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  • Labor Department: P.C. canned firefighters in retaliation for earlier fire scene complaint
    The New York State Department of Labor’s Public Employee Safety and Health Bureau (PESH), in a report dated Dec. 30, 2016, has determined that the Village of Port Chester eliminated all of its paid firefighters in May of last year in retaliation for a complaint their union president filed against the village. 
  • A seat to be proud of

    Pope Francis was set to visit Madison Square Garden on Sept. 25, 2015, but he was without a chair to sit on. 

  • Protestors fired up over recent layoffs

    “What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!” The chant was heard up and down Weaver Street as over 25 protestors joined forces with over a dozen former employees at Greenwich Office Park on Monday, Jan. 16. 

    
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  • A decade of Port Chester school bonds

    The Port Chester School District is well-versed in voting for school bonds: there have been three from 2005 to 2015 and only one of them has met with success. With a new bond scheduled to go to the voters in the spring, following is a breakdown of the past projects the PCSD has attempted over the last decade. 

  • Fighting for the future

    It’s not often fifth graders get the chance to meet with a state senator, but thanks to Ann Rose Santoro, one of the district’s Instructional Support Specialists, and her brain-child “Take your Legislator to Work Day,” JFK’s student council spoke with George Latimer on Thursday, Jan. 12 about what can be done to help their school. 

  • Do you want a column in the Westmore News like this one?

    It’s easy.

    Just present yourself and your credentials to Jananne Abel, the Westmore News editor, and tell her you are willing to report on cases in the Rye Town and Port Chester Courts, for free, as a public service.
  • The Port Chester Board of Education has been hard at work trying to convince the taxpaying citizens of Port Chester that an expense of around $75 to $80 million to enhance and expand our schools is within reach and would be a great accomplishment for our village and schools.

  • While I hope that I am wrong, don't hold your breath thinking that the Port Chester Board of Education will consider lowering the Bond Advisory Committee's nearly $80 million recommendation. 
  • By now, I'm sure you've heard or read about the old and now the new Port Chester school bond proposal. There's not a day that goes by where I don’t see or hear so many inaccuracies about the bond. I was part of the citizens’ committee that the Board of Education formed at the request of the public after last year's bond failed. Here are the facts:

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  • Ivan Garcia places 4th in Eastern States Classic, Merlin Gonzalez wins bronze in Hen Hud tourney

    It would take a novel to do justice to the highs and lows that gripped the Port Chester Rams wrestling team in the past week or so, days filled with wins and losses that went far beyond anything that happened on the mat, and a lot happened on those mats.

  • Titans defeat Somers/North Salem in late goal ice hockey thriller

    After a week since their last game, the Rye Town/Harrison Titans were ready to roll past Somers/North Salem, as the ice hockey team did earlier in the season. They cruised to a 10-1 victory over the Sabres and hoped to do the same on Monday, Jan. 16.

  • Third-year swimming Rams lose team member to Spain soccer academy, costing them 1st win

    The varsity swimming Rams keep edging closer to winning their first dual meet after going oh for the season over the past three years the team has been in existence, but they haven't quite gotten over the edge yet. However, they came close to beating Harrison until they came up just short in one of the final relays because one of their best swimmers had just left for Spain to join an elite soccer academy.

  • B.B. girls’ basketball has glimmer of hope

    The Trojans traveled to Edgemont on Wednesday, Jan. 11, in hopes of claiming their second win of the season. For the second game in a row the Trojans would be with their interim coach Alan Striar, to whom the girls were still adapting. 

  • Hoop Rams lose 2 of last 3 games, but still in position for a playoff run
    It turns out new Port Chester Rams basketball coach Shaaron Sinvilcin knows what he is talking about--and well he should as a former All-Star athletic scholarship prep school point guard who led his team to two Connecticut state championships. 
  • B.B. hoops begin to peak after early-season struggles

    Blind Brook boys’ varsity hoops have been hot as of late. After rattling off consecutive victories against Clark Academy and John Jay, the boys played host to a deep, talented Edgemont side. The Panthers came out strong right out of the gate and never looked back, denying the home team their third straight victory. 

