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Walter’s takes to the streets

By JAMES PERO Walter’s Hot Dogs may be nearly a century old, but that doesn’t mean the local Mamaroneck establishment is out of ideas just yet.  In fact, Gene-Christian Baca and his sister Katharine Warrington Woodward, head of business development and head of public relations, respectively, in addition to a large cast of family members, […]

Column: Some final answers before the budget vote

    Next Tuesday, May 19, the citizens of Rye will vote on the proposed 2015-2016 school budget. This budget maintains the excellent school system we value here in Rye. Over the last several years, the Rye City Board of Education and administration have instituted many cost saving measures: eliminating 61.9 full-time equivalent positions, capturing […]

Letter: Years of neglect is MBYC problem

    To the Editor, I am writing in reference to Jackson Chen’s recent article on the sale of Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club, “MBYC on the market,” and must say that I read Ms. Rosenshein’s comments about her club with a mix of bewilderment, amusement and sadness. Firstly, she mentions that “all we want to […]

Letter: Barry Avenue signs are mean-spirited

    To the Editor, Some years ago, Mr. Bernard Rosenshein’s vision of “seasonal residences” on South Barry Avenue was approved by the Mamaroneck Village Board. Not “condos.” The destructive and mean-spirited litigious nature of some residents has hampered the ability for improvements to the 63-year-old Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club proposed by its current […]

Letter: Take the time to vote for the school budget

To the Editor, We are the parents of three elementary school age girls. Like most Rye families, we live a very full and active life, fun but chaotic. There never seems to be enough time in the day. The hours between school drop-off and pickup pass in an instant. As parents, we may complain about the tedious parts […]

Letter: School budget doesn’t need to override cap

    To the Editor, Why should Rye pay more and get less? 90 percent of all New York State schools are capable of meeting their budget cap. There are some terrific school districts with tighter budgets that deliver exceptional scores while respecting all taxpayers. Isn’t it a shame that the Rye Board of Education […]

Letter: A Taste of Harrison was a success

To the Editor, The Friends of the Harrison Public Library are very grateful to the many downtown businesses who participated in the fourth annual “A Taste of Harrison” event on Sunday, May 3. It was great to see so many people enjoying the delicious samples and other offerings. Also, many thanks to the volunteers, especially […]

Letter: Help students realize their potential

    To the Editor, The enormous cost of higher education prevents many students from continuing their studies and realizing their full potential. Although they have completed four years of high school, they are impeded from attending college, business school or technical training school because of the cost of tuition and other expenses such as […]

Letter: The beauty of April

  To the Editor, The snowdrops came up late this year as did the crocus. Next came the daffodils, they were on time. The forthistha flowered late and the hyacinthds were early; the tulips were early too. The magnolias and the dogwoods already flowered while some other trees flowered as well. All this in the month of April. All […]

What’s going on in Eastchester 5-15-2015

Eastchester Public Library  Great female vocalists of the modern era On Sunday, May 17 at 1:30 p.m., Eastchester Public Library welcomes back Richard Knox, who performed in last spring’s Mario Lanza program.This time, Knox will explore the careers of great female vocalists of the modern era, including Barbra Streisand, Patti LuPone, Kelli O’Hara, Idina Menzel […]