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Rye teen dies suddenly, investigation ongoing

By John Brandi A Marist College student and resident of Rye died at Greenwich Hospital last Saturday night under circumstances yet to be determined. According to Rye Police, Peter Collins, 18, was at his home on Garden Drive when officers responded within four minutes of receiving a distress call that the teen was unresponsive. Police […]

Village to adopt towns’ rolls

BY KATIE HOOS After much discussion regarding the Village of Mamaroneck’s property assessment values, officials say the village will likely adopt the Town of Mamaroneck and the Town of Rye’s tax rolls and eliminate the village assessor’s office. According to Village of Mamaroneck Mayor Norman Rosenblum, a Republican, the Board of Trustees is leaning toward […]

Halstead commercial project set for construction

By PHIL NOBILE A project for new retail stores along Halstead Avenue received its final approval from the town’s land use boards, despite some criticism from concerned neighbors. After receiving numerous var- iances from the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals, a project to construct a one-story building at 249 Halstead Ave. went before the Planning […]

Bargains, tradition at Rye sidewalk sale

Purchase Street was packed last week when the annual Rye sidewalk sale returned bigger than ever. Businesses and residents alike lined the streets to promote trade and community. Twinkle Toes and Wish owner Denise MacDonald said she likes the sidewalk sale because “it brings festivity to the street.” MacDonald has participated in the sidewalk sale […]

Learn to sail the sound

By KATIE HOOS The sun casts a bright beam of light on the water and a group of small sailboats moored on the calm waters of the Long Island Sound dot the coast of Hudson Park New Rochelle. Janusz Machnica is bringing a 23-foot Sonar sailboat into the marina while his business partner, Marc Hohenstein, […]

Chantilly: The hard work of sweet treats

I always wondered how those in the baking profession handle super early mornings. The bubbly team behind Chantilly Patisserie, many of whom arrive around 4 a.m. and clock in 80-hour work weeks, let me in on one of their secrets. Pumping what has become an anthem of sorts, “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor, helps propel […]

Column: I used to be more of a Kirk

When I was a kid, Star Trek was something fun to watch on a Saturday evening on what was then WPIX, channel 11. When I was about 19 or so, Star Trek was basically my religion. I was never one of those guys who put on pointed ears or dressed up as Andorian Ambassador Shras […]

Obituary: Betty Schneider

Betty Schneider, long-time resident of Rye, died July 11, 2014. She is survived by her husband Richard. The two had been married for 68 years. The couple moved to Rye in 1980. Betty became involved in several community activities, including the Ceres Garden Club, the Woman’s Club of Rye and the American Legion Woman’s Auxiliary […]

Letter: A Republican for Latimer

    To the Editor, As a registered Republican, I am writing in support of George Latimer’s re-election to the New York State Senate. I have lived in Rye for a long time and met many fine people and officials, but no one has the long-term record of George Latimer. I can remember he was […]

Letter: Larchmont likes Latimer

    To the Editor, In last week’s edition, the Republicans announced an opponent for George Latimer for the state Senate. I have known George for a long time, as have many of our Larchmont and Mamaroneck friends, and he has been a tremendous and effective advocate for all of us. Thus, I was a […]