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  • Elevator is open at P.C. station

    After a year of construction, the elevator accessing the northbound Metro-North platform in Port Chester opened to the public last Thursday, Nov. 30.

  • Community groups collect 10,000 names protesting Port Chester man’s deportation

    After attending an immigration check-in with Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Oct. 18, Aroldo Soto-Contreras of Port Chester was detained, at risk of deportation and remains in custody at the Bergen Detention Facility in New Jersey.

  • Port Chester school board votes to consider new $14.4 million bond

    The Port Chester Board of Education voted to authorize Superintendent Dr. Edward Kliszus to prepare a resolution for a new $14.4 million maintenance bond. The board held a special meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 28. to specifically discuss emergency repairs at the Port Chester Middle School after a 4,500-pound concrete overhang fell from the building on Oct. 26. 

  • Buffalo Wild Wings closes

    Buffalo Wild Wings at 44 Westchester Ave. closed permanently at the end of business Sunday, Nov. 19, making it the last restaurant to vacate space in The Waterfront at Port Chester retail, dining and entertainment destination.

  •  A look inside PCHS’s IB program
    One of four – Port Chester High School is one of the few schools in the county that offers International Baccalaureate (IB) courses. 
  • En garde!

    Sabres at the ready! A new fencing club opened in Port Chester at the end of August. 

    Precision-based swordplay isn’t out of style yet – fencing is rising in popularity within the state: about 11,194 people participated in the activity in 2014-2015, according to the National Fencing Club Rankings based on an analysis of data.
  • Happy Thanksgiving!
    Thanksgiving falls on Thursday, Nov. 24, but the Anthony J. Posillipo Community Center celebrated with local seniors the Tuesday before. 
  • Scouts honor local veterans

    Boys Scouts, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts packed into the Knights of Columbus Hall on Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11, to serve lunch to local veterans. They all posed together before the food was ready. 

  • Another bond is on the horizon for Port Chester School District
    In 1965, Port Chester Middle School was built and 86 precast concrete panels were placed over the windows and building entrances. 
  • Pride of P.C. takes second place in national competition in Pa.

    In a patriotic show, the Port Chester High School Marching Band showed the Pride of Port Chester was also “Proud to be an American.” 

    Their show consisted of three songs: “American Salute” based on Morton Gould’s rendition, “American Trilogy” by Elvis and “God Bless the U.S.A.” by Lee Greenwood. This is former Band Director Bob Vitti’s final show.

  • Barr defeats Gelfarb for county legislator

    According to unofficial results posted on the Westchester County Board of Elections website Wednesday, with 100% of the vote counted, Democrat Nancy Barr defeated incumbent Republican David Gelfarb in the District 6 county legislator race representing Port Chester, Rye Brook and most of Harrison.

  • Forty people gather at cemetery to celebrate Veterans Day
    It’s been a busy year, but nevertheless, emissary of the Rye Town African American Cemetery David Thomas managed to dig up new mysteries and correct mistakes at the African American Cemetery next to Greenwood Union Cemetery in Rye. 
  • Park Avenue School honors local veterans
    Mother DeAnne Ostrowski embraces her son Tyrus, 9, as he presents her and her husband Jason with medals of honor during Park Avenue School’s Veterans Day ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 8. 
  • County legislator candidates Gelfarb and Barr spar over airport, gun shows and more

    At a League of Women Voters forum last Thursday for the candidates for District 6 County Legislator at Blind Brook High School, where there were disagreements but no fireworks, Democratic candidate Nancy Barr said her opponent, incumbent Republican David Gelfarb, was nice and very smart. She added that she exhibited both of those qualities as well, which brought some chuckles from the audience and set the tone for the well-attended and extremely civil debate.

  • About 4,500 pounds of concrete fell, closing Port Chester Middle School
    No one heard the shatter or saw the window overhang fall, but many Port Chester High School Band students saw the damage it caused on Thursday, Oct. 26 around 8:30 p.m. The concrete structure, which is estimated to weigh 4,500 pounds by Fuller & D’Angelo P.C. Architects and Planners’ engineer, peeled away from the back of Port Chester Middle School, shattered room 107’s window, and landed on the ground.
  • Bartaco is open and sanitized after Hepatitis A exposure
    The Westchester County Department of Health provided 3,000 people with Hepatitis A vaccinations after bartaco, a popular Port Chester restaurant, exposed customers to the infection. An employee with the illness handled food, causing the potential health risk.
  • Spreading the joy of reading
    Second grade John F. Kennedy Magnet School student Ryan Chunchi goes over a few book options with Give More HUGS volunteer Darin Iraj, 15, of Harrison during the second annual New York BookShare Fair on Friday, Oct. 27. 
  • Lapse in federal funding puts Open Door in uncertain waters

    Congress allowed the $3.6 billion in federal funding to lapse on Oct. 1, meaning the future is unclear for community-based health centers such as Port Chester’s Open Door Family Medical Center. 

  • A model to serve the world
    A century-old idea was revived in the 1990s and is now the backbone of the Port Chester School District. As one of four demonstration sites in the country for full-service community schooling, the district was put in the international spotlight. 
  • Turning Rye Ridge Shopping Center into a Halloween-themed work of art

    Sir Anthony Faust, 7, works on his masterpiece of two dragons falling in love. The Port Chester resident painted one of Chipotle’s windows on Saturday, Oct. 21 during Rye Ridge Shopping Center’s Window Painting event. 

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