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Chappaqua Cyclist to Lead 75-Mile Ride to Fight Parkinson’s

Chappaqua Cyclist to Lead 75-Mile Ride to Fight Parkinson’s

Bruce Wolfe has been an avid cyclist for years and can often be found getting on his bike on weekends and going for a ride. Once a year the Chappaqua resident makes sure he goes out to ride with a greater purpose in mind. Wolfe has once again organized the Pedal Pumping for Parkinson’s Annual […]

Know Your Neighbor, Dr. Alan Coffino, Nephrologist/Chief of Medicine, Chappaqua

Know Your Neighbor, Dr. Alan Coffino, Nephrologist/Chief of Medicine, Chappaqua

Dr. Alan Coffino didn’t follow a traditional path to becoming a physician. For years, working as a researcher he had longed to go to medical school. But personal insecurities and the possible fear of changing his entire life at a time when many people are starting to settle into their careers had contributed to the […]

North Castle to County: Stop Shirking Miller House Responsibility

North Castle to County: Stop Shirking Miller House Responsibility

North Castle officials sternly told County Legislator Michael Smith last week that the town wants the historic Elijah Miller House in North White Plains to be rehabilitated and preserved at its current location. The town board and residents bluntly relayed their wishes to Smith during a June 24 board discussion of the issue, urging the […]

Mt. Kisco, No. Castle Volunteers Clean Up Shores of Byram Lake

Mt. Kisco, No. Castle Volunteers Clean Up Shores of Byram Lake

About 20 Mount Kisco and North Castle residents collaborated Saturday morning to pick up garbage around Byram Lake, which serves as Mount Kisco’s water supply. The small crew of volunteers, armed with gloves and large trash bags, picked up bottles, cans, wrappers, plastic bags and any other litter they could find during the first Restore […]

Developer Fareri Weighs GOP Primary Challenge in No. Castle

Developer Fareri Weighs GOP Primary Challenge in No. Castle

Armonk developer Michael Fareri will decide this week whether he will force a September primary against incumbent North Castle supervisor Michael Schiliro in hopes of snagging the Republican nomination. Fareri said last Friday he has been weighing whether to jump into the political fray because he believes recent town boards have failed on several critical […]

New Castle Mulls New Zone to Accommodate Garden at Millwood Swim Site

New Castle Mulls New Zone to Accommodate Garden at Millwood Swim Site

New Castle officials are considering creation of a new zone for the 1.3-acre parcel that was once the site of the Millwood Swim Club to allow a group of residents to operate a community garden. Town resident and former councilman Michael Wolfensohn, one of the community members pursuing the garden, said last week that there […]

New Petition Needed to Address No. Castle Pond, Dam Repairs

New Petition Needed to Address No. Castle Pond, Dam Repairs

The Town of North Castle has been forced to reformulate a petition  for 18 private property owners surrounding Long Pond who want to form a park district to pay for dam repairs and maintenance. Town Attorney Roland Baroni said he is drawing up a new petition because the state comptroller’s office informed him that property […]

Business of the Week: Flour & Sun Bakery, Pleasantville

Business of the Week: Flour & Sun Bakery, Pleasantville

If you enjoy a good cupcake there may be no better place to go for that fun treat than somewhere that specializes in making them. Flour & Sun Bakery in Pleasantville is a place with about 70 flavors of cupcakes,  several of which you can pick up daily, while others get rotated on a daily […]

Lewisboro Resident Appointed to Fill Vacant BOL Seat

Lewisboro Resident Appointed to Fill Vacant BOL Seat

The Westchester County Board of Legislators unanimously appointed a retired IBM software engineer Monday night to temporarily fill the District 2 seat vacated by Peter Harckham earlier this month. Alan Cole, a Lewisboro resident, will serve until the winner of November’s election is certified, which typically occurs within a few weeks after Election Day. The […]

Business Profile: A.N.S. Seafood, Pleasantville

Business Profile: A.N.S. Seafood, Pleasantville

Andy Konstantakopoulos knows where to look to find top-notch seafood. After 40 years of owning seafood restaurants, selling fish from behind supermarket counters in Westchester and the Bronx and operating a wholesale seafood outlet in Elmsford, Konstantakopoulos uses one rather simple rule to keep customers satisfied and coming back for more. “We have a lot […]

