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Parade helped by gorgeous weather

Early in the morning on a sunny Saturday, May 30, the extensive parade line-up began forming at the Mamaroneck Avenue School for the Village of Mamaroneck’s Memorial Day Parade. Once the clock struck 10 a.m., the marching crowd of village officials and residents made their way down Mamaroneck Avenue. Bystanders watched as local officials like […]

Playland concerns addressed in committee

By CHRIS EBERHART The nearly two-month review of the county executive’s Playland management agreement with Standard Amusements by the Westchester County Board of Legislators has been chiseled down to a memorandum of understanding—a written agreement—that answers the major questions raised during the review process. Included in the written agreement will be the promise the county […]

Rye Town Park dog policy reviewed, enforcement increased

By Sibylla Chipaziwa Since January, the City of Rye has allowed dogs that have been licensed and proven to be healthy and current with all their shots to be off leash in Rye Town Park daily from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.  The specified “dog area” borders the duck pond in the middle of the […]

Mixed-use building gets green light

By JOHN BRANDI A pre-existing building on Eastchester’s main thoroughfare is set to be remodeled, as the town’s Planning Board, at its May 28 meeting, gave its final approval to the proposed site plan.  The 233 Main St., building, which is significantly set back from the street, is currently a two-story, landlocked space with an […]

Harrison hero awarded for bravery

By JOHN BRANDI From an early age, John Varmon Jr. heard the call to serve by the flashing and blaring sounds of fire engines as they would whip by him.  The fascinated kid who would grow up to be a hero often urged his mother to follow in high pursuit. “In relation to being a […]

4 more Boy Scouts reach Eagle

By CHRIS EBERHART The success of Eastchester Boy Scout Troop 353 continued on May 30 when four more Boy Scouts from the troop reached Eagle, the highest honor in the scouts, during the Court of Honor Ceremony.  Since 2013-2014, 10 of 70 scouts in the Eastchester troop—approximately 14 percent—have become Eagle Scouts. In comparison, only […]

Column: Your future . . . in the stars

  Throughout history there have been a group of people who believe that the stars and planets could predict their future, (although with Pluto gone I would question the accuracy). However, the stars that I’m referring to are not in the sky, even on a “Starry Night.” These are the stars presented to you on […]

Letter: Mayor, City Council wrong again

    To the Editor, The planned willful destruction of the New Rochelle Rowing Club is another blunder in the long list of misdirected choices of the City of New Rochelle. The rowing club building is structurally sound enough to outlast any of us. Not to mention the historical value. New Rochelle High School Nationals; […]

Letter: A walk in the park

    To the Editor,  Rye Town Park is located in the City of Rye and serves neighboring communities. It is a beautiful park and beach with eateries. It is a nice place to swim, sunbath, picnic or relax. In order to increase revenue, eligible communities should require people to obtain a permit at a nominal […]

Letter: Republicans question Natchez comments

    To the Editor,  With regard to staff writer Jackson Chen’s article entitled “Natchez to run for mayor,” we the undersigned Village of Mamaroneck Republican Party district leaders, strongly doubt the veracity of Daniel Natchez’s statement that he “received support about a potential November run from both Republican and Democratic district leaders.” We reaffirm […]