Author Archives: Chris Eberhart

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 […]

Sack: Field house still an issue

By CHRIS EBERHART Sustainable Playland, Inc., the Rye-based nonprofit chosen by the county administration to renovate Rye Playland, announced a reduction in the size of its controversial proposed field house by 12,500 square-feet and a reduction in the footprint of the field zone by 50 percent in an effort to appease the amusement park’s protesting […]

Senior housing hearing closed

By CHRIS EBERHART After an 18-month standoff over the Summerfield Garden senior housing proposal, the Eastchester Planning Board voted unanimously to close a public hearing on the matter during its Feb. 27 meeting, which left opposition to the project fuming. DELV Development’s proposal calls for a five-story, 92-unit apartment building for seniors 55 years or […]

Town exceeds snow budget

By CHRIS EBERHART Harrison’s town budget continues to feel the effects of the barrage of snowstorms from this past winter. A snow season that has seen record snowfall in areas of lower Westchester and New York City has created 10-to-15-hour work days for Harrison’s highway crew as they plow and salt the town’s streets and […]

Bronxville School in good financial shape

By CHRIS EBERHART The Bronxville Board of Education inched closer to its goal of staying within the 1.9 percent state-imposed tax cap in the latest edition of its 2014-2015 school budget.  During a March 1 budget workshop, Bronxville Assistant Superintendent of Business Dan Carlin said the current edition of the proposed school budget, which includes […]

Trustee debate focuses on environment

By CHRIS EBERHART The environment was at the core of a passionate Tuckahoe discourse on March 9 as the League of Women Voters hosted a debate in Village Hall for the four candidates running for two open trustee spots in this month’s elections. On the Democratic ticket, incumbent Steve Quigley, 61, who has served on […]

Planning Board approves fuel cell proposal

By CHRIS EBERHART Morgan Stanley’s proposed fuel cell at the company’s Westchester site in Purchase was approved during Harrison’s Feb. 25 Planning Board meeting as the proposal continues to make its way through the approval process. After being introduced to the Planning Board on Jan. 28, the proposal was finally approved by the Planning Board […]