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New Petition Needed to Address No. Castle Pond, Dam Repairs

New Petition Needed to Address No. Castle Pond, Dam Repairs

The Town of North Castle has been forced to reformulate a petition  for 18 private property owners surrounding Long Pond who want to form a park district to pay for dam repairs and maintenance. Town Attorney Roland Baroni said he is drawing up a new petition because the state comptroller’s office informed him that property […]

North Castle Town Board to Vote on Brynwood Zoning Change

North Castle Town Board to Vote on Brynwood Zoning Change

The North Castle Town Board is expected to vote tonight (Wednesday) on Brynwood Golf & Country Club’s request for amendments to the town’s zoning code and comprehensive plan. Adoption of the findings statement under the state’s Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) will also be required so Brynwood can obtain the Golf Course Community Floating Overlay […]

North Castle Closing in on Brynwood Rezone Vote

North Castle Closing in on Brynwood Rezone Vote

A vote on Brynwood Golf & Country Club’s requested zoning change could occur as soon as next week if North Castle officials and the applicant can agree on revisions to the zoning text and conservation easement. Following last week’s resumption of the public hearing on whether to create a Golf Course Community Floating Overlay District […]

Ex-North Castle Dem Co-chair to Take on Smith for County Board

Ex-North Castle Dem Co-chair to Take on Smith for County Board

Former North Castle Democratic Committee Co-chairman John Diaconis announced Monday that he intends to run against two-term incumbent County Legislator Michael Smith for the District 3 seat this fall. Diaconis, 60, a litigation attorney, said he was motivated to run for the Board of Legislators in large part by the poor efforts on the part […]

Stayin' Alive 5K Returns to Armonk to Help Emergency Services

Stayin’ Alive 5K Returns to Armonk to Help Emergency Services

If Michele Berliner and Christy Saltstein had a bit of uneasiness when they decided to organize a 5K race around their Windmill Farm community in Armonk last spring it would have been understandable. Although the pair of running enthusiasts had previously organized running events, establishing a new race can sometimes be daunting. However, the day […]

Armonk Assisted Living Facility Honors First Responders

Armonk Assisted Living Facility Honors First Responders

By Baylor Rosenbaum There was no safer place in Westchester last Monday than The Bristal assisted living facility in Armonk. It was wall to wall police, firefighters, paramedics and emergency medical technicians as The Bristal honored the men and women who keep the residents of North Castle and surrounding communities safe at a banquet breakfast. […]

'Miles for Miles' Mental Health Fundraiser Set for May 31 in Armonk

‘Miles for Miles’ Mental Health Fundraiser Set for May 31 in Armonk

When Miles Applebaum was a student at Byram Hills High School, running on the cross-country team was one of several activities he loved to do. On Sunday, May 31, community members will turn out on the same trails he traversed near the school’s grounds to remember and honor Applebaum at the inaugural running of the […]

Rochester Construction Firm Acquires Armonk's C.W. Brown

Rochester Construction Firm Acquires Armonk’s C.W. Brown

LeChase Construction Services, LLC, a full-service construction management and general construction firm, is expanding its New York operations with the acquisition of C.W. Brown, Inc. of Armonk. Under the contract terms, which took effect on Apr. 1, C.W. Brown will operate as a division of LeChase Construction, with the same workforce and market focus. The […]

No. Castle Approves Ehrman Pool Agreement, Releases Cost Projections

No. Castle Approves Ehrman Pool Agreement, Releases Cost Projections

Armonk’s Anita Louise Ehrman Pool received at least a one-year reprieve when the North Castle Town Board unanimously approved a license agreement last week to  operate the facility for this summer. Key terms of the agreement, which runs from Apr. 1 through Oct. 31, includes the town paying an upfront fee of $50,000, plus a […]

Armonk Fencer Set to Square Off in First World Championships

Armonk Fencer Set to Square Off in First World Championships

Sylvie Binder has competed successfully in national and international fencing tournaments, but when she heads off to Tashkent, Uzbekistan next week, it will be a whole new experience for her. Binder, 15, an Armonk resident and a Byram Hills High School sophomore, is headed for the Apr. 3 World Championships, one of three Cadet foil […]

