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  • Public comments lead to revised plan for 259 N. Ridge

    A controversial plan for eight units of affordable housing in two buildings plus two market rate homes on a challenging 4-acre parcel on a dangerous curve at 259 North Ridge St. is currently on the front burner. It has been going through the Village of Rye Brook’s approval process since June 2015. It has been going through the Village of Rye Brook’s approval process since June 2015.

  • A special magnolia tree for Carm
    Carmella Swick was a beloved member of the Village of Rye Brook staff. “She was the lifeblood of the Recreation Department,” said Mayor Paul Rosenberg as friends, family and employees gathered around the magnolia tree that was planted in the Memorial Garden on the Village Hall grounds in her memory and dedicated under cloudy skies with intermittent raindrops on Friday morning, Oct. 21.
  • There is ‘No Alternative’ for Capitol Theatre’s Garcia’s

    The shooting of a coming-of-age dramatic film brought the 1990s back to Garcia’s in the Capitol Theatre on Tuesday, Oct. 25. “No Alternative” is an indie movie written and directed by Yonkers resident William Dickerson that focuses on the life of Bridget Harrison, played by Los Angeles native Michaela Cavazos. 

  • Latimer faces tough challenge in third state senate race

    Democrat George Latimer is running for his third two-year term in the state senate representing the 37th district on Nov. 8. Each time he’s been challenged by Republican opponents who have outspent him.

  • Learning how to be  prepared for anything
    For the first time,  Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Preparedness Corps came to Port Chester to give a presentation at the Senior Community Center at 220 Grace Church St. on Wednesday, Oct. 19 on how to be prepared, how to respond and how to recover if someone finds themselves in the middle of a natural, manmade or technological disaster.
  • As a result of a Port Chester Negro man accused of assaulting a Greenwich woman in 1940 and the incident occurring in Westchester County, a jury found him not guilty. The attorney for the defense of the accused was a young man sent by the National NAACP in New York City by the name of Thurgood Marshall.  The circumstances of this incident and other racial overtones led to the Port Chester/Rye branch of the NAACP being founded  by concerned Negro members of the community.
  • Villages agree in principle on resolving fire contract
    The Port Chester Board of Trustees had a lengthy and at times heated discussion at their Wednesday, Oct. 5 meeting and ultimately approved allowing the village manager to enter into an interim agreement with the Village of Rye Brook to settle the villages’ dispute over fire protection services. 
  • Rainy weather postpones parade

    With umbrellas in hand, members of the Columbus Day Celebration Committee, the Port Chester police chief and local state legislators gather in front of the statue of Christopher Columbus high on the hill at Port Chester’s Columbus Park on Sunday morning, Oct. 9.

  • Helping to get out the vote
    Two Rye Brook families spent Saturday, Sept. 24 in Philadelphia working for Hillary Clinton’s campaign. 
  • For a week beginning on Monday, Oct. 17, Sportech in the Rye Ridge Shopping Center will donate a portion of its sales to Gilda’s Club Westchester on the occasion of the store’s 25th anniversary.

  • Parent engagement the focus of Port Chester Cares Family U
    After taking a year off, Family U gathered 17 community partners to create a night full of learning for parents who have students in the Port Chester Middle and High Schools at the Carver Center on Thursday, Oct. 6. Nearly 150 people packed the gym of the Carver Center and filled the rooms during the eight workshops, which were available for both English and Spanish speakers. 
  • The Candidates Forum featuring New York State Senate District 37 candidates George Latimer, the Democratic incumbent, and Republican Julie Killian has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m.

  • Atria residents show their gratitude to the EMS, police and their mailman

    With the help of three Blind Brook High School students, Atria Rye Brook residents gave the Port Chester-Rye-Rye Brook EMS, Rye Brook police, Rye Brook firefighters and their mailman George Budde a “Good & Plenty” reward on Wednesday, Sept. 21 for World Gratitude Day. 

  • Getting back on the track

    Once you’re a cheerleader, you’re always a cheerleader. This motto rang true when around 95 alumnae from the 1960s and later met up and learned a routine for Port Chester High School’s homecoming football game on Saturday, Sept. 24.

    Their age appropriate show featured the women marching down from the stands and onto the track to songs they performed to when they attended Port Chester High School, like the Notre Dame Fight Song. 

  • Type One Tough for 3 years strong

    After spending only five days in his kindergarten class, a five-year-old Rye Brook boy was rushed away to spend a week in the hospital to learn how to manage his new diagnosis. 

  • P.C. barbershop closed following electrical fire
    After 59 years of cutting hair, Angelo Ruvo was forced to close his doors following an electrical fire caused by a surge protector destroyed the inside of Ruvo’s Barber Shop on Wednesday, Sept. 28 around 4:52 p.m. 
  • Lingering floral display

    Multi-colored zinnias reach great heights in Jill Abel’s garden at 29 Old Orchard Rd., Rye Brook.

  • Will the people have a say about abolishing firefighters?
    Whether or not the public can and should weigh in on the elimination of the Village of Port Chester’s eight paid firefighters continues to play out in the meeting rooms of the village and the courtrooms of the state.
  • As promised last week, SUEZ Westchester, working in cooperation with village and city officials in Rye Brook, Port Chester and Rye, as well as the Westchester County Department of Health, is requiring all customers to immediately cease all outdoor watering. This includes using irrigation systems, sprinklers, and soaker hoses. Customers can continue watering activities using a hand-held hose for now.

    Chris Graziano, Vice President and General Manager, noted that SUEZ purchases water for customers in its so-called Rate District 2 water system.

  • Saddle up for RBPD’s first ever bike rodeo

    The Rye Brook Police Department hosted its first ever bike rodeo alongside its fourth annual child car seat check for National Child Passenger Safety Day on Saturday, Sept. 24.  

    Sergeant Luigi Greco, along with Safe Kids Westchester, closed off part of Village Hall’s parking lot at 938 King St. to set up an obstacle course for kids to ride their bikes through.

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