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Developer to Opt for 48 Affordable Units at Armonk’s Old Lumberyard

Developer to Opt for 48 Affordable Units at Armonk’s Old Lumberyard

The owner of the old lumberyard property in Armonk is prepared to ditch his plan to build 30 market-rate condominiums at the site and will pursue an application for 48 affordable units. Local developer Michael Fareri, who received approvals to construct a 36-unit building at the Bedford Road property, had most recently been trying to […]

Armonk Woman Among Two Dead in Route 9A Crash in Hawthorne

Armonk Woman Among Two Dead in Route 9A Crash in Hawthorne

An accident involving a motorcycle and a car on Route 9A in Hawthorne on Wednesday claimed the lives of a 79-year-old Armonk woman and a New Rochelle man. Mount Pleasant police said the accident occurred at about 3:45 p.m. at the intersection of Dana Road and Route 9A. Pronounced dead at Westchester Medical Center were […]

Armonk’s St. Stephen’s Episcopal to Unveil Renovated Sanctuary in Fall

Armonk’s St. Stephen’s Episcopal to Unveil Renovated Sanctuary in Fall

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Armonk is on target to officially unveil its renovated sanctuary this fall in time to usher in the congregation’s 175th anniversary year. Father Nils Chittenden said the unveiling of the restored interior will be celebrated at a special gathering on Sunday, Oct. 9. “It is very close to being done,” […]

No. Castle Eyes Late Summer Finish for Windmill Paving, Drainage Work

No. Castle Eyes Late Summer Finish for Windmill Paving, Drainage Work

North Castle officials have set an ambitious schedule to complete all drainage and road repair work within Windmill Farm by the end of the summer. The full curb-to-curb improvement project for the roughly nine miles of road, estimated to cost between $1.6 and $1.7 million, follows the late 2014 completion of Windmill Farm’s $10 million […]

Mental Health Advocates Return to Byram Hills to Run for Recovery

Mental Health Advocates Return to Byram Hills to Run for Recovery

Dr. Robert Laitman knows firsthand the challenges that mental health issues can place on families. His son, Daniel, was diagnosed with schizophrenia as a teenager, and the time searching for the right medications so he could live a full life came was exhausting. For the second consecutive year Laitman, his wife Ann and other family […]

Swiss Re Proposes Ground Solar Array; No. Castle Mulls Local Law

Swiss Re Proposes Ground Solar Array; No. Castle Mulls Local Law

North Castle officials are considering a local law that would regulate ground-mounted solar panel installations after Swiss Re recently proposed installing a roughly 9,000-panel photovoltaic array on a portion of its 127-acre property in Armonk. The current draft of the ordinance would allow rooftop and building integrated systems in all zoning districts as long as […]

Annual Stayin’ Alive 5K Returns Saturday to Benefit First Responders

Annual Stayin’ Alive 5K Returns Saturday to Benefit First Responders

In 2014, Michele Berliner and Christy Saltstein faced the challenge of having to educate the community in and around North Castle about the Stayin’ Alive 5K Fun Run through Windmill Farm. That year’s race did well in attracting 185 runners for the inaugural event, and last year 250 participants turned out. Now the 2016 renewal, […]

Armonk Woman Celebrates 107th Birthday at The Bristal

Armonk Woman Celebrates 107th Birthday at The Bristal

It’s always remarkable to see a centenarian reach another birthday. It’s even more extraordinary when that person is sharp, alert and ready to regale anyone willing to listen to their stories. On Thursday afternoon Marian Henry celebrated her 107th birthday surrounded by family, friends and fellow residents at The Bristal in Armonk, where she moved […]

Spring Clean Up, Zero Waste Day in North Castle This Weekend

Spring Clean Up, Zero Waste Day in North Castle This Weekend

This weekend North Castle residents can rid themselves of unwanted items in their basements, attics and closets and help the town get clean as well. On Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., North Castle will be holding its 11th Zero Waste Day behind Town Hall in Armonk, where people can dispose of old computers, […]

Hudson Stage Explores Human Flaws in Latest Whippoorwill Production

Hudson Stage Explores Human Flaws in Latest Whippoorwill Production

Stephen Nachamie discovered the stage when he was four years old, the first time his parents took him to a Broadway show. After high school, when he got his first acting job and through 25 years in theater as an actor and later a director, Nachamie was fascinated by the way he could be transported […]

Armonk Man Arraigned in Wrong-Way Driving Death

Armonk Man Arraigned in Wrong-Way Driving Death

A 23-year-old Armonk man was arraigned Wednesday morning on a 14-count indictment, including multiple felonies, for causing the death of another motorist in a wrong-way accident on I-684 in Bedford last December. Zachary Tokson, of 9 Seymour Lane, was charged with seven felony counts: two counts each of aggravated vehicular homicide, second-degree vehicular manslaughter and […]

No. Castle Among Towns Renewing Effort for Hotel Occupancy Tax

No. Castle Among Towns Renewing Effort for Hotel Occupancy Tax

North Castle and other municipalities in Westchester with lodging facilities are again supporting a 3 percent hotel occupancy tax, but there is greater hope Albany will approve the necessary legislation this year. The North Castle Town Board last week unanimously passed a home rule bill that would charge guests an extra 3 percent on their […]

North Castle Approves Plans for New Armonk Passive Park

North Castle Approves Plans for New Armonk Passive Park

The North Castle Planning Board last week approved the town’s plans for a new landscaped park near downtown Armonk on a parcel that saw most of its trees toppled during Superstorm Sandy. Site plan approval and wetlands and tree removal permits were granted March 21 for Wampus Park South, a 2.7-acre property located at the […]

Armonk’s Tateo Recognized as New York Runner of the Year

Armonk’s Tateo Recognized as New York Runner of the Year

After starting as a runner just five years ago, Armonk’s Danny Tateo was recently named the 2015 New York Road Runner’s Runner of the Year for the 50 to 54 age group. Tateo, 51, received the award Feb. 25 in New York City at the 37th annual NYRR Club Night at the Hard Rock Café […]

No. Castle Agrees to Move Affordable Units From Lumberyard

No. Castle Agrees to Move Affordable Units From Lumberyard

North Castle officials agreed last week to give Armonk developer Michael Fareri the green light to move six affordable housing units from his condominium project at the old lumberyard to a downtown property on Maple Avenue. The decision, made at the town board’s Feb. 24 meeting, comes after several attempts by Fareri in recent months […]

Armonk Developer Ponders All Affordable Units for Lumberyard Site

Armonk Developer Ponders All Affordable Units for Lumberyard Site

The owner of the former lumberyard property in Armonk is mulling another change in plans for the site. Developer Michael Fareri is considering an alternate proposal to convert the already approved 36-unit condominium proposal with six affordable units to a building that would contain as many as 48 affordable residences. Fareri said last week that […]

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 […]