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Halstead Avenue project seeks zoning variances

By PHIL NOBILE In the spirit of much needed downtown revitalization in Harrison’s central business district, a project for new retail stores and transit-oriented apartments appeared before the town’s zoning board in hopes of seeking approval for multiple variances. At the Sept. 11 Zoning Board of Appeals meeting, a project to turn an old one-story […]

Purchase library sues landlord

By JOHN BRANDI The Purchase Free Library has filed suit against its landlord with the intention of keeping the library at its current location inside the Purchase Community House.  The lawsuit comes on the heels of library officials being told by property owner Purchase Community, Inc., on July 31 that they would have to vacate […]

Molly Spillane’s permit renewed with conditions

By JACKSON CHEN The Village of Mamaroneck’s Zoning Board of Appeals decided to grant Molly Spillane’s a shortened special use permit renewal at its Sept. 4 meeting. In the 3 to 2 decision in favor of a one-year renewal, three major conditions aimed at reducing noise were discussed to be imposed on the Mamaroneck Avenue […]

Rye City Mayor takes ALS Challenge

By ALINA SURIEL Everyone knows someone who has gotten doused with a bucket of icy water for charity after a whole summer of the viral Ice Bucket Challenge to benefit the ALS Association. Rye City Mayor Joe Sack, a Republican, and life-long Rye resident and historian Douglas Carey became two of the latest names to […]

New ABC pilot to film in Harrison

By JOHN BRANDI Pyrotechnics may soon light up the sky over Harrison, pending officials’ approval. The Harrison Town Council has unanimously approved a request by CBS/EYE Productions to film a fireworks display on Wednesday, Sept. 17, after press time, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Old Oaks Country Club, 3100 Purchase St., as part […]

Clay Art celebrates open house

By CHRIS PETROWSKI The Clay Art Center, as in art made from clay, is located on Beech Street in Port Chester, behind the village’s south-end firehouse and right off Main Street. It has been there since 1957 and, despite being the largest and busiest ceramic facility in our area, it is not known far and […]

New Rochelle street fair draws fanfare

The second annual New Rochelle Street Fair and Festival drew  hundreds of  people downtown to Main Street on Sunday,  Sept. 7. The festival  was    presented by  streetfairs.org in partnership with the City of New Rochelle, and admission was free. Approximately 85 vendors, artists and merchants provided guests with a dizzying array of food and […]

Letter: Local politicians are hypocrites

To the Editor, The appearance of Eliot Engel, Nita Lowey, Andrea Stewart-Cousins, George Latimer and Rev. Dr. Gregory Robeson Smith of Mt. Hope AME Zion Church at an event several months ago, where there was no acknowledgement of the slaughter of over 2,100 Palestinians by Benjamin Netanyahu and his thugs in the Likud Party was […]

Pet Rescue 9-19-2014

This “adorable” tuxedo girl loves to snuggle. Gretchen is playful in a calm way and does well with other cats and dogs. Right now she is being fostered in a wonderful home where she gets lots of TLC. Gretchen was born in early April and is about 5 months old. She is spayed, up to […]

What’s Going On in Rye 9-19-2014

Musical Tuesdays at the Rye Library Popular children’s entertainer Graham Clarke will have youngsters movin’ and groovin’ to the beat on Musical Tuesdays this fall at the Rye Free Reading Room. The 45-minute programs, which will begin at 1 p.m., will be offered twice a month with the first happening on Sept. 23. To find […]