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New Castle to Take Next Step in Chappaqua Crossing Process

New Castle to Take Next Step in Chappaqua Crossing Process

The New Castle Town Board will vote early next month whether to adopt the Preliminary Development Concept Plan (PDCP) for the Chappaqua Crossing retail proposal and a local law applying the commercial zoning to the property. Town officials indicated last Tuesday night that the vote would likely take place within the next two weeks after […]

Two Principals Retiring This Year From Mt. Pleasant Schools

Two Principals Retiring This Year From Mt. Pleasant Schools

Two Mount Pleasant School District principals have announced they are retiring at the end of the current academic year. Stepping down from their posts will be Hawthorne Elementary School Principal Jerry Schulman and Westlake Middle School Principal Dr. Robert Hendrickson Schulman said there was “a number of factors” that came together to influence his decision. […]

North Castle Launches Permanent Drug Take-Back Program

North Castle Launches Permanent Drug Take-Back Program

North Castle residents who are looking to safely dispose of old prescription and over-the-counter medications no longer have to wait for one or two days a year. The North Castle Police Department announced this week that it has launched a new drug take-back program that allows the public to rid their homes of potentially dangerous […]

Zero Waste, Clean Up Days This Weekend in North Castle

Zero Waste, Clean Up Days This Weekend in North Castle

Spring is always a good time to discard the old clutter. This weekend North Castle is offering the town residents a chance to throw out what they don’t need in an environmentally friendly manner and help the town look its best. On Saturday the town’s Recycling Committee will hold its 11th Zero Waste Day, from […]

Mt. Kisco Approves Police Consolidation With County

Mt. Kisco Approves Police Consolidation With County

After more than three years of negotiations, the Mount Kisco Village Board unanimously approved consolidating its police force with the Westchester County Department of Public Safety Monday night but not before criticism from several residents. The intermunicipal agreement still requires approval from the county Board of Legislators. According to the county, if consolidation goes forward, […]

Gin Blossoms to Headline 2015 Pleasantville Music Festival

Gin Blossoms to Headline 2015 Pleasantville Music Festival

Gin Blossoms, a pop rock band, has been announced as the headline act for this year’s Pleasantville Music Festival, scheduled for Saturday, July 11. The group rose to fame in the early 1990s with songs such as “Hey Jealousy,” “Found Out About You” and “Allison Road.” Pleasantville Music Festival Executive Director Andy Goodman said he’s […]

P'ville Residents Split Over Joining Community Energy Program

P’ville Residents Split Over Joining Community Energy Program

As Pleasantville officials mull over joining a community choice aggregation energy buying program through Sustainable Westchester, residents appeared divided over whether the program would be right for the village. At last Monday night’s village board meeting, Sustainable Westchester Co-chairman Mike Gordon explained how the program benefits residents of participating communities. “The benefit from this process […]

Murphy: School Nurses Should Administer Narcan to Combat Overdoses

Murphy: School Nurses Should Administer Narcan to Combat Overdoses

State Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown) appealed last week to the state Department of Health to allow school nurses to be able to administer Narcan, a life-saving treatment often used to counter a heroin overdose. Murphy, co-chairman of the New York State Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Abuse, said that the recently approved 2015-16 state […]

Chappaqua Resident Named New Boys & Girls Club Leader

Chappaqua Resident Named New Boys & Girls Club Leader

The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester in Mount Kisco has found its new leader from within the organization. Chappaqua resident Alyzza Ozer, who came aboard as the Boys & Girls Club’s chief development officer last October, was recently appointed as its new CEO. Ozer, 51, was unanimously chosen by the club’s board of directors […]

P'ville School Officials Opt for Organic Infill for New Artificial Turf

P’ville School Officials Opt for Organic Infill for New Artificial Turf

After several months of debate, Pleasantville school officials have opted to use an organic product for the artificial turf field infill at the middle school and high school. At the Apr. 14 Board of Education meeting, trustees voted to award bid for $1,543,200 to replace the athletic fields and track to Kings Capital Group in […]

Byram Hills Names Rye Administrator New Athletic Director

Byram Hills Names Rye Administrator New Athletic Director

The Byram Hills School District announced Tuesday night that it has hired Rob Castagna of the Rye City School District to be its new athletic director. Castagna, a Ridgefield, Conn. resident who was surrounded by his family for the announcement at the Byram Hills Board of Education meeting, will take over for longtime Director of […]

