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letter: The problem with development in our village

    To the Editor, For the last six months, we and many of our neighbors have been fighting against a developer’s plans for a subdivision that we are convinced will forever alter the character of our neighborhood and contribute to existing environmental problems in the community. After attending the Village of Mamaroneck Planning Board […]

Letter: Bigger isn’t always best

To the Editor, Anyone who loves the Village of Mamaroneck wants bigger and better things for our beloved community. Different people interpret this differently. Here’s what I want from the leaders of this village: More concern for the quality of our water, bigger effort to fix pipes causing the contamination, better enforcement of laws protecting […]

Rye City Council candidates: Emily Hurd

    Age: 38 Family: Husband MacKenzie; sons Jack; Charlie and George Employment: Stay-at-home mom Years in Rye: Almost five Political affiliations: Registered Democrat Endorsements: Democratic, Working Families, Independence lines Community affiliations: Rye Nature Center Board member, member of the Apawamis Club, active parishioner at Resurrection Church, member of the Jay Heritage Center, member of […]

Rye City Council candidates: Jim Culyer

    Age: 65 Family: Wife; three children; five grandchildren Employment: Retired Years in Rye: 32 Political affiliations: Registered Republican Endorsements: Republican line Community affiliations: National Eagle Scout Association member, attends Resurrection Church One thing the average voter doesn’t know about you: In high school, I was captain of the bowling team and received my […]

Court: HUD can withhold funds from county

By Sibylla Chipaziwa A Sept. 25 appellate court ruling found that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s decision to withhold funds from Westchester County did not violate federal law.  The U.S. Court of Appeals in the Second District also found that HUD is therefore allowed to reallocate 2013 funds to other jurisdictions and […]

Op/ED: Living in the dark ages

By CLIFFORD JACKSON I was speaking a couple of months ago with a man who has worked as a porter in Larchmont for many years. We were talking about how crazy things are in this society with all of the shootings, violence and corruption within corporate America. He said something that truly defines the environment […]

Letter: Re: senior citizens and affordable housing

  To the Editor, Last month, Westchester County Legislator Catherine Parker issued a press release congratulating herself for bringing affordable senior housing to Rye and led her constituents to believe it was all for Rye residents. She said she took action to help senior citizens remain in the communities where they have lived for many […]

Letter: Figuring out the real number of deer

    To the Editor, In your issue published on Oct. 2, Taffy Williams protested “the madness of a deer cull.” She wrote that the number of deer “could be and is most likely a small population of no more than 20 to 30 deer roaming through Mamaroneck and Rye.” While her credentials as a […]

Letter: Why I still support Molly Spillane’s

    To the Editor, Recently, there have been opinions voiced against Molly Spillane’s. It has mainly been about the noise that irritates some residents that live nearby. I have lived within a half block away from Molly’s and have never been bothered by this noise, or anything else about this establishment. Prior to Mollys’ […]