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What’s Going On in Harrison 7-18-14

Harrison Library events Friday, July 18 10 a.m. Open play at the library 3:30 p.m. Steve Woyce, library magician. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Saturday, July 19 9:45 a.m. and again at 10:45 a.m. Sensory Storytime for all abilities. Join us for stories, music, crafts and play led by a Lekotek play specialist. […]

Twining to develop city waterfront

BY KATIE HOOS The New Rochelle City Council selected Twining Properties to revamp the city’s waterfront following a near decade-long struggle to develop the area. Twining Properties, a Manhattan-based real estate developer, won the opportunity to develop the mixed-use project through a unanimous vote of the City Council on Tuesday. The developer will enter into […]

Police surveillance underway

By PHIL NOBILE While mass surveillance measures and privacy rights continue to be a contentious issue across the country, the Town of Harrison recently approved multiple new automatic license plate readers to be placed throughout town, beginning a surveillance project that has been years in the works. Part of the “town surveillance project” by the […]

Trustees receive training

By PHIL NOBILE A special training session regarding consistency determinations along the Village of Mamaroneck’s coastal regions was held this past week, giving officials guidance and understanding of decade’s old coastal policies throughout the village, state and country. Giving a “crash course” and history lesson on consistent coastal policy, Steve Resler, former deputy bureau chief […]

DPW gas spill leads to 220 tons of cleanup

                More than 200 tons of contaminated soil was recently removed by the Harrison Department of Public Works at one of their garages on Gleason Place thanks to a previously decommissioned gas pump. According to Public Works Commissioner Anthony Robinson, soil at the town garage was found to […]

Playland attendance on the rise

BY KATIE HOOS Much like the Dragon Coaster at the beginning of each of its journeys, attendance at Rye Playland is climbing. Due to good weekend weather and promotional campaigns, the number of people visiting the county-owned amusement park in Rye so far this season surpasses last year’s numbers by around 21,000. According to Westchester […]

Playland attendance is on the rise

BY KATIE HOOS Much like the Dragon Coaster at the beginning of each of its journeys, attendance at Rye Playland is climbing. Due to good weekend weather and promotional campaigns, the number of people visiting the county-owned amusement park in Rye so far this season surpasses last year’s numbers by around 21,000. According to Westchester […]

A diner, part deux

BY KATIE HOOS Six years after the closing of the beloved Thru-Way Diner, a new diner is cropping up across the street. DeRaffele Manufacturing Co., a New Rochelle-based manufacturing company specializing in prefabricated diner construction, is building a diner on the corner of Boston Post Road and Weyman Avenue. The site is just across from […]

Class of 2014 bids an “awesome” farewell

By KATIE HOOS Mamaroneck High School’s graduating Class of 2014 bid farewell to their alma mater last week while reflecting on their high school memories and looking forward to what the future holds. On the evening of June 25, faculty, staff, members of the district’s Board of Education, and family and friends of the graduates […]