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  • Comedy tour to perform at Crawford Mansion

    Standup comics and laughter will bid a farewell to the original state of the Mansion at Crawford Park in Rye Brook before it shuts down for at least 12 months for renovations.

  • State of the State highlights

    Though in many aspects New York State is at its peak, with lower taxes and unemployment rates than residents have seen in years, there are still concerns citizens are expressing to the government.  

  • Three Port Chester locals become the new cops in town

    Moises Ochoa, a new Port Chester police recruit, wanted to be a police officer since he was a child.

    “Everything in my life has pretty much led to the spot I am right now,” the 26-year-old said. “I like to serve, I like to help people. At Halloween when I was a little kid, I was always a cop, or Batman.”

  • A snowman, round and plump
    After the “bomb cyclone” covered the East Coast the day before
  • Tax pre-payments show resident concern

    When the Town of Rye announced it would accept property tax pre-payments in response to the federal tax bill reducing allowable deductions to $10,000, citizens took advantage. 

  • Bulkhead finally being replaced, but at what cost to the taxpayer?

    Bricks began sinking in the riverfront promenade that surrounds the Costco parking lot in downtown Port Chester back in 2006, more than a decade ago, which turned out to be a sign of structural damage below.

  • Community, Port Chester Fire Department provide immediate support for Vasquez family

    After the Vasquez family lost everything in a fire at their home at 340 King St. the day after Christmas, the community and Port Chester Fire Department dedicated themselves to raising support and awareness.

  • Q closes temporarily, to reopen in new spot

    Q Authentic Barbeque Restaurant at 112 North Main St. closed Dec. 31 after almost 13 years. However, never fear, it will reopen sometime in 2018 at a new location.

  • A trio of new officers

     Mayor Richard “Fritz” Falanka swears in new police officers

  • Polar Plunge raises  $6,000+ for charities

    Despite below freezing temperatures, 250 people attended the 16th annual Ray’s Polar Bear Plunge at Oakland Beach on Monday, Jan. 1, 150 of whom bolted into the Long Island Sound while roughly 100 spectators watched. 

  • From Blind Brook schools to presidential appointee

    The Blind Brook alumnus who was appointed by President Donald Trump to fill a Democratic commissioner’s seat on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) attributes his career successes to his experience in the Blind Brook School District.

  • Town of Rye property owners rush Town Hall to pre-pay taxes

    Hundreds of Town of Rye taxpayers visited Town Hall on Wednesday, Dec. 27, to pre-pay their 2018 property taxes.

    In response to Congress passing the new Trump administration tax reform bill on Wednesday, Dec. 20, which reduces the permissible amount of state and local tax deductions to $10,000, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo issued an Executive Order on Friday, Dec. 22 allowing the pre-payment of property taxes that would normally be due in 2018.

  • Fire engulfs King St. home, leaves family devastated

    King Street was blocked by both Port Chester and Rye Brook police and emergency vehicles for most of the day on Tuesday, Dec. 26, as smoke consumed the area due to a house fire at 340 King St., corner of Haseco Avenue.

  • ‘Shark Tank’-featured business opens headquarters in Port Chester

    Solemates may sound like a business for star-crossed lovers, but its products are instead for lovers of shoes.

    Becca Brown and Monica Ferguson made an admittedly risky move when they left their jobs at Goldman Sachs, a leading global financial firm, to pursue their entrepreneurial dream of bringing Solemates to fruition. 
  • Children with disabilities receive handpicked presents

    Every student enrolled in the Cerebral Palsy of Westchester (CPW) BRIDGE School program at 1186 King St., Rye Brook, received a gift when Santa and members of the Westchester chapter of the New York State Building Officials Conference (NYSBOC) visited on Friday, Dec. 15.

  • Salvation Army bell ringers collect money to provide services to the community

    Many consider the holiday season as a time meant for giving, which is a mission the Salvation Army at 36 Bush Ave. is dedicated to throughout the year and relies heavily on the community to pursue.

  • Pirouetting into the future

    Alexandria Ina Rose Bocca dreams of more than sugarplum fairies, nutcrackers and waltzes with flowers. Since the age of 15, she has dreamed, and trained, to become a professional dancer.

  • 2017 Best Decorated Houses
    Owners of the following 10 houses have been selected as winners of the 2017 Port Chester House Decorating Contest, an old tradition that has been revived this year. 
  • Village gets $1.1M for bulkhead replacement

    At press time, we learned that the Village of Port Chester received $1.167 million as a Regional Economic Development Council Award through the New York State Consolidated Funding Application to be used toward the replacement of the damaged bulkhead along the Byram River.

  • Snow falls in Liberty Square

    Snow falls in Liberty Square, which has a real Christmas tree this year, on Saturday, Dec. 9.

    Richard Abel | Westmore News

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