Author Archives: Phil Nobile

About Phil Nobile

Phil Nobile is a Staff Writer for Hometown Media, mainly writing for the Harrison Review and the Mamaroneck Review. Before joining the Review, Nobile held a web internship at the Hartford Courant performing multiple journalism tasks. A graduate of Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn., Nobile wrote for the school’s newspaper, the Quinnipiac Chronicle, and held other leadership positions in organizations on campus. Nobile is a lifelong Westchester County resident. You can reach him at 914-653-1000 x17 or phil@hometwn.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @harrisonreview.

Hampshire files $55M lawsuit

By PHIL NOBILE Years of legal wrangling, community backlash and denied zoning changes have led Hampshire Country Club to sue the Village of Mamaroneck and its elected and appointed officials for repeatedly refusing the club’s requests to build condominiums on its property. Filed in New York State Supreme Court on Aug. 11, the club is […]

Ma Riis Park improvements get contractor

By PHIL NOBILE As Harrison’s public library undergoes renovations for the next year, aesthetic improvements to the adjacent public park and town green will coincide with those of the library, giving the center of the town’s public spaces a simultaneous facelift. The focal point of Harrison’s public buildings, Ma Riis Park, which sits between the […]

Floodplain administrator change proposed

    By PHIL NOBILE As the Village of Mamaroneck’s Building Department continues to face criticism amidst turnover at the top, the position of floodplain administrator—normally given to the village building inspector—may now be handed over to another village official. At the most recent Board of Trustees meeting, a potential amendment to local flood law […]

Quarry to Planning Board

By PHIL NOBILE Amidst a barrage of ongoing litigation, community concern and legal wrangling, town officials pushed a zoning change request for a controversial quarry in West Harrison off to the Planning Board for further review. A re-zoning request with an eye toward re-developing the site into commercial and retail space by Lake Street Quarry […]

Dems talk HCZMC, Playhouse

By PHIL NOBILE The first and only Democratic debate in advance of the Sept. 9 primary election was held last week at LMC-TV’s studios as the four potential candidates vying for three open slots on the ballot in November’s election touted their opinions and positions on controversial Village of Mamaroneck matters. Almost immediately, the trio […]

Fitness sign request sparks Town Council divide

By PHIL NOBILE While the Town of Harrison struggles to attract and retain business in its downtown district, one local business owner’s request to put a sign on town-owned property was denied, sparking criticism of the town’s business culture. In a rare contentious 3 to 2 vote among the all-Republican Harrison Town Council, a request […]

HCZMC faces law change

By PHIL NOBILE Issues revolving around the village’s harbor and marine zones have been largely contentious throughout the year as the Board of Trustees has undergone an updating process to the village’s encompassing waterfront document, the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program. The village’s Harbor and Coastal Zone Management Commission, ostensibly a committee of volunteer experts, is […]

Road projects await bid nod

  By PHIL NOBILE Much anticipated paving projects and road resurfacing work is slated to begin this month pending town officials hiring a pavement preservation company, which was expected to take place after press time.  After a debilitating winter season, much of the region was left to face the effects of wear and tear on […]