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  • R.B. and P.C. object to assessment of cell towers on village property

    Village officials in both Rye Brook and Port Chester are up in arms about the fact that the cell towers on village property are being assessed for the first time this year.

    When property owners received their 2017 Assessment Notification from the Town of Rye assessor at the beginning of June, telling them whether the valuation of their property went up or down, the villages also received such notifications. 

  • Updated: Port Chester teen falls to his death at abandoned United Hospital site

    A tragedy struck Port Chester on Tuesday, June 20 around 8:23 p.m. when a group of 7-8 teenagers (all 14-16 years old) were trespassing on the roof of one of the buildings on the former United Hospital site, located at 406 Boston Post Rd. 

  • Adding more green to Crawford Park

    The next phase of Crawford Park’s renovation is underway: the Rye Town Council chose Con-Tech Construction Technology to build the sensory garden, which will be located adjacent to the playground. 

    Along with the mansion’s original outdoor fountain, the garden will contain a variety of flowers and plants to stimulate the senses.
  • Rye Town to file suit against City of Rye

    No one likes to pay taxes, especially when the property used to be tax exempt. On July 27, 2016, the State Appellate Court decided to put Rye Town Park’s restaurant space on the tax rolls. Due to the wording of the court’s decision, the entire park, not just the restaurant, was deemed assessable.

  • Proposing to slash federal education spending by $9.2 billion, with cuts for New York exceeding $433 million per year, George Latimer (D-Rye), the top Democrat on the NYS Senate Education Committee, blasted the Trump Administration's proposed 2017-18 Federal Budget on Monday, June 12. 
  • Senior center gets a new bus

    Last week the Port Chester Senior Community Center received a new bus for transporting senior citizens to and from the center on Grace Church Street, to doctors’ appointments, shopping and on trips. 

  • Recognizing the difference they make in Port Chester
    Port Chester is a village bursting at the seams with people who are trying to make a difference. Every once in a while, some of those individuals are honored by various organizations. 
  • From cartoon unicorns to life lessons: R.B. author writes about special needs
    Fly along with the fastest baby unicorn as she teaches parents and kids what it is like to grow up with special needs. 
  • The forgotten history of Bush-Lyon Homestead
    Have you ever noticed the white house in Lyon Park as you drive by on King Street or walk through the green field? 
  • Cleaning up the Village

    Port Chester High School sophomore Grace Herbert was on her knees to ensure every piece of trash was picked up and properly disposed of in the MTA parking lot near the Metro-North station and Village Beer Garden. 

  • Plan for neighborhood retail will now include a restaurant

    Construction is taking place on North Main Street near the Greenwich border where Port North Main Street LLC received a change of zoning to allow for retail use or personal service shops. However, plans have been altered from the original concept for the two parcels at 531 and 601 North Main.

  • Doubling a decade and archiving history

    Long-term Rye Town Park restaurant vendors are only entitled to a maximum 10-year lease before the park commission must go out to bid again. This restriction posed a problem for the former lessee, John Ambrose of Seaside Johnnies, which led to his not accepting a short-term lease and pulling out of the park.

  • Honoring a local celebrity
    Who would have guessed that a student from Port Chester High School would have turned out to be one of the most celebrated variety television show hosts of all time?
  • Port Chester’s Food to Grow On celebrates its seventh year
    On Sunday, June 11, Port Chester’s Food to Grow on program will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in the All Souls Parish Presbyterian Church sanctuary. The church address is 55 Parkway Dr. in Port Chester. 
  • Construction taking away precious parking spaces

    Have you noticed the big pile of dirt in the marina parking lot off Abendroth Avenue? How could you miss it? Have you heard the tap-tap-tapping sound? Construction has begun on the Colony Grill that will be located on the triangular piece of property adjacent to the Byram River.

  • Taking care of business

    With the retirement of the two top dogs in the finance office after more than 30 years, the Village of Rye Brook hired one new person and promoted another from within.

    Patricia A. Lepre of Port Chester was hired as village treasurer starting May 17. She will earn $123,000 a year.
  • A miracle on King Street

    More than 37,000 United States residents die in motor vehicle accidents each year, according to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, but thankfully two drivers traveling on King Street in Rye Brook managed to escape with their lives on Friday, May 26. 

  • Honoring deceased veterans at St. Mary’s Cemetery
    Veterans Peter Sileo of Rye Brook and Silvio Buccieri of Port Chester place flags at the graves of veterans in Rye Brook’s St. Mary’s Cemetery Saturday afternoon, May 27, in preparation for Memorial Day.
  • With the New York State Budget finalized, Senator George Latimer and his Assembly colleagues have announced this year’s transportation funding for community roads and bridges throughout the 37th Senate district.

  • Port Chester officer is ‘MADD’ about stopping drunk driving

    One police officer arrested 128 drunk drivers in 2016, which is the highest number of driving while intoxicated detentions in the state, and he is Port Chester’s own Jason Behar. 

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