Author Archives: Chris Eberhart

County sets Playland operator review schedule

By CHRIS EBERHART The Westchester County Board of Legislators outlined what its 60-day review of the Playland agreement between the county administration and Standard Amusements will look like.  The 60-day window to approve the agreement that affords Standard the right to manage the amusement park was included as a clause in the tentative agreement between […]

GOP in search of Parker foe

With all 17 seats on the Westchester County Board of Legislators up for election this year, county Republicans, in particular, have been eying the seat of Catherine Parker for some time. Yet, according to multiple sources, the GOP has been having a tough time fielding candidates to attempt to unseat Parker. Although Republicans from around […]

Standard adds $3M to Playland funding

  By CHRIS EBERHART After touring Playland last week, Standard Amusements, which was selected by the Westchester County executive to run the county-owned park, increased its initial investment to the amusement park by $3 million after seeing its deteriorating conditions.  But questions over who is responsible for paying for much needed infrastructure repairs remain unanswered. […]

Eastchester BOE members to run uncontested

By CHRIS EBERHART Eastchester will have three returning members of the Board of Education come the 2015-2016 school year.  Incumbent board members Michelle Simon Kissel, David Carforo and John Curcio are all seeking re-election to their seats on the seven-member school board. All three will run unopposed. Simon Kissel, 58, is a professor at Pace […]

Rye Golf Club kicks off 50th season

Golfers lingered around their golf carts on a sunny Sunday, April 26 morning at the Rye Golf Club, anxiously waiting for Rye Mayor Joe Sack and Leon Sculti, chairman of the Rye Golf Club Commission, to cut the ribbon and ceremoniously kick off the club’s 50th year in existence. Together, the duo grabbed the scissors […]

Eastchester capital budget focuses on infrastructure needs

By CHRIS EBERHART The Eastchester Town Council unanimously adopted its $1.6 million capital budget for 2015 that will focus its attention on street resurfacing after a harsh winter.  Capital projects are large-scale projects that are typically funded by a bond and are separate from the town’s annual operating budget. Each department head provides a wish […]

Astorino announces plan to recruit NYC businesses

By CHRIS EBERHART During his State of the County address, Republican County Executive Rob Astorino announced his plans for an economic development office in New York City to encourage businesses and entrepreneurs to migrate from the city to Westchester and pledged a sixth consecutive year of a zero percent tax levy increase.  But the nearly […]

County sets Playland operator review schedule

By CHRIS EBERHART The Westchester County Board of Legislators outlined what its 60-day review of the Playland agreement between the county administration and Standard Amusements will look like.  The 60-day window to approve the agreement that affords Standard the right to manage the amusement park was included as a clause in the tentative agreement between […]

Standard: No plans for fields

By CHRIS EBERHART While there are some residents, both in Rye and Westchester County, who say more field space is needed, the vocal majority in the surrounding area of Playland have made it clear that they don’t want fields there. But just this week, the newly selected park operator told the Review that fields are […]

Tuckahoe names interim supt.

By CHRIS EBERHART The Tuckahoe Board of Education has decided to hire an interim superintendent for the coming school year.  The board made its plan officially known during its April 21 meeting. At that meeting, Dr. Charles Wilson was appointed by the school board to be the interim superintendent for the 2015-2016 school year for […]