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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Archive 2007 July 31 Port Chester News Wire

Pro golf tour returns to Concord this week


Monitor staff

When Meaghan Francella double-bogeyed the treacherous par-5, 16th hole at Beaver Meadow Golf Course in last year's Duramed Futures Tour event, the Port Chester, N.Y., native was distraught.

She had just thrown away a great chance to win the event - eventually tying for second - and with only four tournaments to play, was unsure whether or not she'd get one of the five coveted exemptions to play on the LPGA Tour in 2007.

Although angry, Francella remained undeterred and went on to finish in no worse than 16th place over the final four events, earning her tour card for the current LPGA season.

The Duramed Futures Tour - the LPGA's Developmental Tour - makes its fourth consecutive stop in the Capital Area and third straight at Beaver Meadow for this year's USI Championship....

...Francella, however, may be the most accomplished of last year's graduates. Currently 18th on the money list, Francella earned her first LPGA win in March in a four-hole playoff against the face of the LPGA Tour, Annika Sorenstam. ...

Archive 2007 July 31 Rye Brook, Westchester & Beyond

Rye Brook Trustees Votes Condos for Konigsberg;

RFAC Considers Legal Action

Tuesday evening the Rye Brook Trustees approved Kip Konigsberg Bowman Avenue development. One of two things just happened: A. one of the most obvious flood mitigation opportunities just went down the proverbial drain; or B. the buyout price for the land just went way up for Rye City and Westchester County.

If government can’t organize itself a little better, that $50 million over five years Andy Spano set aside won’t mitigate very much.

MyRye.com received this update from the Rye Flood Action Coalition in reaction to the Bowman development:

It was not an unexpected setback for the Rye Flood Action Coalition. The development was approved after one of the Trustees tried to rationalize for 20 min. how she came up to her decision. It sounded more like an apology to us than an endorsement for the project........

Full story: My Rye

Archive 2007 July 30 Port Chester News Wire

by Hezi Aris

Westchester County Board Legislator Martin Rogowsky (D, I, WF – Harrison) was pleased to announce that the Village of Port Chester has received a $65000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). ...

...Angelo Place has inadequate storm water facilities in the road bed caused by development on the street. This project will include, but is not limited to, rock removal by trenching, installation of 15” piping, and concrete pavement.

“I’m glad that I was able to help Port Chester in obtaining this grant as this project will help minimize flooding in this area” said Rogowsky.


A great catch Fishermen keep an eye out for bluefish

By Michael Dinan

Roger Cortello, 73, a retired chef from southern France, stretched his legs from a cooler set on Steamboat Road's stone pier yesterday afternoon and peered toward the spot where his fishing line disappeared into the gray Long Island Sound.

'I enjoy fishing, and I have nothing to do after breakfast and lunch. So far I've caught one bluefish,' said Cortello, a Utah resident who comes to Greenwich for six weeks each summer to cook for a wealthy woman that lives here. 'Maybe I cook it for her. Maybe not. I keep a few. We have three people cooking for the one lady.......

Jesus Santilla, 15, of Port Chester, N.Y., a weekend fisherman at Greenwich's only public pier throughout the summer, said it's exciting to land a bluefish, but enjoyable regardless of the catch.

'I just like trying,' Santilla said. 'If I catch one it's good. If not, it's still fun.........


From The Journal News

Meaghan Francella was never in contention yesterday, but the Port Chester native increased the size of her check by finishing the Evian Masters with a 2-under-par round of 70.

She passed two dozen competitors and finished tied for 30th at 3-over 293.


by Petes2Cents

Going green - I really never thought about saving our planet, till I became a little older. But when I did start thinking about it, and talking to my friends and family, I realized, that when I was younger, growing up in Port Chester, Westchester County, New York...spring would start, right around March 21, summers were long, falls would inch right up till Thanksgiving, and Christmas's would be white.

In addition, everything was so much greener, so much in fact, that all my high school buddies became landscapers......

Archive 2007 July 29 Rye Brook Westchester & Beyond

Local Letter To The Editor

'Being green' just up to little guy?

"Don't make left turns." This is what my wife called me at work about after reading an article on saving fuel and becoming more "green." I wondered then, "How will I make it home?"

With the planet seemingly on the brink of collapse from global warming, I can only hope that some day we will end our reliance on gasoline, and have "clean"-burning fuels instead.......

....It would be refreshing to hear the CEOs of fossil fuel-producing companies, and even the president of the U.S., announce that cleaner, more environmentally friendly fuels are on the way- and soon! Then I can go back to making left turns and finally make it home.

G.R. Ceccarelli

Port Chester

Link To All The Days Letters To The Editor


by rht

The NY Times posts "Now You Own It, Soon You Don't?," a story about property owners fighting eminent domain abuse in Long Branch, NJ; Norwalk, CT, and Port Chester, NY, among other places. The article also details the legislative ...


Denise Grant emailed us at PortChesterRoundUp@gmail.com

and sent us this message.....

More water access desired

My cousin thought this was interesting.

"Almost four centuries ago, Henry Hudson and Adriaen Block became the first Europeans to fully explore the Hudson River and Long Island Sound.

To get to the waters now associated with their names - the Hudson for Henry and the Sound (capped by Block Island) for Adriaen - the two sailed an ocean bounded by the unknown.

From Pelham Manor to Port Chester on the Sound and from Yonkers to Haverstraw to Cold Spring on the river, getting to the water can be a challenge. ..."

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