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Democrats to run full ticket, Purchase resident for mayor

By JOHN BRANDI Election season is in full swing now that the Democrats have officially announced their plans to contest all open seats currently held by the town Republicans.  Headlining that ticket will be Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ Schaper, a Purchase-area resident for the past six years, who plans on challenging Mayor Ron Belmont, a Republican, for […]

Zoning board holds off on 100 Main St.

By JOHN BRANDI In a rare act, certain members on the Tuckahoe Zoning Board of Appeals have refused to vote on the variances put forth for a project on Main Street until all members are present. Chairman of the board, Ronald Gallo, thought the project was too important to decide on without a full vote […]

Republican justice left off ticket

  By JOHN BRANDI In a surprising turn of events, an incumbent town justice in Harrison has been kicked off the Republican ticket ahead of this year’s election, and remains in the dark as to why.  Incumbent Town Judge Nelson Canter, a registered Republican, didn’t acquire enough votes during the Republican Party’s nominating process to […]

Mamaroneck oddity listed to historic registry

By JAMES PERO For awhile it appeared as if the skinny house—a slender Mamaroneck home on Grant Street which stands just 10 feet wide—had a fat chance of survival. Now, however, after its recent registration as a national and state historic site, it could finally get the support it needs.  The three-story house, which was […]

Wayfinding plan to improve village parking

By MICHAEL SCIANDRA Legible, understandable traffic signs with directions to parking may soon become abundant in the Village of Mamaroneck. In light of issues with minimal parking options and confusing directions in the village’s Mamaroneck Avenue business district, the village board has finalized a contract of no more than $50,000 with MERJE Environments and Experiences […]

Column: A new era begins in Rye

We have now officially turned the page. Welcome new Rye City Manager Marcus Serrano. I am very happy to use my Council Corner piece this week to tell you a little about our new city manager. Mayor Sack introduced Marcus at the City Council meeting on Wednesday night so if you didn’t see it live […]

Letter: Response: ‘NYPD has a checkered past’

  To the Editor,  I would like to respond to the letter published on June 12 by Clifford Jackson of Larchmont titled “NYPD has a checkered past.” To begin with, I have been reading your publication for many years along with the Clifford Jackson letters that appear from time to time. I personally do not […]

Town GOP announces slate

By JOHN BRANDI As election season gears up in the Town of Harrison, candidates are making their intentions known as three incumbent Republicans have coalesced behind a slate.  Mayor Ron Belmont, 63, is seeking a third term in the role as he believes the town, under his leadership, has come a long way in the […]

Rye Town Park dog policy reviewed, enforcement increased

By Sibylla Chipaziwa Since January, the City of Rye has allowed dogs that have been licensed and proven to be healthy and current with all their shots to be off leash in Rye Town Park daily from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.  The specified “dog area” borders the duck pond in the middle of the […]

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 […]