Category Archives: News

“Ragtime” is a must-see musical

By MICHELLE JACOBY “A must-see” is how we describe shows or films we must see. “Ragtime, The Musical,” now playing now at the Westchester Broadway Theatre definitely falls into this category. The Standing Ovation Studios of Armonk graces the stage as Westchester’s largest production with a cast of 40 New York City, national and local […]

No school budget as vote nears

By PHIL NOBILE History has repeated itself with Harrison’s school administration officials as not even a preliminary budget has been released to the public despite a quickly approaching adoption deadline, causing transparency concerns. Although the deadline for adoption of the Harrison Central School District’s 2014-2015 school budget is April 28, there is no budget currently […]

Contractor paid for Jeff. Bridge

By KATIE HOOS The Jefferson Avenue Bridge construction project, which began in September 2012, in an effort to increase the space between the bridge and the Mamaroneck River and help alleviate flooding issues in the area, has been plagued by numerous setbacks, unmet completion deadlines and community criticism. Aiming to finally complete the bridge construction […]

Reassigned Osborn teacher files $2M lawsuit

By LIZ BUTTON Fourth grade Osborn School teacher Carin Mehler has filed suit against six of the seven members of the Rye City School District Board of Education, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Frank Alvarez and several members of the district’s administration and staff, becoming the first teacher to take legal action against the district almost […]

Parking dilemma discussed

By CHRIS EBERHART Parking will become scarce in Bronxville as the Kensington Road condominium project gets underway, but the village’s mayor and Board of Trustees are looking into ways to remedy the situation. Once construction of the 54-unit condo begins, which is scheduled to start as early as June 15, 179 parking spaces in the […]

Trustees, harbor commission clash over bamboo

By PHIL NOBILE Questions of authority, procedure and balance between the village’s elected officials and volunteer coastal board has extended to a battle over bamboo. The latest conflict between the Board of Trustees and the Harbor and Coastal Zone Management Commission comes from a proposed ban on certain types of bamboo in the Village of […]

Pro soccer club’s proposal draws concerns

By PHIL NOBILE A proposed plan for an emerging professional soccer club hoping to team up with Manhattanville College for practice and training purposes is being met with some community concerns about potential environmental and quality-of-life issues. The New York City Football Club, one of the newest teams to be added to Major League Soccer, […]

Mickey Spillane’s to add outdoor rooftop seating

By LIZ BUTTON Irish pub and restaurant Mickey Spillane’s received approval from the Eastchester Planning Board to add an enclosed glass rooftop bar and open-air, outdoor dining area to its second floor to create a new, more versatile version of the popular downtown hangout. Mickey’s owner Stephen Carty, who also owns the Irish-themed dining spot’s […]

LWRP workshop plans for the future

By PHIL NOBILE In an attempt to ease the fervent criticism of an update to the village’s encompassing waterfront document, the Village of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees held a special workshop this past week, outlining what steps to take in the coming year. At the March 31 workshop in the village’s courtroom, officials reiterated the […]

Local vendor to run golf club’s snack bar

  By KATIE HOOS Powell Catering Services, Inc., a Harrison-based catering company, will serve as Rye Golf Club’s snack bar concessions vendor for the 2014 season. Looking to outsource the club’s food and beverage operations, the Rye City Council approved Powell’s to take over managing the city-owned club’s poolside snack bar and golf course beverage […]