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What’s going on in Rye 1-23-2015

Rye Arts Center Maker Day, Saturday, Jan. 24, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Join the RAC for a high tech and high touch maker day featuring new technologies for creating art and music, 3-D printing, minecraft, littlebits, coding, maker activities and more. Construction kids, digital arts experience and RAC makers will be on hand to […]

Flu season severe so far

By MARISSA PENN Break out the tissue boxes and brace yourselves for a severe flu season.  The flu season, which begins in October and comes to an end around March, is at the midway point and it’s shaping up to be a difficult one. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New York […]

Zoning still an issue

By ALINA SURIEL With respect to his response to a housing monitor’s analyses claiming Harrison has exclusionary zoning, Mayor Ron Belmont’s complaints have fallen on deaf ears. On Sept. 26, 2014, Belmont, a Republican, on behalf of the Town of Harrison sent a letter to Jim Johnson, an attorney with Debevoise and Plimton, responding to […]

Proposed TOD changes address flooding concerns

By Alina Suriel Changes addressing flooding concerns were some of the most contentious additions being drafted into zoning legislation aimed at encouraging transit-oriented development in the immediate vicinity of the Metro-North station. Officials working on the transit-oriented development, TOD, zoning legislation are taking precautions to ensure that communities in the Washingtonville area of the village […]

College grant to fix stormwater runoff

By Alina Suriel Purchase College’s effort to encourage on-campus environmental sustainability is paying off in a big way, as the college just received $765,000 in a state grant to further increase its green infrastructure. The grant comes from the Regional Economic Development Council created by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, in 2011 to stimulate job […]

Red Cross in need of blood donors

By MARISSA PENN During the winter months, it is more difficult for people to come out and donate blood, which is why the American Red Cross has designated January National Blood Donor Month which dates back to 1970. Blood is needed by someone in the United States every two seconds yet, according to the American […]

Indie bookstore awarded grant

By MARISSA PENN Westchester bookstore The Voracious Reader was the only one in the county selected as a recent recipient of a portion of a $1 million grant from best-selling author James Patterson’s “Saving books, saving lives” independent bookstore campaign.  Eighty-one bookstores across the country received the award which Patterson first launched last year, including […]

The State of the City

By Mayor Joe Sack In one respect, 2015 is beginning just like 2014. For the second year in a row, this traditional State of the City address by the mayor has been upstaged—and rightly so—by the swearing-in of councilmembers Richard Mecca and Richard Slack. But in another way, the start of this year is actually […]

Column: A new age

Now that Generation-Xer’s are approaching middle age, the marketing industry is frantically trying to predict what the Millenials will be attracted to in terms of houses, cars, appliances, and yes, even cabinets and countertops. I asked my 3-G (third generation) Smart Phone who are the Millenials but it just sat there and stared back at […]

Temari for adults 50-plus at Bronxville library

By Gabriella Radujko Fiber artist Anna Upston will lead the Village of Bronxville into a new year by introducing them to the joyful art known as temari. These stunningly beautiful spheres are relatively unknown in the United States, although they have a rich history reaching back for centuries in Japan. It is common for a […]