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Salanitro appointed judge

By CHRIS EBERHART Eastchester Town Councilman Fred Salanitro, a Republican, took his second oath of office in the past 10 months after being appointed to a vacant town justice position following Judge Domenick Porco’s resignation at the beginning of October. The now-former councilman, who was re-elected to a second term in an uncontested race last […]

Fire district approves budget

By Alina Suriel Increases in several key aspects of the 2015 Purchase Fire District budget leave the department with little wiggle room, according to the fire board’s chairman. The fire district’s budget passed on Oct. 21 by a vote of the Board of Fire Commissioners after the public was invited to ask questions about the […]

Smoke Shop to live on

By CHRIS EBERHART TD’s Rye Smoke Shop owner said his 90-year-old store on the corner of Purchase Street and Elm Place will live to fight another day after the Rye City Council voted 5 to 1 in favor of saving the local icon.  The City Council approved legislation that allows it to negotiate a special […]

New Ro driver pleads guilty to manslaughter

Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced that Juan Barragan-Reyes, of 88 Horton Aven. in New Rochelle, pleaded guilty today to one count of manslaughter in the second degree, a class “C” felony, two counts of vehicular manslaughter in the second degree, class “D” felonies, one count of unlawfully fleeing a police officer, a class […]

Candidates debate education

By CHRIS EBERHART It’s déjà vu in this year’s state Senate race, except the teeth of the Republican opponent this time, are not as sharp as they were during the 2012 campaign. This year’s challenger for the 37thSenate District, Republican Joe Dillon, has complimented incumbent Democratic Sen. George Latimer’s work in the communities, a tact […]

Latimer, Dillon in contentious radio debate

By CHRIS EBERHART The two candidates vying for the New York State Senate’s 37th District seat—Democratic Sen. George Latimer and Republican challenger Joe Dillon—exchanged words laced with barbed wire during a Tuesday morning radio debate on WVOX in New Rochelle.  The two candidates have already debated nearly a dozen times in the weeks leading up […]

Voters to decide Smart Schools Bond Act

By CHRIS EBERHART New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, touts the Smart Schools Bond Act as an imperative initiative to meet the demands of 21st century education; opponents are calling it a “bond boondoggle” that will strap the state with unnecessary debt for years to come.  Voters throughout the state will be the ones […]

Village board denies HCZMC extension

By JACKSON CHEN The Village Board of Trustees voted down granting an extension for the Harbor and Coastal Zone Management Commission to submit a consistency review on the pending Transit Oriented Development legislation. At the Oct. 27 meeting, Trustee Leon Potok, a Democrat, made a motion to extend the deadline to Nov. 21, but was […]

Multi-space meters approved

By Alina Suriel Parking on Mamaroneck Avenue will never be the same, as a bid to install multi-space meters was awarded following months of discussion and delay. It is not yet known when work will begin to install the meters on the avenue, but the work will be done by Cale America of Tampa, Fla., […]

On eve of election, Buchwald shares vision

By JOHN BRANDI State Assemblyman David Buchwald has laid out a plan for the next two years in office, and believes there’s still work to be done on key issues that affect those nearly 133,000 residents in his legislative district.  Buchwald, 36, is running unopposed this year and has spent what is typically campaign time […]