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Chappaqua Deli Leads Way in Golf Outing for Wounded Warrior

Chappaqua Deli Leads Way in Golf Outing for Wounded Warrior

By Catherine Ferris In a small glass case hanging on the wall of Lange’s Little Store in Chappaqua is a folded American flag. This flag, flown in Iraq, was given to Richard Lange, the owner of the deli, after packages were sent to the soldiers who were stationed there. The flag is not the only […]

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, […]

Chappaqua Deli Leads Way in Golf Outing for Wounded Warrior

Chappaqua Deli Leads Way in Golf Outing for Wounded Warrior

In a small glass case hanging on the wall of Lange’s Little Store in Chappaqua is a folded American flag. This flag, flown in Iraq, was given to Richard Lange, the owner of the deli, after packages were sent to the soldiers who were stationed there. The flag is not the only support Lange offers […]

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 […]

Officials Press for Towns to Install Grade Crossing Cameras

Officials Press for Towns to Install Grade Crossing Cameras

Four months after the worst accident in Metro-North history, state Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown) and various local elected officials endorsed state legislation Monday that would give municipalities the option to install video cameras at railroad crossings. The measure, which was unanimously approved by the state Senate during its last session, would allow local governments to […]

First-time Candidate to Run for County Legislator; Smith Bows Out

First-time Candidate to Run for County Legislator; Smith Bows Out

Local and county Republicans introduced Thornwood resident Margaret Cunzio as their new candidate Monday afternoon for the District 3 Board of Legislators seat replacing Michael Smith who recently withdrew from the race. Cunzio, 40, a professor at Iona College and Western State University of Connecticut, unwaveringly pledged that she will be County Executive Rob Astorino’s […]

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 […]

Astorino Blasts Federal Gov’t on Affordable Housing Contempt Charge

Astorino Blasts Federal Gov’t on Affordable Housing Contempt Charge

County Executive Rob Astorino went on the offensive against the federal government on Friday by slamming its assertion that Westchester County failed to meet its 2014 obligations in the controversial 2009 affordable housing settlement. Holding a press conference outside the gate of Bill and Hillary Clinton’s residence on Old House Road in Chappaqua, Astorino charged […]

Ex-Judge Must Obtain Mt. Pleasant Variance to Build in Buffer

Ex-Judge Must Obtain Mt. Pleasant Variance to Build in Buffer

By Sarah Bonanno The Mount Pleasant Planning Board unexpectedly announced Monday night that the public hearing for former state Supreme Court justice Francis Nicolai’s controversial application to build a house in town wetlands buffer had been adjourned. Steve Basini of Petruccelli Engineering, who is representing the applicant, said resumption of the hearing was canceled because […]

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 […]

Brewster Man Killed in New Castle One-Car Crash

Brewster Man Killed in New Castle One-Car Crash

A 26-year-old Brewster man was killed in a one-car accident early Tuesday morning in New Castle after he lost control of the vehicle he was driving on Route 133. The man was identified Tuesday night as Kristopher Stephenson, authorities said. He was driving toward Mount Kisco at about 1 a.m. in the vicinity of High Meadow Road […]

New Assisted Living Plan Readied for P’ville Church Site

New Assisted Living Plan Readied for P’ville Church Site

An investment group is set to submit an application for an assisted living project on the United Methodist Church property in Pleasantville one year after another proposal was narrowly defeated by the village board. The group, which calls itself Bedford Road Partners, is expected to formally deliver its submission to village officials for the nearly […]

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 […]

Pleasantville Girl Tests Herself With Some Heavy Lifting

Pleasantville Girl Tests Herself With Some Heavy Lifting

Olivia Barnett is a petite 12-year-old, but don’t let this pint-size Pleasantville girl fool you. Barnett placed fourth in the USA National Weightlifting Championship in Minnesota last month, despite being the lightest competitor out of 14 girls in her weight class. During the competition that had her hoisting barbells of up to 81 pounds, the […]

New Castle GOP Announce Greenstein, Board Candidates for Ticket

New Castle GOP Announce Greenstein, Board Candidates for Ticket

The New Castle Republican Committee officially announced Wednesday its slate for the November election, led by Supervisor Robert Greenstein seeking re-election to a second term. Greenstein, a registered Democrat who is receiving the GOP endorsement for the second consecutive election, will be joined on the ticket by town board candidates Eileen Gallagher and Seth Chodosh. […]

Task Force to Address Concussion Issues in High School Sports

Task Force to Address Concussion Issues in High School Sports

By Sarah Bonanno County Executive Rob Astorino announced the formation Monday of the Westchester County Concussion Task Force to help high schools address the public health concern of sports-related concussions. Headed by Dr. Mark Herceg, the county’s commissioner of Community Mental Health, the task force will develop a voluntary management protocol for high schools. The […]

