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  • Menu Movers & Shakers: Where To Celebrate the Holidays

    Menu Movers & Shakers: Where To Celebrate the Holidays

    By Morris Gut – The Holiday Season is upon us, so whether you’ve been naughty or nice, it’s time to make plans with friends and family. If you are going out, here are some festive suggestions for every palate, each offering a good dose of Holiday Cheer. Mulino’s Holiday Fest. It is over-the-top during the holidays […]

  • County Legislators Urged to Maintain Non-Profits’ Funding in 2017 Budget

    County Legislators Urged to Maintain Non-Profits’ Funding in 2017 Budget

    Dozens of speakers last week urged the Westchester County Board of Legislators to properly fund various nonprofit organizations that would benefit children in the 2017 budget. Many in attendance at the Nov. 30 public hearing at Armonk’s H.C. Crittenden Middle School held signs saying “Day Care Not Welfare” and “Keep Parents Earning, Keep Children Learning.” […]

  • Peekskill Makes Me Merry Holiday Plans Announced

    Peekskill Makes Me Merry Holiday Plans Announced

        The 2016 Peekskill Makes Me Merry holiday campaign, sponsored by the Peekskill Business Improvement District, kicks off at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 3 in Downtown Peekskill with the Annual Peekskill Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Gazebo on the corner of Division and Park Streets.   There will be live performances by Clayton […]

  • The Chair Rail Isn’t for Chairs Anymore

    The Chair Rail Isn’t for Chairs Anymore

    By Bill Primavera If you’re staring at a blank plasterboard wall that is begging for a little dressing up, consider adding a dado rail, also known as a chair rail, fixed horizontally to the perimeter of the room. I seriously doubt that the back of any chair has touched a chair rail as a way […]

  • Yuka’s Latin Fusion, Croton

    Yuka’s Latin Fusion, Croton

    Cortlandt resident Claudia Villeda and Peekskill resident Mike Guerra have given local residents a new place to sample Latin cuisine. The co-owners opened Yuka’s Latin Fusion in Croton. Villeda said last week the restaurant was named after yucca, which is a root vegetable that tastes like a potato. The restaurant was named by Guerra. “We […]

  • Cuomo Signs Bill to Trigger DOT Study of All Grade Crossings

    Cuomo Signs Bill to Trigger DOT Study of All Grade Crossings

    Three local state legislators announced Thursday that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill mandating the state Department of Transportation (DOT) study all 5,300 railroad grade crossings in New York and recommend safety improvements. State senators David Carlucci (D-Clarkstown) and Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown) and Assemblyman Thomas Abinanti gathered at the Commerce Street crossing in Valhalla, […]

  • Ben’s of Scarsdale to Celebrate Hanukkah With Special Offers

    Ben’s of Scarsdale to Celebrate Hanukkah With Special Offers

    A new catering program has been announced by Ben’s of Scarsdale that includes two specially planned deals for Hanukkah. One of the promotional discount deals is called “Lotsa Latkes” and is for four different versions of miniature latkes; the other is a catered dinner package for six guests priced at $129.99. Also, a standup comedy night called […]

  • WCC Forum Discusses the Impending Trump Presidency

    WCC Forum Discusses the Impending Trump Presidency

    Four accomplished journalists tackled the difficult task of predicting what a Donald Trump presidency will look like as they spoke at the annual Westchester Community College President’s Forum on Sunday. New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus and Wall Street Journal columnists Jason Riley and Bret Stephens appeared before a packed […]

  • Mount Kisco Gold & Silver, Inc., Mount Kisco

    Mount Kisco Gold & Silver, Inc., Mount Kisco

    If there’s one thing that gets Neil Berman excited about his job as an expert numismatist and coin dealer, it’s when he discovers a rare item that he feels compelled to preserve for generations. Earlier this year a customer walked into Berman’s business, Mount Kisco Gold & Silver, Inc., with a plastic bag containing close […]

  • Greenburgh Town Hall Gets Second Solar System

    Greenburgh Town Hall Gets Second Solar System

    The Town of Greenburgh installed a 68-kilowatt photovoltaic solar energy system on its Town Hall last month. The installation was made possible by a grant from the Department of Energy, was managed by ECG Engineering and mounted by SunBlue Energy. This was the Town Hall’s second solar photovoltaic installation. The first solar array was a 5.6-kilowatt system installed […]

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    Grapevine: Evaluating a Fine Artisanal Wine, as Compared to a Musical Instrument

