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 No. Castle Ward System Petition to Be Submitted This Week

No. Castle Ward System Petition to Be Submitted This Week

North Castle’s former water and sewer superintendent plans to submit a petition today (Tuesday) that would enable voters to decide this fall whether they want town board members to be elected through a ward system. Lifelong North White Plains resident Anthony Futia said last Friday he has collected well over 300 signatures, at least 100 […]

Teachers, Staff Dressing Down With a Purpose at Hawthorne Elementary

Teachers, Staff Dressing Down With a Purpose at Hawthorne Elementary

Dress Down Fridays can be a fun respite from the button-down world of formal business attire. But for the faculty and staff of Hawthorne Elementary School, Dress Down Fridays have a greater purpose: to fundraise for various charities during the school year. The program returns the 2014-15 academic year, allowing faculty members to wear casual […]

Abinanti Fails in Final Attempt to Knock Challenger Off Ballot

Abinanti Fails in Final Attempt to Knock Challenger Off Ballot

Assemblyman Thomas Abinanti’s last-ditch effort to contest his opponent’s Republican and Conservative party petitions was unsuccessful last week, the final legal recourse available to him to knock the challenger off the ballot for the November election. Abinanti (D-Pleasantville) went to the Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, in White Plains on Aug. 27 to […]

Pleasantville Mulls Changes to Senior Center Lunch Program

Pleasantville Mulls Changes to Senior Center Lunch Program

A stagnant number of senior citizens who participate in the daily lunch at the Clinton Street Senior Center in Pleasantville may force the village to make changes to the facility’s program. Joni Ehrlich, the village’s coordinator of senior services, said attendance has hovered at 25 to 30 participants per day in recentmonths. She noted that […]

New Rabbi Looks to Inspire Congregants at Temple Beth El

New Rabbi Looks to Inspire Congregants at Temple Beth El

When Jonathan Jaffe graduated from college he thought he was on the path to a successful business career. He landed a job working in the finance department for the clothing chain Gap, Inc. in Freemont, Calif., but soon felt isolated thousands of miles from where he was born and raised in Honolulu. Jaffe sought community […]

Greeley Senior Creates Buzz With T-Shirt Designs at Kisco Boutique

Greeley Senior Creates Buzz With T-Shirt Designs at Kisco Boutique

Scott Silver is a budding graphic designer with several product sales under his belt — and he still hasn’t graduated high school. Silver, a 17-year-old incoming senior at Horace Greeley High School, used to play multiple sports until several concussions, a back fracture and various sprains last year forced him to stop. As someone who […]

Maybury Balks at Deadline for Housing Settlement Comments

Maybury Balks at Deadline for Housing Settlement Comments

A tight deadline to respond to information released this week that will be incorporated into a new zoning analysis related to the affordable housing settlement sparked scathing criticisms from Mount Pleasant Supervisor Joan Maybury. Maybury, who has been highly outspoken on issues related to the 2009 agreement, argued that the 31 municipalities named in the […]

Merchants Grit Teeth Through Chappaqua Gas Main Replacement

Merchants Grit Teeth Through Chappaqua Gas Main Replacement

The replacement of a gas main on lower King Street in downtown Chappaqua which has inconvenienced merchants and shoppers is scheduled to be completed this week. Town Administrator Jill Shapiro said last Friday that the final leg of Con Edison’s installation of the new main is anticipated to be completed by this Thursday. Earlier this […]

Henckels' P'ville Building Nearing Completion on Marble Avenue

Henckels’ P’ville Building Nearing Completion on Marble Avenue

Work on the Zwilling J.A. Henckels headquarters on Marble Avenue in Pleasantville is nearing completion, the village’s Building Inspector Robert Hughes said this week. According to Hughes, the building department is currently working with the company to grant a temporary certificate of occupancy for the back section of the building, which will serve as the […]

Abinanti's Challenge of Opponent's Petitions Dismissed

Abinanti’s Challenge of Opponent’s Petitions Dismissed

Democratic Assemblyman Thomas Abinanti’s attempt to invalidate his opponent’s petition in state court was rejected for the second time in less than three weeks on Tuesday, ensuring a contested election this fall in the 92nd Assembly District. The Appellate Division of state Supreme Court ruled that Republican and Conservative Party candidate Michael Duffy did not […]

