Author Archives: Chris Eberhart

Playland revenue and attendance up

By CHRIS EBERHART Playland had what was considered by many to be a successful season in 2014, and early revenue and attendance figures as of July 19 have already outpaced last year’s numbers.  Through July 20, 2014, Playland had a total attendance of 230,295 and took in gross revenue of $4.26 million. This year through […]

Pollutants found in Tuckahoe hotel site

By CHRIS EBERHART The site of a proposed hotel on Marbledale Road in Tuckahoe is home to an old village quarry and a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation designated Brownfield site. This means the property has potentially hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants that would have to be cleaned up before any construction can […]

Playland revenue, attendance up over 2014

By CHRIS EBERHART Playland had what was considered by many to be a successful season in 2014, and early revenue and attendance figures as of July 19 have already outpaced last year’s numbers.  Through July 20, 2014, Playland had a total attendance of 230,295 and took in gross revenue of $4.26 million. This year through […]

Astorino takes housing war to Clinton’s home

By CHRIS EBERHART Hillary Clinton’s home in Chappaqua, N.Y. was the latest battleground in the housing war between the federal government and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, a Republican.  On July 21, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s office said Westchester County should be held in contempt of court and be forced to pay monthly fines of […]

State doesn’t vote on EFD election change bill

By CHRIS EBERHART  Since 2010, the Eastchester Fire District has been unsuccessfully trying to move the fire commissioners’ election from December to coincide with Election Day in November in an effort to bolster voter turnout. But another New York state legislative session has now ended without a change. This year, as in years past, the […]

Rye BOE approves two contract agreements

By CHRIS EBERHART The Rye City Board of Education approved memorandums of agreement with two unions, including a precedent-setting agreement with school district administrators, who agreed to give up their salary schedule as a cost-saving measure and move toward merit-based raises instead of automatic pay increases. The agreement with the Rye City Administrator Association was […]

Just-Michael raises $61K in county campaign

By CHRIS EBERHART Campaign finance reports for all of this year’s political candidates were required to be filed on July 15, and through July, Westchester County Legislator candidate Haina Just-Michael, a New Rochelle Democrat, had raised a whopping $61,000. By contrast, Just-Michael’s opponent, incumbent Sheila Marcotte, an Eastchester Republican, had only generated $7,898 in financing. […]

Legislature re-ups hotel tax; boutique inn in the works

By CHRIS EBERHART In a stunning, last-minute change of heart, the New York state Senate passed hotel occupancy tax bills for six Westchester communities, including several towns and villages, after years of unsuccessfully trying to petition the state for the tax. The Westchester municipalities that already had the hotel tax in place, including New Rochelle, […]