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Dissolution standstill over law interpretation

By PHIL NOBILE According to New York State law, villages must exist within towns. Or do they? State Assemblyman Steve Otis, a Rye Democrat, recently said dissolving Rye Town is simpler than previously believed because, as he now reads state law, villages may not have to exist within the borders of town. This has always […]

Leaf blower law re-examined

The Village of Mamaroneck discussed amending its seasonal leaf blower ban in such a way to allow property owners to be able to use the machines year-round. Trustees discussed the possible amendment at their June 9 meeting, which would replace the noisy, gas-powered leaf blowers with environmentally friendly electronic machines. The new law will allow […]

Halstead project gets variances

By PHIL NOBILE Continuing to make its way through the Harrison building process, a proposed project that would construct an apartment complex on Halstead Avenue received its variances from the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals at it last meeting. Sitting in a residential neighborhood, the project calls for a five-story, 36-unit apartment building at 550 […]

Eastchester library gets state funds

By Liz Button The Eastchester Public Library has been awarded the $6,714 state grant it put in for last year to replace 39 fluorescent fixtures with LED energy-efficient light fixtures and install new ceiling tile as part of a series of children’s room renovations completed earlier this year. The reimbursement comes from the state’s $14 […]

Falafel stand attracts attention at farmers markets

BY KATIE HOOS When walking down the aisles of one of the county’s farmers markets, one might expect to see the usual summer produce: bright berries, ripe tomatoes, local eggs and fresh herbs. But one unique vendor, Taiim Falafel Shack, is rapidly growing a local fan base and changing the way Westchester residents traditionally envision […]

Palomino restaurant: A Larchmont favorite

Few chefs can boast a different eatery for each day of the week, but Palomino Restaurant in Larchmont is just one of Colombian-born Rafael Palomino’s seven restaurants throughout the northeast. It is hard to imagine juggling a couple of popular eateries—let alone seven—while simultaneously running a consulting company and a catering company as well, but […]

Column: May the funny one win?

I’ve always gotten by being the funny one. It was late in elementary school when I realized it wasn’t going to be my looks or my athletic prowess—and certainly not my dire lack of both—that was going to carry the day for me, if in fact I was ever going to win any days. It […]

Huguenots look to 2015

By VIDAL SERFATY New Rochelle’s 2014 season came to a premature close on May 23 when they were upset by 15 seed Carmel 4-3. In a close-played game that saw the Rams take control with a game-winning double by sophomore Ryan Train in the sixth inning to put them ahead, the second seed Huguenots were […]

Pet Rescue 6-20-2014

Pharaoh is a great dog, about three years old and 70 lbs. We believe he is a great dane/greyhound mix. Pharoah likes his humans and plays well with some dogs, mostly female. He is strong on a leash but, with a little training, he can be a wonderful companion. He was turned in by his […]

What’s Going on in Eastchester 6-20-2014

Bronxville library events The children’s library summer reading kickoff Join us for summer reading kickoff on Tuesday, June 24, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. You and your children are invited to join the Bronxville Library’s summer reading program and attend the fun programs and events we are planning. This summer’s theme, Fizz, Boom, Read, […]