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Manager: Golf fungicide improperly purchased

By JACKSON CHEN The Rye Golf Club and the City of Rye failed to follow proper purchasing policy when buying a fungicide that destroyed the club’s greens this year, according to the city’s top appointed official. The city-run golf club purchased the ALT70 fungicide to treat its course in late February through a process of […]

Town submits proposal for new LMCTV home

By JACKSON CHEN The Town of Mamaroneck has submitted its lease proposal to house the nonprofit public access TV corporation LMCTV, which will serve as an alternate option to the old firehouse in the Village of Mamaroneck. LMCTV has long been searching for a new consolidated base of operations. LMCTV, which broadcasts live viewings and […]

County bonds for West St. affordable unit

By JOHN BRANDI Harrison is slowly meeting its affordable housing needs, as the Westchester County Board of Legislators has given approval to the county executive’s decision to transform a condo unit within the town’s border into affordable housing. At its Sept. 8 meeting, the county board unanimously approved funding for Westchester to acquire a two-bedroom […]

Bronxville flood project splits in two

By JOHN BRANDI Securing additional funding for a flood mitigation project at the Bronxville School is proving difficult, so the plan now, upon recommendation from New York State’s Office of Emergency Management, has evolved to complete the project in two phases, according to the village administrator.  The trouble started when the lowest bid came in […]

Rye-ACT receives $75K for drug coalition

By Sarah Varney The drug and alcohol prevention umbrella organization Rye-Action for Children and Teens Community Coalition, Rye-ACT, has been awarded a one-year $75,000 federal grant to move from startup to independence. The organization is comprised of representatives from a dozen groups currently active in preventing drug and alcohol use among children. Representatives from organizations […]

Applicant withdraws zoning change

By JOHN BRANDI The voices against rezoning the Professional Business district have grown louder, including the original applicant himself.  John Voestch had previously petitioned the town board to consider a zone change amendment to the Professional Business district, from the intersection of Calvert Street and Harrison Avenue to Batavia Place, to allow for an all-residential […]

A new identity for the Hispanic Resource Center

By JACKSON CHEN The Village of Mamaroneck’s Hispanic Resource Center has taken on a new and improved identity to better serve an expanding community.  After the grand opening ceremony on Sept. 16 outside its new offices at 134 Center Ave., the newly-named Community Resource Center was welcomed into the village by several local and state […]

Column: Founding families and the legacy of Virginia Hefti

What makes reporting on the fascinating history of the Town of Eastchester so engaging is that new information is discovered about our storied past that can change our perceptions of who we are and where we came from. It has long been known that the historic Town of Eastchester was founded in 1664 by Puritan […]

Letter: Parker’s charging station legislation flawed

  To the Editor, On Sept. 9, Catherine Parker convened a hearing on her proposed legislation to dedicate 10 percent of parking spaces to electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at new or renovated parking lots owned or financed by Westchester County. But before the Board of Legislators conspires with the New York Power Authority to […]

After decades in Rye, an abrupt goodbye

By JACKSON CHEN After running a newsstand for nearly 40 years, a couple has closed up shop at the City of Rye’s Metro-North station. Following the termination process more than a month ago, Frank Palmeri of Palmeri Newsstand said representatives from Metro-North or Greystone Management—the company that manages the Metro-North tenants and properties—urged Palmeri and […]