Power Watch: Day 13

Almost two weeks since Hurricane Sandy stormed through the area, some towns and villages are close to almost normal power conditions.

Over the Weekend…

Hundreds mourn New Rochelle firefighter Keith Morris, 30, killed in boating accident More than 650 people packed the sanctuary and entryway of Holy Name of Jesus Church on Saturday… Lighted boats to celebrate New Rochelle’s waterfront–Due to the weather, this event is now planned for August. Want to be in a Movie in Westchester?  “A Birder’s Guide to Everything,” is expected to shoot in Armonk, Somers, Brewster, and Chappaqua… and for those who commute through Grand Central: Zocalo Shacking Up in Danny Meyer’s GCT Space      

Vegetarians Can Find Lots to Like

Vegetarians and Vegans have more and more options when dining in restaurants in Westchester. Our friends at StacyKnows have compiled a list you should have if you don’t eat meat. And if you know any more, please add them in the comments section. Their Up County picks are: Moderne Barn Cheesecake Factory Haven North Fig and Olive Blue Hill Read more. photo: Fotopedia

County Commits Money to Control Floods

  Anyone who’s lived around here long enough knows that flooding is part of life in lower Westchester. On Thursday, the County said it’s going to help us keep our heads above water. Flood control projects in Larchmont, Mamaroneck and New Rochelle are going to receive funding through a special $9 million county fund dedicated for stormwater management. The County will pay $2.3 million toward drainage improvements along Pine Brook at Boston Post Road in Larchmont and $2.5 for water management upgrades along the Hutchinson River in New Rochelle.  The municipalities are expected to pay the remaining costs.

Rumorville: What’s Going in on Palmer?

In the space that was once Active Sports (the original Active Sports) and then the Liz Feld for State Senate (2008) headquarters, and notoriously empty ever since…there are signs of life.

Marcotte Wins in a Squeaker

District 10 incumbent legislator Sheila Marcotte has won her first full term on the County Board of Legislators; her winning margin as of Sunday is 39 votes.