Author Archives: Chris Eberhart

SPI head: Start Playland RFP over

By CHRIS EBERHART The president of Sustainable Playland Inc., which pulled its proposal to renovate Playland back in June, said Westchester County should come up with a clearer vision for Playland’s future, and then redo the RFP process before moving forward.  During a Nov. 3 Playland forum hosted by Westchester County Legislator Catherine Parker, a […]

Yandrasevich pleads guilty

By CHRISTIAN FALCONE and CHRIS EBERHART Scott Yandrasevich, the former general manager of the Rye Golf Club, pleaded guilty in White Plains court on Nov. 6 to grand larceny and falsifying records; he will now serve one year in Westchester County jail. Yandrasevich, 50, accepted the plea deal just days before he was set to stand […]

SPI head: Start Playland RFP over

By CHRIS EBERHART The president of Sustainable Playland Inc., which pulled its proposal to renovate Playland back in June, said Westchester County should come up with a clearer vision for Playland’s future, and then redo the RFP process before moving forward.  During a Nov. 3 Playland forum hosted by Westchester County Legislator Catherine Parker, a […]

Latimer beats Dillon

By JOHN BRANDI It appears Democratic state Sen. George Latimer has done it again warding off some stiff competition on his way to another term in Albany.  Although results remained unofficial as of press time, the numbers for the 37th Senate District race clearly favored the one-term incumbent senator who was ahead of his opponent […]

Three statewide ballot propositions pass

By CHRIS EBERHART Propositions One, Two and Three passed by wide margins, establishing a state redistricting committee and authorizing the issuance of $2 billion worth of general obligation bonds to fund technology in school districts throughout the state.  Leading up to Election Day, debate over Proposition Two, which allows for the electronic distribution of state […]

Cuomo handles Astorino; GOP controls Senate

By CHRISTIAN FALCONE New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, was re-elected Tuesday night, earning a second-term in office. But come January, the governor will now be faced with a state Senate in full Republican control.   Cuomo, 57, defeated Republican challenger and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino making him the first Democratic governor to […]

Finishing touches added to Tuckahoe rink

By CHRIS EBERHART An ice rink being built on Marbledale Road will be completed in the coming weeks, and the owner’s passion for hockey and vision of bringing “the greatest sport in the world” to the area will soon become a reality.  On Oct. 31, Custom Ice, which has been building the rink since June, […]

Salanitro appointed judge

By CHRIS EBERHART Eastchester Town Councilman Fred Salanitro, a Republican, took his second oath of office in the past 10 months after being appointed to a vacant town justice position following Judge Domenick Porco’s resignation at the beginning of October. The now-former councilman, who was re-elected to a second term in an uncontested race last […]

Smoke Shop to live on

By CHRIS EBERHART TD’s Rye Smoke Shop owner said his 90-year-old store on the corner of Purchase Street and Elm Place will live to fight another day after the Rye City Council voted 5 to 1 in favor of saving the local icon.  The City Council approved legislation that allows it to negotiate a special […]

Candidates debate education

By CHRIS EBERHART It’s déjà vu in this year’s state Senate race, except the teeth of the Republican opponent this time, are not as sharp as they were during the 2012 campaign. This year’s challenger for the 37thSenate District, Republican Joe Dillon, has complimented incumbent Democratic Sen. George Latimer’s work in the communities, a tact […]