Author Archives: Chris Eberhart

Officials oppose United Water proposal

By CHRIS EBERHART The state’s Public Service Commission held two public hearings—one in New Rochelle and one in Rye—to discuss United Water Westchester and United Water New Rochelle’s proposed merger and rate increases, and it seemed every elected official and resident at the public hearings poked holes in the proposal. “I’m not opposed to the […]

No fire election change yet

  CHRIS EBERHART Moving the Eastchester Fire Commission election from December to the date of the general elections in November has been about as smooth a transition as steering a small sailboat in a hurricane. The move has been thrown off course for roughly four years now. Currently, the Eastchester Fire Commission elections are held […]

CIP identifies $22.8M in work

By CHRIS EBERHART City Planner Christian Miller presented Rye’s 2015-2019 Capital Improvement Plan—containing 53 potential projects estimated at a total cost of $22.8 million and an additional $5.53 million in vehicle and equipment purchases—during the Aug. 4 City Council meeting. “The city has a lot of stuff,” said Miller, referring to the 53 miles of […]

Casey hired as interim Greenvale principal

By CHRIS EBERHART Greenvale Principal Teresa Sullivan filed the last grades of her 20-year teaching career in the Eastchester School District this past June after announcing her retirement in late May. “The time is right for my husband and I to move on to the next chapter of our lives and begin to realize the […]

Playland review to resume

By CHRIS EBERHART The Westchester County Board of Legislators will not await the conclusion of a county administration-hired outside consultant’s recommendations for Playland—scheduled to be completed in November—before continuing its vetting process. Instead, the 17-member legislative board has opted to re-engage the other top two applicants in the initial review process of proposals submitted to […]

New school position filled

By CHRIS EBERHART Like a card dealer after a game of blackjack, the Bronxville school district had to reshuffle the deck after a major loss.  John Kehoe, the school’s assistant superintendent, retired in Januaryafter serving the Bronxville school district for more than 30 years. His position was filled internally by Dr. Rachel Kelly, who previously […]

Otis has successful legislative year

By CHRIS EBERHART There were 658 bills passed in both the state Assembly and the Senate this past legislative term, five were sponsored by Assemblyman Steve Otis, a Rye Democrat. Otis’ total was 10th-highest among the 28 first-time legislators, which include those elected in special contests in March 2012, November 2012 and special elections in […]

Luxury condos proposed

By CHRIS EBERHART A proposal for luxury condominiums in Bronxville will attempt to reverse the fortunes of the peculiar case of 100 Pondfield Road. The property itself is an oddity—a vacant, landlocked warehouse enclosed by buildings on all sides and only accessible through a long and narrow access drive. It was formerly owned by millionaire […]

Garden Avenue drainage project underway

By CHRIS EBERHART The Garden Avenue parking lot in Bronxville will be temporarily unavailable while the village undertakes a two-phase drainage and refurbishing project. Phase one, which began on June 30, is underway. Underground chambers were installed to catch rainfall from the parking lot as well as runoff from surrounding areas. A drainage system will […]

Bronxville school board member resigns

By CHRIS EBERHART Ruth Wood, a member of Bronxville’s Board of Education, is relocating to England in the coming months, so she has resigned from her position on the board, effective immediately. Wood, who was elected last year to serve a three-year term on the board, announced her resignation during the board’s June 19 meeting. Wood […]