Author Archives: Ashley Helms

About Ashley Helms

Ashley Helms has been covering Eastchester and Tuckahoe for The Town Report since 2012 and has recently added Rye to her coverage area. Before joining Home Town Media Group, Ashley freelanced for the Daily Voice in Fairfield County, Conn., and was a social media intern at Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic. She graduated from the State University of New York at Purchase with a Bachelor’s degree in journalism and gender studies. She currently resides in the Bronx. Reach Ashley at 914-653-1000 x23 or ashley@hometwn.com; follow her on Twitter @townreport.

Morgado still awaiting trial in son’s murder

By ASHLEY HELMS Manuela Maria Morgado, the Mamaroneck mother accused of killing her 4-year-old son last year, appeared in Westchester County Supreme Court on Dec. 12, but an official trial date still has not been set and the case was continued until Jan. 16. Morgado, of 1035 E. Boston Post Road, pled not guilty to […]

Residents fight MBYC legality

By ASHLEY HELMS With beach clubs in the Village of Mamaroneck at the center of discourse and heated debate lately, residents recently took the opportunity to sound-off on what they feel are blatant zoning code violations at Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club. Concerned residents filled the village courtroom to capacity during a Dec. 6 Zoning […]

Solar panel applications cause BAR stir

  By ASHLEY HELMS In the Village of Mamaroneck, solar panels have been attracting more than just sunlight over the past few months.  Village government has begun work on a change of code proposal after it received a letter in November from the Committee for the Environment—an advisory body that makes suggestions to the Board […]

Legislators sail to bipartisan budget agreement

By ASHLEY HELMS Following more than 12 hours in executive session, Westchester County’s Board of Legislators approved a 2014 budget by a bipartisan near-unanimous vote on Dec. 10. The ease of coming to an agreement on the budget stands in stark contrast to obstacles the board faced in approving a budget last year. Legislator Judy […]

Residents brave cold for tree lighting

By ASHLEY HELMS An icy forecast on Dec. 8 didn’t deter village residents from making their way to Harbor Island Park in their heavy winter jackets and scarves to get into the holiday spirit. It was that time of year again, the annual Village of Mamaroneck tree lighting social. Snow flurries could be seen falling […]

LMC-TV may relocate

By ASHLEY HELMS The roughly 100-year-old Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1 firehouse, standing dormant on Mamaroneck Avenue, may become the new home of what some consider to be an iconic Village of Mamaroneck organization if the project is deemed financially feasible. The Larchmont-Mamaroneck Television Station, or LMC-TV, is weighing the options of completely renovating […]

Waiver for building permit fees defeated

By ASHLEY HELMS As it stands now, the Emelin Theater and LMC-TV will still have to foot the bill for mandatory building permit fees if they want to upgrade their facilities. A proposal that would have exempted LMC-TV and the Emelin Theater from fees paid to the Village of Mamaroneck Building Department for construction permits […]

Changes in village FAR code approved

By ASHLEY HELMS After months of contentious debate over possible changes in the floor area ratio within the Village of Mamaroneck, the proposal to remove parking space area from the formula used to calculate an acceptable FAR was unanimously approved by the Board of Trustees. Proponents of the change said it will help develop vacant […]

Rosenblum and Santoro re-installed

This year, the Village of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees completed all 31 agenda items at its organizational meeting without a hitch. After Mayor Norman Rosenblum and Trustee Louis Santoro, both Republicans, were officially sworn-in to their seats on the dais at the Dec. 2 meeting after being re-elected to office last month, the Board of […]

Village files Hampshire actions

By ASHLEY HELMS Following continued alleged violations of the Village of Mamaroneck zoning code by Hampshire Country Club, the village has filed an injunction against the club in order to prohibit it from conducting any commercial or recreational activities and place a permanent stop on the club conducting non-member events. Before the village moved to […]