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Armonk Woman to Be Honored for Creating NWH Caregivers Center

Armonk Woman to Be Honored for Creating NWH Caregivers Center

Having a loved one in the hospital is often a harrowing experience. It doesn’t matter if the patient is receiving outstanding medical attention, the primary caregiver may feel overwhelmed by the responsibility of keeping a family going amid the stress, worry, and in certain situations, grief. Marian Hamilton knows that feeling well. Her husband, Ken, […]

Byram Hills Celebrates its Diversity With Fourth Global Village Day

Byram Hills Celebrates its Diversity With Fourth Global Village Day

Westchester communities are sometimes thought of for their wealth and not for their riches of cultural and ethnic diversity. Over the past five years, however, the Byram Hills School District in Armonk has showcased the wide diversity within its community at one of the most enjoyable events of the year. Last Saturday was the district’s […]

Latimer, Buchwald to Host Office Hours Saturday in Armonk

Latimer, Buchwald to Host Office Hours Saturday in Armonk

  Assemblyman David Buchwald and state Sen. George Latimer will be hosting district office hours this Saturday, March 15 at Tazza Café in Armonk from 9:30 to 11 a.m. to give their constituents an opportunity to discuss issues over coffee and refreshments. “Hosting district office hours with Sen. Latimer is an opportunity for me to […]

Kerry Kennedy Acquitted of Impaired Driving Charge (Video)

Kerry Kennedy Acquitted of Impaired Driving Charge (Video)

By Tom Auchterlonie A jury found Kerry Kennedy not guilty Friday morning of an impaired driving charge. Shortly after the verdict was announced, Kennedy was one of multiple people in the courtroom who engaged in applause. The six-member jury’s verdict came less than a hour after the trial entered its fifth. Kennedy, a daughter of the […]

Jury Starts Deliberation in Kerry Kennedy Trial; Friday Verdict Possible

Jury Starts Deliberation in Kerry Kennedy Trial; Friday Verdict Possible

By Tom Auchterlonie The jury for Kerry Kennedy’s drugged driving trial began deliberation Thursday afternoon and could reach a verdict on Friday. Court is scheduled to reconvene Friday at 9:30 a.m. at the Westchester County courthouse in White Plains. Deliberation started after closing statements and testimony from Dr. David Benjamin, the last witness of the […]

Kerry Kennedy Testifies, Had 'No Memory'  of I-684 Drive

Kerry Kennedy Testifies, Had ‘No Memory’ of I-684 Drive

By Tom Auchterlonie Testifying on the third day of her trial for alleged impaired driving in July 2012, Kerry Kennedy was unaware that she had been in an accident. Kennedy, a daughter of the late Sen. Robert Kennedy, explained that she had “no memory” from the time she entered I-684 until her vehicle stopped in […]

No. Castle Historical Society Welcomes Return of Armonk Antiques Show

No. Castle Historical Society Welcomes Return of Armonk Antiques Show

One of the many casualties of the 2008 economic downturn was the suspension of the North Castle Historical Society’s Armonk Antiques Show. A key fundraiser for the organization for 30 years, when the market cratered, that spelled the end of the show–until now. This weekend the New Armonk Antiques Show will get a fresh start […]

Kerry Kennedy Lawyer Calls Sleeping Pill 'a Mistake' in Opening Day of Trial

Kerry Kennedy Lawyer Calls Sleeping Pill ‘a Mistake’ in Opening Day of Trial

The drugged driving trial of Kerry Kennedy began in Westchester County Court in White Plains Monday with the prosecution and defense agreeing that she had been driving in North Castle under the influence of a sleeping pill. However, while the prosecution argued that the daughter of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy wrongly continued driving […]

Kennedy Trial to Start Monday Following Completion of Jury Selection

Kennedy Trial to Start Monday Following Completion of Jury Selection

Jury selection was completed this week for the driving while ability impaired trial of Kerry Kennedy, which is scheduled to begin with opening statements in county court in White Plains on Monday. A jury consisting of four men and two women was empanelled by Judge Robert Neary following a day-long session on Thursday. Two alternates […]

North Castle to Tackle Downtown Armonk Parking Crunch

North Castle to Tackle Downtown Armonk Parking Crunch

North Castle officials plan to explore several options to increase parking in downtown Armonk to alleviate the growing demand for spaces in the heart of the hamlet’s business district. Last week the town board rekindled discussion about the possibility of converting about an acre of municipal property across the brook at the end of Kent […]

