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  • The Home Guru: State’s New Mold Law Viewed as ‘A Little Crazy’

    The Home Guru: State’s New Mold Law Viewed as ‘A Little Crazy’

    By Bill Primavera – If you find that you have mold in your home and want it removed, you may be in for a surprise by the set of procedures now required to comply with a new law enacted in January by New York State to regulate its remediation. According to two suppliers in the field […]

  • Business of the Week: Peekskill Wine & Liquor,  Cortlandt

    Business of the Week: Peekskill Wine & Liquor, Cortlandt

    Lincoln Park, NJ resident Paul Dubal previously owned businesses “that didn’t pan out” and later worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a supervisor but did not lose his desire to be his own boss again. “I did my research” and decided to own a liquor store, Dubal said last week. If the store is […]

  • Business of the Week: Cacciatori Pizzeria, Mahopac

    Business of the Week: Cacciatori Pizzeria, Mahopac

    For his entire life, Sal Triarsi has been involved in the pizzeria business and now during the last year, he’s been on his own, operating Cacciatori Pizzeria in Mahopac as it continues to offer an expanded array of pizza and dishes that keep customers coming back. Sharing a special connection with his father, who is […]

  • Peekskill to be Honored for Waterfront Trailway Planning

    Peekskill to be Honored for Waterfront Trailway Planning

    The design of the City of Peekskill’s recently opened Southern Waterfront Park and Trailway on the Hudson River has caught the eye of onlookers from afar. Peekskill officials announced last week the city will be recognized on June 2 by the Westchester Municipal Planning Federation with a Commendation Award for outstanding planning achievement for its […]

  • Art Monk Returns to WPHS as “Hometown Hall of Famer”

    Art Monk Returns to WPHS as “Hometown Hall of Famer”

    On May 18, the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Ford Motor Company paid tribute to one of White Plains High School’s most admired alumni, Art Monk, designating him a “Hometown Hall of Famer” hero. Monk graduated from White Plains High School in 1976, after an illustrious athletic career in football and track & […]

  • Swiss Re Proposes Ground Solar Array; No. Castle Mulls Local Law

    Swiss Re Proposes Ground Solar Array; No. Castle Mulls Local Law

    North Castle officials are considering a local law that would regulate ground-mounted solar panel installations after Swiss Re recently proposed installing a roughly 9,000-panel photovoltaic array on a portion of its 127-acre property in Armonk. The current draft of the ordinance would allow rooftop and building integrated systems in all zoning districts as long as […]

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    Grapevine: The 21st Century Sensibility of Reading Wine Labels

    Here in the 21st century, we’ve come to expect (demand?) our information in real time, instantaneously available on our hand-held devices. We can reach out to the vast Internet for whatever inspires us at the moment or we can join networks, websites and social media services that notify us when our real-time information becomes stale. […]

  • Jay Ungar and Molly Mason at Tompkins Corners

    Jay Ungar and Molly Mason at Tompkins Corners

    On Saturday, June 4th at 8 p.m. Tompkins Corners Cultural Center will present Jay Ungar and Molly Mason in Concert. Jay and Molly are no strangers to the Hudson Valley; they have been active as musicians, presenters and sponsors for the last thirty years or so. Jay was part of the Putnam String County Band […]

  • Catalina Complaint Against Philipstown Town Justice Dismissed

    Catalina Complaint Against Philipstown Town Justice Dismissed

    A formal complaint filed by Peekskill Mayor Frank Catalina against Philipstown Town Justice Alan Steiner for professional misconduct in March was dismissed by the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct earlier this month as “without merit.” In a May 6 correspondence circulated by Steiner last week, Robert Tembeckjian, administrator and counsel, stated Catalina’s complaint […]

  • WP Planning Board Reviews Retail Upgrade Options

    WP Planning Board Reviews Retail Upgrade Options

    The White Plains Planning Board reviewed two retail-shopping projects at its May meeting last week. One was a proposal to overhaul elements of The Westchester mall, which has not seen an upgrade since it was built about 20 years ago. The other was for the Site Plan for the Boulevard multi-use project on the Post […]

  • Lifetime Fitness Request Throws Uncertainty Into Chap Crossing

    Lifetime Fitness Request Throws Uncertainty Into Chap Crossing

    Contentious debate raged last week over Chappaqua Crossing developer Summit/Greenfield’s request to amend the town code that could allow Lifetime Fitness to leave after three years and sublease its space to a variety of retail merchants. Summit Development President Felix Charney met with the New Castle Town Board last Tuesday to discuss the possibility of […]

