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Westchester Comedy Festival Kicks Off April 18: White Plains to Host Semi-finals

Westchester Comedy Festival Kicks Off April 18: White Plains to Host Semi-finals

The Westchester Comedy Festival, featuring four nights of comedy, along with a Comedy Competition, includes White Plains this year as Elements Food & Spirits will host the semi-final round of the competition on April 23. The festival will kick off April 18 in Mount Vernon at the Dole Recreation Center, located at 250 South 6th […]

Westchester County Presents All-day Fatherhood Conference

Westchester County Presents All-day Fatherhood Conference

Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino will host an all-day fatherhood conference on Tuesday, April 7, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Westchester County Center in White Plains entitled, “The Power of a Father’s Presence: Challenges and Victories in Supporting Dads.” The conference, sponsored by the Westchester County Department of Social Services and nearly […]

Developers for Project in White Plains Urban Renewal Area Seek Zoning Change

Developers for Project in White Plains Urban Renewal Area Seek Zoning Change

Development partners Saber White Plains LLC and Chauncey White Plains LLC made a conceptual presentation to the White Plains Planning Department March 17 seeking a referral to the Common Council for scheduling of a public hearing on an amendment to the city’s zoning map. The redevelopment project, which involves 1 million square feet fronting Westchester […]

White Plains Councilwoman One of First to Visit Cuba

White Plains Councilwoman One of First to Visit Cuba

White Plains Councilwoman Milagros Lecuona and her partner Dan Stoddard, VP and CIO at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, were among the first Americans to travel to Cuba since   relations between Cuba and the United States relaxed earlier this year. The couple spent a busy week with an itinerary […]

Workshop on New State Regulations Governing Invasive Plant Species

Workshop on New State Regulations Governing Invasive Plant Species

A half-day workshop titled “New York State’s New Invasive Plant Species Regulations: Impacts and How to Adapt” will be held on Thursday, April 2, at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. The workshop, offered by Westchester County’s Department of Planning and Soil and Water Conservation District, will address the portion of the state’s new […]

Greenburgh Supervisor Puts Pressure on Post Office

Greenburgh Supervisor Puts Pressure on Post Office

Acknowledging what many of us have experienced over the past year and most notably during recent months – the lack of reliable mail delivery – Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner has put pressure on members of Congress, local postmasters and the United States Postal Service liaisons in Washington DC to try to fix the situation. […]

Woodlands Advances to State Final Four for Second Straight Year

Woodlands Advances to State Final Four for Second Straight Year

The Woodlands Boys Basketball Team has advanced to the Class B New York State Final Four for the second consecutive season. On Saturday, March 14, the Falcons shut down Section 11 Champ Southampton High School, 68-58, to capture the Class B Regional Title. This is the second straight year the Falcons have won the Class […]

Operation Prom Dress Giveaway March 20-22 at Westchester County Center

Operation Prom Dress Giveaway March 20-22 at Westchester County Center

Operation PROM is encouraging teenage girls looking for an inexpensive way to get a high-fashion dress for their senior prom to register today for the 11th Annual Operation Prom dress giveaway taking place March 20 and 21 at the Westchester County Center. Registration is required to receive a dress. In addition, a special $1 dress […]

Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act Passed by NYS Assembly

Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act Passed by NYS Assembly

The Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act (A.506), written by Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale), was passed by the NYS Assembly and is on its way to Governor Cuomo to be signed into law. “I can’t begin to say how thrilled I am that the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act has finally passed,” Paulin said. […]

Supporters Continue Fight to Save GCA High School

Supporters Continue Fight to Save GCA High School

Despite a formal announcement by the Sisters of the Divine Compassion (RDC) that Our Lady of Good Counsel Academy High School (GCA) would close in June 2015, an organization of parents, teachers and alumnae are continuing the fight to keep the school open, or at least keep the tradition going. Acting as spokeswoman for Save […]

Avalon to Build Seven Affordable Units at Harrison Metro-North Luxury Development

Avalon to Build Seven Affordable Units at Harrison Metro-North Luxury Development

The Town of Harrison/Village of Harrison and the County Executive’s Office released a joint press release Thursday saying that the luxury, transit-oriented Avalon development at the Metro-North train station in Harrison will now set aside 5 percent of its 143 units at below market “affordable” rents. The media release said the affordable units were made […]

