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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. 

  • 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. 

  • PCMS students win $10K for ALD Connect charity

    It was a win-win for Port Chester Middle School, as a group of sixth grade students recently took second place, which consists of $10,000 towards their chosen charity, ALD Connect, and $5,000 worth of technology for their school during the annual Lead2Feed Challenge. 

  • 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.

  • 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. 
  • Brandi and Village Beer Garden open, two other restaurants quietly close

    In the ever-changing and dynamic Port Chester and Rye Brook restaurant world, two eateries have opened within the past month, and two have closed.

  • B.B. teachers ask BOE for dignity and respect
    There was a sea of crimson gushing into the Blind Brook Middle/High School library during the evening of Monday, June 5 as red-shirted Blind Brook teachers staged a walk-in before the Board of Education meeting. 
  • 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?
  • Astronaut takes BBHS to infinity and beyond
    Witnessing firsthand the ever-expanding span of space was a pipedream for astronaut Mike Massimino, and now he’s the first person to tweet in space. 
  • 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.

  • Ridge Street School goes nuts over Allergy Awareness Week
    It was Food Allergy Awareness Week from May 15-19 and Bruno M. Ponterio Ridge Street School went nuts –the third, fourth and fifth graders all learned how to use an EpiPen, an injection of epinephrine that relieves allergy symptoms, and the younger grades made posters.
  • It’s not just a brain game
    Brain games aren’t a new fad – the most popular one out there is a mobile application called Lumosity, which has over 85 million downloads. But Blind Brook High School Computer Science Club members wanted to do something a little different than traditional puzzles. 
  • 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.
  • 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. 

  • Crawford Park is in bloom

    Flowers don’t plant themselves! This year, the community has four people to thank for the greenery outside Crawford Mansion. Two of them are Blind Brook juniors Bryan Moroch (left) and Gilad Price are working hard to gain their community service hours for school by getting their hands dirty on Sunday, May 21. 

  • Working ‘9 to 5’ has paid off

    Three Port Chester students were recognized for their work onstage during the high school’s spring musical “9 to 5.” Senior Elizabeth Montemurro, junior Taylor Masi and sophomore Grace Herbert join the ranks of the elite as all of them were nominated for 2017 Metropolitan High School Theater Awards. 

  • Drastic changes underway at historic Rye Town Park

    With rain came destruction. Last week, the rainfall not only flooded parts of Rye Town Park, it forced the staff to evacuate for fear that the buildings wouldn’t be able to withstand the weather. The emergency situation caused the Rye Town Park Commission to take action and finally work on the park’s north bathhouse roof. 

  • Blind Brook’s recount frenzy
    A school is generally empty around midnight, but Bruno M. Ponterio Ridge Street School was bustling with tired confusion as the results of the election were tallied on Tuesday, May 16. In the end, it was clear that the $43.9 million budget had passed by a wide margin with 959 “yes” votes, but the two open seats for the Board of Education remained unfilled.
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