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  • Modell’s Opening Delayed Until Late Summer in Mount Kisco

    Modell’s Opening Delayed Until Late Summer in Mount Kisco

    Shoppers hoping to see Modell’s Sporting Goods open a new store on East Main Street in Mount Kisco will have to wait several months longer than expected. Representatives of the chain told the planning board Tuesday night that the store’s opening would be delayed until late summer. The applicant’s new plan also includes having two […]

  • Spring Clean Up, Zero Waste Day in North Castle This Weekend

    Spring Clean Up, Zero Waste Day in North Castle This Weekend

    This weekend North Castle residents can rid themselves of unwanted items in their basements, attics and closets and help the town get clean as well. On Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., North Castle will be holding its 11th Zero Waste Day behind Town Hall in Armonk, where people can dispose of old computers, […]

  • Grapevine: Be Wary of the Information on a Wine Label

    Grapevine: Be Wary of the Information on a Wine Label

    What is the first description you seek out on a wine label? Is it on the front label? The rear? And which term have you trained yourself to capture, the one that transmits data from your eye to your cerebrum as an attractor or a detractor, to tempt you to proceed further in selecting the […]

  • Northway Church Cries Foul Over Eviction from Post Road School Auditorium

    Northway Church Cries Foul Over Eviction from Post Road School Auditorium

    Northway Church was recently informed by White Plains Schools Superintendent Paul Fried that they are no longer welcome to meet in the Post Road Elementary School on Sunday mornings. The eviction notice came in response to Northway’s Easter Services that were held in the school auditorium, to which they invited the people of the Westchester County. The White Plains Board […]

  • Mt. Kisco Restaurateurs Among New Owners of P’ville’s Iron Horse

    Mt. Kisco Restaurateurs Among New Owners of P’ville’s Iron Horse

    Iron Horse Pleasantville will see changes in the coming months as new owners look to put their stamp on the high-profile restaurant. A group of investors that includes the owners of the popular Village Social Kitchen + Bar in Mount Kisco, took ownership of the establishment at 20 Wheeler Ave. on Apr. 1. Village Social […]

  • Stage Set for Republican Primary in District 6 Leg. Race

    Stage Set for Republican Primary in District 6 Leg. Race

    It appears the District 6 legislative seat might have a Republican primary on the horizon. Former inspector general for the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department Patrick Perry confirmed he plans on forcing a Republican primary against Paul Jonke, who was endorsed by the Southeast GOP Committee a couple of weeks ago. After managing and assisting several […]

  • Stepinac on Top of Tight CHSAA AA Division Race

    Stepinac on Top of Tight CHSAA AA Division Race

    This is the year of the pitchers in high school varsity baseball in the City of White Plains. White Plains High School has their “Big Three” starting pitchers, including seniors Daniel Lotito and Brendan McDonough and outstanding sophomore Spencer Lodes. Comparably across town on Mamaroneck Avenue, Stepinac High School has some potent starting arms as […]

  • The Home Guru: A Shorthand Method to a Work-Free Garden

    The Home Guru: A Shorthand Method to a Work-Free Garden

    By Bill Primavera – When I was younger, a feeling of near euphoria would greet me at the first breath of spring, as I would anticipate my first days in the garden. Year after year, I could always be assured that I had at least five or six months ahead of me where, whenever stressed, all […]

  • Judge Rejects White Plains Council Motion to Dismiss FASNY Case

    Judge Rejects White Plains Council Motion to Dismiss FASNY Case

    New York State Supreme Court Judge Joan Lefkowitz has rejected the White Plains Common Council’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit put forward by the French American School of New York (FASNY) and has given the council 20 days from the ruling on April 19 to respond to the FASNY challenge of its rejection to build […]

  • Why Aren’t Syrian Refugees Being Resettled in Westchester?

    Why Aren’t Syrian Refugees Being Resettled in Westchester?

    This story was updated on April 24, 2016. By Andrew Vitelli – Between 1,200 and 1,500 Syrian refugees have been resettled in the U.S. in the six months since President Obama promised to open the country’s doors to 10,000 such refugees last fall. In New Haven, Conn., 70 Syrians have already been welcomed, and the pace […]

  • New Castle Proposes Local Ordinance to Eliminate Plastic Bag Use

    New Castle Proposes Local Ordinance to Eliminate Plastic Bag Use

    New Castle officials are proposing a local ordinance that would eliminate single-use plastic bags in all stores in town and encourage patrons to bring reusable shopping bags. The proposed legislation, referred to as the Reusable Bag Initiative and recommended by the town’s Sustainable Advisory Board (SAB), would also call for certain stores, such as groceries […]