    What makes one wine unique and distinct from another? I’m frequently asked this question. Aside from the obvious considerations such as different grape varieties and different countries/regions of origin, there is no empirical answer or immutable consensus. When considering wine, I initially call on my natural penchant for data analysis to narrow down the distinctive […]

  • Business Profile: Durante Rentals, Carmel and Brewster

    Business Profile: Durante Rentals, Carmel and Brewster

    With the holiday season approaching John Durante, co-owner of Durante Rentals, has plenty to be thankful for. Durante Rentals has been a household name since it’s inception and with two locations now in Putnam County, many area contractors know how effective the company is. One of the top construction rental companies in the tri-state area, […]

  • State Leaders Applaud Court Decision on Indian Point Review

    State Leaders Applaud Court Decision on Indian Point Review

    Governor Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman applauded a decision rendered last week by the state Court of Appeals that reaffirmed the state’s authority to review the federal applications of the owners of the Indian Point nuclear power plants for renewal of its licenses. In a unanimous decision November 21, the Court of Appeals […]

  • Legislators Spar Over Butterfield Amendment

    Legislators Spar Over Butterfield Amendment

    By Andrew Vitelli – Legislators briefly sparred once again on Nov. 15 over the county’s lease for the Butterfield development in Cold Spring, as the legislature’s Physical Services Committee advanced an amendment to the lease agreement with developer Paul Guillaro. The amendment, which addressed parking on the site, was relatively minor and technical, with language clarifying […]

  • The 100-Year History of the Woman’s Club of White Plains, the 1980’s

    The 100-Year History of the Woman’s Club of White Plains, the 1980’s

    By Colleen Fay – The1980’s started off with a bang when the U.S. Men’s Olympic Hockey Team beat the heavily favored Russians 4-3. It was such an amazing victory that most people don’t even remember that this win was actually not for the gold medal! It was a boost the country, mired in a recession with […]

  • New Castle, Mount Kisco Locked in Culvert Damage Dispute

    New Castle, Mount Kisco Locked in Culvert Damage Dispute

    A dispute between the Town of New Castle and Village of Mount Kisco regarding which municipality is responsible for a damaged culvert on Byram Lake Road may be headed to litigation. Notices of claim were filed by each municipality against each other in October stemming from a broken water main in the vicinity of 190 […]

  • Prudent Portfolio: When a Windfall Arrives, it’s Time to Re-examine Investing Goals

    Prudent Portfolio: When a Windfall Arrives, it’s Time to Re-examine Investing Goals

    By Peter Chieco The World Series is over, but for many players who did not participate in the final contest, there is plenty of strategy and maneuvering to consider before the first pitch of spring training, which after all, is a little more than three months away. I am not talking about game strategies or […]

  • Home Guru: The Practicality and Psychology of Having Clean Windows

    Home Guru: The Practicality and Psychology of Having Clean Windows

    By Bill Primavera – When is someone going to invent the self-cleaning window and take it to Shark Tank? After all, we have the self-cleaning oven, don’t we? Of all the chores I’ve considered doing myself as a homeowner, window cleaning has never been among them, not in two New York City apartments (impossible to […]

  • Business Profile: Monteverde at Oldstone, Cortlandt

    Business Profile: Monteverde at Oldstone, Cortlandt

    It has been in existence since the Revolutionary War period and it is as active as ever in 2016. Monteverde at Oldstone in Cortlandt has been owned by Harrison resident Arlene Perrott since 2011. The property was opened for private events five years ago, but her restaurant was not opened to the general public until […]

  • Putnam Accepting Apps for 2017 PILOT Program

    Putnam Accepting Apps for 2017 PILOT Program

    Putnam County Government will once again offer high school, college and graduate school students the opportunity to apply for paid and unpaid summer internship opportunities throughout its many departments as part of the Putnam Invests in Leaders of Tomorrow (PILOT) Program. The concept of the PILOT Program was introduced by County Executive MaryEllen Odell in […]

  • Holiday LIFT Calls Westchester Volunteers and Donors to Action

    Holiday LIFT Calls Westchester Volunteers and Donors to Action

    Today, Tuesday, Nov. 29, is Giving Tuesday, an international day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Held on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, following Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, the focus has been on Christmas and end-of-year giving. For […]

  • Proposed Treatment Center Rankles Armonk Neighborhood

    Proposed Treatment Center Rankles Armonk Neighborhood

    Residents of a quiet Armonk street are hoping to prevent an adolescent residential treatment center from moving into a nearby eight-bedroom estate fearing the activity will threaten their neighborhood, properties and quality of life. A petition against the plan, which opponents described as “a substance abuse treatment facility,” was submitted to the Town of North […]

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