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St. John’s Episcopal in Pleasantville Receives $25G State Grant

St. John’s Episcopal in Pleasantville Receives $25G State Grant

The New York Landmarks Conservancy announced Tuesday 14 Sacred Sites Grants totaling $268,000 awarded to historic religious properties throughout New York State, including a $25,000 grant to St. John’s Episcopal Church in Pleasantville. The money will assist with roofing, masonry and drainage repairs to the church and parish hall. “These grants mark the 30-year milestone […]

Mt. Kisco Business Community Airs Grievances About Downtown

Mt. Kisco Business Community Airs Grievances About Downtown

As Mount Kisco faces a spiraling number of vacant storefronts, members of its business community brainstormed last week about how to return the village’s once bustling downtown to its former glory. The meeting, organized by Mayor Michael Cindrich and other village officials, attracted about 40 people to the Mount Kisco Public Library for a spirited […]

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 […]

Mobile Passport Unit at North Castle Town Hall Monday

Mobile Passport Unit at North Castle Town Hall Monday

As new passport requirements go into effect, Westchester County Clerk Timothy Idoni reminds North Castle residents that his staff will be visiting Town Hall, located at 15 Bedford Rd. in Armonk, on Monday, July 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to process passport applications. Passports are a necessary document for those who travel outside […]

New Castle Agrees to Take Wallace Auditorium at Chap Crossing

New Castle Agrees to Take Wallace Auditorium at Chap Crossing

The New Castle Town Board voted Tuesday night to accept the Wallace Auditorium at Chappaqua Crossing from property owner and developer Summit/Greenfield despite at least several hundred thousand dollars of needed improvements. The decision by officials to assume ownership of the 30-year-old, 400-seat facility comes with the hope that it will provide the town with […]

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 […]

‘The Wizard of Oz’ Touches Down at Westmoreland Sanctuary

‘The Wizard of Oz’ Touches Down at Westmoreland Sanctuary

The Westmoreland Sanctuary Nature Center & Wildlife Preserve in Mount Kisco is known for its educational programs and 640 acres of wilderness that are open to the public, but it has also become known for family-friendly outdoor theater productions. On the heels of being named “Best Theater Under the Sky” by Westchester Magazine for last […]

North Castle Receives Luxury Apartment Rezoning Request

North Castle Receives Luxury Apartment Rezoning Request

The North Castle Town Board officially received the rezoning request last week and declared its intent to be lead agency for a proposed 200-unit luxury apartment building in North White Plains. Representatives for JMF Properties, LLC of Whippany, N.J., the developer of the proposed project called The Vue on 22 acres of the Jennie Clarkson […]

Mt. Kisco Searches for Answers to Help Turn Around Downtown

Mt. Kisco Searches for Answers to Help Turn Around Downtown

Ralph Nuzzi has been a longtime fixture in Mount Kisco’s downtown but doesn’t like what he sees lately each day he opens his door. Nuzzi, the owner of Cobbler’s Corner on Main Street, watches the number of storefront vacancies mushroom, causing the streets to be quieter with fewer potential customers. “I’ve been in business 35 […]

DeCicco’s Signs Lease to Move Into Millwood Plaza

DeCicco’s Signs Lease to Move Into Millwood Plaza

The long wait for Millwood to once again have a supermarket appears to be over. On Sunday, New Castle Supervisor Robert Greenstein announced to town residents via Facebook that DeCicco & Sons will be moving into the space at Millwood Plaza formerly occupied by A&P. Greenstein said despite extensive renovations that will be undertaken, town […]

Fareri Walks Out of Armonk Affordable Housing Plan Discussion

Fareri Walks Out of Armonk Affordable Housing Plan Discussion

By Emily Whelahan Armonk developer Michael Fareri abruptly walked out of a discussion on his proposed affordable housing plan at last week’s North Castle Planning Board meeting after a testy exchange with town officials. Fareri, who presented his new plan on July 11 to build 48 affordable housing units at the old lumberyard property on […]

P'ville Police Arrest Man for Making False Robbery Claim

P’ville Police Arrest Man for Making False Robbery Claim

A 33-year-old Queens man who fabricated a story to Pleasantville police about being robbed at gunpoint was arrested on Wednesday, one day after police briefly detained another man based on the claim. Christopher Mercado was charged with third-degree falsely reporting an incident after he claimed to village police that he was approached and robbed on […]

Saw Mill Parkway Phase II Renovation Begins This Week

Saw Mill Parkway Phase II Renovation Begins This Week

Like most of this summer’s biggest Hollywood sequels, part two of the Saw Mill River Parkway renovation project will be bigger than the first but likely to receive a cooler reception from the public. Unlike the first phase of the project that shut down both lanes of the parkway from the Marble Avenue exit in […]

Housing Monitor: Remove No. Castle From Potential Zoning Suit List

Housing Monitor: Remove No. Castle From Potential Zoning Suit List

The monitor overseeing the affordable housing settlement between Westchester County and the federal government last week recommended that the U.S. Department of Justice drop plans to sue the Town of North Castle for exclusionary zoning. In a letter last Thursday to U.S. District Court Judge Denise Cote, Monitor James Johnson pointed to progress that 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. […]