  • B.B. girls’ basketball team suffers seventh straight loss

    With a week-long break since the Blind Brook girls’ varsity basketball team’s last defeat, the Trojans had their heads up and hoped to pull out a big victory for their homecoming crowd when they faced off against Class AA John Jay High School on Friday, Jan. 6. 

  • Ivan Garcia wins a Shoreline title, wrestling Rams split 2 dual meets

    Seeing is believing. Even if they can't quite believe what they are seeing. If Westchester wrestling aficionados didn't know who Port Chester freshman phenom Ivan Garcia was before the season started, they sure do know now.

  • B.B. boys’ hoops gets back on track with two-game winning streak

    The Blind Brook boys’ varsity basketball team is currently sitting at 4-6. They are energized and refreshed, claiming a two-game winning streak since coming back from the break. The squad is playing arguably its best basketball of the season and will look to keep its momentum going as the season progresses.

  • Freshman softball hot shot BK Ostrowski commits to Fordham U

    It don't mean a thing if you ain't got the swing.

    That's the way musical legend Duke Ellington described the difference between a good musician, a very good one and an all-time great.

    
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  • RYE BROOK BOARD OF TRUSTEES. Meeting Room, Village Hall, 938 King St., Rye Brook. 7:30 p.m. Draft agenda: 1) Update from Weston & Sampson on the Highway/Parks Garage Design Study. 2) Sustainability Report – Green Building Code. 
  • 10573 Events
    CASINO NIGHT. K.T.I., 575 King St., Port Chester. 8 p.m.-midnight. Live music, silent auction, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and desserts (dairy). 
  • Arts & Entertainment
    THE MACCABEATS: PREMIER A CAPPELLA. White Plains Performing Arts Center, 11 City Pl., White Plains. 8 p.m. Using nothing more that the human voice, a clean-cut presentation and a little Jewish humor, this unique group of singers is able to connect with fans of all backgrounds and ages. 
  • Nearby Events
    CHOCOLATE EXPO. Maritime Aquarium, 10 N. Water St., Norwalk, Ct. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Chocoholics will have the opportunity to sample chocolates from 40 local and regional vendors, including top area chocolatiers. 
  • ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, ELCA. 761 King St. at Comly Avenue, Rye Brook. 9:45 a.m.: Worship Service with choir. Child care available. Sunday School meets during 9:45 a.m. service. Rev. James O’Hanlon, pastor. 914/939-8170.

  • Five eateries coming, two have gone

    Since I last did an update on the ever-changing dining scene in Port Chester and Rye Brook two months ago, one restaurant is just opening, others are coming along, another I only recently discovered had been in the works may be opening soon and two have closed, both unexpectedly.

  • Quarter century-old Italian staple moves to bright new quarters
    T&J, what can I say? After 26 years, it’s a staple in the Port Chester/Rye Brook community. And now that the Italian restaurant known for its delicious Neapolitan family recipes, traditional and gourmet pizza, homemade pasta and warm hospitality has moved a block away to spanking new quarters in a newly constructed building with twice the space.
  • New batch of eateries opening

    Another batch of restaurants that has been in the works for some time is finally coming to fruition while the conversion of a closed restaurant into a new one has just surfaced. 

  • Updated: Port Chester resident recognized as Mount Rushmore’s chief carver

    The only classically trained stone carver in the tradition of Michelangelo who worked on Mount Rushmore wasn’t officially named the South Dakota monument’s chief carver until almost 50 years after his death.

    Luigi Del Bianco was a mystery to his grandson Lou, who only knew his grandfather for five or six years before he died. 
  • Salvation Army rings in the holiday season

    Port Chester resident Dakota Davis stands on the sidewalk on Westchester Avenue near its intersection with North Main Street and rings a bell to collect donations for the Salvation Army. Many of these bell ringers can be seen on sidewalks and in front of businesses during the holidays.

  • Bottling the spirit of New York

    Two local brewery owners prefer to fly under the radar, which is why their Port Chester base doesn’t even have a sign above the door.

    Noah Braunstein, 32, and Yoni Rabino, 31, of Neversink Spirits at 33 New Broad St. grew up with fond childhood memories of apple picking in nearby orchards. Add in the love for traditional European fruit brandy and eau de vie (clear, colorless fruit brandy translated to “water of life”) combined with two backgrounds in science from McGill and Wesleyan universities, and Neversink Spirits was born.
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