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Rye Police Blotter 2-27-2015

Collected at the City of Rye Police Headquarters on Monday, Feb. 23 at 9:15 a.m.   Jan 30  A caller reported a suspicious vehicle, a dark blue Toyota Highlander, parked at the cul-de-sac on Trails End at 8:52 p.m. The driver of the car was reportedly just waiting to pick up a friend.   Police received […]

Mamaroneck Police Blotter 2-27-2015

Collected from the Village of Mamaroneck Police Headquarters on Thursday, Feb.19 at 7 p.m.   Feb. 2 At 9:28 a.m., a resident came in to police headquarters to report a previous accident on West Boston Post Road which had happened on Jan. 29. There were no injuries, information was exchanged by both drivers at the […]

Column: The KISS principle

Perhaps it’s my military background, but I must say that I am fond of acronyms.  Acronyms are abbreviated versions of a concept or an idea. Acronyms come to be because the people who invent them find them to be useful in their particular field. If an acronym is really useful, it can even cross over […]

Column: Another tragedy hits home

It is with great sorrow that I extend this expression of sympathy and compassion to my fellow community members and all who have been affected by the recent, tragic loss of Alissa and Deanna Hochman. The girls were cherished by their family, friends and teachers and by the Town/Village of Harrison. I encourage all those […]

Column: Some numbers on the sales tax front

Local sales tax collection is a reliable barometer of the health of the economy as a whole and local business districts in particular. The village just received its second sales tax payment of $233,000 for this fiscal year from New York State bringing our current total to $459,000 or just under 52 percent of our […]

Column: United Nations at the plate

The United Nations has been around a long time, 70 years in fact. Compared with the mere decade and a half that its League of Nations predecessor survived, seven decades is a very long time. And no one responsible is today talking about putting the U.N. out of its misery. Why is the U.N. still […]

Column: Caprice

Winter will soon be waking spring but hesitates to whisper of the season, knowing spring will lift her head, fling off his ermine robe, once again place blossoms at his feet and flee to place her hand in summer’s.   Mary Louise Cox, poet laureate of the Town and Village of Mamaroneck      

Letter: Children’s group submits county FOIL

To the Editor, In her capacity as chairperson of the Campaign for Kids, a coalition of more than 50 non-profit organizations and individuals concerned with creating and sustaining strong community-based youth development programs for Westchester youth, Cora Greenberg, executive director of Westchester Children’s Association, has submitted a FOIL records request to Westchester County. The request […]

Letter: Cuomo’s proposal is bad government

To the Editor,  We strongly oppose the governor’s proposal to eliminate newspaper public notice of proposed constitutional amendments. Instead of publishing public notices, the Board of Elections would post an abstract and brief description of the proposed amendment somewhere on its website for three days in the week prior to the election. The secretary of […]

Letter: Thanks to the fire department

To the Editor,  I want to publicly express my thanks and appreciation to the Town of Mamaroneck Fire Department under the leadership of Fire Chief Noah Goldberg. On Feb. 11, we had a fire in an apartment at the Hommocks Houses, at the corner of Weaver Street and Post Road. The quick well-orchestrated response of […]