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  1. Businessman, Former Fire Chief, Mount Kisco Citizen Of Year, William A. Stewart Dies At 86

    Businessman, Former Fire Chief, Mount Kisco Citizen Of Year, William A. Stewart Dies At 86

    William A. Stewart, Sr., 86, of Mount Kisco, died on Thursday, April 11. He was born on Dec. 27, 1932, in Mount Kisco to Margaret (Hughes) and Robert Stewart. He was the beloved husband of Joan Fox Stewart, loving father of William Jr. (Linda), Margaret Brittingham (Gerry), James (Higgins), John (Duskie) and Ellen Rigano (Chip) and loving Poppy of nine grandchildren. Stewart is ...

  2. Longtime Mount Kisco, Bedford Resident Patricia Ann Guest, 89

    Longtime Mount Kisco, Bedford Resident Patricia Ann Guest, 89

    Patricia Ann (Murphy) Guest died peacefully surrounded by family on April 4th. She was born February 17, 1930 in Brooklyn, NY to Charles Gannon Murphy and Marjorie (Delaney) Murphy. She married Wallace Calvin (Cal) Guest on September 6, 1953 in Merrick, NY. Patricia worked at National Distillers, Washington & Lee University, HeadStart in Mount ...

  3. Area Native Helps Final Four-Bound UConn Women Make NCAA History

    Area Native Helps Final Four-Bound UConn Women Make NCAA History

    The UConn women's basketball team will make history with an NCAA record 12th consecutive Final Four appearance when it faces Notre Dame on Friday night, April 5.That’s two more than John Wooden’s UCLA men's teams managed. So many people share in this moment and hope for an unprecedented 12th title in a span of only 25 years. Among them is Fairfield native Elliot Herman.The ...

  4. White Plains Native, Korean War Veteran Otto "Lee" Liepin, 92

    White Plains Native, Korean War Veteran Otto "Lee" Liepin, 92

    Otto “Lee” Liepin, 92, died on Monday, April 1 in the Lutheran Community at Telford, PA.He and his beloved wife Joan (Getty) Liepin celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary in October.Born in White Plains, he was the son of the late John and Liza (Eglit) Liepin. Lee was eternally proud of his Latvian heritage. He was a graduate of White Plains High School and a 1946 graduate of the New ...

  5. Area Author Pens Novel Of Lifestyles Of The Rich And More Rich At Sea

    Area Author Pens Novel Of Lifestyles Of The Rich And More Rich At Sea

    There’s the one percent. And then there’s the one percent of the one percent. Southport resident Peter Antonucci–that is when he’s not at sea–taps into the zeitgeist of today’s uber-rich in his new novel, the first of a planned trilogy, Billionaire’s Paradise: Ecstasy at Sea.Writers are told to write about what they know. Antonucci, originally from New York City, happens to know about ...

  6. A Life Well-Lived: Mary E. "Polly" McDermott, 87, Of Chappaqua, Weston

    A Life Well-Lived: Mary E. "Polly" McDermott, 87, Of Chappaqua, Weston

    Mary E. McDermott, known to everyone as “Polly,” died peacefully with her daughters at her side at the age of 87 on Feb. 27, 2019 at Broad Creek Care Center in Hilton Head, SC. She is survived by her two daughters, Megan McDermott (Steven Schafer) and Morna McDermott McNulty (Leonard), and four grandchildren: Merrill Hersam, Maren Hersam, Conor McNulty and Molly McNulty.Polly was born ...

  7. Longtime Mamaroneck Resident Evelyn Harris Dies At 107

    Longtime Mamaroneck Resident Evelyn Harris Dies At 107

    Evelyn T. Harris was born January 4, 1912 in New Orleans. She lived for seven decades in Mamaroneck and died in Charlottesville, VA.She was predeceased by her two children, Dixie and Rick and her husband Richard.She is survived by two grandchildren, Kevin Trainer and Colin Trainer and son-in-law Bill Trainer and two great-grandchildren.Services will be private. Arrangements by ...

  8. Mount Kisco's Robert Dolan, 81, Former Bedford Hills Fire Chief, Served Community For 56 Years

    Mount Kisco's Robert Dolan, 81, Former Bedford Hills Fire Chief, Served Community For 56 Years

    Robert (Bob) Dolan was born in Mount Kisco on July 30, 1937 and continued to serve his community and raise his family there with his wife Kitty.He was an active member of the Bedford Hills Fire Department for 56 years. He served as chief in 1999 and is the son of ex-chief Joseph M. Dolan.Prior to joining the fire department he served in the Air Force for four years as a radar ...

  9. Mary Jo Scarborough, Teacher, Church Music Director, Pageant Director, Morning Joe's Mother, 86

    Mary Jo Scarborough, Teacher, Church Music Director, Pageant Director, Morning Joe's Mother, 86

    The mother of New Canaan resident, former Florida congressman and MSNBC's "Morning Joe" co-host Joe Scarborough, Mary Joanna Clark Scarborough, died on Saturday, March 2, 2019 in Jupiter, Florida.Mary Jo Scarborough was born June 22, 1932 to William and Jewel Clark in Dalton, Georgia, during the depths of the Great Depression. She moved with her family to Rome, GA in fifth grade ...

  10. Houlihan-Parnes Realtors Partner, WWII Vet James G. Houlihan, Longtime Bronxville Resident, 95

    Houlihan-Parnes Realtors Partner, WWII Vet James G. Houlihan, Longtime Bronxville Resident, 95

    James G. Houlihan, a longtime resident of Bronxville and Palm Beach, Florida, died on Saturday, March 2 at the age of 95. James G. Houlihan was born in Manhattan in 1923; he was the only child of James A. Houlihan and Genevieve McConnell Houlihan.His grandfather, Dan Houlihan, came to Scranton, PA from County Kerry, Ireland in 1874 at 19 and became a laborer in construction. He ...

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