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What’s Going On in New Rochelle 9-5-2014

New Rochelle Public Library events Live theater performances Each month, the library presents a number of live public performances in its Ossie Davis Theater, an intimate, 138-seat venue. Drawing from the outstanding artists living and working in the New York Metropolitan area and the local community of New Rochelle, these performances include concerts of classical, […]

Project Homerun altered again

By PHIL NOBILE The Town of Harrison’s long contested plans to turn an empty wetland into fields and a park were scaled back even further from original plans to make a baseball field and gazebo, with town officials changing project plans almost yearly. The most recent change comes in the form of deciding to not […]

Busing battle lawsuit dropped

By PHIL NOBILE The ongoing battle surrounding busing for some local nonpublic schools has come to a temporary close as the grassroots group suing Mamaroneck Union Free School District officials dropped its legal complaint. Fairness for All Kids, made up of Mamaroneck and Larchmont parents and community members, withdrew its lawsuit against Mamaroneck Superintendent Dr. […]

Project Homerun plan altered again

By PHIL NOBILE The Town of Harrison’s long contested plans to turn an empty wetland into fields and a park were scaled back even further from original plans to make a baseball field and gazebo, with town officials changing project plans almost yearly. The most recent change comes in the form of deciding to not […]

Disbarred West Harrison attorney indicted

    By PHIL NOBILE A disbarred West Harrison attorney and a Glen Rock, N.J., man were indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly defrauding 15 victims of $3.4 million after years of operating multiple fraudulent schemes. Pasquale Stiso, 52, of West Harrison and Paul Mancuso, 46, of Glen Rock were formally indicted after […]

Morgado murder trial date set

  By PHIL NOBILE Mamaroneck mother Manuela Maria Morgado will stand trial in Westchester County Supreme Court nearly two years after allegedly murdering her four-year-old son while in the midst of a contested custody battle. Morgado, who pleaded not guilty to second degree murder charges for the September 2012 death of her son, Jason “Jake” […]

Mamaroneck Towers rehab approved

By JOHN BRANDI Two proposals to have the county finance renovation projects for affordable senior housing complexes were approved by the Westchester County Industrial Development Agency at its meeting on Thursday, Aug. 14. Wilder Balter Partners, Inc., an Elmsford-based developer, was interested in increasing the efficiency of Mamaroneck Towers, and Scarsdale-based Mountco Real Estate Development […]

Sportime seeks to spur enrollment

    By JOHN BRANDI Harbor Island Park’s multi-sport facility is in need of new faces as it struggles with low enrollment and a loss of revenue. Sportime Harbor Island has seen a decrease in general enrollment by 25 to 30 percent, according to Eric Fromm, the club’s managing director. As a result, Village Manager […]

Longford’s may be the sweetest spot in Rye

Things got a little sweeter for Rye in 1995. With a second location in Old Greenwich, Conn., Longford’s Own-Made Ice Cream quickly became a family favorite and has remained such for decades. With 36 flavors in rotation at a given time—like the perennially popular peppermint stick, mud pie and coffee fudge—Longford’s has produced ice cream […]

High tea for dementia residents offers hope

  By RICH MONETTI Families very often make the decision to uproot their loved ones for a nursing home with the intention of being frequent visitors. Unfortunately, circumstances can change, pulling them away and leaving seniors living a very lonely existence. In the void, volunteers become an essential lifeline to residents, according to Amy Lionheart […]