Month: February 2016

Andrew Kranichfeld reads his book, “Karen’s Garden,” to students at the Rye Country Day School. Kranichfeld is blind. Photo courtesy Andrew Kranichfeld

Blind author guides kids in caring for the environment

When Andrew Kranichfeld started holding programs for schoolchildren based on his first book, “Karen’s Garden,” he would first show them fresh produce. Then he’d pull out a bag of Doritos and tell them to look at the nutrition facts. “On the back, it would have many ingredients. You don’t even […]

The village of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees passed Public Local Law D-2016 on Feb. 22. The law prohibits the sale of commercially bred animals in pet stores, the first of its kind in New York state. It is unclear how the law will affect National Breeders, pictured at 154 Mamaroneck Ave., since the pet store does not currently source its collections of dogs for sale from shelters. Photo/Andrew Dapolite

Village of Mamaroneck passes unprecedented dog law

The village of Mamaroneck is the first municipality in the state of New York to ban the sale of commercially bred animals in local pet stores. This unprecedented law was passed by a 4-0 vote, with one trustee abstaining, at a raucous Board of Trustees meeting last month after weeks […]

Doug Harrison controls the puck against New Rochelle. Photo/Mike Smith

Titans blast Pirates in first round

Over the course of the regular season, Rye Town/Harrison has made a habit of starting slow. In their first-round playoff matchup on Feb. 21, however, they didn’t let a few bad shifts submarine their playoff push, taking control of the game late to earn a 7-2 win over Pearl River. […]

Initially due in June, a $1.5 million payment to Westchester County from Standard Amusements, the management company overseeing Playland, is likely to be extended yet again as a decision on the future status of Playland pool will also likely be extended past Friday, Sept. 30. File phot

County to fund $58M in Playland projects

In an effort to address a significant number of crucial renovations at Rye Playland, an agreement between Republican Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino and the park’s management company, Standard Amusements, was amended on Feb. 22 to include $58 million in county-funded capital projects. However, the amended contract still requires approval […]

Ignite Bar and Bistro opened in November 2015 and serves as one of Westchester County’s first LGBTfriendly
dining and drinking locations. Photo/Andrew Dapolite
Community Features

New LGBT-friendly bar lights up Westchester

Among the various bars and restaurants that line Mamaroneck Avenue in downtown White Plains, one stands out from the crowd: Ignite Bar and Bistro. Open since November 2015, Ignite is one of Westchester County’s first LGBT-friendly dining establishments—welcome to all, but built to serve as a safe haven for those […]