The Crawford Park playground is closed until further notice. The walking paths at the park remain open for solitary exercise.
The Crawford Park playground is closed until further notice. The walking paths at the park remain open for solitary exercise.

Stop & Shop announces reduced hours,

special shopping times for older customers

Stop & Shop has updated its hours to 7:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m. so its employees have more time to unload deliveries, stock merchandise and provide better service.

Stop & Shop stores are open from 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. for customers over the age of 60 only. This gives those who are more susceptible to becoming ill from the virus time to shop while practicing social distancing.

They will not be asking for identification to enter the store, but they will ask a customer to leave if they are not of the required age.

The supermarket is taking additional hygiene measures by frequently wiping down checkout areas and following guidance from the CDC.

Balducci’s Food Lover’s Market offers

early shopping hour for those in need

Like Stop & Shop, the Balducci’s Food Lover’s Market at 144 South Ridge St. will offer one hour for the most vulnerable and needy to shop. From 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., essential workers, pregnant women, seniors and those with underlying health conditions will be allowed to make their purchases.

They have limited quantities on some popular items to be fair to all customers.  

ACME Market offers

exclusive hours for seniors and those at-risk

Rye Brook’s ACME Market at 261 South Ridge St. will be open to seniors only Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. The supermarket is asking anyone under the age of 60 or not at high risk of contracting the virus to please avoid shopping at those times.

Costco Wholesale creates new hours to help the most vulnerable

Costco Wholesale will be offering special hours Tuesdays and Thursdays for members who are 60 and over. Those who qualify can shop from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. While the pharmacy will be open, the food court will follow its normal schedule.

Due to a significant increase in shoppers, the store is limiting the number of members allowed in their stores at a time. They are suggesting members and employees apply social distancing while in their stores.

The warehouse is sanitizing carts, shelving units, registers and checkout belts. They have also placed a limit on certain items.

The store is open to members Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

TD Bank revises hours

TD Bank is temporarily closing some of their stores and updating hours to protect their customers and employees. Their first hour of operation is reserved for seniors and the most vulnerable. They ask anyone experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms, or if they have been exposed to COVID-19, to stay home.

For those that are homebound, banking can be completed online or through their app.

Their lobby is open Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., while the drive-thru is open 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Saturdays, they are open 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. unless normally closed.

Pickup and delivery options

available at Port Chester Seafood

Port Chester Seafood is offering pickup and delivery options. To review their menu, call 937-2232. Their new temporary hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

J.J. Cassone Bakery

keeps doors open

The local bakery will now be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will only allow 10 people in their store at a time, including staff.

Port Chester Senior Center

making food deliveries

The center officially closed on Monday, Mar. 16 and will potentially reopen Mar. 30. While originally offering meal pickup services, they are currently only doing deliveries. After making 100 at-home deliveries a day, the center is requesting interested parties only ask for a meal if necessary. They are aiming to help those living alone who have no nearby family or are homebound.

They are also asking when receiving the meal to maintain social distancing while around staff and inform them of any symptoms.

Rye Brook Senior Center

offers help upon request

Though the Rye Brook Senior Center closed to the public until further notice on Mar. 15, it is still aiding residents.

Seniors can receive regular meal and shopping deliveries to their home or a daily checkup phone call. Senior Center staff has been calling members to see if they would like to receive any services. Anyone who wants to sign up can call 351-6705 and leave a message with their name and phone number.

Acuario provides free meals to children

The Peruvian restaurant located at 163 N. Main St. is distributing free meals twice a day to local children while the schools continue to be closed.

Families can bring or send their children to Acuario between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and again between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. any day for a lunch or dinner bag.

Port Chester Schools distributing food,

working with Open Door

Although Port Chester schools are closed until at least Mar. 31, they are providing food to their students. The meals will be available for takeout from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday at Edison School and Park Avenue School cafeteria entrances. The meals can also be picked up at the front entrances of JFK Elementary School and King Street School.

Each student will receive a breakfast and lunch meal package.

The Open Door Medical Centers at Port Chester High School, JFK Elementary and the middle school are open for telephone consultation between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Please call 939-1477 or visit their website for more information.

Carver Center offering childcare

The Carver Center is offering childcare services to parents and guardians who are first responders or work in the healthcare field. Call them at 690-0860 for additional information.

