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  • Nick Antonaccio

    Grapevine: Eat Your Vegetables and Drink Your Glass of Wine

    This week’s wine focus is on health. You are all aware of the study done in France in the early ’90s that compared French and American diets and health. Even though both diets were high in fatty foods, the French were healthier and living longer. Since then, in study after study, it has been shown […]

  • Mt. Kisco Woman to Make Different Type of Donation After Death

    Mt. Kisco Woman to Make Different Type of Donation After Death

    There’s been much publicity and a growing understanding of the importance of becoming an organ donor to help save lives. Margaret Marcogliese has taken it an additional step. Marcogliese, a Mount Kisco resident, recently decided that upon her death she will be donating her body to science, a relatively little-known option for people who will […]

  • Know Your Neighbor: Patrick Magliocchino, Student-Athlete, Thornwood

    Know Your Neighbor: Patrick Magliocchino, Student-Athlete, Thornwood

    Patrick Magliocchino has been playing lacrosse since third grade but one of his most memorable experiences in his years playing the sport occurred earlier this summer. Magliocchino, who is entering his senior year at Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, was a member of the first-ever U19 Irish national lacrosse team at the Men’s […]

  • Business Profile: License 2 Grill, Thornwood

    Business Profile: License 2 Grill, Thornwood

    Valhalla resident Erica Gendler, a former waitress, took the plunge in February 2014 and became owner and operator of her own eatery. Gendler purchased License 2 Grill on Commerce Street in the Thornwood section of Mount Pleasant. Gendler said last week the opportunity to buy the business came after her father, Stephen, passed away and […]

  • Home Guru: When the Time Comes to Deal with “Difficult” Neighbors

    Home Guru: When the Time Comes to Deal with “Difficult” Neighbors

      By Bill Primavera  No man is an island, nor would he or she wish to exist as one, but there were a couple of occasions, especially when I lived in an apartment building that was not well insulated for sound, when I wished I were. According to a survey by Trulia, 67 percent of […]

  • Summer Trails Day Camp Named ‘Best of Westchester’

    Summer Trails Day Camp Named ‘Best of Westchester’

      Summer Trails Day Camp, located in Somers, was recently named “Best Summer Day Camp” for Westchester Magazine’s “Best of Westchester” annual awards. This is the third year in a row Summer Trails won “Best Summer Day Camp.” “Summer Trails Day Camp is honored to have won ‘Best Summer Day Camp’ for the third consecutive […]

  • Mosquitos with West Nile Virus Found in Westchester

    Mosquitos with West Nile Virus Found in Westchester

        This season’s first batch of mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus has been confirmed by the Westchester County Department of Health. The area surrounding the positive mosquito batch in Yonkers has been inspected by the health department and nearby catch basins with standing water have been treated to protect against further mosquito breeding in […]

  • Business Profile: Lawrence Zacks-RE/MAX, Somers

    Business Profile: Lawrence Zacks-RE/MAX, Somers

    To find the perfect house, real estate agent Lawrence Zacks, owner of a RE/MAX branch in Somers, learns as much about a buyer’s background as possible. Depending on if a buyer grew up in a cramped apartment in the city, or dozens of acres on farmland in the mid-west, Zacks needs to know everything about […]

  • Ken Jenkins Plans Run for County Executive in 2017

    Ken Jenkins Plans Run for County Executive in 2017

    Former Westchester Board of Legislators Chairman Ken Jenkins (D-Yonkers) formally announced Wednesday that he is seeking the Office of County Executive in 2017 citing deterioration in financial management and service quality throughout Westchester as the prime reasons for his running a second time. “During my tenure as Chairman of the Board, we managed to cut […]

  • Yorktown Police Show Zero Tolerance in Goal to End Drunk Driving

    Yorktown Police Show Zero Tolerance in Goal to End Drunk Driving

    This Labor Day weekend, families and friends will be celebrating the end of the summer. Sadly, this festive time has also become a dangerous time for America’s roads, as many drunk drivers get behind the wheel after celebrating. For this reason, Yorktown Police Department (YPD) and the Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK), are partnering with […]

  • Putnam Hospital Center Hires New President

    Putnam Hospital Center Hires New President

    Peter Kelly has joined Health Quest as the president of Putnam Hospital Center. “I’m delighted to be at Putnam Hospital Center and look forward to participating in the further development of Health Quest and the benefits it will bring to the hospital and the patients we serve,” Kelly said. Kelly replaces James Caldas, who left […]

