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Heroin growing problem for local youth

By KATIE HOOS With heroin tightening its grip on the Lower Hudson Valley, Westchester’s younger generations struggle to battle a scourge that some say is growing into a full-blown epidemic. Heroin usage has become an increasingly large problem across the United States in recent years, but some areas, including New York State, have been hit […]

New York legalizes, limits medical marijuana

By KATIE HOOS New York has become the nation’s 23rd state to pass legislation permitting the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. But there’s a catch. On Thursday, June 19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, announced he had reached a deal with state lawmakers from the Assembly and Senate on the contentious medical marijuana issue. […]

Police Blotter: Rye 6-27-2014

Collected at Rye police headquarters on Tuesday, June 10, at 2 p.m. and Wednesday, June 18, at 12:30 p.m. June 2 Police were called to Forest Avenue at 10:53 a.m. after receiving reports of a man sleeping by the side of the road.   At 1:31 p.m., police received a complaint about the inappropriate actions of […]

Column: The mayors among us

I am not the only mayor of Rye. There are many people who don’t hold the formal title, but who serve as unofficial leaders of our great city. I see them in my daily life in Rye, they are my neighbors, my kids’ coaches, the folks next to me at the breakfast counter. Through their […]

Column: A new obsession, just in time

I am a man of great, but specific, enthusiasms. Let’s start there. Mack Bolan. Any idea who that is? You might have, but I didn’t until a few weeks ago and now he’s almost all I think about. I’ll explain, shall I? As we’ve discussed to some extent before, I love pulp fiction. We just […]

If you want to view paradise; Chocolations

You know you’re in for a treat as soon as you open the door at 607 E. Boston Post Road. Churning out about 50 pounds of chocolate daily on average, Chocolations turns passersby into customers with just a quick whiff of the homemade confections inside. The aroma alone captured my heart. Known across Westchester for […]

A rare failure of the president’s political mojo

By Peter Lane I’m sure we can all agree the political and media firestorm over the Bergdahl affair has far overshadowed the earlier Obama pronouncement made at the recent West Point commencement ceremony. I refer to the president’s statement that we will be withdrawing all of our forces from Afghanistan no later than Dec. 31, […]

Pet Rescue 6-27-14

Willie is a handsome young cat, about a year old now, very sweet and playful. He was born with cerebellar hypoplasia, a disorder that leads to some jerky movements and uncoordinated motion, but, thankfully, this does not get worse with age. Willie doesn’t let this stop him from being a healthy, happy cat. He can […]

What’s Going On in Eastchester 6-27-14

Bronxville library events Up next for children Friday, June 27 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Family Film: “LEGO Batman The Movie” Fun this Month LEGO Love LEGO? We do too. Join us for LEGO movies and events all month long. New Kindle titles Our Kindles are preloaded with content and available to Bronxville card holders […]

What’s Going On in Harrison

“Art Stories” The Harrison Council for the Arts presents “Art Stories” paintings by Alla Goldburt at the Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Ave. on view June 30 to Aug. 1 with an opening reception on Wednesday, July 9, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. “Art Stories” is presented in two contrasting media, ink and oil, […]