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  • Elevator is open at P.C. station

    After a year of construction, the elevator accessing the northbound Metro-North platform in Port Chester opened to the public last Thursday, Nov. 30.

  • Community groups collect 10,000 names protesting Port Chester man’s deportation

    After attending an immigration check-in with Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Oct. 18, Aroldo Soto-Contreras of Port Chester was detained, at risk of deportation and remains in custody at the Bergen Detention Facility in New Jersey.

  • Port Chester school board votes to consider new $14.4 million bond

    The Port Chester Board of Education voted to authorize Superintendent Dr. Edward Kliszus to prepare a resolution for a new $14.4 million maintenance bond. The board held a special meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 28. to specifically discuss emergency repairs at the Port Chester Middle School after a 4,500-pound concrete overhang fell from the building on Oct. 26. 

    
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  • Port Chester Police Officers Ken Manning, Jr and Jonathon Rubin were able to resuscitate an opioid overdose victim on Sunday, Nov. 26. 

  • Port Chester man charged with several burglaries

    Christopher Leon was arrested on Tuesday, Nov. 28, and allegedly confessed to three other burglary crimes he committed dating back to September, according to Port Chester Police Lieutenant Charles Nielsen. 

  • Tried to trash the Fireball

    After a Federal Express van hit a grey Nissan at the intersection of North Main Street and Wilkins Avenue on Wednesday, Nov. 29, a witness reported to have seen the 31-year-old driver of the Nissan stumble out of his car with a brown and black bag and dispose of the items in a nearby garbage can near the Landmark Building. 

  • Multiple stash spots

    A 21-year-old man was pulled over at 2:15 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30 after a Port Chester police officer observed him crossing double yellow lines on Abendroth Avenue while using multiple cell phones, according to the police report. 

  • In Line with Caroline: The more the merrier

    Naughty or nice, chances are you are getting something good this year! With disposable income on the rise and consumer confidence at its highest in nearly two decades, Americans are getting into the holiday spirit and spending billions more on gifts. That means plenty of tidings of comfort and joy for just about everyone on Santa’s list.

  • I was going to write regarding the BOT and the BOE and why they are leading us to bankruptcy, but I decided to dedicate this letter only to the Board of Education, because it is that board that is going to hurt us the most with what they are proposing.

  • Letter: Remembering Sissy Sherlock

    A mutual friend and neighbor asked me to come out of my letter-writing retirement (temporarily) to write a letter about Sissy Sherlock, who died in early November. "Write one like you wrote for Bill," her husband, who died nearly 20 years ago. Come to think about it, I wrote the tribute to Bill at the request of the same person who asked me today. So I am out of letter-writing retirement (temporarily) for him, and for her.

  • Village Crier: Signs that don’t make a good impression
    I’ve been driving on North Pearl Street in Port Chester on my way to Kohl’s Shopping Center or to get to fast food row and have noticed one help wanted sign on the front lawn of a house there. The one sign never bothered me. But recently it has propagated to three large red signs, all identical, propped up by sandbags.
  • Vitullo looks to better 190 bowling average spinning Rams into the new winter season
    When it comes to Port Chester athletics involving the last name Perrone, Robbie may be one of the best senior swimmers on the Rams’ swim team and freshman phenom Tommy could well be one of the most promising long-distance runners in school Track & Field history
  • Wrestling Rams finish 2d to Fordham Prep in Miller Dual Meet Championships at Rye

    The wrestling Rams put their best collective foot forward along with their arms, shoulders, chests, hips and legs. When they were done, the Port Chester High School wrestlers had done themselves proud, wading through a pool of five tough teams, beating powerhouse squads ranging from Stepinac to St. Joseph's by-the-Sea while going undefeated in the preliminary rounds only to lose a close match to the Fordham Prep Rams in the finals of the Bernie Miller Dual Meet Championships at Rye High School last Saturday (12/2).

  • The Pride goeth before lowly basketball fall for downward spiraling Rams, Lady Rams

     They say a picture is worth 1,000 words. A picture of the scoreboard showing the final score of the Lady Rams’ opening game of the new winter season at home against Ossining tells it all or almost all: Ossining 82, Port Chester 24, making it a game that will go down in infamy, a loss by 58 points that could have been 60 had The Pride's last shot not rimmed out last Wednesday (11/29).

  • Lady Rams go into the hoop season low in numbers but high on hope

    In what will certainly go down as one of the strangest games of the current basketball season, Minnesota beat Alabama 89-84 in the championship game of the Barclay Center Classic in Brooklyn with 'Bama forced to play the final 10 minutes with just three players last Saturday (11/25). It could come down to that for Lady Rams’ basketball coach London Reyes and his short-handed high school hoops team, albeit for different reasons.