  • Putnam and Carmel Face Lawsuit Against Exonerated Man

    Putnam and Carmel Face Lawsuit Against Exonerated Man

    Free from prison after a wrongful conviction locked him up for almost eight years, William Haughey intends to file a federal lawsuit against New York State, Putnam County, and the Town of Carmel. Claiming he was falsely arrested and imprisoned, Haughey is also taking the state to the NYS Court of Claims for $25 million, […]

  • Fallen 9/11 Heroes to be Recognized at Peekskill Riverfront

    Fallen 9/11 Heroes to be Recognized at Peekskill Riverfront

      A day before the 15th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, three members of the New York State Supreme Court Officers Association who lost their lives trying to rescue people in the World Trade Center will be recognized at a ceremony at the Riverfront Green in Peekskill. A park bench and plaque […]

  • Lakeland Grad Excels on U.S. Field Hockey Team in Olympics

    Lakeland Grad Excels on U.S. Field Hockey Team in Olympics

      The United States field hockey team may have fallen short in the quarterfinals at the Rio Olympic Games Monday, but Lakeland High School graduate Melissa Gonzalez played an integral part in the squad’s success. The 27-year-old midfielder from Mohegan Lake scored goals in consecutive games during the tournament and created several other scoring chances […]

  • Home Guru: How Lucky We Are to Live Right Here!

    Home Guru: How Lucky We Are to Live Right Here!

    By Bill Primavera Just recently I had the pleasure of introducing the Hudson River Valley area to a couple who will be relocating here and what a pleasure it was to again remind myself of all the joys my family has enjoyed living here for many years. In real estate, when we talk about location, […]

  • Popular Mount Pleasant Day Returns

    Popular Mount Pleasant Day Returns

    It has become a popular annual tradition in Mount Pleasant. The third annual Mount Pleasant Day street fair and car show has been scheduled for Aug. 21 from 3 to 8 p.m. on Elwood Avenue between Cross and Commerce Streets. Admission is free. The rain date is Aug. 28. The fair is being sponsored by […]

  • BOCES Hosts Women in Educational Leadership

    BOCES Hosts Women in Educational Leadership

    Seventy-six percent of teachers nationally are women, yet only 27 percent hold the top job of school superintendent. Statistics like that led Jazz Conboy, general counsel of the New York State Council of School Superintendents, and Lynn Allen, assistant superintendent of Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES, to organize a retreat entitled “Supporting Women in Educational […]

  • Tim Connors To Stay On at WPS Through September

    Tim Connors To Stay On at WPS Through September

    An email note, Tuesday, from White Plans Schools Board of Education President Rosemarie Eller informed staff that Superintendent of Schools Dr. Paul Fried who has been out of the office recovering from an illness, had a setback and will not be returning for the opening of schools.  Tim Connors, who has been Acting Superintendent with a contract extension […]

  • Pigskin Dependence!  Football Junkies to Get Their Fix - 2016 Gridiron Preview Edition

    Pigskin Dependence! Football Junkies to Get Their Fix – 2016 Gridiron Preview Edition

        The 2015 football season did not produce a single champion or even a championship-caliber outfit last fall, as the locals from the Northern Westchester/Putnam Examiner regions were shut out in their bids to be crowned or even compete for a championship. Still, we had some competitive clubs who are hoping that 2016 is […]

  • Nick Antonaccio

    Grapevine: My Personal Guidelines for Drinking Responsibly and in Moderation

    Summer is the season when we tend to party more, eat more and enjoy others’ company more than at any other time of year, with the likely exception of the year-end holidays. It is also the time of year when some of us consume more alcohol. In the interest of protecting you from the many […]

  • Mysto Mead, Carmel

    Mysto Mead, Carmel

    By Nancy Sorbella   As you get a thirst for something new to drink, perhaps you should consider a refreshing glass of Mead, or honey wine. And the only place where Mead is made in Putnam and Westchester counties is Mysto Mead in Carmel. Mysto Mead is the collaborative brainchild of Bob Klein and Andrea […]

  • Murphy Brings ‘Shed the Meds’ Program to Peekskill

    Murphy Brings ‘Shed the Meds’ Program to Peekskill

    Throwing unwanted and expired prescription drugs in the household trash does not ensure that curious children will not get at them. There are an increasing number of incidents involving accidental poisonings from medicines in our homes – and children are the most common victims. In response to this issue, Senator Terrence Murphy (R/Yorktown) partnered with […]

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