Author Archives: Chris Eberhart

Tuckahoe athletic director out

  By CHRIS EBERHART Tuckahoe athletic director Rod Mergardt resigned just a week after angry parents, coaches, alumni and students criticized him and the Tuckahoe school administration for mishandling the preparation for the upcoming football season. In his resignation letter, obtained by the Review, Mergardt cited “family challenges” as his reason for stepping down. “I […]

Accused Milton teacher settles

By CHRIS EBERHART Only one remains. The Rye City School District reached a settlement agreement with the third of four Rye teachers who have been on extended administrative leave for alleged “improper coaching” during math and English Language Arts state tests in April 2013. As part of the settlement agreement, Milton fourth grade teacher Dana […]

RM staff seeks expanded lawsuit

By CHRIS EBERHART The lawsuit filed by the waiters, kitchen workers and bartenders hired by RM Staffing, one of the alleged shell companies set up by former Rye Golf Club manager Scott Yandrasevich, will extend beyond the original nine employees as the group prepares for a hybrid collective and class action lawsuit. The original lawsuit, […]

EFD hires five probationary firefighters

By CHRIS EBERHART Five probationary firefighters were hired by the Eastchester Board of Fire Commissioners to stabilize the department’s staffing numbers after losing a number of firefighters unexpectedly to retirement and injuries. The five new hires will attend the fire academy in Valhalla from late September 2014 to late January 2015 before joining the department […]

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 […]