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    • Dr. Jaime Black

      Parenting Pep Talk: Why Does Sensory Processing Matter?

      Do you find yourself perpetually perplexed by some of your child’s seemingly inexplicable behaviors? Does your son take excessive risks, often jumping or crashing into anything he can? Maybe your child loves shockingly strong hugs but can’t tolerate the slightest brush on the arm. When it comes to food, does your daughter crave raw lemons […]

    • Mt. Kisco Village Board Democrats Uncontested Once Again

      Mt. Kisco Village Board Democrats Uncontested Once Again

      It appears that the Democrats will maintain their stranglehold on Mount Kisco village government for at least another year. The village’s Republican Party was unable to attract candidates to challenge incumbent Democratic trustees Jean Farber and Karen Schleimer, who are seeking re-election this fall. John Francan, chairman of the Mount Kisco Republican Committee, said one […]

    • The Accidental Writer: Interview with Author Robb Grindstaff

      The Accidental Writer: Interview with Author Robb Grindstaff

      I was extremely fortunate to interview the immensely talented Robb Grindstaff. Robb has had a long career as a newspaper editor, publisher, and manager that has taken him around the world. He has two published books – Carry Me Away and Hannah’s Voice. If you could choose one author to drink beers with, who would he […]

    • Labor Strife Ends at Mt. Kisco Mrs. Green's as Union, Company Reach Accord

      Labor Strife Ends at Mt. Kisco Mrs. Green’s as Union, Company Reach Accord

      The long simmering labor dispute at Mrs. Green’s Natural Market in Mount Kisco has come to an end. A settlement between the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1500 and the company was reached on Tuesday and agreed to by the National Labor Relations Board. The dispute stemmed from the firing of eight workers […]

    • W'chester Corporations Unite on a Fun Run to Help Blythedale

      W’chester Corporations Unite on a Fun Run to Help Blythedale

      There are always obstacles when launching a new event, but those responsible for Thursday evening’s Corporate FunRun at Purchase College certainly appeared to hit one out of the park. Close to 50 Westchester-based corporations and more than 1,000 runners and walkers participated in the inaugural 5K around the SUNY Purchase campus that was expected to […]

    • Home Guru: Homeowners Want to Know How the Real Estate Market is Doing

      Home Guru: Homeowners Want to Know How the Real Estate Market is Doing

      By Bill Primavera For more than a dozen years, The Home Guru has been observing and writing about the housing market and home building design, repair and maintenance. I have focused on hundreds of widely varied subjects, sometimes into areas quite unexpected. Who would expect a home columnist to write a treatise on mattresses or […]

    • Harrison Opens Happier Home for Stray Pets

      Harrison Opens Happier Home for Stray Pets

      By Jon Craig It’s been a dream in the making for three decades: a permanent local “petquarters” for abandoned or neglected dogs and cats. About 300 people attended an open house Sunday for Pet Rescue’s first permanent facility at 7 Harrison Ave., Harrison. Mayor Ron Belmont teamed up with NY Giants President John Mara of […]

    • Know Your Neighbor: Joanna Mosca, Country Music Singer, Bedford

      Know Your Neighbor: Joanna Mosca, Country Music Singer, Bedford

      You wouldn’t expect a country music singer to grow up in Connecticut and live in Westchester County. But much about Joanna Mosca’s ascent in her music career has been out of the ordinary. This summer Mosca’s third EP, “Have a Little Mercy,” will be released, following up on the success of her first two works, […]

    • Chappaqua Club Raises $35G for Cancer Research in Swim Event

      Chappaqua Club Raises $35G for Cancer Research in Swim Event

      It can be difficult getting up before 6 a.m. on a Sunday morning in the middle of  July. Maybe even more so if you’re heading out at that hour to do some intense physical exertion. But close to 50 area swimmers, many of them children, made their way to the Chappaqua Swim & Tennis Club […]

    • Harrison Judge Stands Firm on Quarry Cleanup

      Harrison Judge Stands Firm on Quarry Cleanup

      By Jon Craig A Harrison judge stood his ground Thursday during the Town Court appearance of Lawrence Barrego, owner of the Lake Street Quarry, ordering him to clear vehicles off the property and clean it up. Barrego has a trial date of Sept. 4 on earlier violations of town and village building codes at the […]

    • Business Profile: Triple B BBQ, Brewster

      Business Profile: Triple B BBQ, Brewster

      As far as Bob Soto is concerned, the longer he cooks his food, the better it will come out. Whether it means beginning his cooking the night before or taking a certain item off the menu rather than rush it to be ready by a certain time, Soto understands patience is a virtue, even for […]

    • Kent Public Hearing on Proposed Term Limits Law

      Kent Public Hearing on Proposed Term Limits Law

      A public hearing focused on term limits for Town of Kent board members was opened Tuesday that could lead to a vote referendum come November. Pushed by Kent Councilman Paul Denbaum, who ran on a platform that included fighting for terms limits, the proposed law would limit the four councilmembers to two straight four-year terms […]

