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  • Embassy Theatre on the mend?

    The historic Embassy Theatre on Port Chester’s North Main Street is crumbling. In fact, in recent months the roof has been open and exposed to the elements.

  • Back to school and feeling cool

    With folders, notebooks, crayons, markers and pencil cases filled with erasers, scissors and Post-It Notes in hand, more than 60 volunteers busily flooded The Sharing Shelf halls on Saturday, Aug. 11, in assembly line fashion to stuff the assorted goods into pristine backpacks. 

  • What to do about tax certs

    Ever since the Village of Rye Brook and Blind Brook School District got hit with major tax refunds to commercial properties Reckson Operating Partnership and Doral Conference Center Associates in January, forcing the entities to take out multimillion-dollar bonds to pay for them, the Town of Rye has faced tremendous pressure from some community members regarding the tax certiorari and assessment process. 

  • We’ve been complacent.

    We thought everybody knew how important a free press was to our world and that all this talk about our being the enemy of the people would be dismissed for the silliness that it is.

  • Back on July 6, in this column, I called the efforts by the Democratic Party establishment, from Governor Andrew Cuomo right down to Rye Town Supervisor Gary Zuckerman, and including Rye Brook Together party member Mayor Paul Rosenberg, to pass state and local laws to mask property tax payments as “charitable deductions” (to avoid the Federal $10,000 limit on deductible local property taxes and state income taxes) a “scheme” – and I likened it to the efforts of Internet scammers to swindle money from hapless citizens.

  • A few weeks ago, Tom Ceruzzi wrote a rather sarcastic letter to the Westmore News ridiculing Ed Kliszus, Superintendent of Schools in Port Chester. My first thoughts were that the article was funny. However, after reading it a few times, I have come to the conclusion that it is sad so many people truly believe Dr. Kliszus had it coming.

  • This letter is a call for local residents to step forward on the important upcoming referendum on Oct. 10.

    A bit of background. In 2006, the United States of America sued Port Chester alleging that its historic system of electing two of its six Trustees each year to three-year terms violated the Voting Rights Act. 
    
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  • Fehr-Mankiewicz wed in Kansas City, Missouri

    Stephanie and Donald Fehr of Rye Brook, previously of Kansas City, Mo., are happy to announce the marriage of their daughter, Rachel Lynn Fehr, to Christopher Lee Mankiewicz, son of JoAnna and Leo Mankiewicz of Surprise, Ariz., on April 28, 2018 in Kansas City.

  • Happy birthday to Scott Moore, administrator of the Port Chester-Rye-Rye Brook EMS, who celebrates Aug. 19.

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  • PORT CHESTER BOARD OF TRUSTEES. Courtroom, 350 North Main St., Port Chester.Public meeting. Draft Agenda: 1) Public hearing on site plan application for G&S Retail D site to construct a mixed-use building of five stories and amend the official map to reflect the discontinuance of Liberty Street right of way with four corresponding resolutions. 2) Public hearing to consider the request of Rofeld Realty Corp re the proposed subdivision of 600 King St. into four single-family lots with two corresponding resolutions. 3) Public hearing to consider adopting a local law re valet parking and creating valet parking permitting process in the village. 

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  • 10573 Events
    RUFUS WAINWRIGHT. The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester. Ages 18 & over unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. One of the great male vocalists, composers and songwriters of his generation, he has collaborated with artists ranging from Elton John, David Byrne, Robbie Williams Mark Ronson, Joni Mitchell to Burt Bacharach.  
  • THE NURSE IS IN. Rye YMCA, 21 Locust Ave., Rye. 9-11 a.m. and at Greenwich Library, 101 W. Putnam Ave., Greenwich. 11:30 a..m-1:30 p.m. today & Aug. 27. Free. A nurse is onsite to take blood pressure readings and answer health questions. 203/863-4444.

  • Arts & Entertainment
    44TH ANNUAL WESTCHESTER JEWISH MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL. Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla, 12-6 p.m. Free. Rain or shine. Event is a celebration for the whole family and will feature a wide variety of musical performances including headliner Divahn, an all-women Mizrahi/Sephardi ensemble. 
  • TEMPLE SHOLOM. 300 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich. Fri. at 6:30 p.m.: Shabbat service. Sat. at 9 a.m.: Shabbat study. 10 a.m.: Shabbat service followed by a Kiddush luncheon. Rabbi Mitchell M. Hurvitz, Rabbi Chaya Bender, Cantor Sandy Bernstein. 203/869-7191 or www.templesholom.com.

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