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White Plains Winterfest Holiday Market Opens Saturday

White Plains Winterfest Holiday Market Opens Saturday

WinterFest outdoor market presented by the City of White Plains and Bensidoun USA, kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 10 and runs through Sunday, Dec. 18. The Market will be located on Court Street between Martine Avenue and Main Street (the same location as the Farmer’s Market) and will be open each day from 11 a.m. to […]

Play Area & Contemporary Tech Lounge Open at The Westchester

Play Area & Contemporary Tech Lounge Open at The Westchester

The Westchester, located in White Plains, unveiled two new, unique amenities, a state-of-the-art children’s play area sponsored by Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital called “Play,” and an ultramodern technology lounge called “Connect.” The attractions are part of the first phase of the mall’s new dining area located on the fourth level, “Savor Westchester.” Play is designed to inspire imagination in a fun, welcoming and […]

Gedney Association Challenges Legality of FASNY Land Proposal

Gedney Association Challenges Legality of FASNY Land Proposal

As the result of a court-ordered Stipulation Settlement between the French American School of New York and the City of White Plains, a new reduced development proposal for the school is before the Common Council. The new proposal, consolidating development to one of several parcels, has eliminated the designation of the specific and newly defined […]

RFP Sought for Airport Deal; Budget to Use $15M From Reserves

RFP Sought for Airport Deal; Budget to Use $15M From Reserves

By Martin Wilbur and Neal Rentz The Board of Legislators informed County Executive Rob Astorino on Monday it would not approve the 40-year, $140 million lease for Oaktree Capital Management to operate the county airport next year. Chairman Michael Kaplowitz (D-Somers) said late Monday that the deal did not have the required supermajority support of […]

United Way Report Highlights the Plight of Working Poor

United Way Report Highlights the Plight of Working Poor

New York is inching dangerously close to having 50 percent of its families lacking sufficient income and resources for housing, food, child care, transportation and health care, according to a report released over the Thanksgiving weekend by United Way of New York State. In the last two years, United Ways in 16 states have participated […]

Greenburgh Town Hall Gets Second Solar System

Greenburgh Town Hall Gets Second Solar System

The Town of Greenburgh installed a 68-kilowatt photovoltaic solar energy system on its Town Hall last month. The installation was made possible by a grant from the Department of Energy, was managed by ECG Engineering and mounted by SunBlue Energy. This was the Town Hall’s second solar photovoltaic installation. The first solar array was a 5.6-kilowatt system installed […]

The 100-Year History of the Woman’s Club of White Plains, the 1980’s

The 100-Year History of the Woman’s Club of White Plains, the 1980’s

By Colleen Fay – The1980’s started off with a bang when the U.S. Men’s Olympic Hockey Team beat the heavily favored Russians 4-3. It was such an amazing victory that most people don’t even remember that this win was actually not for the gold medal! It was a boost the country, mired in a recession with […]

Holiday LIFT Calls Westchester Volunteers and Donors to Action

Holiday LIFT Calls Westchester Volunteers and Donors to Action

Today, Tuesday, Nov. 29, is Giving Tuesday, an international day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Held on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, following Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, the focus has been on Christmas and end-of-year giving. For […]

Turkey Bowl Returns to the Pleasure of Fans in the White Plains Community

Turkey Bowl Returns to the Pleasure of Fans in the White Plains Community

The Turkey Bowl, the City of White Plains high school rivalry football tradition dating back to 1971 returned this year after a three-year hiatus. Once again, White Plains High School played Stepinac High School in the annual Thanksgiving Day football game, held this year, at WPHS, on Thursday, Nov. 24, at 10:30 a.m. The Turkey […]

White Plains Outdoor Arts Festival Poster Winner Named

White Plains Outdoor Arts Festival Poster Winner Named

The White Plains Outdoor Arts Festival has been a community tradition for over 50 years. This fall, the Arts Festival committee decided to create a new tradition – they challenged White Plains High School students to design a commemorative Arts Festival poster. The first winner of the new program is Anna Lao, a senior at […]

