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  • Haines Blvd. is tree-lined once again

    After a dozen diseased pin oaks were cut down by the village last year on Haines Boulevard, they have finally been replaced, thanks in part to a $1,000 grant from the New York State Urban Forestry Council Arbor Day Community Grant Program.

  • Walking through the pain to find a cure for arthritis

    He’s a 14-year-old rower, skier, teen honoree, camp-goer, student and he has juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

    Rye Brook teenager Matthew Rose was diagnosed with arthritis when he was 8 years old, but, according to his mother Lauren, he’s had chronic pain since he was a toddler. 

  • Blind Brook’s adopted $43.9M budget to cut 5.6 employees, add HS classes

    The Blind Brook Board of Education unanimously adopted a $43.9 million budget for the school district’s 2017-18 fiscal year beginning July 1 during their meeting on Tuesday, April 18. 

    
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  • Two Port Chester residents decided to visit Dr. Jamie Rivas’s office at 220 Westchester Ave., suite 1, without an appointment on Friday, April 21 around 11:25 a.m. 
  • Drunk driver allegedly flees scene of accident
    Police were sent on a wild drunk driver chase after receiving a call about an accident at Olivia and South Regent streets on Saturday, April 22 around 2:28 a.m. The cars involved were a Village Taxi cab and a black sedan, according to the police report. 
  • Two men charged with trespassing

    Two men were allegedly hanging out and walking on boats docked at Port Chester Yacht Club, 84 Fox Island Rd., around 11:43 p.m. on Sunday, April 23. When confronted by police, the men gave contradicting stories: one said they were checking out a friend’s boat and the other said they had been kayaking. 

  • Closing crime’s door

    Police responded to Home Depot, 150 Midland Ave., on the report of a female attempting to steal door handles, on Sunday, April 23 around 3:38 p.m., according to the police report. 

  • Beautiful People: Clay Art Center

    Up until now, the Port Chester Beautification Commission has honored individuals for “beautifying” our village. This time we are thrilled to be paying tribute to an organization that is celebrating its 60th anniversary in town: The Clay Art Center.

  • Letter: Unsafe chicken at Playland Market

    I thought you might be interested in what happened to me Friday, Apr. 21.

    At 3:30 p.m., I went to Playland Market on Forest Avenue in Rye and ordered four pieces of boneless spicy chicken for an afternoon snack. I ate the first two, and when I picked up the third piece I felt something underneath it. It was an intact razor blade.

  • Two weeks ago, I sent a letter to the Westmore News entitled “Fasten your seat belts!” Today, I bring you the sequel to that: “Prepare for impact!” 

  • Jen Schlactus has a simple solution to every problem: spend more money. Jen wants to deplete the Blind Brook rainy day fund. Jen wants to negotiate union contracts by giving everyone raises. Jen wants to hire more consultants and coordinators. 
  • Softball Lady Rams power displays lead to wins over Foxes and Croton

    In one of the greatest muscle-flexing power displays in recent Lady Rams softball history, Port Chester batters went 19 for 37 at the plate including seven home runs--and they needed every one of them to edge league power Fox Lane by a football-like score of 14-12 away last Friday (4/21).

  • B.B. boys’ lacrosse sits at 2-6 entering crucial stretch of games

    After struggling through the first chapter of the season, the Blind Brook boys’ varsity lacrosse team finds itself sitting on a 2-6 record. A tough loss to Putnam Valley allowed the Trojans to reevaluate and make the adjustments necessary to come back and start to improve. The boys immediately responded in their first game back, grabbing a commanding 15-4 win over Yonkers to get back on track. They will look to continue their momentum and win some more games as their confidence and chemistry increase.

  • The story behind the Foust Tournament

    It was the kind of day that represented Port Chester baseball at its best.

    It was the kind of day that would have made the late Anthony Foust proud.

    It was the kind of day that included a community-wide celebration of all that Foust was and means to Port Chester.

  • Baseball Rams win Foust Tournament but follow that up with 3-1loss to Rye

    It wasn't a great day to play two.

    Not with the way the raindrops kept falling on the baseball Rams’ collective heads throughout a doubleheader.

    But the drizzle failed to rain on the Rams’ parade.