Parking, Landscaping Concerns Over New Armonk Park Proposals

Parking, Landscaping Concerns Over New Armonk Park Proposals

Four variations of a plan to bring recreation space to an open town-owned parcel in downtown Armonk were unveiled to the public last week, but key decisions await on location of parking and landscape design. The North Castle Parks & Recreation Advisory Board entertained comments from residents at its Feb. 4 meeting on the plans […]

Ex-No. Castle Comptroller Files Notice of Claim Against Administrator, Town

Ex-No. Castle Comptroller Files Notice of Claim Against Administrator, Town

Another notice of claim was filed with the Town of North Castle on Monday stemming from allegations that Town Administrator Joan Goldberg “bullied, tormented and discriminated” against former comptroller Faith Berland. The claim, the second in 11 days to be submitted to the town as a result of supposed actions by the town administrator, charges that Goldberg routinely […]

Know Your Neighbor: Nan Miller, Social Worker/Mt. Kisco Partners in Prevention Coordinator, Armonk

Know Your Neighbor: Nan Miller, Social Worker/Mt. Kisco Partners in Prevention Coordinator, Armonk

During high school Nan Miller didn’t exactly know what she wanted to do but had an inkling that whatever she chose it would be to help others. Miller found her calling. For the past 35 years she has operated a private practice in Mount Kisco as a licensed clinical social worker, counseling clients who might […]

Kerry Kennedy Trial Scheduled to Begin Feb. 24

Kerry Kennedy Trial Scheduled to Begin Feb. 24

  Kerry Kennedy’s drugged driving trial that was moved out of North Castle last week is set to begin next month in state Supreme Court in White Plains. Following a pre-trial conference on Jan. 23 at the Westchester County courthouse, Gerald Lefcourt, an attorney representing Kennedy, said jury selection has been scheduled for Thursday, Feb. […]

North Castle Town Board Fills Vacancy With Appointment

North Castle Town Board Fills Vacancy With Appointment

The North Castle Town Board filled its vacant seat Wednesday night by appointing longtime town resident Jose Berra to serve. Berra, an independent who was nominated by the town’s Democratic Committee as one of two candidates for last year’s election, finished third in November behind new council members Barry Reiter and Barbara DiGiacinto. An appointment was […]

Goldberg Reappointed as North Castle Town Administrator

Goldberg Reappointed as North Castle Town Administrator

  Despite threats of litigation, the North Castle Town Board voted Wednesday night to rehire Joan Goldberg as town administrator less than three weeks after she was terminated by the previous board amid allegations of misconduct. The new board, seated for its first meeting, reappointed Goldberg by a 4-0 margin to have her resume her […]

No. Castle Comptroller Resigns, Cites Lack of Reappointment

No. Castle Comptroller Resigns, Cites Lack of Reappointment

North Castle’s new town board already must fill the town administrator’s vacancy and appoint another councilmember. Now it needs to search for the next comptroller as well. Faith Berland, whose allegations of harassment at the hands of former administrator Joan Goldberg prompted her to file a complaint and threaten a lawsuit, resigned from the comptroller’s […]

Spouse of No. Castle Employee Accuses Goldberg of Racial Discrimination

Spouse of No. Castle Employee Accuses Goldberg of Racial Discrimination

The husband of a North Castle employee filed a complaint last week with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging that he and his wife were victims of racial discrimination by recently fired Town Administrator Joan Goldberg. Conroy Hucey, who is married to court clerk Nancy Hall, argued in a claim submitted on Dec. […]

Know Your Neighbor: Stacey Silpe, Divorce/Family Mediator, Armonk

Know Your Neighbor: Stacey Silpe, Divorce/Family Mediator, Armonk

Stacey Silpe grew up believing that marriage is forever. Reality can be much different. About two years ago, Silpe returned to work to partner in a divorce and family mediation practice to assist families in need. The practice, Goodstein & Silpe, now has four offices, including three in Westchester and one in Manhattan. “Not everyone […]

Goldberg Fired as No. Castle Town Administrator; Misconduct Alleged

Goldberg Fired as No. Castle Town Administrator; Misconduct Alleged

North Castle Town Administrator Joan Goldberg was suddenly terminated Friday afternoon in a split vote by the town board less than 16 months after she was hired as the municipality’s first-ever administrator. The stunning pre-Christmas firing, which was effective immediately, came without an explanation from Supervisor Howard Arden and council members Diane DiDonato-Roth and John […]

