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Springtime studies
On one of the first real spring-feeling days, Grace Church Street resident Maritza Menchaca decides to have her study session with Port Chester Middle School student John Bonilla, 12, outside the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library on Friday, Apr. 27. Sarah Wolpoff|Westmore News
  • A bench fit for 3 Nardi brothers
    “Honoring Joe, Frank & Mario Nardi for their devotion to the Town of Rye,” reads the plaque on a wood and wrought iron bench shaded by a large tree on the lawn behind Crawford Mansion. 
  • Don Bosco Scholars program graduates 10 first generation college students

    Rafaela Peralva Gomes da Silva moved to Port Chester from Brazil when she was a sophomore in high school. 

  • P.C. receives nearly $600,000 to improve pedestrian safety
    The Village of Port Chester was notified Monday, June 11 by the New York Department of Transportation that it has been awarded $596,000 in funding through the Pedestrian Safety Action Plan (PSAP) program. 
  • Community raises $32,000 for Guatemalan volcano victims

    After the Guatemala relief fundraiser on Saturday, June 9, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Port Chester, Herberth Diaz felt proud of his heritage and community.

  • Rye Brook’s Birthday Bash will be bigger and better this year. The giant slide will be there.
  • Are you tired of your restaurant’s bad reviews? Do you have no idea how to turn your restaurant around? Would you love to have an expert weigh in on your venue?

  • Annual African American Cemetery Memorial Day ceremony celebrates women

    Less than two months after pioneering African American actress Alice B. Russell Micheaux received a proper memorial at Greenwood Union Cemetery in Rye, dozens from the community came together again to pay their respects to all buried at the neighboring Rye Town African American cemetery—particularly the women.

  • P.C.’s newest police officers graduate academy, hit the ground running

    After 20 weeks of physically and mentally intense training, the Port Chester Police Department’s newest recruits graduated from the Westchester County Police Academy. 

  • Tea time at Carver

    The annual Effie Gordon Tea was held on Saturday, May 12, at Carver Center in Port Chester.

  • Ready for revival
    The owners of this derelict property at the corner of King Street and Indian Road, where the main house was once Wilner’s nursing home, are looking to demolish the existing buildings 
  • Making wishes come true

    It’s estimated a Make-a-Wish Foundation wish costs about $10,000. After Rachel Coffey and her family hosted the “Climbing for Wishes” fundraiser, another sick child will see a dream come true, and then some.

  • Major changes in the works for Crawford Mansion and Park

    Whether it’s taking children to the playground or strolling through the gardens, anyone who has recently visited Crawford Park off North Ridge Street has probably noticed the historic mansion is a sight for sore eyes. 

  • The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has designated the Village of Port Chester a Clean Energy Community, recognizing its leadership in reducing energy use, cutting costs and driving clean energy locally. The designation was made on Wednesday, May 23.

  • Sesquicentennial celebration kicks off with proclamations, history and cake

    About 150 people came out to the senior/community center Monday night, May 14, the actual anniversary of the village’s date of incorporation, to celebrate Port Chester’s sesquicentennial, a word that was tripped over and a subject of conversation during speeches the entire night.

  • Farmers’ Market meets with enthusiasm

    The first week of the Port Chester Farmers’ Market in the Highland Street parking lot on Sunday, May 13 is a great success, with plenty of vendors and lots of interested browsers and shoppers. The market will continue every Sunday through October from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Barley on the Beach eatery to open at Rye Town Park

     After a five-month-long buildup, on Wednesday, May 9, the Rye Town Park Commission finally gave its president, Gary Zuckerman, approval to sign the concession agreement 

  • Bike racks appear on Main Street

    What are those bright blue, horseshoe-shaped metal structures that have appeared on Main Street in recent days?

    Whether they look like it or not, they are custom-made bike racks, designed to allow two or more bicycles to be locked to them.

  • Farmers bringing fresh produce to village’s downtown Sunday
    As part of its strategic plan to enhance the quality of life in the village, Port Chester has chosen Common Ground markets, LLC, a private management company owned by Port Chester resident Lance Larsen, to realize its vision for a farmers’ market downtown.
  • Man behind the curtain

    Many don’t know the name Robert Lewis. But with protégées such as Meryl Streep and Marlon Brando, his influence in the theater realm, though invisible, was significant.

  • Rye Brook high school sophomore starts Young Democrats chapter

    In a sense, Zach Berger has been interested in politics since he was a kindergartener in 2008 and remembers feeling accomplished after his father let him into the booths to help vote for Barack Obama in the presidential election. 

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