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  • State of the State highlights

    Though in many aspects New York State is at its peak, with lower taxes and unemployment rates than residents have seen in years, there are still concerns citizens are expressing to the government.  

  • Three Port Chester locals become the new cops in town

    Moises Ochoa, a new Port Chester police recruit, wanted to be a police officer since he was a child.

    “Everything in my life has pretty much led to the spot I am right now,” the 26-year-old said. “I like to serve, I like to help people. At Halloween when I was a little kid, I was always a cop, or Batman.”

  • Tax pre-payments show resident concern

    When the Town of Rye announced it would accept property tax pre-payments in response to the federal tax bill reducing allowable deductions to $10,000, citizens took advantage. 

    
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  • Property tax refunds outrage B.B. school district and village

    Officials in the Blind Brook School District and Village of Rye Brook are livid about having to issue substantial refunds of commercial property taxes to Reckson Operating Partnership and Doral Conference Center Associates due to the settlement of tax certiorari proceedings whereby the two challenged the assessment of their Rye Brook properties for up to seven years. 

  • Learning to relax

    In a competitive school district that strives for high academic standards, a new program at Ridge Street Elementary School is teaching students how to handle stress at a young age.

  • In Line with Caroline: Flu-mageddon
    The headlines are scary enough to worry even the biggest of skeptics this flu season. For the first time in 13 years, there is a widespread influenza outbreak throughout the United States mainland. Hospitalizations have nearly doubled since the beginning of January and 20 children have died from the virus. 
  • I read with great interest your article concerning the tax rebate issues facing the Village of Rye Brook as well as the Blind Brook School District in last week’s Rye Brook Westmore News. 
  • The recent emergency at the Port Chester Middle School happened on Oct. 26, 2017 when the mounting of a 4,500-pound concrete cantilever panel fell to the ground, and on its way down, damaged a classroom’s window. 
  • After revisiting my notes and rewatching the past several Port Chester Board of Education meetings, we, the Taxpayers Alliance Group, have come to the following reasons why we believe repurposing the $80 million bond must be done.

  • Hard week with a strong finish for Lady Trojans basketball
    As the fourth week of games approached, the Blind Brook girls’ varsity basketball team stood at 4-2, the best record the team has held for the first month of games in years. The ladies looked to continue their success despite a difficult schedule this past week.
  • Garcia's wrestling win streak ends at 32 with 4th place finish in Eastern States

    It had to end sometime—and it did, in Loch Sheldrake, N.Y., in the Sullivan County Catskills.

  • B.B. boys’ basketball sits at 5-1 after tumultuous start to season

    It is now the middle of January and the Blind Brook boys’ varsity basketball team has completed a mere six full games since the beginning of December, sitting at a respectable 5-1. After multiple scheduling issues and cancellations compounded by a tournament suspension due to an apparent cardiac arrest, few thought a small-town basketball season could get any more eventful. They were wrong. 

  • Titans’ two-game win streak snapped at home by RCDS

    The Rye Town/Harrison Titans, 8-1 on the season, took a long bus ride to Brewster, facing off against Byram Hills, followed by the second annual Mayors’ Cup against White Plains. Looking to pick up a third win in a row, the Titans faced Rye Country Day School in another close game. 

  • Blind Brook ski season off to a promising start

    With two races under their belt, the Blind Brook Ski Team is already having an amazing season. The Trojans hope to continue their successes of last year and finish the season with even more wins. The ski team races at Thunder Ridge Mountain in Patterson, N.Y. about once a week with separate races for boys and girls.

  • Port Chester hoops hurting in more ways than one

    With the celebration of Martin Luther King's birthday Monday (1/15), his motivational words quoted within this article are especially apropos for the struggling Ram and Lady Ram basketball programs which both went into this week still looking for their first win and hurting in more ways than one.

  • Titans lose thriller to Scarsdale

    After losing their first contest of the season, the Rye Town/Harrison Titans faced a top 10 team from Scarsdale, looking to add another impressive win to their résumé. The Titans, 8-1 on the season, were ready for a battle.

  • 'Pigtail matches' fly in the Shoreline Tourney but Garcia keeps winning wrestling bouts

    They call them "pigtail matches" in competitive scholastic wrestling. That means you must survive an outer bracket "pigtail match" to enter round 16 and have a shot at a medal in a major meet like last weekend's Murphy-Guccione Shoreline Tournament in New Rochelle, a prestigious mid-season Friday-Saturday tourney that is going into its 54th year and is bigger and tougher than ever.

  • T&F team solid in 2 cold weather warmups leading up to league championships in NYC

    Between the wind, snow, rain and Arctic blasts of varying degrees of chill of late where 40 degrees seemed like a beach day, the Port Chester High School Track & Field team kept going through their paces in two major meets, warming up for the league championships this Sunday (1/14) at the New Balance 168th St. Regiment Armory in New York City.

  • A short, but successful week for Lady Trojans basketball

    After a long Winter Break for Blind Brook, the girls looked forward to having a big game against Gorton High School. However, a snowstorm wouldn’t permit it, a cancellation became inevitable and the game had to be postponed to an unknown later date. 

    
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  • Happy birthday to retired Port Chester Middle School teacher Isabelle Birdsall of Rye who celebrates Jan. 18.

  • Facts of Life
    United Way of Westchester and Putnam will host volunteers at the Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson in Pleasantville Mon., Jan. 15 in honor or Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to help build reading kits for low income children as part of their United2Read program. 

Government Meetings
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  • PORT CHESTER BOARD OF TRUSTEES. Courtroom, 350 North Main St., Port Chester. 7 p.m.: Public meeting. Draft agenda: Presentations: Station Lofts at Port Chester (New Broad Street) zoning map petition. Discussions: Property conditions assessment Request for Proposals.

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  • 10573 Events
    NEKO CASE. The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester. Ages 18 & over. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Indie pop vocalist. Also performing: Mt. Joy, an indie folk band.
  • MLK DAY OF SERVICE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES. Westchester Reform Temple, 255 Mamaroneck Rd., Scarsdale. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sort and Package Clothes for Kids in Need. Volunteers will sort gently used clothing for disadvantaged children and teens and assemble packages of diapers and underwear for families in need. Teen Response to Hurricane Disaster. In partnership with AJC and the Westchester County Youth Council, J-Teen Leadership will spearhead a Westchester-wide interfaith teen event with the AFYA Foundation, helping organize shipments of humanitarian and medical supplies for areas affected by recent hurricanes. 
  • Arts & Entertainment

    THE INNER SOUL: NATURES WONDERS. A.I. Friedman, 495 Boston Post Rd., Port Chester. Thru end of January. Works by Rye Brook artist Joseph Fama. There will be an opening reception Sat., Jan. 13, 1-3 p.m. Hours: daily 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 914/937-7351.

  • REDEMPTION COMMUNITY CHURCH. AMC Loews Theatre, 40 Westchester Ave., Port Chester. Sundays at 10 a.m.: Worship service and Redemption KIDS ministry. All are welcome. Rev. Jeremy Ziegler, lead pastor. www.redemptioncommunitychurch.org. (914) 698-0456.

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