Don Bosco Community Center

continues to help those in need

While the community center is currently closed, they are still offering takeout dinners to continue aiding the Port Chester area. Members of the Boys and Girls Club and their siblings can pick up a meal outside their location every weekday at 4 p.m. They are located at 22 Don Bosco Pl.

Salvation Army ready to help those in need

The Port Chester Salvation Army is available for food deliveries, prescription drop-offs or if someone just wants to talk. The organization is offering to help seniors run errands and provide food to those in need.

Call their offices at 939-2725 or reach out to them through their Facebook page.

The food pantry is also in need of donations.

The Village of Port Chester open by appointment

As of Mar. 17, all municipal buildings are closed to the public. Appointments can be made via email, telephone or by using their Contact Us page on the village website. All visitors must identify themselves prior to entry.

The following offices are closed:

*Village manager (call 939-2200 for urgent matters, 939-5201 for Stuart Rabin or 305-2532 for Pam Tarlow)

*Recreation (For questions and concerns, call 939-2354)

*Department of Public Works

*Building Department (To schedule a permit or code meeting, call 939-5203)

*Code Enforcement (Refuse or code inquiries can be directed to 305-2552)

*Planning & Development (481-8036)

*Village clerk (For urgent matters, call 939-5202)

*Youth Bureau

*Village treasurer’s office (939-5205)

Garbage, and recycling will continue as scheduled. Bulk pickup will take place every other week.

Planning, Zoning Board of Appeals and other non-essential committee meetings have been cancelled up to Apr. 2. Future meetings of the Board of Trustees have not been cancelled. The next one will take place on Monday, Apr. 6 but can only be viewed by the public online at or on cable TV.

The Village of Rye Brook

operating virtually

Rye Brook Village Hall is closed except by appointment. For the village administrator’s office, call 939-1121. For the Building Department, call 939-0668. To reach the Recreation office, call 755-2555. The Treasury can be reached by calling 305-2956.

All essential public meetings will be held through videoconferencing and the public can view them online.

Town of Rye clerk’s office

functioning by appointment only

On Thursday, Mar. 19 the Town of Rye announced the clerk’s department would be open by appointment only. They will be accepted Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please call 939-3570 to schedule an appointment.

Metro-North still running

but with limitations

Metro-North announced beginning Mar. 27 trains will run on a reduced schedule on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven lines. It will no longer be accepting cash payments at its payment windows or on its trains. Credit card transactions are still being accepted and riders can still use cash at their ticket kiosks on the platforms. The train line also offers MTA eTix, which customers can download and use to pay for the tickets.

The Lost & Found Office located in Grand Central Terminal is closed until further notice. Travelers can make a claim for their lost items online.

The following stations have closed:



*Mount Vernon East

*New Rochelle

*North White Plains



*White Plains

The MTA is cleaning their stations two times a day, sanitizing their trains daily and performing a thorough cleaning of them every 72 hours.

Bee-Line Bus system

transitions to rear-door boarding and exiting

As an effort to practice social distancing, passengers must board and exit Bee-Line buses through the rear door only beginning Monday, Mar. 23. This new policy will stay in effect until further notice to protect riders and employees. The first three rows of seats on fixed route transit buses will also be roped off. Accommodations will be made for handicapped passengers.

Bowman Avenue Laundromat offering free services

Bowman Avenue Laundry, located at 502 Westchester Ave., is offering free pickup and delivery with wash and fold services.

The business is using hospital grade disinfectant to limit the spread of the virus. Call 810-4033 to make an appointment.

Mad Dog Service

offers pickup and delivery of vehicles

As an essential service, the team at Mad Dog Service remains committed to ensuring vehicles are safe and functioning properly. The shop is offering to pick up and deliver vehicles so social distancing can continue to be practiced.

They will send drivers to pick up the car and perform necessary maintenance. The car will be cleaned prior to return. This offer will be available for the next four weeks starting Monday, Mar. 23. To schedule an appointment, call 937-8088 or reach out to them on their Facebook page.

New York State

provides mental health resources

For those experiencing mental health complications due to the pandemic, New York State is offering help. Call 1-844-863-9314 for mental health support, consultations and referral to a provider.