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  • Op-Ed: Parents help turn tragedy into learning experience
    On Christmas Eve, 2000, their young son Michael Blank, a Blind Brook High School student, was killed in a one-car crash. 
  • Last week I returned home to Port Chester from the University of Rhode Island to once again see the lack of progress in our village. Every time I come home I speak to friends and residents and ask, “What’s new in Port Chester?” 
  • It was an enormous privilege running for State Senate in New York’s 37th District this year. Thank you to the many readers whom I had the opportunity to meet along the trail. Your willingness to share concerns, ideas, and even disagreements was invaluable. 

  • George Latimer is a sincere, hard-working legislator, concerned for the residents of the Town of Rye, Port Chester and Rye Brook, and has been an advocate for limiting airport expansion for many years.

  • I had every intention to attend the Port Chester Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, but I was unable to do so. A letter, written by one of the trustees in last week’s Westmore News, really disturbed me. 
  • As a Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library Board Trustee, I would like to take this opportunity to invite the community to attend a wonderful event being held Dec. 3 at the Library. Twenty local authors will be gathered for a “Local Authors Book Festival” offering for sale new and signed copies of their titles.

  • Letter: Thanks for P.O. Chris Bivona’s Halloween help

    Over the last 25 years, my brother, family and friends have made Halloween at the Coffey household very special for all Port Chester trick or treaters. Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition.

  • Thanksgiving is a time when families and friends get together to share a meal and enjoy each other’s company. We will spend time watching the parade, playing touch football, catching up with relatives that have been away or just relaxing on the couch together after a big meal watching the game.
  • I can't thank you enough for the wonderful coverage of the Girl Scouts in last week's edition, as well as the terrific article on the PCHS Marching Band. 
  • The Port Chester Republican Party looks forward to the March 2017 election for Mayor and to endorsing a candidate with a history of service and a positive vision for the growth of our Village and concern for all of its citizens.

  • I have been reading with interest what will eventually be the Port Chester Bond Advisory Committee’s recommendation for the school expansion/enhancement project and what it might cost the taxpayers.
  • I received a call from a mentor whom I deeply respect. He expressed his fear of the president-elect, how he thought he was inept, incapable, stupid, a threat to women, minorities and immigrants, with uninformed policies that would embroil the country in war and destroy the fabric of society.

  • The Freelance Retort: A Thanksgiving comeback

    It’s nice to see Thanksgiving making a bit of a comeback.

    Once, right up there as a primo year-end holiday, it had begun to lose some of its status and luster as a holiday to anticipate and enjoy.

  • I am responding to a letter from Denis Ahearn, Sr., which appeared in your Oct. 28 edition. Mr. Ahearn was critical in his comments regarding your "Police Briefs" column and felt that your readers had no need to be informed about all the negative details. 

    The tone of Mr. Ahearn’s letter sounded as if he were speaking to little children! He

  • Two weeks ago Denis Ahearn, Sr. of Port Chester took the Westmore News to task for publishing what the journalism world calls the local “Police Blotter” – basically a listing of those arrested (and for what) by the Police Departments in Port Chester and Rye Brook.

    He blames Editor Jananne Abel for sabotaging “all of the reputation-building we’ve worked hard to bring about” by publishing these police reports.

  • My deep appreciation to the voters of Port Chester and Rye Brook for their strong vote of confidence on my third term as Senator.
  • The Blind Brook Community Coalition would like to thank you and your staff for the terrific article on Debbie Allen's presentation. 
  • Thank you to the Girl Scouts who turned out to cook at the Knights of Columbus last Saturday for the Veterans’ Luncheon. Having these young women help prepare lunch was a treat.
  • Beautiful People: Mark Santora
    Few people love Port Chester like Mark Santora. His rich legacy as a teacher, coach, guidance counselor and assistant principal is an inspiration to so many who grew up in our little village on the Sound Shore. If you spend just five minutes with Mark, you make only one conclusion: he speaks from the heart and he cares.
  • I graduated from Port Chester High School over 30 years ago and it is refreshing to finally have a football team led by outstanding quarterback Colin Gillespie who was able to lead the Port Chester Rams to a winning record. It has been a long time coming. My hat’s off to the coaches and players for getting this program turned around.

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