Author Archives: Chris Eberhart

City Democrats nominate slate

  By CHRIS EBERHART The New Rochelle Democrats have announced their slate of candidates for the 2015 elections, running candidates in six of the seven City Council districts, including mayor.  But noticeably missing from the slate is incumbent Councilwoman Shari Rackman, D-District 6. Rackman, who represents the North End of New Rochelle but did not […]

Record turnout passes budget

By CHRIS EBERHART Because the 2015-2016 school budget was over the state-mandated tax levy cap, the school district needed 60 percent of the public vote in order to pass it. When the final ballots were tallied on the night of May 19, the budget received 70 percent of the vote.  With a record high voter […]

County remembers the late DelBello

By CHRIS EBERHART Alfred DelBello, Westchester’s first Democrat elected as county executive, died on May 15 to injuries sustained during a fall. He was 80. DelBello spent 20 years of his life as an elected official, but his rise up the political food chain was quick. He started off as a city councilman in his […]

Bridge contractor hired

By CHRIS EBERHART After receiving a second round of bids to fix the Parkway Road Bridge, the Bronxville Village Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve a new contractor during its May 11 meeting.   The bridge has been closed since 2013. Of the four bids received by the village at the end of April, […]

Fire chief election voided

By CHRIS EBERHART George Hogben, a former fire chief with the Rye Fire Department, won last month’s fire chief election, but a clause in the city charter prevents non-Rye residents from becoming elected officials.  So Hogben, who recently moved from the City of Rye to Rye Brook, will likely not be able to take the […]

County administration assures Playland employees safe

By CHRIS EBERHART For the full-time Westchester County employees who work at Playland, Standard Amusements’ looming takeover of the day-to-day management of the county-owned amusement park brought with it a sense of angst about job security.  If the workers, 29 in total, became employees of Standard Amusements, the management company selected by Westchester County Executive […]

Housing monitor: County not in compliance

By CHRIS EBERHART Westchester County is not in compliance with the affordable housing benchmarks agreed to in the 2009 affordable housing settlement and could be subject to fines and forced to build additional affordable housing units, according to a report completed by the housing monitor tasked with overseeing implementation of the settlement.  But Westchester County […]

Tuckahoe mourns loss of trustee

By CHRIS EBERHART On the evening of April 30, Tuckahoe Village Trustee Stephen Quigley had a scheduled Skype interview for the president’s position with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps.  His wife said that was his dream job, and had he secured the position, he would’ve left the law firm he was working for and started a […]