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  • With the New York State Budget finalized, Senator George Latimer and his Assembly colleagues have announced this year’s transportation funding for community roads and bridges throughout the 37th Senate district.

  • Port Chester officer is ‘MADD’ about stopping drunk driving

    One police officer arrested 128 drunk drivers in 2016, which is the highest number of driving while intoxicated detentions in the state, and he is Port Chester’s own Jason Behar. 

  • Crawford Park is in bloom

    Flowers don’t plant themselves! This year, the community has four people to thank for the greenery outside Crawford Mansion. Two of them are Blind Brook juniors Bryan Moroch (left) and Gilad Price are working hard to gain their community service hours for school by getting their hands dirty on Sunday, May 21. 

  • Drastic changes underway at historic Rye Town Park

    With rain came destruction. Last week, the rainfall not only flooded parts of Rye Town Park, it forced the staff to evacuate for fear that the buildings wouldn’t be able to withstand the weather. The emergency situation caused the Rye Town Park Commission to take action and finally work on the park’s north bathhouse roof. 

  • Rye Town Park has recently announced the schedule for seven free “Twilight By The Beach” concerts in the summer of 2017. Actually, the first concert will be held on Tuesday, June 20th -- the day before the start of summer. Major support for the concerts is being provided by TD Bank. Additional funding comes from Rye Beach Pharmacy. 

  • How World War II tore a butterfly’s wings

    If a butterfly flaps its wings in New Mexico, it could cause a hurricane in China; if Port Chester resident Giovanna Maria Acciavatti writes her life story, it could cause a ripple effect throughout the world. 

  • Jazzin’ up Westchester Burger

    Throw on your toe-tapping shoes because Port Chester students and musician Larry Nissman and his trio will be jazzing up Westchester Burger during an Evening of Jazz on Wednesday, May 24 from 7-9 p.m. 

  • Shattering stereotypes: PCHS students meet the PCPD
    Breaking stereotypes can be difficult, especially when the image is centered around law enforcement and immigration. That is why Port Chester Cares teamed up with the Port Chester Police Department to hold another session of the Port Chester Police Youth Leadership Forum with student immigrants.
  • In 2017, the Dr Pepper Snapple Group/Keep America Beautiful Park Recycling Bin Grant Program is funding 914 new recycling bins in public parks across the country, making recycling more accessible for Americans enjoying the outdoors. 
  • Rye Brook settles dispute with firefighters’ union

    Last week Port Chester and Rye Brook settled their dispute over the existing fire service agreement between the two in order to avoid drawn out litigation and more attorneys’ fees. This week, because of that agreement, Rye Brook was able to settle its dispute with its firefighters’ union which had come about after Port Chester eliminated its professional firefighters last May.

  • Weber Community Garden comes to life for 2017

    After a heavy rainfall, it only made sense to get the Weber Community Garden up and running for the spring, so 15-20 volunteers and plot owners got together to make it happen on Saturday, May 6. Everyone worked together to pull weeds, water the existing plants, control the bug populations in the plots, turn over the compost and create more, and clean any debris that may have settled during the winter. 

  • A P.C. Boy Scout spreads his wings and soars to the heights of an eagle

    A Port Chester teenager joined an elite group that less than 4 percent of Boy Scouts achieve. 

  • Opening just in time for summer

    Kids, it’s almost time to enjoy the new playground in Crawford Park. The structure is expected to open the first week of June and is the first project at Crawford Park to be completed.  The pavilion and outdoor bathrooms are still under construction and are expected to be open in time for the Rye Brook Birthday Party on Saturday, June 17. Mansion renovations are still in the planning phase as stakeholders meet to figure out exactly how to use the space before the blueprints are finalized.

  • London plane planted on Arbor Day
    Rye Brook Trustee Jason Klein joins village employees in ceremonially shoveling dirt into the base of the London plane tree that was planted in Harkness Park on Friday, Apr. 28 in recognition of Arbor Day. 
  • Updated: Villages settle dispute over fire service contract

    The neighboring villages of Rye Brook and Port Chester have resolved their differences. The boards of each have elected to avoid protracted litigation and additional attorneys’ fees by coming to a settlement on the fire service agreement between the two.

    This week both boards met and agreed that the mayors of each village would sign the settlement document.
  • P.C. foodie invites everyone to walk, talk, eat and repeat

    Stumbling isn’t something you want to do during a tour, but that’s exactly how Yonkers native and current Port Chester resident Dante Mercadante happened across his dream job. 

    The 40-year-old may not have hit a crack in the sidewalk, but he was searching on Craig’s List when he ran across a listing for a walking food tour guide.
  • Vaping: A load of smoke or a legitimate concern?

    In 2014, “vape” was Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year. Since then, the word and the action have caught fire and exploded in popularity. Like any new trend, there are two sides to it: those for and those against. 

  • “Dueling with Kings,” the first book of Blind Brook High School graduate and former Rye Brook resident Daniel Barbarisi which was featured in last week’s paper, was published by Simon and Schuster Inc. 
  • Haines Blvd. is tree-lined once again

    After a dozen diseased pin oaks were cut down by the village last year on Haines Boulevard, they have finally been replaced, thanks in part to a $1,000 grant from the New York State Urban Forestry Council Arbor Day Community Grant Program.

  • Walking through the pain to find a cure for arthritis

    He’s a 14-year-old rower, skier, teen honoree, camp-goer, student and he has juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

    Rye Brook teenager Matthew Rose was diagnosed with arthritis when he was 8 years old, but, according to his mother Lauren, he’s had chronic pain since he was a toddler. 

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