Author Archives: Chris Eberhart

Playland review to resume

By CHRIS EBERHART The Westchester County Board of Legislators will not await the conclusion of a county administration-hired outside consultant’s recommendations for Playland—scheduled to be completed in November—before continuing its vetting process. Instead, the 17-member legislative board has opted to re-engage the other top two applicants in the initial review process of proposals submitted to […]

New school position filled

By CHRIS EBERHART Like a card dealer after a game of blackjack, the Bronxville school district had to reshuffle the deck after a major loss.  John Kehoe, the school’s assistant superintendent, retired in Januaryafter serving the Bronxville school district for more than 30 years. His position was filled internally by Dr. Rachel Kelly, who previously […]

Otis has successful legislative year

By CHRIS EBERHART There were 658 bills passed in both the state Assembly and the Senate this past legislative term, five were sponsored by Assemblyman Steve Otis, a Rye Democrat. Otis’ total was 10th-highest among the 28 first-time legislators, which include those elected in special contests in March 2012, November 2012 and special elections in […]

Luxury condos proposed

By CHRIS EBERHART A proposal for luxury condominiums in Bronxville will attempt to reverse the fortunes of the peculiar case of 100 Pondfield Road. The property itself is an oddity—a vacant, landlocked warehouse enclosed by buildings on all sides and only accessible through a long and narrow access drive. It was formerly owned by millionaire […]

Garden Avenue drainage project underway

By CHRIS EBERHART The Garden Avenue parking lot in Bronxville will be temporarily unavailable while the village undertakes a two-phase drainage and refurbishing project. Phase one, which began on June 30, is underway. Underground chambers were installed to catch rainfall from the parking lot as well as runoff from surrounding areas. A drainage system will […]

Bronxville school board member resigns

By CHRIS EBERHART Ruth Wood, a member of Bronxville’s Board of Education, is relocating to England in the coming months, so she has resigned from her position on the board, effective immediately. Wood, who was elected last year to serve a three-year term on the board, announced her resignation during the board’s June 19 meeting. Wood […]

Harrison police detective writes second novel

By CHRIS EBERHART A retired Harrison police detective turned thriller novelist is back with the sequel to his award-winning book “In a Small Town.” Marc Di Giacomo, 39, a longtime Harrison resident who joined the town’s police department in 1997 and became detective in 2007, based the Small Town series—“In a Small Town,” the sequel […]

Tuckahoe hires first-ever village administrator

By CHRIS EBERHART The search for Tuckahoe’s first-ever village administrator is over, and Rye Brook’s assistant village administrator, David Burke, has been hired for the position. Burke, 33, spent the past eight years in his position in Rye Brook. Before that, he finished his masters degree in public administration at SUNY Albany. He graduated in […]

Marriott coming to Tuckahoe

By CHRIS EBERHART An application to build a hotel on a defunct landfill quarry on Marbledale Road in Tuckahoe has been filed with the village’s Building Department and a Marriott is now on the way. The Eastchester-based Bilwin Development Affiliates, LLC wants to transform 3.5 acres of land between 109 and 125 Marbledale Road into […]

Resident: Commuters are parking in front of my house

By CHRIS EBERHART The Harrison Town Council took immediate steps to remedy a parking situation around the train station where the business district and the station border a residential area. During the June 5 council meeting, Holland Street resident John Evangelista said commuters are parking on residential streets and “taking up parking spaces in front […]