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  • Cemetery site reopened
on first official Juneteenth
    Cemetery site reopened on first official Juneteenth

    This past Saturday, June 19, Americans observed the country's newest federal holiday: Juneteenth. President Joe Biden signed legislation the Thursday prior establishing Juneteenth as a federal holiday, the first since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was created in 1983.

  • The garden that gives and gives
    The garden that gives and gives

    Port Chester Middle School teacher Allison Silverman has operated the Giving Garden, which sits atop a slight rise across the road in front of the building, since she entered the district 15 years ago. In that long span, she’s seen hundreds of different crops cycle through her soil. Currently, she has 33 fruits, vegetables and herbs gearing up for fall harvest.

  • The Town of Rye is full of Pride
    The Town of Rye is full of Pride

    Keysi Quituizaca didn’t always feel comfort being herself. At some points, she even described it as scary.

    
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  • Slavery brought close to home
at Bush-Lyon Juneteenth event
    A few days prior to the official date of the country’s newest federal holiday, the Port Chester Historical Society marked Juneteenth for the second year in a row on the grounds of the Bush-Lyon Homestead, the Village of Port Chester-owned historic property listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Cemetery site reopened
on first official Juneteenth

    This past Saturday, June 19, Americans observed the country's newest federal holiday: Juneteenth. President Joe Biden signed legislation the Thursday prior establishing Juneteenth as a federal holiday, the first since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was created in 1983.

  • A garden for George

    The distant sound of shovels digging holes into the dirt, children chattering and wood chips falling to the ground came to life at Crawford Park on Saturday, June 5. During an event organized by the Friends of Crawford Park, 17 volunteers and friends alike came together in a joint effort to build a memorial garden for the former Crawford Park caretaker, George Hogben. 

  • Port Chester and Rye Brook police made three arrests last week, charging out-of-towners with driving while intoxicated, unlicensed possession of a firearm and unlicensed operation of a vehicle.

  • A reported assault on Monday, May 31, sent Port Chester police officers to the intersection of Willett Avenue and King Street at 7:19 p.m. Upon arrival, police met with the victim who allegedly told them that while running errands, they were punched in the face. 
  • On Tuesday, June 8, at 3:14 p.m., Port Chester police officers were dispatched to a reported dispute at a Washington Street residence.

  • On Wednesday, June 9, Port Chester police officers were called to Irving Avenue due to an accident. Police arrived at the scene at 3:14 p.m. to find a blue Honda SUV parked along the side of the road and a black SUV sitting in front of it, facing sideways across the road.
    
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  • RYE BROOK SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE. Meeting Room, Village Hall, 938 King St., Rye Brook. 7:30 p.m. Regular monthly meeting. Open to the public. For information, agenda, call 939-1121 or visit ryebrook.org.

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  • The Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a Tag Sale Sat., June 26 on the front lawn at 327 Westchester Ave., Port Chester, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. In case of rain the event will be inside the entrance on Exchange Place. Questions call Barbara Celestino at 914/826-5453.

  • The Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library David Engel’s Virtual Pirate School Wed., June 30 at 11 a.m. Pirate School is a swashbuckling  comedy variety show for the whole family. Enjoy the adventure and wholesome humor, slapstick antics, cartoon-like sound effects, eye-popping puppetry, props and more. This program will be featured on the library’s website from June 30-Sept. 2. Go to www.portchester-ryebrookpubliclibrary.org.

  • Rye Historical Society’s Summer Camp will take place July 12-16: Native American & Colonial History and July 19-23: Wars & Woodstock. Camp will be mostly outdoors. For more information and to register go to www.ryehistory.org.

  • Playland Park in Rye will reopen for the 2021 season Sat., June 26 at noon. There will be a ribbon cutting for the refurbished 106-year-old Carmel carousel which was damaged by a fire in 2017 and the Derby Racer, one of only 3 steeplechase rides still in existence. Patrons are welcome back for rides, food and fun from opening day thru Labor Day, Wed.-Sun. and Mon., July 5 & Sept. 6. For the full season’s schedule go to PlaylandPark.org or call 914/813-7000.

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