Author Archives: Chris Eberhart

Accident on Hutch results in fire, injuries

Four cars were destroyed—two of which caught fire and burned—and six people were injured after a wild accident at the Mobil Gas Station along the Hutchinson River Parkway on Tuesday. Around 11 a.m. on June 3, a 70-year-old man driving a Toyota Camry southbound on the Hutch, south of Exit 25 near the border of […]

Housing monitor to conduct analysis

By CHRIS EBERHART The Westchester County Board of Legislators is continuing to move the 2009 affordable housing settlement forward after years of stalemate between the federal government and the Republican county administration.  Meanwhile, administration officials claim that HUD is merely trying to carry out its vision of Westchester as exclusionary in nature. On May 28, […]

State Dems appear to be uncontested

By CHRIS EBERHART Two local Democrats representing the Sound Shore area appear to be running unopposed in this November’s state elections after a couple of local Republican officials turned down the opportunity to run for higher office. State Sen. George Latimer and state Assemblyman Steve Otis, both Rye Democrats, are seeking second terms in office. […]

Rye talks with legislators, awaits DEC ruling

By CHRIS EBERHART and PHIL NOBILE On Tuesday, Rye City officials met with members of a Westchester County Board of Legislators subcommittee to discuss their concerns surrounding the proposed Playland revitalization project. The meeting was part of an ongoing review process undertaken by the legislators aimed at vetting Sustainable Playland, Inc.’s vision to redevelop the […]

Town, village remember fallen soldiers

By CHRIS EBERHART There was one message echoed by all the speakers during the Eastchester/Tuckahoe Memorial Day festivities: the weekend is not about BBQs and three days off, it’s about remembering the area’s fallen soldiers. “The significance of this day is sometimes confused and distorted. The true meaning of Memorial Day becomes at times distant […]

Harrison will not modify zoning code

By CHRIS EBERHART Harrison was one of seven Westchester municipalities named in the federal court monitor’s 2013 report that found what the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development calls exclusionary zoning and remains the only municipality not willing to change its zoning code to be in compliance, according to Westchester County legislators. Harrison—along with […]

Bronxville pays special tribute to veterans

By CHRIS EBERHART On a sunny Memorial Day morning, the flag in front of the Bronxville School flew at half-mast as residents, veterans, police, fire, elected officials and Boy and Girl Scouts gathered around to remember fallen soldiers. They sang along to “America the Beautiful,” and each verse filled the open space with patriotic songs […]

Ninety-one-year-old firehouse to be renovated

By CHRIS EBERHART The Harrison Fire Department is in the process of renovating its 91-year-old fire house on Harrison Avenue currently still using steam heating and copper wires. Harrison Fire Chief William Nardozzi said, “There are functionality issues and efficiency issues with the building. Basically, we’re using old systems, like heating, air conditioning, electrical and […]

Liscio, Pagnotta win election; Tuckahoe budget passes

By CHRIS EBERHART The four-contestant race for Tuckahoe Board of Education ended with incumbent Michelle Liscio—437 votes—and newcomer Stephen Pagnotta—324 votes—nabbing the two open seats while the $31.5 million school budget passed by a nearly two-to-one margin. Liscio and Pagnotta defeated incumbent Jim Lombardi and challenger Lenny Carraturo, who received 270 and 248 votes, respectively. […]

Eastchester school budget passes; three incumbents return

By CHRIS EBERHART The 2014-2015 Eastchester school budget passed by more than a two-to-one margin, and incumbent Board of Education members Robert Summer, Willa Brody Hughes and Vito Catania are returning to the board after the May 20 vote and uncontested election. Eastchester Superintendent Walter Moran III thanked the voters. “I wish to express my […]