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Lake Street Quarry zone change on hold

By PHIL NOBILE The saga of a controversial quarry in West Harrison took another turn last week as Harrison officials debated—often with Harrison residents—a zoning change for the quarry to develop new businesses on the property. At the July 17 Town Council meeting, members of the all-Republican board measured the merits of a proposal by […]

Parking meters out to bid

By PHIL NOBILE An attempt to analyze, and possibly mitigate, the Village of Mamaroneck’s parking woes with modern meters throughout the village was idle for more than three months, frustrating some trustees, one of whom believes he has had an answer to the problem since 2012. At an April 7 Board of Trustees work session, […]

Bank may save Smoke Shop

    By KATIE HOOS Faced with the reality that TD’s Rye Smoke Shop could soon close due to pending rent increases, some city officials are brainstorming ideas to save the shop, including installing a bank on a portion of the shop’s property despite the city’s decade old moratorium on new banks. The more than […]

Red light cameras coming

By KATIE HOOS Drivers in Westchester County will soon be under the watchful eye of more red light cameras, with New Rochelle and Mount Vernon slated to install the passive traffic enforcers in the coming months. Following approval from the state Legislature earlier this month, the cities will have the authority to install red light […]

Twining picked to develop New Rochelle 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 July 8. The developer will enter […]

Village retiree trust fund shot down

By PHIL NOBILE A resolution to set the stage for a new trust fund for retired Village of Mamaroneck employees was shot down recently after the Board of Trustees publicly debated the measure. At the July 14 trustees meeting, the board considered sending a request for home rule legislation—which allows local municipalities to determine their […]

Town OKs $5M cap budget

By PHIL NOBILE After months of deciding which projects to fund in the upcoming year, town board members approved more than $5 million in capital budgets across Harrison’s numerous departments. With budgets from the Department of Public Works, police department and the local libraries up for consideration, the all-Republican Town Council, led by Mayor Ron […]

Streetscape blocked by construction

BY KATIE HOOS Con Edison work to repair gas lines will simultaneously occur alongside the Palmer Avenue Streetscape construction, throwing a wrench in the original project plans. With work initially slated to begin July 7 along the west side of Palmer Avenue from Depot Way to the north side of Chatsworth Avenue as far as […]

Book commemorating Eastchester’s 350th on the way

By PATTY DOHRENWEND In the lifetime of most Eastchester residents, this year will be the only opportunity to purchase the first-ever well-researched and richly illustrated hardcover book that focuses specifically on the town’s rich history. Orders for “Out of the Wilderness: The Emergence of Eastchester, Tuckahoe and Bronxville, N.Y., 1664–2014” can be placed easily online […]

Dillon to take on Latimer for Senate seat

By KATIE HOOS Republican candidate Joseph Dillon will face off against Democratic incumbent George Latimer for the District 37 seat in a New York State Senate race this November. On July 18, the Westchester Republican Committee officially announced its candidate to challenge Latimer, who is rounding out his first two-year term in the Senate, after […]