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White Plains School Board Names New Superintendent

White Plains School Board Names New Superintendent

The White Plains Board of Education has appointed Dr. Paul R. Fried as Superintendent of Schools, effective July 1, 2015. It is anticipated that a three-year contract with Dr. Fried will be presented for approval by the Board at its January 12, 2015 meeting. A reception for Dr. Fried will be held at 7 p.m. […]

Westchester County BOL Passes 2015 Budget, Maintains Zero Increase Tax Levy

Westchester County BOL Passes 2015 Budget, Maintains Zero Increase Tax Levy

On a vote of 10 to seven the Westchester County Board of legislators passed the 2015 budget last week. After three public hearings where the focus was child care costs and borrowing to pay for pension amortization and tax certioraris, the BOL finalized their line-item report on the county executive’s proposed budget on Friday, Dec. […]

Woodlands Beats White Plains in Harry Jefferson Showcase

Woodlands Beats White Plains in Harry Jefferson Showcase

White Plains Head Coach Spencer Mayfield invited nine teams to compete in the 21st Annual Harry Jefferson Showcase, at White Plains High School, on Saturday, Dec. 13. The Tigers basketball program for the past 21 years has paid tribute to retired Assistant Principal Harry Jefferson, who was an educator, coach, mentor, as well as, spiritual […]

Police Give the Street to Millions March Westchester

Police Give the Street to Millions March Westchester

Rather than conflict and violence, a peaceful protest in White Plains, Saturday, was met with police support. December 13 was a “Day of Anger” across the United States. Millions were expected to gather in major cities including Manhattan and Washington, D.C., to demand an end to police impunity after several unarmed black men were killed […]

Homeless Man Pleads Guilty to Pushing Woman in Front of Train

Homeless Man Pleads Guilty to Pushing Woman in Front of Train

The Westchester County DA’s office reported that a White Plains homeless man, Howard Mickens, 40, plead guilty to attempted murder when he pushed Maya Leggat in front of a Metro-North Railroad train in September 2013. “This defendant’s vicious and unprovoked attack is every commuter’s nightmare. Without any warning or prior interaction, a young woman on […]

White Plains Council Closes FASNY Hearings

White Plains Council Closes FASNY Hearings

It has been several years since the French American School of New York (FASNY) purchased the 129-acre site formerly occupied by the Ridgeway Country Club. The debate has been fierce at times, including a lawsuit from the Gedney resident association, large town-hall meetings with several hundreds attending, slogans, signs, reports, investigations and more reports, public […]

Basketball School Day Sends Anti-Bullying Message

Basketball School Day Sends Anti-Bullying Message

The Westchester Knicks had a sold out crowd for their for their initial “School Day” at the Westchester County Center, when they faced the Erie Bayhawks, in an 11 a.m. contest, on Wednesday, Dec. 3. The theme for the Westchester Knicks “School Day” was to educate the students in attendance concerning Anti-Bullying, as they watched […]

Frank’s Nursery Site Sale Impacted by DEC Review

Frank’s Nursery Site Sale Impacted by DEC Review

In a communication by Victor Carosi, Greenburgh Commissioner of Public Works, the Town Board was informed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NY DOT) that the status of the former Frank’s Nursery site and its potential sale would be impacted by the amount of remediation required. Previous development proposals for the spot, […]

White Plains 25 Year Service Awards

White Plains 25 Year Service Awards

At the December 1st Council meeting Mayor Roach and the Members of the Common Council recognized those City of White Plains employees who have given 25 or more years of dedicated service to our city. “White Plains is fortunate to have such a dedicated work force. They work hard to help our residents and businesses […]

"City Sweeper 2" Nets Over 80 Drug Arrests

“City Sweeper 2″ Nets Over 80 Drug Arrests

Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced Wednesday that “City Sweeper 2” a multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional street level narcotics investigation resulted in the arrests of approximately 33 individuals in the City of White Plains and 50 individuals in the City of New Rochelle. There are arrest warrants outstanding for approximately 20 additional individuals. The seven-month long […]

