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Police Discover Pleasantville Woman Dead at Home

Police Discover Pleasantville Woman Dead at Home

The Westchester County Department of Public Safety and Pleasantville Police Department are investigating the death of a 76-year-old woman who was found in her home on Thursday evening. A mail carrier who arrived at the home at 79 Grandview Ave. about 4:30 p.m. Thursday noticed that several days’ worth of mail and newspapers had accumulated […]

New Castle Considers Basketball Court in Town Hall Parking Lot

New Castle Considers Basketball Court in Town Hall Parking Lot

New Castle Supervisor Robert Greenstein is planning on earmarking money in the town’s 2015 capital projects budget to convert the back corner of the Town Hall parking lot into a full-length outdoor basketball court. Greenstein said that the issue was discussed most recently during budget meetings involving the town board and department heads earlier this […]

Fulgenzi Sworn in as Mount Pleasant Supervisor

Fulgenzi Sworn in as Mount Pleasant Supervisor

A new era in Mount Pleasant government began on Wednesday when veteran Councilman Carl Fulgenzi was sworn in as town supervisor. Fulgenzi, a 60-year-old Hawthorne native, was unanimously appointed to the post by the  town board at its Oct. 28 meeting. Fulgenzi had been serving as interim supervisor since Oct. 10 when Joan Maybury officially […]

New Assisted Living Plan Pitched to Pleasantville Officials

New Assisted Living Plan Pitched to Pleasantville Officials

It is understandable if any Pleasantville residents experienced a bit of déjà vu following Monday night’s village board work session. Representatives from Brightview Senior Living appeared before the board to present a preliminary proposal for an assisted and independent living facility on the Jewish Child Care Association (JCCA) property on Broadway. Brightview, a Baltimore, Md.-based […]

Mount Kisco Woman Arrested on Felony Drug Charge

Mount Kisco Woman Arrested on Felony Drug Charge

A Mount Kisco woman was arrested on Monday morning after she accepted a delivery of seven ounces of cocaine at her Boltis Street home. Evelin Rivera, 34, was taken into custody at 9:55 a.m. after she accepted a package, which contained several hardcover books and other items. The cocaine was concealed in thin envelopes placed […]

Mezzancello Looking to Make Jump to Town Board in No. Castle

Mezzancello Looking to Make Jump to Town Board in No. Castle

Since he arrived in Armonk 30 years ago, Guy Mezzancello has been consistently active in the Town of North Castle. Whether it was assuming the commissionership of the Armonk Baseball League or putting up lights at Community Field, the electrical contractor said he’s always given back to the community. In 2009, Mezzancello, 57, was one […]

North Castle's Berra Looks to Continue Service on Town Board

North Castle’s Berra Looks to Continue Service on Town Board

North Castle Councilman Jose Berra may not have taken a traditional path to the town board but it didn’t take long for the 25-year Armonk resident to get acclimated once called upon to serve. After finishing third in last year’s town board race for two seats, Berra was unanimously appointed in January to fill the […]

Latimer Looks to Fend Off Challenge in First Senate Re-election Bid

Latimer Looks to Fend Off Challenge in First Senate Re-election Bid

Politics can be a rough-and-tumble business no matter what level of government. In his first re-election bid to hold onto the 37th Senate District seat that he gained in a tough campaign against Bob Cohen two years ago, George Latimer faces first-time candidate Joseph Dillon, a bit of a surprise entry last summer. He said […]

Dillon Looks to Bring Fresh Approach to State, 37th Senate District

Dillon Looks to Bring Fresh Approach to State, 37th Senate District

Joseph Dillon has had a varied career in private and public sectors that has given him a definite perspective on how government should operate. He was senior vice president of global policy for Visa and served as a senior adviser and chief of staff to the undersecretary for domestic finance in the U.S. Department of […]

Helping Constituents Biggest Thrill as Lowey Seeks 14th Term

Helping Constituents Biggest Thrill as Lowey Seeks 14th Term

Rep. Nita Lowey may be completing her 26th year in the House of Representatives but she hasn’t lost her zest and passion for serving the country and residents of her district. During another grueling campaign, where despite her experience she refuses to take the outcome for granted, Lowey, 78, rises early to greet commuters at […]

Challenger Day Ready to Tackle Big Challenges for 17th C.D. District

Challenger Day Ready to Tackle Big Challenges for 17th C.D. District

This year’s race for the 17th Congressional District seat may be Chris Day’s first candidacy for public office, but he’s no political neophyte. Last fall he managed the successful race waged by his father, Rockland County Executive Ed Day, and was planning to do the same for a would-be candidate who was set to take […]

Mt. Pleasant Mulls Hiking Train Station Parking Fees

Mt. Pleasant Mulls Hiking Train Station Parking Fees

The Mount Pleasant Town Board is considering raising its fees at the town’s train station parking lots to be more in line with the rates charged in other municipalities. Town Clerk Patricia Scova requested a hike in the parking fees at the Hawthorne and Valhalla lots in a letter to the board earlier this month, […]

SOAC Product Brings Local Pride Playing in World Series

SOAC Product Brings Local Pride Playing in World Series

  Shrub Oak Athletic Club President Steve Rosen said there was no doubt that at an early age there was something special about Joe Panik. Panik, 23, a rookie starting second baseman for the San Francisco Giants, who are representing the National League in the World Series against the Kansas City Royals, started his baseball […]

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. […]