Mt. Pleasant Celebrates U.S. Army's Anniversary, Flag Day in Ceremony

Mt. Pleasant Celebrates U.S. Army’s Anniversary, Flag Day in Ceremony

Sunday was a great day to be in Mount Pleasant to pay tribute to an extraordinary  group of men and women who after nearly two-and-a-half centuries continue to help make America great. American Legion Post 112 in Hawthorne rolled out the welcome mat to help commemorate the 240th anniversary of the creation of the U.S. […]

North Castle Town Board to Vote on Brynwood Zoning Change

North Castle Town Board to Vote on Brynwood Zoning Change

The North Castle Town Board is expected to vote tonight (Wednesday) on Brynwood Golf & Country Club’s request for amendments to the town’s zoning code and comprehensive plan. Adoption of the findings statement under the state’s Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) will also be required so Brynwood can obtain the Golf Course Community Floating Overlay […]

New Castle Democrats Ready for Fall With Full Ticket

New Castle Democrats Ready for Fall With Full Ticket

The New Castle Democrats have tabbed Victoria Alzapiedi to run for supervisor against incumbent Robert Greenstein this fall, leading a full slate of candidates as the party hopes to regain control of the town board. Alzapiedi, who most recently served as chair of the Coyote Awareness and Safety Advisory Committee, will appear on the ticket […]

P'ville History Buff to Hold Ceremony for Local Civil War Vets

P’ville History Buff to Hold Ceremony for Local Civil War Vets

Since reading his first book on the Civil War when he was seven years old, Glenn Hayes has immersed himself in the war between the states. During much of the past decade, the lifelong Pleasantville resident has made repeated trips to Gettysburg, successfully joining others who spoke out at public hearings to help prevent a […]

North Castle Closing in on Brynwood Rezone Vote

North Castle Closing in on Brynwood Rezone Vote

A vote on Brynwood Golf & Country Club’s requested zoning change could occur as soon as next week if North Castle officials and the applicant can agree on revisions to the zoning text and conservation easement. Following last week’s resumption of the public hearing on whether to create a Golf Course Community Floating Overlay District […]

Know Your Neighbor: Jason Brower, Sketch Card Artist, Mt. Kisco

Know Your Neighbor: Jason Brower, Sketch Card Artist, Mt. Kisco

For many people it’s never too late to give something new a try. In Jason Brower’s case, it wasn’t too late for him to return to his first passion. Brower had loved art as a child, drawing prolifically since he was about three years old, particularly enjoying horror characters such as Dracula and Frankenstein. But […]

Ex-North Castle Dem Co-chair to Take on Smith for County Board

Ex-North Castle Dem Co-chair to Take on Smith for County Board

Former North Castle Democratic Committee Co-chairman John Diaconis announced Monday that he intends to run against two-term incumbent County Legislator Michael Smith for the District 3 seat this fall. Diaconis, 60, a litigation attorney, said he was motivated to run for the Board of Legislators in large part by the poor efforts on the part […]

New Castle Grants Conifer Permit Extension, Rejects Most Fee Waivers

New Castle Grants Conifer Permit Extension, Rejects Most Fee Waivers

The developer of the controversial Chappaqua affordable housing project obtained an 18-month extension of its special use permit but failed to convince the New Castle Town Board to waive close to $200,000 in application-related fees. Conifer Realty was granted the permit extension last Tuesday night by a 4-0 margin that requires them to build the […]

Roaring Brook Road to Be Closed to Traffic This Weekend

Roaring Brook Road to Be Closed to Traffic This Weekend

A half-mile stretch of Roaring Brook Road in Chappaqua will be closed to traffic this weekend as the Town of New Castle, the state Department of Transportation (DOT) and Metro-North will partner to make safety improvements. The road from the Saw Mill Parkway exit over the Metro-North grade crossing to near Southview Road will be […]

Stayin' Alive 5K Returns to Armonk to Help Emergency Services

Stayin’ Alive 5K Returns to Armonk to Help Emergency Services

If Michele Berliner and Christy Saltstein had a bit of uneasiness when they decided to organize a 5K race around their Windmill Farm community in Armonk last spring it would have been understandable. Although the pair of running enthusiasts had previously organized running events, establishing a new race can sometimes be daunting. However, the day […]

