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Plans for Farmers Market Move Forward

March 24, 2019

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Holding a farmers market in Mahopac got the green light from the Town Board last week when members of the Recreation and Parks Department gave a formal presentation at the board’s March 13 meeting.

“We have been kicking around the idea of a farmers market for about four years now,” said Jim Gilchrist, recreation director. “The community seems to have an ...

DeCicco's: 'We don't know' opening date

The following is a statement from a DeCicco's spokesman clarifying an earlier position that the store could be open the week after Easter: 

At the moment, we are working closely with the town of Somers and the Heritage Hills Water Department to make sure all necessary plant upgrades are completed and inspected as quickly as possible. Currently, the project is undergoing ...

A safe home for every horse

For neglected, abused or slaughter-bound horses, there is a loving farm in North Salem that wants to rescue them. Since 2015, Our Farm Equine Rescue, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, has been committed to rescuing and rehabilitating horses in dire situations and then finding ‘forever’ homes for them.

Sharon Kress, a lifelong equestrian, founded the organization, drawing on her ...

My Brother Vinny Builds Family Through Veterans, Volunteerism and Legos

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – My Brother Vinny is a Yorktown charity that in six years has touched many lives, providing housewares and furniture to hundreds of once-homeless veterans. Still, despite the breathtaking pace of its assistance, the all-volunteer nonprofit sometimes finds itself with more donated items on hand than it can immediately give away.

That’s where Yorktown Self Storage ...

Students nominated for Roger Rees Awards

Shanna Feeney, Michael Henshaw, Julianna Austin, and Cece Bersch have been nominated for the Roger Rees Awards for their performances in the Golden Stage Society of North Salem Middle/High School’s production of “The Mystery of Edwin Drood.” 

The Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance is presented by Disney Theatrical Group (The Broadway League member) ...

Vaping risks extend beyond nicotine

With the teen vaping epidemic showing no signs of ending any time soon, it’s not only the adults who are wondering what went wrong.

Now the kids themselves are asking that question. And they’re getting justifiably angry at the answer.

That’s a good thing, says Judy Mezey. It’s their voices that could finally turn things around.

Mezey heads community services for ...

South Orange resident wins medal at Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi

There's a local hero at the JESPY House.

Longtime JESPY client and South Orange resident Jane Ellyn Clark is a 2019 Special Olympics World Games medal winner.

Clark performed well locally and at the Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle, Wash., as a bowler in recent years.

But Clark recently won several medals during the Games in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, which were ...

Photos: Lakeland Education Foundation Casino Night

MAHOPAC, N.Y. – The Lakeland Education Foundation honored three district educators at its annual Gala and Casino Night fundraiser on Saturday, March 9, at Villa Barone, in Mahopac.

The all-volunteer foundation, started in 1994, supports Lakeland schools by raising funds for specific student and teacher-initiated projects that enrich the educational experience and are not funded by the ...

Photos: ShamRogues Perform at Katonah Village Library

KATONAH, N.Y. – On Friday, March 1, the ShamRogues took concert-goers at the Katonah Village Library on trips to Ireland, Scotland, Shetland Islands, Cape Breton, Canada, and America.

The group, in between musical performances, offered lessons about the history of the music, the instruments, the differences between the types of tunes, meanings and history of the songs.

Performers ...

New connections to Heritage Hills sewer plant raises questions

DeCicco’s isn’t even open yet, and it’s already a cautionary tale.

The boutique supermarket has had to push back its opening several times because Heritage Hills Sewer Works, the treatment plant where it plans to send its effluent, has been beset by permit problems.

The situation has frustrated and puzzled local officials eager to boost business and residents chomping at ...

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