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  • LWVW Supports New York Single-Payer Health Care Proposal

    LWVW Supports New York Single-Payer Health Care Proposal

    For years, there has been little mention of single-payer, Medicare-for-all health care – until this election cycle. While a national plan may not be imminent, a New York single-payer plan is likely to pass in the near future. On Wednesday, June 1, the New York State Assembly passed the New York Health Act (A.5062A/S.3525A) by […]

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    Grapevine: Several Remedies for Getting Over the Summer Doldrums

    Some of us celebrate hard, some hardly celebrate. Some of us wake up in the morning in an alcohol-induced fog; some of us wake up in our normal mental fog. As a public service, I’ve researched hangover remedies around the globe. I’ve found the familiar and the bizarre: some simple, others elaborate; some chemical, others […]

  • White Plains Girl Scout Aids Children of My Sisters’ Place

    White Plains Girl Scout Aids Children of My Sisters’ Place

    White Plains Girl Scout Julia Golden has completed a Gold Award project designed to benefit children who have been impacted by domestic violence and served by White Plains-based My Sisters’ Place. A Junior at White Plains High School, Golden (16) had previously worked with her Girl Scout Troop to organize toiletry drives for My Sisters’ […]

  • Brooklyn Nets and Free Agency

    Brooklyn Nets and Free Agency

    By The Fantasy Bulldog –  NBA free agency officially starts on July 1 and many “experts” are simply assuming that the top available players will not consider the Brooklyn Nets based on the assumption that the team will be one of the worst teams in the NBA next season.  Yes, it is true that the Nets finished with […]

  • Arrest Made in North Castle Check Fraud; Investigation Continues

    Arrest Made in North Castle Check Fraud; Investigation Continues

    North Castle police arrested one man last week and are expected to charge another subject in connection with the series of fraudulent checks that were cashed against the town’s account late last year. Ron Bynoe, 28, of South Ozone Park, Queens, turned himself in to police on June 21 and charged with third-degree grand larceny, […]

  • Petition to Halt Coyote Trapping Circulates in New Castle

    Petition to Halt Coyote Trapping Circulates in New Castle

    An online petition drafted by New Castle residents opposed to coyote trapping was launched last weekend in response to the Random Farms Homeowners Association’s latest decision calling for more traps. Resident Victoria Alzapiedi, the chair of one of two coyote advisory committees appointed by the town board in 2014 to develop a Coyote Response Plan and […]

  • Business Profile: D & N Kitchen and Bath, Montrose

    Business Profile: D & N Kitchen and Bath, Montrose

    Cortlandt resident Daniel Del Monte opened a contracting business in 2006. The business began as a provider of handyman services and later did such larger jobs as kitchens, bathrooms and basements, as well as window and door installations. “We really found a niche with the kitchens and the bathrooms,” he said. “That urged us to […]

  • Home Guru: Many Options to Compare When Looking for House Siding

    Home Guru: Many Options to Compare When Looking for House Siding

    By Bill Primavera – When the opportunity comes to choose the “skin” of a house – the siding – whether for new construction or re-surfacing, you might think that the main factor would be personal preference for its look. But there are other important matters to consider, namely its cost, energy efficiency, ease of maintenance and […]

  • ‘Montrose 9’ Pipeline Protestors Use ‘Necessity Defense’ at Trial

    ‘Montrose 9’ Pipeline Protestors Use ‘Necessity Defense’ at Trial

    Two of the so-called “Montrose 9” protestors who were arrested last November for disorderly conduct for blocking access to Spectra Energy’s construction yard on Route 9A took the stand Thursday as their trial resumed in Cortlandt Town Court. Linda Snider and Susan Rutman, along with Michael Bucci, Kim Fraczek, Melissa Freedman, Monica Hunken, George Packard, […]

  • Mike Love and the Beach Boys Coming to County Center July 6

    Mike Love and the Beach Boys Coming to County Center July 6

    After more than 50 years, famed rock band The Beach Boys has seen a resurgence in interest in its music. Since 2013, when fans sent their Capital Records release “Sounds of Summer” to triple platinum, demand for the group has continued to increase. With band co-founder and lead singer Mike Love, The Beach Boys will […]

  • Developer to Opt for 48 Affordable Units at Armonk’s Old Lumberyard

    Developer to Opt for 48 Affordable Units at Armonk’s Old Lumberyard

    The owner of the old lumberyard property in Armonk is prepared to ditch his plan to build 30 market-rate condominiums at the site and will pursue an application for 48 affordable units. Local developer Michael Fareri, who received approvals to construct a 36-unit building at the Bedford Road property, had most recently been trying to […]