Tentative Deal Reached By Town to Operate Armonk's Ehrman Pool

Tentative Deal Reached By Town to Operate Armonk’s Ehrman Pool

North Castle officials tentatively reached an agreement last week with the Anita Louise Ehrman (ALE) Recreation Center to operate the Greenway Road pool in Armonk this summer. The town board is scheduled to vote during Wednesday night’s meeting whether to authorize Supervisor Michael Schiliro to sign the agreement that would run through Oct. 31. The […]

Brynwood FEIS Public Hearings Likely to Resume By Spring

Brynwood FEIS Public Hearings Likely to Resume By Spring

North Castle officials anticipate the public hearing on Brynwood Golf & Country Club’s Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) to resume within two months once the developers address issues raised by the town’s consultants. Earlier this month, the town board accepted reports from BFJ Planning and Kellard Sessions, an Armonk engineering firm, detailing a long series […]

North Castle Officials Weigh Taking Over Operation of Ehrman Pool

North Castle Officials Weigh Taking Over Operation of Ehrman Pool

North Castle officials are exploring the possibility of the town taking over operation of the Anita Louise Ehrman Pool in Armonk through a licensing agreement and to evaluate whether it should incur the responsibility on a long-term basis. The town’s Budget and Finance Advisory Committee has been helping the town board study its options and […]

No. Castle Police to Contribute to Health Insurance in New Contract

No. Castle Police to Contribute to Health Insurance in New Contract

North Castle officials came to terms on a new contract last week with the town’s police union that will see officers contribute to their health insurance coverage for the first time in the municipality’s history. The agreement with the Police Benevolent Association calls for annual 2.5 percent salary increases retroactive to 2011 and continuing for […]

North Castle Mulls Accessibility Options for New Gazebo

North Castle Mulls Accessibility Options for New Gazebo

North Castle officials must soon decide which type of handicapped accessible option be installed for the town’s new gazebo at Wampus Brook Park if the structure is going to be built by summer. Architect John Sullivan, who provided the town board last week with an update on the project, presented plans for either a ramp […]

No. Castle Public Library Partially Closes Children's Room for Renovations

No. Castle Public Library Partially Closes Children’s Room for Renovations

The Children’s Room at the North Castle Public Library in Armonk has been partially closed through Tuesday, Jan. 20 for renovations. The work, the first significant update of the children’s area in more than 25 years, will take place over the next 60 days. The renovation will yield a more open and engaging space for […]

Armonk History Lovers Make No. Castle's Civil War Past Come Alive

Armonk History Lovers Make No. Castle’s Civil War Past Come Alive

Bits of significant local history can be found almost anywhere, but recently two Armonk residents unearthed little-known information about how North Castle selected its soldiers for the Civil War and where some of them are buried. Nicholas Cerullo and George Pouder, both members of the town’s historical society and former longtime members of the Landmarks […]

Business Profile: Melts Gourmet Grilled Cheese, Armonk

Business Profile: Melts Gourmet Grilled Cheese, Armonk

We all have days where we don’t know what to eat or are simply too tired after a long day at work to do much heavy cooking. Sometimes that void is best filled with a grilled cheese sandwich. Brothers Greg and Nathan Kramer tapped into that sentiment last June when they opened Melts, a gourmet […]

North Castle Historian Doris Finch Watson Passes Away

North Castle Historian Doris Finch Watson Passes Away

North Castle Historian and lifelong Banksville resident Doris Finch Watson died at her home on Tuesday at the age of 91. Watson, who was once the personal secretary to actor Henry Fonda during the early 1950s, helped form the North Castle Historical Society at her dining room table in 1971. She served as its president […]

Armonk Camp Looks for Rezone to Allow for Future Expansion

Armonk Camp Looks for Rezone to Allow for Future Expansion

A zoning change request by an Armonk day camp would permit expansion of its facilities and would force the North Castle Town Board to write parameters regulating camps into the municipality’s code. Breezemont Day Camp, located on 15.6 acres off of Cox Avenue, has operated in its location since 1932 before the town’s zoning code […]

