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  • Six trustee candidates confirmed at caucuses;
Falanka cross endorsed for Port Chester mayor

    Major party caucuses have been held, and there are now officially six candidates running for six seats on the Port Chester Board of Trustees and one candidate running for mayor on Mar. 19.

  • P.C. school board joins 
Educational Equity Rally

    There has always been a level of advocacy in the Port Chester School District to fight for equitable state funding through restoring proper Foundation Aid.

  • P.C. school board ‘in good standing’
after $2,000 misconduct investigation

    Port Chester School District Superintendent Dr. Edward Kliszus declared that all current and past members of the Board of Education being investigated for potential misconduct have been cleared.

  • Public now gets to weigh in on
Irving Ave. development concept

    A development project that would combine a piece of property that has been vacant for 20 years with a currently underutilized municipal parking lot owned by the Village of Port Chester has been the subject of several meetings, some open to the public, some closed. Stalled at the end of the first public meeting, the preliminary development concept is now on its way forward with a public hearing set for Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. in the village courtroom at 350 North Main St.

  • Making education relevant

    It would be hard to navigate through the Blind Brook School District nowadays without hearing regular talk about problem-based learning.

  • Cheering to Orlando

    As the 15 Blind Brook High School winter season cheerleaders circled on a mat on the floor during the UCA Empire Regional Competition at Nassau Community College on Dec. 2, they were confused when they were handed an envelope after hearing their name announced.

  • Parties, candidates gear up for Mar. 19 village election

    The next Port Chester village election is coming up on Mar. 19, and this year every seat on the Board of Trustees is up for grabs—all six trustee seats as well as that of the mayor. January is the month when the major parties hold their candidate interviews, committee meetings and caucuses. It is also when candidates interested in running on independent lines start gathering the necessary signatures to get on the ballot.

  • Port Chester school board member seeks public clarity on misconduct investigation

    The investigation into potential misconduct among Port Chester Board of Education members is over and a report summarizing the findings has been issued.

  • Playing with a purpose
    Prioritizing language acquisition and character education, Edison Elementary School Principal Ivan Tolentino is a believer in providing students with an authentic learning experience. 
  • Community comes to former crossing guard’s aid

    John Giangrande has lived in a modest single-family house at 26 Park Pl. for 47 years, having moved there with his mother and brother William from Queens 10 years after their father died in 1961.

  • B.B. school board plans to present block scheduling by end of year

    After block scheduling was proposed at the Nov. 19 Blind Brook Board of Education meeting, the school board was disgruntled to discover harsh hesitation, particularly from the teachers, many of whom served on the committee that approved the proposal in the first place.

  • Settlement reached to end PCFD disciplinary hearing

    A fourth day of testimony in the disciplinary hearing of Harry Howard Hook & Ladder Company Captain Lawrence Miano was scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 11. However, before it could take place, the parties agreed to a settlement. That stipulation was signed by Miano on Thursday, Dec. 6 and by Port Chester Fire Chief Michael DeVittorio on Monday, Dec. 10.

  • City of Rye threatens foreclosure at RTP

    Tension and litigation between the City of Rye and the Town of Rye concerning taxation of the restaurant space at Rye Town Park started seven years ago. And though the players are different because administrations have shifted, the battle continues.

  • Former fire company treasurer pleads guilty to stealing $38,000

    Robert Gerardi, the former treasurer of Putnam Engine & Hose Co. No. 2, one of seven units of the Port Chester Volunteer Fire Department (PCVFD), was arrested and pleaded guilty last week for embezzlement of more than $38,000 from the fire company.

  • New B.B. schedule would feature longer classes, less consistency

    As an adult, if you had to get up every 40 minutes and completely change your mindset and task, how much focus would you be able to give it? How much quality would that work receive?

  • Village board examines role as Board of Fire Wardens

    With a divisive and unprecedented disciplinary hearing in progress involving two members of the Port Chester Fire Department, the role of the Port Chester Board of Trustees as it relates to the department has come into question.

  • Rye Brook regulates plastic bags and straws

    With an eye toward sustainability and the increasing role of its Sustainability Committee, the Village of Rye Brook has joined neighboring communities and others in Westchester in regulating the use of plastic bags. In addition, the village has begun regulating the distribution of single-use plastic beverage straws at food establishments within its borders.

  • Gene Ceccarelli resigns as P.C. village trustee

    After almost six years as a Port Chester village trustee, Gene Ceccarelli has stepped down effective Monday, Nov. 19. He and his wife Nancy are moving South.

  • PCHS takes a timely view on immigration

    Not only is immigration a nationally polarizing hot topic as of late, but one that’s particularly imbedded in the culture of Port Chester.

  • The audition gets real

    Theatrically speaking, Blind Brook High School is devoid of drama this year. Who says the Drama Club has to put on a dark production in the dreary months leading up to winter anyway?

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