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Parents statewide opt out of Common Core tests

By JACKSON CHEN With public schools entering the standardized testing season, Rye parents are wary of the impact of the annual English and mathematics exams on their children’s learning experience.  For the third year, students of the Rye City School District’s three elementary schools and sole middle school will be participating in the Common Core […]

Yandrasevich sentencing adjourned

    The sentencing date for Scott Yandrasevich, the former general manager of the Rye Golf Club who pleaded guilty to grand larceny and falsifying records, was adjourned to July 30. Yandrasevich was scheduled to be sentenced on April 9, prior to the adjournment. Lucian Chalfien, a spokesperson for the Westchester County district attorney’s office, […]

Playhouse’s height still being vetted

By JOHN BRANDI A proposal to redesign and revamp the Harrison Playhouse, closed for nearly 15 years, into lofts has been caught up in the town’s land use boards due to ongoing scrutiny over the project’s height.  The proposal’s current iteration calls for a mixed-use building along Harrison Avenue that would transform the rundown and […]

School budget still a work in progress

By Alina Suriel The Harrison Central School District has won back some state aid, but a preliminary look at the upcoming budget for 2015-2016 still reveals very little as there is not yet a complete draft available. Robert Salierno, assistant superintendent of business, dec- lined to release a draft of the budget to the Review […]

Union: State budget hurts teachers

By CHRIS EBERHART Teachers, educators, parents and students protested against “the madness” that has become state education.  A couple hundred people rallied at the steps of the Westchester County Center in White Plains on April 8 to voice their complaints about the state’s new education policies that the governor said were established to “make it […]

Monitor: County outreach not enough

By JOHN BRANDI Implementation of affordable housing units, mandated by a 2009 lawsuit filed against Westchester, is falling short on meeting certain benchmarks, according to a summary report released by the federal monitor in charge of overseeing the county’s efforts.  The lawsuit required that the county build 750 units of affordable housing by the end […]

Dems ready Playland subpoenas

By CHRIS EBERHART On April 8, Democratic Westchester County legislators were ready to subpoena the county executive’s office for a $100,000 Playland consultant report.  But after some discussion during a Parks, Housing, Labor and Planning Committee meeting, cooler heads prevailed and the administration was given one more week to provide the long-awaited document. On April […]

Bronxville Board of Education weighs two budgets

By CHRIS EBERHART Having made tweaks to its previously proposed budget, the Bronxville Board of Education is weighing two options for the 2015-2016 school year with the biggest contrast between the two being a fund balance difference of $115,000.  Both versions of the proposed budget are in compliance with the 1.39 percent state-mandated tax levy […]

Appointments shot down

By jackson Chen Some of the Village of Mamaroneck’s volunteer boards are in a state of disarray as a result of elected officials butting their partisan heads. During the March 23 Board of Trustees meeting, Republican Mayor Norman Rosenblum attempted to nominate two residents for seats, which are currently filled by temporary members, on the […]

State passes $200M water grant program

By JACKSON CHEN As part of the 2015-2016 budget, New York State announced a $200 million grant program designed to help communities fund their water quality infrastructure projects.  Once the budget was approved on April 1, State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, a Bronx Democrat, introduced the New York State Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2015. The […]