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Wildlife Experts Help New Castle Residents Understand Coyote Explosion

Wildlife Experts Help New Castle Residents Understand Coyote Explosion

With coyotes providing the Town of New Castle with an ongoing challenge, residents are taking steps to understand the animals and their presence. On Wednesday evening, dozens of residents packed Town Hall for a presentation called “Wild Suburbia,” a program sponsored by the newly formed Coyote Awareness and Safety Advisory Committee featuring three experts. Dr. […]

Food Bank Launches Turkey Drive to Help Needy at Thanksgiving

Food Bank Launches Turkey Drive to Help Needy at Thanksgiving

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, many people are preparing to sit down with their families for a Thanksgiving feast. But for many local families, a holiday meal wouldn’t be possible without the Food Bank for Westchester. There are more than 200,000 Westchester residents who are hungry or at risk of being hungry, and the […]

New Castle Eyes Creation of Recreational Pedestrian, Bike Path

New Castle Eyes Creation of Recreational Pedestrian, Bike Path

New Castle officials are taking to heart public sentiment voiced earlier this year to make the town a more pedestrian-friendly place that encourages walking and biking instead of driving. The town is considering the creation of a new recreational path now referred to as the ChapLine that would extend from North Greeley Avenue in Downtown […]

P'ville Considers Banning Dogs From Next Year's Farmers Market

P’ville Considers Banning Dogs From Next Year’s Farmers Market

A family outing to the Pleasantville Farmers Market may no longer be able to include the family dog after concerns were raised by village officials regarding potential incidents. Village Administrator Patricia Dwyer said the agency that provides insurance for the market recommended against allowing dogs to attend the weekly event on Memorial Plaza due to […]

Democrats Stump for Women's Equality Act, Wagner in Mt. Kisco Rally

Democrats Stump for Women’s Equality Act, Wagner in Mt. Kisco Rally

Democratic elected officials from across Westchester joined forces with representatives of women’s organizations on Saturday in Mount Kisco for a rally in front of an overflow crowd to urge passage of the stalled Women’s Equality Act. The event at the Mount Kisco Public Library, which was the first of three stops in the Hudson Valley […]

Familiar Names Receive Promotion, Appointment in P'ville Police Dept.

Familiar Names Receive Promotion, Appointment in P’ville Police Dept.

There were a couple of changes last week within the ranks of the Pleasantville Police Department that involved familiar names. Officer Jason Henken, a 17-year department veteran, was promoted to sergeant while the village appointed James Chiarlitti as a new officer during the village board’s Oct. 13 meeting. Both are following in the footsteps of […]

Precautions, Not Panic, Needed to Prevent the Spread of Ebola

Precautions, Not Panic, Needed to Prevent the Spread of Ebola

Preparation and control by health care professionals are the keys to preventing the spread of Ebola, one of the region’s leading infectious disease experts said on Friday. During an hour-long presentation to doctors and staff at Phelps Memorial Hospital, Dr. Harish Moorjani, the director of the Infections Disease Clinic at Westchester Medical Center and a […]

North Castle Sets Ward System Proposition Vote for Nov. 13

North Castle Sets Ward System Proposition Vote for Nov. 13

The North Castle Town Board has scheduled a special election for Nov. 13 so the public can vote on propositions asking whether to establish a ward system and increase the size of the board. Faced with a dwindling amount of time to hold the vote after receiving an Oct. 9 letter from the Westchester County […]

Boys & Girls Club to Void Land Deal With Mt. Kisco

Boys & Girls Club to Void Land Deal With Mt. Kisco

The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester is set to cancel its January 2014 contract with Mount Kisco that called for the village to buy a portion of its land and use it for recreation and open space. At the Oct. 6 village board meeting, Charles Martabano, an attorney representing the club, said the […]

Ballot Confusion Throws Doubt Into No. Castle Ward System Props

Ballot Confusion Throws Doubt Into No. Castle Ward System Props

North Castle officials have been notified by the Westchester County Board of Elections that the two propositions related to the establishment of the ward system cannot be included on the county’s Nov. 4 ballot. An Oct. 9 letter from commissioners Reginald LaFayette and Douglas Colety informed the town that it must hold its own election […]

