Oh Rye Couldn’t This Be Easier?

The jurisdictional structure of New York State is famously complicated, but Rye takes it to the next level.

Bob Dylan to Open Capitol Theatre Sept. 4

 

PORT CHESTER– Bob Dylan will signal the Cap is Back. The long awaited renovation of Port Chester’s storied Capitol Theater is almost complele, and its Web site today announced that Dylan will play the first show on Sept. 4. Check bobdylan.com for tickets.  (To be stuck inside of Port Chester with the Memphis Blues again?)

The Cap once hosted rock and roll icons like Jerry Garcia, Frank Zappa, Fleetwood Mac, the list goes on…gets a new lease on life in September with the reopening  as a music venue for the first time in many years. photos: Jacqueline Silberbush

Bar Pock-o

PORT CHESTER– Trendy Bar Taco in Port Chester was apparently being ripped off from the inside. The Westchester County DA announced today a former Assistant Manager at the eatery, Evan Loring, 28, is accused of stealing more than $50,000. The complaint says, “Beginning in October of 2011 and continuing until April of 2012, the defendant accessed the restaurant’s computerized sale system and began removing items from customer’s orders, thereby changing the cash receipt amount.” The defendant, says the DA’s office, pocketed approximately $80,000 in a five month period and falsified business records to try and hide his theft. he has a court date in October and faces up to 15 years in prison.

Fourth Fireworks and Fun

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10:00 am-Those wacky relay races in Flint Park for all ages. 7:15 pm- Get to Manor Park and watch the arc of fireworks from neighboring areas across the sky. Music by the Dixie Dandies. Mamaroneck-

Till July 5- The Firemen’s Carnival at Harbor Island. Fireworks at 9:15 pm.

14 Year Old Arrested in Rye Invasion Hoax

RYE–A 14 year old Rye teen has been arrested in the home invasion hoax last week in Rye, says Rye Police Commssioner William Connors. Last Wednesday a caller told Rye Brook Police that three armed men were in his home at 105 North Street in Rye and had shot his sister. He said the intruders were barricading the door of the home with couches and that he was hiding under a bed. The final message was “it is getting worse,” police say. This caused a huge police response;  Rye Police, Rye Brook Police the Westchester County Department of Public Safety, Harrison Police, Port Chester Police and the MTA Police were all involved.  A woman was evacuated from the house with her teenaged son and two friends.

Engel wins Primary in ‘New’ 16th District

Rep. Eliot Engel, D-Bronx,  has defeated  Aniello “Neil” Grimaldi in the primary for the newly redrawn 16th Congressional District. LoHud reports with 85 percent of precincts in the district reporting, Engel led by an unofficial vote of 10,338 to 1,114. The newly established district covers a large section of southern Westchester County and several sections of the northern Bronx. Engel, 65, of the Riverdale section of the Bronx, is an attorney who has represented various parts of Westchester during his 12 terms in the House of Representatives. The new District takes in an area represented by Nita Lowey for many terms.

Larchfont? Tramnesia? Buy this Book!

Our friend, the Trainjotting guy, just published the book every train commuter needs: The New York Commuter’s Glossary. Did you know the distinctive rounded font found on Metro-North station signs is known as Times New Rochelle Roman, and sometimes “Larchfont”? This book is full of neologisms, mashups and made-up words that detail the Westchester commuter’s life. “Tramnesia”: when you wake up on the train and go bolting for the door, sure in your haze that the current stop the train is at is yours: “I had two Bloody Marys at lunch, then had a serious bout of tramnesia when the train stopped in Mamaroneck and I thought it was Port Chester.” you can find it here , and on Amazon.