Hudson Stage to Present Acclaimed Shanley Work at Whippoorwill Hall

Hudson Stage to Present Acclaimed Shanley Work at Whippoorwill Hall

Whether you’re a Broadway producer or a director of local or regional theater, it’s usually a pretty good bet to go with a John Patrick Shanley work. The Hudson Stage Company has put its money on the Pulitzer Prize recipient and Academy Award-winning screenwriter, best known for writing “Moonstruck” and “Doubt,” for its upcoming production […]

What Hillary’s Neighbors Think About the Presidential Bid

What Hillary’s Neighbors Think About the Presidential Bid

By Janine Bowen and Martin Wilbur – Less than 24 hours after Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy for President next year, residents of her adopted home community of Chappaqua had nothing but good things to say about the decision. On Monday, some called Clinton’s decision to once again make a bid for the White House is […]

P'ville Board of Ed Awards Three Bids; No Decision on Turf

P’ville Board of Ed Awards Three Bids; No Decision on Turf

Pleasantville School District officials have awarded three of four capital projects bids, while a final decision on artificial turf remains unresolved. John D’Angelo, the district’s architect, said seven bids were received that matched the specifications for new artificial turf fields at all three schools. The bids included various types of infill for the playing surfaces […]

Armonk Girl Overcomes Challenges to Help Type 1 Diabetics

Armonk Girl Overcomes Challenges to Help Type 1 Diabetics

Sarah Ilany doesn’t let her Type 1 diabetes hold her back. Now the 13-year-old Armonk girl has been honored for her efforts to raise awareness about the disease. In February, Ilany, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at 11 years old, created an Instagram account entitled Blood Sugar Cookies where she shares posts that […]

Three Victims Awarded Judgments in Consignment Shop Scam

Three Victims Awarded Judgments in Consignment Shop Scam

Justice is bittersweet for three victims of the alleged scam executed by the owner of Elegance II Consignment Shop following a New Castle Town Court decision Thursday night. Elegance II, which was located on South Greeley Avenue in Chappaqua, relocated to Pleasantville earlier this year by owner Julia Faotto but never reopened, leaving multiple victims […]

P'ville Sees Changing of the Guard on Board, New Police Officer

P’ville Sees Changing of the Guard on Board, New Police Officer

Fond farewells and the welcoming of new additions were the focus at the Pleasantville Village Board’s annual organizational meeting Monday night. Current and former trustees said goodbye and poked fun at Jonathan Cunningham, who has retired after 12 years on the board. In addition to his unconventional style and financial expertise, Cunningham will likely be […]

Know Your Neighbor: Andrew Brozman, Attorney/Tina's Wish Co-founder, Chappaqua

Know Your Neighbor: Andrew Brozman, Attorney/Tina’s Wish Co-founder, Chappaqua

Tina Brozman was a respected attorney and the youngest judge ever appointed to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York when she took the bench at 32 years old. For well over three decades, her husband, Andrew Brozman, has been a highly accomplished financial restructuring attorney. But their greatest contribution may […]

Rochester Construction Firm Acquires Armonk's C.W. Brown

Rochester Construction Firm Acquires Armonk’s C.W. Brown

LeChase Construction Services, LLC, a full-service construction management and general construction firm, is expanding its New York operations with the acquisition of C.W. Brown, Inc. of Armonk. Under the contract terms, which took effect on Apr. 1, C.W. Brown will operate as a division of LeChase Construction, with the same workforce and market focus. The […]

Skanes Bids Farewell to Boys & Girls Club in Mt. Kisco

Skanes Bids Farewell to Boys & Girls Club in Mt. Kisco

It’s not an exaggeration to say that the Boys & Girls Club has played a dominant role in the life of Mount Kisco resident Brian Skanes. From his youth in New England through nearly all of his professional career, he has spent decades with the nonprofit organization. Now, another chapter in his work will end […]

P'ville to Vote on Joining Consortium in Hopes of Lower Energy Costs

P’ville to Vote on Joining Consortium in Hopes of Lower Energy Costs

A program that could reduce energy costs for Pleasantville residents through Community Choice Aggregation (CAC) drew sharp differences last week between Mayor Peter Scherer and Trustee Mindy Berard. Through the program, Sustainable Westchester, Inc., a non-profit organization comprised of local municipalities, would negotiate with energy service companies (ESCOS) on behalf of municipalities. An alternative energy […]

