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North Castle Officials Chastised for Department Head Salary Hikes

North Castle Officials Chastised for Department Head Salary Hikes

The North Castle Town Board last week approved 3 percent salary increases for all department heads for 2016, touching off an impromptu debate between the board and a few outspoken residents who criticized the move. The salary hike follows a 2.5 percent increase for the same employees that was granted at the start of last […]

No. Castle Resident Looks to Force Proposition on Town Term Limits

No. Castle Resident Looks to Force Proposition on Town Term Limits

A North Castle resident plans to circulate petitions later this year in hopes of placing a proposition on November’s general election ballot asking voters whether they support term limits for all town elected offices. Anthony Futia, a lifelong North White Plains resident who retired nearly five years ago as the town’s water and sewer superintendent, […]

Armonk Teen Continues to Make Waves in the Theater World

Armonk Teen Continues to Make Waves in the Theater World

It’s fitting that the latest work in the theater for Armonk’s Alex Baron is being involved in a production that tells the story of a 60-and-up dance team. For Baron, age has made no difference to him or those that he’s worked with in the industry. Baron, who in the past two years has written […]

Fareri to Pitch Relocation of Affordable Units From Lumberyard

Fareri to Pitch Relocation of Affordable Units From Lumberyard

Armonk developer Michael Fareri will again try to convince North Castle officials to grant him permission to relocate six affordable units from the old lumberyard site on Bedford Road to his property at 37-41 Maple Ave. Fareri, who was rebuffed in a similar attempt in September, said he is making another request because the lumberyard project […]

Water District Expansion for Byrnwood Debated in North Castle

Water District Expansion for Byrnwood Debated in North Castle

Concerns from nearby residents regarding usage and possible pollution of the water supply were raised last week as North Castle officials consider Brynwood Golf & Country Club’s request to join a municipal water district. Brynwood, which received approval for a rezone from the town board in June in hopes of building 73 luxury townhouses and […]

New Parade Route, Gazebo Await Frosty This Saturday in Armonk

New Parade Route, Gazebo Await Frosty This Saturday in Armonk

One of the most anticipated days of the year in Armonk is when Frosty the Snowman is welcomed back to his hometown. This year’s Frosty Day celebration on Saturday afternoon will be bigger and better than ever, featuring several new wrinkles and the re-introduction of one of the hamlet’s most recognizable structures. The day has […]

North Castle, Goldberg Come to Terms on New Three-Year Contract

North Castle, Goldberg Come to Terms on New Three-Year Contract

The North Castle Town Board approved a new contract for Town Administrator Joan Goldberg last week ensuring the municipality’s first-ever administrator will remain in place for at least the next two years. The three-year agreement, approved 4-0 by the board on Nov. 18, calls for Goldberg to receive an $8,000 raise retroactive to Sept. 28, […]

Byram Hills Lax Tourney Raises Over $60G for Wounded Warriors

Byram Hills Lax Tourney Raises Over $60G for Wounded Warriors

Sunday was a beautiful autumn morning for middle school and high school lacrosse players to pick up a stick, head outside and get some playing time in to prepare for next spring’s season. However, the primary focus for members of the 60 teams that converged at Byram Hills High School in Armonk last weekend wasn’t […]

The Bristal Honors 16 of its Residents for Their Service to the Nation

The Bristal Honors 16 of its Residents for Their Service to the Nation

For some veterans it’s been over 70 years since they served in the military, but even after all that time the memories and emotions are often as vivid as they were when they were in uniform. On Wednesday, The Bristal in Armonk commemorated Veterans Day by honoring the 15 men and one woman – 89-year-old […]

No. Castle Police, Fire Receive $36K for Equipment From Nonprofit

No. Castle Police, Fire Receive $36K for Equipment From Nonprofit

Three years ago Michele Berliner and Christy Saltstein didn’t know what the future would hold for their husbands after they were rushed to Northern Westchester Hospital during the worst of Superstorm Sandy. Now they are helping the emergency responders in and around North Castle who helped save their husbands’ lives to do the same for […]

No. Castle Receives $250G State Grant to Improve Armonk Parking

No. Castle Receives $250G State Grant to Improve Armonk Parking

North Castle will receive a $250,000 state grant to help pay for expanded parking behind Hergenhan Recreation Center in Armonk, a first step toward easing the hamlet’s downtown parking crunch. The grant, from the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), was announced last Wednesday by Assemblyman David Buchwald (D-White Plains) and state […]

Flat Tax Rate Proposed in No. Castle 2016 Tentative Budget

Flat Tax Rate Proposed in No. Castle 2016 Tentative Budget

The tentative $31.6 million 2016 North Castle budget released by town officials last week is barely within the state imposed tax cap but carries a flat tax rate for residents. Town Administrator Joan Goldberg said the spending plan increases the tax levy – the amount raised through property taxes – by $288,401, about $20,000 under […]

Family Secret Revealed in Hudson Stage Production of Acclaimed Play

Family Secret Revealed in Hudson Stage Production of Acclaimed Play

In 2011, Dan Foster headed to Lincoln Center to take in a new Off-Broadway play and was enthralled with what he saw. Foster, co-founder of Hudson Stage Company and a longtime actor and stage director, was at the original production of “Other Desert Cities.” The play eventually enabled Jon Robin Baitz to become a Pulitzer […]

54th Annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show This Weekend

54th Annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show This Weekend

Named one of “The Elite 100” fine art and fine craft fairs in the United States by Art Fair Sourcebook and among the top fine art and design shows in the New York metropolitan area by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the 54th annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show will continue its long tradition of showcasing a fresh […]

County Honors Sept. 11 Victims With a Day to Serve + Remember

County Honors Sept. 11 Victims With a Day to Serve + Remember

Four Westchester residents who now dedicate themselves to helping save lives were recognized this week as part of the county’s annual effort to increase volunteerism this weekend. Westchester’s annual 9/11 Serve + Remember effort, organized by Volunteer New York! allows residents to choose from a variety of projects this weekend in memory of the victims […]

Armonk Church to Give Farmers Market a Go on Trial Basis

Armonk Church to Give Farmers Market a Go on Trial Basis

Armonk will get another chance at having a farmers market this fall. The North Castle Town Board granted permission on July 22 for Hillside Church on Bedford Road to have a market on its grounds for a trial run for four consecutive Saturdays starting Sept. 12. Hillside Church Pastor Matt Turner said he believes that […]

First-time Candidate to Run for County Legislator; Smith Bows Out

First-time Candidate to Run for County Legislator; Smith Bows Out

Local and county Republicans introduced Thornwood resident Margaret Cunzio as their new candidate Monday afternoon for the District 3 Board of Legislators seat replacing Michael Smith who recently withdrew from the race. Cunzio, 40, a professor at Iona College and Western State University of Connecticut, unwaveringly pledged that she will be County Executive Rob Astorino’s […]

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 […]