Author Archives: Chris Eberhart

Voters to decide Smart Schools Bond Act

By CHRIS EBERHART New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, touts the Smart Schools Bond Act as an imperative initiative to meet the demands of 21st century education; opponents are calling it a “bond boondoggle” that will strap the state with unnecessary debt for years to come.  Voters throughout the state will be the ones […]

ZBA expects Summerfield vote in November

By CHRIS EBERHART The Eastchester Zoning Board of Appeals shot down a challenge to the town’s zoning code in what an attorney for the developer of the Summerfield Gardens proposal called “a last ditch effort” by opponents to “derail this project.”  If the challenge had been upheld on Oct. 14 by the zoning board, it […]

Candidates debate education, mandates

By CHRIS EBERHART It’s déjà vu in this year’s state Senate race, except the teeth of the Republican opponent this time, are not as sharp as they were during the 2012 campaign.  This year’s challenger for the 37thSenate District, Republican Joe Dillon, has complimented incumbent Democratic Sen. George Latimer’s work in the communities, a tact […]

Mickey’s rooftop in the works

By CHRIS EBERHART The local Irish pub and restaurant Mickey Spillane’s changed architects and made minor alterations to its original plan for a second-floor, open-air rooftop dining area. The new proposal could be completed by the time the warm weather months roll around next year. The neighborhood hangout on White Plains Road in Eastchester filed […]

Former Rye manager hired by New Rochelle

By cHRIStian Falcone and CHRIS EBERHART Scott Pickup, Rye’s former city manager, is back to work after having been recently hired as the deputy commissioner in charge of operations for the City of New Rochelle’s Department of Public Works.  Pickup had been seeking employment ever since leaving his Rye post in July. Pickup served as […]

Yandrasevich headed to trial next month

By CHRIS EBERHART After months of adjourned court dates, a Nov. 5 trial date has been set for the former Rye Golf Club general manager Scott Yandrasevich, who allegedly stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from golf club members.  Yandrasevich, who was arrested in November 2013, was arraigned on May 9 in Westchester County Court […]

Golf budget projects another year of surplus

By CHRIS EBERHART Staff Writer Set to put the finishing touches on the 2015 Rye Golf Club budget, club officials are budgeting for approxamately a $300,000 surplus with no increases in member dues, a far cry from golf club days past. The Rye Golf Club Commission is currently deliberating over a draft budget which includes […]

HUD takes issue with monitor’s report

By CHRIS EBERHART In an ironic plot twist in the Westchester County affordable housing saga, the federal housing monitor appointed to oversee the 2009 settlement, now finds himself at odds with the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Because of ongoing gridlock at the county level between the Republican administration of County Executive Rob […]

Playland season productive

By CHRIS EBERHART  Playland is trending upwards in both revenue and attendance over last year.  After years of declining numbers, Playland’s attendance jumped from 390,069 in 2013 to 467,948 in 2014, a 20 percent increase, and revenue increased from $7.1 million to $8.8 million, about a 24 percent increase. Westchester County Deputy Parks Commissioner Peter […]

Tuckahoe man allegedly stabs girlfriend

    Tuckahoe police responded to an emergency 911 call about a gruesome stabbing on the typically quiet street of Columbus Avenue around 11 p.m. on Sunday, Sept 28. Police Lt. Ray Stabile said, this was the first stabbing in Tuckahoe in the “last number of years.” When the police first arrived on the scene, […]