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Move to Reduce Mt. Kisco Planning Board Seats Escalates Tensions

Move to Reduce Mt. Kisco Planning Board Seats Escalates Tensions

The public rancor between the Mount Kisco Planning Board and village board escalated last week when it was announced that trustees are considering a reduction from seven to five planning board members. The village board voted 4-1 last Tuesday to schedule an Oct. 24 public hearing on the matter. Voting in favor of setting the […]

Business Profile: Absolute Flooring of Yorktown

Business Profile: Absolute Flooring of Yorktown

This is a special year for Absolute Flooring of Yorktown because it is celebrating its 30th anniversary. In October of 1986, Stormville resident Mary Fellbusch and her husband, Peter, originally opened the store on Crompond Road (Route 202). “My husband was an installer and he was doing a lot of commercial work and we decided […]

Business Profile: Anthony’s Power Equipment, Yorktown

Business Profile: Anthony’s Power Equipment, Yorktown

Putnam Valley resident Antonio Cinquanta said last week he has been familiar with how to do small engine repairs since he was a teenage who studied at the Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES Tech Center. That skill has been a valuable asset for him for many years. Cinquanta has owned Anthony’s Power Equipment, located in Yorktown, since […]

Historic Reynolds House Being Rebuilt in Town of Somers

Historic Reynolds House Being Rebuilt in Town of Somers

Much progress is being made to rebuild the historic Reynolds House and restore its farm area, the Somers Town Board was told on September 1. Supervisor Rick Morrissey said the board is scheduled to provide $50,000 from recreation fees paid by the developer for the Reynolds House project when the town board meets on September […]

Mt. Pleasant School Board Sends $39.6 M Bond to Voters

Mt. Pleasant School Board Sends $39.6 M Bond to Voters

Mount Pleasant School District officials are hoping the third time is the charm. The board of education last Wednesday unanimously approved sending a $39.6  million capital projects bond to district voters on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Voters overwhelmingly defeated a single $55.8 million bond in November 2014 and a three-proposition referendum in March 2015 totaling more […]

Business Profile: Jar Worthy, Carmel

Business Profile: Jar Worthy, Carmel

Carmel residents and longtime friends Dana Hanrahan and Danielle Raguzin in 2014 were trying to come up with some Christmas gift ideas for family and friends. The duo recalled last week they decided to make candles and that idea has turned into their business. Hanrahan and Raguzin are the owners and operators of Jar Worthy, […]

Candidate Supports End of Statute of Limitations for Sexual Predators

Candidate Supports End of Statute of Limitations for Sexual Predators

A state Senate candidate held an emotional press conference last Wednesday at Mount Kisco Village Hall calling for lawmakers to pass legislation that would ease restrictions on the time childhood sexual abuse victims can report incidents. Boak, a Pound Ridge Democrat running next week in a primary for the 40th Senate District, said the Child […]

Mt. Pleasant Receives $500G State Grant for Downtown Improvements

Mt. Pleasant Receives $500G State Grant for Downtown Improvements

The Town of Mount Pleasant received a $500,000 check last week from state Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown) to help pay for improvements to portions of the Hawthorne and Thornwood business districts. Supervisor Carl Fulgenzi accepted the money from Murphy that was from a state grant geared toward downtown revitalization projects. Town officials, who are in […]

Business Profile: Tru Organics Natural Mosquito & Tick Control Specialists, Cortlandt

Business Profile: Tru Organics Natural Mosquito & Tick Control Specialists, Cortlandt

The health risks associated with mosquitos has dominated the news this summer. The Zika Virus has been a menace and is spreading in Florida. The Westchester County Department of Health recently informed the public that first group of mosquitos carrying the West Nile Virus have been found in the county. Cortlandt resident Nick Esposito knows […]

After a Five-Year Vacancy, Modell’s Fills Crucial Mt. Kisco Storefront

After a Five-Year Vacancy, Modell’s Fills Crucial Mt. Kisco Storefront

The long vacant storefront that formerly housed a Borders book store has been filled in Mount Kisco. An opening day ceremony for the new Modell’s Sporting Goods store at 162 E. Main St. was held on Thursday. Borders left the building in 2011 after the chain filed for bankruptcy. CEO Mitchell Modell said there is […]

Business Profile: License 2 Grill, Thornwood

Business Profile: License 2 Grill, Thornwood

Valhalla resident Erica Gendler, a former waitress, took the plunge in February 2014 and became owner and operator of her own eatery. Gendler purchased License 2 Grill on Commerce Street in the Thornwood section of Mount Pleasant. Gendler said last week the opportunity to buy the business came after her father, Stephen, passed away and […]

Popular Mount Pleasant Day Returns

Popular Mount Pleasant Day Returns

It has become a popular annual tradition in Mount Pleasant. The third annual Mount Pleasant Day street fair and car show has been scheduled for Aug. 21 from 3 to 8 p.m. on Elwood Avenue between Cross and Commerce Streets. Admission is free. The rain date is Aug. 28. The fair is being sponsored by […]

Water Restrictions Lifted in Mount Pleasant

Water Restrictions Lifted in Mount Pleasant

Water restrictions in Mount Pleasant ended on Friday after repairs were made at the Commerce Street Pump Station Due to a malfunction at the station, which includes Hawthorne, Thornwood and Valhalla, all homes and businesses were placed on high water restrictions earlier in the week. The town had banned car washing and the use of […]

Modell’s set to open in Mount Kisco this Month

Modell’s set to open in Mount Kisco this Month

Just in time for the fall sports season, the new Modell’s Sporting Goods store on East Main Street is set to open in Mount Kisco later this month, ,Mayor Michael Cindrich said on Aug. 11. “Modell’s in on target to open before Sept. 1,” Cindrich said. “They will be stocking the store with merchandise this […]

