RSSAll Entries in the "The Examiner" Category

No. Castle Rezones Armonk Parcel to Advance Lumberyard Project

No. Castle Rezones Armonk Parcel to Advance Lumberyard Project

The North Castle Town Board last week approved rezoning a nearly half-acre parcel adjacent to the old lumberyard in Armonk that moves forward revised plans for market-rate condominiums and affordable housing units at the site. Developer Michael Fareri was granted his request by the town board, which passed a local law by a 4-1 margin […]

$55M Mt. Pleasant School Bond Likely for Voters in November

$55M Mt. Pleasant School Bond Likely for Voters in November

Mount Pleasant School District residents will decide whether to support a $55,855,000 capital projects bond this fall that would focus on improvements at the middle school and high school campus. Trustees reached consensus last Wednesday night to schedule a referendum for Saturday, Nov. 15. It is expected that they will officially schedule the vote at […]

Artist Puts Finishing Touches on Chappaqua Book Festival Mural

Artist Puts Finishing Touches on Chappaqua Book Festival Mural

Sophie Mendelson had never come close to working on a surface like the one she painted most of the summer. Mendelson, a Chappaqua native who graduated in the spring from Skidmore College with an art degree, was putting the finishing touches Saturday on a 20-foot-high, 65-foot-wide mural on the alleyway wall of the building that […]

P'ville Resident Raising Money for School Substance Abuse Counselor

P’ville Resident Raising Money for School Substance Abuse Counselor

As news of drug use mounts in communities across the nation, a group of Pleasantville residents are taking steps to guard against drugs becoming a major problem for the village. On Sept.6, John Mueller hosted a pig roast at his Guion Street home to raise money for a substance abuse prevention counselor for the Pleasantville […]

County, Junior League Join Together for 9/11 Day of Service

County, Junior League Join Together for 9/11 Day of Service

In honor of those whose lives were lost or forever changed by the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, County Executive Rob Astorino has once again joined with Volunteer New York! to host “9/11: Serve + Remember” at the County Center on Thursday, Sept. 11. New this year will be the launch of the Westchester […]

Murphy Easily Defeats Castelli in 40th Senate District GOP Primary

Murphy Easily Defeats Castelli in 40th Senate District GOP Primary

Yorktown Councilman Terrence Murphy, the Republican Party-endorsed candidate for the 40th state Senate District seat, scored an easy primary win over former Assemblyman Robert Castelli Tuesday night. Murphy will now face Democrat Justin Wagner in the general election to determine who will succeed outgoing Sen. Greg Ball. In May, Ball revealed he would not seek […]

Revolutionary War Map Donated to Mount Kisco

Revolutionary War Map Donated to Mount Kisco

A piece of Revolutionary War history has been donated to the Village of Mount Kisco. Bedford residents Herb Kaufmann and Peter Milano last week gave one of two copies of the July 1781 map of the French Army encampment, which took place in the village, to local officials. Mayor Michael Cindrich said the map will […]

Know Your Neighbor: Rosa Carra and Rosalie Fierro, Children's Cooking Teachers, Thornwood

Know Your Neighbor: Rosa Carra and Rosalie Fierro, Children’s Cooking Teachers, Thornwood

Rosa Carra and Rosalie Fierro seemed to be perfectly suited to helping children learn their way around the kitchen. Carra had been a teacher at St. Ann’s School in Ossining while Fierro ran the lunch program locally at Holy Rosary. Both came from families that loved to cook growing up, which has continued through their […]

Con Edison to Cut Trees on New Castle Street, Cites Public Safety

Con Edison to Cut Trees on New Castle Street, Cites Public Safety

New Castle officials have been informed by Con Edison that the utility plans to remove seven trees on Taylor Road in the coming weeks because they are creating a serious public safety danger. Town Administrator Jill Simon Shapiro told the town board last week that the Norway maples along the public right of way have […]

Protestors Call on Cuomo to Reconsider Clemency at Candlelight Vigil

Protestors Call on Cuomo to Reconsider Clemency at Candlelight Vigil

Close to 200 demonstrators held a rally and candlelight vigil Saturday night near the New Castle home of Gov. Andrew Cuomo to protest his refusal to grant clemency to prisoners since he took office in 2011. The event, called Candles for Clemency, was attended by various social justice activists and family and friends of prisoners. […]

Mt. Kisco Eyeing Change to Village Manager Residency Requirement

Mt. Kisco Eyeing Change to Village Manager Residency Requirement

Mount Kisco Mayor Michael Cindrich revealed last week the village board is considering changing its local law to allow nonresidents to be appointed permanent village manager. Cindrich said the law restricting the village manager’s post to Mount Kisco residents may be hindering the board’s search for a replacement for James Palmer, who left his post […]

College Intern Proposes Road Maintenance Program for Mt. Pleasant

College Intern Proposes Road Maintenance Program for Mt. Pleasant

A big part of the town road maintenance practice in Mount Pleasant has been for highway personnel to head out and observe road conditions to decide which streets need repair. But thanks to the efforts of a Manhattan College intern this summer, the town now has a computerized system for road maintenance planning. Town resident […]

P'ville Teenager Crashes Car in Pa., Leaves Three Dead

P’ville Teenager Crashes Car in Pa., Leaves Three Dead

A 15-year-old Pleasantville girl faces criminal charges after she lost control of the car she was driving last Saturday in the Poconos killing three Pennsylvania teenagers who were passengers in the vehicle. The car, a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban and registered to the father of the girl, flipped over multiple times after the right tire traveled […]

 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 […]