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
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.
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.
Always looking for new recruits, the Port Chester Fire Department
is participating in Recruit NY weekend on Saturday, Apr. 29 with open houses at
all four of its firehouses.
In May 2016, Port Chester Middle School 8th graders won
a grand prize in the national Lead2Feed Challenge. The 49 students in teacher Allison Silverman’s Leadership
classes donated $35,000 to Water for South Sudan, a non-profit based in
Rochester, N.Y., that helps develop wells and other basic infrastructure in
South Sudan, the newest and one of the poorest countries in the world.
It’s been a month since voters approved the Port Chester School
District’s $79.95 million capital project and some progress is already being
made to roll it out.
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
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.
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.
I thought you might be interested in what happened to me Friday, Apr.
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
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).
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.
It was the kind of day that represented Port Chester baseball at
It was the kind of day that would have made the late Anthony
It was the kind of day that included a community-wide celebration
of all that Foust was and means to Port Chester.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Happy birthday to Charles
Nielsen of Port Chester who celebrates May 4.
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.
Mary Josephine “Jo” Carlton Johnson, 97, a former Rye Brook resident, died peacefully Apr. 20, 2017.
JoJo, as she was known to her grandkids, was born Jan. 10, 1920
in Dyersburg, Tenn.
Lila M. Miller (“Mae”), 97, formerly of Port Chester, died Apr.
She was born in South Carolina June 1, 1919.
Angelo Charles De Vico, 85, a lifelong resident of Port Chester,
died Apr. 21, 2017.
He was born Nov. 9, 1931 in Port Chester to James and Gesmunia
Matero De Vico, who predeceased him, and was raised and educated in Port
Maureen Fogarty Mollica, 68, a lifelong resident of Port Chester,
died Apr. 24, 2017.
She was born Aug. 1, 1948 in Port Chester to Edward and Jean
Taylor Fogarty who predeceased her.
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.
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.
On a Sunday night last month I set out to discover which wing
restaurant in town had the better chicken wings, something I had been planning
to do since Wingstop opened in mid-December.
Balducci’s Food Lover’s Market made an immediate impression when
it opened in the Rye Ridge Shopping Center on Friday, Jan. 27, taking the place
of the long-shuttered D’Agostino.
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