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  • P.C. trustees sign their oaths
    From left, Trustees Greg Adams, Dan Brakewood and Luis Marino sign their oaths of office for all to see at the start of the public portion of the Port Chester village board meeting Monday night, July 18. After being re-elected in March, all three had failed to sign their oaths within 30 days as required by state law.
  • Rye Brook makes job offers to 2 laid-off P.C. firefighters

    The Village of Rye Brook has made offers to hire two of the eight laid-off Port Chester paid firefighters, and as of press time Wednesday, one had accepted the offer and the village was waiting to hear from the other.

  • Big tall tales told in ‘Big Fish’
    Wooden pallets hang from the stage at Rye Country Day School as a witch tells fortunes and brings trees to life, a giant looms over the protagonist and a mermaid entices him with her beauty. This scenario sets the stage for the Port Chester Recreation Department/Port Chester Council for the Arts production of “Big Fish,” playing on Friday and Saturday, July 22 and 23.
  • The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) issued a drought watch for the entire state on Friday, July 15.

    The watch is caused by the low levels of rainfall. It is the lowest stage in the drought alert system. The next step is a warning, followed by an emergency and then a disaster. A watch does not place any water usage restrictions on the population, but it is a request to reduce voluntary water usage.

  • Villages cannot agree on amended fire contract

    As a cost-saving measure, the Village of Port Chester has gone to an all-volunteer fire department, shedding its eight paid firefighters at the end of June. In doing so, Port Chester breached its fire service contract with the Village of Rye Brook, or so Rye Brook claims. Efforts to hammer out an amended agreement between the two villages have so far been unsuccessful.

  • Port Chester couple opens their home to host 13-year-old Colombian boy

    This summer is filled with excitement and new experiences for one Port Chester family as they host an orphaned 13-year-old boy from Colombia until the end of July.

  • ‘Thank you and goodbye’

    Reverend Bruce Baker of All Souls Parish and his wife Julie hosted a tagless sale on Saturday, July 9 at their home at 45 Parkway Dr. to prepare for their move and retirement to Pennsylvania.

    Because it was a tagless sale, the Bakers would accept any amount of money for their items and donate what they received. 
  • They all screamed for free ice cream
    Not one young face was spared from being smeared with ice cream in Pine Ridge Park on Friday, July 8. Parents snuck a bite or two of their kid’s ice cream as the child dragged them over to the swing set or took off their shoes for the bounce house. Little girls spun and sang at the top of their lungs when Disney’s hit “Let it Go” played on the speakers. 
  • A musical interlude

    Arts in Rye Town, including members of the Port Chester Council for the Arts as well as recent Blind Brook High School grads, perform iconic popular songs for a good-sized crowd at Pine Ridge Park on Sunday night, July 10, as the first event in Rye Brook’s Music in the Park series.

  • The Giving Circle of Lower Westchester awarded a record $68,000 to 20 not-for-profit organizations that serve the hungry and food insecure in lower Westchester County. 
  • No oath, no problem

    The three Port Chester village trustees who failed to sign their oaths of office within 30 days after the start of their term—Greg Adams, Dan Brakewood and Luis Marino—have been rescued on two fronts.

    First of all, on June 24, United States District Judge Paul G. Gardephe signed the seventh addendum to the Consent Decree in the United States of America and Cesar Ruiz v. the Village of Port Chester which was originally entered into on Dec. 22, 2009.

  • St. Paul’s Church to mark 150th anniversary Sunday

    On July 5, 1866, a group of German immigrants set a cornerstone for their new church on property in East Port Chester, Conn. donated by Philip Rollhaus and William Abendroth. After about a year and a half of meeting in Port Chester at the Presbyterian Church on Main Street, they were now building their own house of worship and forming a congregation to be called St. Paul's German Evangelical Lutheran Church. 

  • R.B. police sergeant joins ranks of FBI National Academy grads

    One Rye Brook police sergeant was surprised to find that even though they are separated by oceans and enforce different systems of law, the officers he met at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va., all shared similar concepts and faced analogous problems.

  • Walker Zanger opens tile showroom and slab gallery in Port Chester

    Walker Zanger—the world’s most comprehensive stone and tile company—has opened a brand new tile showroom and slab gallery in Port Chester that features a 4,200-square-foot showroom and 14,000-square-foot slab gallery, replacing the company’s previous location in Mount Vernon.

  • A pirate crew of felines sets sail in book by PCHS grad and spouse

    Sail through Cat Nap Cave and navigate around Merkittens to find the treasure on Litter-Box Island in a new children’s book published by a Port Chester High School graduate.

  • Independence Day celebration set for Saturday, July 9 this year
    As far as anyone can remember, the Independence Day celebration at Port Chester High School’s Ryan Stadium has always been held on the Fourth of July. Not this year, however.
  • Reverend Baker gives back to community one last time
    Reverend Bruce Baker, 69, of All Souls Parish is giving back to the community one final time before he retires to his home in Pennsylvania. 
  • State slaps PCFD with violations

    A report issued by the New York State Department of Labor Public Employee Safety and Health Bureau (PESH) at the end of last week cites the Port Chester Fire Department with five serious violations and one non-serious violation.

  • Port Chester, Rye Brook residents honor victims of mass shootings

    On a summer evening in June, Port Chester and Rye Brook residents gathered in Lyon Park for a vigil in honor of innocents who lost their lives during a mass shooting. Tragically, this was true both this year and last. 

  • Showing solidarity

    Whatever the reason behind an act of vandalism at the Rye Town African American Cemetery, the end result has been an outpouring of support for the historic site and a show of unity by the community. 


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