Author Archives: Chris Eberhart

ZBA approves Summerfield

By CHRIS EBERHART The Summerfield Gardens proposal was approved by a 4 to 1 vote of the Eastchester Zoning Board of Appeals, and the project’s protesting neighbors, who have made their objections heard throughout the 26-month planning process, were left fuming and mulling their next steps which could consist of legal action. One group of […]

City manager: Fire department staffed for failure

By CHRIS EBERHART Rye City Manager Frank Culross made it clear the city needs to hire additional paid firefighters in 2015 to bolster a severely understaffed department. In Culross’s proposed 2015 budget, which was first released on Nov. 5, the city manager allocated money in the budget to hire four firefighters next October to essentially […]

Astorino keeps promise of no tax increase

By CHRIS EBERHART Not long after losing his bid for governor, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, a Republican, returned home to present his proposed spending plan for the county that features no tax levy increases for the fifth consecutive year. Now, the Westchester County Board of Legislators has until Dec. 27 to make changes, negotiate […]

Career firefighters sue Board of Fire Wardens

By Chris Eberhart The city’s professional firefighters said the Board of Fire Wardens have been unwilling to negotiate with them which led to a lawsuit over claims of “misusing, misapplying and misa- ppropriating” money by the department’s volunteer contingent. In the lawsuit, filed in state Supreme Court in White Plains on Nov. 12, Rye’s local […]

Luxury condos proposed

By CHRIS EBERHART A long, narrow access drive leading to a rundown abandoned building at 100 Pondfield Road in Bronxville continues to be a riddle that baffles and may prevent redevelopment of the site. Since July, the village’s Planning Board has been vetting an updated proposal by the Yonkers-based real estate firm Pondfield Court, LLC […]

Federal ruling may impact affordable housing

By CHRIS EBERHART A federal district judge’s recent ruling in Washington D.C. and a pending Supreme Court case could completely change the complexion of the affordable housing saga in Westchester County.  Both are taking aim at disparate impact liability, which is defined as when a “defendant can be held liable for discrimination for a race-neutral […]

Yandrasevich pleads guilty

By CHRISTIAN FALCONE and CHRIS EBERHART Scott Yandrasevich, the former general manager of the Rye Golf Club, pleaded guilty in White Plains court on Nov. 6 to grand larceny and falsifying records; he will now serve one year in Westchester County jail. Yandrasevich, 50, accepted the plea deal just days before he was set to stand trial […]

SPI head: Start Playland RFP over

By CHRIS EBERHART The president of Sustainable Playland Inc., which pulled its proposal to renovate Playland back in June, said Westchester County should come up with a clearer vision for Playland’s future, and then redo the RFP process before moving forward.  During a Nov. 3 Playland forum hosted by Westchester County Legislator Catherine Parker, a […]

Yandrasevich pleads guilty

By CHRISTIAN FALCONE and CHRIS EBERHART Scott Yandrasevich, the former general manager of the Rye Golf Club, pleaded guilty in White Plains court on Nov. 6 to grand larceny and falsifying records; he will now serve one year in Westchester County jail. Yandrasevich, 50, accepted the plea deal just days before he was set to stand […]

SPI head: Start Playland RFP over

By CHRIS EBERHART The president of Sustainable Playland Inc., which pulled its proposal to renovate Playland back in June, said Westchester County should come up with a clearer vision for Playland’s future, and then redo the RFP process before moving forward.  During a Nov. 3 Playland forum hosted by Westchester County Legislator Catherine Parker, a […]