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Longford’s may be the sweetest spot in Rye

Things got a little sweeter for Rye in 1995. With a second location in Old Greenwich, Conn., Longford’s Own-Made Ice Cream quickly became a family favorite and has remained such for decades. With 36 flavors in rotation at a given time—like the perennially popular peppermint stick, mud pie and coffee fudge—Longford’s has produced ice cream […]

High tea for dementia residents offers hope

  By RICH MONETTI Families very often make the decision to uproot their loved ones for a nursing home with the intention of being frequent visitors. Unfortunately, circumstances can change, pulling them away and leaving seniors living a very lonely existence. In the void, volunteers become an essential lifeline to residents, according to Amy Lionheart […]

Fundraising with flair

By JOHN BRANDI Inspired to help their fellow kids, a group of local girls is making bracelets to raise money for children with life threatening medical conditions and have received help from two Westchester County businesses. Eastchester residents Katie and Hailey Sidari, Ally LaValle, Maddy Smith and Kayla Sandolo are hand-making hundreds of bracelets crafted […]

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 […]

Mystery spill, dead fish found

By CHRIS EBERHART A chemical spill and dead fish were found in the Beaver Swamp Brook, which sits on the border of Harrison and Rye City. Wendy Rosenbach, a spokesperson for the state Department of Environmental Conservation, said DEC law enforcement officers responded to a call about the dead fish around 7 p.m. on Monday, […]

County IDA approves funding for senior housing renovations

By: JOHN BRANDI Two proposals to have the county finance renovation projects for affordable senior housing complexes were approved by the Westchester County Industrial Development Agency at its meeting on Thursday, Aug. 14. Wilder Balter Partners, Inc., an Elmsford-based developer, was interested in increasing the efficiency of Mamaroneck Towers, and Scarsdale-based Mountco Real Estate Development […]

Beach and Yacht Club public hearing closed

By ALINA SURIEL The public hearing on the latest round of appeals made against construction on the grounds of the Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club has been closed. The village Zoning Board of Appeals concluded the public hearing in a meeting on Thursday, Aug. 7. By law, the board has 62 days after the close […]

Eastchester schools seek input for tax break

By CHRIS EBERHART Feedback from Eastchester residents will decide if the public school district implements a tax exemption for veterans. The exemption comes as part of an amendment to an existing property tax law that has provided veterans with real estate tax relief through the municipal budget for the past couple of decades. The amendment, […]