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  • Pilla will not seek 5th term as mayor

    After eight years as mayor of the Village of Port Chester, Dennis Pilla has made the decision within the past week not to seek another term. His current two-year term expires at the end of March.

    “It’s such a great privilege and honor to serve as mayor..."
  • Only one mayoral candidate has emerged to run so far

    With the incumbent out of the picture, the field of potential candidates to run for mayor of Port Chester on Mar. 21 is wide open. So far only one has emerged: former longtime Village Clerk and Village Manager Richard “Fritz” Falanka.

  • From Blind Brook graduate to NYS Counselor of the Year
    From brass glory to the urban territory; a 2007 Blind Brook High School graduate turned his aspirations of being a trumpet player into a hip hop therapy program at a Bronx high school, which earned him the title of New York State’s School Counselor of the Year.
  • In the bleak mid-winter.

    Stark view from the Port Chester Yacht Club during the snowstorm last Saturday, Jan. 7.

  • Hidden from view

    Waterfall within the Hidden Falls residential development off North Ridge Street following the snowstorm last Saturday, Jan. 7.

  • Beautifying Crawford Park

    The Rye Town Board is considering two vendors to design and build a new playground for Crawford Park. The companies are Pat Percetti Inc., in partnership with GameTime, and Big Toys. 

  • The Village of Port Chester will not be issuing parking tickets on Monday, Jan. 16, Martin Luther King Day.

  • Three Kings visit village
    Santa Claus might be back at the North Pole, but that doesn’t mean the holiday spirit is gone. St. Peter’s Church in Port Chester had royalty grace its halls on Friday, Jan. 6 during the Three Kings Day celebration, and over 30 children received gifts from the wise men. 
  • New year rings in 3 new fire chiefs

    In the time-honored tradition of the Port Chester Volunteer Fire Department, one chief moved out, two chiefs moved up a notch, and another longtime volunteer joined their ranks as second assistant chief on New Year’s Day 2017. It’s all part of a six-year rotation that began decades ago.

  • Bienvenido a Facebook

    Port Chester has many Facebook groups where residents can discuss their problems, ask questions and get information. But there’s one problem: in a community that is 59.4 percent Hispanic, according to the 2010 census, all of the largest social media groups are in English. 

    Three Port Chester women set out to change that and created Padres Hispanos de Port Chester, a group for Spanish-speaking parents geared towards the Port Chester schools.
  • Six foreclosed properties bring in $$$ for 2017 Rye Town spending plan

    The Rye Town Board adopted a $3.1 million budget for 2017 on Dec. 13, but there aren’t many differences compared to 2016 other than a slightly lower tax rate and about $700,000 in profits from foreclosed properties in Port Chester and Rye Neck.

  • Fate of 259 N. Ridge project unclear

    An hour-and-a-half work session with the Planning Board and a two-and-a-half-hour standing room only public hearing on Dec. 13 culminated with some pointed comments from the Rye Brook Board of Trustees to architect Clark Neuringer and developer Lou Larizza about the five units of affordable housing Lazz Development is currently proposing for a 60,000-square-foot parcel at 259 North Ridge St. as part of a larger plan on the challenging site that also includes two market rate single-family houses.

  • A citizen’s guide to the local courts

    Unless you’re an attorney or a “regular” customer of the judicial system, the local court, the court “closest to the people,” as we say, is an institution with which most residents may never have any interaction.

  • Brouhaha over parking tickets issued on Christmas Monday

    When a federal holiday falls on a Sunday, it is traditionally observed for time-off purposes the following Monday. That’s what happened this year with Christmas.

  • Santa serves Christmas cheer following breakfast for 850

    Santa Claus was a busy man before Christmas. He visited Don Bosco Community Center during their holiday breakfast on a snowy Saturday morning, Dec. 17.

  • Whipping up a sustainable youth cooking program in P.C.

    Turning an industrial kitchen into a culinary class isn’t an easy task, but that’s exactly what Vincent Coakley did for 10 Wednesday evenings from Nov. 2 to Dec. 14 at the Carver Center in Port Chester. 

    Coakley drew his inspiration from Jamie Oliver, a celebrity chef who teaches teenagers how to cook.

  • Breaking the barriers between youth and police

    All it took was five days for Port Chester students and police officers to overcome stereotypes brought on by social media and establish trust during two separate Youth and Police Initiative (YPI) sessions over the past month. 

  • An honest Hallmark moment
    The newly lit Christmas tree wasn’t the only thing that was glowing in Lyon Park on Wednesday, Dec. 7. Teresa Pica was delighted to receive an engagement ring from Santa Claus, also known as Port Chester’s Charlie Sacco. 
  • Rye Town Park’s restaurant may not stay empty for long

    After the owners and operators of the restaurant at Rye Town Park for the past 17 years decided not to renew their lease for only one year, the Rye Town Park Commission is scrambling to find a suitable eatery to fill the empty space Seaside Johnnies left.

  • Scouts make a joyful noise

    Port Chester Girl Scout Troop 2721, Daisies who meet at the Girl Scout House, sang and brought holiday cheer to clients at King Street Home and Rehab in Rye Brook on Dec. 12.

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