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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 […]

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 […]

Appalachian Service Project: Opening Teens' Eyes to a Different World

Appalachian Service Project: Opening Teens’ Eyes to a Different World

Pleasantville is known for its sense of community, but a group of local residents once again brought their desire to help others in a place far outside the village’s boundaries. This month, 59 Pleasantville residents spent nine days in West Virginia, helping to rebuild the homes of impoverished residents in central Appalachia as part of […]

Mt. Kisco Village Board Democrats Uncontested Once Again

Mt. Kisco Village Board Democrats Uncontested Once Again

It appears that the Democrats will maintain their stranglehold on Mount Kisco village government for at least another year. The village’s Republican Party was unable to attract candidates to challenge incumbent Democratic trustees Jean Farber and Karen Schleimer, who are seeking re-election this fall. John Francan, chairman of the Mount Kisco Republican Committee, said one […]

Labor Strife Ends at Mt. Kisco Mrs. Green's as Union, Company Reach Accord

Labor Strife Ends at Mt. Kisco Mrs. Green’s as Union, Company Reach Accord

The long simmering labor dispute at Mrs. Green’s Natural Market in Mount Kisco has come to an end. A settlement between the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1500 and the company was reached on Tuesday and agreed to by the National Labor Relations Board. The dispute stemmed from the firing of eight workers […]

W'chester Corporations Unite on a Fun Run to Help Blythedale

W’chester Corporations Unite on a Fun Run to Help Blythedale

There are always obstacles when launching a new event, but those responsible for Thursday evening’s Corporate FunRun at Purchase College certainly appeared to hit one out of the park. Close to 50 Westchester-based corporations and more than 1,000 runners and walkers participated in the inaugural 5K around the SUNY Purchase campus that was expected to […]

Chappaqua Club Raises $35G for Cancer Research in Swim Event

Chappaqua Club Raises $35G for Cancer Research in Swim Event

It can be difficult getting up before 6 a.m. on a Sunday morning in the middle of  July. Maybe even more so if you’re heading out at that hour to do some intense physical exertion. But close to 50 area swimmers, many of them children, made their way to the Chappaqua Swim & Tennis Club […]

No. Castle Urges County to Honor Miller House Repair Commitment

No. Castle Urges County to Honor Miller House Repair Commitment

The North Castle Town Board will ask Westchester County to repair the deteriorated Elijah Miller House and keep the landmark in its original North White Plains location rather than move it to an alternate site. Supervisor Michael Schiliro said the board plans to approve a resolution at its July 23 meeting to formally make the […]

P'ville Residents Raise Environmental Issues on Toll Bros. Project

P’ville Residents Raise Environmental Issues on Toll Bros. Project

Pleasantville residents voiced concern last week over the likelihood of wetlands disturbance on the site where Toll Brothers is proposing to build a 68-unit townhouse complex on Washington Avenue. Attorney David Cooper, who represents the developer, said one-tenth of an acre of the wetlands and wetlands buffer would be disturbed by the construction of the […]

Ian Hunter Rounds Out Beautiful Day at Pleasantville Music Festival

Ian Hunter Rounds Out Beautiful Day at Pleasantville Music Festival

It didn’t matter whether the crowds came for the music, the sunshine, the food or to be with friends and neighbors, the Pleasantville Music Festival had something for everybody on Saturday. “I come every year,” said Mount Pleasant resident Ilana Marcus while enjoying the comfortably warm temperatures in mid afternoon. “I love local music and […]

No. Castle to Rebuild Gazebo; Temporary Stage Obtained for Concert Series

No. Castle to Rebuild Gazebo; Temporary Stage Obtained for Concert Series

The Town of North Castle will completely rebuild the Wampus Brook Park gazebo in Armonk nearly identically to the one that had stood for 47 years before its roof collapsed last month. Town officials said Wednesday that the only changes to the new structure would be the addition of a sound system, improved lighting and […]

After First Decade, P'ville Music Festival a Fixture on Village Calendar

After First Decade, P’ville Music Festival a Fixture on Village Calendar

The Pleasantville Music Festival will reach a milestone when it kicks off Saturday afternoon at Parkway Field. This year’s festival, which is headlined by Ian Hunter and The Rant Band, will mark its 10th anniversary, an event which has arguably become the biggest day on the village’s calendar each year. “I was there in year […]