    Or dampen their enthusiasm.

  • Blind Brook boys’ varsity tennis has a rocky start to the season

    The Blind Brook boys’ varsity tennis team looked promising. After going 8-4 in their 2016 season, the boys looked forward to a more victorious 2017 season.

  • Trojans baseball moves to 5-5 on the season

    After 10 games of regular season play, Blind Brook High School moves to 5-5 on the season. The Trojans, posting a 3-2 record in their first five games, went 2-3 last week. The Trojans have already improved upon their record from last year by exceeding 2016’s total of four wins.

  • B.B. softball makes a comeback

    Although the Blind Brook Trojans started off their softball season slowly, they made a big comeback in their past few games. All players have stepped up and put their best foot forward, showing what they’re truly capable of. The Trojans may have four games a week, but that isn’t stopping them now, and they are finally on a roll, with four wins and four losses.

  • Blind Brook track team kicks season off with a bang

    Blind Brook track started the spring season with three great performances. After just three meets, six members of the team have already qualified for the Westchester County League Championships on May 9.

  • Swallen and Ostrowski one-two punch leads softball Rams to 3 straight wins

    Lady Rams All-League softball pitcher Carsen Swallen threw a three-hitter, striking out six batters while facing just 32 over seven innings during which she also got a base hit and scored three. Those were among the highlights during an 11-5 home win over Byram Hills Tuesday, Apr. 18, a game that also saw freshman wunderkind Brooklyn (BK) Ostrowski homer, single and drive in seven runs.

  • Inspirational P.C. phys ed teacher Jon Plato and story behind the Platinum Rams debut

    They call them the Platinum Rams.

    Not as in Platinum, the statusy credit cards. Or as in Platinum, the designation for a chart-topping multi-million-copy-selling hit musical record. Or even as the chemical element for a dense, malleable, ductile, highly unreactive, precious gray-white transition metal.

    
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  • Happy birthday to Charles Nielsen of Port Chester who celebrates May 4.

  • Facts of Life

    Gotham Moran Steers was born Apr. 11 at 7:30 a.m. to Emilio and Jocia Steers of Miami, Fla. The baby weighed 8 lbs. and measured 21 inches long at birth. He is the first grandchild of Port Chester Village Manager Christopher and Maria Fe Steers.

  • PORT CHESTER BOARD OF TRUSTEES. Courtroom, 350 North Main St., Port Chester. 7 p.m. Agenda includes: 1) 2017-18 tentative budget change resolution(s). 2) Adoption of 2017-18 budget. 

    RYE BROOK SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE. Village Hall, 938 King St., Rye Brook. 7:30 p.m. Regular monthly meeting. Open to the public. For information, agenda, call 939-1121 or visit ryebrook.org.

  • 10573 Events
    OLIVE OIL TASTING AND LUNCH WITH NICHOLAS COLEMAN. Tarry Market, 179 N. Main St., Port Chester. 12 p.m. 3-course lunch with Nicholas Coleman, Chief Oleologist at Eataly and co-founder of Grove and Vine. He will take guests on a guided tour of ancient olive groves and the process of single-estate olive oil making. Guests will taste three different single-estate olive oils harvested in the fall of 2016.
  • Nearby Events
    2ND ANNUAL MUTTS ON THE MOUNTAIN RACE. Blue Mountain Reservation, 435 Welcher Ave., Peekskill. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Dog lovers are encouraged to sign up for the 5K Trail Race of Lazy Dog 1M Fun Run hosted by the Westchester Parks Foundation. 
  • Arts & Entertainment
    AN EVENING WITH CHERYL HENSON: CELEBRATING JIM HENSON AND THE ART OF PUPPETRY. Greenwich Historical Society, 39 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and light refreshments will be served. Lecture will begin at 7 p.m. with a 15-minute Q&A to follow. Cheryl Henson, the second eldest daughter of Jim and Jane Henson, will share personal reflections on the life, work and legacy of her famous father. 
  • ST. FRANCES AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL ZION CHURCH. 18 Smith St., Port Chester. 10 a.m.: Sunday School. 11 a.m.: Worship Service. Rev. Dr. H. Dwight Bolton, pastor. 914/939-1056.

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