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  • Restaurant Examiner: New American Cuisine Restaurant Opens in Tarrytown

    Restaurant Examiner: New American Cuisine Restaurant Opens in Tarrytown

    The Toasted Barrel has opened at the Sheraton Tarrytown serving a wide variety of dishes from burgers to baby back ribs, steak and peppercorn seared salmon. An extensive whisky and bourbon list is also offered, a reason for the restaurant’s name choice. (A toasted barrel refers to a barrel used for a second sitting for certain alcoholic beverages to enhance flavor […]

  • Business Profile: The Parting Glass Irish Pub & Grill, Mahopac

    Business Profile: The Parting Glass Irish Pub & Grill, Mahopac

      Damien Nolan, co-owner of The Parting Glass Pub & Grill, which opened in Mahopac earlier this month, has brought his nearly three decades’ worth of experience working in the restaurant industry to his new business. “I’ve worked in something like 30 high end places in the city,” Nolan said on Monday. Nolan was born […]

  • Officials Begin P'ville Village Budget Review; 1.4% Tax Hike Projected

    Officials Begin P’ville Village Budget Review; 1.4% Tax Hike Projected

    Pleasantville village officials are projecting a 1.4 percent tax increase for the 2015-16 fiscal year in its $14.6 million budget as the public review process was launched earlier this week. Village Administrator Patricia Dwyer said the $14,678,433 in spending, would be an increase of $857,556 or 6.2 percent over the current year. The largest budget […]

  • Armonk Fencer Set to Square Off in First World Championships

    Armonk Fencer Set to Square Off in First World Championships

    Sylvie Binder has competed successfully in national and international fencing tournaments, but when she heads off to Tashkent, Uzbekistan next week, it will be a whole new experience for her. Binder, 15, an Armonk resident and a Byram Hills High School sophomore, is headed for the Apr. 3 World Championships, one of three Cadet foil […]

  • Direct Rays: Tough Love Works

    Direct Rays: Tough Love Works

    There are some varsity coaches who transcend local sports; Lakeland field hockey/lax Coach Sharon Sarsen and Somers’ football legend Tony DeMatteo, to name a couple. Ossining girls basketball coach Dan Ricci can be safely added to that list after winning the Pride’s third consecutive NYS Class AA girls’ basketball championship last Saturday at Hudson Valley […]

  • Boys Lax Notebook: Lax Begins, Ends at Yorktown, Home of 37-Time Section Champs

    Boys Lax Notebook: Lax Begins, Ends at Yorktown, Home of 37-Time Section Champs

    Lakeland/Panas, Mahopac Hope to Contend in Wide Open Class A; Put Valley Starts Anew in C Where it all starts, is where it all ends in the Section 1 lacrosse world. It starts with Yorktown High, among the premier programs in the nation, and for 43 of the last 47 years it has ended there; […]

  • Greeley Hockey Team Had Its Ups and Downs This Year

    Greeley Hockey Team Had Its Ups and Downs This Year

    By Cutler Klein – The second part of our local hockey season recap looks at the Horace Greeley Quakers, who finished the 2014-15 campaign with nine wins in 20 games and ended up as the 10th seed in the postseason. Greeley’s season finished in a rather disappointing fashion, with a triple-overtime loss to the Mount Pleasant […]

  • Westchester Ends Losing Skid Behind Lamb’s Scoring Barrage

    Westchester Ends Losing Skid Behind Lamb’s Scoring Barrage

    By Monica D’Ippolito – Led by Doron Lamb’s franchise-record 40 points, the D-League’s Westchester Knicks snapped their 10-game losing streak Thursday night by defeating the Iowa Energy 104-101 at the Westchester County Center. “It feels good to have a win, more importantly it feels good to get a win doing it the right way,” Westchester coach […]

  • Setters Defeat Saint Anselm College in Home Opener

    Setters Defeat Saint Anselm College in Home Opener

    By Monica D’Ippolito – The Pace men’s lacrosse team held off Northeast-10 rival Saint Anselm at Pleasantville High School Saturday, earning a home-opening win and its first Northeast-10 Conference victory of the season. “That’s the thing, in the NE-10 we’re 1-1,” said Setters coach Tom Mariano after his team’s 14-11 win. “To get that first NE-10 […]

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    Grapevine:The Trials and Travails of Start-up Winery Owners

    Wine is big business in the United States and the lure and attraction of being part of its potential success and heady prestige is enticing to many. Some desire their own winery for the love of the land, or the love of crafting their own artisanal juice of the Gods, or for the prestige and […]

  • Business Profile: Reliable Oil Company, Yorktown

    Business Profile: Reliable Oil Company, Yorktown

    Much has changed in Yorktown over the period of several decades, including the business owned by the Mastro family that opened in 1939. The Reliable Oil Company had a different mission when it was opened as Reliable Service by the late Louis Mastro, his son recalled last week. “He started as an ice delivery man […]