  • Business Profile: Orfino’s Restaurant, Briarcliff Manor

    Business Profile: Orfino’s Restaurant, Briarcliff Manor

     Dine at Orfino’s Restaurant in Briarcliff Manor and you won’t only get great Italian food but you might make new friends while you’re there. When owners Linda and Michael Orfino took over the family-owned establishment from Michael’s parents, they forged a new identity in the local dining scene. Originally opened in 1982 as a breakfast […]

  • Chappaqua’s Random Farms Decides on More Coyote Traps

    Chappaqua’s Random Farms Decides on More Coyote Traps

    The Random Farms Homeowners Association decided this week to enter into a second agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to set up coyote traps on portions of the development’s property. The decision for the USDA to place foothold traps for a five-day period was made at the association’s June 22 meeting, according to […]

  • Two Somers High Grads Charged with Vandalizing School Buses

    Two Somers High Grads Charged with Vandalizing School Buses

    Two recent Somers High School graduates were charged by State Police with vandalizing about 43 school buses in January, causing more than $29,000 worth of damage. Jonas Moseby, 18, and an unidentified 18-year-old male, both of whom graduated from Somers High on June 21, were allegedly responsible for the slashed bus tires, shattered bus windows […]

  • Armonk Woman Among Two Dead in Route 9A Crash in Hawthorne

    Armonk Woman Among Two Dead in Route 9A Crash in Hawthorne

    An accident involving a motorcycle and a car on Route 9A in Hawthorne on Wednesday claimed the lives of a 79-year-old Armonk woman and a New Rochelle man. Mount Pleasant police said the accident occurred at about 3:45 p.m. at the intersection of Dana Road and Route 9A. Pronounced dead at Westchester Medical Center were […]

  • Executive Director to Retire From Garrison Art Center

    Executive Director to Retire From Garrison Art Center

    The Board of Directors at Garrison Art Center announces the retirement of Executive Director Carinda Swann at 2016 year-end. Carinda has been involved at the Art Center for 22 years. She has served as director since 2008 and prior to that served as teacher, volunteer, gallery committee member and board member. During her tenure as […]

  • Business Profile: Rob’s Poultry Supplies & Chicks, Cortlandt

    Business Profile: Rob’s Poultry Supplies & Chicks, Cortlandt

    It is like no other store in the Cortlandt area. Town resident Rob Robinson opened Rob’s Poultry Supplies & Chicks in August 2015 on Route 202. Robinson has been in the business for over 30 years. Prior to opening his store last year he operated his business out of his home living room. “It grew […]

  • White Plains Woman’s Club Was a Pioneer in Women’s Fitness Programs

    White Plains Woman’s Club Was a Pioneer in Women’s Fitness Programs

    By Colleen Fay – June 23 marks the anniversary of the signing of Title IX by President Nixon back in 1972. The law provides that “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program […]

  • The Life Story of Steven Dudowitz

    The Life Story of Steven Dudowitz

    By Elena Castriota  Steven Dudowitz of Mahopac, a dedicated family man and mentor to many, tragically passed away Monday, June 13th after fighting the complications of heart failure for four weeks. He was 55.  Dudowitz was born in Brooklyn on August 24, 1960 and attended Lincoln High School where he was a linebacker on the […]

  • Know Your Neighbor: Bernard Krooks, Attorney/Special Needs Advocate, Chappaqua

    Know Your Neighbor: Bernard Krooks, Attorney/Special Needs Advocate, Chappaqua

    It’s not only a job when Bernard Krooks advocates for the developmentally disabled population. As a founding partner in the White Plains law firm of Littman Krooks, LLC more than 25 years ago, Krooks has developed a highly respected reputation for representing families who require special needs planning or special education advocacy for children along […]

  • Armonk’s St. Stephen’s Episcopal to Unveil Renovated Sanctuary in Fall

    Armonk’s St. Stephen’s Episcopal to Unveil Renovated Sanctuary in Fall

    St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Armonk is on target to officially unveil its renovated sanctuary this fall in time to usher in the congregation’s 175th anniversary year. Father Nils Chittenden said the unveiling of the restored interior will be celebrated at a special gathering on Sunday, Oct. 9. “It is very close to being done,” […]

  • Congressman Calls for Shutdown of Indian Point Reactor

    Congressman Calls for Shutdown of Indian Point Reactor

    U.S. Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D) and Hudson Riverkeeper President Paul Gallay called Monday for the immediate shutdown of Unit 2 at the Indian Point nuclear power facility in Buchanan to analyze the cause of 227 bolts recently having been replaced at the core of the reactor. Standing outside the entrance of the plant in […]

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