White Plains St. Pat's Day Parade Step Off 1 P.M. Saturday

White Plains St. Pat’s Day Parade Step Off 1 P.M. Saturday

White Plains St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The Parade will begin at 1 p.m. (time changed  from noon due to rain) on Mamaroneck Avenue and proceed to City Hall, on Main Street. Mary Beth Walsh, MD, representing Burke Rehabilitation Hospital and their 100 years of service to White Plains and beyond, has been named Grand Marshal and […]

ArtsWestchester Kicks Off County-wide Celebratory Festival of New Works

ArtsWestchester Kicks Off County-wide Celebratory Festival of New Works

ARTSEE: A Festival of New Work, was kicked off last Friday during a press conference at ArtsWestchester’s main gallery in White Plains. The festival which includes dance, film, theatre, art exhibitions, concerts, open studios, poetry readings and more, encompasses 70 events with 40 organizations over five months starting this month and running through July. The festival […]

Family Services of Westchester Lanza Family Center Opens in White Plains

Family Services of Westchester Lanza Family Center Opens in White Plains

Family Services of Westchester (FSW), along with more than 100 local dignitaries, supporters and guests celebrated the culmination of a goal set years ago – to bring a state-of-the art intergenerational facility to White Plains – with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Lanza Family Center for All Ages. Nick Wolff, FSW’s Chairman of […]

Developer Eyes Greenburgh Acreage for High Quality Residential Development

Developer Eyes Greenburgh Acreage for High Quality Residential Development

It’s only in the beginning stages, but Greenburgh officials have already begun to express concerns about a proposed multifamily residential development at One Lawrence Street in the unincorporated section of Ardsley (also known as the Azko Nobel property). The proposal, called Jefferson at Saw Mill River, was first presented by the developer, JPI, to the […]

Local Reps Push for Passage of Federal Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act

Local Reps Push for Passage of Federal Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act

Congresswoman Nita Lowey’s (D-Harrison) and Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney’s (D-Cold Spring) proposed legislation H.R. 705, the Rail Crossings Safety Improvement Act, is in front of the House of Representatives this week as part of the Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act (PRRIA). At a press conference Monday, the two legislators were joined by local government […]

Fatal Wrong-Way Crash Renews Traffic Safety Patrol Concerns

Fatal Wrong-Way Crash Renews Traffic Safety Patrol Concerns

The winter of 2014/15 will be remembered not only for intense cold and snow, but also for highway accidents that resulted in fatalities in one form or another. Friday’s wrong-way accident on the Sprain Brook Parkway in which Hartsdale resident Paul Duncan, 46, was killed was not necessarily the result of weather-related conditions. Efren Moreano, […]

Black History Month Events Not to Miss

Black History Month Events Not to Miss

Barnes & Noble Talk and Book Signing. Yona Zeldis McDonough, author of Who Was Rosa Parks? Who Was Louis Armstrong?, What Was the Underground Railroad? and many other children’s books, will talk about, read from and autograph her books from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble City Center, 230 Main Street, White […]

Police Circulate Enhanced Photos of Tourneau Robbery Suspect

Police Circulate Enhanced Photos of Tourneau Robbery Suspect

Police still seek the suspect in Saturday’s Tourneau Jewelry store robbery at The Westchester mall in White Plains. The enhanced security footage being circulated gives a clear view of the suspect’s face. The case is being investigated by White Plains Detectives. All tips can be called into the Police Hotline at 914-422-6256 or visit www.wppublicsafety.com and click on the […]

Retired White Plains Police Officer Kills 2 Daughters Then Self

Retired White Plains Police Officer Kills 2 Daughters Then Self

[This story was updated on Feb. 23.] Harrison Police Chief Anthony Marraccini and Harrison Mayor Ron Belmont held a joint press conference Monday morning to confirm the shooting deaths of former White Plains Police Officer Glen Hochman, 52, and his two daughters Alissa Marie Hochman, 17, a senior at Harrison High School, and Deanna Nicole […]

