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Village holds first demonstration day

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, the Village of Mamaroneck Fire Department held its first Fire Department Day in Harbor Island Park. The department held the event to display to the surrounding community what in fact, they do. The fire department is the only 100 percent volunteer department in the lower Hudson Valley and looks for […]

Police search for serial bank robber

On Sept. 25, shortly after 3 p.m., a suspect attempted to rob Webster Bank on Purchase Street but was unsuccessful after a dye pack exploded while he was fleeing the scene, according to Rye police. The suspect, identified as a black male with long dreadlocks and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt made it only steps […]

Meeting order change passes

By JACKSON CHEN Residents were outraged when the Village of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees voted 3 to 2 to formally push the public comment section of meetings from the first item on the agenda down to the fifth. At that same Sept. 22 board meeting, many in attendance clashed with board members claiming this was […]

Board approves bilingual announcements

By Alina Suriel The Village of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees recently passed a policy resolution that will require the village to translate all official public announcements and notices to Spanish. The resolution states emergency announcements and announcements about village events such as parades and block parties would be translated, and announcements in Spanish would be […]

Court clerk seeks security grant

By JOHN BRANDI The Harrison Town Council has unanimously approved a request by the court clerk to apply for a security grant to upgrade the 1 Heineman Place court facility.  Court Clerk Jacqueline Ricciardi said the paperwork for a $30,000 grant, which must be submitted by the end of October, will go to the Justice […]

It’s called Rye Playland for a reason

By Joe Sack As Westchester County has effectively paused its Rye Playland plans until after the election season, it’s important not to confuse the lull in the action with the notion that the storm has blown over. The City of Rye should be proud of the fact that residents and local officials alike stood up […]

Molly Spillane’s to appeal ZBA decision

By JACKSON CHEN Following the Village of Mamaroneck’s zoning board granting Molly Spillane’s a renewal of its special permit on a conditional basis, restaurant owner Mike Hynes is now looking to appeal it for what he believes is an unfair decision. “I’m asking for a fair shake,” said Hynes. “If I break the law, show […]

Anne Hutch named Green Ribbon School

By JOHN BRANDI Anne Hutchinson Elementary was recently recognized as the only school in the state to receive a Green Ribbon from the U.S. Department of Education for the 2013-2014 award season.  The Green Ribbon takes into consideration how the school is promoting sustainability and environmental teaching. The review process is a three step determination. […]

Meredith’s Bread: They get gluten-free

By Nicole Reed It’s likely that right now, in an unmarked building on a quiet road approaching Kingston, N.Y., the crew at Meredith’s Bread is baking for Rye’s Down to Earth Farmers Market. Led by husband and wife, Bob and Lynn Allen, and their daughter Amanda, they get started in the hours before dawn, and […]