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DEC staff OK’s Beaver Swamp Brook site

By Alina Suriel The dispute over development at Beaver Swamp Brook has seen small, incremental progress as the Town of Harrison received a recent opinion from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation staff, which said the municipality’s modified development plans meet the standards it needs to apply for wetland building permits. The Jan. […]

Two Harrison overpass bridges flagged for repairs

By JOHN BRANDI Ahead of lawmakers sitting down to discuss allocation of the 2015-2016 state budget, one state senator has zeroed in on Westchester’s ailing infrastructure as a top priority.  Specifically, the senator pointed to much-needed repair work on six bridges, two located in Harrison, that suspend above the Metro-North New Haven line. State Sen. […]

Construction to resume on school auditorium

By JOHN BRANDI Although construction of Bronxville High School’s auditorium was briefly suspended after the Board of Education called it quits with the initial contractor last month, the project is now back on track after the bonding company stepped in to insure its completion.  On Dec. 16, the school district decided to end its contractual […]

Town tries for hotel tax again

By JOHN BRANDI The Harrison Town Council is once again requesting that the state allow it to implement a hotel occupancy tax on visitors of the town’s two hotels. The town board has been petitioning state officials with this request for a little more than a decade, with this latest effort the fifth try. The […]

New year for education center

The Center for Continuing Education in Mamaroneck is pleased to announce that Kim Christiansen, Amy Giddon, Simon Marlow, Leslie Newman and Linnet Tse have joined its Board of Directors. “The Center is a very important educational asset to the community,” said Blythe Hamer, The Center’s executive director. “I am delighted to have these long-time community […]

Former police chief dies

By Alina Suriel Years after completing his public service to the town, Albert Klein Jr., a former Harrison police chief, died of natural causes on Friday, Jan. 30. Klein was 84. Klein was born in June 1930 in Greenwich, Conn., to Albert Sr. and Elsie Klein. In his youth, Klein served in the U.S. Army […]

Post-Silver, Assembly members call for reform

By Alina Suriel With Carl Heastie, a Bronx Democrat, having been elected as the new speaker of the New York State Assembly this week, the question now remains whether he will learn from his predecessor’s mistakes.  Following a whirlwind two weeks which saw the swift downfall of longtime Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, a Manhattan Democrat, […]

Eastchester library to move on new roof

By MARISSA PENN The Eastchester Public Library has undergone a series of recent renovations, with plans for future upgrades, including replacing its worn out roof.  The library’s roof, which is from the 1960’s, has been worn out and damaged due to several years of water damage and leaks, according to Tracey Wright, library director. “The […]

Craft duo taps Bronxville market

By JOHN BRANDI If you got beer on the brain, two friends with a love for craft brew are creating a space where locals are invited to ride the wave of craft expansion into Westchester County.  Doug Cedrone and Brendan Carroll, both 27, said goodbye to their office jobs to open a craft beer place […]

Green group for town

By Alina Suriel Sustainability efforts in Town of Mamaroneck will soon be an even higher priority, as the town passes a law on the creation of an officially appointed team to push forward the municipality’s green agenda. The town already has an unofficial sustainability committee of about 10 people, which has been in existence for […]