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; follow her on Twitter @ryesoundshore.

Whitby plan off course

By LIZ BUTTON The city’s plan to hire a new food and beverage operator for its Whitby Castle facility has led to friction between the Rye City Council and Rye Golf Club Commission with golf season nearing full swing. The divide has reached such width the commission recently hired its own consultant to advise it […]

DPW union lobbies Bronxville for contract, raise

By LIZ BUTTON After Department of Public Works employees picketed Village Hall to protest what they saw as a raw deal previously offered by the village, the Teamsters Local 456 union, comprised of mostly DPW workers, and the administration agreed to reconvene at the bargaining table to hash out a new contract for the union. […]

City re-greens Central Avenue lot

By LIZ BUTTON The small, but controversial, parcel of land on the corner of Central Avenue and Boston Post Road will be re-seeded with grass and turned back into green space, Mayor Joe Sack announced at the April 9 City Council meeting. The move on Sack’s part is intended to quell dismay expressed by some […]

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 […]