WP Planning Board Gives Nod to FASNY Proposal

WP Planning Board Gives Nod to FASNY Proposal

The White Plains Planning Board under the new chairmanship of John Ioris and with newly appointed members, gave a nod of approval to the proposal put forward by the French American School of New York (FASNY) for a less dense school project at the former Ridgeway Country Club site. “We have no objection to the […]

Greenburgh Pickle Ball Program Begins Dec. 5

Greenburgh Pickle Ball Program Begins Dec. 5

Pickle ball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. Two, three or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a whiffle ball over a net. The sport shares features of other racquet sports, the dimensions and layout of […]

Purchase Design Students Take Over Empty Store Windows in White Plains

Purchase Design Students Take Over Empty Store Windows in White Plains

Starting Nov. 26, Small Business Saturday, design students at Purchase College, SUNY’s School of the Arts will once again collaborate with the White Plains BID (Business Improvement District) to exhibit Art in Vacant Spaces, an art project utilizing empty storefronts across downtown White Plains. The project was initially launched last year to improve the visual appearance of several […]

White Plains Council Open to Discussion on Nursery Ordinance

White Plains Council Open to Discussion on Nursery Ordinance

The White Plains Common Council closed the public hearing on a proposed amendment to the city’s Zoning Ordinance to add Nursery Business as a Special Permit Use and add Organic Manufacturing as a Principal Permitted Use. However, instead of voting on the ordinance as they had planned, Council members decided to allow a month of […]

Crusaders Advance to AAA Championship for Third Straight Year

Crusaders Advance to AAA Championship for Third Straight Year

The Stepinac High School Varsity Football Team beat Monsignor Farrell High School, 20-10, in the AAA Semifinals to advance to the CHSFL AAA Championship for the third straight year. On Saturday, on the Lions home turf in Staten Island, the Crusaders (8-2), the number three seed upset the number two-seed Farrell (7-3), after losing to […]

Democrat Scarpino Elected Westchester District Attorney

Democrat Scarpino Elected Westchester District Attorney

By Andrew Vitelli Anthony Scarpino was overwhelmingly elected Westchester County District Attorney, defeating former prosecutor Bruce Bendish Tuesday night. “It’s a great celebration, and tonight is a night for celebration,” Scarpino said at his campaign headquarters at The Coliseum in White Plains. “But tomorrow we have to start getting to work on doing the things […]

The 2017 Town of Greenburgh Proposed 2017 Budget

The 2017 Town of Greenburgh Proposed 2017 Budget

Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner has released the 2017 proposed budget. Town-wide, including villages and unincorporated Greenburgh, total appropriations are $21.5 million, up $4.2 million from 2016. Complying with the New York State tax cap, the proposed tax increase is 2.56 percent. Taxpayers that paid $244.30 in 2016 will pay approximately $250.56 in 2017. In […]

African American Men of Westchester Forum Discusses Criminal Justice, Policing

African American Men of Westchester Forum Discusses Criminal Justice, Policing

By Andrew Vitelli – Spanning the spectrum of roles across the criminal justice system, panelists at Friday’s forum hosted by African American Men of Westchester (AAMW) held different views on many of the issues facing police and the courts in America. But in response to a question from one audience member, who suggested that the system […]

Tigers Lose Goddard Bowl - Await Thanksgiving Day

Tigers Lose Goddard Bowl – Await Thanksgiving Day

The White Plains High School Varsity Football Team ended their NYSPHSAA season with a 3-6 record. The Tigers were defeated by Port Chester High School in the Dave Goddard Bowl 28-14, on Friday at WPHS. The game concluded their public high school football season. Dave Goddard was the longtime Athletic Director at Arlington High School, […]

Gluberman Sentenced 1 to 3 Years in Prison for Stealing from Teacher Fund

Gluberman Sentenced 1 to 3 Years in Prison for Stealing from Teacher Fund

Frank Gluberman (DOB 8/16/47) of Congers was sentenced last week to one to three years in state prison after previously pleading guilty to one count of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, a class “C” Felony. The defendant also paid full restitution to the victims in the amount of $794,865.19. Gluberman was the Assistant Principal […]

