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  • Funeral home older than P.C. itself celebrates 150th anniversary

    He aspired to direct movies, but found he was destined to direct funerals.

  • 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.

  • Honoring the veterans who never came home

    When Chet Edwards, 70, returned home to San Francisco in April 1969 after serving 366 days in the Vietnam War with the U.S. Navy Mobile Riverine Force, he was immediately instructed to remove his uniform in the bathroom. 

  • Foster care service helps children with emotional, behavioral disabilities

    Therapeutic Foster Care aimed to spread awareness of children in need at its “Open Your Heart, Open Your Home” recruitment event at the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library on Monday, Nov. 27.

    Program home finder Nicole O’Neil set up an information table with pamphlets and spoke with potential therapeutic foster parents from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday afternoon.

  • Buffalo Wild Wings closes

    Buffalo Wild Wings at 44 Westchester Ave. closed permanently at the end of business Sunday, Nov. 19, making it the last restaurant to vacate space in The Waterfront at Port Chester retail, dining and entertainment destination.

  • En garde!

    Sabres at the ready! A new fencing club opened in Port Chester at the end of August. 

    Precision-based swordplay isn’t out of style yet – fencing is rising in popularity within the state: about 11,194 people participated in the activity in 2014-2015, according to the National Fencing Club Rankings based on an analysis of data.
  • Bethesda Baptist Church celebrates 100th anniversary
    Mayor Richard “Fritz” Falanka presented The Reverend Gerald Washington with Port Chester’s Community Service Award on Nov. 18 at the Bethesda Baptist Church 100th Year Anniversary Celebration. 
  • Happy Thanksgiving!
    Thanksgiving falls on Thursday, Nov. 24, but the Anthony J. Posillipo Community Center celebrated with local seniors the Tuesday before. 
  • In one of the fastest meetings to date, the Rye Town Park Commission gave brief updates about Rye Town Park’s bathhouse and restaurant on Tuesday, Nov. 21. 

  • Son brings back Raimondo’s calzones

    Remember Raimondo’s Italian Restaurant on upper North Main Street where La Dolce Vita is now? It was open from 1978 to 1998 and had quite a following. Besides other Italian specialties, it was known for the calzones Raimondo Marrone, who died eight or nine years ago, used to make.

  • St. Peter’s distributes 350 turkeys and other foodstuffs for Thanksgiving

    St. Peter’s Episcopal Church continued a growing tradition by giving out 100 more turkeys and other foodstuffs to make a hearty Thanksgiving dinner than they did last year. Two days before the holiday, an army of volunteers teamed up to pull off the distribution of 350 turkeys, paper grocery bags filled with non-perishable foods and an assortment of optional items that could be picked up including carrots, flour, cranberry sauce and chips.

  • Village Manager Steers is on a mission to make government more user-friendly

    Village Manager Chris Steers is on a mission—to bring community-oriented governing to Port Chester. To that end, he has hired Pamela J. Tarlow as his assistant and she is overseeing intern Aylone Katzin.

  • Atria celebrates resident veterans
    World War II Navy vet Jerry Mele raises the flag to open the Veterans Day ceremony at Atria in Rye Brook on Saturday, Nov. 11.
  • Scouts honor local veterans

    Boys Scouts, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts packed into the Knights of Columbus Hall on Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11, to serve lunch to local veterans. They all posed together before the food was ready. 

  • “The jewel of the town” is a common saying when Rye Town Council members talk about Crawford Park. To preserve their green gem, the town jumped on the opportunity to receive money when Governor Andrew Cuomo announced $2.3 million in grants from the NYS Urban Forestry Council. 
  • The best of indie Hollywood and new world cinema returns to Port Chester on a regular basis because of an exciting alliance between Talk Cinema Inc. and AMC Loews theatres. The 2017-18 season opened with the winner of the Cannes Palme d’Or and will continue monthly on select Tuesdays to show the best of new, theatrically unreleased films.

  • Clay Art Center recognizes Village of Port Chester
    Clay Art Center celebrated 60 years with its 10th annual gala fundraiser and 60th Birthday Bash on Oct. 19 at Willow Ridge Country Club in Harrison. 
  • The Westchester County Department of Health provided 3,000 people with Hepatitis A vaccinations after the popular Port Chester’s restaurant bartaco at 1 Willett Ave. exposed customers to the infection. 
  • Barr defeats Gelfarb for county legislator

    According to unofficial results posted on the Westchester County Board of Elections website Wednesday, with 100% of the vote counted, Democrat Nancy Barr defeated incumbent Republican David Gelfarb in the District 6 county legislator race representing Port Chester, Rye Brook and most of Harrison.

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