War of Words Escalates as Miller House Controversy Heats Up

War of Words Escalates as Miller House Controversy Heats Up

North Castle Supervisor Michael Schiliro unleashed harsh criticism of County Legislator Michael Smith last week after a guest column by the lawmaker’s aide accused the town of refusing to cooperate with county officials to help renovate the historic Miller House. The column, written by Anthony Amiano and published in last week’s Examiner, stated that some […]

P’ville Music Festival a Big Hit as Fans Turn Out for Special Day

P’ville Music Festival a Big Hit as Fans Turn Out for Special Day

Months of exhaustive and meticulous planning along with a big assist from the weather gods combined to make the 2015 Pleasantville Music Festival on Saturday one of the most successful renewals of the annual event. Thousands of music lovers began streaming into the village’s Parkway Field before noon and kept on arriving throughout the afternoon […]

Third Suspect Charged in Mount Kisco Homicide of Day Laborer

Third Suspect Charged in Mount Kisco Homicide of Day Laborer

The half-brother of one of the first two suspects in the beating death of a Mount Kisco day laborer was charged late Friday with first-degree manslaughter in connection with the homicide. Mario Coronado-Depaz, 39, was arrested in the village at 6 p.m. He was booked at police headquarters in Mount Kisco and was expected to […]

Pleasantville Gears Up for Exciting New-Look Music Festival

Pleasantville Gears Up for Exciting New-Look Music Festival

Anyone planning to attend the 11th annual Pleasantville Music Festival at Parkway Field this Saturday can expect some surprises. Earlier this year organizers announced several big changes, including the addition of a third stage for the event. One of the new features is appearances by winners of this winter’s Battle of the Bands, spotlighting young […]

Second Suspect Charged in Mount Kisco Homicide

Second Suspect Charged in Mount Kisco Homicide

A second suspect has been charged with first-degree manslaughter in the beating death of a homeless man in Mount Kisco, Milton Ventura, 35, of Mount Kisco was taken into custody by county police detectives and formally charged Tuesday night and arraigned at Mount Kisco Justice Court. Ventura’s arrest came about 24 hours after police apprehended […]

Former Councilman Placeholder on New Castle GOP Petition

Former Councilman Placeholder on New Castle GOP Petition

With the deadline for filing just days away, the New Castle Republican Committee has been circulating a petition listing former town councilman Erik Nicolaysen and Chappaqua resident Eileen Gallagher as this year’s town board candidates. However, Nicolaysen, who owns an insurance agency in downtown Chappaqua, said last week that he does not intend to run […]

Current, Former Staffers Charge Cottage School Failing Students

Current, Former Staffers Charge Cottage School Failing Students

Three current and former educators at the Mount Pleasant Cottage School have accused its superintendent of making program changes that are harmful to students, a charge that Superintendent James Gaudette strongly disputes. Jeannine Angiolillo, a special education teacher at the school since 1987, Laurie Tyler and Diane Payson charged that under Gaudette’s stewardship, students who […]

Family, Friends Help Armonk Woman Celebrate 100th Birthday

Family, Friends Help Armonk Woman Celebrate 100th Birthday

By Sarah Bonanno Before walking over to blow out her 100th birthday candles, longtime Westchester resident Martha Cylman shared her secret to living a century: keep moving. Clyman celebrated her special milestone Thursday afternoon at The Bristal, an assisted living community in Armonk that she moved into last year. She was surrounded by family, friends […]

Chappaqua Cyclist to Lead 75-Mile Ride to Fight Parkinson’s

Chappaqua Cyclist to Lead 75-Mile Ride to Fight Parkinson’s

Bruce Wolfe has been an avid cyclist for years and can often be found getting on his bike on weekends and going for a ride. Once a year the Chappaqua resident makes sure he goes out to ride with a greater purpose in mind. Wolfe has once again organized the Pedal Pumping for Parkinson’s Annual […]

Ironman of Table Tennis: Shortz Completes 1,000 Straight Days of Play

Ironman of Table Tennis: Shortz Completes 1,000 Straight Days of Play

Pleasantville resident Will Shortz has been playing table tennis since childhood but today (Tuesday) he reaches a personal milestone. June 30 marks the 1,000th consecutive day that Shortz, 62, has played table tennis. The quest began in 2012, when he made a resolution to play the sport every day that year. The streak was progressing […]

North Castle to County: Stop Shirking Miller House Responsibility

North Castle to County: Stop Shirking Miller House Responsibility

North Castle officials sternly told County Legislator Michael Smith last week that the town wants the historic Elijah Miller House in North White Plains to be rehabilitated and preserved at its current location. The town board and residents bluntly relayed their wishes to Smith during a June 24 board discussion of the issue, urging the […]

Mt. Kisco, No. Castle Volunteers Clean Up Shores of Byram Lake

Mt. Kisco, No. Castle Volunteers Clean Up Shores of Byram Lake

About 20 Mount Kisco and North Castle residents collaborated Saturday morning to pick up garbage around Byram Lake, which serves as Mount Kisco’s water supply. The small crew of volunteers, armed with gloves and large trash bags, picked up bottles, cans, wrappers, plastic bags and any other litter they could find during the first Restore […]

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 […]