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.

Pease named top cop

By LIZ BUTTON Interim City Manager Frank Culross has brought back former Rye Police Commissioner Bill Pease to return to the role, replacing Lt. Robert Falk. Culross announced Monday that effective June 23, Pease will leave retirement to take on the role of Rye’s “transitional police commissioner.” So far, Culross has not specified a probable […]

City hires consultant for affordable housing project

By LIZ BUTTON The City Council decided it needs an unbiased set of eyes to review environmental data for 150 North St., where county officials are ready to move forward with a senior affordable housing project.  The county-owned property—which is surrounded by two operational gas stations, one former gas station, a Con Edison facility, Metro-North […]

New Bronxville treasurer appointed

By LIZ BUTTON Lori Voss will join the Village of Bronxville as its new treasurer and collector of taxes this month, replacing Robert Fels, who retired in April. The Board of Trustees unanimously approved Republican Mayor Mary Marvin’s appointment of Voss, who is currently deputy treasurer for the Village of Mamaroneck, at the board’s May […]

Eastchester library gets state funds

By Liz Button The Eastchester Public Library has been awarded the $6,714 state grant it put in for last year to replace 39 fluorescent fixtures with LED energy-efficient light fixtures and install new ceiling tile as part of a series of children’s room renovations completed earlier this year. The reimbursement comes from the state’s $14 […]

Rye Democrats endorse Republican nominees

By LIZ BUTTON Left with few options, Rye Democrats have cross-endorsed Richard Slack and Richard Mecca, the Republican nominees in November’s special City Council election. Democrats made the announcement on June 10, paving the way for Slack and Mecca to appear not only on the Republican and Conservative lines, but the Democratic line as well. […]

Judge rejects teachers’ request

By LIZ BUTTON A federal court judge shot down two Rye elementary school teachers’ attempt to force the district to return them to their classrooms, dealing a blow to their $4 million lawsuit against Board of Education members. In her May 30 decision, Judge Cathy Seibel of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District […]

Auditorium, science lab timelines on schedule

By LIZ BUTTON Bronxville School’s new middle school science wing should be ready for the 2014-2015 school year, and projected completion of the school’s new auditorium is right on schedule for next winter, according to district officials. “The timeline for completion has not changed,” Assistant Superintendent for Business Dan Carlin said. The construction schedule for […]

Historical society gala makes waves

Guests at the annual Rye Historical Society Gala raised at least $90,000 for the group as they enjoyed food, drink and a silent auction on the shores of the Long Island Sound. Executive Director Sheri Jordan said as many as 350 people, mostly Rye residents, attended the “Come Sail Away” gala on Saturday, June 7. […]

Middle school students’ French scores honored

Eleven Rye eighth grade students received high marks on the 2014 National French Exam known as Le Grand Concours. The students placed in the top 10 nationally on the Level 1 exam and earned superior scores on the more challenging Level 3 exam, according to Rye City School District officials. “The Level 3 exam is […]

Rye Dems: No nominees yet

By LIZ BUTTON Once again, Rye Democrats are struggling to field candidates. The party has yet to nominate anyone to run in this year’s special election for two City Council seats, leaving relatively little time to find suitable candidates to contend in November’s election. New Rye Democratic Committee chairwoman Meg Cameron, who replaced former chairman […]