Author Archives: Chris Eberhart

Astorino suffers setback in housing bout

By CHRIS EBERHART Recent momentum for Republican Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino in his fight against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development over affordable housing came to a screeching halt during a U.S. Supreme Court decision made in late June.  On June 25, the court made a ruling on a Texas affordable housing […]

Rye reaches new contract with clerical unit

By CHRIS EBERHART The city has come to terms on a new contract with the city’s clerical unit that runs through 2016. The announcement came at the July 8 Rye City Council meeting. As part of the new contract, the salaries of the CSEA Local 1000 clerical unit will increase 2.25 percent each year from […]

Moran: EHS in need of expansion

By CHRIS EBERHART The Eastchester School District is looking to continue with a series of capital projects in the school buildings that started with the renovation and expansion of Waverly Kindergarten Center to include first grade in 2000 and the middle school in 2014.  During the 2015-2016 school year, the district’s attention will turn to […]

Broken Bow issued permit for emergency chiller

By CHRIS EBERHART Broken Bow Brewery has been operating with a failing chiller for the past couple weeks. The business needs a larger, more powerful one to handle the increased workload but needs a site plan approval from the Planning Board in order to move it outside.  Because it was an emergency situation that came […]

Barra named to Planning Board

By CHRIS EBERHART The final piece of the puzzle is in place that makes the Tuckahoe village government whole again after the sudden death of Trustee Stephen Quigley in early May.  During the June 22 Tuckahoe Village Board of Trustees meeting, the mayor appointed David Barra, 54, to the village Planning Board to replace former […]

NRHS seniors graduate, honor WWII veteran

McKenna Field behind New Rochelle High School was lined with attendees shoulder-to-shoulder on June 25 to watch the graduating Class of 2015 receive their diplomas. Straddling the 50-yard line, the seniors sat in foldout chairs wearing their purple and white gowns and listened to a list of guest speakers that included New Rochelle High School […]

State passes hotel tax for Harrison

By CHRIS EBERHART In a stunning, last-minute change of heart, the New York state Senate passed hotel occupancy tax bills for six Westchester communities, including the Town/Village of Harrison, after years of unsuccessfully trying to petition the state for the tax. Historically, the hotel occupancy tax bills, which impose a 3 percent charge on hotel […]

State passes hotel tax for Tuckahoe

By CHRIS EBERHART In a stunning, last-minute change of heart, the New York state Senate passed hotel occupancy tax bills for six Westchester communities, including the villages of Tuckahoe and Mamaroneck and  the Town/Village of Harrison, after years of unsuccessfully trying to petition the state for the tax. Historically, the hotel occupancy tax bills, which […]

Reassigned Osborn teacher to return to classroom

By CHRIS EBERHART The Rye City School District decided not to bring charges against Carin Mehler, the reassigned Osborn School teacher who was accused of improper coaching during state tests in 2013, and instead sent her a letter on June 26 stating she will be assigned to the Rye Middle School to teach sixth grade […]

State passes hotel tax for Mamaroneck

By CHRIS EBERHART In a stunning, last-minute change of heart, the New York state Senate passed hotel occupancy tax bills for six Westchester communities, including the Village of Mamaroneck, after years of unsuccessfully trying to petition the state for the tax. Historically, the hotel occupancy tax bills, which impose a 3 percent charge on hotel […]