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Playland review to resume

By CHRIS EBERHART The Westchester County Board of Legislators will not await the conclusion of a county administration-hired outside consultant’s recommendations for Playland—scheduled to be completed in November—before continuing its vetting process. Instead, the 17-member legislative board has opted to re-engage the other top two applicants in the initial review process of proposals submitted to […]

Bargains, tradition at Rye sidewalk sale

Purchase Street was packed last week when the annual Rye sidewalk sale returned bigger than ever. Businesses and residents alike lined the streets to promote trade and community. Twinkle Toes and Wish owner Denise MacDonald said she likes the sidewalk sale because “it brings festivity to the street.” MacDonald has participated in the sidewalk sale […]

Learn to sail the sound

By KATIE HOOS The sun casts a bright beam of light on the water and a group of small sailboats moored on the calm waters of the Long Island Sound dot the coast of Hudson Park New Rochelle. Janusz Machnica is bringing a 23-foot Sonar sailboat into the marina while his business partner, Marc Hohenstein, […]

Lake Street Quarry zone change on hold

By PHIL NOBILE The saga of a controversial quarry in West Harrison took another turn last week as Harrison officials debated—often with Harrison residents—a zoning change for the quarry to develop new businesses on the property. At the July 17 Town Council meeting, members of the all-Republican board measured the merits of a proposal by […]

Parking meters out to bid

By PHIL NOBILE An attempt to analyze, and possibly mitigate, the Village of Mamaroneck’s parking woes with modern meters throughout the village was idle for more than three months, frustrating some trustees, one of whom believes he has had an answer to the problem since 2012. At an April 7 Board of Trustees work session, […]

Bank may save Smoke Shop

    By KATIE HOOS Faced with the reality that TD’s Rye Smoke Shop could soon close due to pending rent increases, some city officials are brainstorming ideas to save the shop, including installing a bank on a portion of the shop’s property despite the city’s decade old moratorium on new banks. The more than […]

Red light cameras coming

By KATIE HOOS Drivers in Westchester County will soon be under the watchful eye of more red light cameras, with New Rochelle and Mount Vernon slated to install the passive traffic enforcers in the coming months. Following approval from the state Legislature earlier this month, the cities will have the authority to install red light […]

New school position filled

By CHRIS EBERHART Like a card dealer after a game of blackjack, the Bronxville school district had to reshuffle the deck after a major loss.  John Kehoe, the school’s assistant superintendent, retired in Januaryafter serving the Bronxville school district for more than 30 years. His position was filled internally by Dr. Rachel Kelly, who previously […]

Twining picked to develop New Rochelle 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 July 8. The developer will enter […]

Village retiree trust fund shot down

By PHIL NOBILE A resolution to set the stage for a new trust fund for retired Village of Mamaroneck employees was shot down recently after the Board of Trustees publicly debated the measure. At the July 14 trustees meeting, the board considered sending a request for home rule legislation—which allows local municipalities to determine their […]