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  • Howard Esquirol named finance director at Doral Arrowwood in Rye Brook
    The newly merged Benchmark Resorts & Hotels and Gemstone Hotels & Resorts, recognized global leaders in the management and marketing of resorts, hotels and conference centers, have formally announced the appointment of Howard J. Esquirol as director of finance for Doral Arrowwood in Rye Brook.
  • Happy birthday to Port Chester High School cross country and track coach and retired PCMS history teacher Hank Birdsall of Rye who celebrates Aug. 21.

  • Mike McNeill named new GM at Doral Arrowwood in R.B.
    The newly merged Benchmark Resorts & Hotels and Gemstone Hotels & Resorts, recognized global leaders in the management and marketing of resorts, hotels and conference centers, have formally announced the appointment of Mike McNeill as the new general manager for Doral Arrowwood in Rye Brook, replacing Steve Mabus.
  • Facts of Life

    Happy birthday to Toni Ganim of Port Chester who celebrates July 24.

    Happy birthday to our family matriarch, Mary Furano Vallarelli Pankow of Port Chester, who turns 94 on July 24. With lots of love from “all of us.”

  • One 101-year-old congratulates another
    Atria Rye Brook resident Ida Gische celebrated her 101st birthday on Friday, July 15 with her pal Angelo DeCaro. Angelo turned 101 in May.
  • LWV honors 3 award winners

    The League of Women Voters of Rye, Rye Brook and Port Chester honored three local high school award winners at their annual meeting held in June at the home of League board member Patricia Rinello of Rye Brook.

  • Second-in-command
to take the reins at JFK
    John F. Kennedy School's principal is retiring at the end of the month, and stepping up to take his place is none other than his second-in-command. The Port Chester school board unanimously appointed Judy Diaz to take over for Lou Cuglietto on Wednesday, May 27.
  • Facts of Life
    Congratulations to Zachary Taylor of Port Chester who received a B.A. in history at the 149th commencement of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine May 31. While at Bates, he played varsity football and competed on the alpine ski team. He will be attending Pace Law School in the fall.
  • Facts of Life
    Manhattanville College has appointed Dr. Lisa M. Dolling as the College's new provost, vice president for academic affairs and professor of philosophy. A Manhattanville College alumna, she is currently dean, College of Arts and Letters, co-director, Stevens Center for Science Writing, and associate professor of philosophy at Stevens Institute of Technology. She will begin as provost July 1, succeeding Dr. Gail M. Simmons who has accepted a position at another university.
  • Blind Brook High School student selected
for 2015 Student Civic Achievement Award
    The League of Women Voters of Rye, Rye Brook & Port Chester has chosen Samuel "Sam" Zarkower, an 11th grader at Blind Brook High School, to receive its 2015 Student Civic Achievement Award.
  • PCHS teacher honored
for academic achievement
    Joseph Gilson, a history teacher at Port Chester High School, was awarded the Sister Regina Rosaire Dolan Award by St. Thomas Aquinas College.
  • Cheerleading
is her game
    Port Chester High School senior Brianna Bunjaporte received the Mayor's Annual Award for Excellence in Cheerleading.
  • Facts of Life
    Congratulations to Alyssa Casino of Rye Brook who graduated Summa Cum Laude from Manhattanville College in Purchase. She double majored in Mathematics and Sports Studies and received departmental awards from the Math Department as well as the Sports Studies Department. She was the libero on the school volleyball team and the catcher on the softball team. Your family is so very proud of you.
  • A retirement dinner honoring Frank Fanelli for his 43 years of service in the Port Chester School District will be held Fri., June 19 from 7-11 p.m. at Mulino's at Lake Isle, 600 White Plains Rd., Eastchester...
  • Local pediatrician pens medical thriller
    It's not too often that medical experts train themselves in a new discipline after 25 years, but local pediatrician Dr. Peter Acker has broken through by writing a suspenseful novel that combines the medical world with a literary flair. Dr. Acker has worked with Pediatric Associates in Rye Brook for nearly 28 years, but in the fall of 2014 he earned his MFA in Creative Writing from Manhattanville College.
  • P.C. Senior Wii bowlers
win county tournament
    The Port Chester Seniors took first place in the Westchester County Wii Bowling League Spring Tournament, defeating White Plains, Mt. Kisco, Rye Brook and the City of Rye Seniors.
  • Facts of Life
    Alyssa Casino of Rye Brook was recently awarded Female Scholar Athlete of the Year at Manhattanville College in Purchase. She has been a standout on the court, on the diamond and in the classroom for the Valiant women's volleyball and softball teams. The mathematics and sport studies double major has a 3.92 cumulative GPA with seven straight semesters on the Dean's List and is a Castle Scholar in addition to being a six-time MAC Academic Honor Roll recipient...
  • Rye Brook 7th grader a finalist
in New York Geography Bee
    Blind Brook Middle School seventh-grader Abe Baker-Butler qualified to compete at the New York Geography Bee on the state level. After having won the Middle School Geography Bee in January, Abe took a qualifying written exam and was one of the top 100 scorers in the state who competed at the state championship in Albany on Mar. 27.
  • PCHS Jazz Band takes first
at Sleepy Hollow Jazz Fest
    The Port Chester High School Jazz Band, under the direction of Robert Vitti, earned first place honors at the 12th Annual Sleepy Hollow Jazz Fest, held at Sleepy Hollow High School on Mar. 26.

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