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  • Fifty years of Hope

    In 50 years’ time, the Town of Rye has seen the countless turnover of Town Councils and numerous supervisors at the helm.

  • Eagle Scout project reintroduces floats to Columbus Day parade

    Wesley Avenue resident Gavin LaDore doesn’t remember the last time the Port Chester Columbus Day parade featured floats. 

  • Vote Port Chester registration event brings animated party to Garcia’s

    Sustainable Port Chester Alliance Executive Director Joan Grangenois-Thomas poised herself on the stage at Garcia’s on Westchester Avenue in front of a lively crowd of attentive patrons.

  • Voting referendum is at hand

    It’s time for another village trustee election in March 2019. All six of the trustee seats, plus that of the mayor, are up for grabs. However, before the trustee election can happen, the voting system that will be used must be put in place. And it’s up to the voters to decide.

  • Community Coalition takes potent position about marijuana legalization in the state

    Fliers advertising the Blind Brook Community Coalition’s Tuesday, Sept. 25 meeting posed the question: “Is Rye Brook Ready For Legal Recreational Marijuana?”

  • Troop 400 Eagle Scout projects benefit, beautify community

    Eagle projects are traditionally intended to teach young men about leadership and the value of community service; a rite of passage toward which several Troop 400 Boy Scouts dedicated their summer. 

  • Volunteers tear down the vines

    On two back-to-back Sundays, dozens of volunteers armed themselves with boots, gardening gloves and shears and stormed Crawford Park to fight the good fight against a fierce invasion: porcelain berries.

  • Is overcrowding being addressed at John F. Kennedy School?

    Port Chester Schools district-wide are overcrowded. It’s possibly the most agreed upon issue in the community, as evidenced by many discussions at regular Board of Education meetings.

  • New municipal water usage bill streamlines sewer rent process

    The Village of Port Chester has led the way in addressing water quality issues in Westchester by repairing crumbling sewers, undertaking other related infrastructure projects and paying for the work through a sewer rent fee based on water consumption.

  • No kindergarteners to attend JFK this year

    As of July 10, 169 kindergarten, first- and second-grade John F. Kennedy Elementary School students were redistributed to the three other elementary schools in the Port Chester School District.

  • Lifelong P.C resident celebrates 107th birthday

    While Jean Camillo gazed upon a photo of herself and State Senator Shelley Mayer from her birthday party on Aug. 16, she felt a subtle sense of disbelief. 

  • Pride of Port Chester embraces fresh start

    “How can you not like Latin music,” Port Chester High School Band Director Mike Miceli facetiously questioned. “It has a wide range of emotions, it’s happy, it’s got rhythm and you can dance to it. Everyone likes to dance, whether they’ll admit it or not.”

  • Tacos for tots

    Three. Two. One. Hundreds in the crowd simultaneously shouted: “tacos tonight!” And with that, 15 full-bodied men started shoving assorted chicken, carnitas and vegetable tacos in their mouths as fast as possible.

  • Blind Brook School District opts not to set up charitable trust fund to allow tax deductions

    After the Rye Town Board voted to establish a charitable gift reserve fund so property owners won’t be limited to the $10,000 state and local tax (SALT) deductions imposed by the federal government, town Supervisor Gary Zuckerman sent a letter to the school districts on Aug. 6 offering to extend the service. 

  • Scenes from Netflix series being shot in Port Chester

    The streets around The Capitol Theatre have been buzzing with activity this past week as Netflix shoots scenes from its 10-part original series Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City. Filming has taken place on a set within and on the street in front of the Port Chester music venue.

  • Needed at home: P.C. man provides for disabled son, faces potential deportation

    Shaun Lopez is 5 years old.

    He loves to charm the cameras with his contagious smile. He loves swimming, particularly so he can splash around in the water. 

  • Broadway Babies cast pumped to perform challenging repertoire

    After growing up immersed in the Port Chester Council for the Arts summer programs, Rosie Veltri is thrilled to “come back home” after taking a few years off during college. 

  • Working toward West Point

    As an eighth-grader at Blind Brook Middle School, Gabriel Landau started feeling a little lost.

    High School was coming up, and unlike most of his peers in the success-driven school district, he had no idea what he wanted to do for a career. 

  • Latimer’s on a mission to end bridge strikes

    County Executive George Latimer isn’t taking no for an answer when it comes to resolving bridge strikes on Westchester parkways. That kind of attitude suits Village of Rye Brook officials just fine because the majority of those incidents are on the Hutchinson River Parkway and, of those, most are at the King Street Bridge in Rye Brook.

  • Environmentalism in the eye of the storm

    The posters advertising this summer’s LawnChair Theatre production of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” appropriately depict a ship at sea facing a brutal storm on its way to wreckage. 

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