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.

Tuckahoe seniors celebrate, remember

By PHIL NOBILE Although June 27 was just another Friday for most Westchester County residents, for more than 80 Tuckahoe High School seniors and their families, the date meant the closing of one chapter and the beginning of another. The high school celebrated its 82nd commencement exercises as 81 seniors received their high school diplomas. […]

Village building inspector suspended indefinitely

By PHIL NOBILE Instability issues and inspector roulette continues to pervade the Village of Mamaroneck Building Department as Building Inspector Bill Gerety has been suspended indefinitely without pay and without public explanation after a year on the job. Gerety, who was hired in April 2013, is the latest casualty in a department that has lacked […]

Verizon Fios available soon

By PHIL NOBILE In a move met with boisterous applause and approval from members of the community, Harrison officials passed an agreement to bring Verizon’s fiber optic cable services to the majority of the town, ushering in competition amongst cable options for the first time in Harrison history. The measure, approved unanimously by the five […]

Stricter development law passes

By PHIL NOBILE Citing protection of the village’s historic appearance and character as the rationale, the Village of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees enacted a law altering development guidelines in the village’s central business district, making it tougher to develop downtown than ever before. But some village residents question the true intent of the law, and […]

Landlord registry proposal shot down

By PHIL NOBILE Without much progress or debate since it was initially proposed in April, a law requiring the majority of rental property owners to register emergency contact information with Harrison was tabled after vehement disapproval from some Town Council members. After more than two months without any new discussion, the landlord registry law was […]

Harrison libraries to receive state grants

By PHIL NOBILE Financial assistance in the form of state grants has been awarded to the Harrison and West Harrison public libraries during a revisionary period for the aging buildings. In a combined effort by state Sen. George Latimer, a Rye Democrat, and state Assemblyman David Buchwald, a White Plains Democrat, the two libraries will […]

Village GOP ticket now three

After announcing two candidates this past week, the Village of Mamaroneck’s Republican Party filled out its 2014 ticket with a third candidate, setting its sights on all three trustee seats up for grabs this fall and majority control of the board. Maggie-Leigh O’Neill, a Republican and Board of Architectural Review member, was announced June 12. […]

Quarry case headed to trial

By PHIL NOBILE Although quiet has fallen upon a controversial quarry in West Harrison thanks to numerous stop work orders and violations, Harrison Town Court was anything but as a judge told the quarry’s president the matter must face trial come September. Aggravated by a series of delays and absences, presiding Judge Marc Lust reprimanded […]

Molly Spillane’s permit renewal causes community stir

By PHIIL NOBILE Banding together to battle against a popular local bar and restaurant, some village residents have taken steps to stop Molly Spillane’s from getting a permit renewed in order to operate its business. The restaurant, located in the heart of the village’s commercial district on the corner of Mamaroneck and Prospect avenues, is […]

Dissolution standstill over law interpretation

By PHIL NOBILE According to New York State law, villages must exist within towns. Or do they? State Assemblyman Steve Otis, a Rye Democrat, recently said dissolving Rye Town is simpler than previously believed because, as he now reads state law, villages may not have to exist within the borders of town. This has always […]