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  • Former Port Chester family trying to send twins to camp

    Sending your kids to a week-long camp that’s four hours away might make any parent a little nervous, but sending a pair of diabetic twins is even harder. 

  • Crawford Park renovations are underway

    Park-goers may have noticed that the Crawford Park pavilion has been closed off for construction. The same will soon be said for the mansion and the playground. On Thursday, March 23, the Rye Town Council presented all of the plans for the park, which were met with praise from the audience.

  • Picture perfect: Updating Rye Town’s image database

    A white van with mounted cameras will be driving around the Town of Rye for the next three weeks, but don’t be alarmed. The Rye Town Council hired iLookAbout, a Canadian company, to drive around and take pictures of properties. 

  • 40th anniversary Irish flag raising

    On St. Patrick’s Day, Friday, Mar. 17, the Irish flag was raised up the flagpole in Liberty Square for the 40th time in a brief ceremony by members of the Port Chester Irish American Association.

  • Learning Girl Scouts of the USA history from the founder’s great-great nephew
    Port Chester Girl Scouts were in for a few treats that were out of this world during their “Girl Scouts Around the World” party on Sunday, March 12. 
  • Rye Town Park Commission sets new beach regulations

    While many rules are there to keep the public safe, there was a debate during the Tuesday, March 21 Rye Town Park Commission meeting about whether or not they were asking too much of beachgoers. 

  • Retiring to the slopes: P.C. man focuses on skiing

    Sometimes it only takes one winter for the skiing bug to bite you.

  • Rocking out for a good cause

    It was a night of drinking, hors d’oeuvres, donations and rocking out to Rolling Stones tribute band Jumping Jack Flash during the Concert for Carver on Saturday, March 4 at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester

  • Al and Joe Ciuffetelli of Homestyle Catering want to move as quickly as possible to get Rye Town Park’s new restaurant, Ocean Grill Steak & Seafood, up and running for a soft opening in April. Therefore they presented a tentative menu to the Rye Town Park Commission during their meeting on Tuesday, March 21. Therefore they presented a tentative menu to the Rye Town Park Commission during their meeting on Tuesday, March 21.
  • Longtime Port Chester Village Clerk, Assistant Village Manager and Village Manager Richard “Fritz” Falanka beat his opponent, seven-year Port Chester Trustee Gregory Adams, 3-1 to easily secure the position of mayor in Tuesday’s election.

  • Fighting the freeze with fun

    You don’t need fancy toys to have fun in the snow. Three-year-old Astrid Martinez-Ruiz scoops up snow at the corner of Ellendale Avenue and Franklin Street with a dustpan Tuesday afternoon after the bulk of the white stuff from nor’easter Stella had fallen.

  • Hearing the village’s woes, wants and worries
    Many people agree that the Village of Port Chester is a great place to live, but there is still room for improvement. About 15 community members came to a town hall meeting at Mt. Zion Baptist Church on Saturday, Feb. 25 to express their worries, woes and wants. 
  • What do park-goers want?

    It seems many Rye Town Park-goers know exactly what they want for the space when it does get upgraded – everything and anything that doesn’t turn the park into a commercially owned location. 

  • A man who has called Port Chester his home for the last decade is being forcibly removed from the country after being charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, seven years ago. His wife and three daughters, two of whom are American citizens, are leaving with him to return to Guatemala. 

  • Mayoral candidates exhibit different leadership styles
    Gregory K. Adams and Richard A. “Fritz” Falanka, the two candidates running for mayor in the election that is less than two weeks away, met in the Westmore News office last Friday, Mar. 3, for a cordial 2-hour discussion about six of the major issues facing the Village of Port Chester. 
  • Painting the painted dogs in an effort to save them

    Enticed by their social nature, elegant lines and unique coats, a local artist and her two friends are hosting “An Evening to Benefit Painted Dogs (African wild dogs)” on Friday, March 17 from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Rye Arts Center. 

  • KTI ramps up security

    In light of the recent bomb threats made to over 100 Jewish community centers across the United States, Port Chester’s Congregation Kneses Tifereth Israel has increased its security. 

  • Police sirens and ambulances swarmed the Metro-North Railroad station on Broad Street during the afternoon of Monday, March 6 after a man fell onto the tracks moments before a train arrived at the station. 

  • Town of Rye Supervisor Gary Zuckerman announced today that the Rye Town Park Commission successfully finalized an agreement with a new food concessionaire for the beach in time for the 2017 season.  
  • Major crime is down in Port Chester, says PCPD Chief Richard Conway

    Police Chief Richard Conway announced that violent crime in Port Chester was down during a town hall meeting at Mt. Zion Baptist Church on Saturday, Feb. 25. 

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