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  • Guilty on all five charges: 
The story behind Corbia’s ousting
    Guilty on all five charges: The story behind Corbia’s ousting

    It all started with a screenshot.

    Flash forward seven months, it comes to an historic ousting of a Board of Education member.

  • What does ‘normal’ look like?
    What does ‘normal’ look like?

    It’s been a month since Bruno M. Ponterio Ridge Street Elementary School teachers and students braved their return to full in-person learning and over a year since COVID-19 first sequestered them at home. Plans initiated last fall were finalized in early March, and on Apr. 12, kindergarten through second-grade classes joined their peers in an end to hybrid learning and a return to normal—sort of.

  • Battle continues over effort to build
water filtration plant at County Airport
    Battle continues over effort to build water filtration plant at County Airport

    For Rye Brook resident Dottie Roer, the notices in her Suez water bill that her water was not up to health standards became an ongoing aggravation—for more than 10 years.

    
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  • Guilty on all five charges: 
The story behind Corbia’s ousting

    It all started with a screenshot.

    Flash forward seven months, it comes to an historic ousting of a Board of Education member.

  • What does ‘normal’ look like?

    It’s been a month since Bruno M. Ponterio Ridge Street Elementary School teachers and students braved their return to full in-person learning and over a year since COVID-19 first sequestered them at home. Plans initiated last fall were finalized in early March, and on Apr. 12, kindergarten through second-grade classes joined their peers in an end to hybrid learning and a return to normal—sort of.

  • United Way announced that in its continued response to the hardships created by COVID-19, it is accepting grant proposals from nonprofits in Westchester and Putnam counties. The organization will be awarding?grants up to $5,000?to nonprofits directly helping underprivileged or ALICE populations, those who are employed but are living paycheck-to-paycheck, who are displaced or actively impacted by COVID-19.

  • Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is taking place thru May 23. Restaurants are offering pre-fixe menus and their regular menus for both dine-in or take-out meals—pre-fixe lunch and dinner menus at $25.95 and $35.95, respectively. In Port Chester, Appetit Bistro, Saltaire Oyster Bar and Fish House, Sonora and Telly’s Taverna are participating. For a complete list of participating restaurants and to make reservations now, go to https://www.valleytable.com/hvrw/restaurants

  • At its Monday, Apr. 19 meeting, the Port Chester Board of Trustees decided not to charge restaurants and other food service establishments a fee to have outdoor dining on the public sidewalks through Dec. 31, 2021. 

  • An identity theft case involving a Rye Brook resident has been connected to a national conspiracy investigation conducted by the FBI, which led to the arrest and charge of 19 Brazilian nationals on Friday, May 7. While identity theft is a relatively common issue in Rye Brook, one case from February involving a Betsy Brown Road resident has been linked to a spree of fraud that the FBI estimates has claimed the identities of more than 2,000 victims.

  • A Port Chester man was arrested on Sunday, May 9, after allegedly overturning his car while driving on Beech Street. Port Chester police officers responded to the reported accident at 1:06 a.m. 

  • Port Chester police officers responded to a noise complaint involving a car parked on Grove Street on Monday, May 10. The complaint was received at around 3:36 a.m., and when police arrived, they found a black sedan parked at the edge of a Grove Street driveway, blaring music. In the police report, officers stated they received a noise complaint about this vehicle earlier that night and warned the driver, who only moved the car 60 feet down the street.

  • Rye Brook police are looking for leads after nearly $7,000 in heavy-duty tools were stolen from a construction site on King Street.

  • From Our Assistant Editor: Re-elect Lou Russo, elect Sharon Burke to bring positive changes to P.C. schools

    Exhilarating changes are coming to the Port Chester School District next year. It’s an era of new beginnings for the historically troubled entity, with a new superintendent coming in and the state’s promise of fully restored Foundation Aid over the next three years, which is why the Board of Education election on May 18 is so important. The next school board will be playing an instrumental role in laying the foundation for the future—defining the vision and priorities for what the district can and should be and allocating newfound resources to make that a reality.

  • Dick Hubert’s Worldview: On the Facebook hacking horror
of my friend George Merlis

    There’s hardly a reader of the Westmore News not familiar with the Facebook hacking story of former Port Chester Board of Education President Tom Corbia.

  • When hearing that Sharon Burke is running for the Board of Education, a fellow Port Chester person coined the phrase “Burke will do the work!” Anyone who knows Sharon knows that is true. She has been involved with our schools since her eldest entered kindergarten—from running the coat drive, to advocating for the school bond, to fighting for the Foundation Aid (including a trip to Albany) that is finally coming to Port Chester. Being on the board is just the next step for her to continue helping to improve our schools.

