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  • Blind Brook board adopts tax cap compliant budget

    After months of deliberating over an historic decision to break the tax levy cap, Blind Brook Superintendent Dr. Jonathon Ross was able to craft a complying budget with minimal cuts that the Board of Education adopted on Tuesday, Apr. 17. 

  • Meet the candidates

    Petitions have been signed, gathered and submitted, specifying that four Port Chester residents are officially running for seats on the Board of Education. 

  • B.B. pays $112,500 settlement to former assistant principal

    After former Blind Brook Middle School Assistant Principal Fredericka Butler did not receive the promotion and $12,500 stipend she claimed she was verbally promised after one year of employment, she filed a lawsuit against the district in August 2017. 

  • Community mourns tragic death of a 2017 Blind Brook graduate

    Joao Souza loved cars. A lot. And one of Danielle Goz’s fondest memories of him was when they were visiting her grandma’s house last summer and he saw her uncle’s vehicle in the garage. 

  • During a time of deficit and conflict, the Port Chester Board of Education adopted a tax cap compliant budget at a lengthy and boisterous meeting on Tuesday, Apr. 17, after revealing $3.7 million of faculty and building cuts. 

  • P.C. Board of Education considers $4 million worth of reductions

    At the Port Chester Board of Education meeting intended as a line-by-line 2018-19 budget review on Tuesday, Apr. 10, Superintendent Dr. Edward Kliszus proposed $4 million worth of reductions compared to the 2017-18 budget.

  • Newfound revenues indicate B.B. may comply with tax cap

    The past two months of rhetoric around the Blind Brook School District potentially breaking the tax levy cap might have been a false alarm. 

  • Weddings, romance mixed with ‘80s era song and dance

    With big hair, headbands and vibrant ripped-up skirts, the Port Chester High School drama club is like, totally taking a trip back to 1985. 

  • BBHS Model United Nations team wins record-breaking number of awards

    Twenty-four or more. That was their motto. 

  • Community and the cosmos

    After a several-year hiatus, the planetarium at Port Chester Middle School is opening its doors to the public again to take a trip to infinity and beyond. 

  • Blind Brook Middle School ass’t principal resigns

    At a special, and extremely brief, Blind Brook Board of Education meeting at 8:15 a.m. on Monday, Mar. 26, the board accepted middle school Assistant Principal Fredericka Butler’s resignation. 

  • Math teacher promoted to fill PCMS ass’t principal position

    After teaching seventh-grade math at Port Chester Middle School for almost four years, Joseph Capalbo was promoted to the school’s vacant assistant principal position. 

  • P.C. school district faces deficit while state owes $191 million

    As the Port Chester School District waits to find out how much state aid it will receive toward its 2018/19 budget, concrete numbers have not yet been determined. However, as of now, it is estimated the district is facing a $3.8 million deficit.

  • Even if Blind Brook exceeds tax cap, residential tax rate will decrease

    Even if Blind Brook School District proposes the largest budget under consideration, breaking the tax cap to maintain all desired program expenditures and staff, the residential tax rate would be lower than it was during the 2017/18 year. 

  • Community raises $2,000 for scholarships, honors past basketball players who died

    Caring community members associated with the Port Chester High School basketball team came together for the team’s booster club to raise more than $2,000 while honoring the lives of two past players who died in recent years. 

  • Grab-n-go nutritional breakfast kiosk opens at Port Chester Middle School

    Concluding National Breakfast Week, Port Chester Middle School opened a new breakfast kiosk on Mar. 9, enabling busy students to eat a quick grab-and-go breakfast every day.

  • At a special, and brief, Port Chester Board of Education meeting in the Board Room on Tuesday, Mar. 20, the board established Tuesday, June 5, as the referendum date for the middle school safety bond. 

  • The art of kindness

    With emphasis on building community and kindness, BMP Ridge Street Elementary School celebrated Youth Art Month with its first school wide kick-off event to make a collaborative art project. 

  • Year of the dog

    In Chinese symbols, the dog represents courage, loyalty and high moral character, which is why Linda Wu, a Ridge Street Elementary School student’s mother, said it’s not surprising that those born in the Chinese Zodiac dog years are supposedly always looking for ways to help friends and family. 

  • Return of the bond

    At a heated meeting on Tuesday, Mar. 13, the Port Chester Board of Education voted to put up a new $11 million bond to address middle school repairs, lopping roughly $1.5 million off the bond that failed to pass on Feb. 6. 

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