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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 […]

Eligible Westchester Seniors Offered Farmer's Market Checkbook

Eligible Westchester Seniors Offered Farmer’s Market Checkbook

Seniors looking to stretch their food budgets – and savor the season’s abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables – may be entitled to a Farmers Market Checkbook. To be eligible for this $20 value, people must be 60 or older and (1) have a monthly income at or below $1,800 for a single person; $2,426 […]

West Nile Virus Found In Westchester Residents Advised to Use Repellent

West Nile Virus Found In Westchester Residents Advised to Use Repellent

The Westchester County Department of Health has learned for the first time this year that a mosquito batch has tested positive for West Nile Virus. The mosquito batch had been collected by County Health Department staff in New Rochelle and sent to New York State Department of Health for testing. Last year, seven positive mosquito […]

North Castle Officials Meet with County on Miller House Repairs

North Castle Officials Meet with County on Miller House Repairs

The North Castle Town Board met with the Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino’s office last week to urge the county to make repairs on the Elijah Miller House/Washington’s Headquarters at its current location in North White Plains. Last month, the town board unanimously passed a resolution, which they presented to the county, regarding repairs to […]

White Plains Youngsters Embrace Books, Inclusion, Patience

White Plains Youngsters Embrace Books, Inclusion, Patience

By Jon Craig About 200 elementary school children at Friday’s summer reading event in White Plains got a lesson in reading, inclusion and patience. At George Washington Elementary School, Knicks alumnus John Starks and White Plains Mayor Thomas Roach read along with children during Optimum’s eighth annual Knicks Summer Reading event. They read from Allie’s […]

Westchester is Pushing Entrepreneurs Forward

Westchester is Pushing Entrepreneurs Forward

Two White Plains businesses were featured at A Bridge to Success workshop presented by the Westchester County Office of Economic Development last week. Both, minority run and in the small business category, received proclamations from the County Executive’s office for their contribution to the community as well as their endurance and flexibility in surviving the […]

Interfaith Prayer Service Unites Westchester Religious Communities

Interfaith Prayer Service Unites Westchester Religious Communities

As the violence in Gaza between Palestinians and Israelis continued last week, a gathering of about 250 people at Manhattanville College in Harrison, representing the Christian, Islamic and Jewish faiths, joined together spiritually to pray for peace and healing and to remember the four youths who were tragically killed just prior to the escalation of […]

 Tuesday is White Plains' National Night Out

Tuesday is White Plains’ National Night Out

National Night Out. “Giving Crime & Drugs a Going Away Party” 6 to 9 p.m., Public Safety Headquarters, 77 S. Lexington Avenue, White Plains. Open house and safety fair, live band, free giveaways. National Night Out promotes awareness, safety and neighborhood unity. It showcases the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement in building a safer city.

Fatality in Saw Mill Drag Race

Fatality in Saw Mill Drag Race

A 21-year-old West Harrison man was identified Wednesday as the victim of a deadly crash during an early morning drag race in Dobbs Ferry. Westchester County Police said Christopher Seguinot drove through the steel railing and off the Ashford Avenue Bridge near Exit 17 of the Saw Mill River Parkway in Ardsley. A funeral service […]

White Plains to Consider Historic Preservation Law

White Plains to Consider Historic Preservation Law

At its Monday evening work session the White Plains Common Council was presented with a draft proposal for Historic Preservation legislation. The 10-page document presented by Planning Commissioner Elizabeth Cheteny proposes an amendment to Title IX of the White Plains Municipal Code, adding a section to be called “Historic Preservation.” According to Karen Pasquale, Senior […]

Harrison Quarry Owner Proposes a Shopping Center

Harrison Quarry Owner Proposes a Shopping Center

By Jon Craig A West Harrison quarry shuttered by litigation and no destination for a pile of rocks has turned to a new solution. Lawrence Barrego, owner of the 91-year-old Lake Street quarry, has proposed rezoning the site as a “neighborhood business.” The development plan includes a 30,000-square-foot grocery store, bank and offices with 181 […]

WCHCC Director Sues County Executive Over Civil Rights Violation

WCHCC Director Sues County Executive Over Civil Rights Violation

Recently appointed to the Westchester County Health Care Corporation (WCHCC) as a member of the Board of Directors, Richard Cirulli, a White Plains resident and past candidate for a seat on the White Plains Council, claims his civil rights have been violated as he was forced off the board because he published an opinion piece […]

Suspects Caught in Metro North BikeThefts

Suspects Caught in Metro North BikeThefts

On July 23 about 3 p.m., police arrested a Bronx man and his son in connection with a string of bicycle thefts at the Harrison Train Station as well as stations along the New Haven railroad line. Harrison detectives said as many as 100 bicycle thefts have been reported at stations along the Metro North […]

Rotary “Happy” Dollars Aid Local Charities

Rotary “Happy” Dollars Aid Local Charities

Celebratory dollars tossed in a hat weekly add up to thousands in contributions from White Plains Rotary Club, and they add up to thousands for local nonprofits. At its Tuesday luncheon meetings, the White Plains Rotary Club takes a few minutes to pass the hat. In a tradition called “Happiness” members can stand up and […]

Westchester’s Camp Morty Receives Achievement Awards and $10,000 Grant

Westchester’s Camp Morty Receives Achievement Awards and $10,000 Grant

Westchester County’s Camp Morty summer program, serving underprivileged boys and girls, won two prestigious awards this summer, one from a national organization, and a $10,000 gift from Hudson Valley Bank. The 2014 Achievement Award for “­­­­­­­­­Children and Youth” from the National Association of Counties (NACo) and the “Special Program Award” from the Westchester Municipal Planning […]

Government Groups Debate Approval Of Clean Water Funds for TZ Bridge Use

Government Groups Debate Approval Of Clean Water Funds for TZ Bridge Use

New York State is in a position to be able to use a possible $511 million of a low interest/no interest loan by the Environmental Facilities Corporation from the Clean Water Revolving Fund for use in certain aspects of the new Tappan Zee Bridge project if the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency gives the go-ahead and […]

State Asked to Build Route 9A Bypass

State Asked to Build Route 9A Bypass

By Jon Craig State transportation officials are being asked to resurrect a decades-old plan to reduce truck traffic and accidents along Route 9A in Greenburgh by moving the 9A bypass proposal to the top of the state’s priority list. On Monday, town officials said the long-sought state project should be launched in tandem with county […]

Con Ed Pulls Plug on Greenburgh Shooting Range

Con Ed Pulls Plug on Greenburgh Shooting Range

By Jon Craig Con Edison silenced debate over the fate of an outdoor shooting range in Ardsley last week by announcing its 57-year-old lease is being terminated in 30 days. The gun range at 693 Ardsley Road drew heightened public attention since June 12, when a resident of the Ardsley Chase subdivision claimed she was […]