Author Archives: news

Senior living plans expand

By JOHN BRANDI A plan to redevelop West Harrison’s now defunct Lake Street Quarry, and the details behind the project, were officially presented to the public at the town’s April 28 Planning Board meeting.  The town board, at its April 16 meeting, passed the proposal along to the land use board  for it to consider […]

Plate reader proposal draws privacy concerns

By JACKSON CHEN The Village of Mamaroneck’s Board of Trustees is continuing to explore different options that attempt to solve the ongoing parking problems on Mamaroneck Avenue. One of the options up for discussion is automatic license plate readers, which track when and where a car is parked.  During its May 11 meeting, the village […]

County administration assures Playland employees safe

By CHRIS EBERHART For the full-time Westchester County employees who work at Playland, Standard Amusements’ looming takeover of the day-to-day management of the county-owned amusement park brought with it a sense of angst about job security.  If the workers, 29 in total, became employees of Standard Amusements, the management company selected by Westchester County Executive […]

Harrison loses a longtime legal mind, friend

By JOHN BRANDI Harrison has lost one of its own, a man who served in the town’s Law Department for nearly 30 years and under five mayors. Fred Castiglia died on April 22.  Castiglia, who was 76, will be remembered for his compassion and his work ethic, according to Harrison Mayor Ron Belmont. “He was […]

City Clerk Nodarse set to retire

By JACKSON CHEN After 17 years of service to the city through various roles, Rye City Clerk Dawn Nodarse said she plans to retire on June 18. The city clerk since March 2008, the soft-spoken Nodarse, 61, said she will be retiring because she wants to spend more time with her eight-month old grandson, Ben, […]

City Council traces its roots

In its annual homage to the city’s rich history of local government, the Rye City Council held the first half of its May 6 meeting in the iconic Square House on Purchase Street. The Square House, originally constructed in the late 1600s, was the original municipal hall when Rye was just a village in the […]

Council to revisit Old Post Road proposal soon

By JACKSON CHEN After three months of reviewing a rezoning proposal for the property at 120 Old Post Road, the Rye City Planning Commission will be giving its recommendations of the project back to the City Council.  The owner of the property, Old Post Road Associates, went in front of the City Council requesting a […]

New committee looks to add a little love

By JOHN BRANDI The grass just may be a little greener in Harrison, as a new committee is leading the charge in trying to improve public spaces in the community.   The iHeartHarrison Committee was created back in March when a group of mostly stay at home moms felt there wasn’t a similar type of […]

Three candidates uncontested for Bronxville BOE

By JOHN BRANDI The Committee for the Non-Partisan Nomination and Election of School Trustees has nominated three candidates for the Bronxville Board of Education ahead of the election on Tuesday, May 19.  With three open seats, only one incumbent is seeking re-election to the school board. The other incumbents whose terms are set to expire, […]

Housing monitor: County not in compliance

By CHRIS EBERHART Westchester County is not in compliance with the affordable housing benchmarks agreed to in the 2009 affordable housing settlement and could be subject to fines and forced to build additional affordable housing units, according to a report completed by the housing monitor tasked with overseeing implementation of the settlement.  But Westchester County […]