White Plains Historical Society Commemorates the Battle of White Plains

White Plains Historical Society Commemorates the Battle of White Plains

Photos by Howard Waldman – The Jacob Purdy House at 60 Park Ave. in White Plains and the historic White Plains Battle Park were the site of a Revolutionary War reenactment of the Battle of White Plains, Sunday, said to have been a major event in turning the outcome of the war away from the British. […]

Greenburgh Considering Senior Housing Redevelopment

Greenburgh Considering Senior Housing Redevelopment

According to Greenburgh Town Supervisor, the Greenburgh Housing Authority, along with a co-applicant, recently submitted a petition to create a new zoning district in the Town, which could facilitate the redevelopment of existing senior housing on Manhattan Avenue. The proposal includes a new senior housing building and provides more affordable housing options for seniors with […]

DeKalb Residential Project To Get Property Add

DeKalb Residential Project To Get Property Add

During the October meeting of the White Plains Planning Board, the board agreed to recommend to the White Plains Common Council a change to the city’s map to allot 4,300 square feet of property at One DeKalb to the developer. The land, according to William Null, representing the landowner (One DeKalb LLC), is no longer […]

Friends of the White Plains Youth Bureau to Recognize Local Role Models

Friends of the White Plains Youth Bureau to Recognize Local Role Models

The Friends of the White Plains Youth Bureau will host “An Evening with Friends” Gala on Thursday, Oct. 27 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in White Plains at 6 p.m. Nearly 300 community partners and organization supporters are expected to attend the event, which will feature a silent auction, live music, and Erica Hill, CNN […]

Westchester to Honor Stepinac A.D. and Head Football Coach Mike O’Donnell

Westchester to Honor Stepinac A.D. and Head Football Coach Mike O’Donnell

Mike O’Donnell, the Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Stepinac High School, is never hesitant to pay tribute to other people, including his students, players and family. O’Donnell, donned in his Naval Academy cap inscribed with a capital gold ‘N’, led football practice on the state-of-the-art Spinturf Field that he helped raise funds for […]

In Latimer-Killian Debate, Focus is on Changing Albany

In Latimer-Killian Debate, Focus is on Changing Albany

By Andrew Vitelli – While Thursday night’s debate between State Sen. George Latimer and his Republican challenger, Rye City Councilwoman Julie Killian, highlighted a number of policy differences on education, taxes, and reforms, much of the evening featured each candidate offering themselves as the logical choice for voters seeking change in Albany. Killian, in her […]

Tigers Lose Battle with Huguenots, 42-6, in Section 1 Qualifying Round

Tigers Lose Battle with Huguenots, 42-6, in Section 1 Qualifying Round

Huguenots Head Coach Lou DiRienzo Outraged at Section 1 Playoff Format New Rochelle Head Football Coach Lou DiRienzo sat in his office after beating White Plains High School, 42-6, in the Section 1 Qualifying Round disappointed in the first half his team played and incensed regarding the Section 1 Playoff format this year. If anyone […]

Three Key Westchester County Appointments Announced by Astorino

Three Key Westchester County Appointments Announced by Astorino

County Executive Rob Astorino has announced three key appointments to his administration in the areas of Public Works and Transportation, Human Rights and Consumer Protection. Vincent F. Kopicki, an engineer with 30 years of public and private sector experience, has been named commissioner of Public Works and Transportation; James Castro-Blanco has been named Executive Director […]

Public Hearing on Nursery Code Update Opens in White Plains

Public Hearing on Nursery Code Update Opens in White Plains

The public hearing to change the White Plains zoning code to add Nursery Business as a Special Permit and add organic manufacturing as a permitted use was opened at the October Common Council meeting. The new code is expected to define nursery business in a way that allows city staff and the Council, as well […]

League of Women Voters of White Plains Candidates Forum

League of Women Voters of White Plains Candidates Forum

This year the League of Woman Voters of White Plains will hold a dual meeting on October 13 at the Church Street School auditorium (295 Church St.) The first part, from 7 to 8 p.m., will be a candidates forum with candidates from the contested races – the 88th State Assembly district, Amy Paulin and Anthony DeCintio participating, and the 37th State Senate district, […]