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Town remembers Hochman girls

By JOHN BRANDI The Harrison community came together to heal on Feb. 25, by honoring the memory of two teenage girls slain in their home last month. The room at the Veterans Memorial Building was packed with approximately 100 residents, there to pay their final respects to the Hochman family and to try to better […]

Town remembers Hochman girls

By JOHN BRANDI The Harrison community came together to heal on Feb. 25, by honoring the memory of two teenage girls slain in their home last month.  The room at the Veterans Memorial Building was packed with approximately 100 residents, there to pay their final respects to the Hochman family and to try to better […]

Turf field still possible

By JOHN BRANDI After some outcry from members of the school community including a petition, the Bronxville Board of Education is considering the possibility of revisiting reconfiguring Hayes Field, a public referendum that was narrowly defeated back in January.  On Jan. 22, two proposals were before Bronxville voters. The first proposal was a successful plan […]

Village to fix Jefferson Avenue Bridge guardrails

By MARISSA PENN After its most recent village board meeting, the Village of Mamaroneck is moving forward on addressing deficiencies with the Jefferson Avenue Bridge so that its railings comply with New York State safety standards.  The bridge, which was reconstructed in August 2014, was built defectively with guard rails that are too short, pursuant […]

TOD remains contentious for residents

By ALINA SURIEL Washingtonville residents are still not convinced of the merits of rezoning the area around the Metro-North train station, after an in-depth informational session meant to ease their fears about recently passed legislation affecting their neighborhood. The meeting took place in the village courthouse on Mount Pleasant Avenue, and was modestly attended by […]

Larchmont elections uncontested again

By Alina Suriel Village of Larchmont Trustees Lorraine Walsh and John Komar, both Democrats, and Village Justice Jerry Bernstein, a Democrat, are all running for re-election unopposed on Wednesday, Mar. 18.  The village will close out its ninth uncontested election in a row. Walsh, a Larchmont resident for 17 years and owner of a local […]

Village taxi license change approved

By MARISSA PENN At a Mamaroneck Village Board of Trustees meeting on Feb. 23, a law that transfers the authority of licensing taxi and limousine drivers from the Village of Mamaroneck Police Department to Westchester County was unanimously approved. The Westchester County Taxi and Limousine Commission license, which taxi drivers and operators within the village […]

Library, community house set ballot language

By JOHN BRANDI Members of both the Purchase Community House and the Purchase Free Library met for a conference before a judge on Feb. 25 to hash out ballot language ahead of a vote by certain members of the Purchase community to decide if the library stays put. The library has found itself on borrowed […]

Despite aid, THA Captial Fund continues to shrink

By JOHN BRANDI Though the Tuckahoe Housing Authority has received federal money toward facility upgrades since at least 2009, the amount has steadily decreased, according to its chairman.  Money is issued from the federal government every year and goes into a capital fund to maintain and make improvements to the agency’s five buildings, according to […]

New Halstead mixed-use plan resubmitted

By Alina Suriel The property at 249 Halstead Ave., is before the Harrison Planning Board again with another proposal, this time with a new mixed-use plan which would see two apartments added to the second floor of a previously approved single-level commercial building. The new plan made its first appearance at the Feb. 24 Planning […]