Northbound Route 9A to Be Closed for Paving in Mt. Pleasant

Northbound Route 9A to Be Closed for Paving in Mt. Pleasant

The state Department of Transportation has advised motorists that the northbound lanes of Route 9A will be closed under the Route 100C Bridge in on Thursday and Friday while crews perform pavement repairs. The closure was originally scheduled for Monday and Tuesday. During the closure, northbound traffic on Route 9A will be detoured onto the […]

Twigs Thriftree Thrift Shop to Reopen; Will Accept Credit Cards

Twigs Thriftree Thrift Shop to Reopen; Will Accept Credit Cards

The Twigs Thriftree Thrift Shop, located at 449 Lexington Ave. in Mount Kisco, will reopen for business on Monday, Aug. 25 after its annual summer hiatus. As of its reopening, the shop will accept credit cards – Visa, Mastercard and Discover. This is an exciting innovation and promises to be a benefit to our loyal […]

Pleasantville Native’s Band Documentary to Be Screened at Jacob Burns

Pleasantville Native’s Band Documentary to Be Screened at Jacob Burns

For Pleasantville native Heather Craig, 2011 was a year like none other. She took a cross-country tour with the pop music band Porches, which includes several fellow Pleasantville natives. The 40-day, 36-concert sojourn is the subject of Craig’s first film as a director, “Being Alone: A Porches Tour Documentary.” A free screening will be held […]

New Castle to Conduct Public Survey to Continue Master Plan Process

New Castle to Conduct Public Survey to Continue Master Plan Process

New Castle officials are prepared to move ahead with a professionally administered survey of 300 randomly chosen residents as the town enters the next phase of its Master Plan update. Last week, the town board unanimously agreed to hire Penn Schoen Berland, a market research and consulting firm that had been previously retained by the […]

'Run for Love' Set for Sept. 14 to Support No. Castle Library Programs

‘Run for Love’ Set for Sept. 14 to Support No. Castle Library Programs

The fourth annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show Road Races, highlighted by Jamie’s 5K “Run for Love,” will be held on Sunday, Sept. 14, starting and finishing at Armonk’s Wampus Brook Park. This year the race sponsors, Friends of the North Castle Public Library,  are directing all net proceeds from the races to youth programs at […]

P'ville Officials Look to Make Music Festival a More Profitable Venture

P’ville Officials Look to Make Music Festival a More Profitable Venture

Pleasantville officials are searching for ways to make the Pleasantville Music Festival more profitable after expenses and revenue for this year’s festival barely broke even. Village Administrator Patricia Dwyer said the 10th annual festival, which took place on Saturday, July 12, generated just over $104,000 in revenue. To date, expenditures for the event are about […]

Flood Sisters Foundation Hope to Find Kidney Donor for Bedford Boy

Flood Sisters Foundation Hope to Find Kidney Donor for Bedford Boy

Michael Dellorso and his family are playing the waiting game and it hasn’t been easy. The 15-year-old Bedford boy has been on the list for a kidney transplant at Montefiore Children’s Hospital since last October when he began experiencing serious enough problems with his one functioning kidney to warrant dialysis. Three times a week one […]

Controversial 12 Lot Subdivision Sought for Hawthorne

Controversial 12 Lot Subdivision Sought for Hawthorne

A proposal for a 12-lot subdivision for Linda Avenue and Florence Avenue raised concerns of residents and Mount Pleasant Planning Board members at the Aug. 7 meeting. G & F Associates is seeking subdivision and site plan approvals and a steep slope permit from the planning board. The 9.46 acre parcel has portions zoned R-10 […]

Mt. Pleasant Planning Board to Approve Pace Renovation Project Changes

Mt. Pleasant Planning Board to Approve Pace Renovation Project Changes

Pace University is seeking Mount Pleasant Planning Board approval for some changes in the first phase of its renovation project, including the addition of four backup power generators. In July 2013 the board voted unanimously to approve Phase 1A of the multi-phase project. The university’s plan, which was originally announced in late 2010, will have […]

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P’ville District Considering Changes to Help High School Students

The Pleasantville Union Free School District is considering several changes at the high school in order to better serve its students. According to Superintendent Mary Fox-Alter, district officials are currently discussing the possibility of opting out of the National School Lunch Program at the high school, due to the mounting number of restrictions that are […]

