Author Archives: Chris Eberhart

EUFSD completing projects

By CHRIS EBERHART The Eastchester school district will showcase two new amenities this school year, a newly constructed middle school wing and a new synthetic turf field with a resurfaced track around the perimeter. Eastchester Superintendent Dr. Walter Moran said the school district has been adapting to steadily increasing enrollment over the past six years, […]

Central Amusement, Standard Amusements pitch proposals

Although Standard Amusements president David Singer said the focus of their plan is to invest in capital improvements like painting and planting landscape, Standard Amusements is proposing three new rides, including the above pictured double loop water slide.   By CHRIS EBERHART The Westchester County Board of Legislators listened to Central Amusement’s and Standard Amusements’ […]

Yandrasevich back in court

Former Rye Golf Club manager Scott Yandrasevich is sche- duled to be back in court on Wednesday, Sept. 17 to set a date for trail. A trial date was previously scheduled to be set on Aug. 6 and then Sept. 3, but both court appearances were adjourned and pushed back another two weeks according to […]

Eastchester BOE to vote on new athletic director

By CHRIS EBERHART Tuckahoe school district found a new director of athletics, physical education and health after previous director Rod Mergardt’s “unfortunate, sudden” resignation last week. Alfred Visconti, the varsity basketball coach at Tuckahoe, was chosen by Superintendent Dr. Barbara Nuzzi to fill the vacated position and run the athletic program, pending a majority vote […]

CAI, Standard Amusements pitch proposals

  By CHRIS EBERHART The Westchester County Board of Legislators listened to Central Amusement’s and Standard Amusements’ proposals for Playland for two and half hours on Sept. 4 with the hope of hiring an operator for the 2015 season. The proposals from both companies are very similar to the plans each brought forward in 2012 […]

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 […]