    • Mary Caroline Dannat Starr, an Icon of Religious and Local History

      Mary Caroline Dannat Starr, an Icon of Religious and Local History

      The first article in our historical look back at the Sisters of the Divine Compassion and the campus of Our Lady of Good Counsel at 52 North Broadway in White Plains, “The Good Counsel Campus, a Fixture in White Plains History,” published July 1, focused on the building of the Chapel of the Divine Compassion […]

    • Business Profile: Old Bet Farm Market,  Somers

      Business Profile: Old Bet Farm Market, Somers

      Bedford resident Jimmy Habal recently received a request from a customer at the Old Bet Farm Market for some radishes. The radishes could not have been any fresher because Habal took them directly from the soil of one of the greenhouses located behind the Somers store. Fresh produce is one of the trademarks for the […]

    • Longtime Yorktown Resident Pat Kibbe Dies at 90

      Longtime Yorktown Resident Pat Kibbe Dies at 90

      Patricia “Pat” Hosley Kibbe died peacefully at home in Yorktown on Sunday, July 13, surrounded by her loving family. She was 90 and lived a full and well-rounded life. She was born on September 2, 1923 to Loring and Frances Hosley, and grew up in Southwick, Massachusetts. Pat graduated as valedictorian of her high school […]

    • No. Castle Urges County to Honor Miller House Repair Commitment

      No. Castle Urges County to Honor Miller House Repair Commitment

      The North Castle Town Board will ask Westchester County to repair the deteriorated Elijah Miller House and keep the landmark in its original North White Plains location rather than move it to an alternate site. Supervisor Michael Schiliro said the board plans to approve a resolution at its July 23 meeting to formally make the […]

    • No Fun in the Sun: Putnam Valley Beach Remains Closed

      No Fun in the Sun: Putnam Valley Beach Remains Closed

      Within hours of the Memorial Day weekend approaching, swimming at Spur Beach on Roaring Brook Lane in Putnam Valley was prohibited by the Putnam County Department of Health, leaving some residents bewildered and upset. Since then, the Town of Putnam Valley has sparred with the health department over the closing, which came to a head […]

    • Greenburgh Gun Range Rounds Up Support

      Greenburgh Gun Range Rounds Up Support

      By Jon Craig An embattled Ardsley shooting range has issued a “call to arms,” so to speak, inviting supporters to Tuesday’s work session of the Greenburgh Town Board to shoot down plans for a new ordinance that would close the facility permanently. In a Facebook posting, Scott Palmer, treasurer of the Westchester County Police Revolver […]

    • Nick Antonaccio

      Grapevine: Champagne’s History: Struggling to Produce a Fine Wine

      From the early plantings of the Romans in pre-Christian times through the evolution into a favored sparkling wine in the 17th century, Champagne was subjected to political and winemaking upheaval. Last week we left the region in the heady experimental days of Dom Perignon and the refinement of a still wine looked upon with disdain, […]

    • Mansion Broadway Seeks Redemption After 2013 Championship Loss

      Mansion Broadway Seeks Redemption After 2013 Championship Loss

      White Plains Recreation Department Residential C Men’s Softball League is never boring, especially when Mansion Broadway and Brazen Fox take the field for an evening match-up on the diamond. On Thursday, July 10, last year’s Residential C League Champs Mansion Broadway defeated Brazen Fox, 17-11, in the 7 p.m. game, at Carl J. Delfino Memorial […]

    • P'ville Residents Raise Environmental Issues on Toll Bros. Project

      P’ville Residents Raise Environmental Issues on Toll Bros. Project

      Pleasantville residents voiced concern last week over the likelihood of wetlands disturbance on the site where Toll Brothers is proposing to build a 68-unit townhouse complex on Washington Avenue. Attorney David Cooper, who represents the developer, said one-tenth of an acre of the wetlands and wetlands buffer would be disturbed by the construction of the […]

    • Ian Hunter Rounds Out Beautiful Day at Pleasantville Music Festival

      Ian Hunter Rounds Out Beautiful Day at Pleasantville Music Festival

      It didn’t matter whether the crowds came for the music, the sunshine, the food or to be with friends and neighbors, the Pleasantville Music Festival had something for everybody on Saturday. “I come every year,” said Mount Pleasant resident Ilana Marcus while enjoying the comfortably warm temperatures in mid afternoon. “I love local music and […]

    • No. Castle to Rebuild Gazebo; Temporary Stage Obtained for Concert Series

      No. Castle to Rebuild Gazebo; Temporary Stage Obtained for Concert Series

      The Town of North Castle will completely rebuild the Wampus Brook Park gazebo in Armonk nearly identically to the one that had stood for 47 years before its roof collapsed last month. Town officials said Wednesday that the only changes to the new structure would be the addition of a sound system, improved lighting and […]

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