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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 […]

Mt. Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry Serves Community for 25 Years

Mt. Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry Serves Community for 25 Years

Mention Westchester County and hunger among its residents is probably one of the last images in many people’s minds. But representatives of the Mount Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry, see hungry families stream into the United Methodist Church on East Main Street where the pantry is located on a weekly basis. “I think in this affluent […]

MTA Monopole Proposal Roundly Criticized in Patterson

MTA Monopole Proposal Roundly Criticized in Patterson

Putnam County Legislature Chairwoman Ginny Nacerino joined other Patterson residents in criticizing the MTA’s plan to construct a police monopole on Route 164 at the June 8 town board meeting. In his Sept. 23, 2015 letter to the town, Michael Coan, chief of department for the MTA explained why the Route 164 site was chosen. […]

Business Profile: Hygeia Integrated Health, LLC, Jefferson Valley

Business Profile: Hygeia Integrated Health, LLC, Jefferson Valley

Hygeia Integrated Health LLC was opened in April 30 and as its name indicates, it provides several types of care form a varied staff of professionals. Cortlandt resident Denise Foulkes is a licensed clinical social worker who is the founder of Hygeia Integrated Health LLC in Jefferson Valley  Nyack resident Christine Fallon does marketing and […]

Officials See Signs of Progress for Mt. Pleasant Youth Residences

Officials See Signs of Progress for Mt. Pleasant Youth Residences

Progress is being made to address the violence at two residential facilities for youths in Mount Pleasant, state Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown) told about 100 concerned residents at a follow-up public forum last week. Murphy said last Friday he was working to create an action plan for Hawthorne Cedar Knolls High School and the Pleasantville […]

Recreation Center Plan Moving Forward in Putnam Valley

Recreation Center Plan Moving Forward in Putnam Valley

A plan to construct a recreation center in Putnam Valley is moving forward. At their June 1 meeting the town board agreed to schedule a vote on June 8 to approve a $98,100 contract with Architectural Visions PLLC The firm would be responsible for architectural, mechanical, plumbing, lighting design, structural plans, as well as the […]

Business Profile: Oscar’s Restaurant & Bar, Yorktown

Business Profile: Oscar’s Restaurant & Bar, Yorktown

Mention the restaurant business to Haverstraw resident Oscar Aguilar and his face will light up. “I love it. This is my life,” Aguilar said. “I’ve been doing this for 20 years. I like people.” He brought his passion for the industry when he opened Oscar’s Restaurant & Bar in Yorktown about four months ago. It […]

State Policy, Funding Handcuffs Residential Treatment Facilities

State Policy, Funding Handcuffs Residential Treatment Facilities

Representatives of two Mount Pleasant residential treatment centers for youths whose facilities are under fire for repeated violent incidents criticized changes in state policy that prohibits staff from proactively intervening before a situation is out of control. James Gaudette, superintendent of the Mount Pleasant Cottage School Union Free School District, and David Rivel, CEO of the […]