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  • Greece on Slippery Slope, But U.S. Stocks on Solid Ground

    Greece on Slippery Slope, But U.S. Stocks on Solid Ground

    By Kevin Peters World financial markets heaved a sigh of relief when Greece and the European Union seemed to come to a recent agreement, dispelling previous jitters over the possibility that the country would default on billions in debt. The Dow Jones Industrial Average had been down significantly in the middle of the crisis, but […]

  • Know Your Neighbor: Jeffrey Davis, Attorney, Hawthorne

    Know Your Neighbor: Jeffrey Davis, Attorney, Hawthorne

    Jeffrey Davis is keenly aware of the challenges and pitfalls facing small business owners. He grew up in a small business family in northern New Jersey, his father owning his own construction company while his mother ran a graphic design business from the basement of the family house. When Davis graduated from Seton Hall Law […]

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    Grapevine: The Unintended Consequences of Living With Nature

    In past columns, I’ve extolled the virtues of winemakers intent on producing unadulterated wines made from grapes that are untouched by industrial science. This trend to produce wines in a manner most is in line with nature’s influence, not man’s. Natural wines can be expected to be more representative of the qualities and characteristics of […]

  • Business Profile: The YogaScape, Carmel

    Business Profile: The YogaScape, Carmel

    Yoga can be for anyone, even if they might be a tad out of shape or not the most flexible. That’s the message new owner of The YogaScape in Carmel Heather Reiners wants to convey to the community interested in practicing yoga, the Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline. “You can do yoga no matter who […]

  • Know Your Neighbor: Karen and Jay Schecter, Judaica Store Owners, Mt. Kisco

    Know Your Neighbor: Karen and Jay Schecter, Judaica Store Owners, Mt. Kisco

    Karen Schecter took a respite from being a local merchant but she never strayed from the Village of Mount Kisco after closing her store, The Aesthetic Sense, in 2013. Schecter needed a break when she decided to shut her Judaica shop on Main Street to take on another job opportunity. At about the same time, […]

  • Business Profile: Spring Spa & Foot Reflexology, Yorktown

    Business Profile: Spring Spa & Foot Reflexology, Yorktown

    Following in his mother’s footsteps, Queens resident Qi Jiang recently opened up a business of his own in Yorktown. Qi operates Spring Spa & Foot Reflexology, which is located not far away in town from a nail salon owned by his mother, Laura. He declined to provide her last name. Qi said he was inspired by […]

  • Home Guru: What it Means When We Get Interested in Historic Homes

    Home Guru: What it Means When We Get Interested in Historic Homes

    By Bill Primavera – When I received the e-mail from Vicki Jimpson-Fludd, a real estate agent with Better Homes & Gardens Rand in Briarcliff Manor, to have my historic house listing in Ossining join a group of other historic houses in Westchester and Putnam counties for a joint open house tour, I thought it was an […]

  • First-time Candidate to Run for County Legislator; Smith Bows Out

    First-time Candidate to Run for County Legislator; Smith Bows Out

    Local and county Republicans introduced Thornwood resident Margaret Cunzio as their new candidate Monday afternoon for the District 3 Board of Legislators seat replacing Michael Smith who recently withdrew from the race. Cunzio, 40, a professor at Iona College and Western State University of Connecticut, unwaveringly pledged that she will be County Executive Rob Astorino’s […]

  • Former Lewisboro Super Takes Over as Mt. Kisco Village Manager

    Former Lewisboro Super Takes Over as Mt. Kisco Village Manager

    The importance of volunteering and public service was instilled in Ed Brancati from childhood. His parents, Ed and Sue, were active at their house of worship, the Mount Kisco Presbyterian Church, and his father worked in the Westchester County Human Resources Department for 38 years. Brancati, who was raised in Bedford and North Salem, said […]

  • Chappaqua Schools to Consider Dumping Trump Over Comments

    Chappaqua Schools to Consider Dumping Trump Over Comments

    By Amanda Cronin Prom. The word represents a bittersweet celebration of the end of our formative teenage years and the beginning of a hopeful future. For the past five years, Horace Greeley High School seniors and underclassmen have primped and preened for the big night, and then boarded limousines, buses and cars, with GPS devices […]

  • The Restaurant Examiner: Elmsford Indian Restaurant Introduces New Owners, Chef

    The Restaurant Examiner: Elmsford Indian Restaurant Introduces New Owners, Chef

    Ashok Salian and his wife, Priya Kapoor-Salian, are the new owners of the Indian restaurant RaaSa in Elmsford. They are joined by their executive chef Peter Beck. RaaSa held a soft opening in March and a grand opening in late May. The husband-and-wife team met Beck when all three worked at Tamarind Tribeca, a renowned Indian restaurant […]

  • Astorino Blasts Federal Gov’t on Affordable Housing Contempt Charge

    Astorino Blasts Federal Gov’t on Affordable Housing Contempt Charge

    County Executive Rob Astorino went on the offensive against the federal government on Friday by slamming its assertion that Westchester County failed to meet its 2014 obligations in the controversial 2009 affordable housing settlement. Holding a press conference outside the gate of Bill and Hillary Clinton’s residence on Old House Road in Chappaqua, Astorino charged […]

