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Column: Refacing instead of replacing

To be more accurate, the statue of Lucy is going to be refaced. The likeness of Lucille Ball, in her hometown of Celoron, N.Y., is so scary looking that the town has decided to have her refaced. The newspaper headlines vary, but my favorite is “Upstate town terrorized by demon Lucy statue.” Thank goodness refacing […]

Letter: Know the facts before you vote

To the Editor, May 19 is an extremely important day for the students in the Rye City School District. I learned this by attending Board of Education meetings through late winter/early spring where I was enlightened about both the details of the excellence underlying our Rye City School District as well as the dire risk […]

Bronxville NY Police Blotter 5-8-2015

April 3 Police responded to a 60-year-old female resident’s call at 10:43 a.m. that her credit card was used to make $662.08 in purchases from the Home Shopping Network. The matter is currently under investigation by Bronxville detectives.   A 24-year-old Bronx resident was arrested at 2:46 p.m. when police say he attempted to cash […]

What’s going on in Eastchester 5-8-2015

Eastchester Public Library  Mad about math On Monday, May 11 at 6 p.m., hop along to Fibonacci’s Field and follow Lonely and Chalk Rabbit through a year as they try to cope with their fast expanding brood in “The Rabbit Problem.” The library will have an activity to explore the intricate but fascinating pattern of […]

What’s going on in Mamaroneck 5-8-2015

Larchmont Public Library Improving posture On Saturday, May 9 or Friday, May 29 from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. join Eve Silver for this introduction to the Alexander Technique. The Alexander Technique is a unique, hands-on learning process for changing poor postural and movement habits that cause discomfort and limitation. Through gentle touch and simple verbal […]

What’s going on in Harrison 5-8-2015

Film screening On Friday, May 15 at noon in Town Hall, the Harrison library will present a screening of the film “Still Alice.” Alice Howland is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle […]

What’s Going on in Rye 5-8-2015

Rye library events  Extended hours The Rye Free Reading Room will be offering expanded hours from noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays, May 10, 17, 31 and June 7. The extra hours will be of particular benefit to students as they prep for Regents, AP tests and final exams, but of course all others will […]

Harrison Little League kicks off 2015

On a chilly evening on April 24, the Harrison Little League held its 64th annual opening ceremony and parade. Hundreds of onlookers were in attendance as approximately 90 Little League teams and their coaches paraded through the town, starting at Veteran’s Park and ending at the Harrison Avenue School. The Harrison High School Marching Band […]

Column: Budget answers you need to know

The 2015-2016 school budget is a big topic around Rye. A few questions seem to come up frequently, so I’d like to take the opportunity to address them here. What does the budget include and why do we need an override? The budget maintains Rye’s educational program. It preserves the academic excellence and rigor our […]

Letter: We moved to Rye for the schools

    To the editor, Nearly six years ago, our family moved to Rye from Europe. As a multicultural family of French/English, we lived in Paris and London before we settled here. And we have been celebrating our decision since the moment we arrived. We chose Rye because of its renowned school system and we […]