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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 […]

Armonk Summer Concert Series to Return to Wampus Brook Park

Armonk Summer Concert Series to Return to Wampus Brook Park

There will be singing and dancing again in the park this summer in Armonk. The Small Town Theatre Company’s popular free summer concert series at Wampus Brook Park will return this year after a one-year break with four weekend shows scheduled for alternating Saturdays in July and August. Last summer the series was canceled after […]

Residential Plan for Armonk Lumberyard Site Draws Praise

Residential Plan for Armonk Lumberyard Site Draws Praise

The North Castle Planning Board and community members issued encouraging remarks last week for a proposed 24-unit multifamily residential structure at the site of the old lumberyard on Bedford Road in Armonk. Developer Michael Fareri and his representatives told the board at an Apr. 21 public hearing that his project would contain 10 one-bedroom units […]

New Armonk Eagle Proudly Soars Above North Castle

New Armonk Eagle Proudly Soars Above North Castle

One of the most recognizable symbols of North Castle is flying as high and as proudly as ever. The new Armonk eagle was unveiled at its perch at the intersection of routes 22 and 128 during a special ceremony Monday afternoon. The  eagle, with its 40-foot wing span welcoming residents and visitors to the hamlet, […]

Zero Waste Day, Town Cleanup This Weekend in No. Castle

Zero Waste Day, Town Cleanup This Weekend in No. Castle

By the end of the weekend, North Castle residents will have no excuse to still be holding onto many unwanted items cluttering their houses and garages. For that matter, the town should be sparkling clean as well. Saturday is the town’s 10th Zero Waste Day behind town hall in Armonk. It has become a biannual […]

Business Profile: Bowls Handcrafted Salads & Soups, Armonk

Business Profile: Bowls Handcrafted Salads & Soups, Armonk

Neil Lesher understands a growing segment of the population cares deeply about eating smartly and healthfully. For the past month he’s been doing his part to help patrons at his new Bowls Handcrafted Salads & Soups in Armonk feed into that trend. Despite having owned and operated food establishments in the New York area for […]

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 […]