Author Archives: Chris Eberhart

Marcotte preps for another fight

By CHRIS EBERHART The race for the county’s District 10 legislative seat between Westchester County Legislator Sheila Marcotte, an Eastchester Republican, and Democratic challenger Haina Just-Michael, of New Rochelle, is expected to be one of the closest legislator races this election season. In Marcotte’s previous county legislator race in 2013 against a New Rochelle Democrat, […]

Sen. Schumer looks to crackdown on swatting incidents

By CHRIS EBERHART Two months after a high-profile case in which the Eastchester Police Department received a hoax call from a man claiming to have killed his girlfriend in a Joyce Road home and tied up her family in what turned out to be a “swatting” incident, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, a Democrat, proposed a […]

Playland vote expected June 15

By CHRIS EBERHART The Westchester County Board of Legislators parks subcommittee was scheduled to vote on the Playland management agreement with the county and Standard Amusements during its June 10 meeting, but some legislators still had concerns that pushed the vote off.  However, Board of Legislators Chairman Mike Kaplowitz, a Yorktown Democrat, said he believes […]

Animal rights group fights deer hunting

By CHRIS EBERHART A local animal defense group is looking to protect deer from hunters by threatening to take legal action against Rye, Mamaroneck, Westchester County and the state if they move ahead with a bow hunting or firearm hunting program in an effort to curtail the local deer population.  Last month, Delice Seligman, attorney […]

GOP announces slate, support for Rackman

By CHRIS EBERHART City Republicans do not plan on running a full slate of candidate or even opposing Mayor Noam Bramson, a Democrat, but they do have their sights set on gaining more of a say on the New Rochelle City Council.  Republicans will run councilmen Lou Trangucci, District 1, and Al Tarantino, District 2, […]

Colavita tops full GOP ticket

By CHRIS EBERHART Eastchester Town Supervisor Anthony Colavita will headline the town’s Republican slate this November, which includes all incumbents.  Town Council members Joe Dooley, Glenn Bellitto and Theresa Nicholson, are all seeking re-election. For Colavita, 53, this year’s election will be a run at his seventh, two-year term as town supervisor. In 2013, he […]

Judge dismisses Rye teacher’s lawsuit

By CHRIS EBERHART A federal judge has dismissed the lawsuit brought against the Rye City School District by Carin Mehler, the reassigned Osborn School teacher who was implicated in a testing scandal two years ago.  Mehler was one of four Rye teachers who was placed on administrative reassignment with full pay and benefits in May […]

Playland concerns addressed in committee

By CHRIS EBERHART The nearly two-month review of the county executive’s Playland management agreement with Standard Amusements by the Westchester County Board of Legislators has been chiseled down to a memorandum of understanding—a written agreement—that answers the major questions raised during the review process. Included in the written agreement will be the promise the county […]

Playland concerns addressed in committee

By CHRIS EBERHART The nearly two-month review of the county executive’s Playland management agreement with Standard Amusements by the Westchester County Board of Legislators has been chiseled down to a memorandum of understanding—a written agreement—that answers the major questions raised during the review process. Included in the written agreement will be the promise the county […]

4 more Boy Scouts reach Eagle

By CHRIS EBERHART The success of Eastchester Boy Scout Troop 353 continued on May 30 when four more Boy Scouts from the troop reached Eagle, the highest honor in the scouts, during the Court of Honor Ceremony.  Since 2013-2014, 10 of 70 scouts in the Eastchester troop—approximately 14 percent—have become Eagle Scouts. In comparison, only […]