Author Archives: Chris Eberhart

Investigation ongoing into RHS grad’s death

By CHRIS EBERHART The Rye High School Class of 2013 lost another one of its members last Friday after Marisa Curlen was found dead in a Lois Lane residence in Harrisonburg, Va. Curlen, 20, is believed to have died between midnight and 8 a.m. on April 17. At this point in the investigation, her death […]

Parkway Road Bridge bids way over estimate

By CHRIS EBERHART If everything went according to plan, Parkway Road Bridge would’ve been reopened earlier this month. But the latest in a slew of setbacks since the bridge was closed in July 2013 will now delay the project again. This time, the Village of Bronxville rejected the only two bid responses for the bridge’s […]

Tuckahoe municipal budget to surpass tax cap

By CHRIS EBERHART The Tuckahoe village budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year looks to correct the village’s finances from past years but, in doing so, will cause an override of the state-imposed tax levy cap. Tuckahoe Village Administrator David Burke said the village had to account for a large spike in workers’ compensation, which increased […]

Bronxville adopts village budget, tax reduction

By CHRIS EBERHART The Village of Bronxville Board of Trustees adopted a $15.2 million municipal budget for the next fiscal year that will reduce residents’ taxes for the first time in more than a decade.  The 2015-2016 budget, which runs from June 1, 2015 to May 31, 2016, was adopted by the Board of Trustees […]

Astorino inks Playland deal

By CHRIS EBERHART On April 14, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, a Republican, announced an agreement that he reached the night prior with the New York-based Standard Amusements to oversee the iconic, county-owned amusement park. In turn, Standard will turn park operations over to United Parks and Jack Falfas, a lead amusement park executive with […]

School board incumbent to run again

By CHRIS EBERHART Incumbent Michael Collins has announced that he will run one more time for re-election to the Tuckahoe Board of  Education. After four years on the school board, Collins, 51, said he wants to see the school district’s five-year strategic plan, which is a detailed guideline for the district to implement and follow […]

Yandrasevich sentencing adjourned

    The sentencing date for Scott Yandrasevich, the former general manager of the Rye Golf Club who pleaded guilty to grand larceny and falsifying records, was adjourned to July 30. Yandrasevich was scheduled to be sentenced on April 9, prior to the adjournment. Lucian Chalfien, a spokesperson for the Westchester County district attorney’s office, […]

Union: State budget hurts teachers

By CHRIS EBERHART Teachers, educators, parents and students protested against “the madness” that has become state education.  A couple hundred people rallied at the steps of the Westchester County Center in White Plains on April 8 to voice their complaints about the state’s new education policies that the governor said were established to “make it […]

Dems ready Playland subpoenas

By CHRIS EBERHART On April 8, Democratic Westchester County legislators were ready to subpoena the county executive’s office for a $100,000 Playland consultant report.  But after some discussion during a Parks, Housing, Labor and Planning Committee meeting, cooler heads prevailed and the administration was given one more week to provide the long-awaited document. On April […]

Bronxville Board of Education weighs two budgets

By CHRIS EBERHART Having made tweaks to its previously proposed budget, the Bronxville Board of Education is weighing two options for the 2015-2016 school year with the biggest contrast between the two being a fund balance difference of $115,000.  Both versions of the proposed budget are in compliance with the 1.39 percent state-mandated tax levy […]