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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 […]

Ballot Confusion Throws Doubt Into No. Castle Ward System Props

Ballot Confusion Throws Doubt Into No. Castle Ward System Props

North Castle officials have been notified by the Westchester County Board of Elections that the two propositions related to the establishment of the ward system cannot be included on the county’s Nov. 4 ballot. An Oct. 9 letter from commissioners Reginald LaFayette and Douglas Colety informed the town that it must hold its own election […]

No. Castle ARB Member Resigns Over Losing Gazebo Architecture Job

No. Castle ARB Member Resigns Over Losing Gazebo Architecture Job

A member of the North Castle Architectural Review Board unexpectedly resigned his seat during last week’s town board meeting shortly before officials awarded a competing architect the job of designing the town’s new gazebo. Architect Ljubisa Jovasevic handed a letter of resignation to Town Clerk Anne Curran about 20 minutes into his comments at the […]

Police Confirm Body Found in Park is Missing Armonk Man

Police Confirm Body Found in Park is Missing Armonk Man

Police are awaiting the results of an autopsy for a 21-year-old Armonk man who was reported missing by his family on Monday after leaving home that morning. North Castle Police Chief Peter Simonsen confirmed Friday morning that Miles Applebaum was discovered in a remote area of Glazier Preserve in the Town of New Castle by […]

No. Castle Clerk Impropriety Allegations Rebuked By Town Board

No. Castle Clerk Impropriety Allegations Rebuked By Town Board

A request to refer a letter outlining alleged improprieties by North Castle Town Clerk Anne Curran to the municipality’s Board of Ethics was rejected last week by the town board. Board members issued a strong rebuke of Armonk resident Mario Ruggiero’s claims that Curran lacked integrity and sought to undermine then-supervisor Howard Arden during the […]

Proposition to Establish Ward System in No. Castle on Nov. Ballot

Proposition to Establish Ward System in No. Castle on Nov. Ballot

Propositions asking North Castle voters whether they want to have a ward system of town government and to increase the size of the town board from four to six members will be on the November ballot. The board agreed to accept the two propositions at its Sept. 23 meeting. A third proposition to freeze the […]

53rd  Annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show Set for This Weekend

53rd Annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show Set for This Weekend

Consistently ranked among the top fine art and design shows in the New York metropolitan area by Sunshine Artist Magazine and in the top 10 percent nationwide by Art Fair SourceBook, the 53rd annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show will continue its long tradition of showcasing a fresh and diverse array of art. Over 185 juried […]

No. Castle Rezones Armonk Parcel to Advance Lumberyard Project

No. Castle Rezones Armonk Parcel to Advance Lumberyard Project

The North Castle Town Board last week approved rezoning a nearly half-acre parcel adjacent to the old lumberyard in Armonk that moves forward revised plans for market-rate condominiums and affordable housing units at the site. Developer Michael Fareri was granted his request by the town board, which passed a local law by a 4-1 margin […]

'Run for Love' Set for Sept. 14 to Support No. Castle Library Programs

‘Run for Love’ Set for Sept. 14 to Support No. Castle Library Programs

The fourth annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show Road Races, highlighted by Jamie’s 5K “Run for Love,” will be held on Sunday, Sept. 14, starting and finishing at Armonk’s Wampus Brook Park. This year the race sponsors, Friends of the North Castle Public Library,  are directing all net proceeds from the races to youth programs at […]

Armonk Developer Seeks Revised Plan for Old Lumberyard

Armonk Developer Seeks Revised Plan for Old Lumberyard

Armonk developer Michael Fareri has proposed a revision to his previously approved multifamily residential project at the old lumberyard on Bedford Road that would include acquiring an adjacent parcel and adding a second building. Fareri, who received planning board approval in May for a 24-unit, three-story structure, plans to construct another two-story building containing 14 […]

W'chester Corporations Unite on a Fun Run to Help Blythedale

W’chester Corporations Unite on a Fun Run to Help Blythedale

There are always obstacles when launching a new event, but those responsible for Thursday evening’s Corporate FunRun at Purchase College certainly appeared to hit one out of the park. Close to 50 Westchester-based corporations and more than 1,000 runners and walkers participated in the inaugural 5K around the SUNY Purchase campus that was expected to […]