  • White Plains Firefighter Pleads Guilty in Vehicular Homicide Case

    White Plains Firefighter Pleads Guilty in Vehicular Homicide Case

    Erik Refvik, the 35-year-old White Plains Firefighter involved in the early morning accident in downtown White Plains on November 3 that killed Reyda La Madrid and resulted in serious physical injuries to Edgar Lopez, pled guilty today to the entire 28 count indictment, which included vehicular homicide and driving while intoxicated by alcohol and drugs. […]

  • Chappaqua's Frank Shiner at the Cutting Room Saturday

    Chappaqua’s Frank Shiner at the Cutting Room Saturday

    Chappaqua’s own, singer Frank Shiner returns to New York’s Cutting Room for an encore performance Saturday July 25th at 7:30pm. Tickets for the LA Music Critic Awards winner, are on sale at www.thecuttingroomnyc.com. Mention code ENCORE1 and save $5.00.

  • Business Profile: Bear Mountain Coffee Roasters, Mahopac

    Business Profile: Bear Mountain Coffee Roasters, Mahopac

    The only thing that gets most people out of bed in the morning is the sweet aroma of coffee soon to be sipped as another workday approaches. For Jonathan Baratz, owner of Bear Mountain Coffee Roasters, his job is to help others prepare to take on everyday stresses with a quality cup of joe. He’s […]

  • Ex-Judge Must Obtain Mt. Pleasant Variance to Build in Buffer

    Ex-Judge Must Obtain Mt. Pleasant Variance to Build in Buffer

    By Sarah Bonanno The Mount Pleasant Planning Board unexpectedly announced Monday night that the public hearing for former state Supreme Court justice Francis Nicolai’s controversial application to build a house in town wetlands buffer had been adjourned. Steve Basini of Petruccelli Engineering, who is representing the applicant, said resumption of the hearing was canceled because […]

  • White Plains Woman Charged With Promoting Prison Contraband

    White Plains Woman Charged With Promoting Prison Contraband

    Westchester County Police on Wednesday night charged a White Plains woman with passing suspected synthetic marijuana during a July 19 visit to her inmate husband – a substance that sickened prisoners at the jail on several occasions this month. Ebony Strange, 32, of Martin Luther King Blvd. was formally charged at 8:11 p.m. last night […]

  • Sports: White Plains Recreation Men’s Softball Heats Up

    Sports: White Plains Recreation Men’s Softball Heats Up

    As the heat index rises and the competition heats up at the mid-point of the season in the White Plains Recreation Department Summer Softball Leagues, let’s not forget the true objective of this popular adult recreational activity. The most descriptive word in the title “White Plains Recreation Softball Leagues” is “Recreation.” The White Plains Recreation […]

  • New Host Lights Up White Plains Cable Program “This Blooming City”

    New Host Lights Up White Plains Cable Program “This Blooming City”

    By Beth Wallach – As the White Plains Beautification Foundation (WPBF) celebrates its 50th anniversary as an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization, its cable television program “This Blooming City” celebrates 25 years of bringing gardening, landscaping, environmental issues, and much more to viewers at home. Making its debut in June 1990, the show is now hosted by Marie […]

  • Teachers Design Cybersecurity Curriculum at Pace Program

    Teachers Design Cybersecurity Curriculum at Pace Program

    The struggle to keep vital information away from hackers has become one of the key challenges of the digital age. Data breaches have become alarmingly commonplace, whether it be at major corporations or the theft of millions of federal employees’ personal information. At a recently concluded two-week program at Pace University in Pleasantville, 22 high […]

  • Business Profile: Mathnasium of Yorktown Heights

    Business Profile: Mathnasium of Yorktown Heights

    You can limber up in variety of ways in a gymnasium. At Mathnasium, students have the opportunity to shape up their math skills. Brewster resident Kaz Tanahashi opened Mathnasium in March to help students struggling with math. He was joined in the business by Peekskill resident Marina Zale, who is center director and an instructor. Tanahashi said […]

  • Pets Alive Westchester Closing Announcement Contested, Emergency Meeting Called in Greenburgh

    Pets Alive Westchester Closing Announcement Contested, Emergency Meeting Called in Greenburgh

    Animal welfare group Pets Alive announced last week that it plans to restructure its organization by closing its Westchester facility located in Elmsford, and consolidate operations to its Middletown, NY location. Skyrocketing repair and maintenance costs of what the group calls the “structurally unsound Westchester shelter” coupled with declining revenue were reasons cited for the […]

  • Brewster Man Killed in New Castle One-Car Crash

    Brewster Man Killed in New Castle One-Car Crash

    A 26-year-old Brewster man was killed in a one-car accident early Tuesday morning in New Castle after he lost control of the vehicle he was driving on Route 133. The man was identified Tuesday night as Kristopher Stephenson, authorities said. He was driving toward Mount Kisco at about 1 a.m. in the vicinity of High Meadow Road […]

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