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  • Business Profile: Hudson Valley Olive Oil, Mt. Kisco

    Business Profile: Hudson Valley Olive Oil, Mt. Kisco

    Anyone who looks in their kitchen pantry will likely find a bottle of olive oil, but after one visit to Hudson Valley Olive Oil in Mount Kisco, you may have a whole new perspective on the product. Started by Shane Furnia, the shop features more than 50 varieties of oils, balsamic vinegars, which are aged […]

  • Nick Antonaccio

    Grapevine: Options for Enjoying Today’s Ageable Wines

    In the last three columns we’ve explored the numerous elements of consuming wine at its peak – the moment when it reaches the top of the Bell Curve and expresses its best characteristics. The columns focused on these categories: The majority of wines are best consumed when purchased; additional storing adds little to enhance most […]

  • New Castle Scheduled to Vote Thursday on Chap Crossing Rezone

    New Castle Scheduled to Vote Thursday on Chap Crossing Rezone

    The New Castle Town Board may finally take a vote this week whether to rezone a portion of the Chappaqua Crossing campus to allow 120,000 square feet of retail at the site. Board members announced last week that they are scheduled to meet Thursday night at the Chappaqua Public Library auditorium at 8:15 p.m. and […]

  • Business Profile: A Bark Above, Somers

    Business Profile: A Bark Above, Somers

    Christine Sinclair has loved dogs since she was a child and now she has a way to share that passion with the rest of the local area. A Bark Above was opened in Somers in June 2013 by co-owners Sinclair and one of her daughters, Avery. “I’ve had consulting businesses before, but this is the […]

  • Home Guru: If Today is Moving Day, Just Shoot Me Now

    Home Guru: If Today is Moving Day, Just Shoot Me Now

    By Bill Primavera After the death of a loved one and divorce, moving is the third greatest stress producer in life. Certainly by this age, I should be able to recognize diversionary tactics when applied to myself, but I failed completely on the morning that our movers were scheduled to arrive. There I was at […]

  • Controversial Algonquin Pipeline Project Addressed in Mahopac

    Controversial Algonquin Pipeline Project Addressed in Mahopac

    During the last year, a group opposing the extension of the Algonquin Pipeline has gone before different levels of government in hopes of drumming up support to stall the impending project. Last week, SAPE (Stop the Algonquin Pipeline Extension) presented in front of the Mahopac Board of Education at its monthly meeting to speak about […]

  • Woodlands Beats White Plains in Harry Jefferson Showcase

    Woodlands Beats White Plains in Harry Jefferson Showcase

    White Plains Head Coach Spencer Mayfield invited nine teams to compete in the 21st Annual Harry Jefferson Showcase, at White Plains High School, on Saturday, Dec. 13. The Tigers basketball program for the past 21 years has paid tribute to retired Assistant Principal Harry Jefferson, who was an educator, coach, mentor, as well as, spiritual […]

  • Richard Crabtree, Owner of Chappaqua's Kittle House, Dies at 84

    Richard Crabtree, Owner of Chappaqua’s Kittle House, Dies at 84

    Richard (Dick) Clarke Crabtree died peacefully on Dec. 12 at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx with his family by his side at the age of 84. Crabtree was born on Oct. 3, 1930, in New Rochelle and raised there by his parents Joseph and Irene. He attended Iona Prep where he excelled in sports, especially […]

  • Open Door Medical Center Eyes Second Mt. Kisco Site

    Open Door Medical Center Eyes Second Mt. Kisco Site

    The Mount Kisco Planning Board was receptive to a proposal from Open Door Family Medical Center last week for a second location in the village, although some members had doubts about the off-street employee parking arrangement. Open Door, which operates four facilities in Westchester, including one at 30 W. Main St. in Mount Kisco, is […]

  • Yorktown Heights Fire District Voters Approve $1.5M Bond

    Yorktown Heights Fire District Voters Approve $1.5M Bond

      Voters in the Yorktown Heights Fire District approved a $1.5 million bond Tuesday night to fund improvements to the Locksley Road firehouse. By a slim margin of 167 to 159, voters in primarily the southern end of Yorktown gave the go-ahead for the construction of a second addition on the 30-year-old building, which is […]

  • USA Table Tennis Honcho Pays Visit to Sport's P'ville 'Mecca'

    USA Table Tennis Honcho Pays Visit to Sport’s P’ville ‘Mecca’

    Two special visitors to the Westchester Table Tennis Center in Pleasantville last week hailed the facility as a venue that has contributed to the growth of the sport in the United States. Gordon Kaye, CEO of USA Table Tennis, the national governing body of U.S. Olympic Table Tennis, paid a visit to WTTC on Dec. […]

