Author Archives: Chris Eberhart

Lake Isle refurb progressing

By CHRIS EBERHART The entire Lake Isle catering hall has been gutted, walls have been ripped out and ceilings are being replaced as part of the catering hall’s renovation project. Yet the owners, Lou Gigante and Gieto Nicaj of Eastchester Events, Inc., which was contracted in February by the Town of Eastchester to renovate the […]

Tuckahoe increases parking violation fines

The Tuckahoe Board of Trustees voted 4 to 0 to pass a resolution during its June 9 meeting increasing parking violation fines. Trustee Steven Alfasi, a Republican, was absent from the vote. Trustee Stephen Quigley, a Democrat, said the increase was simply to stay in-line with surrounding communities. “We get reports from other communities about […]

SPI out; won’t run Playland

By CHRIS EBERHART Turns out it wasn’t sustainable. County Executive Rob Astorino’s chosen plan to refurbish Playland is no more; the asset management agreement between he and Rye-based nonprofit Sustainable Playland, Inc., which was to turn over Playland’s operations to SPI, has been voided by mutual agreement after closed-door discussions between the Astorino administration and […]

Eastchester roadwork underway

By CHRIS EBERHART Canal Asphalt, Inc. has begun resurfacing the Town of Eastchester’s streets and will do the same for Tuckahoe and Bronxville come summertime.   During the May 20 Eastchester Town Council meeting,   Canal Asphalt, along with Tony Casale, Inc., which will fix the town’s curbs, was officially awarded the bid, and the […]

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 […]