Category Archives: News

Landlord registry proposal shot down

By PHIL NOBILE Without much progress or debate since it was initially proposed in April, a law requiring the majority of rental property owners to register emergency contact information with Harrison was tabled after vehement disapproval from some Town Council members. After more than two months without any new discussion, the landlord registry law was […]

Bronxville High seniors enjoy their last scene

    By CHRIS EBERHART Bronxville High School was called the ideal set for a high school movie during the graduation speech by guest speaker Gia Walsh, the mother of graduate Stephen Walsh. And the June 21 high school graduation—with sunny skies, a slight breeze, the graduates’ white dress suits and dresses, and a crowded […]

Aging water and sewage pipes an issue

By NINA RECIO CUDDY “The pipes affect our lives in every way possible.” With those words, Mamaroneck Town Supervisor Nancy Seligson commenced the Local Summit’s June 17 breakfast program, “Our Pipes: What Lurks Below,” an examination of the problems the Sound Shore communities face as they seek to maintain and repair their aging underground infrastructure. […]

Harrison libraries to receive state grants

By PHIL NOBILE Financial assistance in the form of state grants has been awarded to the Harrison and West Harrison public libraries during a revisionary period for the aging buildings. In a combined effort by state Sen. George Latimer, a Rye Democrat, and state Assemblyman David Buchwald, a White Plains Democrat, the two libraries will […]

Road resurfacing project to begin

By CHRIS EBERHART The Harrison Town Council separated the road resurfacing project from the rest of the 2014 capital budget so work can be started and completed before the end of the warm weather months. The Town Council authorized the use of $300,000 left over from last year’s capital budget to begin a town-wide road […]

Pet organization gets local roots

By KATIE HOOS A local animal rescue organization is opening its first-ever facility to help dogs and cats find “furever” homes. Pet Rescue of Larchmont, a non-profit animal rescue organization that places animals in foster care and facilitates adoption, will soon call a facility at the former Westchester Shore Humane Society, located at 7 Harrison […]

Heroin growing problem for local youth

By KATIE HOOS With heroin tightening its grip on the Lower Hudson Valley, Westchester’s younger generations struggle to battle a scourge that some say is growing into a full-blown epidemic. Heroin usage has become an increasingly large problem across the United States in recent years, but some areas, including New York State, have been hit […]

New York legalizes, limits medical marijuana

By KATIE HOOS New York has become the nation’s 23rd state to pass legislation permitting the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. But there’s a catch. On Thursday, June 19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, announced he had reached a deal with state lawmakers from the Assembly and Senate on the contentious medical marijuana issue. […]

Column: The lowdown on Kensington Road

On Tuesday night, there was a meeting in the village library to discuss the logistics for the Kensington Road project. We assembled the meeting as quickly as possible, knowing many residents leave the village in July and/or August. Professionals from Fareri and Associates, the project’s developer, were on hand along with village staffers to field […]

Breaking News: Marriott coming to Tuckahoe

By Chris Eberhart An application to build a hotel on a defunct landfill quarry on Marbledale Road in Tuckahoe has been filed with the village’s Building Department and a Marriott is now on the way. The Eastchester-based Bilwin Development Affiliates, LLC wants to transform 3.5 acres of land between 109 and 125 Marbledale Road into […]