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  • 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.
  • Artists and students featured in ART10573

    During its sixth year, ART10573 is bringing back students to the show, which will be held in Crawford Park Mansion from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2. 

    Sue Covino and Anne Brady from the Port Chester Council for the Arts are co-chairing the event. This year’s artists include Port Chester residents Ileana Hernandez Carafas, April Dessereau, Gregory Maggi, Camille Meola, Patrice Pelissier and Paul M. Rively, Jr.
  • P.C. and R.B. meet with mediator, make progress on amended fire contract

    Officials and attorneys representing the neighboring Villages of Port Chester and Rye Brook met with a mediator in White Plains Tuesday night in an effort to iron out their differences and come up with an amended fire service agreement.

    According to the mayors of both villages, progress was made, but there are still some outstanding issues.
  • SUEZ officials in Westchester sent out a press release on Monday, Sept. 19 urging customers in Rye, Rye Brook and Port Chester, their so-called Rate District 2, to voluntarily stop or limit outdoor watering. This includes using irrigation systems, sprinklers and soaker hoses. Customers could continue watering activities using a hand-held hose for the time being.

    According to Village Administrator Chris Bradbury, Rye Brook took the lead and stopped using the sprinkler systems in village parks.
  • Rye Brook seniors take to the water and row

    The sun was high in the sky, the harbor was placid and eight seniors between the ages of 78 and 96 were in the middle of Glen Island Harbor in New Rochelle on Tuesday, Sept. 20 learning how to row as a team.

    The Atria residents were all accustomed to rowing, except their experience was limited to a once-a-week class on an indoor machine.

  • Stuffed tortillas stuff local contestants
    A crowd of around 200 people came to the parking lot across from 110 Adee St. and surrounded three tables while about 15 men sat, eagerly waiting for plates filled with chicken and steak tacos to be placed in front of them. Some piled salsa onto their soft tortillas, others preferred to keep their food plain.  No records were shattered, but two men did stuff 28 tacos down their throat in 20 minutes for Salsa Picante’s second Tacos Tonight Contest on Thursday, Sept. 15.
  • Port Chester native hired as a SUNY Purchase director

    A new inclusive space known as the Multicultural Center opened at SUNY Purchase on Jan. 22, and a Port Chester native has been hired as its director starting Tuesday, Sept. 6.

    After a long process of interviews, Daisy Torres of Poningo Street was given the opportunity in July to pack her bags and go back to college. 
  • Sempre Bella Beauty Salon gets its own makeover
    Sempre Bella Beauty Salon owner Angela Signorelli worked for six years in Vania Beauty Salon & Day Spa before the owner offered the store to her. Signorelli accepted and changed the name to Sempre Bella, meaning Always Beautiful. After one year of ownership, she felt it was time to finally make the space her own. 
  • Suburban deer sighting
    A mother deer and her two babies were spied grazing recently on the lawn of a house for sale on Edgewood Drive in Rye Brook. 
  • RM Friedland leasing The Waterfront at P.C.

    RM Friedland, a commercial real estate services firm serving the Tri-State area, is proud to announce that the company has been named the exclusive leasing broker for two leading retail destinations in Westchester County: Premier Plaza in Tarrytown and The Waterfront at Port Chester.

  • National Cooperative Bank (NCB), a leading lender to cooperative housing throughout the Tri-State area, arranged $10.7 million in loans in June for three Westchester Co-ops in Port Chester, Eastchester and New Rochelle. Overall during June, the bank arranged $25.6 million in new loans for 11 New York area properties. 

    Vice President Harley Seligman arranged $5.2 million of the financing which includes a $1.5 million first mortgage and $500,000 line of credit for Port Chester Apartments, Inc., a 90-unit co-op at 330-350 South Regent St. in Port Chester.

  • Four Port Chester Girl Scouts go for the Silver Award

    It was time for a makeover, but four Port Chester Girl Scouts from Troop 2896 weren’t the ones putting on lipstick and blush—instead, the Port Chester/Rye Brook Girl Scout House in Lyon Park got a fresh coat of paint, updated kitchen tiling and new bathrooms.

  • Blind Brook graduate sent 551 pounds  of school supplies to Costa Rican students
    It all began in February 2012 when a Rye Brook girl’s family decided on a whim they wanted to dedicate a day of their vacation in Costa Rica to doing community service.
  • Boy Scout Troop 400 welcomes new recruits

    Boy Scout Troop 400 will begin its new year on Wednesday, Sept. 14 and is recruiting new scouts from Port Chester and Rye Brook. The troop meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Carver Center at 400 Westchester Ave. The scouts and leaders attended summer camp at the Read Scout Reservation in the Adirondack Mountains in Lake Brant, N.Y. from Aug. 1-5.

  • SPRYE will celebrate 5 Years with the Stars of SPRYE on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 6-8 p.m. at Willow Ridge Country Club in Harrison. 

    Honorees include Founders Paul Hicks, Tom Saunders, Arthur Stampleman and Gil Weinstein; Sustainers Valerie Barrett, Gene Ceccarelli, Nancy Haneman, Ed Herbster and Kathy Lonergan; and The Osborn.  All have served on the Board or as volunteers and have devoted many hours creating and growing an organization that successfully meets the needs of its older adult members in Port Chester, Rye Brook, Harrison and Rye.
  • Senator George Latimer is applauding Governor Cuomo's signing of Senate Bill S.5313-A on Tuesday, Aug. 30, legislation that will allow 16- and 17-year-olds to place their names on the organ donor registry.

  • Iconic jet returns to Westchester airport
    Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino welcomed the iconic Lockheed T-33 jet, known as the “T-Bird,” back to the Westchester County Airport this summer after being restored for almost a year.
  • A rebirth for park’s fountain and for the Terenzi family

    After losing her father and her brother, both of whom loved Rye Town Park to no end, it seemed fitting for JoAnn Leon to honor her now-deceased Port Chester family members there. On Saturday, Aug. 27, the Terenzi family did just that. 


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