  • One of the many things I love about the Port Chester community is how family oriented it is. No matter what street I walk down in this village of ours, I see kids playing, walking, riding bikes and simply being kids. There is no dangerous street or neighborhood in Port Chester. I can walk around with my head held high and say “hi” to everyone. My 4-year-old often asks who that was, and I simply say, “our neighbor!” It doesn’t matter if they own a home on my block and I know what door they call home, or if they might be a renter walking two blocks from their residence to their parked car—we are neighbors.

  • Baseball Rams lose 3
of last four games
    Baseball Rams lose 3 of last four games

    Of necessity, the pandemic-shortened baseball season results in game following game consecutively as inevitably as night follows day, resulting in a lot of light and dark moments in the course of the Rams losing three of their last four games in the past week.

  • Solid six Rams named
to football All-Star teams
    Solid six Rams named to football All-Star teams

    They may not have had the winning football season they wanted when they imagined the pre-season script for how the delayed and abbreviated pandemic gridiron season would play out, but the Rams nonetheless had a happy ending to a downbeat win-loss record. Six Rams have been named to the various All-Section, All-Conference and All-League teams selected by area coaches, officials and scholastic sports experts.

  • Tough week of losses
for B.B. Trojans tennis
    Tough week of losses for B.B. Trojans tennis

    As the season started to pick up, the Trojans battled in three challenging matches. On Thursday, May. 4, the Trojans traveled to Bronxville High School to battle the Broncos. Unfortunately, they were unable to beat their opponents. After a weekend off, Blind Brook hosted Ardsley High School on Monday, May 10. They fought their hardest but lost 1-6. The following day, on Tuesday, May. 11, the Trojans welcomed Hastings on their home courts. They played hard but Hastings ultimately beat them. Their record now stands at 1-3.

  • B.B. baseball underway
with a rocky start to 2021
    B.B. baseball underway with a rocky start to 2021

    The long-awaited 2021 Blind Brook varsity baseball season is now in full swing. The boys patiently waited for fall 2 sports to finish so they could get on the field to start throwing the ball and swinging their bats. With a condensed season, they quickly had to get into shape and practice hard. The late-starting schedule seemed to also have an impact on senior players. With most of their classes already done and the school year over, no seniors returned to play their final high school baseball season.

  • Blind Brook girls’ lacrosse
faces its toughest competitors
    Blind Brook girls’ lacrosse faces its toughest competitors

    The Lady Trojans claimed a victory over the Rye Neck lacrosse team on Wednesday, May 5. Rye Neck is a rival of Blind Brook, which made this win even sweeter.

  • Jenny (J-Lo) gets her kicks
from Lady Rams soccer
    Jenny (J-Lo) gets her kicks from Lady Rams soccer

    Da Bronks has its own J-Lo, short for Jennifer Lopez, the famed "Jenny from the block" who has become an entertainment superstar as evidenced most recently by her singing "Amazing Grace" and "This Land is Your Land" at President Joseph Biden's inaugural.

  • B.B. boys’ tennis team
gets off to strong start
    B.B. boys’ tennis team gets off to strong start

    The Blind Brook Trojans tennis team is back in action and anticipating an exciting season ahead. After not having a season last year due to COVID-19, the boys were eager to begin and get on the courts.

    The few returning players are seniors Dylan Garber, Jared Cohen, Jake Morrisey and Sam Savitt. The team is being coached by Greg LaMarca, a longtime coach with Blind Brook, and is being led by Garber, a previous captain from last year. It is full of fresh blood and many younger players. 

  • P.C. baseball Rams lose
season opener to New Ro
    P.C. baseball Rams lose season opener to New Ro

    It came down to just one play in the fourth inning, the one that got away, and that was all it took for the Port Chester baseball Rams to lose their season-opening game to New Rochelle on New Ro's Senior Day Tuesday (5/4).

  • A whole new team
    A whole new team

    The lacrosse season at Blind Brook High School just began, and the girls’ varsity team has hopefully secured a winning lineup. The team consists of eight experienced seniors, three new juniors, six talented sophomores, and one small but mighty seventh grader. These 18 girls are coached by Mike Martino and managed by senior Becca Beal. This is Beal's third year as the team's manager. 

  • Rams & Lady Rams set personal T&F bests
with Perrone's influence showing in absentia
    Rams & Lady Rams set personal T&F bests with Perrone's influence showing in absentia

    It seems so long ago that it is almost ancient history now. So much has happened during this chaotic pandemic scholastic sports season since Port Chester's Thomas Perrone got his first major varsity cross-country win, the Section 1 League 1D boys’ championship earlier this year. Fox Lane 3-peated as team champ and Perrone out-kicked two leading Fox runners down the home stretch in that race in White Plains to make the All-League team for the third consecutive year.

    
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