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Business Profile: The Meadows Farm, Yorktown

Business Profile: The Meadows Farm, Yorktown

It is a little bit of country in a major commercial area of Yorktown. Since 1958, The Meadows Farm has offered a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and flowers, with many of the produced items grown in its three farms. The store has been owned and operated from the beginning by the Woodard family, consisting […]

With Little Public Input, Sewer District Progress Discussed in Carmel

With Little Public Input, Sewer District Progress Discussed in Carmel

The Carmel town board is slated to vote on a bond to pay for up to $1.1 million in improvements to Sewer District #1 when it meets on Sept. 2. The improvements were discussed at the Aug. 26 town board work session. A public hearing was held on the plan to reconstruct sewer lines for […]

Modell’s Sporting Goods Plan Debated in Mount Kisco

Modell’s Sporting Goods Plan Debated in Mount Kisco

A proposal to bring a Modell’s to the former Borders site in Mount Kisco sparked some debate at last week’s village planning board meeting between an owner of an independent sporting goods store and another merchant. The roughly 20,000-square-foot space at 154-162 E. Main St. has been vacant since September 2011, when the bookstore company […]

Business Profile: The Hudson Creamery, Peekskill

Business Profile: The Hudson Creamery, Peekskill

Yorktown residents John and Tracey Falcone recently filled a need in Peekskill by opening the city’s only ice cream shop. But the couple is also helping fill the needs of others through their charitable work to help parents and children. The Falcones opened The Hudson Creamery on Hudson Avenue in mid July. A grand opening […]

Car Dealership Proposed to Replace Hawthorne Multiplex

Car Dealership Proposed to Replace Hawthorne Multiplex

Local movie buffs may soon be losing one of their prime venues if a redevelopment plan comes to fruition. The owner of the All Westchester Saw Mill Multiplex Cinemas in Hawthorne has proposed to tear down the 10-screen theater at 151 Saw Mill River Rd. and replace it with an Audi car dealership. The dealership […]

Fire Claims Life of Woman, Hospitalizes Husband

Fire Claims Life of Woman, Hospitalizes Husband

A fatal fire, believed to be electrical in nature, claimed the life of an 86-year-old Mount Kisco woman, and according to Mayor Michael Cindrich, put her 93-year-old husband in a coma on Aug. 13. “The last I heard, he was in a coma,” Cindrich said at Friday’s village board of trustees meeting. A message left […]

Mount Pleasant Democrat’s Ballot Line Upheld

Mount Pleasant Democrat’s Ballot Line Upheld

It is official; there will be a competitive race for a seat on the Mount Pleasant Town Board this fall. The Westchester County Board of Elections recently rejected an effort from a local Republican to petitions signed on behalf of first-time Democratic town council candidate Wayne McPartland that could have knocked him off the November […]

North Castle Town Board Okays Water Purification Project and Road Repair Funds

North Castle Town Board Okays Water Purification Project and Road Repair Funds

The North Castle Town Board voted unanimously on Aug. 5 to approve an ultraviolet light water purification system and to take $1 million out of the fund balance for road maintenance projects. Nicholas Hyde, project engineer working for the town, discussed the water disinfection project at the North Broadway pumping station. The ultraviolet light disinfection […]

North Castle Town Board Begins Long Pond Park Improvement Projects

North Castle Town Board Begins Long Pond Park Improvement Projects

Despite the threat of a lawsuit from a resident, the North Castle Town Board voted unanimously on a series of resolutions to begin the process of making repairs and maintenance to the Long Pond Park dam on Aug. 5. Some of the resolutions included establishing the Long Pond Park District; and authorizing town Supervisor Michael […]

Mount Pleasant Board to Okay Cost Cutting Contracts

Mount Pleasant Board to Okay Cost Cutting Contracts

The Mount Pleasant Town Board is scheduled to vote on two measures designed to save thousands of dollars and on a residential zoning moratorium when it meets this week (Aug. 11). At the Aug. 4 work session Supervisor Carl Fulgenzi said the board is expected to approve a contract with Evergreen Organic Recycling. to make […]