  • Hudson Stage Explores Human Flaws in Latest Whippoorwill Production

    Hudson Stage Explores Human Flaws in Latest Whippoorwill Production

    Stephen Nachamie discovered the stage when he was four years old, the first time his parents took him to a Broadway show. After high school, when he got his first acting job and through 25 years in theater as an actor and later a director, Nachamie was fascinated by the way he could be transported […]

  • The Restaurant Examiner: Saint George in Hastings Introduces $25 Prix-Fixe Weekday Menu

    The Restaurant Examiner: Saint George in Hastings Introduces $25 Prix-Fixe Weekday Menu

    A two-course, prix-fixe dinner debuts at Saint George in Hastings-on-Hudson today (Tuesday). The bistro plans to offer it Tuesday through Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m. for $25 per person. For the first course (hors d’oeuvres), patrons can choose from Escargots a la Bourguignonne with garlic herb butter and breadcrumbs, Little Gem lettuce with radish, […]

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    Grapevine: It’s Difficult Enough to Be a Successful Winemaker Without Civil Unrest

    The life and livelihood of a winemaker has been much heralded in the media and in popular culture. The glamour of producing a personal product is enticing. The specter of financial failure is daunting. To make matters worse are the external influences that can have significant impacts on a winemaker’s ultimate ability to succeed. It’s […]

  • Tarrytown Man Sentenced for Disseminating Indecent Material to Minor

    Tarrytown Man Sentenced for Disseminating Indecent Material to Minor

    Roshan Samuel (DOB 3/18/82) of Tarrytown was sentenced to five months shock probation followed by four years probation after conviction by a jury on March 14, 2016 of two counts of Disseminating Indecent Material to Minors in the First Degree, class “D” Felonies. On or about and between October 21 – 23, 2014, at various […]

  • Modell’s Mt. Kisco Store Modifications Moves Opening to Late May

    Modell’s Mt. Kisco Store Modifications Moves Opening to Late May

    The much-anticipated opening of a Modell’s Sporting Goods store on Mount Kisco’s Main Street has been put on hold as some changes in the interior plans to accommodate a second tenant are discussed. Representatives for the sporting goods chain have returned to the village planning board to divide the space that will not be used […]

  • County Lawmakers Discuss Ways to Reduce Plastic Bag Usage

    County Lawmakers Discuss Ways to Reduce Plastic Bag Usage

    After bringing it up last year, Putnam County legislators explored ways to cut down on plastic bag usage when residents hit supermarkets and other businesses around the county during a recent Health Committee meeting last week. Legislators at the April 12 meeting didn’t indicate they would pursue a ban on plastic bags, which health advocates […]

  • Affordable Homes Available to Eligible Buyers in Cortlandt

    Affordable Homes Available to Eligible Buyers in Cortlandt

    Three of nine affordable units available in Westchester County to eligible buyers are located in the Town of Cortlandt. The homes are priced between $138,000 and $235,000 and are open to families earning up to 80% of the county’s Area Median Income. Current maximum eligible annual household income ranges from $60,400 for a one-person household […]

  • Restaurant Examiner: Special Lunch Deals Abound at Elmsford’s Capatosta Trattoria

    Restaurant Examiner: Special Lunch Deals Abound at Elmsford’s Capatosta Trattoria

    A bevy of new lunch specials is being offered at Capatosta Trattoria in Elmsford in its dining room and neighboring pizzeria. Most of the luncheon specials can be ordered in both establishments but a few are available in the pizzeria only. Pizzeria-only specials ($6.50). A cup of soup with a half wrap or one-half of […]

  • Contested Elections in Three Local School Board Races

    Contested Elections in Three Local School Board Races

    Uncontested school board races has become the norm in recent years, but in next month’s elections there will be something at stake in three area school districts. On May 17, voters will decide the outcome of races in Chappaqua, Mount Pleasant and Bedford. Candidates in the Byram Hills and Pleasantville school districts will run unopposed. […]

  • White Plains Home Health Aide Training Center Graduates First Class

    White Plains Home Health Aide Training Center Graduates First Class

    By Andrew Vitelli – With the nation’s population aging and an increasing number of seniors looking to stay at home for end-of-life care, a newly launched training center in White Plains is equipping residents to work as home health aides. The White Plains Education and Training Center graduated its first class last month, with 10 graduates […]

  • Business of the Week: Salon Savoir, White Plains

    Business of the Week: Salon Savoir, White Plains

    Davide and Claver Calise are the new co-owners of Salon Savoir at 195 E. Post Road in White Plains. The young couple took over the salon in February this year and they are excited about plans to expand into a full-service salon and spa. “The building has lots of room for expansion,” explained Davide. “There […]

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