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Temari for adults 50-plus at Bronxville library

By Gabriella Radujko Fiber artist Anna Upston will lead the Village of Bronxville into a new year by introducing them to the joyful art known as temari. These stunningly beautiful spheres are relatively unknown in the United States, although they have a rich history reaching back for centuries in Japan. It is common for a […]

Ice hockey comes to Tuckahoe

By CHRIS EBERHART The distinct sound of a hockey stick slapping a puck and the puck rattling against the boards echoed while six, seven and eight year olds played the first ever game in Tuckahoe’s new ice rink on Marbledale Road.  After more than a year in planning and construction, Home Ice Advantage’s ice rink […]

Manager search firm hired

By JACKSON CHEN The City Council has hired a national search firm to assist them in finding a new city manager to replace the current transitionally-employed City Manager Frank Culross. On Dec. 17, the council voted to enter into an agreement to hire the services of S. Renée Narloch and Associates, a professional executive recruitment […]

Town judge charged with DWI

By JOHN BRANDI Town Judge Marc Lust allegedly drove drunk—and tried to use his position of power to avoid arrest—in New York City last month, according to documents obtained from the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.   On Dec. 19, Lust was leaving a Christmas party at around 5:15 p.m. when he hit another vehicle at […]

Village files bridge suit

By Jackson Chen After years of dealing with a construction project teeming with alarming issues, the Village of Mamaroneck has finally filed a lawsuit against the contractors who constructed the replacement of the Jefferson Avenue Bridge. In the lawsuit, the village is seeking approximately $4.4 million in damages, but is subject to change as the […]

Eastchester property owners see water bill mistake

By CHRIS EBERHART Some Eastchester property owners were incorrectly billed a surcharge by United Water for fire hydrant maintenance.  In years past, the hydrant maintenance fees were paid by the municipality through taxpayer money, and non-taxpaying entities—such as churches, schools and hospitals—were exempt. But a 2013 law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, changed […]

Search narrows for industrial development guide

By Alina Suriel The recent boom in commercial redevelopment close to the Metro-North train station is pushing forward, as representatives of the Village of Mamaroneck sift through bids to redevelop the industrial area. The village’s request for proposals, RFP, which closed on Dec. 4, has so far received six responses from qualified consultants, according to […]

Auditorium renovation stalls

By JOHN BRANDI With roughly 60 percent of the project done, district officials have called it quits with the general contractor hired to complete renovations to Bronxville High School’s auditorium, which were expected to be finished this month.  Assistant Superintendent for Business Dan Carlin said the end of this relationship came when the district decided […]

Firefighter hire doesn’t address staffing concerns

By CHRIS EBERHART The president of the Rye firefighters’ union said he doesn’t know how the latest 2015 budget amendment, which will include funding for one firefighter and allow the department to promote one to lieutenant, addresses the fire department’s staffing concerns.  The amendment along with the 2015 city budget, passed by a unanimous vote […]

State senator faces foreclosure

An investment management company alleges State Sen. George Latimer, a Rye Democrat, hasn’t paid his mortgage since January 2014, and he is now facing foreclosure proceedings on his Wainwright Street home. According to the foreclosure lawsuit, filed in state Supreme Court on Dec. 12 by Carrington Mortgage Services, a California-based investment management company, Latimer and […]