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County-sanctioned deer hunt off

By Sarah Varney According to one local mayor, Westchester County officials have reneged on a February pledge to help Rye and Mamaroneck decrease the deer population by taking advantage of the current bow-hunting season. In a Sept. 30 letter Rye City Mayor Joe Sack, a Republican, received from the county, Deputy County Executive Kevin Plunkett […]

New fitness center faces stipulations

By JOHN BRANDI A vacant, former automotive garage is getting a second chance, as an existing fitness brand is soon to move into the space with some stipulations put in place. Both Tuckahoe’s planning and zoning boards approved the applicant co-owner Brian Harrington’s request to expand his business, Transform Fitness, into the village. Harrington already […]

Summit discusses reviving downtown Larchmont

By Janet O’Connell On Tuesday, Sept. 22, the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Local Summit convened at the Nautilus Diner for its first breakfast meeting of the fall.  The topic was “Re-Energizing Larchmont’s Downtown.” The four panelists were Village of Larchmont Mayor Anne McAndrews, Village of Larchmont Administrator Justin Datino, Carolyn Fugere, manager of the Larchmont office of Julia […]

Column: Questions that come my way

    As I am an active member of our community, in addition to being an elected official, I often field questions when I am out and about. Frequent inquiries include: “Why haven’t you discussed this yet?” “What does the mayor think?” “Why did it take you so long to resolve this?” “Why aren’t you […]

Column: Native Americans, the Dutch and Anne Hutchinson

When Henry Hudson, an Englishman of dark and moody character, arrived on his ship the Half Moon in 1609 and sailed up the river that would take his name, he claimed the land that would later be called New York for the Netherlands. Hudson was looking for the elusive Northwest Passage to India. His initial […]

Letter: The current city council’s good deeds

    To the Editor, There’s an old saying, “If you have the facts on your side, pound the facts. If you have the law on your side, pound the law. If you have neither the facts nor the law, pound the table.” Unfortunately, we are seeing this axiom play out in the current race […]

Letter: Questioning city council debate coverage

    To the Editor, I watched the League of Women Voters Rye City Council candidates’ forum and was impressed by the lively give-and-take. I was especially impressed by the confidence, articulateness and command of facts of the two female candidates, Emily Hurd and Danielle Tagger-Epstein. Imagine my surprise when I read the Rye City […]

Letter: Democratic candidates’ record of leadership

    To the Editor, Thanks for your coverage of the LWV Rye City Council candidates’ forum. One of the things viewers learned about was the exceptional track records of leadership in Rye organizations by candidates Emily Hurd, Danielle Tagger-Epstein and Jeff Taylor. Emily serves on the board of the Rye Nature Center where she […]