Second Mount Pleasant Day Slated for Aug. 16

Second Mount Pleasant Day Slated for Aug. 16

The popular Mount Pleasant Day is back again on Aug. 16. The second annual street fair and car show is slated for noon to 5 p.m. on Elwood Avenue near the Hawthorne Metro-North station. The event is being sponsored by the Hawthorne Fire Department and the Thornwood-Hawthorne Chamber of Commerce. Admission is free. “The idea […]

Business Profile: Cortlandt Farm Market

Business Profile: Cortlandt Farm Market

It has been an institution in Cortlandt for four decades and it is still going strong. Cortlandt Farm Market continues to offer fresh vegetables and flowers it grows, fruit from local farms and a variety of other seasonal items. The market has been owned and operated since the beginning by Dominick and Theresa DiNardo and […]

Rivera Pitches Autos in New Mount Kisco Dealership

Rivera Pitches Autos in New Mount Kisco Dealership

Mariano Rivera arrived in Mount Kisco recently to provide a spark to his new team. His pep talk had nothing to do with baseball, but rather to help his sales staff at Rivera Toyota and Scion of Mount Kisco, the new car dealership he opened last month on North Bedford Road. The legendary Yankee reliever, […]

Former Mt. Pleasant Police Chief Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography

Former Mt. Pleasant Police Chief Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography

Former Mount Pleasant Police Chief Brian Fanelli pleaded guilty Monday to possession of child pornography in federal court in White Plains. Fanelli entered his plea to one count of possession of child pornography in front of District Court Judge Kenneth Karas. He could face up to four years and three months in jail and a […]

Business Profile: Spring Spa & Foot Reflexology, Yorktown

Business Profile: Spring Spa & Foot Reflexology, Yorktown

Following in his mother’s footsteps, Queens resident Qi Jiang recently opened up a business of his own in Yorktown. Qi operates Spring Spa & Foot Reflexology, which is located not far away in town from a nail salon owned by his mother, Laura. He declined to provide her last name. Qi said he was inspired by […]

Former Lewisboro Super Takes Over as Mt. Kisco Village Manager

Former Lewisboro Super Takes Over as Mt. Kisco Village Manager

The importance of volunteering and public service was instilled in Ed Brancati from childhood. His parents, Ed and Sue, were active at their house of worship, the Mount Kisco Presbyterian Church, and his father worked in the Westchester County Human Resources Department for 38 years. Brancati, who was raised in Bedford and North Salem, said […]

Teachers Design Cybersecurity Curriculum at Pace Program

Teachers Design Cybersecurity Curriculum at Pace Program

The struggle to keep vital information away from hackers has become one of the key challenges of the digital age. Data breaches have become alarmingly commonplace, whether it be at major corporations or the theft of millions of federal employees’ personal information. At a recently concluded two-week program at Pace University in Pleasantville, 22 high […]

Business Profile: Mathnasium of Yorktown Heights

Business Profile: Mathnasium of Yorktown Heights

You can limber up in variety of ways in a gymnasium. At Mathnasium, students have the opportunity to shape up their math skills. Brewster resident Kaz Tanahashi opened Mathnasium in March to help students struggling with math. He was joined in the business by Peekskill resident Marina Zale, who is center director and an instructor. Tanahashi said […]

Business Profile: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Croton and Peekskill

Business Profile: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Croton and Peekskill

Croton residents Cynthia and Joseph Lippolis insist the real estate industry is a hard one to be successful in, but they have managed to excel in the field for nearly three decades. “It’s a seven day a week job,” Cynthia said last week. “It never ends. It goes on from seven in the morning to […]

Teachers Design Cybersecurity Curriculum at Pace Program

Teachers Design Cybersecurity Curriculum at Pace Program

The struggle to keep vital information away from hackers has become one of the key challenges of the digital age. Data breaches have become alarmingly commonplace, whether it be at major corporations or the theft of millions of federal employees’ personal information. At a recently concluded two-week program at Pace University in Pleasantville, 22 high […]

