Mount Kisco Sports Buys 1897 Building

Mount Kisco Sports purchased the historic building at 11-13 E. Main Street next to Bicycle World.

Elon Tile is currently in the storefront but appears to be moving out.

Mount Kisco Sports, which has been on S. Moger Avenue since the 1990s and sells to Mount Kisco and Bedford sports teams, may be moving or expanding.

Nevertheless, it is an opportunity to renovate some Mount Kisco storefronts.

 

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Mount Kisco man charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated

From the New York State Police

“On October 10, 2014 at approximately 11:55 p.m., New York State Police from the Brewster barracks charged Joel A. Romero-Lopez, 28 years old, of Mount Kisco, New York, with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 1st Degree, a Class E Felony, and Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, a Misdemeanor. Romero-Lopez was charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated after providing police with a breath sample containing a blood alcohol content greater than .18%.

Romero-Lopez was stopped by the Village of Brewster Police for failing to stop at a stop sign. The Village of Brewster requested State Police assistance with the investigation that revealed Romero-Lopez was intoxicated. It was also determined that he was driving with a suspended driver’s license due to previously being charged with a DWI related offense.

Romero-Lopez provided a breath sample that yielded a Blood Alcohol Content of .21%, more than two times the legal limit of intoxication. He was arraigned before the Village of Brewster Justice Court and remanded to the Putnam County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail. He is scheduled to reappear in court on October 15, 2014.”

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Mount Kisco Maroons Win Youth League Championship

The Mount Kisco Maroons won the Scarsdale Recreation Youth Football League on Sunday night under the lights at White Plains High School with a 28-8 victory over the Pelham Pelicans. The Maroons, made up of fifth and sixth graders, went into the championship game without allowing an opponent to score a single point.

In the championship game, the offense did not click immediately and the Maroons trailed 8-0. With a strong defense and four touchdowns by Mount Kisco’s Jayden Cruz, the Maroons pulled away and never looked back.

In addition to playing well and winning the championship in 2012, the players developed their football skills and sportsmanship. The Maroons were coached by Stanley Greene and Mike McLoughlin and a staff that includes Tom Jobin, James Brooks, Ken Oliveri, Jay Etzel, Leon Suetter, Kevin O’Shea and Brian Sullivan.

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Picture of the Week: Mount Kisco Veterans’ Day Ceremony

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the nation remembers its veterans. In Mount Kisco, the ceremony took place in front of the memorials built to the soldiers that served in World Wars I and II.

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St. Francis Sponsors Aid Drive for Hurricane Sandy Victims

If you have been feeling the need to do something, anything, for those suffering the effects of Hurricane Sandy, some parishioners of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Mount Kisco are putting together an effort to help those in Staten Island, Breezy Point and the Rockaways.

The area surrounding the parish of Our Lady Queen of Peace, New Dorp, Staten Island, one of the parishes at which Father Bill Damroth served, has been hit especially hard. Rosalie Scala, a parishioner there, has provided a list of items that would be very helpful:

·Non-perishable foods and beverages – remember they do not have electricity
·Heavy Duty Battery-Operated Flashlights and Batteries
·Contractor size heavy garbage bags
·Shovels
·Mops
·Rubber gloves
·Bleach, Lysol, antibacterial cleaning products
·Purel
·Air Filtering Masks
·Socks – tube socks are fine
·First Aid Kits – especially peroxide and antiseptics

A member of St. Francis, Tim O’Malley, has learned of a collection being made for Breezy Point and the Rockaways via the Aisling Community Center located in Yonkers. They need:

·Diapers
·Baby Wipes
·Blankets
·Towels
·Clothes
·Non-Perishable Food
·Toiletries
·Water

If you have, or can purchase, any of these items, please drop them off at the rear entrance of the St. Francis of Assisi Rectory, Dakin Avenue entrance, on Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 3:00-5:00 pm and 7:00-9:00 pm. If you are unable to make those times or if you would rather donate cash/check for us to make purchases for you, please contact Joann Spolzino at 914-666-7826 or joann.spolzino@verizon.net.

Lastly, any one who can drive their cars to Staten Island to deliver these donations would be appreciated. The goal is to get the victims supplies on Thursday afternoon.

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Where to Vote in Mount Kisco

Where to vote in Mount Kisco

District Number

Location

Primary Streets Included

#1

Mount Kisco Library – 100 Main St.

