Category Archives: News

Slow flowers arrive at Rye farmers market

By NICOLE REED Did you know there’s a slow flower movement?  According to the June through August 2014 edition of The Valley Table, “in 2012, Americans spent $27.8 billion on floriculture items, the vast majority of them grown in industrial greenhouses, swaddled in several layers of plastic, refrigerated in coolers and flown thousands of miles […]

Twining to develop city waterfront

BY KATIE HOOS The New Rochelle City Council selected Twining Properties to revamp the city’s waterfront following a near decade-long struggle to develop the area. Twining Properties, a Manhattan-based real estate developer, won the opportunity to develop the mixed-use project through a unanimous vote of the City Council on Tuesday. The developer will enter into […]

Police surveillance underway

By PHIL NOBILE While mass surveillance measures and privacy rights continue to be a contentious issue across the country, the Town of Harrison recently approved multiple new automatic license plate readers to be placed throughout town, beginning a surveillance project that has been years in the works. Part of the “town surveillance project” by the […]

Tuckahoe hires first-ever village administrator

By CHRIS EBERHART The search for Tuckahoe’s first-ever village administrator is over, and Rye Brook’s assistant village administrator, David Burke, has been hired for the position. Burke, 33, spent the past eight years in his position in Rye Brook. Before that, he finished his masters degree in public administration at SUNY Albany. He graduated in […]

Trustees receive training

By PHIL NOBILE A special training session regarding consistency determinations along the Village of Mamaroneck’s coastal regions was held this past week, giving officials guidance and understanding of decade’s old coastal policies throughout the village, state and country. Giving a “crash course” and history lesson on consistent coastal policy, Steve Resler, former deputy bureau chief […]

Marriott coming to Tuckahoe

By CHRIS EBERHART An application to build a hotel on a defunct landfill quarry on Marbledale Road in Tuckahoe has been filed with the village’s Building Department and a Marriott is now on the way. The Eastchester-based Bilwin Development Affiliates, LLC wants to transform 3.5 acres of land between 109 and 125 Marbledale Road into […]

Resident: Commuters are parking in front of my house

By CHRIS EBERHART The Harrison Town Council took immediate steps to remedy a parking situation around the train station where the business district and the station border a residential area. During the June 5 council meeting, Holland Street resident John Evangelista said commuters are parking on residential streets and “taking up parking spaces in front […]

DPW gas spill leads to 220 tons of cleanup

                More than 200 tons of contaminated soil was recently removed by the Harrison Department of Public Works at one of their garages on Gleason Place thanks to a previously decommissioned gas pump. According to Public Works Commissioner Anthony Robinson, soil at the town garage was found to […]

Playland attendance on the rise

BY KATIE HOOS Much like the Dragon Coaster at the beginning of each of its journeys, attendance at Rye Playland is climbing. Due to good weekend weather and promotional campaigns, the number of people visiting the county-owned amusement park in Rye so far this season surpasses last year’s numbers by around 21,000. According to Westchester […]

Playland attendance is on the rise

BY KATIE HOOS Much like the Dragon Coaster at the beginning of each of its journeys, attendance at Rye Playland is climbing. Due to good weekend weather and promotional campaigns, the number of people visiting the county-owned amusement park in Rye so far this season surpasses last year’s numbers by around 21,000. According to Westchester […]