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.

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 […]

Timeline set for flood mitigation plan

By LIZ BUTTON Construction on the joint flood mitigation project between the school district and the Village of Bronxville will begin in mid-October, according to the village’s engineering firm J. Robert Folchetti & Associates.  The project design will install a series of pipes under the school’s playing fields to catch floodwater so that it does […]

Grand jury to hear Yandrasevich case in April

By LIZ BUTTON The Westchester District Attorney’s office has chosen April 15 to present former Rye Golf Club Manager Scott Yandrasevich’s second-degree grand larceny case to the grand jury. Rye City Court Judge Joseph Latwin announced the case’s transfer to county court at Yandrasevich’s March 18 appearance in Rye. The former golf club manager was […]

School board considers utility tax

By LIZ BUTTON The Rye City School District may take a tip from the city next year and impose a utility tax on district residents to help make up for a $3.8 million shortfall projected for its 2014-2015 budget. The utility tax can apply to such things as gas and electric services, water, refrigeration and […]

Eastchester library children’s room reopens

By LIZ BUTTON Extensive improvements to the Eastchester Public Library children’s room were completed March 7, giving a new aesthetic lease on life to a space that had not undergone renovations since it opened in 1967. After about $60,000 worth of renovations that began soon after the 2013 holiday season, the children’s room now has […]

School district’s firm: No conflict for Slack

By LIZ BUTTON A legal review commissioned by the Rye City Board of Education following accusations of a conflict of interest involving board president has, in the majority of the board’s view, exonerated her. However, concerns over the integrity of the review have been brought forward by one board member who said the law firm […]

Insurance won’t cover Whitby suit

By LIZ BUTTON City officials have confirmed the city’s insurance carrier will not provide coverage for the millions of dollars in damages sought by employees at Rye Golf Club’s Whitby Castle in their lawsuit to recover what they say are unpaid overtime wages and stolen tips. The City Council authorized City Manager Scott Pickup at […]

City submitted $2.1M claim for golf theft

By LIZ BUTTON According to city documents obtained this week, the City of Rye filed a $2.1 million insurance claim last August to recover money allegedly stolen by former Rye Golf Club manager Scott Yandrasevich. The number is viewed as larger than expected when compared to a February 2013 investigative report commissioned by the city, […]