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  • Library’s first book festival will feature local authors
    Twenty-one authors from around Westchester will be sharing their stories with the public during the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library’s first Local Authors Book Festival on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Bobcat sighted in Rye Brook
    A Rye Brook resident’s son pointed out a large cat to his father that was on the hillside behind their home on Lincoln Avenue around 7:45 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 28. The cat was about four feet long from its head to its tail, had furry pointed ears, a short tail and spotted rear legs and belly, similar to that of a bobcat, according to homeowner Frank Drazka. Drazka quickly snapped a photo and reported the sighting to Rye Brook police.
  • Learning the language of computers at the library
    Anyone over the age of 14 was given the opportunity to learn another language, but this dialect isn’t generally spoken out loud. The Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library offered an outlet through their Coding for Teens class for anyone interested in learning more about how to create online things from scratch. Every Wednesday for six weeks, eight Port Chester students got together to learn how to make their own personalized website.
  • Rye Brook police have made it possible for residents to register their home as vacant. A vacant house check consists of an officer checking your residence and the surrounding area for any suspicious activity at random times as call loads permit, according to a written statement from the police department. 

  • Smile! You’re on ‘Candid Camera’!
    Peter Funt from the “Candid Camera” crew was at Atria Rye Brook on Monday, Nov. 28. 
  • 247 families get all the fixings for a Thanksgiving dinner
    In what has become a tradition that gets bigger and better every year, an army of volunteers distributed turkeys and other foodstuffs to make a hearty Thanksgiving dinner to 247 Port Chester families two days before the holiday from the basement of St. Peter’s Church.
  • Port Chester Sustainable Alliance calls for public to use its leverage

    The fate of the former United Hospital site in Port Chester is still unknown, but village residents and experts weighed in on what they believe needs to be done for the village and the proposed project to thrive on Thursday, Nov. 17 at the Knights of Columbus Hall.


  • Port Chester police station gets a much-needed upgrade

    The Port Chester police station has changed considerably over the past three months after the building received a much-needed renovation.

    The department was able to create a new locker room for lieutenants and sergeants, a break room, a refurbished squad room and two new murals...

  • Village of Rye Brook sees highest house sale in 3 years

     Kori Sassower of Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty’s Rye brokerage represented the buyer in the highest sale in three years for Rye Brook.


  • Remembering a son, brother and friend

    Rye Brook resident Christina Touri lights a candle at her brother’s memorial in Garibaldi Park on Monday, Nov. 21. Joey Touri died on Nov. 21, 2014 after a car accident. His family recently purchased a bench and a memorial plaque in remembrance of the teenager who used to love playing basketball on the courts at Garibaldi Park.

  • Port Chester receives $47K grant to write stormwater control manual

    The Village of Port Chester was among 25 local governments and community groups awarded a total of $1.3 million in grants on Monday, Nov. 14 to improve the health and ecosystem of Long Island Sound.

    The projects, which are funded through the Long Island Sound Futures Fund, will restore 27 acres of habitat.
  • Veterans thanked at local ceremony
    Veterans Frank Brookfield of Rye Brook, Tom Giorgi of Rye Brook and Marvin Goldowsky of Port Chester place a memorial wreath in front of the main monument at Veterans’ Memorial Park.
  • Rye Town Park faces 2017 without a restaurant

    Whether or not Rye Town Park will have a restaurant for the 2017 season has been a large topic of debate at recent Rye Town Park Commission meetings. The negotiations finally came to an end during the Tuesday, Nov. 15 meeting when the commission unanimously approved their final proposal to Seaside Johnnies owner John Ambrose. 

  • Police and Costco team up for best food drive ever
    The Port Chester Police Association had its most successful Fall Food Drive to date on Saturday, Nov. 5 in front of Costco.
  • Knights and Girl Scouts thank vets for their service
    Port Chester Girl Scout Natalie Tempesta serves Joe Vita, a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, during the Veterans Thank You Luncheon at the Port Chester Knights of Columbus Hall on Saturday, Nov. 5.
  • P.C. students volunteer to help people in need

    An assembly line of seven Cerebral Palsy of Westchester and Port Chester Middle School students packing food into blue plastic bags was the focal point at CPW in Rye Brook on Wednesday, Oct. 26.

  • Living through history

    Seventy-five years ago a lifelong Rye Town resident and Port Chester businessman enlisted in the National Guard at the age of 23 to fight for his country during World War II. 

  • Developer and village dispute need for permits for parking lot

    The parcel at the intersection of Westchester Avenue and North Main Street in the heart of downtown Port Chester, currently slated for development of a residential and retail building, has been used as a parking lot on and off over the years but never had the proper permits for such use, according to the Village of Port Chester.

  • Conviction overturned: R.B. woman wins on appeal

    It all started with a rented room in a single-family home.

    The Village of Rye Brook’s zoning code placed 109 North Ridge St. in a single-family zone, meaning rooms could not be leased out to an unrelated party. Homeowner Diane James received a notice of violation for the rented space and took it to court in August 2013. 
  • Public comments lead to revised plan for 259 N. Ridge

    A controversial plan for eight units of affordable housing in two buildings plus two market rate homes on a challenging 4-acre parcel on a dangerous curve at 259 North Ridge St. is currently on the front burner. It has been going through the Village of Rye Brook’s approval process since June 2015. It has been going through the Village of Rye Brook’s approval process since June 2015.

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