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Double murder-suicide stuns Westchester

By JOHN BRANDI A retired White Plains police officer shot dead his two, teenage daughters and then himself, in his Harrison home last weekend, in a shocking incident that authorities are still trying to piece together.  The news has since sent ripples through the Harrison community with Police Chief Anthony Marraccini calling the incident “not […]

Former auxiliary cop impersonates officer

By MARISSA PENN On Thursday, Feb. 19, John “Jack” Holmes pled guilty to a charge of criminal impersonation, pretending to have the authority of a police officer, which was knocked down to a charge of disorderly conduct, and to a charge of having improper equipment in his vehicle.  Holmes, 53, an ex-auxiliary police officer for […]

Mirage diner demolished

The air was a bit sentimental on North Avenue last week as the Mirage Diner was razed to make way for an Iona College dormitory. Nick Triantafillou, the owner of the diner, had approached Iona about selling off the eatery and adjoining parking lot during the summer of 2013. The agreement wasn’t announced officially until […]

Bomb threat leads to Hommocks school evacuation

By Alina Suriel Hommocks Middle School faced a terrifying case of deja vu on Monday, after police responded to a second potential bomb threat in just a two week span. Administrators in the school called the Mamaroneck Town Police Department on Monday morning at 10.39 a.m., after finding faintly scrawled graffiti in the girl’s bathroom […]

Bronxville incumbents unopposed

    By JOHN BRANDI In a seemingly safe place to be a Republican, one previously appointed Bronxville trustee candidate has rejected an offer to run on the Republican line.  Trustee Randolph Mayer, a registered independent, is seeking his first full two-year term on the Board of Trustees. He was chosen last month to fill […]

Boston Post Road townhouses planned

By Alina Suriel Amidst the implementation of various re-zoning initiatives aimed at increasing development in other areas of the Village of Mamaroneck, a unit with seven attached townhouses is set to be built in a vacant lot on West Boston Post Road. The lot, located at 532 W. Boston Post Road, has been vacant since […]

Town opts into statewide efficiency program

By Alina Suriel Possible tax rebates are now giving Harrison officials even more incentive to stay under the property tax cap. The Harrison town board has decided to take part in a program which will see eligible residents receiving an additional refund in 2016 if the town stays under the state-mandated property tax levy cap […]

Statewide push for pension forfeiture

By JOHN BRANDI When former Speaker of the Assembly Sheldon Silver was forced to resign last month in the face of corruption charges, lawmakers rushed to push for ethical reform through the state Legislature.  Silver, a Manhattan Democrat, faces federal corruption charges brought on by the U.S. District Attorney Preet Bharara and the FBI. Silver […]

Forum talks state evals

By Alina Suriel Local state legislators met with school board members, parents and teachers in Harrison on Monday to answer questions about how to fight back against state-mandated educational policies and continually decreasing school funding. The Harrison Central School District hosted a forum at its high school in which Harrison residents and members of surrounding […]

Bronxville to get more LED lights

    By MARISSA PENN After installing LED lighting in about 60 percent of its downtown over the last few years, the Village of Bronxville is moving forward with plans to replace even more  bulbs in its business district and on its residential streets with LEDs.  The project, which is part of Bronxville’s 2015-2016 fiscal […]