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Restaurant hit with wage theft allegations

By Alina Suriel Bar Harbor Grill is again attracting the ire of community organizations for allegations of wage theft. Laborers and members of local workers rights groups marched down Mamaroneck Avenue on Thursday, March 12 in support of a kitchen worker suing Bar Harbor Grill, an East Boston Post Road grill and seafood restaurant, for […]

Zoning board requests more from Playhouse

By JOHN BRANDI The Harrison Playhouse Lofts have been empty for 14 years and the last movie to be screened there was Bridget Jones’s Diary. Now plans are moving through Harrison’s land use boards to renovate the theater into a mixed-use space, while maintaining its old-style charm which residents may remember.   The latest step […]

100 Pondfield redevelopment scaled back

By JOHN BRANDI Floundering plans to breathe new life into an abandoned, three-story building at 100 Pondfield Road have now been downsized. Since July 2014, the Bronxville Planning Board has been vetting a proposal by Yonkers-based real estate firm Pondfield Court, LLC, that would redevelop the three-story, land-locked warehouse into a four-story series of luxury […]

Proposed Tuckahoe school budget at tax cap

By CHRIS EBERHART The newly-proposed $32 million Tuckahoe school budget for the 2015-2016 school year will remain within the state-mandated tax levy cap while implementing a new program that will combine the arts with the district’s STEM program. The 2015-2016 budget, as proposed on March 16, constitutes a 0.97 percent spending increase over the 2014-2015 […]

Search for city manager continues

By JACKSON CHEN A month into the search for a new city manager, and the City of Rye and its headhunter are in the process of gathering potential candidates to be interviewed. But based on the city’s tentative timeline for finding a new manager, it looks like the city will be operating with a void […]

Arts center director set to retire

By CHRIS EBERHART The woman responsible for bringing “Harper Mania” to Rye has announced her plans to retire from the Rye Arts Center this June.  Helen Gates, the executive director of the arts center, said it’s a good time to walk away because the arts center is in a great place, in terms of fiscal […]

Rye CEO runs to live in new book

By Rich Monetti The road to rising to the level of CEO amounts to a lot of hard work, learning from mistakes and spotting a good lesson when you see it. Target Research CEO Greg Spagna of Rye definitely knows from the latter. But the thoroughfare and the source that taught him two of the […]

County board authorizes amended HUD lawsuit

By CHRIS EBERHART Westchester County is moving ahead with its attempts to recoup millions of dollars in lost federal grant money from the fiscal years 2012, 2013 and 2014.  In a special meeting on March 16, the Westchester County Board of Legislators approved a resolution that authorized the county government to amend the existing lawsuit […]

FEMA grants $4M for Glen Island repairs

By MARISSA PENN Having been severely damaged during Hurricane Sandy, Glen Island Park was recently awarded $4 million in FEMA grant money for repairs and restorations.  The 105-acre park is located in New Rochelle’s waterfront district on the Long Island Sound. Glen Island was on the receiving end of more storm damage from Sandy than […]