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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 […]

Chap Crossing Developer Proposes Affordable Units for Cupola Building

Chap Crossing Developer Proposes Affordable Units for Cupola Building

Chappaqua Crossing developer Summit/Greenfield has proposed moving up to 32 affordable housing units into the top two floors of the property’s iconic cupola building, now a largely vacant office building. Under a revised plan discussed at Tuesday night’s New Castle Town Board work session, the project’s 91 market-rate units would remain in the residential portion […]

Judge Rejects Conifer's Chappaqua Affordable Housing Permit Suit

Judge Rejects Conifer’s Chappaqua Affordable Housing Permit Suit

A state Supreme Court justice on Wednesday rejected Conifer Realty’s injunction request against the Town of New Castle to prevent enforcement of the special permit’s 18-month deadline to complete construction of the Chappaqua affordable housing project. Representatives of Conifer, which has proposed building 28 affordable units on about one-third of an acre at 54 Hunts […]

Know Your Neighbor: Dr. Michael Finkelstein, Slow Medicine Doctor, Bedford

Know Your Neighbor: Dr. Michael Finkelstein, Slow Medicine Doctor, Bedford

Nearly 15 years ago it appeared that Dr. Michael Finkelstein had all the ingredients for a happy and fulfilling life. He was medical director at Northern Westchester Hospital and he and his family lived in a handsome house in Bedford. But behind closed doors Finkelstein was miserable. His marriage was deteriorating, he was failing to […]

School Bus Driver Charged in Chappaqua Rail Crossing Incident

School Bus Driver Charged in Chappaqua Rail Crossing Incident

A 53-year-old school bus driver was cited for a vehicle and traffic law violation Monday morning after the railroad barriers at the Roaring Brook Road grade crossing in Chappaqua came down on the vehicle. Nancy Peralta, of Jerome Avenue in the Bronx, was ticketed by New Castle Police Officer Brian Bruno at 7:52 a.m., who […]

North Castle Landmarks Main Breezemont Day Camp Building

North Castle Landmarks Main Breezemont Day Camp Building

The Town of North Castle recently approved town landmark status for the main building at Breezemont Day Camp in Armonk to ensure the preservation of the more than century-old structure. The town board also decided on Apr. 22 to accept the Landmark Preservation Committee’s recommendation to landmark the lawn between the two driveways in front […]

Children's Book Drive to Benefit Young Readers at Neighbors Link

Children’s Book Drive to Benefit Young Readers at Neighbors Link

Deborah Notis and Marilyn Rivkin launched their business, gamechanger, a few years ago to help Westchester children improve their performance in academics, music, art or sports. For the second consecutive spring, the pair will be giving back to the community with the same objective in mind. Starting on May 1 and continuing for the entire […]

Armonk Man Arrested in Yonkers School Bus Filling Scam

Armonk Man Arrested in Yonkers School Bus Filling Scam

An Armonk man who ran a Yonkers bus transportation company was one of two suspects arrested on Thursday in a scam where they allegedly billed the city for about $280,000 for a phantom bus route. William Ahern, 59, of 28 High St., the owner of A Plus Transportation in Yonkers, was charged with one count […]

Brynwood Public Hearing on Zoning Change to Reconvene May 27

Brynwood Public Hearing on Zoning Change to Reconvene May 27

The public hearing on Brynwood Golf & Country Club’s requested rezone of its 156-acre property on Bedford Road in Armonk will resume on May 27 after having been adjourned nearly two years ago. Last week the North Castle Town Board voted to accept the project’s Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) as part of the state’s […]

New Castle to Take Next Step in Chappaqua Crossing Process

New Castle to Take Next Step in Chappaqua Crossing Process

The New Castle Town Board will vote early next month whether to adopt the Preliminary Development Concept Plan (PDCP) for the Chappaqua Crossing retail proposal and a local law applying the commercial zoning to the property. Town officials indicated last Tuesday night that the vote would likely take place within the next two weeks after […]

