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Greenburgh Ethics Board Clears $1M Donation

Greenburgh Ethics Board Clears $1M Donation

By Jon Craig The Greenburgh Town Board is expected to consider a developer’s $1 million donation to buy nearly 29 acres of open space along a park in Tarrytown during its Sept. 30 meeting. The vote follows Thursday’s decision by the Greenburgh Ethics Board that no town codes were violated in connection with the parkland […]

 Harrison, Rye Brook, Larchmont Cited for ‘Exclusionary Zoning’

Harrison, Rye Brook, Larchmont Cited for ‘Exclusionary Zoning’

By Jon Craig Harrison, Rye Brook and Larchmont are among six Westchester County communities singled out in a federal report last week for failing to fix local laws and municipal practices that reportedly exclude minorities from fair housing. The federal monitor reviewing Westchester’s zoning laws found housing problems persisted in Harrison, Larchmont, Lewisboro, North Castle, […]

FASNY Hearing Raises Hydrology Issues

FASNY Hearing Raises Hydrology Issues

The French American School of New York (FASNY) public hearings regarding a discontinuance of a portion of Hathaway Lane that runs through the school’s property and the special permit and site plan for the school development continued for the third and then fourth meeting on September 8th and 10th at the White Plains High School […]

Saxon Woods Road Closure Begins Monday

Saxon Woods Road Closure Begins Monday

The White Plains Department of Public Works is advising residents to find alternate travel routes if they use Saxon Woods Road between Mamaroneck Avenue and the Scarsdale border. Con Edison will be performing complex road reconstruction and underground utility work on Saxon Wood Road beginning September 15th through the spring 2105. No through traffic will […]

Westchester Honors Those Who Died Sept. 11, 2001 at Twilight Ceremony

Westchester Honors Those Who Died Sept. 11, 2001 at Twilight Ceremony

In a solemn ceremony Thursday night, Westchester County paid tribute to those who died in the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, including 111 Westchester residents and 12 former residents. County Executive Robert P. Astorino presided over the 13th anniversary ceremony that took place at The Rising, the county’s 9/11 memorial at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla. “Each […]

Roofer Sentenced in Homeowner Scam

Roofer Sentenced in Homeowner Scam

(DOB 12/11/71) of 44 River Street, Lindenhurst, New York, was sentenced September 11 Westchester County Court to an indeterminate term of 2 to 6 years in prison on his February 2014 guilty plea to two counts of grand larceny after being caught in Harrison for another attempt to defraud. In addition a judgment and order […]

Stepinac Trounces Mansfield, 42-7, in Football Home Opener

Stepinac Trounces Mansfield, 42-7, in Football Home Opener

The Mansfield High School football team visited Stepinac High School amidst much hype Saturday, as the Green Hornets are the reigning Division II Massachusetts State Champions and have won the Massachusetts D-II State Title four consecutive years dating back to 2010. Nonetheless, the championship lineage of the Green Hornets did not seem to faze the […]

French American School of New York - Continuance of Public Hearing

French American School of New York – Continuance of Public Hearing

According to the White Plains City website the public hearing regarding the site plan/special permit application of the French American School will be continued September 10, 2014 starting at 6:30 PM at the White Plains High School Auditorium. This is a continuance of Monday’s hearing to accommodate those who signed up to speak on Monday […]

Police Seek Suspect in Public Lewdness Case

Police Seek Suspect in Public Lewdness Case

The Greenburgh Police Department is investigating an incident of Public Lewdness which occurred at approximately 2:30 p.m.. on Saturday Sept. 6, at the TJ Maxx store located at 425 N. Central Avenue in Hartsdale. The suspect exposed his penis to a group of three children; ages, six, seven, and nine. The suspect is described as […]

White Plains Performing Arts Center Opens Its Doors to a Fall Season of Diversity

White Plains Performing Arts Center Opens Its Doors to a Fall Season of Diversity

Diversity is the key to the fall season at the White Plains Performing Arts Center, with a mix of commercial favorites, regional premiers, and exclusive offerings beginning this month. “It’s very difficult to know what your audiences want to see, so what we do is think about…the most diverse offerings that we can put together,” […]

