Author Archives: Chris Eberhart

Town provides parking during lot project

By CHRIS EBERHART Eastchester is offering parking spots to ease the parking situation during construction on the Fisher Avenue lot by the Crestwood train station in Tuckahoe. Eastchester Town Supervisor Anthony Colavita, a Republican, said displaced commuters who use the Fisher Avenue lot and have a commuter permit sticker from the Village of Tuckahoe will […]

Ex-GM in court next week

Former Rye Golf Club manager Scott Yandrasevich is scheduled to return to court on Wednesday, Sept. 3. His appearance in court is to set a trial date. A date was previously scheduled to be set on Aug. 6, but that court appearance was adjourned and pushed back a month, according to Lucian Chalfen, spokesman for […]

Drainage system installed under Chester Heights field

By CHRIS EBERHART The Chester Heights baseball field had a backstop that was curling in towards itself and an infield that became a slushy, sloppy mess after a rainstorm with muddy dirt and small ponds that drowned second base and the outfield. To counteract this, recent renovations undertaken by the Town of Eastchester will give […]

BOL will have tight deadline with housing settlement

By CHRIS EBERHART The final analysis in the 2009 affordable housing settlement between Westchester County and the federal government—originally scheduled to be completed by a court-appointed federal housing monitor by Aug. 25—won’t be complete until Sept. 8, which gives the Westchester County Board of Legislators about a seven-day window to save the county from losing […]

Mystery spill, dead fish found

By CHRIS EBERHART A chemical spill and dead fish were found in the Beaver Swamp Brook, which sits on the border of Harrison and Rye City. Wendy Rosenbach, a spokesperson for the state Department of Environmental Conservation, said DEC law enforcement officers responded to a call about the dead fish around 7 p.m. on Monday, […]

Fisher Avenue lot will be “temporary inconvenience”

By CHRIS EBERHART It’s just past noon on a Tuesday in August, and the Fisher Avenue parking lot near the Crestwood train station in Tuckahoe is nearly full to capacity with only four open parking spaces left in the 63-space lot. But come September, that parking lot, which is used by merchants and businesses in […]

Eastchester schools seek input for tax break

By CHRIS EBERHART Feedback from Eastchester residents will decide if the public school district implements a tax exemption for veterans. The exemption comes as part of an amendment to an existing property tax law that has provided veterans with real estate tax relief through the municipal budget for the past couple of decades. The amendment, […]

CAI wants to run Playland alone

By CHRIS EBERHART Westchester County Legislator Ken Jenkins, a Yonkers Democrat, recently introduced legislation in a memo that would create a 10-year lease with Central Amusements, Inc., and Standard Amusements, LLC to manage Rye Playland, but the president of Central Amusements said the company has no interest in teaming up with a competitor. “I want […]

EFD mutual aid reduced

By CHRIS EBERHART A three-alarm fire tore through two Yonkers homes on Saratoga Avenue around 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 10. The Yonkers Fire Department exhausted all its resources and needed reinforcements from neighboring municipalities. A call for mutual aid was sent out. Eastchester was among the departments called, but its fire department couldn’t respond. The […]

Mayor pushes charter change for records access

By CHRIS EBERHART The Rye City Charter was amended last month to give the entire City Council the same authority as the mayor to “examine the books, papers and accounts of any board, commission, department, office or agency of the city,” bringing to light an old conflict between Mayor Joe Sack and former Mayor Douglas […]