Category Archives: News

Hampshire submits third development proposal

By JACKSON CHEN After the Village of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees declined to consider two contentious development plans from Hampshire Country Club, the club has submitted a third, more zoning-compliant, plan. The county club, located at 1025 Cove Road, proposed a new development plan that includes the construction of 105 residential units split up into […]

Republicans headed for mayoral primary fight

By JOHN BRANDI A primary fight for the Republican Party ballot line is underway, as a former mayor plans to go toe to toe with the current official holding the position.  Incumbent Mayor Ron Belmont will face off against Philip Marraccini, having served the same role from 1994 to 1998, ahead of the general election. […]

Canter triggers town justice primary

JOHN BRANDI Republican voters in Harrison are about to experience something not seen in recent memory, a primary for the town justice race. Incumbent Town Justice Nelson Canter, a registered Republican who was passed over by party leaders, has submitted the necessary number of signatures in the final hours of the July 9 deadline to […]

City creates first historic distric downtown

By JACKSON CHEN History was just made and soon will be preserved as the Rye City Council has established the first historic district in the heart of downtown Rye.  As a result of the city’s Landmarks Advisory Committee’s request, the council voted in favor of designating a large chunk of the city’s downtown area as […]

Developers disagree with chipping law

By JACKSON CHEN Developers, contractors and builders in the City of Rye are expressing strong opposition to the ongoing creation of a restrictive rock chipping law that will be detrimental to their livelihoods, as it currently stands.  Rock chipping, a common construction practice that steadily breaks through large rocks with the use of mechanical tools, […]

DEC issues Home Run permit

By JOHN BRANDI State officials have ruled in Harrison’s favor and have issued the town/village a wetland building permit to move forward with a project that will transform the Beaver Swamp Brook site.  The permit came through late last month on the recommendation from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The proposed transformation […]

State passes hotel tax for Rye

By CHRIS EBERHART In a stunning, last-minute change of heart, the New York state Senate passed hotel occupancy tax bills for six Westchester communities, including several towns and villages, after years of unsuccessfully trying to petition the state for the tax. The City of Rye, which secured the tax back in 2006 as the first […]

Rye reaches new contract with clerical unit

By CHRIS EBERHART The city has come to terms on a new contract with the city’s clerical unit that runs through 2016. The announcement came at the July 8 Rye City Council meeting. As part of the new contract, the salaries of the CSEA Local 1000 clerical unit will increase 2.25 percent each year from […]

Moran: EHS in need of expansion

By CHRIS EBERHART The Eastchester School District is looking to continue with a series of capital projects in the school buildings that started with the renovation and expansion of Waverly Kindergarten Center to include first grade in 2000 and the middle school in 2014.  During the 2015-2016 school year, the district’s attention will turn to […]

Broken Bow issued permit for emergency chiller

By CHRIS EBERHART Broken Bow Brewery has been operating with a failing chiller for the past couple weeks. The business needs a larger, more powerful one to handle the increased workload but needs a site plan approval from the Planning Board in order to move it outside.  Because it was an emergency situation that came […]