‘My job has been my life’

The Rye Brook Recreation Department just won’t be the same without the friendly figure who has been the face of the village to many residents for the last quarter century. That was the consensus of those who spoke in person or via a “breaking news” video put together by the …

Green thumbs in the making

Students enrolled in the Fiddleheads Cooking Studio program at the Crawford Mansion Community Center harvest lettuce with the help of their instructor Renana Shvil (left) on Tuesday, Sept. 19.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection now located at all HPN private terminals

Residents fearful of expansion at Westchester County Airport (HPN) have a newly enhanced powerful player to contend with—the Federal Government. And this time it’s U.S. Customs and Border Protection—CBP—a presence at HPN’s private terminals for years which has recently enhanced its services.

New planning director leaves after a week

The Village of Port Chester hired a new director of planning and economic development on Aug. 7 who didn’t start until one month later. Even then, she only lasted one week in the position.

Saving lives, one bunny at a time

When a person gets hurt, they go to a doctor. If their pet is hurt, they call a vet. But what does someone do if they find a wild animal that’s hurt? If they live in the Port Chester and Rye Brook area, they can call or text the Cottontail …

Trees under siege

In the last several years, a spotlight has been shone on an insect that’s become a threat across New York State.

Remembering 200 years of the P.C. Fire Department

Angelo Sposta describes himself as a “firehouse kid”—one of many of his generation in the Port Chester community who spent their childhoods hanging out at one of the seven Port Chester Fire Department companies.

Village considers 90-day moratorium on battery energy storage systems

A test case of a new use that is not covered in Port Chester’s zoning code has given the Planning Commission pause and led the Board of Trustees to consider a 90-day moratorium to give the village a chance to review that use and make necessary changes to the code.

County files to dismiss JSX lawsuit and ban carrier from private terminals

What’s the difference between BermudAir whisking you from Westchester County Airport (HPN) to its British Commonwealth island home base or JSX leaving HPN for another British Commonwealth island in the Bahamas?

Car show, grand parade planned for PCFD’s 200th anniversary next weekend

Older than the Village itself, the Port Chester Fire Department has a slew of events planned next weekend as it invites the community to celebrate its bicentennial.

Affordable housing resident seeks sustainable change after filing discrimination complaint against Kingfield

Exhausted, with new motherhood shadows shading the puffs under her eyes, Laury De La Cruz sat in her living room on a November 2022 morning, methodically rocking a stroller back and forth in hopes that her four-month-old baby would find peace in sleep.

New advisory board aims to help underrepresented

Having moved to Port Chester at just six months old from Colombia, Juliana Alzate understands many of the struggles Hispanic immigrants go through.

Sept. 11 ceremony cancelled, but tragedy never forgotten

Communities across the United States took moments of reflection on Monday, Sept. 11, to recognize the 22nd anniversary of the terrorist attacks that took the lives of nearly 3,000 people and forever changed the nation.

Construction can’t start earlier at 30 Broad St. site, say trustees

After a slow start, construction has been moving along on the 9-story mixed-use building at 30 Broad St. It will house a brewpub on the first floor.

14 appointed to continue study of Port Chester form-based code

Since the form-based zoning code was approved by the Port Chester Board of Trustees in May 2020, both the Planning Commission and Village Board have found faults with it—as have many residents who have spoken out at meetings or written their thoughts on social media.