Welcome to Your Weekend+
From Rikers to Bedford Hills and back again; an amazing basement renovation; book-banning controversy in Yorktown; what to do this weekend; the best local Irish food & drink for St. Patrick's Day
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🎵 PRELUDE: You Belong To Me
Despite being known for songs like “You’re Stronger Than Me,” and “I Fall to Pieces,” Patsy Cline was a true powerhouse – a trailblazer for women. She was one of the most successful and iconic women in the country music movement coming out of Nashville in the 1950s and ’60s. She pioneered a way for women as lead singers and was just hitting her professional stride when she died in a tragic plane crash at the age of 30. (PBS.org) Patsy Cline's songs are woven into the very fabric of American music.
Celebrate the incredible music of Patsy Cline when Memories Of Patsy: The Patsy Cline Tribute Show starring Courtney Shayne at Danbury’s Palace Theatre on Sunday, March 13
— ELISA ZUCKERBERG, Founder of HearItThere.com, an online resource for live music events in the Hudson Valley and Fairfield County.
📰 ICYMI: This Week’s Features
From Rikers to Bedford Hills (And Back)
A decision to transfer women and transgender detainees from Rikers Island to Westchester lockups caused a myriad of issues for everyone involved — only for the majority to be sent back months later.
Basement Redo for '22
One Westchester family's basement goes from drab to fab during COVID
Prudence or Prejudice?
Tensions flare in the Yorktown Central School District as nine library books — the vast majority written by LGBTQ+ authors and authors of color — are being reviewed on the basis of vulgarity.
Your Best Bets: What to do This Weekend (And Beyond)
Start celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, bake for Purim, enjoy sweet maple treats; and more.
St. Patrick's Day Food Tour
What and where to eat and drink around Westchester while getting your Irish on
📡 THE FEED: Curated News in Brief
Yorktown Supervisor Slater Sets His Sights on State Assembly: Yorktown Supervisor Matt Slater has often called his current role “an honor and a privilege,” but now he’s setting his sights on serving the community in a different capacity. (Examiner)
Three Young Chefs From Westchester County To Appear On MasterChef Junior: The eighth season of the cooking show, which was filmed before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, will premiere at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, on FOX. (Daily Voice)
Putnam County Clerk’s Office to Host Passport Saturday, April 2: The Putnam County Clerk’s Office will be hosting Putnam County Passport Saturday on April 2 at its office at 40 Gleneida Avenue in Carmel from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to provide passport information to U.S. citizens and to accept passport applications. (Examiner)
Road Rage Gunfire Leads To Speedy Arrest Of BMW Driver: A Port Chester man is accused of terrorizing a couple and shouting racist taunts before firing an illegal gun and driving away. (Patch)
Westchester Broadway Theatre to Refund More Than $1M to Customers: The Westchester Broadway Theatre (WBT) has agreed to refund more than $1 million in tickets and gift certificates purchased prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Examiner)
Westchester Legislators Push for Law That Mandates Posting of Pay Ranges for Jobs: In a bid to reduce wage inequality, Westchester lawmakers want companies to post salary ranges when advertising job openings. (LoHud)
📅 FLASHBACK: Circa 1900
Circa 1900 photo of the Lord and Burnham factory complex in Irvington. Established in Buffalo in 1849, Lord and Burnham manufactured greenhouses with designs so advanced they were used for years to come. The company moved to Irvington in 1870 and remained there until the factory closed in 1988. In 2007, the old boiler room was converted into Red Hat on the River, a highly rated French-American bistro. Despite dissolving in 1987, several companies that descend from Lord and Burnham still exist. — MADDIE STONE
(Photo: Courtesy Westchester County Historical Society )
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