Formerly Westchester Parks Dept.

25 Moore Ave.

Boltis, Gregory, Moore, St. Marks Spencer, Spring, West, Woodland

#2

Village Hall

104 Main Street

Brook, Guard Hill Townhouses, Grove, High, Leonard, Thorn, Woodcrest

#3

Mount Kisco Library – 100 Main Street

Formerly Fox Senior Center

198 Carpenter Avenue

Allen, Sutton, Valley View,

Parts of Barker, Parts of Carpenter,

#4

Mount Kisco Justice Court

40 Green St.

Beverly, Diplomat, Forest, Grandview, Manchester, Maple, Marion, Parkview, Stewart

#5

Ambulance Corps Building

310 Lexington Ave.

Mount Kisco Chase, Timber Ridge, East Drive, Westway, E. Ridge

#6

Mount Kisco Housing Authority

200 Carpenter Avenue

Amuso, Foxwood

Brookside Village

Parts of Barker, Parts of Carpenter

#7

Mount Kisco Library 100 Main Street

Formerly Fox Senior Center

198 Carpenter Avenue

Captain Merritt Hill (other than parts of Mountain and Washburn), Caren, Orchard, Turner

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Picture of the Week: Before and After Pictures-Trees Uprooted in Hurricane Sandy

Pictures from trees on Croton Avenue (pictures 1 – 4) and Mountain Road:

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Power News – Electricity and Gas

Power is returning to Mount Kisco residents, but for those without power, many living in Mount Kisco Chase and in Captain Merritt Hill, it is taking forever. As of Friday morning, according to Con Ed outage maps, approximately 650 out of 5,075 Con Edison customers were without power in Mount Kisco, down from approximately 1,000 on Thursday morning.
 Hopefully, a few several hundred more customers can get power on Friday.

Gas lines are forming in Mount Kisco. There were significant lines at Mobil and BP on Route 117 in Mount Kisco. Pictures from BP are shown below from Friday morning at 8:00 am. While there may be long lines since many stations are not open, some consumers are acting irrationally. AS the New York Times reported, one consumer was quoted ” ‘I just want to have it, because you don’t know how long this is going to last,’ said Richard Bianchi, waiting in the half-mile line at the Sunoco in Union with a tank that was three-quarters full.”

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Wednesday Post Storm Update from Mount Kisco

The Mount Kisco Village Manager had the following update (with some editorial comments):

Primary and secondary roads are now all accessible. Target and A&P are open. A&P has plenty of milk and dairy but is low on beer (see picture below)

Con Ed is working to restore power to southern areas of the Village. Power should be restored to Brook Street, much of Grove, High, Ward, Leonard, Thorn, W. Hyatt, Spring, Boltis, Woodland, Main Street, Moore Avenue, St. Mark’s, Lawrence, Pine, Spencer, Lexington by later on this afternoon.

Power restoration is being assessed for Valley View, portions of N. Bedford Road, eastern Barker Street.

An emergency shelter remains open at the Boys and Girls Club at 351 Main Street. Dry ice will be available at Yonkers Raceway at 3PM. Additional dry ice will be available at a northern Westchester location which has yet to be announced. This information will be provided as soon as it becomes available.

Families are again urged to avoid any trick-or-treating this evening.

The Mt. Kisco Public Library is open, fully staffed and has wireless service and computers for your use. The library is crowded (see below) and the service is not available for all who wish to get online.

Refuse collection remains on the normal pick-up schedule. The current focus of Village clean up efforts is to make the public right-of-ways safe for pedestrian and vehicle travel. Limbs from private property can be brought to the curb for collection provided they are tied in four foot bundles. The unauthorized dumping of material in the public right-of-way is prohibited. Village will resume collection of leaf bags and curbside leaf collection later this week.

The Village Highway Department has been doing a tremendous job with tree removal and cleanup. Give them a thank you to let them know you appreciate their efforts. See cleanup of about half a dozen trees on Prospect Street below.

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Little Flooding After the Storm; Trees Knock Out Power

Sandy did not stay long but left her legacy as approximately half of the residents of Mount Kisco were without power. Unlike Irene (as shown from the pictures below), there was not widespread flooding. There were, however, many trees down, including those pictured on Croton Avenue below.

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