Author Archives: Liz Button

About Liz Button

Liz Button is a staff reporter for Hometown Media Group’s The Rye Sound Shore Review. Previously, she covered Bedford and Mount Kisco for The Daily Voice, an Internet-based, hyperlocal publication. She’s also written for Patch in her hometown of Trumbull, Conn., as a freelance reporter and fill-in editor. Preceding her time there, she worked in publishing in New York City. She is a 2008 graduate of Bowdoin College with a degree in English. Reach Liz at 914-653-1000 x20 or liz@hometwn.com; follow her on Twitter @ryesoundshore.

Post ranks Rye High School as challenging

By LIZ BUTTON Rye High School is the second most challenging high school in Westchester County and the 214th most challenging in the nation, according to the Washington Post’s annual school study released April 11. Rye High School Principal Patricia Taylor said the school’s recognition in the Washington Post’s list of Most Challenging High Schools […]

Fox out, Belanger in; no other candidates yet

By LIZ BUTTON Nine-year Rye City School District Board of Education veteran Edward Fox will not seek another term this year, while first-term member Karen Belanger has thrown her hat into the ring for a second go-around. When it comes to Fox’s decision not to run again, it is all about time. “I think nine years […]

Bronxville treasurer to retire after 23 years

By LIZ BUTTON Village treasurer Robert J. Fels is retiring from his position, one he has held for the past 23 years, on April 21, leaving the village in its best financial shape in recent history, according to Bronxville Mayor Mary Marvin. After Fels, 60, announced his plans for retirement, Marvin, a Republican, praised the […]

Union president: Teachers are innocent

By LIZ BUTTON After a year of relative silence on the matter, Rye’s teachers union made itself seen and heard at the April 8 Board of Education meeting on the issue of the district’s four reassigned elementary school teachers, who were removed from their classrooms last May after being accused of “improper coaching” during state […]

Reassigned Osborn teacher files $2M lawsuit

By LIZ BUTTON Fourth grade Osborn School teacher Carin Mehler has filed suit against six of the seven members of the Rye City School District Board of Education, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Frank Alvarez and several members of the district’s administration and staff, becoming the first teacher to take legal action against the district almost […]

Mickey Spillane’s to add outdoor rooftop seating

By LIZ BUTTON Irish pub and restaurant Mickey Spillane’s received approval from the Eastchester Planning Board to add an enclosed glass rooftop bar and open-air, outdoor dining area to its second floor to create a new, more versatile version of the popular downtown hangout. Mickey’s owner Stephen Carty, who also owns the Irish-themed dining spot’s […]

Tuck’d Away pulls back curtain for public

By LIZ BUTTON Choosing a punny name like Tuck’d Away Bar & Grill, patrons and residents can be sure the owner of Tuckahoe’s newest restaurant is excited to connect with the local community. Tuck’d Away features a comfortable, lounge-type atmosphere with sofas and other seating. The bar and grill serves small plates and appetizers; burgers […]

City Council condemns officer reinstatement

By LIZ BUTTON The City Council claimed it was blindsided last week to learn that former auxiliary officer John Holmes, who a year earlier was charged with submitting a fraudulent bid document for a city police uniform contract, had been allowed back on the force. The council has since condemned the police department’s decision to […]

New manager has eye for hospitality

By LIZ BUTTON As the Rye Golf Club’s new permanent general manager, Jim Buonaiuto told the Rye City Review that he hopes to use his strong background in golf club operations and commitment to hospitality to burnish the club’s reputation and turn its fortunes around following the years-long financial scheme allegedly masterminded by the club’s […]

Bronxville administrator retires; interim appointed

By LIZ BUTTON Harold Porr III, Bronxville’s village administrator, retired on March 27 after 10 years on the job, and his departure commences the search for a permanent replacement.  In the meantime, Donald P. Marra, the former mayor of Dobbs Ferry, has been appointed interim village administrator and is assisting in the personnel search to […]