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Town OKs $5M cap budget

By PHIL NOBILE After months of deciding which projects to fund in the upcoming year, town board members approved more than $5 million in capital budgets across Harrison’s numerous departments. With budgets from the Department of Public Works, police department and the local libraries up for consideration, the all-Republican Town Council, led by Mayor Ron […]

Streetscape blocked by construction

BY KATIE HOOS Con Edison work to repair gas lines will simultaneously occur alongside the Palmer Avenue Streetscape construction, throwing a wrench in the original project plans. With work initially slated to begin July 7 along the west side of Palmer Avenue from Depot Way to the north side of Chatsworth Avenue as far as […]

Book commemorating Eastchester’s 350th on the way

By PATTY DOHRENWEND In the lifetime of most Eastchester residents, this year will be the only opportunity to purchase the first-ever well-researched and richly illustrated hardcover book that focuses specifically on the town’s rich history. Orders for “Out of the Wilderness: The Emergence of Eastchester, Tuckahoe and Bronxville, N.Y., 1664–2014” can be placed easily online […]

Dillon to take on Latimer for Senate seat

By KATIE HOOS Republican candidate Joseph Dillon will face off against Democratic incumbent George Latimer for the District 37 seat in a New York State Senate race this November. On July 18, the Westchester Republican Committee officially announced its candidate to challenge Latimer, who is rounding out his first two-year term in the Senate, after […]

Diner and coffee shop opens in north end

At the new Rochelle Diner & Coffee Shop, you can eat your breakfast or have it delivered to you. The restaurant, located in the city’s Wykagyl neighborhood at 8 Quaker Ridge Road, is open for business and celebrated its grand opening on July 17. It is replacing the iconic Donut World, which was in business […]

West Nile Virus found in New York City

By CONOR McKOY and TAYLOR KHAN The West Nile Virus has crept to the edges of Westchester once again this year. According to the Westchester County Department of Health, mosquitoes in New York City have tested positive for West Nile this year. New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reported nine of their […]

Make Mambo 64 your second home

Born into a family passionate about all things culinary, Arlen Gargagliano was raised believing “food is love.” Many travels overseas to Spanish-speaking countries expanded her palate and inspired her 20-year career as an ESL—English as a second language—teacher. In recent years, Gargagliano has transitioned into teaching cooking and writing. The published cookbook author has always […]

Karl Family Farms gets Down to Earth

By NICOLE REED Rye’s Down to Earth Farmers Market is a weekly gathering every Sunday of farmers and food makers from the New York area. It’s a straightforward idea to bring vendors together to sell directly to shoppers, yet a vital activity runs through the market’s simple structure; we’re supporting small, local food businesses. Tent […]

Column: Let’s do a better job on pedestrian safety in Rye

Roadway fatalities have been steadily declining in the U.S. over the past several decades. That reduction is largely due to safety improvements in automobiles like electronic stability control, better air bag systems and more crashworthy vehicle structures, as well as improvements in roadway design. One of the few areas in the realm of traffic safety […]

Letter: There’s more to Playland than sound bites

To the Editor, The Rye City Review article on 2014 Playland Amusement Park attendance improvement references the Westchester County issued 2005 Playland Park attendance of one million visitors versus 2013 attendance of 400,000 visitors. In 2005, Playland’s unaudited attendance census of one million visitors was a formula of total cars entering parking lots factoring four […]