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  • Blind Brook’s new teachers’ contract brings raises and new step policy
    Blind Brook teachers were operating under an expired 2015-16 contract that many teachers argued did not allow them raises. The Board of Education announced on Monday, Aug. 14 that this is no longer the case.
  • Blind Brook sets date for bond referendum

    The Blind Brook School Board set the date for the community’s vote on the district’s proposed $44.7 million capital project. Polls will be open on Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in Bruno M. Ponterio Ridge Street School’s old gym at the front of the school. 

  • Getting ready for school; Playground overhaul at RSS
    Out with the old and in with the new! Bruno M. Ponterio Ridge Street School’s playground is getting an upgrade: the decrepit wooden structures are being replaced with a triple somersault, additional swings, a climbing dome and a custom ladder from Kompan, Inc.
  • The Port Chester High School Class of 1951 will hold its 66th Reunion and Birthday Bash on Sunday, Sept. 10 at Westchester Burger, 275 S. Ridge St., Rye Brook. It will start at 1 p.m. with an indefinite end time.

    The 68th reunion of the Port Chester High School Class of 1949 will be held Sat., Oct. 21 at Pasquale’s Ristorante, 2 Putnam Ave., Port Chester, from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

  • Bob Vitti retires as PCHS band director
    Bob Vitti is retiring from his position as Port Chester High School band director and music teacher. He will instead be a temporary part-time instructional support specialist in the music department. 
  • Growing green thumbs at PCMS’s Giving Garden
    Up on the hill alongside the Port Chester Middle School’s roadway is a tucked away and fenced-in green treasure trove. Eleven years ago, the hillside was barren with empty plots littering the grassy field. 
  • Marching towards a magical moment

    Their music marched them straight into a world of magic; the Saints Brigade Drum and Bugle Corps is performing in two parades in Magic Kingdom on Saturday, July 15. They will be playing five pieces as they walk through the park: “Empire State of Mind,” “When a Man Loves a Woman,” “Legend of the One-Eyed Sailor,” “I Need to Know,” and “Feeling Good.” 

  • Port Chester Yacht Club presents $500 scholarship to 2 PCHS seniors

    The Port Chester Yacht Club (PCYC) presented two Port Chester High School seniors with scholarship awards this year. Emily Loiaconi and James Repaci each received a certificate and a $500 scholarship award during the PCHS Senior Awards Ceremony on May 18. 

  • Blind Brook Board of Education sticks with leadership status quo

    It’s the same-old, same-old for this coming academic year when it comes to Blind Brook Board of Education’s leadership. During their annual reorganizational meeting on Thursday, July 6, Jeff Diamond and Ryan Goldstein kept their positions of power at the head of the U-shaped table. 

  • Wolff and Capeci take the reins of Port Chester school board

    The Port Chester Board of Education was shaken up during its annual reorganization meeting on Monday, July 10 when a new person entered the fray and two new leaders took their positions in the center of the table. 

  • B.B. music groups excel at spring competitions

    The Blind Brook Music Department is pleased to announce the following accomplishments by its performing groups this spring:

  • The next five years look a little bleak for the Port Chester School District in terms of finances. Assistant Superintendent for Business Maura McAward presented the district’s five-year outlook (2016-2021) during the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, June 20. 

  • PCHA presents laptop to deserving PCHS grad

    For the third year in a row, the Port Chester Housing Authority has presented a laptop computer to one of its tenants. This year’s recipient was Julissa Hernandez from 13 Weber Dr. 

  • Over $200,000 awarded in scholarships to P.C. first generation college students
    It’s the time of year where students are hugging each other for what could be the final time, saying goodbye to their old teachers and getting ready to face their future outside of high school. 
  • Saying goodbye to Blind Brook after 30+ years of service

    Retirement is a well-deserved break, and after 30+ years, these Blind Brook faculty and staff members are slated to enjoy some down time. 

  • Her name is cemented in stone
    “Superintendent Susan” were the first two words out of current Blind Brook Superintendent Dr. Jonathan Ross’s mouth as he addressed the crowd gathered to help him honor Susan Arkawy on Friday, June 23. 
  • Kindergarten teacher hangs up her smock after 34 years at KSS

    It is the end of an era at King Street School as Laurie Glockenberg has hung up her smock, made her last potato latke and given her last hug. A big part of the school for 34 years, she called it a day when school ended last Friday, June 23.

  • Pulitzer Prize-winning BBHS alumnus addresses graduating Class of 2017

    On Thursday, June 22 Blind Brook High School bid farewell to 130 seniors during a graduation ceremony at the Purchase College Performing Arts Center. Family and friends alike crowded into the theater waiting for the Class of 2017 to walk in.

  • When it rains, it pours Port Chester pride

    After surviving four long years, 267 Port Chester High School students finally learned how to speed up the entire process: throw a 50 percent chance of rain into the mix. 

  • From marching band to medicine

    Port Chester High School valedictorian Emily Loiaconi jokes that her success and 100.652 grade point average stemmed from her dedication to studying and lack of sleep. Something must be sacrificed if she wants to become the person who helps cure cancer. 

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