North Castle Launches Permanent Drug Take-Back Program

North Castle Launches Permanent Drug Take-Back Program

North Castle residents who are looking to safely dispose of old prescription and over-the-counter medications no longer have to wait for one or two days a year. The North Castle Police Department announced this week that it has launched a new drug take-back program that allows the public to rid their homes of potentially dangerous […]

Zero Waste, Clean Up Days This Weekend in North Castle

Zero Waste, Clean Up Days This Weekend in North Castle

Spring is always a good time to discard the old clutter. This weekend North Castle is offering the town residents a chance to throw out what they don’t need in an environmentally friendly manner and help the town look its best. On Saturday the town’s Recycling Committee will hold its 11th Zero Waste Day, from […]

Murphy: School Nurses Should Administer Narcan to Combat Overdoses

Murphy: School Nurses Should Administer Narcan to Combat Overdoses

State Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown) appealed last week to the state Department of Health to allow school nurses to be able to administer Narcan, a life-saving treatment often used to counter a heroin overdose. Murphy, co-chairman of the New York State Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Abuse, said that the recently approved 2015-16 state […]

Byram Hills Names Rye Administrator New Athletic Director

Byram Hills Names Rye Administrator New Athletic Director

The Byram Hills School District announced Tuesday night that it has hired Rob Castagna of the Rye City School District to be its new athletic director. Castagna, a Ridgefield, Conn. resident who was surrounded by his family for the announcement at the Byram Hills Board of Education meeting, will take over for longtime Director of […]

Hudson Stage to Present Acclaimed Shanley Work at Whippoorwill Hall

Hudson Stage to Present Acclaimed Shanley Work at Whippoorwill Hall

Whether you’re a Broadway producer or a director of local or regional theater, it’s usually a pretty good bet to go with a John Patrick Shanley work. The Hudson Stage Company has put its money on the Pulitzer Prize recipient and Academy Award-winning screenwriter, best known for writing “Moonstruck” and “Doubt,” for its upcoming production […]

Know Your Neighbor: Andrew Brozman, Attorney/Tina's Wish Co-founder, Chappaqua

Know Your Neighbor: Andrew Brozman, Attorney/Tina’s Wish Co-founder, Chappaqua

Tina Brozman was a respected attorney and the youngest judge ever appointed to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York when she took the bench at 32 years old. For well over three decades, her husband, Andrew Brozman, has been a highly accomplished financial restructuring attorney. But their greatest contribution may […]

Know Your Neighbor: Brian Reilly, High School Student, Mount Kisco

Know Your Neighbor: Brian Reilly, High School Student, Mount Kisco

Fox Lane High School junior Brian Reilly arrived home one day earlier this school year to find a letter he first thought was more junk mail for him. After he took the time to open the envelope, it was anything¬† but junk. Reilly learned that he had been nominated by his teachers to represent Fox […]

Rochester Construction Firm Acquires Armonk's C.W. Brown

Rochester Construction Firm Acquires Armonk’s C.W. Brown

LeChase Construction Services, LLC, a full-service construction management and general construction firm, is expanding its New York operations with the acquisition of C.W. Brown, Inc. of Armonk. Under the contract terms, which took effect on Apr. 1, C.W. Brown will operate as a division of LeChase Construction, with the same workforce and market focus. The […]

Know Your Neighbor: Cassie Ward, Public Historian/Executive Director, New Castle Historical Society

Know Your Neighbor: Cassie Ward, Public Historian/Executive Director, New Castle Historical Society

The first year after college, Cassie Ward was working as a waitress in Washington, D. C. when a chance conversation with someone she had known from school helped to clearly define her career path. Ward, a history major at Coastal Carolina University, learned that her peer had studied public history, which enabled her to pursue […]

Mt. Pleasant Library Closing for New Carpet Installation

Mt. Pleasant Library Closing for New Carpet Installation

The Mount Pleasant Public Library will be installing new carpeting at both the main library at 350 Bedford Rd. in Pleasantville and the branch library 125 Lozza Drive in Valhalla during the next two weeks. The main library in Pleasantville will close on Monday, Apr. 6 and is scheduled to re-open on Monday, Apr. 13. […]