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  • I just felt the need to respond to the letter in last week’s Westmore News entitled “Lyon Park Concert Schedule Disappointing.” I want to let everyone know how the committee works. 

  • Thank you to Hope Klein for all her hard work in making sure the Port Chester-Town of Rye, Rye Brook fireworks program was a success. Even though she ran into several obstacles, she managed to put a beautiful program together.

  • I am sad to see that some of my favorite local groups are no longer on the Lyon Park concert schedule. How do they pick these bands? Does a committee watch videos of them or go see them perform? Billy and the Showmen and Gunsmoke have been performing for years and got a good crowd.

  • I am writing in response to the letters regarding the reorganization of the administration at Blind Brook.

    I have not seen this much hysteria since the high school staged “The Crucible,” a play about the Salem witch trials. How apropos!

  • As stated in the story in last week’s paper, the Port Chester school district’s foundation aid was “severely shorted.” So what does the school board do? They hire three “social workers.”

  • The battle between some Blind Brook parents and the Blind Brook (BB) School Board cries out for more in-depth information on the parents’ complaints. Hence my compliments to Westmore News reporter Casey Watts a few issues ago for creating a spreadsheet chart to show that Blind Brook had the lowest counselor-to-student ratios of any of the “comparable” school districts...

     

  • Our police are taken for granted

    Like so many things that are good

    They don’t get the thanks and praise

    That they really should

  • Over 800,000 children in New York and New Jersey will attend day or overnight camp this summer. Through these programs, they will gain a competitive edge over children who don’t go to camp. You may be wondering how it’s possible that spending a couple of weeks at camp going swimming, doing archery and playing sports will make your child more successful than those who don’t. Allow me to make the case for camp and the value of the traditional camp experience for your child.

     
  • Thank you to all who attended Solidarity Saturday on June 18. Solidarity Saturday was held at the African American Cemetery in Rye for the purpose of calling attention to the desecration of the flags at the gravesites of over 30 veterans interned there.  Almost 100 community members from all over Westchester County attended to show support for the historic nature of the site and outrage at the unforgiveable act perpetrated.
  • A vibrant display

    Baskets of flowers hanging from the awning and pots of flowers in front of Aqui Es Santa Fe Café Colombian restaurant at Irving Avenue and Broad Street, across from the Port Chester train station, beautify that corner of the village with a vibrant display of color.

  • Beautiful People: Goldie Solomon

    Question: Who in Port Chester knows Goldie Solomon?

    Answer: Everyone. 

  • Dr. Ross, the superintendent of Blind Brook’s schools, and the Blind Brook BOE, whose primary mission is educating Blind Brook’s students, in their obsession with calculation have ignored, devalued and imperiled our children’s education.

  • I know what is wrong with our politicians. Our politicians, on both sides of the aisle, are afraid to govern when it comes time to make unpopular decisions. 
  • We would like to comment on the existing brouhaha regarding the recent elimination of the director of guidance position at Blind Brook High School and the associated dismissal of the current holder of the position, Mary Mediate, as a result of a political machination pulled off earlier this month by the district’s Board of Education. 
  • Last November, the Port Chester/Rye NAACP joined as a collaborator with the Port Chester Sustainable Alliance to pursue with Starwood Capital and endorsed by the Mayor and Trustees to accept portions of the nationwide publication of the Community Benefits Agreement.
  • Letter: Response to petition: wrong facts

    A very appropriate but uncommon (locally) thing happened to Blind Brook parent Daniel Berger and the 224 people who signed the petition denouncing the Blind Brook School Board for eliminating the position of Director of Guidance.

  • I have spent the past few weeks digesting what has happened in the Blind Brook school district and have some thoughts I would like to share as a taxpayer and parent in the district.

  • Port Chester’s past six months offer much fuel for debate between public and private interests. From Starwood and G&S residential plans, to overcrowded schools and ongoing bond revisions, to dismissing paid firefighters, exchanges have heated up. 
  • The Blind Brook Board of Education would like to thank the many community members, including students, who sent emails, wrote letters, and shared their opinions at the June 6 Board meeting regarding the Blind Brook administrative reorganization. 

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