Author Archives: Gerard Nolan

Library’s friends work toward childrens refurb

The Eastchester Library’s Children’s Room hasn’t been updated since the 60’s, but a library fundraising club is working to change that. “The ceiling had stains, the carpeting is a mess. The lighting is still fluorescent. We decided that we really want to spice up this room, Tracy Wright, the library director, said. “The children’s room […]

Proposed Tuckahoe plastic bag ban voted down

By GERARD NOLAN After eight months of deliberation, Tuckahoe’s Board of Trustees defeated a proposed law Sept. 9 that would ban using plastic bags in the village, a measure that easily passed in Westchester communities such as Mamaroneck and Rye. The proposed law’s sponsor, Trustee Stephen Quigley, the lone Democrat on the board, expressed disappointment […]

Students provided new backpacks for school

Children at the Tuckahoe Housing Authority got a leg up on the school year Aug. 29 after a few dedicated residents collected backpacks and other school supplies and gave them out at the authority’s senior center. Spearheaded by Hazel Alexander-Campbell and Mary Alexander, both of Tuckahoe, the event was well-attended. All of the backpacks and […]

Town solicits help in decoding Obamacare

By GERARD NOLAN Eastchester officials plan to hire a consulting firm to determine the costs of implementing the Affordable Care Act, known colloquially as Obamacare, for town employees’ health insurance plans as more of the law’s provisions are gradually rolled out in the coming months. The decision came at the urging of Comptroller Dawn Donovan, […]

Fire board election date remains unchanged

A bill that would change the date of the annual election for Eastchester’s fire commissioners to the same day as the general election remains in limbo. The legislation, which was introduced in January, has been passed but hasn’t been sent to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk, according to officials with knowledge of the situation. “It is […]

Tuckahoe plastic bag ban nearing vote

By GERARD NOLAN After months in limbo, Tuckahoe’s proposed ban on plastic bags is slated to come to a vote next month. The measure, which was proposed by the lone Democrat on the village board in February, was intended as a way to protect the environment in and around the Village of Tuckahoe. Similar laws […]

Donation provides town police cars with video recorders

By GERARD NOLAN The Eastchester Police Department’s fleet has been equipped with a new in-car video recording system thanks to a donation from a local charity. The video system activates when a car’s lights and sirens are turned on, recording audio and video. The digital system retroactively records a minute of footage before it is […]

New generator to safeguard Tuckahoe DPW from outages

  By GERARD NOLAN Even if the lights go out and there’s a fuel shortage, Tuckahoe’s Department of Public Works building will remain operational thanks to the purchase of a new power generator with funds from the state. With a grant secured by state Assembly­woman Amy Paulin, a Democrat, the village purchased the generator, which […]

Broken Bow Brewery bows in Tuckahoe

By GERARD NOLAN Beer devotees streamed into Broken Bow Brewery for its grand opening on Saturday, Aug. 17, to sample some locally made brews at the Tuckahoe microbrewery after months of anticipation. Lyle LaMothe, one of the brewery’s founding partners, welcomed the day. “For us, it’s a dream come true after a year-plus of construction, […]

Crestwood station area to be revitalized

By GERARD NOLAN The Crestwood train station and the surrounding corridor are undergoing a renaissance as a number of construction and renovation projects come to the area. The projects are part of an effort to make the community more attractive to young professionals who would take advantage of the proximity to the Crestwood station, which […]