  • Two White Plains Men Arraigned in Ambush Shooting Murder

    Two White Plains Men Arraigned in Ambush Shooting Murder

    Aaron George (DOB 2/8/95) of Main Street, White Plains, was arraigned May 20 on an indictment charging him with one count of Murder, two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon and two counts of Tampering With Physical Evidence in the shooting death of Dominique Hospie. On Sunday, April 17, 2016 at approximately 11:24 a.m. […]

  • Six Teens Arrested in Pair of Hawthorne Cedar Knolls Melees

    Six Teens Arrested in Pair of Hawthorne Cedar Knolls Melees

    A series of violent incidents erupted Friday and Saturday at the Hawthorne Cedar Knolls campus in Mount Pleasant resulting in the arrest of six teenagers in a roughly 12-hour span. Mount Pleasant Police Chief Paul Oliva said at about 1 p.m. on Friday, the department was called to the school, which serves as a residential […]

  • Annual Colon Cancer Walk to Step Off Sunday in Purchase

    Annual Colon Cancer Walk to Step Off Sunday in Purchase

    By Lizzie Gellman About 150,000 Americans are diagnosed with colon cancer each year and 50,000 will lose their battle against the nation’s second leading cancer killer. This public health issue has not yet gained the recognition it should, but there are those working to raise awareness for this preventable but often fatal disease. Chappaqua resident […]

  • Astorino Announces County Plan to Combat Zika Virus

    Astorino Announces County Plan to Combat Zika Virus

    By Lizzie Gellman Responding to increasing concern about the mosquito-borne Zika virus, County Executive Rob Astorino revealed Thursday morning the county’s plan to control the virus and protect residents from contracting the disease. Astorino said the strategy involves “education, surveillance and mosquito patrol,” with a few new steps to accompany precautionary measures already in place […]

  • The Saturday Everyone Looks Forward to in Chappaqua

    The Saturday Everyone Looks Forward to in Chappaqua

    By Kathryn Nicolai For the second consecutive year, downtown Chappaqua will be abuzz with activity every third Saturday of the month. Starting this weekend and continuing through October, the third Saturday will see four separate events taking place downtown simultaneously: the Chappaqua Flea, Art Under the Bridge, Chappaqua’s weekly farmers market and the Take It […]

  • The Home Guru: In a Major Political Year, Equal Time for Red and Blue

    The Home Guru: In a Major Political Year, Equal Time for Red and Blue

    By Bill Primavera – Recently when I wrote a column dedicated to decorating in red, I received a comment from a reader asking whether my personal devotion to the color was politically motivated. Honestly, the thought never entered my mind; however, I thought that it was certainly a creative association. When it was suggested by that […]

  • 49th Annual Glenn D. Loucks Track & Field Games

    49th Annual Glenn D. Loucks Track & Field Games

    The 49th Annual Glenn D. Loucks Track & Field Games brought 3424 registered competitors from 371 high schools from nine states of the United States and the Province of Quebec, Canada, to White Plains High School from May 12-14. “We are blessed. This is leading us to our 50th Anniversary next year and we are […]

  • School Budgets Approved in Seven Local Districts

    School Budgets Approved in Seven Local Districts

    School budgets in seven districts in northern Westchester were comfortably approved by voters on Tuesday despite glaring low turnouts. The largest spending plan in the area, $161 million, in the Lakeland School District passed 917-243. As a result, Yorktown homeowners will enjoy a 1.9% tax decrease, while Cortlandt taxpayers will experience a 2.3% increase and […]

  • Bedford Budget Fails to Gain Enough Votes; Incumbents Fall

    Bedford Budget Fails to Gain Enough Votes; Incumbents Fall

    Leaders of the Bedford Central School District will have a lot of questions to answer at their next board of education meeting after the district’s $124.6 million budget that exceeded the tax cap fell just short. The budget had support from 58.7 percent of voters – 2,595-1,821 – Tuesday night; however, because the spending plan’s […]

  • Incumbents Win in Chappaqua; P’ville, Mt. Pleasant, Byram Hills Budgets Pass

    Incumbents Win in Chappaqua; P’ville, Mt. Pleasant, Byram Hills Budgets Pass

    Chappaqua Board of Education incumbents Warren Messner and Jeffrey Mester won re-election Tuesday night and voters overwhelmingly approved the district’s $118.2 million budget for 2016-17 that carries no tax levy increase. Messner, the current board president, won a second three-year term with 921 votes, followed by Mester’s 870 in his successful bid for a fourth […]

  • White Plains/Greenburgh Voters Pass 2016-17 School Budgets

    White Plains/Greenburgh Voters Pass 2016-17 School Budgets

    White Plains Public Schools: An unofficial tally shows 629 to 149 voted to approve the White Plains School District spending plan for 2016-17 in the amount of $208,750,000. The budget represents an increase of close to $3 million, or 1.43 percent, from the current year’s spending plan. The tax levy will jump .24 percent in compliance […]

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