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Port Chester software startup looks to change the housing game

David Cortez is no stranger to success in the real estate development industry, even though he’s still in the process of building a start-up company, Foretold, that he hopes will transform it.

Chef Wyatt: He’s got the meat, wants to show others a good feast

Wyatt Feist, while speaking of his passion hobby turned charitable, methodically shuffled and flipped the colorful side dish. Every bite should be tender and sweet—crisp without bearing the overwhelming taste of char. While an umbrella protected him from the sun beaming down in ways a cloudless sky couldn’t on that …

Public library dedicates room to beloved longtime educator

When Joann Ponterio looked around the children’s section of the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library, she was full of mixed emotions. She, along with other members of her family, were invited by the Library Board of Trustees to commemorate her late husband, Bruno, who died Mar. 7. A ceremony was …

DeCicco & Sons to open in summer 2025 on site of old Stop & Shop in Glenville

Rye Brook and Port Chester residents who enjoyed frequenting the Stop & Shop in the Glenville, Conn. Shopping Center for decades will be happy to learn that a new supermarket will be taking its place—but they’ll have to wait until next summer to shop there.

History of Quakers’ relationship to slavery embellishes education of Juneteenth

“Freedom” is often echoed during Juneteenth celebrations. But perhaps another word should be in the common vernacular: “education.”

Wanda Irving’s legacy: Shaping P.C. summers

Janelle Carroll described her mother, Wanda Irving, as a community resource. “She was a staple in the community who could do everything. Whatever she didn’t know, she knew someone who did,” she said. “She touched a lot of people’s lives.” Though Irving died in 2020, Carroll has ensured her mother …

Off-duty P.C. police officer dies in motorcycle accident

With great sadness, the Village of Port Chester announced the death of local Police Officer Christopher Bernal.

The Gulliver’s fire

The Gulliver’s nightclub fire of June 30, 1974 is ingrained in the psyche of most Port Chester residents who were alive at least 50 years ago, and particularly anyone related to the Port Chester Fire Department. For every volunteer firefighter celebrating 50 or more years with the department, it is …

County wins federal lawsuit mandating air carrier JSX use main HPN terminal

JSX, the self-described “ public charter service” that currently sells up to 30 seats on Embraer jets which fly out of the Fixed Base Operator (FBO) side of Westchester County Airport (HPN), lost a lawsuit July 1 it filed in Federal District Court in White Plains against the County Government, …

IDA awards Westchester Crossing $161.6M financial aid package

Following a public hearing on May 30 at which no one showed up to speak, the Port Chester Industrial Development Agency (IDA) met again on June 12 and approved a financial aid package to make possible the successful completion of Westchester Crossing, the long-awaited mixed-use development approved by the Port …

Receiver of taxes position to stay elected in Rye Town

The saga of determining how to hire the Rye Town receiver of taxes has come to an end—for now.

‘The night of fireworks, I avoid like the plague’

Tommy Giorgi, a Vietnam War veteran, used to love the Fourth of July, but now it’s a holiday he’d rather skip over.

Rye Town teens celebrate Juneteenth by leading tours through historic cemetery

Juneteenth commemorates the day the last slaves in the U.S. were freed in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, two years after President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation was issued. It took 156 years, until June 17, 2021, for President Joe Biden to declare Juneteenth a federal holiday.

Work can now resume on 30 Broad St. building

Work on the mixed-use building that will house a brewpub, apartments and offices across from the Metro-North station should resume soon.

Crosswalk to Crawford considered

Joe Laronga, who lives across the street from the entrance to Crawford Park, appeared before the Rye Brook Board of Trustees a few months ago to voice his concern about the speeding motorists on North Ridge Street and the need for a crosswalk to safely traverse one of the village’s …