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  • Trustees Heiser and Epstein slide into another term

    The uncontested election of incumbent Trustees David Heiser and Susan Epstein to serve another three-year term on the five-member Rye Brook village board brought out a sparse turnout on Tuesday, Mar. 20.

  • Lights! Camera! Action!

    “Blindspot,” an NBC American crime drama television show starring Sullivan Stapleton and Jaimie Alexander, is set to film at Crawford Park from Monday, Mar. 26 through Friday, Mar. 30. 
  • Residents, legislators outraged with utilities’ emergency response

    After Winter Storms Riley and Quinn hit the Northeast, causing almost immediate back-to-back damage, thousands of Port Chester and Rye Brook residents lost power, some for more than a week. 

  • Another uncontested village election

    What do you know, there’s another election in the Village of Rye Brook on Tuesday, Mar. 20, and it’s uncontested.

    Just like in years past, two trustees are up for re-election and no one is running against them.

  • Two new office tenants at Rye Ridge Plaza

    The Rye Ridge Shopping Center has signed two long-term office leases in recent months. Illumination PR and Sara Ryba, nutritionist, have recently taken up residence in the Rye Ridge Plaza Office Building.

  • From 2,749 down to 69

    The Nor’easter that hit the area last Friday, Mar. 3 with driving rain and sustained winds of up to 50 mph caused downed trees, wires and poles, left many roads closed and 2,749 customers in Port Chester without power. They were among the 81,000 Con Ed customers who were affected by Winter Storm Riley.

  • New fire service contract ready for consideration

    There’s a good chance the Village of Port Chester is going to continue providing fire service to the Village of Rye Brook after the current 5-year contract expires on May 30. However, before that is certain, three pieces must fall into place.

  • Double whammy: One storm follows another

    The Nor’easter that hit the area last Friday, Mar. 3 with driving rain and sustained winds of up to 50 mph caused downed trees, wires and poles and left three roads closed—Anderson Hill, upper Lincoln Avenue near Purchase College and Old Oak—and 600 customers in Rye Brook without power. They were among the 81,000 Con Ed customers who were affected by Winter Storm Riley.

  • Rye Town Park has a new director

    Laurence Vargas was never meant for a nine-to-five office job. He loves being outside, surrounded by wildlife and meeting new people, which makes him thrilled about his new position as director of Rye Town Park. 

  • After much discussion and some disagreement, the Port Chester Board of Trustees voted 4-3 on Tuesday, Feb. 20 to appoint all 32 people who volunteered to the resident advisory committee tasked with providing the board a report on their recommended governance/voting method option for the 2019 village trustee election and beyond.

    Trustees Greg Adams and Gene Ceccarelli preferred appointing 15 people to the committee with five alternates, feeling that a 30+ member committee would be too unwieldy. Trustee Luis Marino was also among the dissenters.

  • Village awarded millions for sewer rehabilitation
    The Village of Port Chester has received approximately $5 million in interest-free financing for its ongoing sewer rehabilitation work through the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation’s (EFC) Clean Water State Revolving Fund, 
  • Fire safety presentation on agenda at Saturday’s Town Hall meeting

    The Port Chester Fire Department and Port Chester Department of Code Enforcement are collaborating on a fire prevention presentation on Saturday, Feb. 24. 

  • More gear, less fear, more tickets

    The Rye Brook Police Department issued 114 more traffic tickets in 2017 than it did in 2016, a 15 percent increase, according to the department’s first annual report. 

  • Village and G&S wrestle with parking as Colony Grill construction continues

    Construction of the Colony Grill is causing agita for downtown Port Chester businesses once again as the marina parking lot closed completely last week without notice and the 56-space temporary lot across from AMC Loews movie theaters has been closed on and off since Jan. 2.

  • Battling mental illness one page at a time

    On Jan. 14, 2013, during her senior year of high school, Victoria Caputo crashed her car into a tree while driving around a bend. Her mission was to commit suicide. 

  • Churches raise $1,000 for soup kitchen
    Community members gather in Port Chester Schools Superintendent Dr. Edward Kliszus’s office on Wednesday, Feb. 14, to present Ida Kilpatrick, director of the St. Frances AME Zion Church soup kitchen, the $1,000 raised by several congregations during the Martin Luther King Day Celebration on Sunday, Jan. 21. 
  • Port Chester focuses on fire prevention education

    Though it was difficult to pinpoint the exact cause when the home at 340 King St. erupted in flames on Dec. 26, Port Chester Fire Chief Michael DeVittorio said evidence at the scene led investigators to believe it was electrical in nature. 

  • The Port Chester Carver Center will host its 4th “Concert for Carver” benefit at The Capitol Theatre on Sunday, February 25. 
  • ‘Coffee with a Cop’ gives residents chance to communicate with police

    Residents have the opportunity to voice their concerns and build a relationship with the Port Chester Police Department in a casual environment during Coffee with a Cop on Tuesday, Feb. 13. 

  • In their process of coming up with a replacement voting system to elect trustees starting with the March 2019 election, the Port Chester Board of Trustees is establishing an Advisory Resident Voting Committee and is looking for volunteers.

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