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Crestwood apartment project in progress

By MARISSA PENN and CHRIS EBERHART After years of litigation, a new loft-style, luxury apartment building is being constructed across from the Crestwood train station.  The development, located at 300-308 Columbus Ave., where a Getty Service Station was once located, is expected to be finished by June of 2015. It’s a mixed residential and commercial development […]

Immigration speech hits close to home

By Alina Suriel President Barack Obama is attempting to change the world in ways which could affect residents right here in Mamaroneck. In a move which could serve as a defining point in his presidency, the president made an announcement on Thursday, Nov. 20 concerning immigration policy which would temporarily ease the fear of deportation […]

Chief calls for more staffing

By Alina Suriel The Harrison Police Department and Department of Public Works are both in dire need of new hires for the coming year, according to presentations given by the heads of both divisions at a Nov. 13 budget workshop before the Town Council. Harrison police are in need of more officers to keep up […]

Slow, steady progress in theater development

By Alina Suriel Progress is slow on the reconstruction of the old movie theater into a proposed six-story, 42-unit mixed-use complex on Harrison Avenue, with its impact on the town being considered from all angles. The head of the project, John Verni of Verco Properties, LLC, in Mamaroneck, appeared before the Harrison Planning Board at […]

Pet adoptions up for holidays

By MARISSA PENN The winter is generally the busiest time of the year for animal shelters with pet adoptions peaking during the annual holiday season. However, some animal shelters discourage doing so since oftentimes it only leads to eventual returns. According to one humane society, pet adoptions are up as much as 20 percent between […]

Westchester launches crime tips program

By MARISSA PENN With times changing and text messaging becoming the norm over traditional phone calls, Westchester County law enforcement officials have launched a new smartphone-based web application program, which allows people to text message police officers anonymously. The program, tip411, was launched on Nov. 13 throughout Westchester County. The app allows anyone with a […]

Farmers market to join in holiday festivities

By Nicole Reed Happy Thanksgiving from Down to Earth Markets, the crew behind the Rye Farmers Market. We’d like to thank everyone who comes out to shop with the market’s local farmers and food makers all season long. We also wish to express our gratitude to the Rye Chamber of Commerce, the market sponsor.  This […]

Column: Looking forward to Dec. 6

Until this fall, Rye High school students would be surprised when working in one of the old science labs. If the experiment called for water, the student would turn on one faucet at the lab table, only to have the water spurt out of the other faucet. While that may well have been good for […]

Pet Rescue 11-28-2014

Autumn is a one-year old deep calico girl. She is not only beautiful but also very friendly and affectionate. Autumn can actually have whole conversations with you. She is very calm and well behaved. Autumn is spayed, in excellent health and up to date with all vaccinations. The adoption donation for Autumn is $80. To […]

Business Briefs 11-28-2014

Jocelyn Dillon joins Prudential Centennial Realty  Jocelyn Dillon has recently joined Prudential Centennial Realty as a licensed salesperson. The announcement was made by President/Principal RE Broker, Prudential Centennial Realty Mark Nadler. Dillon will be responsible for residential real estate sales in Southern Westchester. Dillon’s years in the business world shapes her approach to representing buyers […]