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  • 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. 
  • Blind Brook student conducts original brain cancer research

    A Blind Brook High School senior has a bright-looking future, trusting his instinct to follow his neural pathways into the world of cancer research. 

  • Bond ballot is coming: How will you vote?

    As the Port Chester School District’s $12.5 million safety bond vote approaches, the community and Board of Education remain divided. The only consistent rhetoric on both ends remains that taxpayers need to get out and vote. 

  • Future of glass office building on South Main Street unclear

    The 40,000-square-foot glass office building that was once to have been the cornerstone of Port Chester’s economic revitalization may soon be a thing of the past. The owner is proposing to sell the 1 Gateway Plaza building to Safeguard Self-Storage for the construction of a self-storage facility.

  • Energy radiates at MLK Celebration

    Saint Frances AME Zion Church in Port Chester was filled to the brim, requiring the setup of extra folding chairs in the aisles to seat hundreds of community members eager to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday, Jan. 21. 

  • New Broad St. development gains traction

    Of the three new development projects that have been presented for downtown Port Chester in recent months, one is moving forward.

  • Blind Brook 6th graders win prize at First Lego League Challenge

    Even though they were the rookies, three local sixth-graders took home medals and trophies from the regional qualifier First Lego League Challenge. 

  • The science of addiction

    Research shows that willpower is irrelevant when it comes to the ability to get hooked on drugs, and some children are more prone to addiction than others, according to neuroscientist Dr. Stephen Dewey. 

  • Newly elected officials address concerns, questions over coffee

    Immigration protection and the opioid epidemic were among several hot topics that Westchester constituents raised to newly elected county politicians last weekend. 

  • State of the State highlights

    Though in many aspects New York State is at its peak, with lower taxes and unemployment rates than residents have seen in years, there are still concerns citizens are expressing to the government.  

  • Three Port Chester locals become the new cops in town

    Moises Ochoa, a new Port Chester police recruit, wanted to be a police officer since he was a child.

    “Everything in my life has pretty much led to the spot I am right now,” the 26-year-old said. “I like to serve, I like to help people. At Halloween when I was a little kid, I was always a cop, or Batman.”

  • Tax pre-payments show resident concern

    When the Town of Rye announced it would accept property tax pre-payments in response to the federal tax bill reducing allowable deductions to $10,000, citizens took advantage. 

  • Bulkhead finally being replaced, but at what cost to the taxpayer?

    Bricks began sinking in the riverfront promenade that surrounds the Costco parking lot in downtown Port Chester back in 2006, more than a decade ago, which turned out to be a sign of structural damage below.

  • Q closes temporarily, to reopen in new spot

    Q Authentic Barbeque Restaurant at 112 North Main St. closed Dec. 31 after almost 13 years. However, never fear, it will reopen sometime in 2018 at a new location.

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