This Week Is Older Driver Safety Week – Special Programs Offered

This Week Is Older Driver Safety Week – Special Programs Offered

“Keys to Safe Driving,” a series of five free programs sponsored by the county’s Department of Senior Programs and Services, will take place during Older Driver Safety Week from Dec. 1 to Dec. 5. The sessions, presented by DSPS’ Older Driver Coalition, will offer tools, tips and techniques that older drivers can use to be […]

E. Hartsdale Ave. Closed Due to Accident Investigation

E. Hartsdale Ave. Closed Due to Accident Investigation

Members of the Greenburgh Police Department Detective Division are investigating a serious physical injury auto accident (involving a pedestrian that was struck by a vehicle) on East Hartsdale Avenue in the area of number 119 East Hartsdale Avenue. East Hartsdale Avenue is closed in both directions from Columbia Avenue to Rockledge Road (Rite Aid). Detectives […]

White Plains Considers Light Industrial Mixed Use Zone

White Plains Considers Light Industrial Mixed Use Zone

There was fervent discussion at the White Plains Planning Board’s November meeting as members talked about a proposed change to the city’s Zoning Ordinance relating to the Light Industrial Districts. The changes would affect the rear portion of certain properties so that their property lines would lie within the same district as the front portion of […]

Register Your Team Now for 2015 Volleyball Tournament

Register Your Team Now for 2015 Volleyball Tournament

Registration is now open for the Westchester County Coed Volleyball Tournament, to be held Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 6 and 7, 2015, 7  to 11 p.m. each night, at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. The tournament is open to men and women, 18 years of age and older. The tournament will be played […]

Westchester’s Winter Wonderland Will Light Up the Night Saturday

Westchester’s Winter Wonderland Will Light Up the Night Saturday

The on-switch will be flipped at 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 29, for Westchester’s first-ever Winter Wonderland featuring 2.5 milion dancing lights at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla. Highlights of the program include: Choreographed light show comprising the “Lights of Wonder” triangle, the “Dancing Cherry Trees of Wonderland” at the base of the dam and the […]

White Plains Gathering Expresses Support for Michael Brown Family

White Plains Gathering Expresses Support for Michael Brown Family

Kenneth Chamberlain Jr. and Mayo Bartlett of Westchester for Police Reform were joined by about 30 demonstrators at Fountain Plaza in White Plains Tuesday night to protest the failure of a Missouri grand jury to indict a police officer in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. On Monday, the grand jury had cleared Darren […]

Westchester Knicks Home Opener a Gala Event at the County Center

Westchester Knicks Home Opener a Gala Event at the County Center

On March 10, it was announced that the NBA Developmental League and the Madison Square Garden Company acquired the right to own and operate an NBA D-League Team, which would be the exclusive affiliate of the New York Knicks and play their home games at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. The Madison Square […]

Stepinac Wins Epic Battle and the 2014 CHSFL AAA Championship

Stepinac Wins Epic Battle and the 2014 CHSFL AAA Championship

The Catholic High School Football League (CHSFL) celebrated their 60th Anniversary this year with one of their most competitive rivalries playing probably the greatest AAA Championship game in history. After the whistle sounded for the end of this historic contest, CHSFL President Chris Hardardt presented the Michael Cunnion Memorial Trophy to Archbishop Stepinac High School […]

The Traditional White Plains Turkey Bowl Slated for Thanksgiving Day Canceled

The Traditional White Plains Turkey Bowl Slated for Thanksgiving Day Canceled

As reported in my story in the White Plains Examiner, on October 7, 2014, due to the Stepinac varsity football team’s success this season and the establishment of the newly formed Catholic High School State Football Championship this year, the possibility existed that the City of White Plains traditional Turkey Bowl football game pitting White […]

Ritz-Carlton to Benefit from County IDA

Ritz-Carlton to Benefit from County IDA

At last week’s meeting of the Westchester County IDA, the Ritz-Carlton, Westchester and Onyx Equities, both located in White Plains, received approval for sales tax exemptions for major building renovations. The Cappelli Organization received IDA approval for $297,500 in sales tax exemptions for a $4 million renovation of the Ritz-Carlton, Westchester hotel in downtown White […]