Celebrate Women’s History Month With Professional Women of Westchester

Celebrate Women’s History Month With Professional Women of Westchester

Professional Women of Westchester, now in its fifth year, celebrates Women’s History Month on Monday, March 2 at the White Plains Crowne Plaza Hotel. Special guest speaker, Nancy Armstrong, is a producer and founding member of the team that created the award winning website and documentary series, “MAKERS – Women Who Make America.” Nancy will talk about […]

Retired White Plains Police Officer Kills 2 Daughters Then Self

Retired White Plains Police Officer Kills 2 Daughters Then Self

According to reports, recently retired White Plains Police Officer Glen Hochman, 52, a Harrison resident, killed his two youngest daughters, Alissa Hochman, 17, a senior at Harrison High School and Deanna Hochman, 13, a student of Windward School in White Plains, before killing himself Saturday afternoon. Hochman retired from the White Plains Police Department after […]

Pet Food Pantry Receives Donation from White Plains Restaurant

Pet Food Pantry Receives Donation from White Plains Restaurant

The Hudson Valley Pet Food Pantry has received a donation from Anthony”s Coal Fired Pizza in White Plains,  representing proceeds from a promotion recently conducted by the restaurant. Twenty percent of dine-in and carry out sales on four recent Thursdays from people who mentioned the pet food pantry were set aside by the restaurant for […]

Local State Reps Pen Critical Letter to NYS Education Chancellor Merryl Tisch

Local State Reps Pen Critical Letter to NYS Education Chancellor Merryl Tisch

In the wake of much criticism regarding the evaluation of teachers in New York State, Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale) penned the following letter, which was also signed by local representatives David Buchwald (D-White Plains), Thomas Abinanti (D-Greenburgh), Ellen Jaffe (D-Rockland), Steve Otis (D-Rye), and Kenneth Zebrowski (D-Rockland). We believe that New York State’s Annual Professional […]

GCA HS Principal Says School Will Close

GCA HS Principal Says School Will Close

In an emotional announcement last week in the Chapel of the Divine Compassion, White Plains, the students and faculty of Our Lady of Good Counsel Academy High School were told by their principal, Sr. Laura Donovan, RDC, that the school will close at the end of the semester in June 2015. This announcement follows news […]

Flexjet Moves to White Plains

Flexjet Moves to White Plains

The Westchester County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) announced a series of incentives on Friday that will help Flexjet relocate its fractional jet charter operations from Teterboro, New Jersey to Westchester County Airport at Hangar “F.” It is expected that the renovation of the hangar will take about four months. According to a statement from the Westchester County […]

White Plains Thomas H. Slater Center Sets 50/50 Fundraising Challenge

White Plains Thomas H. Slater Center Sets 50/50 Fundraising Challenge

As it gets closer for Kurt Kannemeyer, Development Director at St. Christopher’s, Inc., to climb the 19,500-foot Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania as a fundraiser for developmentally disabled children, a the White Plains-based Thomas H. Slater Center is launching a county-wide 50/50 Challenge for the effort. The Slater Center is recruiting 20 people to raise $1 […]

Communities May Apply for HUD Funds Through State

Communities May Apply for HUD Funds Through State

In a joint statement Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Congresswoman Nita Lowey announced Monday that $5 million in Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding for 2015 would be administered to eligible Westchester Communities. Both the governor and members of the Westchester County Board of Legislators acknowledged and thanked Congresswoman Lowey for working with the federal government […]

Sean Kilpatrick Comes Home with the 87ers to Play the Westchester Knicks

Sean Kilpatrick Comes Home with the 87ers to Play the Westchester Knicks

When Sean Kilpatrick walks onto the basketball court in Gardella Park, on Ferris Avenue, in White Plains, he is considered the King of the Court. At White Plains High School he is a basketball legend and at the University of Cincinnati, he graduated as an NCAA Division 1 Basketball First Team All-American. Kilpatrick was born […]

Firefighter Honored With Street Naming

Firefighter Honored With Street Naming

White Plains Firefighter William Joseph (Billy) DeLanoy was remembered in a street dedication ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 7. The block from Maple Avenue to Carhart on Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, is now called Billy DeLanoy Way. The dedication took pace in front of White Plains Fire Station 6. A new street sign marks the intersections. […]