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  • Group home fight goes on

    The Village of Port Chester isn’t going to take no for an answer when it comes to fighting the construction of a group home at the rear of 51 Betsy Brown Rd.

    The Board of Trustees voted 4-2, with Trustee Luis Marino absent and Trustees Dan Brakewood and Greg Adams dissenting, to continue the court battle against Ability Beyond Disability’s proposal...
  • Four running for two seats on P.C. Board of Education

    This year, four candidates are battling for two open seats on the Port Chester Board of Education. 

    To read their bios, click on their names: current board members Anne Capeci and Bob Johnson, former member Tom Corbia and newcomer Joe Lodato.

  • Three running for two seats on B.B. Board of Education

    It’s that time of year when seats on the Blind Brook Board of Education are up for grabs. This year, three candidates submitted petitions with the required signatures and are battling for the honor to serve their district by filling the two open chairs. 

    To read their bios, click on their names: current board president Jeff Diamond, former board president Steve Kaplan and newcomer Jennifer Schlactus

  • The art of creation: Using eggs as a base

    How can anyone turn an ordinary bird egg into a work of art? Rye Brook resident Theresa DiLucchio says all it takes is steady hands and plenty of practice. But if you asked DiLucchio to draw a straight line 40 years ago, the now 90-year-old would have just laughed.

    She never imagined that attending an Egg Show in Westlake, Calif., in the 1970s with her sister would introduce her to the world of art
  • CC-HR students celebrate the story of Good Friday

    Corpus Christi-Holy Rosary School eighth graders perform Living Stations of the Cross in celebration of Good Friday and Easter on Wednesday, April 12 at Corpus Christi Church. 

  • Wingstop vs. Buffalo Wild Wings

    On a Sunday night last month I set out to discover which wing restaurant in town had the better chicken wings, something I had been planning to do since Wingstop opened in mid-December.

  • Port Chester loses group home fight

    The Village of Port Chester has lost its fight in court challenging Ability Beyond Disability’s proposal to construct a group home on a vacant piece of property on Betsy Brown Road. 

  • King Street School audience demands answers from Astorino

    This wasn’t the worst or the unruliest “Ask Astorino” event; no one stormed King Street School’s auditorium stage on Wednesday, March 29, but all the shouting and hissed insults could have scared away any passerby. 

  • May the fastest Cub Scout win!

    The Pinewood Derby was off on a count of three, two, one, go! The Cub Scouts’ staple event began and ended with eruptions of cheers from the scouts and parents alike during Port Chester Pack 19’s annual Pinewood Derby on Saturday, March 25 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Rye Brook. 

  • Blind Brook grad reels in dream of opening his own fish store

    A love of science doesn’t always have to lead to a career in medicine – for one Blind Brook High School graduate, it led to opening his own store in which he breeds and sells fish. 

  • Crawford Park renovations are underway

    Park-goers may have noticed that the Crawford Park pavilion has been closed off for construction. The same will soon be said for the mansion and the playground. On Thursday, March 23, the Rye Town Council presented all of the plans for the park, which were met with praise from the audience.

  • PCHS is working '9 to 5’

    It’s a man’s world in the 1970s, but somehow three women manage to take charge to change their lives forever during the Port Chester High School Drama Club performance of “9 to 5.” The musical runs on Friday, March 30 and Saturday, April 1 in the auditorium. Showtime is at 7 p.m. both nights. 

  • Learning Girl Scouts of the USA history from the founder’s great-great nephew
    Port Chester Girl Scouts were in for a few treats that were out of this world during their “Girl Scouts Around the World” party on Sunday, March 12. 
  • Retiring to the slopes: P.C. man focuses on skiing

    Sometimes it only takes one winter for the skiing bug to bite you.

  • Rocking out for a good cause

    It was a night of drinking, hors d’oeuvres, donations and rocking out to Rolling Stones tribute band Jumping Jack Flash during the Concert for Carver on Saturday, March 4 at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester

  • STEM-ing up a storm during B.B.’s science fair
    Whiz kids filled Blind Brook Middle/High School’s student commons with their new inventions, research and ideas during the school’s annual STEM Fest on Saturday, March 18. 
  • Fighting the freeze with fun

    You don’t need fancy toys to have fun in the snow. Three-year-old Astrid Martinez-Ruiz scoops up snow at the corner of Ellendale Avenue and Franklin Street with a dustpan Tuesday afternoon after the bulk of the white stuff from nor’easter Stella had fallen.

  • Two weeks and one more rally before the P.C. school bond vote
    The Port Chester Board of Education and former Bond Advisory Committee members hosted a presentation and a question/answer session at the Port Chester Middle School on Wednesday, March 8 in an effort to answer any lingering questions about the upcoming $79.95M capital project.
  • The aroma of Moroccan cuisine coming to a restaurant near you
    Ever since I noticed the banner revealing that a Moroccan restaurant was coming to town back in October, I was thrilled. The fact that little information was available about it added to the intrigue. 
  • Mayoral candidates exhibit different leadership styles
    Gregory K. Adams and Richard A. “Fritz” Falanka, the two candidates running for mayor in the election that is less than two weeks away, met in the Westmore News office last Friday, Mar. 3, for a cordial 2-hour discussion about six of the major issues facing the Village of Port Chester. 
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