  • Police Give the Street to Millions March Westchester

    Police Give the Street to Millions March Westchester

    Rather than conflict and violence, a peaceful protest in White Plains, Saturday, was met with police support. December 13 was a “Day of Anger” across the United States. Millions were expected to gather in major cities including Manhattan and Washington, D.C., to demand an end to police impunity after several unarmed black men were killed […]

  • Nick Antonaccio

    Grapevine: Aging Wines for a Consumer’s Enjoyment

    The aging of wine is a rather open-ended term lacking any specificity to a particular wine. Your concept of aging may be a matter of a few days – or hours. Mine may be several decades. While one consumer may not have the patience or ideal storage environment to age wine properly, another may invest […]

  • Homeless Man Pleads Guilty to Pushing Woman in Front of Train

    Homeless Man Pleads Guilty to Pushing Woman in Front of Train

    The Westchester County DA’s office reported that a White Plains homeless man, Howard Mickens, 40, plead guilty to attempted murder when he pushed Maya Leggat in front of a Metro-North Railroad train in September 2013. “This defendant’s vicious and unprovoked attack is every commuter’s nightmare. Without any warning or prior interaction, a young woman on […]

  • Mount Pleasant School Officials Weigh Second Bond Vote

    Mount Pleasant School Officials Weigh Second Bond Vote

    One month after the resounding defeat of a $55,855,000 capital projects bond, the Mount Pleasant Board of Education is considering a new multi-proposition proposal that could go to voters early next year. Board of Education President James Grieco and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Susan Guiney said last week the district was moving ahead with a […]

  • Home Guru: Why the Holidays Can Be the Best Time To Be a Homeowner

    Home Guru: Why the Holidays Can Be the Best Time To Be a Homeowner

    By Bill Primavera As a homeowner, that magic time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is my favorite time of year. Others may prefer spring when the garden is awakening and we may be spending most of our time outside, or mid or late summer when the flower and vegetable gardens are in full bloom, […]

  • Brewster Trustees Considering Revamped Bike Riding Legislation

    Brewster Trustees Considering Revamped Bike Riding Legislation

    By Neal Rentz For the second time in as many months, the Village of Brewster Board of Trustees held a public hearing in hopes of putting a suitable bike law in place. Brewster resident and business owner Erin Meagher, the only person to speak, told the village board on Dec. 10 she knows the dangers […]

  • Business of the Week: Celine's Boutique & Shoe Repair, Mt. Kisco

    Business of the Week: Celine’s Boutique & Shoe Repair, Mt. Kisco

    Sometimes when a woman looks into her closet, it may be difficult for her to choose what to wear. She knows that a dinner or business appointment calls for more than jeans or other casual outfits, but formal attire might be too dressy. A new boutique in Mount Kisco is helping women to bridge that […]

  • Toll Brothers' 68-Unit Project Granted Final Approval in P'ville

    Toll Brothers’ 68-Unit Project Granted Final Approval in P’ville

    Toll Brothers’ 68-townhouse project on Washington Avenue in Pleasantville received final approval from the Planning Commission Wednesday night after nearly two years of review by the village. “We’re happy,” said David Cooper, an attorney with Zarin & Steinmetz, the law firm that represents Toll Brothers. “I think the village did a very good job, they…took […]

  • Woodlands girls hold on through two overtimes, deny Pleasantville, 71-65

    Woodlands girls hold on through two overtimes, deny Pleasantville, 71-65

    By Skip Pearlman When Pleasantville forced overtime on a wild three-pointer at the buzzer against Woodlands last Friday night, it seemed like the Panthers – finding new life – had all the momentum. But a calm Woodlands squad stuck to its game plan, and despite the Panthers forcing a second overtime, the Falcons stayed the […]

  • Falcons win big in opener, but fall to Eastchester in tournament title game

    Falcons win big in opener, but fall to Eastchester in tournament title game

    By Skip Pearlman After routing their opening-round opponent last Thursday in the first round of the Eastchester Tournament, the Woodlands Falcons boys basketball team got clipped, 56-55, by the host Eagles in the championship game Saturday night at Eastchester HS. Woodlands fell to 2-1, despite 26 points from All-State senior forward Jamil Gambari, and 17 […]

  • Woodlands boys will need to stay focused to repeat as sectional champs

    Woodlands boys will need to stay focused to repeat as sectional champs

    By Skip Pearlman This winter’s Woodlands High boys basketball team has a tough act to follow Last year’s Falcons put a historic season in the books, rolling to a Section 1 Class B title, and advancing to the NYS final four for the first time in 23 years. Woodlands ended up losing to Section 6 […]

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