Newbie, Veteran Member Face Off in Armonk Fire Dept. Commissioner Race

Newbie, Veteran Member Face Off in Armonk Fire Dept. Commissioner Race

Fire commissioner elections ordinarily don’t get much attention, but it can be easily argued that the departments the commissioners serve represent the most important service for residents. Tonight (Tuesday) are the elections for many area departments, including the Armonk Fire Department where a relative newcomer is running for the first time against a longtime member. […]

Armonk Welcomes Home Frosty the Snowman This Saturday

Armonk Welcomes Home Frosty the Snowman This Saturday

America’s favorite snowman once again returns home. Armonk will kick off the holiday season with its annual Frosty Day on Saturday, celebrating the birthplace of the famous snowman that was first popularized through the 1950s hit Christmas song and later in an animated television special. The song’s lyricist, Steve Nelson, settled in Armonk at about […]

Communities to Promote Local Businesses This Weekend

Communities to Promote Local Businesses This Weekend

When it comes to Thanksgiving and the ensuing mad rush to the stores for Black Friday, many shoppers might envision hordes of crowds flooding big-box stores and large retailers in the wee hours of the morning. This holiday season, some of the local chambers of commerce and business organizations are hoping shoppers stay close to […]

Voters Crush Ward System Propositions in North Castle

Voters Crush Ward System Propositions in North Castle

North Castle voters overwhelmingly rejected a proposition Thursday by a more than five-to-one margin to establish a ward system of representation in town. The public crushed the proposition 2,181-398, according to unofficial tallies at about 10 p.m. A second proposition asking residents whether they wanted to increase the number of council seats from four to […]

North Castle Ward System Debate Opens Fresh Wounds

North Castle Ward System Debate Opens Fresh Wounds

By the second week in November, the campaign mailers and signs usually disappear from view and the e-mails cease until the next election season. That’s not the case this year in North Castle. Thursday’s scheduled vote on a pair of propositions asking town voters whether they want to establish a ward system and to increase […]

Editorial: No. Castle Ward System Wouldn't Solve Town's Real Divisions

Editorial: No. Castle Ward System Wouldn’t Solve Town’s Real Divisions

With his effort to get two propositions on the ballot for a Nov. 13 special election, Anthony Futia has managed to strike a raw nerve. His latest project is to have North Castle voters decide whether the town’s municipal representation should be divided into wards, or districts, rather than the current at large system. Wards […]

Byram Hills Lax Classic Sparks Big Turnout for Wounded Warrior

Byram Hills Lax Classic Sparks Big Turnout for Wounded Warrior

Usually when lacrosse teams face each other at any one of the area high schools, there is pressure to come out on top. Everyone who played on Sunday at Byram Hills High School in Armonk was on the same side. The school hosted its inaugural No Man Down Fall Lax Classic, an event that attracted […]

Brynwood Proposes Revised Condo, Golf Course Plan in No. Castle

Brynwood Proposes Revised Condo, Golf Course Plan in No. Castle

Representatives of Brynwood Golf & Country Club have made a last-ditch attempt to win over North Castle officials and the community after making revisions to its condominium and golf course redesign proposal. Attorney Mark Weingarten, who represents the Brynwood Partners, told the town board Wednesday night that his client has reduced the project from 88 […]

Berra Edges Mezzancello in No. Castle; Absentee Ballots to Decide Race

Berra Edges Mezzancello in No. Castle; Absentee Ballots to Decide Race

  Jose Berra defeated Guy Mezzancello Tuesday night in the special election for a seat on the North Castle Town Board, but the race won’t be officially decided until absentee ballots have been counted. According to the Westchester County Board of Elections, Berra picked up 1,623 votes to 1,607 for Mezzancello. However, there are more […]

North Castle Sets Ward System Proposition Vote for Nov. 13

North Castle Sets Ward System Proposition Vote for Nov. 13

The North Castle Town Board has scheduled a special election for Nov. 13 so the public can vote on propositions asking whether to establish a ward system and increase the size of the board. Faced with a dwindling amount of time to hold the vote after receiving an Oct. 9 letter from the Westchester County […]