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  • A Rye Brook man rests his fingers after 63 years at Corpus Christi’s organ

    He couldn’t have guessed that a tattling older sister would be the reason his life changed forever.

    Anthony Austin was 7 years old when his sister dragged him over to Father Alfonso Volonte of Corpus Christi Church and told him that Austin was so bad and Volonte needed to do something about it. 
  • Rye Town Park and beachgoers won’t go hungry this summer

    It was an uphill battle for the Rye Town Park Commission, who learned in November 2016 that Rye Town Park will be without a restaurant and concession stands after Seaside Johnnies owner John Ambrose walked away from their offer of a 1-year lease. But the six commissioners can now see the top of the hill as they, with the help of JGL Food Service Consultants, have unanimously chosen a new vendor.

  • Celebrating Clay Art Center’s 60 years of cultivating the arts
    What was once a 1940s jazz club was transformed into the 1960s lone beacon of the East Coast, said artist and Rewind exhibit curator Reena Kashyap.
  • Along with the 2017 Rye Town Park budget comes some slight differences in park fees, such as the cost to park for non-permit holders. 

  • Building of Colony Grill approved for waterfront

    Following a public hearing and discussions that extended over two meetings, the Port Chester Board of Trustees gave the final approvals to G&S Investors to build a Colony Grill restaurant on the triangular piece of property off the marina parking lot. It is one of the last parcels in the G&S downtown development plan, the other being the vacant lot across from the AMC Loews movie theater complex and Buffalo Wild Wings.

  • Former Port Chester sup’t to teach citizenship class
    If you were to go out and ask 10 adults who the current United States Secretary of Defense is, how many people do you think could answer James Mattis? 
  • Turning 750 pounds of clay into 1,000 hours of service

    Molding a community is not much different than shaping a clay bowl – it has be kneaded, shaped and sculpted by the hands that make it. That is the reasoning behind Edward “Teddy” Poneman’s Bowling Together initiative, an idea that received a $2,500 grant from ArtsWestchester for 2017. He received the grant in December 2016. 

  • Rye Ridge Pharmacy stages a grand opening celebration

    Although Rye Ridge Pharmacy has been open since Dec. 12, the owners decided to follow the lead of their neighbor Balducci’s and stage a grand opening celebration on Saturday, Feb. 11. 

  • Celebrating Port Chester’s black history and influence

    The Carver Center honored three people of color who have made significant impacts on the Village of Port Chester during the organization’s Black History Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 11. 

  • Snow sculptures crafted at Crawford Park
    Doughnut sculpture rolled and hollowed out on the Lincoln Avenue side of Crawford Park on Saturday, Feb. 11 using the snow from the storm 
  • Snow day scenes
    Bryan Johnson slides with his daughters Kaitlin, 7, and Hannah, 4, down the gradual hill beside Park Avenue School during the height of the storm last Thursday, Feb. 9 which left about 10 inches of white, powdery snow on the ground. 
  • Valentine’s Day luncheon fills the room with red

    Friends Bill Mel (left) and Dave O’Brien of Rye Brook go in on the 50/50 raffle during the Rye Brook Seniors’ Valentine’s Day luncheon at the Posillipo Center on Tuesday, Feb. 14. Selling the tickets is Bernice Martino of Louis Court.

  • Westchester County has agreed to run Port Chester’s mayoral election on Mar. 21.

    “Everything has been worked out,” said Republican Election Commissioner Doug Colety on Tuesday, Feb. 7. “We are going to conduct this election. The question is how the election is going to be conducted in 2019, but we will revisit that at that time.”

  • Villages now going back and forth to reach amended fire accord

    Port Chester and Rye Brook are talking about an amended fire service agreement once again.

  • The NYU Capstone “Team Sound View” is working with the Town of Rye to identify and engage stakeholders in Rye Town Park/Oakland Beach to assist in formulating a park mission and vision statement.  

  • Temple Sholom teens travel to S.C. for ‘Weekend of Service’

    Over Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend, 9th through 12th graders from Temple Sholom in Greenwich and J-Teen Leadership of Westchester joined together to participate in a teen-led community service experience in Charleston, S.C. 

  • Former village manager to challenge current village trustee for mayor
    The caucuses have come and gone and now it’s a horse race as two candidates for mayor of Port Chester have been nominated and confirmed: former longtime Village Clerk and Village Manager Richard “Fritz” Falanka and seven-year Port Chester Trustee Gregory K. Adams.
  • Bread is broken at Balducci’s
    Rye Brook Mayor Paul Rosenberg, surrounded by Balducci’s employees, cuts a 12-foot-long loaf of seeded Italian bread to mark the opening of the long-awaited Balducci’s Food Lover’s Market
  • Rye Brook officials are frustrated at the slow pace of negotiations with the Village of Port Chester on an interim fire services agreement so the two villages don’t end up back in court.

    “Our board is certainly frustrated,” said Mayor Paul Rosenberg. “We were frustrated when they broke the contract in the beginning and that frustration has only grown.”

  • How do the new executive orders on immigration affect Port Chester?
    Unpack those bags – it’s not time to move yet. Many Port Chester residents are worried about how President Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigration will affect them, which is not surprising considering 59 percent of Port Chester’s population is Hispanic or Latino, according to the 2010 U.S. Census data.
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