  • Rye Town/Harrison Titans look for fresh start as new season approaches
    After an up and down 11-win and 10-loss 2016-2017 regular season and a disappointing first round 3-2 thriller playoff loss to Clarkstown South, the Rye Town/Harrison Titans head into the 2017-2018 season with a fresh start and a lot of excitement. 
  • B.B. boys’ hoops gear up for tip-off

    After what felt like an eternity, the winter has finally arrived, and Blind Brook hoops are right around the corner. The boys are back and look poised to make some serious noise in Section One this season. Mike Welsh will be at the helm again, entering his 13th year as the Blind Brook boys’ varsity basketball coach and his 20th year coaching overall. Alongside him, senior captains Jake DiGiansante, Mike Bucci, and Alex Feuerstein will provide the bulk of the experience and on-court leadership. The group will look to improve upon their .500 performance last year in which they went 11-11.

  • Thanks for the memories of the Fall sports season

    Thanksgiving has come and gone and so have the leftovers. But the leftover memories linger. That's why Westmore News traditionally does a tribute to the top 10 Fall season Port Chester High School athletic accomplishments around this time of year even as the winter season gets underway this weekend for the five winter sports teams—basketball, wrestling, Track & Field, bowling and swimming—that will have to go a long way to match what their Fall season counterparts did during a season to remember.

  • Rams’ Blackburn figures to be 'The Man' who holds the key to P.C. hoop success
     Every sports team has its version of "The Man"—the one indispensable player who makes the team really go. The Port Chester Rams high school basketball team is no different.
  • Lady Rams softball team needs donations to play in ‘Grand Daddy’ of all NY tourneys

    The Major League Baseball season is over. The Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers to win the World Series in the pivotal seventh game of the best-of-seven memorable Series games after the Texans edged the Yankees in an equally memorable 7-game series to see which team got a chance to play LA for all the baseball marbles. That means lovers of the game can already start looking ahead to 2018 albeit without deposed Yankee manager Joe Girardi of Harrison.

  • BBHS football team gives back

    The Blind Brook varsity football team, under the direction of Coach Chris Halstead, initiated and participated in two new community service projects. 

    
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  • Facts of Life

    Former Port Chester/Rye Brook resident Danielle (Budde) Cavazzi and husband Glenn of Stamford are elated to announce the birth of their daughter, Arianna Michele, born Nov. 24, 2017 at 11:22 p.m. She weighed 6 lbs. 12 oz. and was 20” long. Grandparents are George & Michele Budde of Harrison, formerly of Port Chester/Rye Brook, and Anna & Richard Eletto of Stamford.

  • St. Peter’s celebrates election of Nancy Barr
    Rev. Hilario Albert hosted a meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 28 to celebrate the election of Nancy Barr of Rye Brook as County Legislator for District 6 including Port Chester, Rye Brook and most of Harrison. 

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  • PORT CHESTER BOARD OF EDUCATION. Park Avenue School, Park Avenue, Port Chester. 6:30 p.m.: Internal Audit Committee. 7 p.m.: Public meeting. Agenda includes: 1) Park Avenue annual report and recognition. 2) Public comment. 3) Board of Education business

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  • 10573 Events
    NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS. The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester. Tonight & tomorrow. Ages 18 & over. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Folk, Americana and vintage rhythm & blues. 
  • Nearby Events
    DYNAMIC GENTLE YOGA WITH RUDY PEIRCE. Club Fit, 584 N. State Rd., Briarcliff Manor. 1:30-4:30 p.m. Experience a mindful style of yoga movement that opens and stimulates, releases aches and pains and de-stresses. Rudy will discuss innovative methods to safely serve the varied needs of those seeking out gentle yoga. 
  • Arts & Entertainment
    “NEWSIES.” Stepinac High School, 950 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. Dec. 8 & 9 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 9 & 10 at 2 p.m. Show is appropriate for the whole family. It is inspired from a chapter in American journalism—the Newsboys’ Strike in 1899—a successful youth-led, 2-week campaign that forced publishers Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst to increase the compensation for their child labor force of newspaper hawkers. 
  • REDEMPTION COMMUNITY CHURCH. AMC Loews Theatre, 40 Westchester Ave., Port Chester. Sundays at 10 a.m.: Worship service and Redemption KIDS ministry. All are welcome. Rev. Jeremy Ziegler, lead pastor. www.redemptioncommunitychurch.org. (914) 698-0456.

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