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What’s Going on in Rye 2-6-2015

Wainwright House  “A consumer’s guide to a green, energy efficient home” Judith Martin, founder and principal of Green Home Consulting, LLC, WH Board Trustee, along with guest speakers will educate you on how to live green during a five-week program. Week 3 – Feb. 13: Hot water heating and water purification. Week 4 – Feb. […]

Two choices left for village’s industrial study

By Alina Suriel The search for a guide for preliminary development plans of the industrial area is narrowing, with only two options still on the table. A Request for Proposals issued by the village, which closed on Dec. 4, received seven responses from various consulting and urban design firms. Four of them were chosen for […]

Hearings begin on Platinum Mile project

By Alina Suriel Purchase residents spoke out in the first public hearing of a proposed residential building which may serve as a big step in reinvigorating the Platinum Mile along I-287. Homeowners and neighborhood groups of nearby communities had varying concerns with respect to the massive project, which will see a six-story, 421-unit apartment complex […]

Library set for renovations

By MARISSA PENN In downtown New Rochelle, the library is getting ready for a much needed facelift, with renovations already underway.   The improvements are being funded by a $60,000 construction grant from New York State and a $65,000 match from the New Rochelle Public Library Foundation. According to Tom Geoffino, the library director of […]

Voters approve flood project, nix turf field

By JOHN BRANDI Residents were split on two ballot propositions before them during a Jan. 22 vote in Bronxville, green-lighting a much-needed flood mitigation project at the school, but leaving students there with no new field for at least another school year.  Voters approved the borrowing of $900,000 to go toward the Midland Valley Drainage […]

Cuomo proposes student loan relief

By MARISSA PENN        On Jan. 18, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a student loan forgiveness program that, if approved, will ease the debt burden of thousands of college graduates from New York State colleges.  Under the proposal, the state would cover two years of loan payments for graduates of public universities who make […]

Bronxville home to Haagen-Dazs rebirth

By JOHN BRANDI Locals craving something sweet in the village will be treated twice, as Bronxville’s longtime Haagen-Dazs franchise on the corner of Kraft Avenue and Park Place was exclusively selected for a remodeling with the design now being mimicked across the country.  The ice cream shop, which has been a neighborhood staple for 30 […]

Column: Curb the spread of flu in your home

During the cold season, the flu is undesirable. Help curb the spread of sickness in your home by targeting your most touched surfaces.  Door knobs and locks Every time you enter or exit your home or any individual room, chances are that you’re touching a door knob and/or turning a lock. Any surface that you’re […]

Column: Squeaky wheels

The past few months, the City Council heard an increasing number of complaints about rock chipping. The primary source of the complaints was from neighbors of a construction site on Highland Road where rock chipping began more than seven months ago and stopped only days ago. The chipping did not stop because the developer completed […]

Letter: Leave the politics out of abortion

To the Editor, As Americans celebrate and reflect on the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling 42 years ago, I urge Congress and state legislators to listen to doctors and medical experts who know that legal abortion is safe, and that politicians should not interfere in personal medical decisions. Despite the fact that abortion is one […]