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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 […]

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. […]