Marraccini made the statement as the department was honored Tuesday by state Sen. George Latimer (D-Rye) and Assemblyman David Buchwald […]

  • North Castle Receives Luxury Apartment Rezoning Request

    North Castle Receives Luxury Apartment Rezoning Request

    The North Castle Town Board officially received the rezoning request last week and declared its intent to be lead agency for a proposed 200-unit luxury apartment building in North White Plains. Representatives for JMF Properties, LLC of Whippany, N.J., the developer of the proposed project called The Vue on 22 acres of the Jennie Clarkson […]

  • Liquor Store Owner Flushed Out by New Central Fire Station

    Liquor Store Owner Flushed Out by New Central Fire Station

      Six years exactly to the day he acquired Panio Wines and Liquors, David Pacchiana reluctantly had to relocate his business to an empty storefront near Rite Aid and Antonio’s Pizzeria in the Crossroads Shopping Center in Peekskill. Pacchiana, a resident of Cortlandt, had a lease with the City of Peekskill to stay put where […]

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