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Mixed-use building gets green light

By JOHN BRANDI A pre-existing building on Eastchester’s main thoroughfare is set to be remodeled, as the town’s Planning Board, at its May 28 meeting, gave its final approval to the proposed site plan.  The 233 Main St., building, which is significantly set back from the street, is currently a two-story, landlocked space with an […]

Harrison hero awarded for bravery

By JOHN BRANDI From an early age, John Varmon Jr. heard the call to serve by the flashing and blaring sounds of fire engines as they would whip by him.  The fascinated kid who would grow up to be a hero often urged his mother to follow in high pursuit. “In relation to being a […]

Column: Your future . . . in the stars

  Throughout history there have been a group of people who believe that the stars and planets could predict their future, (although with Pluto gone I would question the accuracy). However, the stars that I’m referring to are not in the sky, even on a “Starry Night.” These are the stars presented to you on […]

Letter: Mayor, City Council wrong again

    To the Editor, The planned willful destruction of the New Rochelle Rowing Club is another blunder in the long list of misdirected choices of the City of New Rochelle. The rowing club building is structurally sound enough to outlast any of us. Not to mention the historical value. New Rochelle High School Nationals; […]

Letter: A walk in the park

    To the Editor,  Rye Town Park is located in the City of Rye and serves neighboring communities. It is a beautiful park and beach with eateries. It is a nice place to swim, sunbath, picnic or relax. In order to increase revenue, eligible communities should require people to obtain a permit at a nominal […]

Letter: Republicans question Natchez comments

    To the Editor,  With regard to staff writer Jackson Chen’s article entitled “Natchez to run for mayor,” we the undersigned Village of Mamaroneck Republican Party district leaders, strongly doubt the veracity of Daniel Natchez’s statement that he “received support about a potential November run from both Republican and Democratic district leaders.” We reaffirm […]

Gelfarb seeks third term on county level

By JOHN BRANDI The man legislating over Westchester County’s sixth district still believes “there’s work to be done.” That’s why David Gelfarb is running for re-election to a third term.  In a district that includes Harrison, the Republican county legislator said a priority remains fixing the condition of the town’s main thoroughfare of Halstead Avenue. […]

Harrison reflects on those lost

By JOHN BRANDI It’s not immediately known how many parades marking Memorial Day have marched down Halstead Avenue in salute of America’s Armed Forces, but what is known is that Harrison has a strong track record of honoring all branches of the military.  Ben DeFonce, Harrison’s Veterans Service Officer, said it’s one of the finest […]

Marines touch down at Playland

Throughout Memorial Day weekend, the U.S. Marines conducted air and ground demonstrations for the public throughout New York City and surrounding areas, including Westchester County, as part of Fleet Week 2015. On Sunday, May 24, one of those demonstrations took place on the beach located behind Playland Amusement Park in Rye. This year’s event at […]

Bronxville highlights history of service

By JOHN BRANDI Bronxville marked its 95th Memorial Day observance by honoring local heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice and by reviving an old tradition where veterans—known as heroes next door—were called again, this time to march in the parade. Mayor Mary Marvin said she was thrilled to have village veterans join the parade, which […]