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  • Cool Thinkers on the Block are the kids who care

    Recognizing they come from a generally prosperous community, seven third-graders from Bruno M. Ponterio Ridge Street Elementary School came together to raise food and money for the less privileged in neighboring municipalities.

  • 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.

  • B.B. investigation determines drug and alcohol claims false

    After Jacob Zarkower stood in front of the Blind Brook Board of Education on Sept. 11 expressing concern about drug and alcohol habits within the walls of the high school, the administration facilitated an investigation.

  • 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. 

  • Rams of good merit
    The Port Chester Board of Education acknowledges around 50 middle school students who received RAM (Random Acts of Merit) awards 
  • Raising funds while singing lungs out
    Junior and senior cast members of Blind Brook High School’s production of “Shrek” perform for diners at the district’s first Cabaret Night fundraiser 
  • King Street gets  ecstatic for STEM

    In a new kick-off event to prepare for King Street Elementary School’s third annual STEM fair, parents and school affiliates with backgrounds in science, technology, engineering and math talked about their careers with students on Tuesday, Feb. 6. 

  • 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. 

  • BBHS athlete’s basketball court collapse spotlights need for protocols, awareness
    On Wednesday, Dec. 27 at about 12 p.m., the Blind Brook-Rye Union Free School District bus carrying the boys’ varsity basketball team pulled into the parking lot at Pelham High School. 
  • 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. 

  • Consciousness and parenting taught at JFK Magnet School

    Parents need to prioritize self-care and mindfulness to facilitate a healthy relationship with their child, said Andrea Ott, a Licensed Master Social Worker. 

  • 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. 

  • Drug habits in Blind Brook

    While underage drinking at Blind Brook High School has decreased dramatically, survey results indicate that middle school drinking is on the rise. 

  • 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. 

  • Property tax refunds outrage B.B. school district and village

    Officials in the Blind Brook School District and Village of Rye Brook are livid about having to issue substantial refunds of commercial property taxes to Reckson Operating Partnership and Doral Conference Center Associates due to the settlement of tax certiorari proceedings whereby the two challenged the assessment of their Rye Brook properties for up to seven years. 

  • Learning to relax

    In a competitive school district that strives for high academic standards, a new program at Ridge Street Elementary School is teaching students how to handle stress at a young age.

  • Christmas for puppies at Port Chester Middle School

    As the holiday season consumed the community during the past few weeks, students and faculty at Port Chester Middle School made sure humankind’s furry and fluffy companions were not forgotten in the spirit of giving.

  • Fifth-graders learn about Japanese culture,  make new friends through Exchange Day program

    Over the course of two days, fifth-grade students at Bruno M. Ponterio Ridge Street Elementary School and the Greenwich Japanese School were not only enriched by cultural appreciation but became friends in the process of sharing and learning about each other’s customs.

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