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New Rochelle honors Ruby Dee

To honor the legacy of legendary actress Ruby Dee, Library Green will now be known as “The Ruby Dee Park at Library Green.” Members of the Dee,Davis family joined New Rochelle and Westchester County on Thursday, Oct. 2 to make the announcement and highlight a weekend that included a memorial tribute and film festival. An […]

Westchester on high alert after– Ebola scare

By JOHN BRANDI Westchester County may have dodged the Ebola bullet for now, after a patient was admitted to Phelps Memorial Hospital and tested negative on Oct. 8, but those in the health field remain split on whether the county is prepared to deal with such an outbreak. The patient, whose name has not been […]

History and Halloween in Westchester

By MARISSA PENN  This Halloween marks the 10th anniversary of the celebrated Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze in Croton-on-Hudson, one of Westchester’s most popular seasonal activities for all ages. It also marks the fifth anniversary of Horseman’s Hollow, the haunted experience in Sleepy Hollow. They’re just some of the festivities that spring up around the […]

Column: Is experience worth it?

Pretty much everyone has heard the old adage that a picture is worth a thousand words, but, did you know that experience is worth a thousand pictures? Or a thousand dollars, or even more, when it comes to remodeling. In fact, some may say experience is priceless. This is especially true for those that have […]

Farmers market scavenger hunt

By NICOLE REED First and foremost: due to popular demand, Rye’s Down to Earth Farmers Market is going to be extended by two weeks this year. The market typically ends in the first weekend in December, however, now it will run through Sunday, Dec. 21. This is a great development to keep in mind while […]

Letter: Why was this new fence allowed?

To the Editor, The following is an open to Village of Mamaroneck Zoning Board of Appeals. I am writing about the new fence at the beach at Harbor Island Park because I do not understand how the Village of Mamaroneck could construct such an ugly, jerry-rigged fence with no oversight by any of our boards and […]

Letter: Some facts about public comment

To the Editor, The irony is, when myself and Mayor Rosenblum were first elected and we opened up meetings for public comment on all agenda items. The complaint was it would make the meetings chaotic. Now, the naysayers are complaining that the agenda should be second to the main purpose of any Board of Trustees […]

Pet Rescue 10-17-2014

Our Snuggles loves to “snuggle” with her human companion. She is a lovely young, friendly black adult cat with a silky coat who just wants to socialize with you. Snuggles should do well in a family environment where her cuddly and friendly nature will shine. Snuggles is spayed, in excellent health and up to date […]

What’s Going on in Rye 10-17-2014

Rye library events Popular children’s entertainer Graham Clarke will have youngsters movin’ and groovin’ to the beat on Musical Tuesdays this fall at the Rye Free Reading Room. For more information about his appearances at the library, call 231-3162 or visit Saturday Oct 18 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Gluten free eating and living […]

What’s Going on in New Rochelle 10-17-2014

Italian heritage month at the library The New Rochelle Public Library will present two special programs next month for Italian Heritage and Culture Month. Vincent Ricciardi sings “Mario Lanza and Caruso Too” Vincent Ricciardi sings “Mario Lanza and Caruso Too.” This event is from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18 in the […]