Bank Street Development Back on Track, Downtown Zone Change Imminent

Bank Street Development Back on Track, Downtown Zone Change Imminent

The White Plains Common Council granted LCOR a three-year extension and amendment to the site plan for a 561-unit mixed-rate residential complex at 55 Bank St. at its September 2 meeting. Originally presented to the Council in 2008, the plan has been considerably changed with the most significant differences being a reduction in building height […]

The Foster Grandparent Program of Westchester is Looking for Volunteers

The Foster Grandparent Program of Westchester is Looking for Volunteers

The Foster Grandparent Program of Westchester Community Opportunity Program, Inc. is expanding its outreach efforts and is interested in attracting additional volunteers. This program provides valuable assistance to children with special and exceptional needs in an academic setting. The Foster Grandparent volunteers serve one-on-one as tutors and mentors to young people throughout the six counties […]

Greenburgh Ethics Board to Review $1 million Avalon Green Donation

Greenburgh Ethics Board to Review $1 million Avalon Green Donation

By Jon Craig –  The Greenburgh Town Council has until Oct. 1 to approve a developer’s $1 million donation to buy nearly 29 acres of open space along a park in Tarrytown. The town’s Ethics Board is expected to meet on Sept. 10 to determine if there are any conflicts of interest or if any […]

Lazy Boys Ties Series with Dramatic Comeback in Women’s Softball Championship

Lazy Boys Ties Series with Dramatic Comeback in Women’s Softball Championship

It was great to see the bleachers filled at Gillie Park with excited fans watching the White Plains Recreation Department Women’s League Softball Championship, on Wednesday, Aug. 27. Even Westchester County Commissioner of Parks and Recreation Kathleen O’Connor attended the game to support Healy Electric, as her daughter Lauren O’Connor bats cleanup for the Peaches. […]

NYS Finally Repaves Road in Greenburgh

NYS Finally Repaves Road in Greenburgh

By Jon Craig Greenburgh town officials were pleased to announce a major road project along West Hartsdale Avenue expected to be completed this week. Greenburgh Supervisor Paul Feiner said that New York State Department of Transportation crews began milling and repaving West Hartsdale Avenue on Thursday. Motorists were warned by Feiner and Greenburgh Police to […]

Alysa Haas Kicks Off Evening Performances at White Plains Jazz Fest

Alysa Haas Kicks Off Evening Performances at White Plains Jazz Fest

Next week downtown White Plains will be home to Jazz Fest, a six-day collaboration between ArtsWestchester, the City of White Plains and the White Plains BID designed to energize and enliven the city with nine jazz events at a variety of downtown venues. Now in its third year bringing jazz enthusiasts to dine and enjoy […]

Southern and Northern Westchester Green Agencies to Form Single Alliance

Southern and Northern Westchester Green Agencies to Form Single Alliance

Westchester municipalities originally organized by environmental and green concerns based on location up or down county are organizing under one umbrella consortium to be called Sustainable Westchester. The new consortium is the result of combining parallel efforts of the Northern Westchester Energy Action Consortium (NWEAC) and the Southern Westchester Energy Action Consortium (SWEAC) and will […]

White Plains Planning Board Advises Against Partial Closing of Hathaway Lane

White Plains Planning Board Advises Against Partial Closing of Hathaway Lane

At the August 19th meeting of the White Plains Planning Board a communication prepared for the city council and voted on unanimously by the Board, said it could not at this point support the partial closing of Hathaway Lane and that the city needed to explore other options. The lion’s share of discussion at the […]

FASNY Pubic Hearings Venue Changed

FASNY Pubic Hearings Venue Changed

The public hearings for the French American School of New York site plan application and the discontinuance of a portion of Hathaway Lane will continue on Monday, Sept. 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the White Plains High School Auditorium located at 550 North Street. This is a new location from the previously scheduled Council Chambers […]

Lyon Place Garage to Open Monday

Lyon Place Garage to Open Monday

White Plains’ new Lyon Place garage will be open to the public starting Monday, August 25. In March 2013 the City of White Plains acquired the Lyon Place Garage from the Esplanade Assisted Care Facility. The garage had fallen into a state of disrepair and had been closed to the public. The City acquired the garage […]

