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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 […]

P'ville Officials Search for Solutions to Sutton Place Traffic Problem

P’ville Officials Search for Solutions to Sutton Place Traffic Problem

Pleasantville residents and officials are continuing to work together to mitigate traffic issues on Sutton Place following a hit-and-run accident last December. Residents have grown frustrated by parents who park on the street in order to pick their children up from nearby Bedford Road School. Following the reported accident and complaints about the street, village […]

Assemblyman to Challenge GOP Candidate's Petition

Assemblyman to Challenge GOP Candidate’s Petition

  Two Democratic incumbent state legislators recently learned that they will have an opponent in November. State Sen. George Latimer and Assemblyman Thomas Abinanti will be involved in contested races this fall after each saw a Republican challenger beat the deadline earlier this month to file a petition to gain entry on the ballot. Latimer, […]

Local Organization Proposes P’ville Law to Ban Plastic Bags

Local Organization Proposes P’ville Law to Ban Plastic Bags

The average person uses 500 plastic bags a year, but members of Pleasantville Recycles are hoping to reduce that number at the local level by proposing a ban on single-use bags. Three members of the group that is committed to educating Pleasantville on recycling, made a presentation to the village board Monday night requesting that […]

New Castle Councilwoman Calls for Moratorium Consideration

New Castle Councilwoman Calls for Moratorium Consideration

New Castle Councilwoman Lisa Katz last week asked her colleagues on the town board to consider a moratorium on development while the town’s Master Plan is being updated. Katz, who made her appeal following the adjournment of a roughly three-hour public hearing on Chappaqua Crossing, said she would support a building ban “for a short […]

Armonk Developer Seeks Revised Plan for Old Lumberyard

Armonk Developer Seeks Revised Plan for Old Lumberyard

Armonk developer Michael Fareri has proposed a revision to his previously approved multifamily residential project at the old lumberyard on Bedford Road that would include acquiring an adjacent parcel and adding a second building. Fareri, who received planning board approval in May for a 24-unit, three-story structure, plans to construct another two-story building containing 14 […]

Residents, Official Criticize Chap Crossing Developer's Survey

Residents, Official Criticize Chap Crossing Developer’s Survey

A survey commissioned by Chappaqua Crossing developer Summit/Greenfield showing strong support for a Whole Foods supermarket and smaller retail stores at the former Reader’s Digest site was dismissed last week as skewed and misleading. Several New Castle residents and Councilman Adam Brodsky criticized Summit/Greenfield for paying for a survey that generated responses from 583 town […]

Toll Brothers Revises P'ville Condo Plan to Limit Wetlands Disturbance

Toll Brothers Revises P’ville Condo Plan to Limit Wetlands Disturbance

Toll Brothers has revised its plans for a 68-unit townhouse complex on Pleasantville’s Washington Avenue after concerns had  developed over wetlands disturbance on the site. In a presentation to the Planning Commission during the resumption of the public hearing Wednesday night, the developer’s representatives revealed that they have scaled back their disturbance of wetlands on […]

U.S. News & World Report Names NWH a Best Hospital in New York

U.S. News & World Report Names NWH a Best Hospital in New York

  Northern Westchester Hospital announced on Wednesday that it has been ranked as one of the best hospitals in New York for 2014-15 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in its 25th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. In addition, Northern Westchester Hospital […]

New Castle Officials Create Town Mandate Relief Committee

New Castle Officials Create Town Mandate Relief Committee

The New Castle Town Board formed a new Mandate Relief Committee Tuesday night, one of the first towns to take the step in hopes of relieving financial state-imposed burdens. The four-member committee will be chaired by Judy McGrath, a longtime mandate relief advocate who has been vocal at Chappaqua Board of Education meetings on the […]

Bands With W'chester Roots Look Forward to Capitol Theatre Gig

Bands With W’chester Roots Look Forward to Capitol Theatre Gig

Anybody interested in seeing local talent in action should check out Garcia’s at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester where two bands with deep Westchester roots will be performing this Saturday. “Together it’s the show to go to. We have connections to almost any town in Westchester and people should come out and see us,” […]

Chappaqua Architect's Development Plan Faces Complex Legal Issues

Chappaqua Architect’s Development Plan Faces Complex Legal Issues

An ambitious mixed-use development proposal for downtown Chappaqua will require the resolution of complicated legal issues and easements from multiple property owners before New Castle officials will decide whether to support the plan. Chappaqua architect Chuck Napoli returned to the town board last week with a tweaked conceptual plan of his proposal to add roughly […]