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What’s Going on in New Rochelle 5-9-2014

Thomas Paine Cottage Museum events 20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle, 914-633-1776 Living history: One room schoolhouse Sunday, May 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sophia Brewster Schoolhouse on the grounds of Thomas Paine Cottage. Miss Keating, a teacher in early American garb will lead a lesson. Typical text books, slates and chalk […]

What’s Going on in Harrison 5-9-2014

Harrison Public Library events Sensory storytime Saturday, May 10, at 9:45 a.m. and again at 10:45 a.m. For children of all abilities. Rockin’ tots Monday, May 12, at 10:30 a.m. for ages 2 to 4. English conversation group Monday, May 12, at 11 a.m. Millenium book club discussion Wednesday, May 14, at 7 p.m., Millennium […]

What’s Going on in Eastchester 5-9-2014

Bronxville Women’s Club events “Fashion in Fine Art” exhibit Scarsdale resident Anna Marie Magagna Hyde is the featured artist for May at the Bronxville Women’s Club, located at 135 Midland Ave, Bronxville. The exhibit is open for viewing Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding holidays throughout the month. The exhibit is titled […]

What’s Going on in Rye 5-9-2014

Rye library events For more information about programs offered, go to or call 914-231-3162. Homework Hub Teens can take advantage of a brand new homework help program at the Rye Free Reading Room from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from May 1 through June 24. NYS certified teachers will […]

What’s Going on in Mamaroneck 5-9-2014

Mamaroneck Public Library events Volunteer, it pays Saturday, May 10, at 10:30 a.m. in the community room. Brenda Wilkin, outreach coordinator at the Volunteer Center, will  give you answers about volunteering and volunteer opportuntities. No registration required. “Saving Mr. Banks” On Tuesday, May 13, at 11 a.m., this film about P.L. Travers and Walt Disney […]

Cops: West Harrison man endangered children

A West Harrison resident was arrested for endangering the welfare of a child after making lewd comments about his genitals to a group of children, according to police. Kevin Lencki, 51, approached a group of children at Preston Elementary School on April 13, when the alleged incident occurred. Lencki, who lives across the street from […]

Library hosts 75 years of Archie

By JOHN BRANDI Two teachers walk into Archie Comics headquarters. This isn’t the beginning of a joke, but an attempt by educators, with the help of a “teaching kit,” to show comic books belong in the classroom. Fast forward and this teaching kit, comprised of “six and 10 issues of comic books,” now belongs to […]

Column: The first 100 days: Lessons in humility

When I was at Easter mass last month, the monsignor was heading up the center aisle, sprinkling holy water on the congregation with a traditional blessing. When he arrived at my family’s pew, he paused, looked at me solemnly, and said, “You need all the help you can get.” With that, I got an extra […]

OP-ED: Making the (political) point spread

By Peter Lane In the world of politics, your bottom line is an election victory, even if you have to hang a chad or two to achieve a narrow one. That is not so much the case in the coming New York gubernatorial election, in which margins matter to both sides, albeit in very different […]

Letter: School superintendent: Letter crossed the line

To the Editor, In its April 24, 2014, edition, the Rye City Review printed a letter that went over the line. This letter, written by someone who is not a resident of Rye, made ad hominem attacks on children who bravely came forward with respect to allegations of potential misconduct. While it is bad enough […]