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The Latest — Friday, 10:10 p.m.

  • Briarcliff Manor's village manager has provided a post-storm update for today.
  • According to Con Edison, approximately 12,600 Westchester County customers are without power as of this evening.
  • From Town of Ossining Supervisor Susanne Donnelly:

"Westchester County is looking for an inventory of damages to homes, cars and other personal properties for both residential and commercial properties.  Please forward this information to me and we will make sure the County is aware of it:  sdonnelly@townofossining.com  Thank you to those who have shared this us."
All Ossining Village Parks are open.
All Briarcliff Village Parks are closed.
Town Parks: 
Cedar Lane – Closed
Ryder Park – Closed
Vets Park – Open
Louis Engel Waterfront Park – Open

Friday, 9:55 a.m. Update

  • As of this morning, Con Edison reports 123 Briarcliff Manor customers remain without power, along with 66 Pleasantville customers.
  • Pace University reports full power has been restored to its Briarcliff Manor and Pleasanville campuses. Classes, events and activities on both campuses have resumed.

Thursday, 7:05 p.m. Update

  • Briarcliff Manor Village Manager Philip Zegarelli has provided an update.

Thursday, 3:45 p.m. Update

From the Town of Mount Pleasant:

The Town of Mt. Pleasant's recovery effort remains in full force today.  
Unfortunately, many residents are still without power. Restoration work continues but it is progressing slowly. The County has opened a Multi Purpose Hurricane Sandy Recovery Center at the County Center in White Plains.It will open today, 11/8 at 3:00 PM and will operate seven days a week from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Con Edison,FEMA, the Small Business Administration, the Department of Health and Social Service and other agencieswill be available to help residents.

  • CON ED WEBSITE    www.coned.com    

 1-800-75-coned (1-800-752-6633) orwww.coned.com

Thursday, 1:15 p.m. Update

  • Town of Ossining Supervisor Susanne Donnelly has provided a storm update.
  • Westchester County has announced the opening of a storm recovery center in White Plains.

Thursday, 9:20 a.m. Update

  • All Pace University classes scheduled prior to 11 a.m. are canceled.
  • Click here to share your snow photos with Patch.
  • Con Edison were without power as of early this morning. As of now, the company's outage map reports 559 Briarcliff Manor customers without power and an estimated restoration time of tomorrow night. In Pleasantville, 117 customers are reportedly without power. The company also has updated its estimated restoration time for village residents to tomorrow night.
  • From Town of Mount Pleasant Supervisor Joan Maybury:

Con Ed has continued to assign crews to the Town of Mt. Pleasant for restoration. We have been told the Woodland/Foshay - Rte. 117 area is a priority and that crews will be working there today and for the next few days.We understand some power was restored to the Bear Ridge Road area butmany are still without service on Palmer Rd. and Eton. Quite honestly, the response from Con Ed has been extremely frustrating to track and they are incapable of letting us know clearly what their daily work orders will involve. We have been told to have Con Ed customers call daily to report outages. The shelter is open at Town Hall for everyone's use. If we get specific information, I will post it.

Wednesday, 10:50 p.m. Update

From Briarcliff Manor Union Free School District Superintendent Neal Miller:

Tonight's storm is making driving conditions on our roads very difficult and dangerous, and this storm is projected to continue for some time.  Therefore, we will have a two-hour delay for all of our schools tomorrow morning, Thursday, November 8th.  If conditions worsen, we will reassess the safety of the roads in the morning and communicate to you any changes as soon as possible. To repeat, we will have a two-hour delay in the opening of all of our schools tomorrow morning. Out-of-district transportation also will be on a two-hour delay. Thank you and be safe.

From Pleasantville Union Free School District Superintendent Mary Fox-Alter:

Tonight's fall storm has challenged all of us! I also know that there are parts of the school district that still do not have power. In order to allow all the right amount of planning time, I have decided to implement a 2 hour delay for tomorrow and to err on the side of allowing for evening planning given the recent unique circumstances. Hopefully that will give everyone involved the time to open schools safely. I apprecaite your understanding and patience. I hope tomorrow is a safe day for all. 

Wednesday, 6:05 p.m. Updates

  • In his latest update, Pleasantville Mayor Peter Scherer said the village wants to hear from any residents who are still without power.
  • Club Fit in Briarcliff Manor is hosting a donation drive for Hurricane Sandy victims on Saturday. Get the details here.
  • Tonight's Briarcliff Manor board of trustees meeting has been canceled.
  • Con Edison is reporting new outages in Westchester County as winds and snow sweep into the region. 

Wednesday, 4:50 p.m. Update

  • Briarcliff Manor's village manager has provided an update.
  • From the Town of Mount Pleasant:

The next storm is upon us. Please be safe when driving especially through any unsignalized intersections.There have been Con Edison restoration crews working in the Town of Mt. Pleasant. Unfortunately, we still have neighborhoods without power.

