Author Archives: Chris Eberhart

County loses millions in grant money

By CHRIS EBERHART Westchester County did not submit a completed and accepted analysis of impediments to the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development by a Sept. 15 deadline, which was a requirement of the 2009 affordable housing settlement. As a consequence, Westchester is now out $15.6 million in federal grant money. The 2009 settlement, […]

Veterinarian remembers 9/11 through art

By CHRIS EBERHART An Eastchester resident spent the months following the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 healing yapping dogs and ornery cats during the day. At night, he painted a piece of history.  The final product, titled “Heroes in Hell,” has been temporarily displayed in the lobby of Eastchester Town Hall every year since its […]

Tuckahoe athletic director out

By CHRIS EBERHART Tuckahoe athletic director Rod Mergardt resigned just a week after angry parents, coaches, alumni and students criticized him and the Tuckahoe school administration for mishandling the preparation for the upcoming football season. In his resignation letter, obtained by the Review, Mergardt cited “family challenges” as his reason for stepping down. “I want […]

Housing deadline looms to save federal grant money

  By CHRIS EBERHART Federal and county officials with polarizing viewpoints have this weekend to come to an agreement or Westchester will lose $15.6 million in federal grants as part of the 2009 affordable housing settlement between the county and the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. The 2009 settlement, made between HUD and […]

EUFSD completing projects

By CHRIS EBERHART The Eastchester school district will showcase two new amenities this school year, a newly constructed middle school wing and a new synthetic turf field with a resurfaced track around the perimeter. Eastchester Superintendent Dr. Walter Moran said the school district has been adapting to steadily increasing enrollment over the past six years, […]

Central Amusement, Standard Amusements pitch proposals

Although Standard Amusements president David Singer said the focus of their plan is to invest in capital improvements like painting and planting landscape, Standard Amusements is proposing three new rides, including the above pictured double loop water slide.   By CHRIS EBERHART The Westchester County Board of Legislators listened to Central Amusement’s and Standard Amusements’ […]

Yandrasevich back in court

Former Rye Golf Club manager Scott Yandrasevich is sche- duled to be back in court on Wednesday, Sept. 17 to set a date for trail. A trial date was previously scheduled to be set on Aug. 6 and then Sept. 3, but both court appearances were adjourned and pushed back another two weeks according to […]

Eastchester BOE to vote on new athletic director

By CHRIS EBERHART Tuckahoe school district found a new director of athletics, physical education and health after previous director Rod Mergardt’s “unfortunate, sudden” resignation last week. Alfred Visconti, the varsity basketball coach at Tuckahoe, was chosen by Superintendent Dr. Barbara Nuzzi to fill the vacated position and run the athletic program, pending a majority vote […]

CAI, Standard Amusements pitch proposals

  By CHRIS EBERHART The Westchester County Board of Legislators listened to Central Amusement’s and Standard Amusements’ proposals for Playland for two and half hours on Sept. 4 with the hope of hiring an operator for the 2015 season. The proposals from both companies are very similar to the plans each brought forward in 2012 […]

Tuckahoe athletic director out

  By CHRIS EBERHART Tuckahoe athletic director Rod Mergardt resigned just a week after angry parents, coaches, alumni and students criticized him and the Tuckahoe school administration for mishandling the preparation for the upcoming football season. In his resignation letter, obtained by the Review, Mergardt cited “family challenges” as his reason for stepping down. “I […]