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 You can also follow him on Twitter @harrisonreview.

New drainage district formed for flood woes

By PHIL NOBILE The development of a new drainage district in a small Purchase community is the first step toward bringing flood mitigation issues to an end as the process moves forward. Unanimously approved by the Town Council after a public hearing at its June 5 meeting, Harrison officials set plans in motion to create a […]

MLS club backs out

By PHIL NOBILE The New York City Football Club, a Major League Soccer affiliate which was set to train at Manhattanville College in Purchase, is taking their ball and going home.  Despite getting approval from Harrison’s land use boards and penning a deal with the Purchase area college, a lawsuit from three Purchase residents and […]

Rye hires consultant for Beaver Swamp Brook

By PHIL NOBILE Flood storage capacity data for Beaver Swamp Brook Harrison has withheld from the City of Rye dating back to the Walsh administration has been turned over. Once in possession of the data, Rye City officials hired a consultant to analyze data used by the Town of Harrison, which determined there would be […]

Schumer: Move quickly with flood project

By PHIL NOBILE Referred to as a “light at the end of the tunnel” for the village’s flooding problems, potential mitigation plans that would erect levees and floodwalls were made public recently, with elected officials from the national to local level lending their support. Coming at the tail end of the first public presentation of […]

Storm water law changes shelved

By PHIL NOBILE Major revisions to the Village of Mamaroneck’s storm water runoff law have been temporarily shelved as the village’s Harbor Coastal Zone Management Commission found the law to be inconsistent with the village’s encompassing waterfront doctrine. Debated for months, revisions to Chapter 294 of village code, which involved aligning the law closer to […]

Otis: Rye Town dissolution could be simplified

By PHIL NOBILE The possible dissolution of Rye Town remains up in the air as Village of Mamaroneck officials consider whether or not to annex the portion of the town that also lies within the village’s borders, but an idea from state Assemblyman Steve Otis may make the process of eliminating a layer of municipal […]

Halstead project receives variances

By PHIL NOBILE As multiple projects to develop new buildings and businesses along Halstead Avenue make their way through the town’s land use boards, a particular project returned to the Harrison Zoning Board of Appeals last week, obtaining its requested variances along with some criticism. The proposal to construct a one-story building to take the […]

Lake Street quarry hit with new stop work order

By PHIL NOBILE Citing a slew of new violations against town code, Harrison officials issued a hotly-disputed granite quarry in West Harrison a stop work order, shutting down all operations indefinitely. The stop work order, issued by Building Inspector Robert FitzSimmons on May 14, cites 16 code violations by the Lake Street Quarry, including a […]

$131.8M school budget passes

By PHIL NOBILE In decisive fashion, voters in the Mamaroneck Union Free School District approved the 2014-2015 school budget despite initial controversy surrounding possible job cuts. With the unofficial results tallied, 1,467 voters were supportive of the upcoming school year’s $131.8 million budget and 407 voted against it. The tax levy increase for the budget […]

$99.7M school budget passes

By PHIL NOBILE The public voted to pass the Harrison Central School District’s $99.7 million budget on May 20 with 1,312 votes for and 446 votes against. For the average Harrison homeowner, the approved budget calls for a 3.58 percent tax rate increase, meaning an additional cost of $379 per year in property tax. A […]