No. Castle to Rebuild Gazebo; Temporary Stage Obtained for Concert Series

No. Castle to Rebuild Gazebo; Temporary Stage Obtained for Concert Series

The Town of North Castle will completely rebuild the Wampus Brook Park gazebo in Armonk nearly identically to the one that had stood for 47 years before its roof collapsed last month. Town officials said Wednesday that the only changes to the new structure would be the addition of a sound system, improved lighting and […]

 Gazebo Roof Collapses at Armonk's Wampus Brook Park; No Injuries

Gazebo Roof Collapses at Armonk’s Wampus Brook Park; No Injuries

The roof of the gazebo in Armonk’s Wampus Brook Park collapsed late Wednesday morning at least temporarily throwing into question how long it will be before the structure is restored and usable. Collapse of the roof came as the contractor hired earlier this year by the Town of North Castle, Prime Building Services, Inc. of […]

Chinese Artist Surprises Town With Stunning Scenes of Armonk Drawing

Chinese Artist Surprises Town With Stunning Scenes of Armonk Drawing

By Jason Birkelbach Armonk is only 40 feet long. What are the odds of someone believing that? They’re about as low as the odds of a famous Chinese artist drawing scenes of Armonk on 40 feet of paper. Well, at least one of the two possibilities was worth betting on. The North Castle Town Board […]

Wanna Have Fun? Come Out for the Armonk Lions' Annual Fol de Rol

Wanna Have Fun? Come Out for the Armonk Lions’ Annual Fol de Rol

The Armonk Lions Club’s annual Fol de Rol didn’t need a milestone celebration to get everybody looking forward to later this week at Wampus Brook Park For four decades, residents throughout Armonk have circled the same June weekend on their calendar. While it may not be in the consciousness of some of the town’s newbies, […]

No. Castle Makes Provisional Chief's Appointment Amidst Charges of Cover-up

No. Castle Makes Provisional Chief’s Appointment Amidst Charges of Cover-up

North Castle Police Lt. Peter Simonsen was appointed provisional chief of the town’s police force Wednesday night replacing Geoffrey Harisch who announced his resignation two weeks ago because of alleged harassment by Town Administrator Joan Goldberg. Simonsen, 50, who has been with the department since 1990, will take over the helm on Sunday. He began […]

New Armonk 5K This Saturday to Support First Responders

New Armonk 5K This Saturday to Support First Responders

Michele Berliner and Christy Saltstein know better than anyone how crucial rapid response time is during a medical emergency. Early on the evening of Oct. 29, 2012, when Superstorm Sandy was pummeling the area, their husbands, Andrew Berliner and Doug Saltstein, were struck by a falling utility pole near their Windmill Farm homes and critically […]

Area School Budgets Approved; P'ville's $3.5M Bond Passes

Area School Budgets Approved; P’ville’s $3.5M Bond Passes

By Janine Bowen and Adam Choy The Pleasantville School District’s $47.4 million 2014-15 budget and $4,065,000 bond issue were comfortably approved Tuesday night, each by more than a 2-1 margin. District voters  approved the budget, with a 1.9 percent tax levy increase and a spending hike of nearly $1.1 million,740-333. The bond, which passed 678-315, […]

Tightening State's Gun Safety Laws Focus of Forum in Armonk

Tightening State’s Gun Safety Laws Focus of Forum in Armonk

Gun safety advocates must change their strategy to reach their legislative goals by convincing a wider portion of the population that children are in danger because of the unsafe storage and use of firearms. That was part of the message delivered during a panel discussion held last Wednesday at the North Castle Public Library in […]

No. Castle Police Chief to Resign to Halt Harassment By Goldberg

No. Castle Police Chief to Resign to Halt Harassment By Goldberg

North Castle Police Chief Geoffrey Harisch submitted his letter of resignation to town officials Thursday and asked for reinstatement to his prior lieutenant’s position to help shield him from alleged harassment by Town Administrator Joan Goldberg. In a letter sent to the town board, Town Clerk Anne Curran and Town Attorney Roland Baroni, Harisch, a […]