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  • In Line with Caroline: The more the merrier

    Naughty or nice, chances are you are getting something good this year! With disposable income on the rise and consumer confidence at its highest in nearly two decades, Americans are getting into the holiday spirit and spending billions more on gifts. That means plenty of tidings of comfort and joy for just about everyone on Santa’s list.

  • I was going to write regarding the BOT and the BOE and why they are leading us to bankruptcy, but I decided to dedicate this letter only to the Board of Education, because it is that board that is going to hurt us the most with what they are proposing.

  • Letter: Remembering Sissy Sherlock

    A mutual friend and neighbor asked me to come out of my letter-writing retirement (temporarily) to write a letter about Sissy Sherlock, who died in early November. "Write one like you wrote for Bill," her husband, who died nearly 20 years ago. Come to think about it, I wrote the tribute to Bill at the request of the same person who asked me today. So I am out of letter-writing retirement (temporarily) for him, and for her.

  • Village Crier: Signs that don’t make a good impression
    I’ve been driving on North Pearl Street in Port Chester on my way to Kohl’s Shopping Center or to get to fast food row and have noticed one help wanted sign on the front lawn of a house there. The one sign never bothered me. But recently it has propagated to three large red signs, all identical, propped up by sandbags.
  • Reporter’s Notebook: George Budde: We’ll never see his like again

    Our ever faithful and reliable postman, George Budde, took me aside a few weeks ago and broke the news: he would be retiring Jan. 3, 2018 after nearly 50 years in the Post Office. 

  • I am with Monroe Mann; the bridge should stay the Tappan Zee Bridge. 

  • If a new school bond is approved, how many landlords will ultimately raise their tenants’ rent to compensate for an increase in their school tax? How many low-income families will it affect? How many seniors on fixed incomes? Can you afford to pay more school tax? 

  • Beautiful People: Chet Edwards

    Chet Edwards has always marched to the beat of his own drum. That’s probably why his life has been so interesting. Born in Denver, Colorado, Chet traveled around the United States and recalled his dad’s unique occupation as an itinerant cemetery manager, a job that required a lot of travel. As a result, the family was constantly uprooted. By the time he was 16, Chet had attended eight schools in nine years. 

  • Girl Scouts put together Thanksgiving food baskets
    The Port Chester/Rye Brook Girl Scouts thank the community for the outpouring of support for their annual Thanksgiving food drive. 
  • If I owned a multi-family home and raised the rent for my tenants to provide updates and expansions for their living space, would it be right to shift funds and end such projects to take care of a leaky roof?
  • Branch members at our last meeting of the Port Chester-Rye NAACP discussed the Confederate flag incident at the Port Chester Yacht Club. We reached a consensus that we will take no action concerning a member of that club flying a Confederate flag from his boat. However, we condemn in the strongest possible terms the utterance of an anti-Semitic remark at a public meeting by a past commodore of the yacht club.
  • After attending the Port Chester Board of Education meeting last week, I felt that I should share my thoughts with my fellow taxpayers. As most of you know, there has been extensive damage to our Middle School.
  • My deep appreciation to the voters of Port Chester and Rye Brook for their strong vote of confidence on my election as County Executive. 
  • Because of recent events at the Port Chester Middle School, it has come to my attention that there is quite a lot of repair work and safety construction to be done. This matter is very serious and will be discussed and determined by the Board as to how to pay for this project.

  • My friends, I am sure that by now everyone has heard of the major problems we have at our middle school. Now there was no warning to what happened, and we can all be thankful that school was closed.

  • In Line with Caroline  TALKING TURKEY: Doing Thanksgiving your own way

    This Thanksgiving I have plenty to be thankful for – not the least of which is our family's decision to celebrate at a restaurant. Yes, this year we will be among the 10 percent of Americans who dine out. For we pilgrims, this is progress.

  • Dick Hubert: Reporter’s Notebook  Rating the Port Chester Fire Department

    The Village of Rye Brook is in the midst of negotiating with the Village of Port Chester to determine a yearly fee for the services of the all-volunteer Port Chester Fire Department (PCFD) to supplement the efforts of the tiny all-professional Rye Brook Fire Department.

  • Last Tuesday I was honored to be elected Westchester County Legislator for Port Chester, Rye Brook and Harrison. During the campaign, I had the privilege of meeting and talking with individuals from all parts of the district. 
  • Thanksgiving is a time when families and friends get together to share a meal and enjoy each other’s company. 
  • Village Crier: Yacht Club sign makes you wonder
    A few weeks ago, I wrote about a Confederate flag that flew for quite a while on the back of a boat moored in the harbor at the Port Chester Yacht Club. 
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