Greenburgh Ass't Principal Pleads Guilty to $794,000 Larceny

Greenburgh Ass’t Principal Pleads Guilty to $794,000 Larceny

Frank Gluberman (DOB 08/16/47) of 47 Waters Edge, Congers, New York pled guilty this week to one count of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, a class “C” Felony. The defendant is the Assistant Principal at Woodlands High School and former Treasurer of the Greenburgh Teacher’s Federation (GTF) and the Greenburgh Teacher’s Welfare Fund. The GTF […]

 The Founding of the Religious Order Sisters of the Divine Compassion

The Founding of the Religious Order Sisters of the Divine Compassion

“In the prayerful exercises of the contemplative life, they learn the lessons of sweetness, gentleness, and compassion.” It is a special occurrence for any person to feel the call to religious life, especially within the Catholic Church, and an even greater and more unique call to form a new religious order. In this third article […]

Harrison Brook Site of Mysterious Fish Kill

Harrison Brook Site of Mysterious Fish Kill

By Jon Craig State environmental conservation officials are investigating a rare “fish kill’’ in Harrison’s Beaver Swamp Brook last week. More than 1,000 small fish were found dead on Aug. 11 in the brook, which runs from Westchester Country Club through Rye and Harrison to the Long Island Sound in Mamaroneck. The brook already is […]

 Cabbie Killing Suspects Arraigned in White Plains

Cabbie Killing Suspects Arraigned in White Plains

By Jon Craig Four suspects in the murders of two New York City cab drivers were arraigned in U.S. District Court in White Plains. Tommy Smalls, 29, appeared in federal court Monday and was charged with carjacking with intent to cause death or bodily harm. Smalls faces the death penalty or life in prison. Three […]

Bats are Back - What to do if You Find One in Your Home

Bats are Back – What to do if You Find One in Your Home

Bats are back, making their way into Westchester homes this month, and the Westchester County Health Department wants residents to know what to do if these unwelcome visitors drop in. “We’d like everyone to catch the bat,” said Health Commissioner Sherlita Amler, MD. “Most of the time, the bats tested are not rabid, so you […]

Jordan Tucker Applied and Accepted at Stepinac

Jordan Tucker Applied and Accepted at Stepinac

Have we seen the last of promising sophomore Jordan Tucker in a Tigers basketball uniform? Will the 19 points he scored in the Tigers loss to Spring Valley High School in the Quarterfinals of the Section 1 Playoffs last season, be the last points Tucker scores for White Plains High School. At this time it […]

Determined 8 Year Old Wants to Bash Cancer

Determined 8 Year Old Wants to Bash Cancer

Tarrytown resident Sebastian Ore has teamed up with his father Sandro Ore to “Bash” cancer and help his two grandfathers pay for treatments as they fight different forms of the disease. The determined youngster wanted to find a way to do something constructive and in conversations with his father decided that if he played music […]

Greenburgh Sets November Auction for Frank’s Nursery

Greenburgh Sets November Auction for Frank’s Nursery

By Jon Craig The Greenburgh Town Board voted last week to auction off seven acres of property at the former Frank’s Nursery at 715 Dobbs Ferry Road on or about November 13. The property was seized by the town for unpaid taxes three years ago. “We will start publicizing the auction immediately,” said Greenburgh Supervisor […]

Neighborhoods Support White Plains Zone Change

Neighborhoods Support White Plains Zone Change

The public hearing on a DGEIS for a zone change requested by the owners of the Westchester Pavilion, former home of the White Plains Borders bookstore, continued at the Monday, Aug. 4 meeting of the White Plains Common Council. William Null, partner in the White Plains-based law firm Cuddy & Feder explained that the change […]

Daniel Bonner is the 2014 Art Monk Scholarship Award Recipient

Daniel Bonner is the 2014 Art Monk Scholarship Award Recipient

Art Monk is a native of White Plains who grew up on Battle Avenue. He graduated from White Plains High School in 1976, as one of the most noted athletes to wear a Tigers uniform. Monk’s superior athletic ability propelled him to be a star in track and field and football at WPHS. Upon his […]