Crowds Flock to Pleasantville’s 12th Annual Music Festival

Crowds Flock to Pleasantville’s 12th Annual Music Festival

The Pleasantville Music Festival proved once again why it is one of the most eagerly anticipated events for the village and thousands of music fans in the tristate area. Despite overcast skies and the threat of rain that never materialized, several thousand flocked to Parkway Field for the 12th annual festival Saturday afternoon, and nobody […]

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 […]

Music Festival Helps Cement P’ville’s Status as Cultural Hub

Music Festival Helps Cement P’ville’s Status as Cultural Hub

By Emily Whelahan Since its inception in 2005, the Pleasantville Music Festival has been an event that many in the community have pointed to with a source of pride. A wide array of musical performers, including some top-shelf talent, have graced the stages at Parkway Field over the years. The impact of the annual festival, […]

Annual Cancer Benefit Hits Home for Chappaqua Swim & Tennis

Annual Cancer Benefit Hits Home for Chappaqua Swim & Tennis

As members of the Chappaqua Swim & Tennis Club, seven-year-old Max Chwatko and his family had previously participated in Swim Across America to raise money for cancer research, prevention and treatment. This year’s event, scheduled for next Sunday morning at the club on Hardscrabble Road, has entirely new meaning for them. Chwatko’s five-year-old sister Scarlett […]

New Castle Officials Urged to Take Steps to Curtail Trapping

New Castle Officials Urged to Take Steps to Curtail Trapping

A group of New Castle residents appealed to the town board last week to ask the Random Farms Homeowners Association to halt coyote trapping for 30 days so public education efforts on peaceful coexistence can be renewed. Requests made by residents during the June 28 board meeting also included having the town explore whether it […]

Farmers, P’ville Community Send Over 600 Pounds of Food to Needy

Farmers, P’ville Community Send Over 600 Pounds of Food to Needy

It was a happy and healthy holiday weekend for many clients of Hillside Food Outreach thanks to generous shoppers and a roster of dedicated farmers and volunteers. More than 600 pounds of fresh produce and other food was collected last Saturday at the Pleasantville Farmers Market during its second Hillside Food Donation Day and distributed […]

County to Appeal Decision on Release of Affordable Housing Tapes

County to Appeal Decision on Release of Affordable Housing Tapes

Westchester County plans to appeal a federal judge’s decision last week ordering videotapes of County Executive Rob Astorino’s depositions be publicly released regarding statements connected to the required public education campaign for the affordable housing settlement. The June 27 ruling by U.S. District Judge Denise Cote granted the request made in March by federal monitor […]

P’ville Sports Pubs Michael’s Tavern, McArthur’s to Close Friday

P’ville Sports Pubs Michael’s Tavern, McArthur’s to Close Friday

  McArthur’s American Grille and Michael’s Tavern, two longtime Pleasantville dining institutions, will be shutting its doors on Friday, The Examiner has learned. Mayor Peter Scherer and Pleasantville Chamber of Commerce President William Flooks confirmed that the two popular dining establishments will go out of business with Friday night’s closing. They each said they found […]

P’ville Assisted Living Plan Revised in Hopes of Community Support

P’ville Assisted Living Plan Revised in Hopes of Community Support

By Henry Buckley Sunrise Senior Living presented a revised version of an assisted living facility plan to the Pleasantville Village Board Monday night that calls for a single access point to the property and incorporates the community center into the building. The developer, who is seeking a zoning code amendment for the four-acre parcel owned […]

Arrest Made in North Castle Check Fraud; Investigation Continues

Arrest Made in North Castle Check Fraud; Investigation Continues

North Castle police arrested one man last week and are expected to charge another subject in connection with the series of fraudulent checks that were cashed against the town’s account late last year. Ron Bynoe, 28, of South Ozone Park, Queens, turned himself in to police on June 21 and charged with third-degree grand larceny, […]

Petition to Halt Coyote Trapping Circulates in New Castle

Petition to Halt Coyote Trapping Circulates in New Castle

An online petition drafted by New Castle residents opposed to coyote trapping was launched last weekend in response to the Random Farms Homeowners Association’s latest decision calling for more traps. Resident Victoria Alzapiedi, the chair of one of two coyote advisory committees appointed by the town board in 2014 to develop a Coyote Response Plan and […]

Developer to Opt for 48 Affordable Units at Armonk’s Old Lumberyard

Developer to Opt for 48 Affordable Units at Armonk’s Old Lumberyard

The owner of the old lumberyard property in Armonk is prepared to ditch his plan to build 30 market-rate condominiums at the site and will pursue an application for 48 affordable units. Local developer Michael Fareri, who received approvals to construct a 36-unit building at the Bedford Road property, had most recently been trying to […]

Chappaqua’s Random Farms Decides on More Coyote Traps

Chappaqua’s Random Farms Decides on More Coyote Traps

The Random Farms Homeowners Association decided this week to enter into a second agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to set up coyote traps on portions of the development’s property. The decision for the USDA to place foothold traps for a five-day period was made at the association’s June 22 meeting, according 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 […]