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Developers offer to purchase historic house

By JACKSON CHEN The Village of Mamaroneck’s history is being pulled taut yet again in a tug of war between modernization versus preservation as three developers offered to purchase a late 1700s house on the corner of Fenimore and Boston Post roads. The historic structure, located at 408-410 W. Boston Post Road, is one of […]

Democrats to run full ticket, Purchase resident for mayor

By JOHN BRANDI Election season is in full swing now that the Democrats have officially announced their plans to contest all open seats currently held by the town Republicans.  Headlining that ticket will be Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ Schaper, a Purchase-area resident for the past six years, who plans on challenging Mayor Ron Belmont, a Republican, for […]

Sen. Schumer looks to crackdown on swatting incidents

By CHRIS EBERHART Two months after a high-profile case in which the Eastchester Police Department received a hoax call from a man claiming to have killed his girlfriend in a Joyce Road home and tied up her family in what turned out to be a “swatting” incident, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, a Democrat, proposed a […]

Zoning board holds off on 100 Main St.

By JOHN BRANDI In a rare act, certain members on the Tuckahoe Zoning Board of Appeals have refused to vote on the variances put forth for a project on Main Street until all members are present. Chairman of the board, Ronald Gallo, thought the project was too important to decide on without a full vote […]

Republican justice left off ticket

  By JOHN BRANDI In a surprising turn of events, an incumbent town justice in Harrison has been kicked off the Republican ticket ahead of this year’s election, and remains in the dark as to why.  Incumbent Town Judge Nelson Canter, a registered Republican, didn’t acquire enough votes during the Republican Party’s nominating process to […]

Mamaroneck oddity listed to historic registry

By JAMES PERO For awhile it appeared as if the skinny house—a slender Mamaroneck home on Grant Street which stands just 10 feet wide—had a fat chance of survival. Now, however, after its recent registration as a national and state historic site, it could finally get the support it needs.  The three-story house, which was […]

Playland vote expected June 15

By CHRIS EBERHART The Westchester County Board of Legislators parks subcommittee was scheduled to vote on the Playland management agreement with the county and Standard Amusements during its June 10 meeting, but some legislators still had concerns that pushed the vote off.  However, Board of Legislators Chairman Mike Kaplowitz, a Yorktown Democrat, said he believes […]

Wayfinding plan to improve village parking

By MICHAEL SCIANDRA Legible, understandable traffic signs with directions to parking may soon become abundant in the Village of Mamaroneck. In light of issues with minimal parking options and confusing directions in the village’s Mamaroneck Avenue business district, the village board has finalized a contract of no more than $50,000 with MERJE Environments and Experiences […]

Animal rights group fights deer hunting

By CHRIS EBERHART A local animal defense group is looking to protect deer from hunters by threatening to take legal action against Rye, Mamaroneck, Westchester County and the state if they move ahead with a bow hunting or firearm hunting program in an effort to curtail the local deer population.  Last month, Delice Seligman, attorney […]

Column: A new era begins in Rye

We have now officially turned the page. Welcome new Rye City Manager Marcus Serrano. I am very happy to use my Council Corner piece this week to tell you a little about our new city manager. Mayor Sack introduced Marcus at the City Council meeting on Wednesday night so if you didn’t see it live […]