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  • New fire service contract in place between villages

    All the pieces have fallen into place for a new five-year fire service agreement between the Villages of Port Chester and Rye Brook.

    When the current contract expires on May 30, a new one will go into effect for Port Chester’s volunteer fire companies, under the direction of Chief Michael DeVittorio, to provide fire service to the Village of Rye Brook.

     
  • Committee recommends cumulative voting for P.C.

    Port Chester’s Voting Advisory Committee has reached consensus, one of its co-chairs has presented the group’s report to the village board, and now it’s time for the board to keep moving forward.

  • P.C. school district faces deficit while state owes $191 million

    As the Port Chester School District waits to find out how much state aid it will receive toward its 2018/19 budget, concrete numbers have not yet been determined. However, as of now, it is estimated the district is facing a $3.8 million deficit.

  • Grab-n-go nutritional breakfast kiosk opens at Port Chester Middle School

    Concluding National Breakfast Week, Port Chester Middle School opened a new breakfast kiosk on Mar. 9, enabling busy students to eat a quick grab-and-go breakfast every day.

  • The art of kindness

    With emphasis on building community and kindness, BMP Ridge Street Elementary School celebrated Youth Art Month with its first school wide kick-off event to make a collaborative art project. 

  • Return of the bond

    At a heated meeting on Tuesday, Mar. 13, the Port Chester Board of Education voted to put up a new $11 million bond to address middle school repairs, lopping roughly $1.5 million off the bond that failed to pass on Feb. 6. 

  • Pressuring politicians for gun control

    The U.S. voting age may be 18 years old, but that’s not stopping Blind Brook High School students from finding ways to utilize their voice and contribute toward the nation’s gun control debate. 

  • The future of America

    One month after the fatal shooting in Parkland, Fla., thousands of high school students across the country simultaneously walked out of their classrooms both in solidarity with the victims and to make an explicit statement about gun control reform.

  • From 2,749 down to 69

    The Nor’easter that hit the area last Friday, Mar. 3 with driving rain and sustained winds of up to 50 mph caused downed trees, wires and poles, left many roads closed and 2,749 customers in Port Chester without power. They were among the 81,000 Con Ed customers who were affected by Winter Storm Riley.

  • New fire service contract ready for consideration

    There’s a good chance the Village of Port Chester is going to continue providing fire service to the Village of Rye Brook after the current 5-year contract expires on May 30. However, before that is certain, three pieces must fall into place.

  • Blind Brook students’ letters inspire gun control roundtable discussion
    After the fatal shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. on Feb. 14 took 17 lives, the nation took notice of high schoolers now taking a stand on gun control. Among 
  • JFK Early Learning Center to close at end of school year

    The Port Chester Board of Education decided not to renew the district’s lease with the Archdiocese of New York for the John F. Kennedy Magnet School Early Learning Center (ELC) at their special meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the middle school auditorium.

  • Closing ELC complicates Port Chester bond debate

    The Port Chester Board of Education went back to the drawing board at its special meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 27, to discuss the next steps after the $12.5 million middle school safety bond failed on Feb. 6. 

  • Village and G&S wrestle with parking as Colony Grill construction continues

    Construction of the Colony Grill is causing agita for downtown Port Chester businesses once again as the marina parking lot closed completely last week without notice and the 56-space temporary lot across from AMC Loews movie theaters has been closed on and off since Jan. 2.

  • District voters voice opinions after safety bond rejected

    The first Port Chester Board of Education meeting after the failed $12.5 million middle school safety bond referendum on Tuesday, Feb. 13, was dominated by public commenters voicing their pleas and desires as to how middle school repairs and projects should be funded.

  • On the brink of breaking the cap

    Due to the surprise $4.7 million tax refund for major commercial properties and increases in special education, retirement and healthcare costs, the 2018/19 Blind Brook School District budget may ask resident voters to override the tax levy cap. 

  • Once an Eagle, always an Eagle

    Eugene Cerniglia, born on Feb. 19, 1921 in New York City, joined Port Chester Boy Scout Troop 3 in 1932. By 1938, he had earned 34 merit badges by the time he was 17, above and beyond what’s needed to earn the Eagle rank, but he did not get the opportunity to complete the path. 

  • Knitting from the heart

    For the past three years, Helen Kaufman, 99, and Anna Lemiszko, 85, multitasked television time with knitting skills to raise money for charity.

  • The bond goes down

    Dozens of Port Chester School District residents, staff and Board of Education members anxiously waited at 9 p.m. in the Port Chester Middle School gymnasium on Tuesday, Feb. 6, as the ballots for the $12.5 million safety bond were tallied. 

  • State declares P.C. schools subject to financial stress
    A fiscal stress report from the Office of the New York State Comptroller announced on Thursday, Jan. 25 that 26 school districts state-wide have been designated as fiscally stressed. 
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