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Assemblywoman Amy Paulin on the Women's Equality Act and Victim's Rights

Assemblywoman Amy Paulin on the Women’s Equality Act and Victim’s Rights

Slowly, but surely, New York State Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale) is making strides in the ongoing struggle to help women who are victims of violence and to move forward the stalled Women’s Equality Act, a 10-point bill that addresses issues such as equal pay, preventing sexual harassment, stopping pregnancy discrimination and fighting human trafficking. While […]

Harrison Office Parks Could Become Residential Rentals

Harrison Office Parks Could Become Residential Rentals

At the October meeting of the Harrison Town Board representatives of Normandy Real Estate Partners, owners of 1.5 million square feet in about 15 buildings along the I-287 corridor in White Plains and Harrison, presented an unprecedented residential development plan for two combined sites located at 103 and 105 Corporate Park Drive, Harrison. Currently a […]

Picketers Seek to Keep GCA in White Plains

Picketers Seek to Keep GCA in White Plains

On Monday, the coldest morning of this season so far, the staff of Good Counsel Academy High School stood outside the campus entrance at 52 North Broadway, White Plains at 8 a.m. demanding to be noticed. They were joined by students who had the day off from school, parents, and other supporters and stood holding […]

Guerriere and Hunt-Robinson Debate White Plains Issues

Guerriere and Hunt-Robinson Debate White Plains Issues

Continuing an ongoing tradition of community involvement and education, the Woman’s Club of White Plains sponsored a candidate’s forum last week. The featured guests were Nadine Hunt-Robinson (Democrat-incumbent) and Terence Guerriere (Republican-challenger) running in a special election for the seat on the White Plains Common Council left vacant when Benjamin Boykin won the election to […]

WPPAC’s Production of Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street

WPPAC’s Production of Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Perfectly timed for an autumn run with Halloween fright and horror in the air, White Plains Performing Arts Center’s production of Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a chilling thrill of an evening. The eerie feel begins as you walk through the front doors of the theater – but we won’t tell […]

Kevin Whitted Named Inaugural Head Coach of the Westchester Knicks

Kevin Whitted Named Inaugural Head Coach of the Westchester Knicks

On Thursday, Oct. 9, the Westchester Knicks took another step in solidifying their new NBA Developmental League Team, before the start of their inaugural season, at the Westchester County Center. The Westchester Knicks introduced Kevin Whitted, as their inaugural Head Coach at Children’s Village in Dobbs Ferry before he and General Manager Allan Houston led […]

Hundreds Come Out to Find Alternatives to Good Counsel Campus Sale

Hundreds Come Out to Find Alternatives to Good Counsel Campus Sale

On Thursday evening a distressed, emotional and concerned gathering of several hundred, parents, students, teachers, associates and members of the general Westchester community gathered in the Chapel of the Divine Compassion on the grounds of the Good Counsel Academy (GCA) High School campus in White Plains. The call that brought them together was a town-hall-style […]

Protestors Rally Against Hydrofracking in White Plains

Protestors Rally Against Hydrofracking in White Plains

More than a hundred protestors marched to White Plains City Hall Saturday afternoon demanding that Gov. Andrew Cuomo prohibit hydraulic fracturing in New York State. Carrying dozens of signs and chanting “Ban Fracking Now” and other slogans, the demonstrators who made the short walk from Renaissance Square to City Hall pointed to the mounting scientific […]

ArtsWestchester and BNY Mellon Wealth Management Announce Art Partnership

ArtsWestchester and BNY Mellon Wealth Management Announce Art Partnership

ArtsWestchester has opened a new exhibit at its gallery in White Plains. “Drawing Line into Form: Works on Paper by Sculptors from the BNY Mellon Collection” is part of the ArtsWestchester’s latest initiatives to develop 50 new arts and business partnerships in recognition of its 50th anniversary in 2015. The expansive art collection, encompassing 69 […]

FASNY Hearings Drill Down On Issues

FASNY Hearings Drill Down On Issues

The White Plains Common Council continued the concurrent public hearings on the French American School of New York (FASNY) Special Permit and Site Plan application and request for a partial closing of Hathaway Lane at a hearing on Sept. 29. Running for over three hours, attorney Michael Zarin, representing FASNY, made a presentation to the […]

Turkey Bowl Could Take a Blow with Plans for CHSFL State Championship

Turkey Bowl Could Take a Blow with Plans for CHSFL State Championship

White Plains High School is 1-4 this season, after losing to Suffern High School, 24-21, on Thursday, in Suffern. At this point in the Section 1 AA season, it does not seem likely that the Tigers will have to opt out of playing the Turkey Bowl, on Thanksgiving Day, as they did last season due […]

Mayor’s Youth Council Seeking New Members

Mayor’s Youth Council Seeking New Members

The City of White Plains Youth Bureau is now accepting applications for the Mayor’s Youth Council. The Youth Council is open to White Plains residents in grades 9 to 12. The Council is a group of youth leaders who meet on a bi-weekly basis to discuss issues and concerns of the youth in the City of […]

Two Hunger Fighting Giants Join Forces

Two Hunger Fighting Giants Join Forces

Two giants in the Westchester fight against hunger announced plans Monday to join forces to improve services and expand their unified reach. Already approved by their respective boards The Food Bank for Westchester and Westchester Coalition for the Hungry and Homeless will merge their efforts when they receive state approval, expected in 2015. Under the […]

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 […]