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On one of the first real spring-feeling days, Grace Church Street resident Maritza Menchaca decides to have her study session with Port Chester Middle School student John Bonilla, 12, outside the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library on Friday, Apr. 27. Sarah Wolpoff|Westmore News
  • Sesquicentennial celebration kicks off with proclamations, history and cake

    About 150 people came out to the senior/community center Monday night, May 14, the actual anniversary of the village’s date of incorporation, to celebrate Port Chester’s sesquicentennial, a word that was tripped over and a subject of conversation during speeches the entire night.

  • Farmers’ Market meets with enthusiasm

    The first week of the Port Chester Farmers’ Market in the Highland Street parking lot on Sunday, May 13 is a great success, with plenty of vendors and lots of interested browsers and shoppers. The market will continue every Sunday through October from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Barley on the Beach eatery to open at Rye Town Park

     After a five-month-long buildup, on Wednesday, May 9, the Rye Town Park Commission finally gave its president, Gary Zuckerman, approval to sign the concession agreement 

  • Bike racks appear on Main Street

    What are those bright blue, horseshoe-shaped metal structures that have appeared on Main Street in recent days?

    Whether they look like it or not, they are custom-made bike racks, designed to allow two or more bicycles to be locked to them.

  • Farmers bringing fresh produce to village’s downtown Sunday
    As part of its strategic plan to enhance the quality of life in the village, Port Chester has chosen Common Ground markets, LLC, a private management company owned by Port Chester resident Lance Larsen, to realize its vision for a farmers’ market downtown.
  • Man behind the curtain

    Many don’t know the name Robert Lewis. But with protégées such as Meryl Streep and Marlon Brando, his influence in the theater realm, though invisible, was significant.

  • Rye Brook high school sophomore starts Young Democrats chapter

    In a sense, Zach Berger has been interested in politics since he was a kindergartener in 2008 and remembers feeling accomplished after his father let him into the booths to help vote for Barack Obama in the presidential election. 

  • Teens raise money to provide hurricane relief in Texas

    A group of kids at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rye Brook who have been doing charitable deeds are raising funds to spread more generosity to Houston, Texas. 

  • Rye Brook celebrates Arbor Day with planting of a Norway Spruce

    In honor of Arbor Day, the Village of Rye Brook planted an 11-foot-tall Norway Spruce in Pine Ridge Park. Village officials and County Executive George Latimer gathered for a brief ceremony to toss dirt around the newly-planted tree and commemorate the holiday on which people are encouraged to plant trees.

  • Celebrating Port Chester: its history and future

    For the last year and a half, a Port Chester committee has been planning a celebration that’s 150 years in the making. 

  • Remembering Alice

    As Lina Accurso sat at the kitchen table in her home on Rock Ridge Drive on a February 2012 afternoon reading “Oscar Micheaux: The Great and Only” by Patrick McGilligan, her eyes came across a distressing line.

  • Budding senior gardens promote healthy living, community building

    In an appropriate happenstance, the day before Earth Day, red ribbons were cut while dozens rejoiced over two new community gardens installed in the backyards for hundreds residing in two Port Chester apartment buildings.

  • Thirteen people across the country were indicted, and nine arrested, on Thursday, Apr. 19, for their affiliation with a transnational criminal organization accused of trafficking large amounts of heroin, crystal meth and firearms. 

  • Summer opening of restaurant at Rye Town Park up in the air

    The potential vendor was finally announced. Alas, no contract has been signed.

  • Sailing toward the future

    Over the past few years, enrollment, test scores, and educational opportunities at the Corpus Christi-Holy Rosary School have excelled greatly, and as a self-supporting institute, it’s only possible due to events like the annual Fr. Peter M. Rinaldi Awards Dinner. 

  • Two strong women with different ideologies battle for George Latimer’s State Senate seat
    The key State Senate race to fill the seat vacated by George Latimer in January after he was elected Westchester County executive in November has been heated, nasty and has generated massive amounts of campaign literature delivered to mailboxes in the 37th Senate District. 
  • The Rye Town Park Commission is hosting its annual “Community Conversation” program on Saturday, May 5, at 10:00 a.m. The public is welcome to attend. People will have the opportunity to ask questions, make suggestions, find out what’s going on with the restaurant, and meet the new Rye Town Park Director, Laurence Vargas.  

  • Rye Town Assessor Denise Knauer has a warning for select numbers of veterans with exemptions and Basic Star registrants.

  • Trustees returned to office

    Mayor Paul Rosenberg swears in David Heiser for a third three-year term as village trustee at the beginning of the Rye Brook village board meeting on Tuesday, Apr. 10.

  • New fire service contract in place between villages

    All the pieces have fallen into place for a new five-year fire service agreement between the Villages of Port Chester and Rye Brook.

    When the current contract expires on May 30, a new one will go into effect for Port Chester’s volunteer fire companies, under the direction of Chief Michael DeVittorio, to provide fire service to the Village of Rye Brook.

     
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