Legion of Christ Property Preservation Discussed in Mount Pleasant

Legion of Christ Property Preservation Discussed in Mount Pleasant

If the Town of Mount Pleasant decides to seek to protect as open space a part of the undeveloped portion of the Legion of Christ property in Thornwood the Westchester Land Trust is willing to assist the town. At the Aug. 4 town board work session, Westchester Land Trust President Lori Ensinger discussed the Legion […]

New Mount Kisco Building Inspector Introduced

New Mount Kisco Building Inspector Introduced

The former Putnam Valley building inspector has recently taken over the same position in Mount Kisco. Putnam Valley resident John Landi was introduced to the public at the Aug. 4 village board of trustees meeting “I appreciate the opportunity that you’ve given me,” Landi told the board of trustees. “We have a great team (in […]

Alleged ATM Robbers Arrested in Mount Pleasant

Alleged ATM Robbers Arrested in Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant police have arrested a man who allegedly has been involved in a string of ATM burglaries in the area over a period of several months. Working with several police agencies, Cristian Vargas-Minaya, 32, of 569 Academy St., in Manhattan, was arrested on Aug. 1 by Mount Pleasant detectives for his alleged role in […]

Borders Property Sells for $6.5 Million, Future Use Still Unclear

Borders Property Sells for $6.5 Million, Future Use Still Unclear

The Mount Kisco property that formerly housed Borders has finally been sold for $6.5 million. The winning bid at the auction, which was held at the Westchester County Courthouse on Aug. 5, was placed by Michael Blumenthal of Thompson & Knight LLP on behalf of the mortgage holder at the site. The company, known as […]

Mount Kisco Trustees Mulling Comprehensive Plan Update

Mount Kisco Trustees Mulling Comprehensive Plan Update

The Mount Kisco Village Board of Trustees is considering an update to the village Comprehensive Plan for the first time since 2000. Mayor Michael Cindrich said on Aug. 3 he felt it was time to revise the document. “There have been many changes in the way business is conducted in our society. Internet sales are […]

Student Performance Workshop to Showcase Works of Axial Playwrights

Student Performance Workshop to Showcase Works of Axial Playwrights

Axial Theatre’s Student Performance Workshop presents two parallel programs this month titled “At the Intersection of Love and Birth” and “At the Intersection of Love and Death.” For the first time, these productions will be a collaborative effort between students of HMActing and new and emerging playwrights who are members of the Axial community. The students will perform in one-acts written by […]

 A 'Most Happy' Musical for Mt. Pleasant Theatre Company This Weekend

A ‘Most Happy’ Musical for Mt. Pleasant Theatre Company This Weekend

“The Most Happy Fella” may not be the most well-known play, but members of  the Mount Pleasant Community Theatre are promising that residents will enjoy themselves when its version of the musical opens this weekend. The story is set at an Italian winery and revolves around an older man marrying a younger woman. Ruth Murden, […]

Businesses, Residents Play Golf to Help Wounded Warriors

Businesses, Residents Play Golf to Help Wounded Warriors

Everybody loves a relaxing day on the golf course, but on Monday Aug. 11, hundreds of Westchester residents and golfers across the country will come together to play for a good cause. For the past three years, the second Monday in August has been host to the World’s Largest Golf Outing, where participants play 18 holes of […]

Mt. Kisco Child Care Center Receives More Than $130G in Grants

Mt. Kisco Child Care Center Receives More Than $130G in Grants

The Mount Kisco Child Care Center (MKCCC) recently announced the gift of eight recent major grants totaling $131,200. The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), Bari Lipp Foundation, Charles A. Frueauff Foundation, Westchester Community Foundation (WCF), The Thomas and Agnes Carvel Foundation, The Louis and Anne Abrons Foundation, Rusticus Garden Club and Ronald McDonald House Charities […]

Mosque Proposal Sparks Heated Debate in New Castle

Mosque Proposal Sparks Heated Debate in New Castle

The Upper Westchester Muslim Society was back before the New Castle Zoning Board of Appeals July 30, a little more than one year after its application for a special permit for a proposed mosque on Pines Bridge Road passed through the Draft Environmental Impact Statement process. Wednesday’s meeting was a combined public hearing on the […]