Author Archives: Chris Eberhart

Mickey’s rooftop in the works

By CHRIS EBERHART The local Irish pub and restaurant Mickey Spillane’s changed architects and made minor alterations to its original plan for a second-floor, open-air rooftop dining area. The new proposal could be completed by the time the warm weather months roll around next year. The neighborhood hangout on White Plains Road in Eastchester filed […]

Former Rye manager hired by New Rochelle

By cHRIStian Falcone and CHRIS EBERHART Scott Pickup, Rye’s former city manager, is back to work after having been recently hired as the deputy commissioner in charge of operations for the City of New Rochelle’s Department of Public Works.  Pickup had been seeking employment ever since leaving his Rye post in July. Pickup served as […]

Yandrasevich headed to trial next month

By CHRIS EBERHART After months of adjourned court dates, a Nov. 5 trial date has been set for the former Rye Golf Club general manager Scott Yandrasevich, who allegedly stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from golf club members.  Yandrasevich, who was arrested in November 2013, was arraigned on May 9 in Westchester County Court […]

Golf budget projects another year of surplus

By CHRIS EBERHART Staff Writer Set to put the finishing touches on the 2015 Rye Golf Club budget, club officials are budgeting for approxamately a $300,000 surplus with no increases in member dues, a far cry from golf club days past. The Rye Golf Club Commission is currently deliberating over a draft budget which includes […]

HUD takes issue with monitor’s report

By CHRIS EBERHART In an ironic plot twist in the Westchester County affordable housing saga, the federal housing monitor appointed to oversee the 2009 settlement, now finds himself at odds with the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Because of ongoing gridlock at the county level between the Republican administration of County Executive Rob […]

Playland season productive

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 […]

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 […]