Author Archives: Phil Nobile

About Phil Nobile

Phil Nobile has joined The Harrison Review as a staff writer. Before joining the Review, Nobile held internships at The Hartford Courant and The New Haven Register, 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. He currently resides in White Plains. You can reach him at 914-653-1000 x17 or phil@hometwn.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @harrisonreview.

Town considers road study

By CHRIS EBERHART In order to address deteriorating roadways within Harrison’s municipal boundaries, town officials are considering a proposal aimed at prioritizing road repairs through a pavement management system.  A town-wide road resurfacing project, which includes about 100 miles of roadway, would cost Harrison approximately $2 million, according to Town Engineer Michael Amodeo. In a […]

Village budget proposes 2.4% tax increase

By PHIL NOBILE The tentative budget for the next fiscal year was presented to the Village of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees, bringing with it possible property tax and spending increases, if approved. Village Manager Richard Slingerland presented the first iteration of the 2014-2015 budget at the March 24 Board of Trustees meeting. The proposal calls for […]

Tiekert awarded $27K over lawsuit

By PHIL NOBILE The Village of Mamaroneck has settled a lawsuit with resident and activist Stuart Tiekert after being advised to do so by its legal counsel and insurance company, who will foot a $27,000 bill. At the village’s March 24 Board of Trustees meeting, the board was nearly unanimous in its vote to settle […]

Ma Riis Park improvements on the way

By PHIL NOBILE Aesthetic improvements to Harrison’s Ma Riis Park are expected later this year after designs by an engineering company hired in December 2013 near completion.  The park, located off Heineman Place between the town’s municipal building and the public library, serves as the focal point for Harrison’s public buildings. According to Republican Mayor […]

Committee: LWRP process flawed

By PHIL NOBILE Criticism of changes to the Village of Mamaroneck’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program, the village’s encompassing waterfront planning and protection document, is nothing new. But now the voices raising concerns include members of the steering committee tasked with changing the LWRP in the first place, and their suggestions range from going through more […]

Board chair to develop site

By PHIL NOBILE Continuing the town’s quest for downtown revitalization with new buildings and sleeker storefronts, a new plan by a local real estate group that includes Harrison Planning Board members is before town officials. Planning Board Chairman Thomas Heaslip and board member Chuck Spano, partners in the Harrison Real Estate Group LLC, have purchased […]

Quarry criticism continues while suit drags

By PHIL NOBILE More than four years after a local West Harrison quarry was deemed to be operating illegally, little to no progress in the legal proceedings has caused the quarry’s neighbors to speak out to town officials about continued quality of life concerns. At the March 6 Town Council meeting, West Harrison residents Glen […]

Larchmont mayor, trustees re-elected

By PHIL NOBILE Larchmont residents will see familiar faces across the board with the 2014 village elections going uncontested in the Democratic incumbents’ favor. Mayor Anne McAndrews and trustees Marlene Kolbert and Peter Fanelli ran unopposed this season, with 87 total votes cast at the polls on March 18. The results continue a trend of […]

Committee policy reinforced

By PHIL NOBILE Amid heavy criticism of an update to the village’s encompassing waterfront policy, the Village of Mamaroneck’s mayor wants to reinforce proper policy between the Board of Trustees and the village’s numerous volunteer committees and commissions. While critics of the changes to the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program—a document that serves as a guideline […]

Village adopts state Multiple Dwelling Law

By PHIL NOBILE Described as applicable legislation by the Board of Trustees, the Village of Mamaroneck recently adopted the New York State Multiple Dwelling Law to strengthen protections for the village’s lower-income tenants and enforce violations on building landlords. Instead of an internal rewrite, the village decided to scrap its own outdated building code in […]