Mt. Pleasant Library Closing for New Carpet Installation

Mt. Pleasant Library Closing for New Carpet Installation

The Mount Pleasant Public Library will be installing new carpeting at both the main library at 350 Bedford Rd. in Pleasantville and the branch library 125 Lozza Drive in Valhalla during the next two weeks. The main library in Pleasantville will close on Monday, Apr. 6 and is scheduled to re-open on Monday, Apr. 13. […]

Proposed $21M Mt. Kisco Budget Within Tax Cap, Would Trigger Rebates

Proposed $21M Mt. Kisco Budget Within Tax Cap, Would Trigger Rebates

Mount Kisco’s tentative 2015-16 budget of nearly $21 million contains a tax increase but the village’s adherence to the state’s property tax cap would enable eligible property owners to collect a rebate. If the budget was approved by the village board in its current form, taxes on the average home in Mount Kisco would rise […]

Officials, Police Urge for More Traffic Enforcement at Rail Crossings

Officials, Police Urge for More Traffic Enforcement at Rail Crossings

Stricter enforcement of traffic laws and levying heftier fines for drivers who ignore railroad crossing warnings was recommended by a group of local, state and federal representatives Tuesday at Chappaqua’s problematic Roaring Brook Road crossing. Sarah Feinberg, acting administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), was joined by Rep. Nita Lowey, MTA Police Chief Mike […]

No. Castle Approves Ehrman Pool Agreement, Releases Cost Projections

No. Castle Approves Ehrman Pool Agreement, Releases Cost Projections

Armonk’s Anita Louise Ehrman Pool received at least a one-year reprieve when the North Castle Town Board unanimously approved a license agreement last week to  operate the facility for this summer. Key terms of the agreement, which runs from Apr. 1 through Oct. 31, includes the town paying an upfront fee of $50,000, plus a […]

Consignment Shop Owner Looked to Unload Business Last Year

Consignment Shop Owner Looked to Unload Business Last Year

Prior to abandoning her shop, leaving patrons without their merchandise and owing thousands of dollars, it appears that the owner of Elegance II Consignment Shop was looking to sell her business. Real estate websites loopnet.com and cityfeet.com last week listed for sale the 75 S. Greeley Ave. space in Chappaqua that formerly housed Elegance II. […]

New Castle Approves Lease for Chappaqua Train Station Restaurant

New Castle Approves Lease for Chappaqua Train Station Restaurant

It looks like there will finally be a new restaurant at the Chappaqua train station by early summer. The New Castle Town Board last Tuesday approved a 10-year lease for Chappaqua residents Erin and Peter Chase to operate a food establishment at the more than century-old town-owned train station building. The Chases, owners of bpc, […]

Officials Begin P'ville Village Budget Review; 1.4% Tax Hike Projected

Officials Begin P’ville Village Budget Review; 1.4% Tax Hike Projected

Pleasantville village officials are projecting a 1.4 percent tax increase for the 2015-16 fiscal year in its $14.6 million budget as the public review process was launched earlier this week. Village Administrator Patricia Dwyer said the $14,678,433 in spending, would be an increase of $857,556 or 6.2 percent over the current year. The largest budget […]

Armonk Fencer Set to Square Off in First World Championships

Armonk Fencer Set to Square Off in First World Championships

Sylvie Binder has competed successfully in national and international fencing tournaments, but when she heads off to Tashkent, Uzbekistan next week, it will be a whole new experience for her. Binder, 15, an Armonk resident and a Byram Hills High School sophomore, is headed for the Apr. 3 World Championships, one of three Cadet foil […]

Mount Pleasant Voters Reject School Bonds for Second Time

Mount Pleasant Voters Reject School Bonds for Second Time

Mount Pleasant School District voters resoundingly defeated a major capital projects bond Tuesday night that would have allowed borrowing for infrastructure projects to upgrade Westlake Middle School and Westlake High School. Proposition 1, which would have authorized the district to borrow up to $34.9 million for myriad upgrades, was defeated 1,292-951, the narrowest margin of […]