Author Archives: Katie Hoos

Dillon to take on Latimer for Senate seat

By KATIE HOOS Republican candidate Joseph Dillon will face off against Democratic incumbent George Latimer for the District 37 seat in a New York State Senate race this November. On July 18, the Westchester Republican Committee officially announced its candidate to challenge Latimer, who is rounding out his first two-year term in the Senate, after […]

Diner and coffee shop opens in north end

At the new Rochelle Diner & Coffee Shop, you can eat your breakfast or have it delivered to you. The restaurant, located in the city’s Wykagyl neighborhood at 8 Quaker Ridge Road, is open for business and celebrated its grand opening on July 17. It is replacing the iconic Donut World, which was in business […]

The ultimate summer game

BY KATIE HOOS This isn’t your hippie father’s game of Frisbee. Constant on-field sprinting, tight defense and diving catches make up the game of Ultimate Frisbee, a rigorous sport played by two teams with a flying disc that blends the constant movement of soccer with the aerial passing abilities needed for football. Ultimate has gained […]

Twining to develop city waterfront

BY KATIE HOOS The New Rochelle City Council selected Twining Properties to revamp the city’s waterfront following a near decade-long struggle to develop the area. Twining Properties, a Manhattan-based real estate developer, won the opportunity to develop the mixed-use project through a unanimous vote of the City Council on Tuesday. The developer will enter into […]

Playland attendance on the rise

BY KATIE HOOS Much like the Dragon Coaster at the beginning of each of its journeys, attendance at Rye Playland is climbing. Due to good weekend weather and promotional campaigns, the number of people visiting the county-owned amusement park in Rye so far this season surpasses last year’s numbers by around 21,000. According to Westchester […]

Playland attendance is on the rise

BY KATIE HOOS Much like the Dragon Coaster at the beginning of each of its journeys, attendance at Rye Playland is climbing. Due to good weekend weather and promotional campaigns, the number of people visiting the county-owned amusement park in Rye so far this season surpasses last year’s numbers by around 21,000. According to Westchester […]

A diner, part deux

BY KATIE HOOS Six years after the closing of the beloved Thru-Way Diner, a new diner is cropping up across the street. DeRaffele Manufacturing Co., a New Rochelle-based manufacturing company specializing in prefabricated diner construction, is building a diner on the corner of Boston Post Road and Weyman Avenue. The site is just across from […]

Class of 2014 bids an “awesome” farewell

By KATIE HOOS Mamaroneck High School’s graduating Class of 2014 bid farewell to their alma mater last week while reflecting on their high school memories and looking forward to what the future holds. On the evening of June 25, faculty, staff, members of the district’s Board of Education, and family and friends of the graduates […]

School board president resigns role

By KATIE HOOS Longtime New Rochelle Board of Education member David Lacher, 61, has relinquished his seat as board president, a role he took over for the second time in 2013. On Tuesday, June 24, Lacher concluded the board’s meeting with a statement about his decision to resign as board president, effective immediately. Lacher, who […]

Pet organization gets local roots

By KATIE HOOS A local animal rescue organization is opening its first-ever facility to help dogs and cats find “furever” homes. Pet Rescue of Larchmont, a non-profit animal rescue organization that places animals in foster care and facilitates adoption, will soon call a facility at the former Westchester Shore Humane Society, located at 7 Harrison […]