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Rye-ACT receives $75K for drug coalition

By Sarah Varney The drug and alcohol prevention umbrella organization Rye-Action for Children and Teens Community Coalition, Rye-ACT, has been awarded a one-year $75,000 federal grant to move from startup to independence. The organization is comprised of representatives from a dozen groups currently active in preventing drug and alcohol use among children. Representatives from organizations […]

Applicant withdraws zoning change

By JOHN BRANDI The voices against rezoning the Professional Business district have grown louder, including the original applicant himself.  John Voestch had previously petitioned the town board to consider a zone change amendment to the Professional Business district, from the intersection of Calvert Street and Harrison Avenue to Batavia Place, to allow for an all-residential […]

A new identity for the Hispanic Resource Center

By JACKSON CHEN The Village of Mamaroneck’s Hispanic Resource Center has taken on a new and improved identity to better serve an expanding community.  After the grand opening ceremony on Sept. 16 outside its new offices at 134 Center Ave., the newly-named Community Resource Center was welcomed into the village by several local and state […]

Letter: Parker’s charging station legislation flawed

  To the Editor, On Sept. 9, Catherine Parker convened a hearing on her proposed legislation to dedicate 10 percent of parking spaces to electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at new or renovated parking lots owned or financed by Westchester County. But before the Board of Legislators conspires with the New York Power Authority to […]

After decades in Rye, an abrupt goodbye

By JACKSON CHEN After running a newsstand for nearly 40 years, a couple has closed up shop at the City of Rye’s Metro-North station. Following the termination process more than a month ago, Frank Palmeri of Palmeri Newsstand said representatives from Metro-North or Greystone Management—the company that manages the Metro-North tenants and properties—urged Palmeri and […]

Fried wins primary; Rackman not done

By CHRIS EBERHART Polls closed at 9 p.m. on Sept. 10.  By 9:10 p.m., Liz Fried’s camp said they were confident they won the New Rochelle Democratic primary for the District 6 seat on the City Council against incumbent Councilwoman Shari Rackman. Fried, 62, ultimately won by a 67-percent margin, with an unofficial vote tally […]

Eastchester preserves memory of 9/11 victims

Eastchester’s 9/11 ceremony wasn’t lengthy but it was powerful. Before the ceremony began, police officers lowered the flag outside of Town Hall to half mast. Nine candles flickered on the mantle above the fireplace in the lobby, each one representing an Eastchester resident who was lost in the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Their […]

Remembering duty, devotion and sacrifice

By JACKSON CHEN Squad cars, firetrucks and ambulances lined both sides of Myrtle Boulevard in the Town of Mamaroneck. Shaded by the trees in Memorial Park, dozens of first responders stood at attention while Town Supervisor Nancy Seligson welcomed the crowd to the tri-municipal 9/11 memorial ceremony on Friday, Sept. 11. In front of the […]