Band Does Justice to Classic Rock 'n' Roll Sound in Live Performances

Band Does Justice to Classic Rock ‘n’ Roll Sound in Live Performances

Sloan Marshall may joke that he joined a band to get girls and free beer, but as keyboardist for Leroy Justice, he is bringing the music scene back to the roots of American rock ‘n’ roll. The band, which formed more than a decade ago over a poker game on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, channels […]

No. Castle Fires Labor Negotiator for Breach of Confidentiality

No. Castle Fires Labor Negotiator for Breach of Confidentiality

The North Castle Town Board terminated the contract of the municipality’s labor negotiator Wednesday night two weeks after former supervisor Howard Arden revealed that he had spoken with the consultant regarding the town’s recent CSEA contract talks. The board unanimously agreed to sever ties with Michael Richardson after it was confirmed to officials that he […]

Accordionists Invade W'chester This Week for Annual Festival

Accordionists Invade W’chester This Week for Annual Festival

You don’t have to travel very far to see one of the largest assemblages of accordion players and accordion music lovers this week. The 76th annual American Accordionists Association Festival descends on Westchester County this Wednesday for a five-day engagement, showcasing the best the instrument and the musicians who play it have to offer. Until […]

Lowey to Introduce Social Security Credits Bill to Help Caregivers

Lowey to Introduce Social Security Credits Bill to Help Caregivers

Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-Harrison) announced Monday that she will introduce legislation this week to increase Social Security payments for caregivers who lose time at work tending to family members. Speaking at My Second Home, a facility which offers adult day care services and resources for caregivers in Mount Kisco, Lowey said she plans to introduce […]

New Castle Set to Issue New RFP for Train Station

New Castle Set to Issue New RFP for Train Station

New Castle officials are expected to reissue a new Request for Proposal as soon as this week in hopes of filling the town-owned Chappaqua train station depot after the previous lease was successfully challenged. Town Attorney Nicholas Ward-Willis said last week the town board will make several minor revisions to the RFP and post it […]

P'ville Schools Adopt New Strategic Plan as Part of New Initiative

P’ville Schools Adopt New Strategic Plan as Part of New Initiative

The Pleasantville Board of Education has adopted a Five Year Strategic Plan as part of the school district’s 2026 initiative that was announced earlier this year. The initiative, which aims to provide the type of education that this year’s kindergarteners will need by the time they graduate high school, developed a variety of action plans […]

Church Rep: Assisted Living Opponents 'Intimidated' P'ville Officials

Church Rep: Assisted Living Opponents ‘Intimidated’ P’ville Officials

A representative of the United Methodist Church in Pleasantville charged that village board members who voted against Benchmark Senior Living’s rezone application last week were intimidated by outspoken opponents of the proposed assisted living facility. Ron Pramschufer, stewardship and finance chairman for the church, which owns the land where Benchmark project would have constructed the […]

State Board Rejects Variances for Chappaqua Affordable Housing Project

State Board Rejects Variances for Chappaqua Affordable Housing Project

A state board voted Wednesday to reject most of the fire code variances needed by the developer of the proposed affordable housing project in downtown Chappaqua throwing the application’s future into doubt. The Department of State’s Hudson Valley Regional Board of Review denied seven of the eight variances requested by Conifer Realty to build the […]

Affordable Housing Discussions Alarm Chappaqua Church Neighbors

Affordable Housing Discussions Alarm Chappaqua Church Neighbors

Internal discussions by representatives of Chappaqua’s First Congregational Church about selling a portion of church property for the construction of affordable senior housing has prompted nearby residents to organize in hopes of seeking alternative uses. Jon Aram, president of the recently formed First Chappaqua Neighbors Association, said the residents on Orchard Ridge Road, Lawrence Farms […]

Mt. Pleasant Schools Moves Forward With Bond Preparation Plans

Mt. Pleasant Schools Moves Forward With Bond Preparation Plans

The Mount Pleasant Board of Education is poised to hire an architect and a contracting company for a possible bond issue vote later this year carrying a price tag of as much as $50 million. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Susan Guiney said last week the district is on target to hire the Mount Kisco-based KG&D […]