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Reassigned Osborn teacher to return to classroom

By CHRIS EBERHART The Rye City School District decided not to bring charges against Carin Mehler, the reassigned Osborn School teacher who was accused of improper coaching during state tests in 2013, and instead sent her a letter on June 26 stating she will be assigned to the Rye Middle School to teach sixth grade […]

Non-profit looks to sue county

By JACKSON CHEN A non-profit environmental organization has filed a notice of intent to sue Westchester County for ongoing violations of leaking sewer pipes and frequent overflows in early June.  The legal notice, filed by Save the Sound, a New Haven, Conn., and Mamaroneck-based organization that works to restore and protect the Long Island Sound, […]

State passes hotel tax for Mamaroneck

By CHRIS EBERHART In a stunning, last-minute change of heart, the New York state Senate passed hotel occupancy tax bills for six Westchester communities, including the Village of Mamaroneck, after years of unsuccessfully trying to petition the state for the tax. Historically, the hotel occupancy tax bills, which impose a 3 percent charge on hotel […]

City sues Travelers over golf club claim

By JACKSON CHEN The City of Rye has decided to sue its insurance carrier for inactivity on a nearly $2 million claim regarding stolen money from the city’s golf club.  Represented by Jaffe and Asher LLP, a law firm with its headquarters in New York City, Rye has filed a complaint against Travelers Casualty and […]

Bigger and brighter things for small class

Equipped with blaring air horns and shrill whistles, family members and friends cheered for the graduates of the Rye Neck High School Class of 2015. One by one, the graduating students followed white outlines laid onto the school’s athletic field until they reached the Rye Neck Board of Education President Allen Hodys, who presented each […]

Mamaroneck seniors celebrate lasting memories

Baking sunlight fell onto the ornately decorated black caps proclaiming school pride or future college prospects. Donning black garb and bright smiles, the 2015 senior class of Mamaroneck High School ceremoniously moved towards their next steps of their lives after the June 24 graduation. In the humid weather, more than 300 graduates filed into the […]

Tuckahoe celebrates its senior class

In between the familiar tigers on the front steps of Tuckahoe High School stood the high school’s Class of 2015. “We’ve accomplished a lot,” Salutatorian Chris Cyran said, “and made it through together and made countless memories along the way.” During the June 26 commencement ceremony, Valedictorian Nicole Alimena and Cyran made their speeches, a […]

Eastchester seniors ready for next step

The bright, sunny day matched the occasion on June 26 as Eastchester’s senior class received their high school diplomas. Senior Class President Ryan Winnie and Vice President Olivia Heffernan led the procession of the Class of 2015 to the familiar graduation tune and applause from attendees. Before receiving their diplomas, the graduates, who were joined […]

Some fresh catch at the local farmers market

By Nicole Reed For more than 30 years and counting, Michael Decker’s talent for fishing has attracted a crowd. It started when he was just six years old on a Fire Island dock, as onlookers cheered his hard work for a catch. His mother Eileen says, “He’d spend all afternoon bringing up little snappers. People […]

DJ reflects on life in the past in book

By JAMES PERO Dennis Nardone remembers. And he should, considering that his memory, and not any one person, is the main protagonist in his recently self-published book titled “Growing Up in the West End of New Rochelle, New York in the 50’s-60’s: My Life, My Neighborhood.” In his book, Nardone covers it all. Whether it’s […]