Month: February 2016

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

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. […]

Voices in the crowd
Opinion Sports

Voices in the crowd

You just have to love playoffs. It’s that time of the year when all the sweat and hard work start to pay off, when one false move can be the difference between victory and defeat, and when everyone needs to be on top of their games and sustain a full-throttle […]

Branding sex offenders’ passports: Why?
Opinion

Branding sex offenders’ passports: Why?

Two weeks ago, just one day after President Barack Obama signed legislation that will brand the passports of sex offenders, a federal court challenge was filed against it. The International Megan’s Law is supposedly a way to alert foreign countries of sex offenders who may be traveling there for sex […]

3-way race for county district attorney job
Politics

3-way race for county district attorney job

With former Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore now a state judge, and her replacement choosing not to seek election this November, three candidates have entered the race to take over the spot as the county’s top prosecutor. The latest entry is Bruce Bendish, a White Plains Republican, who announced […]

Ignite is open seven days a week and is known for its Tuesday night
karaoke and Sunday brunch featuring neighborhood drag queens.
Photos/Suzy Berkowitz
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 […]