Please continue to use your generators safely and utilize the Town Hall shelter if needed. You may call the police desk to report any problems or to receive information about the shelter at 769-1941.

  • From Pleasantville Mayor Peter Scherer:

No better news within the official boundaries of the Village of Pleasantville...but there is some positive news for our friends, neighbors and Pville school families in the Locust area of Mount Pleasant., just outside the Village. Utility crews are there now.

Lots of those folks have suffered with outages that have left them without well pumps.

Wednesday, 12:25 p.m. Update

  • From Pleasantville Mayor Peter Scherer:

Wish I had better news to report...just got off our daily calls with Con Ed and the County.

As of this AM, no crews are assigned to an Pleasantville outages, and they are not able to tell us whether we will see any crews tomorrow. That could change hour by hour, but that's the story right now. We're chasing every utility resource we can find.

We have somewhere between 100 and 200 homes still dark. Despite extraordinary efforts to demand info and resources, we have no information to offer this AM to Pville residents remaining without power. We have another call at 2 pm.

Based on the conference calls, many communities like Pville report the same. Sadly, both New Castle and Briarcliff have a far higher percentage of homes still dark, and there at least one nursing home still out 10 days in.

When this is all over, there will be a whole lot of yelling about how utilities planned and responded. We'll be at that table.

  • Pleasantville High School's ECHO Club is collecting much-needed items for Sandy victims.

Wednesday, 11:10 a.m. Update

  • From the Briarcliff Manor Union Free School District: "Due to the impending storm that is expected to hit our area this afternoon, all after-school activities are cancelled.  This includes clubs and athletics.  There will be no CSI, no JCC and no Black Belt Taekwondo. However, the Tarrytown Y program will remain active, operating as usual. UMAC will also remain active."
  • Local governments have started warning residents about the incoming Nor'easter.

Tuesday, 5:25 p.m. Update

  • The Village of Briarcliff Manor has provided a post-storm and election day update.
  • The Village of Pleasantville has provided a post-storm and election day update.
  • Brace yourself—again. Con Edison is predicting more outages will come with this week's Nor'easter.
  • From The Town of Mount Pleasant: "Restoration progress with Con Edison continued today however we still have large areas without power.  We have expressed our concerns and listed areas in need of restoration to the Governor and to the County Executive.There is a shelter available at Town Hall for your use twenty-four hours a day.Please call the police desk with any problems or for information about the shelter at 769-1941."
  • From Briarcliff Manor UFSD Superintendent Neal Miller:

Dear Parents, 

We are glad to have our students back in school these past two days, and I am pleased to say that attendance has been very good.  We know that many of our families still do not have power and some have been displaced from their homes.  Please know that we understand the difficulties some of our families are experiencing.    We want you to know that students will not be penalized for coming in late due to these circumstances.  

We want everyone to continue to use caution and care in getting to bus stops and to school, knowing that teachers and administrators understand the difficulty in doing so.

In closing, I wish everyone well in getting their lives back to normal as soon as possible.

Tuesday, 12:45 p.m. Update

  • Briarcliff Congregational Church now has a generator going for its voters (came in from FEMA at approximately 11 a.m.).
  • Pike crews from Kentucky are working on Sarles Lane in Pleasantville.
  • Dry ice is available in Westchester County again.

Tuesday, 9:40 a.m. Update

  • Mayor Peter Scherer said today in an email update to the community, "I spoke with Con Ed this AM and they promised us 5 crews with 10 bucket trucks...all working on Pville today. By their accounting, there remain just under 500 outages in the Village. I will let you know when we start to see progress."
  • As of 9 a.m., Pleasantville Village Administrator Patricia Dwyer said there is a crew working on Sarles Lane in Pleasantville.
  • All Pleasantville polling places are up and running.
  • In Briarcliff Manor, the Briarcliff Manor Youth Center and Briarcliff Congregational Church were waiting on generators as of early this morning.
  • The Clinton Street Center in Pleasantville will be streaming live election coverage from 6 to 10 p.m. — you can order or bring your own food, charge electronics, etc.
  • Three Dogs Gluten-Free Bakery will be collecting non-perishable, gluten-free food items for Hurricane Sandy victims this week. Owner Karen Miller noted, "People who are GF can't eat many of the typical nonperishable foods handed out food banks."
  • Pace University's Wilcox Hall is being offered as a warming center today through Thursday (accessible through Entrance 1 on Route 117 in Pleasantville).
    • Tuesday: Willcox Hall — Use for Community Warming Center 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Wednesday: Willcox Hall — Use for Community Warming Center 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Thursday: Willcox Hall — Use for Community Warming Center 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Monday, 7:25 p.m. Update

  • Pleasantville Mayor Peter Scherer has provided an evening update.
  • Briarcliff Manor, Pleasantville and the Westchester County Board of Elections have confirmed all usual polling places will be open tomorrow.
  • Con Edison said this evening that it is now focusing on smaller areas to restore.
  • Con Edison customers without power: 1,161 in Briarcliff Manor, 736 in Pleasantville, 2,427 in Mount Pleasant and 335 in Ossining (town).
  • The Town of Ossining has provided an evening update.

