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Quarry case headed to trial

By PHIL NOBILE Although quiet has fallen upon a controversial quarry in West Harrison thanks to numerous stop work orders and violations, Harrison Town Court was anything but as a judge told the quarry’s president the matter must face trial come September. Aggravated by a series of delays and absences, presiding Judge Marc Lust reprimanded […]

Pease named top cop

By LIZ BUTTON Interim City Manager Frank Culross has brought back former Rye Police Commissioner Bill Pease to return to the role, replacing Lt. Robert Falk. Culross announced Monday that effective June 23, Pease will leave retirement to take on the role of Rye’s “transitional police commissioner.” So far, Culross has not specified a probable […]

Council hears waterfront proposals

By KATIE HOOS Waterfront development is on the horizon. On Tuesday, June 10, the New Rochelle City Council viewed presentations from four groups competing for the opportunity to develop the city’s Long Island Sound waterfront. The four eligible competitors that submitted proposals include Archi-Tectonics, CDR Studio, Re-imagine New Rochelle—the top three finalists from last year’s […]

City seeks master developer

By KATIE HOOS The heart of the Queen City of the Sound could soon be  revitalized. On May 30, New Rochelle announced its request for qualifications, or RFQ, seeking a master developer interested in designing and constructing large-scale, mixed-use developments for two key clusters in the city’s downtown area. The clusters are centered on the […]

Molly Spillane’s permit renewal causes community stir

By PHIIL NOBILE Banding together to battle against a popular local bar and restaurant, some village residents have taken steps to stop Molly Spillane’s from getting a permit renewed in order to operate its business. The restaurant, located in the heart of the village’s commercial district on the corner of Mamaroneck and Prospect avenues, is […]

City hires consultant for affordable housing project

By LIZ BUTTON The City Council decided it needs an unbiased set of eyes to review environmental data for 150 North St., where county officials are ready to move forward with a senior affordable housing project.  The county-owned property—which is surrounded by two operational gas stations, one former gas station, a Con Edison facility, Metro-North […]

New Bronxville treasurer appointed

By LIZ BUTTON Lori Voss will join the Village of Bronxville as its new treasurer and collector of taxes this month, replacing Robert Fels, who retired in April. The Board of Trustees unanimously approved Republican Mayor Mary Marvin’s appointment of Voss, who is currently deputy treasurer for the Village of Mamaroneck, at the board’s May […]

Dissolution standstill over law interpretation

By PHIL NOBILE According to New York State law, villages must exist within towns. Or do they? State Assemblyman Steve Otis, a Rye Democrat, recently said dissolving Rye Town is simpler than previously believed because, as he now reads state law, villages may not have to exist within the borders of town. This has always […]

Leaf blower law re-examined

The Village of Mamaroneck discussed amending its seasonal leaf blower ban in such a way to allow property owners to be able to use the machines year-round. Trustees discussed the possible amendment at their June 9 meeting, which would replace the noisy, gas-powered leaf blowers with environmentally friendly electronic machines. The new law will allow […]

Halstead project gets variances

By PHIL NOBILE Continuing to make its way through the Harrison building process, a proposed project that would construct an apartment complex on Halstead Avenue received its variances from the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals at it last meeting. Sitting in a residential neighborhood, the project calls for a five-story, 36-unit apartment building at 550 […]