No. Castle ARB Member Resigns Over Losing Gazebo Architecture Job

No. Castle ARB Member Resigns Over Losing Gazebo Architecture Job

A member of the North Castle Architectural Review Board unexpectedly resigned his seat during last week’s town board meeting shortly before officials awarded a competing architect the job of designing the town’s new gazebo. Architect Ljubisa Jovasevic handed a letter of resignation to Town Clerk Anne Curran about 20 minutes into his comments at the […]

Chappaqua's Mester to Run for BOCES Board of Ed Vacancy

Chappaqua’s Mester to Run for BOCES Board of Ed Vacancy

Chappaqua Board of Education Trustee Jeffrey Mester announced Wednesday night that he will seek the open seat on the Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES Board of Education after expressing frustrations with how BOCES has handled several issues. Mester, Chappaqua’s liaison to BOCES, will run against Peekskill Board of Education President Douglas Glickert in the Nov. 18 election. […]

Fulgenzi Takes Over as Interim Supervisor in Mt. Pleasant

Fulgenzi Takes Over as Interim Supervisor in Mt. Pleasant

Mount Pleasant Councilman Carl Fulgenzi was named interim supervisor this week, but town board members were not prepared to announce who will serve the balance of former supervisor Joan Maybury’s unexpired term. Fulgenzi said that the board is expected to make the appointment to fill the post through next year on Oct. 28. Fulgenzi, the […]

Shop Til You Drop: Pleasantville Sales Day Returns on Saturday

Shop Til You Drop: Pleasantville Sales Day Returns on Saturday

Pleasantville Sales Day will return this Saturday, Oct. 11, and downtown streets will be filled with local products, shoppers and no shortage of discounts. Residents can stroll through the downtown area from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., browsing for sales and some of the unique products Pleasantville shops have to offer. “I just think it’s […]

Astorino: No Ebola Virus Cases in Westchester County

Astorino: No Ebola Virus Cases in Westchester County

County Executive Rob Astorino announced on Wednesday that there are no cases of the Ebola virus in Westchester after a man was hospitalized and put in isolation the night before. In the past two months, the health department has received 11 inquires including one made last night. Upon review, none of the individuals had any […]

Youth Rally Reaches Out to Teens to Combat Bullying, Substance Abuse

Youth Rally Reaches Out to Teens to Combat Bullying, Substance Abuse

More than 200 local teenagers turned out for a youth rally Monday night to tackle the difficult problems of drugs, alcohol, suicide and bullying. The event, held at Holy Rosary Church in Hawthorne, featured an interactive session with Justin Fatica of the Hard as Nails Ministry. Fatica told the youngsters that they are important and […]

New Castle Awaits Restaurant Bid Proposals for Train Station

New Castle Awaits Restaurant Bid Proposals for Train Station

The Town of New Castle is once again accepting Requests for Proposals (RFP) in hopes of finding a restaurant operator to fill the town-owned building at the Chappaqua train station. Qualified individuals and entities have until Oct. 22 at noon to submit an RFP that would provide food service at the largely vacant 112-year-old building. […]

State Comptroller Takes Mt. Pleasant Off Fiscal Stress List

State Comptroller Takes Mt. Pleasant Off Fiscal Stress List

The Town of Mount Pleasant received some very encouraging financial news after the office of state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli recently announced that the municipality was removed from the state’s fiscal stress list. This year’s list, which evaluated the financial condition of municipalities and counties statewide for 2013 based on information provided by Aug. 29, included […]

Police Confirm Body Found in Park is Missing Armonk Man

Police Confirm Body Found in Park is Missing Armonk Man

Police are awaiting the results of an autopsy for a 21-year-old Armonk man who was reported missing by his family on Monday after leaving home that morning. North Castle Police Chief Peter Simonsen confirmed Friday morning that Miles Applebaum was discovered in a remote area of Glazier Preserve in the Town of New Castle by […]

P'ville Becomes Purple Heart Village; Will Organize Collections for Vets

P’ville Becomes Purple Heart Village; Will Organize Collections for Vets

The Village of Pleasantville has declared itself a Purple Heart Village. With a proclamation delivered by Mayor Peter Scherer last week, Pleasantville will show its appreciation for the sacrifices made by Purple Heart recipients and to honor and support them by encouraging residents to help veterans. Eugene Lang, sergeant of the First Air Calvary and […]

