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Preserving Port Chester’s history
The newly-elected Executive Committee of the Port Chester Historical Society poses in front of the colonial garden at the Bush-Lyon Homestead at 479 King St. back in September. Back row, from left: President Jordan Allen, Vice President Paul Zaccagnino, Treasurer Toni Sacco, Secretary Carolee Brakewood. Front row, from left: Directors Kikki Short, Frank Caputzal and Miriam Spectre. The recently-rekindled Society has been meeting monthly at the Homestead, organizing the historical house’s collection and planning fun and educational activities for the community. Courtesy of Carolee Brakewood
  • Happy birthday wishes to Tom Corbia, Danny Macri, Sr., Rocco Latella and Jim Carriere, all of Port Chester, who celebrate June 14, Flag Day.

  • Facts of Life

    Michael N. Rosenblut of Rye Brook, president and CEO of The Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation, a leading provider of post-acute care, has been named a Crain’s New York Business Notable Leader in Health Care. Mr. Rosenblut also serves as the president and CEO of the Queens-Long Island Renal Institute, Inc. and is the founding chairman at AgeWell New York, a Medicare Advantage/Medicaid Advantage Plus Plan.

  • P.C. resident hired as actor, consultant 
for HBO award winning show Succession

    William Villanova, a Port Chester resident active in the Village and school district community and president of the iconic Frank E. Campbell The Funeral Chapel in New York City, was selected to act and provide consulting services for the award-winning television show Succession.

  • Happy birthday to Jill Abel of Rye Brook who celebrates May 29. Love from Jason, Paola, Sophia, Lucas, Marc, Michiyo, Bian, Jananne, Richard, Rebecca and Brittany.

  • Facts of Life

    Congratulations to Jessica Bologna of Port Chester, who received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management (cum laude) from Manhattanville College in Purchase Sat., May 13. We are so proud of your hard work and wonderful achievement! Love, your family & friends.

  • HGAR welcomes Amy DelliPaoli
as Director of Member Engagement

    The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors® is pleased to welcome Amy DelliPaoli of Rye Brook as its new Director of Member Engagement. DelliPaoli will be responsible for implementing strategic projects and developing initiatives that communicate and demonstrate the Association’s value to all HGAR members and prospective members. 

  • Happy 28th birthday to PCHS and Northeastern University graduate Anika Krause who celebrates May 17. From your friends at the Westmore News.

  • RSS student lands role
in ‘Miss Saigon’ at WPPAC

    Jared Li Gordon is no stranger to the performing arts—he’s been featured in several commercials and starred as the Blanket Monster in the animated series “Mother Goose Club,” according to his mother Esther.

  • Two RSS boys organize Holi fundraiser
and donate 400 books to school in India

    Two young students from Bruno M. Ponterio Ridge Street School in Rye Brook, brothers Sabhyas (grade 2) and Mehraj (kindergarten) Saran , organized a Holi fundraiser on Apr. 16 to support education for students in India. 

  • Happy birthday to Grayson Oling of Rye Brook who turns 20 May 13.

  • Happy birthday to Nadav Abel who celebrates May 1. He is the son of the late Stephen Abel and Yael Abel of Kibbutz Kfar Charuv, Israel; grandson of the late Mildred and Bernard Abel of Rye Brook and nephew of Richard and Jananne Abel of Port Chester.

  • Happy birthday on Apr. 28 to Leovi Fumero of Port Chester.

  • Happy birthday to Joel Simon of Rye Brook who celebrates Apr. 15.
  • Jackson Steele of Rye Brook was recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Steele was initiated at Clemson University in Clemson, S.C.

  • Happy birthday to retired Port Chester Police Chief Carl Verrastro, now of North Carolina, who turns 76 Apr. 2. He spent 25 years in the Port Chester Police Department before retiring in 1994.

  • John Reavis’s memory
lives on at Okemo

    On Feb. 11, 2023, the NASTAR Start Shack at Okemo Mountain in Ludlow, Vt. was dedicated to the memory of John W. Reavis, Jr. of Port Chester, who died on June 29, 2020.

  • Happy birthday to Bian Suzuki Wolf who turns 22 Apr. 1. She is the granddaughter of Jill Wolf Abel of Rye Brook and is a Computer Science student at SUNY Binghamton.

  • P.C. High School students to attend
2023 Students Inside Albany program

    Gwen Dominguez and Yana Patel from Port Chester High School have been chosen to attend this year’s Students Inside Albany program sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New York State Education Foundation, Inc.

  • Facts of Life
    The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles is transitioning to print-on-demand vehicle inspection certificates which will provide enhanced security by adding vehicle-specific information directly onto the inspection sticker.
  • Facts of Life

    Westchester Parks Foundation recently received a $25,000 grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation for the first-ever All Terrain Trackchair Program. The new adaptive trail program allows individuals living with paralysis, spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy and other disabilities the opportunity to enjoy trails through the use of specially designed All-Terrain Trackchairs that can be used on dirt trails, mud, sand and grass.

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