Greenburgh’s Fee-based Solution to Plastic Bags

Greenburgh’s Fee-based Solution to Plastic Bags

With agencies across the country considering banning the use of plastic bags, even Westchester County now looking at legislation to curtail their use, Greenburgh’s Conservation Advisory Council has come up with its own solution. In a report submitted to the Town Board in late October, the CAC recommended a multi-pronged approach and a fee, not […]

66th Annual Cheerleading Invitational at County Center

66th Annual Cheerleading Invitational at County Center

In the first year of competition since being designated an interscholastic, competitive sport in New York State, more than 1,000 cheerleaders representing high schools and middle schools from Westchester and surrounding counties will vie for top honors during the 66th Annual Westchester County Cheerleading Invitational on Monday and Tuesday, November 17 and 18, at the […]

Along Comes '60s Hit Makers The Association at Peekskill's Paramount

Along Comes ’60s Hit Makers The Association at Peekskill’s Paramount

By Jacob Kussmaul –  For nearly 50 years, The Association’s unique blend of close harmonies, large-than-life production techniques and indelible hooks has helped the Los Angeles-based band sustain widespread popularity. The Association, most remembered for crafting such classics as “Along Comes Mary,” “Never My Love” and “Windy,” is nearing the end of its 2014 tour […]

WPHS Senior Raina Kadavil Recognized as Youth of the Year 2014

WPHS Senior Raina Kadavil Recognized as Youth of the Year 2014

With a resume of accomplishments that is very long and impressive for someone so young, Raina Kadavil, a White Plains High School senior was recognized as the City of White Plains Youth of the Year 2014 on November 3. During the award ceremony that took place before the monthly Common Council meeting, Mayor Tom Roach […]

Preserving the Roll of Honor in White Plains

Preserving the Roll of Honor in White Plains

On a small wedge of land at the entrance to White Plains where the Post Road meets Maple, there stands a memorial to residents who died in service to their country during World War I, 1917 to 1919. The monument, once a majestic tribute to those who paid the highest price, is now broken, pieced […]

Franks Nursery Bid Postponed, Environmental Issues Cited

Franks Nursery Bid Postponed, Environmental Issues Cited

It was full steam ahead in Greenburgh for the past several weeks as over 60 bidders professed their interest in purchasing the 6.89 acre site, formerly Franks Nursery at 715 Dobbs Ferry Road, according to communications received by the Town from its real estate advisor GA Keen Realty Advisors, LLC. The site is zoned R-30/R-40 […]

Astorino Keeps No Tax Levy Increase Pledge in Proposed 2015 Westchester Budget

Astorino Keeps No Tax Levy Increase Pledge in Proposed 2015 Westchester Budget

Hot off the gubernatorial campaign trail, Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino was back at the podium Monday morning at a press conference to introduce the proposed 2015 county budget. “We have kept the pledge,” he said. “This is the fifth straight year that we have no property tax levy increase.” Setting down three benchmarks for […]

White Plains High School Graduate and Army Captain to Speak at Veterans Day Ceremony

White Plains High School Graduate and Army Captain to Speak at Veterans Day Ceremony

Army Capt. Joshua Taft, a graduate of both White Plains High School in 2004 and the U.S. Military Academy in 2008 will be the guest speaker at the annual White Plains observance of Veterans Day on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at White Plains Rural Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. Capt. Taft, who had been deployed twice to […]

Westchester Knicks Announce Inaugural Draftees at Buffalo Wild Wings

Westchester Knicks Announce Inaugural Draftees at Buffalo Wild Wings

The Westchester Knicks selected their inaugural draftees live on Cisco WebEx, on Saturday, Nov. 1, at 3:30 p.m. Later that same evening Westchester Knicks General Manager Allan Houston introduced the franchise’s first draft selections, at a Draft Party, at Buffalo Wild Wings, on Mamaroneck Avenue, in White Plains. The Draft Party was hosted by the […]

Playland Ice Casino Reopens

Playland Ice Casino Reopens

Surrounded by skaters and hockey players, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino threw down a ceremonial puck on center ice last week to mark the reopening of the famed Ice Casino at Playland, which had to be closed after suffering severe damage from Superstorm Sandy two years ago to the day – Superstorm Sandy tore through […]