Author Archives: Chris Eberhart

Tuckahoe man allegedly stabs girlfriend

    Tuckahoe police responded to an emergency 911 call about a gruesome stabbing on the typically quiet street of Columbus Avenue around 11 p.m. on Sunday, Sept 28. Police Lt. Ray Stabile said, this was the first stabbing in Tuckahoe in the “last number of years.” When the police first arrived on the scene, […]

Nuzzi: Football drove a wedge in this community

By CHRIS EBERHART The X’s and O’s of Tuckahoe football are overshadowing academics, according to the superintendent of schools. The result is a growing divide within the community.  During an August Board of Education meeting, droves of parents, residents, students, coaches, faculty and alumni packed the Tuckahoe High School library to voice their displeasure with […]

Former city manager resurfaces in New Rochelle

By cHRIStian Falcone and CHRIS EBERHART Scott Pickup is back to work, and it’s just down the Boston Post Road.  Pickup, Rye’s former city manager, was recently hired as the deputy commissioner in charge of operations for the City of New Rochelle’s Department of Public Works. He had been seeking employment ever since leaving his […]

Town judge resigns

By CHRIS EBERHART A longtime Eastchester judge resigned last week as part of an agreement to discontinue a state inquiry into his alleged mishandling of a “significant number” of vehicle and traffic law cases in town court over a five-year period.  Domenick Porco, a Republican  Eastchester Town Justice since 1992, has been under investigation from […]

Playland has productive season

By CHRIS EBERHART Playland is trending upwards in both revenue and attendance over last year.  After years of declining numbers, Playland’s attendance jumped from 390,069 in 2013 to 467,948 in 2014, a 20 percent increase, and revenue increased from $7.1 million to $8.8 million, about a 24 percent increase. Westchester County Deputy Parks Commissioner Peter […]

Gubernatorial challengers posture over debates

By CHRIS EBERHART Gubernatorial candidates reacted harshly to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, after the incumbent recently announced he had set up two statewide debates without consulting his opponents ahead of time.   The campaign mudslinging began on Sept. 27, shortly after Cuomo announced two gubernatorial debates for mid-October with his re-election challengers, Republican candidate […]

RAC: Irving Harper’s legacy began here

By CHRIS EBERHART For 40 years, not even Irving Harper knew Irving Harper was an artistic genius.  Since the early 1960s, Harper created paper sculptures in the obscurity of his Greenhaven home on Brevoort Lane in the City of Rye to relieve stress of everyday life as a designer working in the legendary New York […]

Golf club expecting surplus

By CHRIS EBERHART The Rye Golf Club is projecting a $250,000 to $350,000 net profit by the end of the year, a welcomed sign after years of deficits coupled with heavy fund balance usage and increased membership fees under former club general manager Scott Yandrasevich. Yandrasevich was arrested in November 2013 for allegedly stealing thousands […]

Housing dealine passes

By CHRIS EBERHART Westchester County did not submit a completed and accepted analysis of impediments to the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development by a Sept. 15 deadline, which was a requirement of the 2009 affordable housing settlement. As a consequence, Westchester is now out $15.6 million in federal grant money. The 2009 settlement, […]

CAI, Standard Amusements pitch proposals

By CHRIS EBERHART The Westchester County Board of Legislators listened to Central Amusement’s and Standard Amusements’ proposals for Playland for two and a half hours on Sept. 4 with the hope of hiring an operator for the 2015 season. The proposals from both companies are similar to the plans each brought forward in 2012 before […]