Water Restrictions Imposed in Mount Pleasant

Water Restrictions Imposed in Mount Pleasant

Due to a malfunction at the Commerce Street Pump Station, which includes Hawthorne, Thornwood and Valhalla, all homes and businesses are on high water restrictions. Until further notice, the Town of Mount Pleasant has banned car washing and the use of lawn sprinklers. Town Supervisor Carl Fulgenzi said on Aug. 10 there are no other […]

Business of the Week: Our Town Bagels & Bakery, Mahopac

Business of the Week: Our Town Bagels & Bakery, Mahopac

Christina Evans’ town is Mahopac, where she has lived all her life and is active in the community. And with her sister, Stephanie, she owns Our Town Bagels & Bakery, which opened in her hometown about 18 months ago. “We’re really into the community,” she said. Evans said she and her sister are especially active […]

Crossroads at Baldwin Place Receives Town Board Approvals

Crossroads at Baldwin Place Receives Town Board Approvals

Over the objections of a local resident representing six homeowners, the Somers Town Board voted unanimously for a series of resolutions requested by the developer of the proposed Crossroads at Baldwin Place on Aug. 4. The development would be located on the site of the National Golfworx driving range on Route 6. Ken Kearney, founder […]

Additional Funding Available for North 60 Project Studies

Additional Funding Available for North 60 Project Studies

The Westchester County Board of Acquisition and Contracts agreed on Aug. 4 to provide additional funding for the study of North 60, a $1.2 billion biomedical project being proposed in Valhalla. Last week’s action amends an existing contract with Fareri Associates LP to reimburse the county for studies being conducted on the proposed project at […]

Business Profile: The Dessertist, Croton

Business Profile: The Dessertist, Croton

Croton resident Samantha Mittler had a specific reason for naming her new business The Dessertist. “I’ve always been an artistic person,” she said last week. “When I moved to New York I was strapped for space and I started to use my kitchen as my art studio and desserts became my medium.” “When I started […]

Business Profile: The Daily Moos, Yorktown

Business Profile: The Daily Moos, Yorktown

Mahopac resident Frank Realbuta and Dutchess County resident Robert Covone, co-owners of The Daily Bagel in Yorktown, wanted to give local residents a new place to enjoy soft serve ice cream so they opened The Daily Moos in an adjacent stand on Route 202 on July 4. “There’s no soft serve in the area,” Realbuta […]

Two Arrested in Mount Kisco Jewelry Store Heist

Two Arrested in Mount Kisco Jewelry Store Heist

Westchester County police apprehended and arrested two Staten Island men by Thursday night in connection with the robbery of a Mount Kisco jewelry store earlier in the day. Thomas Curry, 28, was arrested within minutes of the grab-and-run theft of two Rolex watches at Wilson & Son at 29 S. Moger Ave. The second suspect, Joseph […]

Business Profile: The Daily Moos, Yorktown

Business Profile: The Daily Moos, Yorktown

Mahopac resident Frank Realbuta and Dutchess Count resident Robert Covone, co-owners of The Daily Bagel in Yorktown, wanted to give local residents a new place to enjoy soft serve ice cream so they opened The Daily Moos in an adjacent stand on Route 202 on July 4. “There’s no soft serve in the area,” Realbuta […]

Sunshine Children’s Home Expansion Nears New Castle ZBA Approvals

Sunshine Children’s Home Expansion Nears New Castle ZBA Approvals

After months of discussion and often heated debate, the proposal to expand the Sunshine Children’s Home and Rehab Center is nearing approval by the New Castle Zoning Board of Appeals. At its meeting Monday night, the ZBA came to consensus to provide variances and a special use permit for the project. The board is considering […]

County Continues to Review Valhalla North 60 Lease Info

County Continues to Review Valhalla North 60 Lease Info

Westchester County Board of Legislators Chairman Michael Kaplowitz (D-Somers) said last week that lawmakers are extensively reviewing the lease for the proposed North 60 biomedical project and exercising due diligence for such a major project. There is no date set for the Board of Legislators to vote on a lease agreement, Kaplowitz said. The board’s […]

Mt. Pleasant Municipal Pool to Reopen Saturday After Child is Injured

Mt. Pleasant Municipal Pool to Reopen Saturday After Child is Injured

The Mount Pleasant town pool is scheduled to reopen on Saturday, three days after a six-year-old boy had his finger caught in a pool jet for about four hours. The town’s Recreation Department informed residents Friday afternoon that all pools at the town pool complex located at 125 Lozza Drive in Valhalla are ready for full use for the […]

Mt. Pleasant School District to Present $39M ‘No Frills’ Bond

Mt. Pleasant School District to Present $39M ‘No Frills’ Bond

For the third time since 2014, Mount Pleasant School District officials are prepared to schedule a major capital projects referendum for voters to consider this fall. The Mount Pleasant Board of Education reached consensus last Wednesday to propose a roughly $39 million infrastructure bond. The tentative date for the bond vote is Tuesday, Oct. 18. […]

Hawthorne Man Arrested on Narcotics Sale Charges

Hawthorne Man Arrested on Narcotics Sale Charges

A 58-year-old Hawthorne man was arrested last week and charged with three felony counts for allegedly selling narcotics out of his home. Michael Lorenzo, a tenant at 148 Atlantic Ave., was taken into custody on July 1 by Mount Pleasant cops following the execution of a search warrant at his residence, according to police. Lorenzo […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]