New Castle to Weigh Proposed Coyote Plan as Tensions Mount

New Castle to Weigh Proposed Coyote Plan as Tensions Mount

The New Castle Town Board received a proposed coyote response plan from Police Chief Charles Ferry last week but the matter sparked another confrontation between Supervisor Robert Greenstein and the chair of one of two advisory committees. The plan, written by Ferry and Environmental Coordinator Stephen Coleman, was posted on the town’s website last Wednesday. […]

Know Your Neighbor: Mekea Fishlin, Yoga Instructor/Graphic Designer, Mt. Kisco

Know Your Neighbor: Mekea Fishlin, Yoga Instructor/Graphic Designer, Mt. Kisco

Throughout her childhood Mekea Fishlin was quite familiar with yoga by watching her mother practice regularly. Although she didn’t enjoy participating as a teenager, that youthful aversion is long a thing of the past. In recent years, Fishlin, 41, found herself gravitating back to yoga as a form of meditation, particularly when she was pregnant […]

Variety Sets Tone for Outdoor P'ville Farmers Market

Variety Sets Tone for Outdoor P’ville Farmers Market

Since the Pleasantville Farmers Market moved indoors a few years ago it doesn’t completely go away for more than a week or two at a time. But like best friends reuniting after summer at the start of a new school year or the beginning of a new baseball season, there’s something extra special at the […]

Harckham Appointed to Cuomo's Administration; to Resign BOL June 1

Harckham Appointed to Cuomo’s Administration; to Resign BOL June 1

Four-term County Legislator Peter Harckham (D-North Salem) announced Wednesday that he has been appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to serve in his administration and will resign his Board of Legislators effective June 1. Harckham, 54, who decided against running for re-election to a fifth term earlier this year, will leave to become the assistant director […]

Business of the Week: Yardhub, Inc.

Business of the Week: Yardhub, Inc.

Some homeowners may be uncertain how much their landscaper is going to charge them each time they visit their property. Other providers may try to get paid in cash in an increasingly cash-less society. There are times when the homeowner may not know if a crew is going to show up or may think service […]

Mt. Kisco Trustee Schleimer Announces Board of Legislators Bid

Mt. Kisco Trustee Schleimer Announces Board of Legislators Bid

Mount Kisco Village Trustee Karen Schleimer announced her candidacy for the Westchester County Board of Legislators Wednesday afternoon in hopes of succeeding fellow Democrat Peter Harckham for the District 2 seat. Schleimer, 66, a real estate attorney who is serving her second term on the village board, said she is determined to fight for policies […]

Action-Packed Weekend in Store for Downtown Chappaqua

Action-Packed Weekend in Store for Downtown Chappaqua

There has been plenty of talk about improving downtown Chappaqua and increasing its vitality. Permanent plans are in motion, but until those are in place, for one weekend the downtown should be buzzing with plenty of excitement. On Saturday and Sunday, there will be six events, including three new additions to the calendar, that organizers […]

'Miles for Miles' Mental Health Fundraiser Set for May 31 in Armonk

‘Miles for Miles’ Mental Health Fundraiser Set for May 31 in Armonk

When Miles Applebaum was a student at Byram Hills High School, running on the cross-country team was one of several activities he loved to do. On Sunday, May 31, community members will turn out on the same trails he traversed near the school’s grounds to remember and honor Applebaum at the inaugural running of the […]

Critics Slam Teacher Pension System as Key Source of High Taxes

Critics Slam Teacher Pension System as Key Source of High Taxes

As voters throughout New York State will decide their school district’s 2015-16 budget next week, most school officials have found ways to maintain programs despite the tax cap and lack of mandate relief. However, there are some grassroots groups and individual citizens who believe that the tax cap, which was signed into legislation nearly four […]

Action-Packed Weekend in Store for Downtown Chappaqua

Action-Packed Weekend in Store for Downtown Chappaqua

There has been plenty of talk about improving downtown Chappaqua and increasing its vitality. Permanent plans are in motion, but until those are in place, for one weekend the downtown should be buzzing with plenty of excitement. On Saturday and Sunday, there will be six events, including three new additions to the calendar, that organizers […]