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New drainage district formed for flood woes

By PHIL NOBILE The development of a new drainage district in a small Purchase community is the first step toward bringing flood mitigation issues to an end as the process moves forward. Unanimously approved by the Town Council after a public hearing at its June 5 meeting, Harrison officials set plans in motion to create a […]

Save the Sound comes to Westchester

By Katie Hoos Efforts to save the Long Island Sound now have an expanded presence in Westchester. Save the Sound, a bi-state advocacy organization that works to protect and restore the entire Long Island Sound from Connecticut to New York, opened an office in the Village of Mamaroneck last month and hired a new director […]

Beer garden opens in Westchester

By KATIE HOOS Just a hop, skip and a jump from the train station platform, Port Chester commuters can unwind with a cold one from the station’s newly opened beer hall. Port Chester Hall, a restaurant, bar and beer garden located at the Port Chester Metro-North train station, celebrated its grand opening on Tuesday, June […]

Historical society gala makes waves

Guests at the annual Rye Historical Society Gala raised at least $90,000 for the group as they enjoyed food, drink and a silent auction on the shores of the Long Island Sound. Executive Director Sheri Jordan said as many as 350 people, mostly Rye residents, attended the “Come Sail Away” gala on Saturday, June 7. […]

Middle school students’ French scores honored

Eleven Rye eighth grade students received high marks on the 2014 National French Exam known as Le Grand Concours. The students placed in the top 10 nationally on the Level 1 exam and earned superior scores on the more challenging Level 3 exam, according to Rye City School District officials. “The Level 3 exam is […]

Police Blotter: Mamaroneck 6-13-2014

May 9 Village of Mamaroneck woman reported to police at 10:57 a.m. an unknown person entered her locked vehicle parked on North Barry Avenue and took her wallet with $20 cash and credit cards.   May 10 At 9:41 p.m., a caller reported a village code violation involving loud noise caused by a live band […]

Police Blotter: Harrison 6-13-2014

May 28 At around 10 a.m. on Westchester Avenue, a Harrison officer on seatbelt enforcement detail observed a driver traveling westbound without a belt on. A background check revealed the driver’s driving privileges were suspended in New York State for failure to answer multiple summonses to the Town of Harrison. He was transported to headquarters […]

Police Blotter: Eastchester

May 3 Around 3 a.m., a 21-year-old Bronx man was pulled over on White Plains Road for running a red light when the officer smelled a strong odor of alcohol. The defendant refused a breathalyzer test and allegedly became combative after the officer attempted to arrest him. The suspect didn’t comply until he was threatened […]

Column: A councilman’s lessons learned

I have learned a great deal in the short time I have served on the City Council. While my colleagues and I have tackled meaty issues in this short period such as Rye Playland, the affordable housing project on Theodore Fremd, the graveling of the parkette on Central Avenue, Whitby castle, the police contract and […]