Author Archives: Chris Eberhart

SPI suspends review process

By CHRIS EBERHART Coming on the heels of the City of Rye’s recent announcement that it plans to designate itself as lead agency, Sustainable Playland, Inc. has suspended its participation in the county Board of Legislators’ review process of their plan to reinvent Playland. The Board of Legislators subcommittee Labor, Parks, Planning and Housing had […]

City preps for Playland fight

By CHRIS EBERHART Frustration over Sustainable Playland, Inc.’s plans to redevelop the Rye Playland amusement park boiled over this week with Westchester County legislators ripping into the group’s parking analysis and lack of an overflow parking plan.  Meanwhile, Rye City began ramping up its legal defense against the county administration on the basis of jurisdiction. […]

State aid impacts Eastchester

By CHRIS EBERHART With falling revenues and shrinking state aid anchoring one side of Eastchester’s school budget and rising costs pulling on the other, the Eastchester School district’s budget is a rubber band about to snap. “This is a budget that reflects the urgency of the difficult times where funding is limited and declining, where […]

School districts weigh tax breaks for vets

By CHRIS EBERHART War veterans in Eastchester and Tuckahoe lobbied school boards to adopt the amended state property tax law that would provide them with tax breaks by shifting a portion of the tax burden to non-veterans. The property tax law has provided real estate tax relief for veterans through the municipal budget for the […]

Pilgrim Road residents plead for flood help

By CHRIS EBERHART and PHIL NOBILE Harrison residents stated their case to the Town Council last week for speedy assistance with major flooding in a 12-home neighborhood, which has led to safety concerns from residents and public safety officials alike.  At the March 20 Town Council meeting, a public hearing was held for a potential […]

Quigley, Alfaso win Tuckahoe election

By CHRIS EBERHART After the March 18 Tuckahoe election, the village Board of Trustees remains a 4-1 Republican majority with incumbent Democrat Stephen Quigley winning re-election and Republican Steven Alfasi taking the other open seat vacated by the outgoing Trustee Janette Hayes.  Hayes, a Republican, chose not to seek re-election. Quigley, 61, beat out Alfasi, […]

Teachers union: Don’t cut social worker

By CHRIS EBERHART The Tuckahoe school district’s budget proposal has created a stir among teachers and their union after calling for the layoff of a social worker. During the March 10 Board of Education meeting, the district presented its $31.3 million budget for the 2014-2015 school year that will require $1.2 million in cuts to […]

Halstead apartment proposal seeks variances

Harrison’s Zoning Board of Appeals began its work sifting through the six variances requested for the proposed apartment complex on Halstead Avenue as the project continues to make its way through Harrison’s building process. The proposed plan calls for the construction of a five-story, 36-unit apartment building at 550 Halstead Ave., which is the former […]

HBO series filmed in Harrison

By CHRIS EBERHART Last week, the Town of Harrison played host to a filming session for the upcoming HBO drama series “The Leftovers,” which is headlined by writer Damon Lindelof in his first return to TV since he co-created the hit television show “Lost.” A scene from “The Leftovers,” which is based on the 2011 […]