Mt. Kisco Police Merger Critic Retires From Lieutenant’s Post

Mt. Kisco Police Merger Critic Retires From Lieutenant’s Post

A 30-year Mount Kisco police veteran who was a vocal critic of the village’s move to consolidate its police services with the Westchester County Department of Public Safety, retired from his position last Thursday. Lt. Louis Terlizzi submitted his retirement letter to Interim Village Manager Jerry Faiella and the village board on July 8. His […]

Business of the Week: Elevate Event Lounge, Yorktown

Business of the Week: Elevate Event Lounge, Yorktown

The Front Street location of Elevate Event Lounge has long been a site to host events. Last August, Mahopac resident Chris Vernia changed the format of the business, which was formerly Bounce the Party Place, in which Vernia was a member of the partnership of Bounce and purchased the facility outright last year. “I’ve actually […]

Tamagna, LoBue, at Odds over New Bus Contract

Tamagna, LoBue, at Odds over New Bus Contract

Putnam County Legislator Dini LoBue and county Transportation Manager Vincent Tamagna verbally jousted over the financial merits of Putnam’s current bus contract at the June 25 meeting of the Legislature’s Audit and Administration Committee. After five years of having First Transit provide bus services for Putnam, the county put out a contract to bid for […]

Business Profile: Retro Fitness, Cortlandt

Business Profile: Retro Fitness, Cortlandt

Tappan resident Adolfo Godinez emphasizes there is only one thing retro about Retro Fitness. “Retro Fitness is retro price, modern gym,” Godinez, general manager of the new facility in Cortlandt, said last week. The Cortlandt Retro Fitness opened on East Main Street on June 25 in the former location of Party Stop. “We thought that […]

Bedford Councilman Announces BOL Candidacy

Bedford Councilman Announces BOL Candidacy

Veteran Bedford Councilman Francis Corcoran (R-C) announced his candidacy Thursday morning for the Westchester County Board of Legislators seat. Corcoran, 52, will be opposed by Democratic Mount Kisco village Trustee Karen Schleimer. They will vie for the seat that was vacated by former Legislator Peter Harckham earlier this month. “Family, community and service are the […]

Somers Boutique Adds Women’s Fashion and Accessories

Somers Boutique Adds Women’s Fashion and Accessories

Somers Custom Framing & Gifts has been a popular shopping destination for more than eight years. But while the boutique continues to offer framing services and a variety of gift items it has also increased its offerings of women’s clothing and accessories for the past two years. “Now we have a customer base, so we’re […]

Putnam Valley Working to Reopen Spur Beach

Putnam Valley Working to Reopen Spur Beach

The Putnam Valley town board voted unanimously to spend $100 to begin the process of potentially reopening Spur Beach on Roaring Brook Road. The funds will pay for the services of engineer John Carroll Jr., who is working with Putnam County to reopen the beach. The beach was closed by the county health department on […]

Business Profile: Somers Pharmacy

Business Profile: Somers Pharmacy

Tuckahoe resident Howard Schoenberg said last week the pharmacy business can be brutal. He knows that from experience. ‘The big chains are just moving in and doing an unjust thing to the loyal independents that strive to really try and make it and succeed and serve the community the way it should be served,” Schoenberg […]

Mt. Kisco Planning Board Member Bernstein Dies at 80

Mt. Kisco Planning Board Member Bernstein Dies at 80

Stanley Bernstein, a longtime member of the Mount Kisco Planning Board and Conservation Advisory Council, died on June 11 following a long illness. He was 80 years old. Bernstein was fondly remembered last week by two municipal officials as a man dedicated to the village with a passion for environmental protection. Deputy Mayor Anthony Markus […]

Mount Kisco Named One of the Most Livable Small Towns in U.S.

Mount Kisco Named One of the Most Livable Small Towns in U.S.

If you’re looking for a great place to live, Mount Kisco is an excellent place to start–and others think so as well. The village was recently named the 20th best small town in America by Livability.com, a website that showcases and ranks the nation’s best places in a variety of categories. Mount Kisco Mayor Michael […]