Author Archives: Chris Eberhart

Hayes Field revote on May Bronxville ballot

By CHRIS EBERHART The Bronxville school district will put a modified version of the Hayes Field project up for a second vote in May.  The original project proposal included the reconfiguration of the field to create a regulation-sized playing field for football, field hockey and lacrosse, and the installation of a synthetic turf that would […]

Arrest made in high school bomb threat case

A Rye High School senior was arrested Monday, March 23 for allegedly scribbling a bomb threat on the bathroom walls of the Rye Middle School/High School campus earlier this month. The senior, Bryan  Franco, 17, was charged with falsely reporting an incident, a class D felony, which carries a two-to-seven-year prison sentence. He was released […]

GOP takes Tuckahoe election

By CHRIS EBERHART There were no surprises in an otherwise dull election cycle in Tuckahoe.  The two incumbent Republican trustees, Greg Luisi and Tom Giordano, garnered 197 and 200 votes, respectively, winning their re-election bids over Democratic challenger Anthony Fiore Jr., who received 137 votes. Republican Mayor Steve Ecklond, who ran unopposed, was also re-elected […]

County board authorizes HUD suit

By CHRIS EBERHART Westchester County is moving ahead with its attempts to recoup millions of dollars in lost federal grant money from the fiscal years 2012, 2013 and 2014.  In a special meeting on March 16, the Westchester County Board of Legislators approved a resolution that authorized the county government to amend the existing lawsuit […]

Longtime school board president to retire

By CHRIS EBERHART Two of the three members of the Rye Board of Education announced their intentions to run for re-election on March 24, but Laura Slack, the board president, had a different announcement.  She will be retiring in June at the end of her third term in elected office. After nine years on the […]

Arrest made in high school bomb threat case

A Rye High School senior was arrested Monday, March 23 for allegedly scribbling a bomb threat on the bathroom walls of the Rye Middle School/High School campus earlier this month. The senior, Bryan  Franco, 17, was charged with falsely reporting an incident, a class D felony, which carries a two-to-seven-year prison sentence. He was released […]

Proposed Tuckahoe school budget at tax cap

By CHRIS EBERHART The newly-proposed $32 million Tuckahoe school budget for the 2015-2016 school year will remain within the state-mandated tax levy cap while implementing a new program that will combine the arts with the district’s STEM program. The 2015-2016 budget, as proposed on March 16, constitutes a 0.97 percent spending increase over the 2014-2015 […]

Arts center director set to retire

By CHRIS EBERHART The woman responsible for bringing “Harper Mania” to Rye has announced her plans to retire from the Rye Arts Center this June.  Helen Gates, the executive director of the arts center, said it’s a good time to walk away because the arts center is in a great place, in terms of fiscal […]

County board authorizes amended HUD lawsuit

By CHRIS EBERHART Westchester County is moving ahead with its attempts to recoup millions of dollars in lost federal grant money from the fiscal years 2012, 2013 and 2014.  In a special meeting on March 16, the Westchester County Board of Legislators approved a resolution that authorized the county government to amend the existing lawsuit […]