Author Archives: Chris Eberhart

Astorino inks Playland deal

By CHRIS EBERHART On April 14, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, a Republican, announced an agreement that he reached the night prior with the New York-based Standard Amusements to oversee the iconic, county-owned amusement park. In turn, Standard will turn park operations over to United Parks and Jack Falfas, a lead amusement park executive with […]

School board incumbent to run again

By CHRIS EBERHART Incumbent Michael Collins has announced that he will run one more time for re-election to the Tuckahoe Board of  Education. After four years on the school board, Collins, 51, said he wants to see the school district’s five-year strategic plan, which is a detailed guideline for the district to implement and follow […]

Yandrasevich sentencing adjourned

    The sentencing date for Scott Yandrasevich, the former general manager of the Rye Golf Club who pleaded guilty to grand larceny and falsifying records, was adjourned to July 30. Yandrasevich was scheduled to be sentenced on April 9, prior to the adjournment. Lucian Chalfien, a spokesperson for the Westchester County district attorney’s office, […]

Union: State budget hurts teachers

By CHRIS EBERHART Teachers, educators, parents and students protested against “the madness” that has become state education.  A couple hundred people rallied at the steps of the Westchester County Center in White Plains on April 8 to voice their complaints about the state’s new education policies that the governor said were established to “make it […]

Dems ready Playland subpoenas

By CHRIS EBERHART On April 8, Democratic Westchester County legislators were ready to subpoena the county executive’s office for a $100,000 Playland consultant report.  But after some discussion during a Parks, Housing, Labor and Planning Committee meeting, cooler heads prevailed and the administration was given one more week to provide the long-awaited document. On April […]

Bronxville Board of Education weighs two budgets

By CHRIS EBERHART Having made tweaks to its previously proposed budget, the Bronxville Board of Education is weighing two options for the 2015-2016 school year with the biggest contrast between the two being a fund balance difference of $115,000.  Both versions of the proposed budget are in compliance with the 1.39 percent state-mandated tax levy […]

SWAT teams respond to hoax stabbing

By CHRIS EBERHART More than 50 police officers from Eastchester and neighboring communities, including SWAT teams, descended on a Joyce Road home searching for a man with a shotgun who reportedly stabbed his girlfriend, tied up her family and was holding them hostage.  The situation, which took place on April 4, turned out to be […]

Proposed Eastchester school budget funds programs

By CHRIS EBERHART The Eastchester School District is proposing a $79.7 million budget for the 2015-2016 school year that will include funding to continue efforts to modernize the curriculum.  The budget, which is compliant with a 1.69 percent state-mandated tax levy cap, will advance the school district’s STEM—Science Technology Engineering Math—program, which was implemented during […]

Playland report still in draft

By CHRIS EBERHART Nearly five months and threat of a subpoena seemed to be enough to cause the county executive to agree to finally release a $100,000 consultant report on Playland, according to Westchester County legislators.  The report’s release date, originally scheduled for late last year, is now April 15 during a Parks, Labor, Housing […]

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 […]