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Westchester/Connecticut Conservation Initiative Will Protect Watersheds

Westchester/Connecticut Conservation Initiative Will Protect Watersheds

Bedford Hills-based Westchester Land Trust announced the formation of the Hudson to Housatonic Conservation (H2H) Initiative last week to protect rivers, water supplies and wildlife habitats in the greater cross-boundary region of southern Westchester and lower Connecticut as they empty into Long Island Sound. Recognizing the fast pace of development in lower Westchester and Fairfield […]

The Stepinac Soccer Program, New Pride and Glory

The Stepinac Soccer Program, New Pride and Glory

The Stepinac Soccer Program has gained a new sense of pride and self-satisfaction this season among their players. The Crusaders have recorded a 6-0-2 record, which has them undefeated at the mid-point of their schedule this season. On Thursday, Sept. 25, at Stepinac High School, the Crusaders made easy pickings of the winless, 0-7-1, Holy […]

Bluegrass Meets Jazz Food Drive to Benefit Three Local Hunger Organizations

Bluegrass Meets Jazz Food Drive to Benefit Three Local Hunger Organizations

Vintage Lounge and Restaurant, White Plains, will host the Bluegrass Meets Jazz Food Drive, Sept. 28, to support three pivotal hunger-fighting organizations in Westchester: Food Bank for Westchester, Grace Church Community Center and Shepherd’s Flock. Admission to the event is a bag with $20 worth of non-perishable food. Performing will be acclaimed jazz guitar duo […]

Sweeney Todd Produced Like Never Before at WPPAC in October

Sweeney Todd Produced Like Never Before at WPPAC in October

Whether Sweeney Todd is your favorite musical or you’ve never seen it before, there will be something new for all at the White Plains Performing Arts Center’s production of the show, which opens October 10. Reimagined by Director Jeremy Quinn, this version of Sweeny Todd picks up after the original story ends and focuses on […]

Luxurious Living Atop The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton in White Plains

Luxurious Living Atop The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton in White Plains

At its affluent best Westchester is home to some of the finest artists, designers, craftsmen, and suppliers of innovative and luxurious household goods the world has to offer. Currently, many of these designers have their work on display high above the bustle of downtown White Plains on Penthouse Level 9 on the 40th floor of […]

White Plains Adds Electric Vehicle Chargers to Public Parking Garages

White Plains Adds Electric Vehicle Chargers to Public Parking Garages

Last week was national Drive Electric Week and in honor of the energy-saving and green theme White Plains rolled out 10 new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at pubic parking garages around the city, bringing the White Plains’ total to 20 stations. White Plains was one of the first municipalities in Westchester County to install […]

Falcons’ Offense, Defense Click on All Cylinders in 41-12 Domination of Haldane

Falcons’ Offense, Defense Click on All Cylinders in 41-12 Domination of Haldane

By Skip Pearlman After their first game of the season was turned into a scrimmage, and after getting drubbed by Rye Neck 34-0 a week earlier, the Falcons of Woodlands High needed a game like this – a breakout game. And Saturday at home, the Falcons got it, as an overmatched Haldane squad was pounded […]

Bullet Fragments Confirmed Outside Greenburgh Range

Bullet Fragments Confirmed Outside Greenburgh Range

The police report investigating claims that a metal fragment, which struck a resident of the Ardsley Chase subdivision in her backyard off Birch Hill Road in June, originated from the nearby shooting range operated by the Westchester County Police Revolver & Rifle League was released last week. While the investigation could not forensically confirm that […]

White Plains Is the County Transportation Hub

White Plains Is the County Transportation Hub

Agreeing emphatically that White Plains is the transportation hub for Westchester County and a key component of the east to west and north to south travel plan growing along the I-287 corridor and in conjunction with bus rapid transit that is part of the new Tappan Zee Bridge construction plan, NYS legislators representing White Plains […]

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 […]