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What’s Going On in Harrison 7-11-2014

“Art Stories” The Harrison Council for the Arts presents “Art Stories” paintings by Alla Goldburt at the Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Ave. on view June 30 to Aug. 1. “Art Stories” is presented in two contrasting media, ink and oil, and explores images in the dreamlike state of one’s imagination. The viewer is invited […]

What’s Going On in Rye 7-11-2014

Rye Arts Center events STEM + Arts classes Full STEAM ahead with creativity and innovation at The Rye Arts Center. Check out the full array of STEM+Arts creative programs at the RAC this summer. In addition to the below, we also offer music lessons, drawing, photography, and more. Call 967-0700 for more information, or check […]

What’s Going On in Mamaroneck 7-11-2014

Mamaroneck Public Library events Required reads roundtable For Hommocks, Rye Neck Middle School, Mamaroneck High School and Rye Neck High School students. Meets at 4:30 p.m. in the Mamaroneck Teen Library on Thursdays July 24 and Aug. 7, and on Tuesdays July 15, July 29 and Aug. 12. Stop into one of the new teen […]

School board president resigns role

By KATIE HOOS Longtime New Rochelle Board of Education member David Lacher, 61, has relinquished his seat as board president, a role he took over for the second time in 2013. On Tuesday, June 24, Lacher concluded the board’s meeting with a statement about his decision to resign as board president, effective immediately. Lacher, who […]

Village building inspector suspended indefinitely

By PHIL NOBILE Instability issues and inspector roulette continues to pervade the Village of Mamaroneck Building Department as Building Inspector Bill Gerety has been suspended indefinitely without pay and without public explanation after a year on the job. Gerety, who was hired in April 2013, is the latest casualty in a department that has lacked […]

Verizon Fios available soon

By PHIL NOBILE In a move met with boisterous applause and approval from members of the community, Harrison officials passed an agreement to bring Verizon’s fiber optic cable services to the majority of the town, ushering in competition amongst cable options for the first time in Harrison history. The measure, approved unanimously by the five […]

Some stores bagging plastic ban

By ALINA SURIEL Rye businesses that appeared to be noncompliant with the city’s 2011 ban on disposable plastic shopping bags are feeling the backlash from local residents and environmental advocates. The Learning Express, a toy store on Purchase Street, has suffered complaints about the store’s use of plastic bags, but owner Jimmy Myers is quick […]

Stricter development law passes

By PHIL NOBILE Citing protection of the village’s historic appearance and character as the rationale, the Village of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees enacted a law altering development guidelines in the village’s central business district, making it tougher to develop downtown than ever before. But some village residents question the true intent of the law, and […]

Landlord registry proposal shot down

By PHIL NOBILE Without much progress or debate since it was initially proposed in April, a law requiring the majority of rental property owners to register emergency contact information with Harrison was tabled after vehement disapproval from some Town Council members. After more than two months without any new discussion, the landlord registry law was […]

Aging water and sewage pipes an issue

By NINA RECIO CUDDY “The pipes affect our lives in every way possible.” With those words, Mamaroneck Town Supervisor Nancy Seligson commenced the Local Summit’s June 17 breakfast program, “Our Pipes: What Lurks Below,” an examination of the problems the Sound Shore communities face as they seek to maintain and repair their aging underground infrastructure. […]