Mt. Pleasant Supervisor Joan Maybury to Resign

Mt. Pleasant Supervisor Joan Maybury to Resign

Mount Pleasant Supervisor Joan Maybury abruptly announced on Tuesday she was resigning from office for family reasons, effective next Friday, Oct. 10. Maybury, who was appointed as supervisor in January 2010 to replace Robert Meehan, explained her decision in a letter. “For the past 23 years, it has been an honor and privilege to serve […]

No. Castle Clerk Impropriety Allegations Rebuked By Town Board

No. Castle Clerk Impropriety Allegations Rebuked By Town Board

A request to refer a letter outlining alleged improprieties by North Castle Town Clerk Anne Curran to the municipality’s Board of Ethics was rejected last week by the town board. Board members issued a strong rebuke of Armonk resident Mario Ruggiero’s claims that Curran lacked integrity and sought to undermine then-supervisor Howard Arden during the […]

New Castle Forms Two Groups to Tackle Coyote Problem

New Castle Forms Two Groups to Tackle Coyote Problem

The Town of New Castle has established two committees to help address the growing coyote problem in the region. Town board members unanimously approved last Tuesday night the creation of the Coyote Awareness and Safety Committee and the Coyote Management Task Force in an effort to provide a full range of information and perspectives on […]

Chappaqua Children's Book Festival Attracts Impressive Crowd

Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival Attracts Impressive Crowd

Those who attended Saturday’s Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival experienced the best of both worlds: a perfect day to be outside and a great venue to pick up some new books for their kids to read. An estimated 5,000 to 6,000 visitors descended on the grounds of Robert E. Bell Middle School for the second annual […]

Proposition to Establish Ward System in No. Castle on Nov. Ballot

Proposition to Establish Ward System in No. Castle on Nov. Ballot

Propositions asking North Castle voters whether they want to have a ward system of town government and to increase the size of the town board from four to six members will be on the November ballot. The board agreed to accept the two propositions at its Sept. 23 meeting. A third proposition to freeze the […]

P’ville Rotary to Host International Wine Pairing Event Oct. 7

P’ville Rotary to Host International Wine Pairing Event Oct. 7

For the past 15 years, the Rotary Club of Pleasantville has enticed probably thousands of local wine lovers to the Westchester Wine Experience. Now Rotary leaders are expanding their efforts, based on comments from the public and the event’s popularity. Rotary’s Janet DiBenedetto said to keep up with the demand of people who have supported […]

Astorino Produces 2013 Tax Returns; Accusations Fly Over Transparency

Astorino Produces 2013 Tax Returns; Accusations Fly Over Transparency

Westchester County Executive and Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino released his 2013 tax returns on Tuesday while his campaign accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo for a lack of transparency regarding improvements on his New Castle home. For a four-hour period, Astorino’s state and federal returns from last year were made available to the media to review […]

Mt. Kisco Parking Enforcement Officer Pleads Guilty to Larceny

Mt. Kisco Parking Enforcement Officer Pleads Guilty to Larceny

The Mount Kisco parking enforcement officer who was arrested last May for allegedly stealing about $89,000 in parking meter revenue from the village pled guilty on Tuesday to two felony counts. Jeffrey Daday, 36, of 15 Sun Valley Drive in North Salem, faces one count each of second-degree grand larceny and first-degree offering a false […]

Changes on the Horizon for Chappaqua Farmers Market

Changes on the Horizon for Chappaqua Farmers Market

Chappaqua Farmers Market organizers have reached out to New Castle officials about potentially partnering with the town on the operation of the popular Saturday morning market to receive assistance for the growing administrative tasks. Priscilla Sorensen, farmers market board of directors chairwoman and co-founder, and Market Director Pascale Le Draoulec appeared with several members of […]

Domestic Violence Forum Focuses on Ending Scourge of Abuse

Domestic Violence Forum Focuses on Ending Scourge of Abuse

Representatives from several local agencies, women’s rights advocates and victims’ services organizations challenged the public to put an end to domestic violence during a forum in White Plains last Friday. Following several high-profile incidents recently involving NFL players, the panelists discussed how domestic violence isn’t confined to young male sports stars or celebrities. “This is […]