• Digging Out from Blizzard 2015

    Governor Cuomo has lifted the driving ban on New York State roads, however, caution is still advised. Bee-Line Bus and Paratransit service is not operating today, Tuesday, January 27. Normal service is expected to resume on a regular weekday schedule tomorrow morning, providing road conditions permit safe operations. The Westchester County Airport is open.  In inclement weather, […]

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    • Business Profile: Upper Crust Pizza & Wings, Cortlandt

      Business Profile: Upper Crust Pizza & Wings, Cortlandt

      Montrose resident Chris Weisman knows his dough. Last week he explained the origins of the term “upper crust.” “Back in the days, when you had guests over for dinner you would serve your workers the burnt part of the bread. You’d serve the family the middle part and you’d serve your guests the upper crust,” […]

    • Nick Antonaccio

      Grapevine: Analyzing This Year’s Super Bowl From a Culinary Perspective

      Super Bowl Sunday brings together friends and family to indulge in the biggest junk food day of the year. Once a year we indulge guilt-free in those waist-widening, artery-clogging foods we try to fastidiously avoid all year. And what better way to wash down those calories and fat than with your favorite beverage. But what […]

    • NY Rangers Assist Initiative Helps Refurbish Playland Ice Casino

      NY Rangers Assist Initiative Helps Refurbish Playland Ice Casino

      Before the Madison Garden Training Facility opened in 2002, the New York Rangers would hold their practice sessions at the Playland Ice Rink, in Rye. The Rangers certainly did not forget where they came from; as for the past two years the Rangers supported by Chase Bank have worked to help refurbish the Playland Ice […]

    • Tigers Losses to Mt. Vernon and Williamsport Contribute to Lackluster Season

      Tigers Losses to Mt. Vernon and Williamsport Contribute to Lackluster Season

      White Plains Head Basketball Coach Spencer Mayfield sat in his office, on Wednesday, Jan. 21 contemplating how tough a season it has been for his team. The Tigers had just lost to Mt. Vernon High School, 58-45, in their home gym, in a game that fell apart for them in the third quarter. Mayfield was […]

    • Digging Out from Blizzard 2015

      Digging Out from Blizzard 2015

      Governor Cuomo has lifted the driving ban on New York State roads, however, caution is still advised. Bee-Line Bus and Paratransit service is not operating today, Tuesday, January 27. Normal service is expected to resume on a regular weekday schedule tomorrow morning, providing road conditions permit safe operations. The Westchester County Airport is open.  In inclement weather, […]

    • Playoff-Like Atmospheres at Mahopac, Somers Pay Dividends

      Playoff-Like Atmospheres at Mahopac, Somers Pay Dividends

      Last Friday was the kind of day local hoops aficionados dream about, hopping from gym to gym seeking thrill and what not. It started at Mahopac where the win-starved Indians were hell-bent on beating their arch rivals from Carmel, complete with the backdrop of racial strife hovering fresh in their minds yet again. Then, it […]

    • Road Closures, Stopped Bus and Train Service in Preparation for Storm Juno

      Road Closures, Stopped Bus and Train Service in Preparation for Storm Juno

      Stay home and catch up on your favorite shows on Netflix. That’s the advice County Executive Rob Astorino gave Monday afternoon to residents who will be impacted by the looming blizzard. Speaking from the Emergency Operations Center in Hawthorne, which was activated at 4 p.m., Astorino said that all county roads, including parkways, will remain […]

    • Food Bank Rolls Out New Truck to Help Feed the Hungry

      Food Bank Rolls Out New Truck to Help Feed the Hungry

      A new Food Bank for Westchester truck that was unveiled last week will help the organization recover at least twice the amount of excess food from supermarkets and other commercial establishments throughout the county. Funded by a grant from Purchase-based PepsiCo, the Food Bank acquired a 16-foot refrigerated Freightliner to add to its fleet. About […]

    • Grunthal Appointed to Fill Mount Kisco Village Board Vacancy

      Grunthal Appointed to Fill Mount Kisco Village Board Vacancy

      Peter Grunthal was appointed last week by Mayor Michael Cindrich to the Mount Kisco Village Board replacing the late George Griffin Jr. who died on Christmas Eve. Grunthal, 71, who returned to the five-member board on Jan. 20, previously served from 2003 to 2010. Cindrich said under state law, village mayors have the power to […]

    • Nick Antonaccio

      Grapevine: The Tumultuous World of Consumers’ Wine Technology

      Technology dominates our lives. For better or for worse we’ve become slaves to our smartphones and laptops. Many of us have panic attacks if we accidentally leave our electronic devices at home. But if we step back for a moment, we realize that this phenomenon is very recent. It wasn’t so long ago that we […]