  • Legislators Mull Increasing Age to Buy Tobacco in County

    Legislators Mull Increasing Age to Buy Tobacco in County

    Legislators deliberated whether it was worthwhile to bump up the age of residents who can buy tobacco products in Putnam County, during last Thursday’s Health Committee meeting. Currently, the minimum age to buy any tobacco product in the county is 18-years-old, but some legislators, in hopes of combating early cigarette smokers, want to see that […]

  • Shrub Oak Treatment Center for Teens to Close in June

    Shrub Oak Treatment Center for Teens to Close in June

    A residential treatment center for troubled teens that drew the ire of some neighbors when it first opened more than 30 years ago will be closing its facility on Stony Street in Shrub Oak in June. The Phoenix House Academy, which at one time had about 250 students ranging in age from 14 to 18, […]

  • Developers for Project in White Plains Urban Renewal Area Seek Zoning Change

    Developers for Project in White Plains Urban Renewal Area Seek Zoning Change

    Development partners Saber White Plains LLC and Chauncey White Plains LLC made a conceptual presentation to the White Plains Planning Department March 17 seeking a referral to the Common Council for scheduling of a public hearing on an amendment to the city’s zoning map. The redevelopment project, which involves 1 million square feet fronting Westchester […]

  • Mount Pleasant Voters Reject School Bonds for Second Time

    Mount Pleasant Voters Reject School Bonds for Second Time

    Mount Pleasant School District voters resoundingly defeated a major capital projects bond Tuesday night that would have allowed borrowing for infrastructure projects to upgrade Westlake Middle School and Westlake High School. Proposition 1, which would have authorized the district to borrow up to $34.9 million for myriad upgrades, was defeated 1,292-951, the narrowest margin of […]

  • Home Guru:  No Telling What You’ll Learn From Home Improvement Suppliers

    Home Guru: No Telling What You’ll Learn From Home Improvement Suppliers

    By Bill Primavera One of life’s greatest pleasures for me since I assumed the moniker of The Home Guru more than a dozen years ago has been the great talents and personalities I’ve encountered among the suppliers who service our many needs around the house, both inside and out. As for me, a self-professed klutz […]

  • Murphy Proposes Rules Reform Package During ‘Sunshine Week’

    Murphy Proposes Rules Reform Package During ‘Sunshine Week’

    State Senator Terrence Murphy (R/Yorktown) presided over a state Senate session for the first time since being in Albany last week and took the opportunity during ‘Sunshine Week’ to propose new legislation that would allow more public discourse and transparency in state regulations. Murphy, who was elected to represent the 40th Senate District last November, […]

  • Judge Backs Yorktown ZBA’s Ruling on Sober Home

    Judge Backs Yorktown ZBA’s Ruling on Sober Home

    An acting state Supreme Court Justice last week wholeheartedly sided with the Yorktown Zoning Board of Appeals regarding its ruling last July that a facility for recovering alcohol and substance abuse addicts on Underhill Avenue falls under the definition of a “convalescent home.” On July 24, 2014, three of the four sitting ZBA members denied […]

  • Business Profile: Posh Pretzels, Tarrytown

    Business Profile: Posh Pretzels, Tarrytown

    The products may be salty, but running Posh Pretzels in Tarrytown has been a sweet experience for Ann Marie D’Erasmo. D’Erasmo has been creating and designing different varieties of chocolate covered pretzels for more than a decade, but often had to take time off because she couldn’t juggle the demand for her product with her […]

  • White Plains Councilwoman One of First to Visit Cuba

    White Plains Councilwoman One of First to Visit Cuba

    White Plains Councilwoman Milagros Lecuona and her partner Dan Stoddard, VP and CIO at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, were among the first Americans to travel to Cuba since   relations between Cuba and the United States relaxed earlier this year. The couple spent a busy week with an itinerary […]

  • Tentative Deal Reached By Town to Operate Armonk's Ehrman Pool

    Tentative Deal Reached By Town to Operate Armonk’s Ehrman Pool

    North Castle officials tentatively reached an agreement last week with the Anita Louise Ehrman (ALE) Recreation Center to operate the Greenway Road pool in Armonk this summer. The town board is scheduled to vote during Wednesday night’s meeting whether to authorize Supervisor Michael Schiliro to sign the agreement that would run through Oct. 31. The […]

  • Restaurateur to Open Mediterranean Eateries in Mt. Kisco, Harrison

    Restaurateur to Open Mediterranean Eateries in Mt. Kisco, Harrison

    Westchester will soon have two new restaurants serving Mediterranean-inspired food. An early April soft opening is expected for 273 Kitchen, a 30-seat establishment in Harrison, and in June for the 100-seat 251 Lex in Mount Kisco in the space previously occupied by The Flying Pig. The same four-person, executive team currently operating 8 North Broadway in […]

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