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Veterans, officials: Never forget

The gathering of veterans may get smaller as each year passes, but the message remains the same: honor those that are still here. On Tuesday, Nov. 11, a handful of veterans from Eastchester’s American Legion gathered in Parkway Oval Park to commemorate those lost and celebrate camaraderie between those still alive. “America the Beautiful” boomed […]

Tentative budget under cap

By Alina Suriel The Town of Harrison is under the state tax cap for the fourth year in a row, based on the tentative 2015 budget that was presented to the Town Council on Nov. 6. According to Town Comptroller Maureen Mackenzie, Harrison has consistently been under the property tax cap since it was instituted […]

Suspects arrested in bank heist

Eastchester police arrested and charged two individuals in connection with a robbery on Thursday, Nov. 6, at Country Bank in Eastchester, just steps from Scarsdale Village. At approximately 1 p.m., the suspects handed a teller at Country Bank a note, grabbed $1,092 and fled the scene, according to Eastchester Police Lt. Robert Jensen. The suspects […]

Harrison woman killed in crash remembered

By Laura Romero and Alina Suriel The Harrison community is rallying around one of its residents who was killed in a car accident and her husband seriously injured when an off-duty White Plains firefighter hit their car while driving the wrong way down Lexington Avenue in White Plains last Monday the morning of Nov. 3. […]

Rye Neck policies may deter immigrants

By MARISSA PENN Seven local school districts, including Rye Neck, may be preventing immigrant children from enrolling at school by requiring them to produce birth certificates or social security numbers, thereby divulging their immigrant status, according to the New York Civil Liberties Union.  The seven school districts in Westchester County are among 85 school districts […]

Rye thanks vets for 95th year

By JACKSON CHEN For the 95th year, residents of Rye joined America Legion Post 128 on the Village Green to express their gratitude and appreciation for veterans during a solemn memorial ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 11. For Veteran’s Day, Rye Post Commander Tom Saunders welcomed neighbors and elected officials to join the legion for a […]

Town honors vets, patriots

Displays of patriotism were visible in Harrison on Tuesday, as the town held its annual ceremony for Veterans Day. On Nov. 11, town officials, veterans and residents gathered in West Harrison for a parade to honor those lost in battle on behalf of this country’s freedoms, as well as though still alive today.     […]

Catholic churches to merge, close

By MARISSA PENN Catholic churches can no longer afford to keep their doors open and parishes alive, according to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, which announced tentative plans to merge some 50 churches throughout the state last week.  From the Bronx to the Catskills, there was widespread heartache when thousands of Catholics across […]

Washingtonville area gets makeover

Volunteers and local residents met on Saturday, Oct. 18, to clean up the side lot of the old Elk’s lodge at 46 Madison Ave. The building has been empty since the club went bankrupt prior to the 2007 floods which left the structure under several feet of water and ultimately saw the infrastructure destroyed. Former […]

Rotating vendors join Rye Farmers Market

By NICOLE REED Happy autumn from Rye’s Down to Earth Farmers Market. First and foremost, I’d like to share big news: By popular demand, the market has been extended by two weeks. It will now run every Sunday, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., through Dec. 21, 2014. You’ll find the market—rain, shine, or snowflakes—in […]