Local Businesses Look for Their Niche With Key Survival Strategies

Local Businesses Look for Their Niche With Key Survival Strategies

By David Simon The Entrepreneurial Edge recently visited three businesses and explored their survival strategies: Calico Corners, Alternative Closets and Home Floors Today. All are located at one of the most underrated hubs in Westchester, Route 117 and Armonk Road in Mount Kisco, and happen to be owned or managed by women, who are in […]

No. Castle Reduces Tax Hike to 1% During Contentious Budget Battle

No. Castle Reduces Tax Hike to 1% During Contentious Budget Battle

The North Castle Town Board compromised on a 2014 town budget last week that lowered the tax increase to just over 1 percent but not before nearly three hours of acrimonious debate. Residents packed the town hall meeting room on Dec. 11, some to protest a suddenly revised budget submitted by Supervisor Howard Arden earlier […]

Jazz Saxophonist Set for Special Performance at North Castle Library

Jazz Saxophonist Set for Special Performance at North Castle Library

By Janine Bowen Local jazz lovers who want to experience a unique musical performance should check out the Daniel Bennett Group this Sunday at the North Castle Public Library in Armonk. The jazz group, which has been together for the past decade, will be celebrating the release of its fifth album, “Clockhead Goes to Camp,” […]

Frosty the Snowman Makes His Way Home to Armonk on Saturday

Frosty the Snowman Makes His Way Home to Armonk on Saturday

It’s taken just a few short years for Armonk and a large portion of Westchester County to get caught up in the magic of Frosty the Snowman. On Saturday, Armonk will welcome the iconic snowman back to his hometown with the annual Frosty Day. Bigger and better than ever, there are festivities and events throughout […]

No. Castle Town Board Holds Off on Landscape Plan for New Park

No. Castle Town Board Holds Off on Landscape Plan for New Park

Heavy criticism of recent tree clearing on a town-owned parcel in Armonk in hopes of turning it into additional park space has forced the North Castle Town Board to seek input from other boards and committees. Last week in a 3-2 vote, the town board agreed to have Director of Planning Adam Kaufman coordinate which […]

North Castle Tree Removal for Armonk Park Hits Raw Nerve

North Castle Tree Removal for Armonk Park Hits Raw Nerve

Plans to turn an underutilized Armonk parcel into additional park space progressed last week but not before several complaints surfaced about the removal of trees from the site. The Town of North Castle moved ahead with clearing trees and brush from municipal land near the corner of Maple Avenue and Bedford Road, which is now […]

Assisted Living Developer Donates $25G to No. Castle for New Eagle

Assisted Living Developer Donates $25G to No. Castle for New Eagle

The developer of the new assisted living facility being built in Armonk has contributed $25,000 to the Town of North Castle to pay for the complete refurbishment of the town’s signature eagle. The Engel Burman Group, which is building the 140-unit Bristal Assisted Living on Business Park Drive, has agreed to come up with the […]

Armonk American Legion Post Commemorates Veterans Day

Armonk American Legion Post Commemorates Veterans Day

By Janine Bowen Civilians and veterans gathered Monday at American Legion Post 1097 in Armonk to commemorate Veterans Day. The ceremony celebrating the men and women who have served the nation began with the marching of the Civil Air Patrol Color Guard followed by a prayer led by Rev. Geoffrey Gallons for both retired veterans […]

Schiliro Defeats Arden in No. Castle Supervisor's Race; DiGiacinto, Reiter Win

Schiliro Defeats Arden in No. Castle Supervisor’s Race; DiGiacinto, Reiter Win

Democratic Councilman Michael Schiliro ousted Republican incumbent Howard Arden in the North Castle supervisor’s race Tuesday night vowing to restore civility and respect to town government. Schiliro comfortably defeated Arden by capturing 56 percent of the vote (1,881-1,472) with 10 of the town’s 11 districts reporting, according to the Westchester County Board of Elections late […]

Memorial Honoring Slain Soccer Coach Unveiled at Armonk's IBM Park

Memorial Honoring Slain Soccer Coach Unveiled at Armonk’s IBM Park

By Janine Bowen Community members gathered Monday morning at the IBM track in Armonk for the dedication of a new memorial for former North Castle youth soccer coach Michael Jones. The New York Red Bulls youth coach, who was known as “Jonesy” by many, was stabbed to death in New York City on Oct. 7, […]