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Village GOP announces two

By PHIL NOBILE and JASON CHIREVAS Touting its candidates’ broad base of in-depth experience, the village Republican Party has selected its picks for two of the three seats on the Board of Trustees up for grabs this election season, but two other, higher-profile candidates were also considered. Michael Ianniello, a Republican and current chairman of […]

Rye Democrats endorse Republican nominees

By LIZ BUTTON Left with few options, Rye Democrats have cross-endorsed Richard Slack and Richard Mecca, the Republican nominees in November’s special City Council election. Democrats made the announcement on June 10, paving the way for Slack and Mecca to appear not only on the Republican and Conservative lines, but the Democratic line as well. […]

FiOS deal in the works

By PHIL NOBILE Providing a possible alternative when it comes to internet, television and telephone options, Verizon FiOS looks to bring its fiber-optic cable service to the Town of Harrison pending a scheduled public hearing. At its June 5 meeting, the Town Council scheduled a public hearing for June 19 to discuss bringing Verizon FiOS […]

Judge rejects teachers’ request

By LIZ BUTTON A federal court judge shot down two Rye elementary school teachers’ attempt to force the district to return them to their classrooms, dealing a blow to their $4 million lawsuit against Board of Education members. In her May 30 decision, Judge Cathy Seibel of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District […]

Auditorium, science lab timelines on schedule

By LIZ BUTTON Bronxville School’s new middle school science wing should be ready for the 2014-2015 school year, and projected completion of the school’s new auditorium is right on schedule for next winter, according to district officials. “The timeline for completion has not changed,” Assistant Superintendent for Business Dan Carlin said. The construction schedule for […]

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 […]