Monday, 4:40 p.m. Update

  • Briarcliff Manor's village manager has provided a post-Sandy update.

Monday, 3:30 p.m. Update

  • The Town of Mount Pleasant has provided a general update.
  • From Briarcliff Manor UFSD Superintendent Neal Miller: "After-school activities, including athletics, will be taking place this week, as scheduled. The late bus will also be running, as will the late bus for students from Pocantico Hills."
  • Tomorrow's Pocantico Hills board of education meeting has been canceled.
  • The Pleasantville board of education has removed all of its "special reports" from tomorrow's board of education agenda. Click here to see the agenda.
  • Tonight's board of education meeting in Briarcliff Manor has been canceled.

Monday, 1 p.m. Update

  • Con Edison is distributing dry ice in White Plains and Yonkers again today.
  • Con Edison continues restoration efforts in Westchester County and still anticipates having most homes up and running by the end of this coming weekend.
  • The Gottesman Room in the Kessel Student Center at Pace University’s Pleasantville campus is available to local residents who are without power until 7 p.m; this evening. The room is heated and outlets are available for charging cell phones and laptops. Food and beverages will be provided to residents who are without power at no charge. Kessel Student Center is accessible via Entrance 3 on Route 117.
  • There is a blood drive today at Pleasantville High School until 9 p.m. Blood is in short supply after Hurricane Sandy.
  • The Briarcliff Manor Public Library is continuing its extended hours this week—it will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today through Friday.
  • As of today, the Town of Mount Pleasant reports approximately 35 percent of residents are without power.
  • The shelter at Town Hall in Valhalla is still available.
  • Club Fit in Briarcliff Manor continues to offer its facilities to residents without power and showers.
  • Briarcliff Manor resident Philip Faranda has provided the video to the right showing damage near his home in the village.
  • According to the Westchester County Board of Elections, a decision will be made this afternoon about what to do about polling locations without power for tomorrow's election. Contact the Board of Elections at 914-995-5700 to find your alternate location.
  • Con Edison reports 1,517 Briarcliff Manor customers and 980 Pleasantville customers remain without power this afternoon.
  • Atria Senior Living in Briarcliff Manor remains without power, as of this afternoon.
  • In the Village of Briarcliff Manor, only a few smaller streets are closed, according to police, including Meadow Lane and Magnolia Road.

Saturday/Sunday Weekend Updates

  • Here's a look at some weekend photos from Briarcliff Manor and Pleasantville.
  • Here is Pleasantville's Sunday evening update.
  • The Briarcliff Manor Fire Department extinguished a small fire caused by a fireplace on South State Road Sunday.
  • Here is Pleasantville's Saturday evening update .
  • Here's a running list of weekend happenings in Briarcliff Manor and Pleasantville.
  • Here is Pleasantville's Saturday afternoon update .

Numbers to Know

*All emergencies — 911

Con Edison — 800-752-6633

Briarcliff Manor Police — 941-2130

Pleasantville Police — 769-1500

Mount Pleasant Police — 769-1941

Westchester County Police — 762-6007

Pleasantville DPW — 769-3883

Briarcliff Manor DPW — 941-9105

Phelps Memorial Hospital — 366-300

Northern Westchester Hospital — 666-1200

Westchester Medical Center — 493-7000

American Red Cross — 946-6500


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Indhira November 02, 2012 at 04:24 PM
ConEd posted on their website that restoration time for all WC is 11/9!
Sarah Studley November 02, 2012 at 05:26 PM
Thanks for the update! That sounds a little better than yesterday's estimated Nov. 10-11 timeframe: http://patch.com/A-zlB1
Chris November 06, 2012 at 06:00 PM
Have you heard anything about when the traffic lights will be fixed at the junction of 9A and Rte 117 - so many near miss accidents there, I am hoping it will be fixed soon. Thanks again for the updates, it is appreciated
Sarah Studley November 06, 2012 at 06:53 PM
Hi Chris, unfortunately no specifics on that area yet. I did see some trucks there yesterday, though. I did drive by this afternoon though and saw it's still out. Will keep you posted.
Chris November 09, 2012 at 04:46 PM
Power may have been restored to Pace P'ville campus, but the traffic light at Pace entrance three and the homes across the street ARE STILL WITHOUT POWER. The above update is misleading - any new updates will be appreciated. Thanks.


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