Category Archives: News

Housing deadline looms to save federal grant money

  By CHRIS EBERHART Federal and county officials with polarizing viewpoints have this weekend to come to an agreement or Westchester will lose $15.6 million in federal grants as part of the 2009 affordable housing settlement between the county and the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. The 2009 settlement, made between HUD and […]

EUFSD completing projects

By CHRIS EBERHART The Eastchester school district will showcase two new amenities this school year, a newly constructed middle school wing and a new synthetic turf field with a resurfaced track around the perimeter. Eastchester Superintendent Dr. Walter Moran said the school district has been adapting to steadily increasing enrollment over the past six years, […]

Central Amusement, Standard Amusements pitch proposals

Although Standard Amusements president David Singer said the focus of their plan is to invest in capital improvements like painting and planting landscape, Standard Amusements is proposing three new rides, including the above pictured double loop water slide.   By CHRIS EBERHART The Westchester County Board of Legislators listened to Central Amusement’s and Standard Amusements’ […]

Finch, Miller and Potok dominate primary

By PHIL NOBILE and JASON CHIREVAS Winning nearly 90 percent of the overall vote, Democratic primary candidates David Finch, Ilissa Miller and Leon Potok, the village party’s chosen candidates to begin with, will be on the Democratic ticket come November and will contend with a slate of Republicans for three open seats on the Village […]

Report: Harrison zoning most exclusionary in Westchester

By PHIL NOBILE “It’s great to live in Harrison” may not apply to everyone. Out of 31 municipalities in Westchester eligible—and out of six identified by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development as having exclusionary zoning—the Town of Harrison was found to be the main offender, with multiple violations of a court-appointed federal […]

Yandrasevich back in court

Former Rye Golf Club manager Scott Yandrasevich is sche- duled to be back in court on Wednesday, Sept. 17 to set a date for trail. A trial date was previously scheduled to be set on Aug. 6 and then Sept. 3, but both court appearances were adjourned and pushed back another two weeks according to […]

Quarry trial postponed

By PHIL NOBILE Ongoing and lengthy litigation surrounding a local quarry for more than five years was further delayed as the quarry owner fired his legal representation on the eve of the criminal trial—a move which Harrison prosecutors described as a stalling tactic. Although the trial of Lake Street Quarry president Lawrence Barrego versus the […]

Eastchester BOE to vote on new athletic director

By CHRIS EBERHART Tuckahoe school district found a new director of athletics, physical education and health after previous director Rod Mergardt’s “unfortunate, sudden” resignation last week. Alfred Visconti, the varsity basketball coach at Tuckahoe, was chosen by Superintendent Dr. Barbara Nuzzi to fill the vacated position and run the athletic program, pending a majority vote […]

New building inspector hired

By PHIL NOBILE The revolving door that is the Village of Mamaroneck’s Building Department may come to a stop, for now. On Sept. 10, Mayor Norman Rosenblum, a Republican, and Village Manager Richard Slingerland announced the hiring of Daniel Gray as village building inspector. The hiring comes after the most recent inspector, Bill Gerety, was […]

Bidding for TCC roof contract opens

By ALINA SURIEL The Village of Tuckahoe has begun accepting bids to replace the leaky, solar-paneled roof at the Tuckahoe Community Center, according to Village Administrator David Burke. “It has been leaking for a couple of years now,” Tuckahoe Village Mayor Steve Ecklond, a Republican, said. “We have a series of garbage cans that have […]