    • State Board Approves Variances for Chappaqua Affordable Housing Project

      State Board Approves Variances for Chappaqua Affordable Housing Project

      A state panel gave conditional approval for needed building and fire safety variances Thursday to the developer of the controversial Chappaqua affordable housing project. The Department of State’s Hudson Valley Regional Board of Review granted Conifer Realty four variances needed to build the 28-unit Chappaqua Station project on Hunts Place. The board’s decision was a […]

    • St. John's Episcopal Issues Fun Challenge to Fund Church Repairs

      St. John’s Episcopal Issues Fun Challenge to Fund Church Repairs

      St. John’s Episcopal Church in Pleasantville is hoping to raise money for restorations by allowing local residents to build a church of their own. The St. John’s Building Blocks Challenge scheduled for next Sunday, Jan. 25 is asking residents to build a model of the Pleasantville church, parish hall, rectory or all three out of […]

    • Crusaders Visit “The Big Apple” and Get a Big Apple Invitational Win

      Crusaders Visit “The Big Apple” and Get a Big Apple Invitational Win

      There are a few observations concerning the Stepinac High School basketball team that are quite evident this season. The first annotation is that the Crusaders are a much better team than their 7-8 record indicates this year. The second understanding is that the enormously talented sophomore forward Jordan Tucker is evolving into becoming the best […]

    • Allegations of Racism Probed During Mahopac-Carmel Basketball Game

      Allegations of Racism Probed During Mahopac-Carmel Basketball Game

      For the second time in as many boys’ basketball seasons, the Mahopac Central School District is investigating charges of racial slurs used during a basketball game. Less than a year after eight Mahopac students were suspended for racist tweets posted online directed at the Mount Vernon basketball team, Superintendent of Schools Brian Monahan sent an […]

    • Business Profile: Hair Design Center, Yorktown

      Business Profile: Hair Design Center, Yorktown

      You could say the Benigni family is the embodiment of the American Dream. The brothers were born in Italy and learned the craft of hair styling in their native land before living in London and then eventually moving to the United States. For the past 38 years the brothers have owned and worked as hair […]

    • Home Guru: Using Your Home Walls to Create an Art Gallery

      Home Guru: Using Your Home Walls to Create an Art Gallery

      By Bill Primavera As I recall the walls of my childhood home, a simple row house in Philadelphia, I see only the large obligatory parlor mirror over the sofa and one brightly colored watercolor of gladioli dated 1940 by my Aunt Helen, a self-taught artist, that I still display in an honored place. In college, […]

    • North Castle Mulls Accessibility Options for New Gazebo

      North Castle Mulls Accessibility Options for New Gazebo

      North Castle officials must soon decide which type of handicapped accessible option be installed for the town’s new gazebo at Wampus Brook Park if the structure is going to be built by summer. Architect John Sullivan, who provided the town board last week with an update on the project, presented plans for either a ramp […]

    • Business Profile: Kine Buddies, Brewster

      Business Profile: Kine Buddies, Brewster

      When Kine Buddies officially opened this month, the idea of the store was both advantageous, yet still simply explained, by co-owner Eric Peterson. “The idea of the whole store was to take back Brewster,” Peterson said. “For 20 years we had a situation where nobody in this town of Southeast comes down here and no […]

    • Dr. Jaime Black

      Parenting Pep Talk: 8 Real Parenting Tips from Real Parents

      When you ask parents for parenting advice, certain tips come up time and time again. It is useful to remind ourselves what works and what is important. Here are eight real parenting tips from real parents. Don’t compare your kids to others. They all learn at their own pace and in their own way. Of […]

    • Mini-Town Center Project Draws Mixed Reviews in Cortlandt

      Mini-Town Center Project Draws Mixed Reviews in Cortlandt

      Plans for a new shopping center across from the Cortlandt Town Center received mixed reviews from residents at a public hearing last week. Acadia Realty, owners of the 8500,000 square feet Town Center, is proposing a total of approximately 170,000 square feet of retail space on 17 acres of the 36-acre property on Route 6. […]

    • White Plains Bank Street Development to Begin in March

      White Plains Bank Street Development to Begin in March

      The LCOR multi-use development at 55 Bank Street, White Plains, has been in the planning stages for several years awaiting the optimum time for the project to move forward. After several changes in the project’s proposed design and site plan to reduce the building height and bring parking below grade, the White Plains Common Council […]

    • Concern Surrounds Future of Little Fill’s Causeway in Kent

      Concern Surrounds Future of Little Fill’s Causeway in Kent

      As “Little Fill’s Causeway” on Nichols Street continues to deteriorate, Town of Kent officials are exploring options to repair the road before it reaches a point where it might be closed off to traffic. Collaborating with town, Putnam County, New York State, and New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection officials, Kent councilman Bill Huestis […]

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