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  • Hospital site up for sale

    Starwood Capital Partners is selling the 15.4-acre former United Hospital property on the Boston Post Road. Port Chester Trustee and Industrial Development Agency Chairman Frank Ferrara announced the news at the village board meeting Monday night.

    “Last week Starwood called the mayor and me and wanted to inform us they decided to go ahead and sell the parcel,” said Ferrara.
  • Learning how to save a life
    It’s a nightmare scenario: you enter a room and a person is lying unresponsive on the floor with evidence of drugs strewn around them. Besides calling 911, what do you do? 
  • Mount Rushmore chief carver cemented in bronze at monument
    Seventy-seven years ago, he laid down his hammer and chisel and looked upon the stone faces he brought to life; the faces of four former presidents who tirelessly watch the landscape of South Dakota. 
  • The Village of Rye Brook has hired three new firefighters within the past month, which will bring their complement to 12 when the new recruits start on Oct. 2.

    Two of the new firefighters are from Rye Brook, the other from Mohegan Lake. They were hired in time to attend the Westchester County Career Fire Academy which starts on Oct. 2.

  • B.B. alumna is a ‘Contender’ in the music industry
    The running joke in her school choir was she couldn’t sing, but this Blind Brook High School alumna graduated from joke auditions to touring the country with her band as the lead vocalist. MORI will be opening for Mates of State and Field Mouse at Garcia's (145 Westchester Ave.) on Friday, Sept. 22. 
  • Closing the door to a church and to a family history

    They might only be buildings, but symbolically the Port Chester Catholic churches are so much more. For one Port Chester woman, Holy Rosary Church was a connection to family she never knew. 

  • ‘The people united will never be defeated’
    For some, the decision to repeal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) meant their future was being ripped away from them. Nevertheless, many Dreamers are still fighting for their voices to be heard. 
  • Binny helps put new textile bin at Village Hall in the limelight

    Although a Wear Donate Recycle box has been sitting at the far end of the parking lot at Rye Brook Village Hall for more than a month, its presence has now been officially recognized with a ribbon cutting ceremony last Friday, Sept. 8 featuring Binny, the program’s mascot.

  • Proposal for $100M development in the works for South Main Street

    As with other communities along the train lines in Westchester, there’s a good deal of development interest in Port Chester, says Port Chester Industrial Development Agency Chairman and Village Trustee Frank Ferrara. Among the projects the IDA has seen is a $100 million redevelopment of South Main Street.

  • Four years of being ‘Type One Tough’

    A Rye Brook family who couldn’t just sit around while their five-year-old son was diagnosed with type one diabetes is now in their fourth year of raising money to find a cure for the disease that affects around 1.25 million Americans, according to JDRF. 

  • Bringing fun and games to children in the hospital

    We all know the phrase “it’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt.”

  • Westchester Airport privatization attracts three world-class firms
    Three world-class airport operators--FerroStar Westchester Airport Partners, HPN Aviation Group, LLC, and MIC Airports, LLC--have responded to Westchester County’s request for proposals (RFP) to manage and operate its airport as part of a public-private partnership.
  • Summer’s over! It’s time to be schooled in safe driving
    The Rye Brook Police Department hosted the AAA Northeast’s 72nd annual “School’s Open - Drive Carefully” program on Wednesday, Aug. 23. 
  • Sharing Shelf of FSW to send out 1,100 backpacks to students in need
    Orderly chaos filled the narrow halls of Sharing Shelf of Family Services of Westchester on Tuesday, Aug. 22 as 50-some bodies stuffed 1,100 backpacks full of age-appropriate school supplies. 
  • Many municipalities are taking the pledge to become a greener community by 2020, including the Town of Rye. On Monday, Aug. 7, the town was named the 200th community to be registered as Climate Smart in the state, meaning it has a little over two years to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 20 percent.
  • The Village of Port Chester and City of Rye are trying to stop the sale of property owned by the New York State Thruway Authority to Rye Country Day School to be used for additional athletic fields.

    Separate Senate and Assembly bills have been passed to allow for the sale which are awaiting the governor’s signature.
  • Burning candles for love and inclusion
    Their candles struggled to stay lit in the breeze Tuesday night, but even though the little flames sputtered and died, the fire within their hearts only grew stronger. 
  • Giving teens an early look into the working world
    “Come back!” was the mantra of the 2017 Town of Rye Internship Program lunch celebration on Friday, Aug. 18 at Cousin Frankie’s USA Grill. 
  • Tenth Lemonade for Leukemia raises thousands of dollars
    In 2007, a 5-year-old approached his mother with an idea to help raise money for children who were affected by leukemia. 
  • A stellar sight
    The Otero family was ready for a picnic and for the solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21. The Eagles Bluff residents had a clear view of the sky in Crawford Park and were stoked to see the scientific marvel.
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